Oh yes folks, it’s that time of year. The time of year where Kimmy gets tempted by the evil Easter Bunny and those Cadbury cream eggs. DAMN YOU EASTER BUNNY! Not only are the eggs out early this year, but a new product has also been added. Cadbury Crème Egg CAKES! Just what we need right? I saw them the other night when I was doing my grocery shopping at Sobeys. Check this out:
6 cakes in a box. Here’s the nutritional information:
AND for anyone interested in the ingredient list – Spoiler Alert– the #1 ingredient is Sugar. Shocker!
Ingredients in Cake: Sugar/Glucose-Fructose, Enriched Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil (Canola or Soybean), Liquid Whole Egg, Liquid Egg Whites, Cocoa, Baking Powder, Apple Puree, Modified Cornstarch, Modified Milk Ingredients, Vegetable Oil Shortening (Canola Oil, Modified Palm Kernel Oil, Mono and Diglycerides), Soybean Lecithin, Salt, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Gellan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbitan Monostearate, Polysorbate 60, Lactic Acid, Sulphites.
Ingredients in Filling:
Water, Sugar/Glucose-Fructose, Dextrose, Vegetable Oil, Shortening (Canola, Modified Palm and Palm Kernel Oil), Wheat Starch, Custard Base (Modified Tapioca Starch, Modified Cornstarch, Dextrose, Salt, Colour, Sodium Benzoate, Glucono Delta Lactone, Cellulose Gum, Artificial Flavour, Agar-Agar), Artificial Flavour, Potassium Sorbate, Maltodextrin, Cornstarch, Salt, Colour (Contains Tartrazine), Mono and Diglycerides, Agar-Agar, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Soybean Lecithin, Propylene Glycol, Citrix Acid, Sodium Benzoate.
Sugar/Glucose-Fructose, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa, Milk Ingredients, Soybean Lecithin, Flavour.
May Contain Almonds, Cashews, Pecans and Walnuts.
I did NOT buy these cakes. Forget you Easter Bunny! I’m not falling into temptation this year. I think a great exercise for avoiding this crap is having to type out the ingredient list like I just did. Something about toggling back and forth between my Paint application and saying “Wow what is THAT doing in a cake?” or “Hmm, did I type that chemical name down correctly?” Yes CHEMICALS – there’s hardly any real food in these things. Imagine what all these chemicals do to your body after you ingest them. If you want a sweet treat – go with home baking. Don’t feed your body with this toxic garbage. This stuff is made to last forever on a shelf. Think about how long it will stick around in your body in one form or another. It’s just not worth it folks!