Hershey’s Eggies and Cadbury Mini Eggs are egg-shaped chocolates covered in a candy coating. While they’re marketed as Easter candies, they’re great all year long. They will satisfy your craving for nostalgic chocolatey goodness. But what’s better between Cadbury Mini Eggs and Hershey’s Eggies?
Cadbury Mini Eggs are tastier. Their candy coating has a nice crunch, with a distinct chocolate flavor. The chocolate inside will melt in your mouth easily. Conversely, Hershey’s Eggies has a delicious but excessively crunchy coating. The inside is thicker and has a somewhat overwhelming sweetness.
This article will resolve the pressing egg-shaped chocolate debate which is better: Cadbury Mini Eggs or Hershey’s Eggies? So, stick around and learn their differences in ingredients, taste, mouthfeel, texture, and the sonic quality of the “crunchiness.”
Cadbury Mini Eggs Vs. Hershey’s Eggies: Differences
Even though they look very similar, Cadbury and Hershey’s chocolate eggs are quite different. I explained how they differ using five characteristics: ingredients list, nutritional value, taste, crunchability and appearance.
Cadbury Mini Eggs are made of sugar, milk ingredients, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, modified palm, modified vegetable oil, modified maize starch. They also contain maltodextrin, emulsifiers, gum Arabic, color (with tartrazine), and natural and artificial flavor.
Hershey’s Eggies are made of milk chocolate (cocoa butter, milk ingredients, unsweetened chocolate, sugar, soy lecithin, polyglycerol polyricinoleate, natural flavors). They also have corn starch, sugar, titanium oxide, gum acacia, indigotin, Allura red, tartrazine, and artificial flavor.
In a 33-gram package, Cadbury Mini Eggs contain 170 calories, 8 grams fat (0.1 grams trans fat, 5 grams saturated fat), 25 mg sodium, 5 mg cholesterol, 25 grams carbs, 22 grams sugar, 2 grams protein, and 0 grams fiber.
In a 40-gram package, Hershey’s Eggies contain 180 calories, 8 grams of fat (0.1 grams of trans fat, 5 grams of saturated fat), 35 mg sodium, 5 mg cholesterol, 28 grams carbs, 27 grams sugar, 3 grams protein, and 1 gram fiber.
Cadbury has a really nice aftertaste, and you can detect a caramel tone, while Hershey tastes, well, I would say a bit artificial, odd. Moreover, Cadbury has more chocolate flavor, whereas Hershey tastes more like a creamy sweet thing than chocolate.
Cadbury has a slight crunch as you bite the Mini Eggs. On the other hand, Hershey’s Eggies create a sound that is really similar to when eating chips.
Cadbury Mini Eggs come in adorable small sizes with darker colors, and pointier and smoother egg shapes. Besides the original candy-coated chocolate Mini Eggs (pink, white, blue, and yellow), you can find dark Mini Eggs and chocolate crunch cream.
Hershey’s Eggies are bigger than their Cadbury counterparts and come in four colors (blue, white, yellow, and pink), which are so light that they’re barely there. But, the Eggies are lumpier and are more prone to hairline fractures in the shell.
Cadbury Mini Eggs Vs. Hershey’s Eggies: Which One to Choose?
While both are delicious, the quality of chocolate in Cadbury Mini Eggs is ever-so-slightly better. That can be associated with their creamy milk chocolate taste, festive candy coating, and brightly colored. Also, it has a delicate candy shell encasing creamy milk chocolate. But, Cadbury Mini Eggs tend to be pricier.
On the other hand, Hershey’s Eggies consist of more chocolate than Mini Eggs, but you might find them too big to eat by the handful. They have a crunchy, sweet candy shell, making them a tasty treat. Besides, they’re more affordable than Cadbury’s Mini Eggs, and hence a more economical choice.