White Cadbury Creme Egg debacle gets worse

Allison Yee

It’s the Willy Wonka-esque competition that has chocolate fans scrambling to find the hidden white Cadbury Creme Eggs.

With a reported prize of up to $3,500 on offer, the competition has already come under fire following reports some less-than-hygienic customers and shop workers are surreptitiously unwrapping scores of eggs to try and find them.

Now it seems another fatal flaw in the competition has been revealed.

Looking for a white egg? There's one way to tell at a quick glance. Photo: Instagram

Manufacturers have confirmed there’s an extremely easy way to identify the white eggs, which are only available in UK.

While the foil packaging might look the same, read the fine print and you’ll see they’re not.

"All white Cadbury Creme Eggs, while wrapped in the same iconic packaging as the classic Creme Egg, will contain nutritional information that is specific to the white chocolate variant,” Cadbury told The Mirror.

Simple but effective: look at the ingredients list which will say white chocolate. Photo: Instagram/adamgray74

With 371 eggs released into the wild, people have already taken to Twitter at their disgust at the levels people are stooping to nab themselves the rare treat.

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