The greatest Easter candy ever will never be the same! Kraft foods has done the unthinkable and changed the recipe used in the delicacy that is the “Cadbury Egg.” Find your bad news here. Another example of corporate greed and pursuit of the mighty dollar trumping quality, tradition and chocolatey goodness! One of my favorite candies gone forever, at least as we have known it.
This brings me to the general subject of candy. I am not the candy lover I once was but I do occasionally enjoy the confection of my choice. Over the years my taste hasn’t really changed much; as yet, no one has improved upon the greatness of the Snickers Bar. And as far as “mini-snackdom” nothing will ever take the place of the peanut M&M. I have these two delights to blame for at least one of the too many inches around my waist.
In my world three things are required to make great candy:
1. Chocolate — Without which no food should really be called candy at all
2. Caramel or other “gooeyness” — Some kind of “chew” to slow one’s consumption of the deliciousness at hand
3. Nuts or “Crunch” — There must be some kind of crackle to complete the enjoyment of the indulgence
Cadbury Eggs had chocolate with an extra helping of gooey so they were one of the few candies to qualify for greatness sans the crunchiness generally required.
National Geographic came up with a list of the Top 10 “Chocolatiers” in the world. You can find the list here. Just an fyi, “Godiva” is #7 on the list! A descendent of the Cadbury family of chocolatiers (Kraft bought their company so we can’t blame the family, at lest directly, for the company’s latest calamity) wrote a book on the “Chocolate Wars.” Apparently it has been quite the battle to win the hearts of chocolate lovers over the years. You can find a link to the book here. Something tells me Cadbury, under the watch-care of Kraft, won’t win many battles in that war this year.