With their thick milk shell and sweet, sticky white and yellow fondant filling, we love Cadbury Creme Eggs!

1. They’re only available from 1 January until April, but annual sales in the UK alone are over £200 million.

2. Filled eggs were first made by the Cadbury brothers back in 1923, but the Creme egg as we know it was introduced in 1963 as Fry’s Creme Eggs, before being renamed Cadbury Creme Eggs in 1971.

3. 500 million eggs are made every year! That’s 600,000 eggs an hour, which equals the weight of three elephants. Eggs-trordinary!

image of the cadbury creme egg production line

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4. 1.5 million eggs roll off the production line every day!

5. If you piled all the Cadbury Creme Eggs made in one year on top of each other, they’d be 10 times taller than Everest!

6. Or, put another way, if you laid all the Cadbury Creme Eggs made in a year from end to end, it would stretch from the factory in Bournville, Birmingham, to Sydney, Australia.

7. There have been more than 25 different variations and flavours introduced over the years, with such delights as Jaffa Eggs, Turkish Delight eggs – and the best known Caramel Eggs introduced in 1994.

8. In Canada (where they’re very popular), Cadbury Creme Eggs are known as Oeuf-fondant.

9. A Cadbury’s Creme Egg has 177 calories and 29% of your daily sugar allowance – but it also contains 2% of your recommended daily allowance of calcium – so it’s almost healthy!image of a single cadbury creme egg10. The eggs are no longer coated with Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. They’re now coated with Cadbury Milk Chocolate, and creme egg afficianados are up in arms…but honestly, can anyone really tell the difference?

11. They’re sold singly, and also come in boxes. The box used to hold six, but that’s recently been dropped to five…without the appropriate reduction in price!

12. In 2015, Lee Wisdom scoffed a single Creme Egg in eggs-actly 3.57 seconds. Our Tanya tried to see if she could break his record – see how she got on here:

13. In the US, Jamie Macdonald of Hartford, Connecticut, ate 50 creme eggs in 14.04 minutes!

14. How do you eat yours? 53% of people bite off the top, lick out the cream, then eat the chocolate; 20% just bite straight through and 6% use their finger to scoop out the cream.