Cadbury Mini Eggs are a milk chocolate product created and produced by Cadbury UK, also produced in Cadbury Adams (in Canada). Introduced by the Cadbury company in 1967, they are sold specifically during the Easter season. The egg is solid milk chocolate encased in a thin coating of hard candy "shell", molded to resemble a miniature egg.
Mini Eggs were previously produced in the Keynsham plant in Somerset, UK; however as of February 2010, production has moved to Cadbury's new plant in (Bielany Wroclawskie) Poland. These products no longer state a country of origin on the label, instead stating "Made in the EU under licence from Cadbury UK Ltd".
Over the years, Cadbury has introduced a number of variations related to the original Mini Eggs, including:
- Dark Mini Eggs (dark chocolate)
- Popping Mini Eggs ("pops" when melted in mouth)
- Micro Mini Eggs (even smaller variation of Mini Eggs) (introduced in 2007)
- White Mini Eggs (White Mini Eggs with White chocolate inside) (Introduced as a Target Exclusive in 2014)
Cadbury Mini Eggs are made into four colours of shell. The original colours were white, yellow, pink, and light blue. In Canada in 2010, the colours were switched to yellow, pink, green, and turquoise. In the UK they are now white, yellow, pink and purple with speckles.
The version available in 2014 as seen on the box of 45g mini eggs paper carton: (bar code 5034660522515, manufactured by Mondelez Polska Production Sp. in Poland)
- cocoa solids 25% minimum.
- Colouring used are: anthocyanlins, beetroot red, paprika extract, carotenes.
- Note that the vegetable fat used are Palm oil and shea butter.
- Also contain modified maized and tapioca starches.
- Energy: 220 kcal. 925kJ (equiv. per 100g 490kcal/2055kJ)
- Carbohydrate 69.5g per 100 g. of which sugar 69g.
- Salt 0.2g per 100g, Sodium 80 mg per 100g.
- Saturated fat 13g per 100g.
- Protein 4.7g per 100g.
- Fibre 1.5g per 100g.