Yeah, we know Christmas and New Year's were just a few weeks ago, but that doesn't stop retailers from stocking up on Valentine's Day and Easter goodies.
While we stock our personal shelves with Peeps, there is one beloved candy that won't taste exactly the same—the Cadbury Creme Egg.
Kraft Foods, the U.S. owner of Cadbury, quietly changed the recipe of the candy, switching its Cadbury's Dairy Milk for a "standard cocoa mix chocolate" for its outer shell.
So will the Creme Eggs still have that smooth, creamy chocolate taste?
"It's no longer Dairy Milk. It's similar, but not exactly Dairy Milk. We tested the new one with consumers. It was found to be the best one for the Creme Egg, which is why we've used it this year," a spokesperson from Kraft said. "The Creme Egg has never been called the Cadbury's Dairy Milk Creme Egg. We have never played on the fact that Dairy Milk chocolate was used."
But customers aren't so happy with the changes. They took to Twitter and the Cadbury Facebook page to complain about the recipe changes. While some criticized the company for using cheaper ingredients, other vowed to stop buying the candy.
And this isn't the first time Cadbury stirred controversy. Customers were angry when they noticed that packs of six Eggs only contained five, even though they were charged the price of six. And in October it was announced that Cadbury will no longer sell its beloved Christmas chocolate coins.
The Cadbury Creme Eggs are only available for a few months each year. Check out what angry customers had to say about the change across social media.
— Pete Bunyan (@thepikefish) January 12, 2015
First no chocolate coins, now this. What is the world coming to. Its just eggxasperating #CremeEgg #CadburysCremeEggs — Chris Quilietti (@chrisq_1) January 12, 2015
— Pegs (@Miss_Peg) January 12, 2015