1035: Cadbury Eggs
Title text: When they moved production from New Zealand to the UK and switched from the runny white centers to the thick, frosting-like filling, it got way harder to cook them scrambled.
Cadbury Eggs are a chocolate, egg-shaped candy with a white and yellow filling. They are supposed to replicate a real egg with a hard exterior and soft interior.
In this comic, Cueball is trying to say that sodas have way too much sugar to even be appealing as beverages, because they contain as much sugar as 2 or 3 Cadbury Eggs, and one Cadbury Egg alone makes him feel gross. (A 12 oz can equals 355 mL, while a 20 oz bottle is about 590 mL.)
However, Megan interprets this in precisely the opposite way to what Cueball intended. Instead of comparing soda to Cadbury Eggs, she compares Cadbury Eggs to soda. If a few Cadbury Eggs have the same amount of sugar as soda, Megan can eat as many as she wants year-round in place of soda, with no additional guilt. Cadbury Eggs are usually consumed around Easter — which is anywhere between March 22nd and May 7th, depending on whether one is consulting the Catholic or Orthodox calendar.
The title text mentions the closure of the manufacture in New Zealand in 2009 and the change of the filling from runny to thick as a consequence. The joke here is the comparison to real eggs, which can be cooked scrambled, the new thick filling is not liquid enough to be cooked in a pan, as was the old runny filling. People did it anyway.
- [Two Cadbury eggs, one in the foil, the other out of the foil and broken open to reveal the gooey center.]
- A Cadbury egg has about 20g of sugar. (25g outside the US.) "One Cadbury Egg" is a nice unit of sugar content.
- [A can of soda with an equals sign and two eggs; a bottle of soda with an equals sign and three eggs.]
- One 12oz. can of soda has about two Cadbury eggs worth of sugar. One 20oz. bottle has three.
- [Two unwrapped Cadbury eggs, with an arrow indicating they should be placed in a glass of water.]
- One Cadbury egg is enough to make me feel kinda gross. Now when I see Coke or Snapple or Nestea or whatever, I imagine drinking a couple of dissolved Cadbury eggs.
- [Megan puts her hand to her chin in thought, Cueball has his arms out in exclamation.]
- Megan: Wow. Huh. So the takeaway is... I can eat Cadbury eggs by the handful all season and feel no worse about it than I do about soda?
- Cueball: That's not really—
- Megan: This is awesome!
- Cueball: *sigh*
- Cadbury Eggs and the high sugar content of soda are referenced again in 1793: Soda Sugar Comparisons.
- The Cadbury egg/soda comparison is also mentioned in the what if? Soda Planet.
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