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    Discovering Cadbury Eggs

    I have recently discovered an outstanding treat.  They are called Cadbury Crème Eggs.  I never had these as a kid growing up as they are associated with the Easter Holiday and I was raised Jewish as you all know. 

    My aide, Terry, introduced these awesome products to me.  They literally melt in your mouth.  I first found them at Stewart’s stores where they sell them individually for about 80cents a piece. 

    Then a friend of mine found them at Wal-Mart (hey Kelly) where they come in a four pack for about $1.60.  I have about 50 of these incredible eggs in my refrigerator.  I am trying to save them for special occasions and I am pretty selfish with them because I won’t share with anyone. 

    I’ve spoken to my mom about these and she agrees with me that Cadbury chocolate is wonderful.  I just had my friend Kelly check the box and it turns out they are made in England for Hershey’s.  I also had Kelly read that they are 150 calories for a 1.2 oz egg. 

    Much to my delight I found a huge display of them at Aldi’s in Johnstown which you know is my favorite store.  They were about $1.35 there.

    I have to admit to having a sweet tooth. At movies my favorite candy was chocolate covered raisins and milk duds. There’s nothing like watching the hero get the girl with a good candy bar.

    I’m also a popcorn addict. Another item I get regularly at Aldi’s, I get the brand called Fit and Active which tastes better than it sounds.

    OK, so there’s two of the major food groups, sugar and salt taken care of.

    Out in Hollywood, keeping with the healthy diet theme, there were actually healthy snacks at the movies besides the usual candy and popcorn. This is probably in keeping with the slim female actresses in the films. I can’t imagine many of them eating junk food. Rather than ten kinds of sofa they would have ten kinds of juices at the snack bar.

    But back to the Cadbury eggs. For some reason they only sell them in the spring, so I have to make them last for the rest of the year.

    Terry’s cousins own the Red Store here in Caroga Lake and as Terry was going through a catalog with them recently, she spotted a wholesale display of Cadbury Eggs in a huge retail box like you might see in a store. They said they might be able to get that for me next spring. I would obviously pay for them.

    There’s a great commercial Terry told me about and I found it on You Tube. It’s from 1988 and has a bunny rabbit making chicken noises and laying in a next of Cadbury Eggs. The voice-over comes on and, well, go to Google and type in “Cadbury Egg Commercial” and experience it for yourself.

    Most of you have probably experienced these wonderful eggs. But if you haven’t, look for them in the spring. Oh, and if you wonder if the eggs have gotten smaller, there’s a hilarious comparison interview on You Tube showing Conan O’Brien interviewing B.J. Novak from the TV series “The Office” who happened to bring an egg from this year and one from several years ago and there was an obvious size difference. They are slightly smaller.

    Have a great Memorial Day and kickoff to the summer!


    Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com