Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Egg Hunt

Spring is a glorious time of year. The grass is green, the trees are green, and the azaleas are in bloom. While many are enjoying time outside in their gardens or yards, I have found myself scouring post-Easter sales for the last of the season's Cadbury Creme Eggs. While far from being a low point in my life, it is certainly not the pinnacle. Every year, I eat them until I am sick, swearing that I will never eat them again. But of course by the time spring comes around I have forgotten how delightful they are.

That chocolate shell, creamy center, and well who knows how much fat/calories/wholesome goodness they have because they come wrapped in foil. Upon consulting the website, I found that these delicious morsels had no information listed.

Even though it is an egg, which are nutritious I am somewhat suspicious of large corporations. You never know, Hershey's Chocolate may not want us to know what we are eating. So I continued to search until I found the following:

Just as I suspected, it is fine for human consumption. I am not sure what I was worried about. Anyway, I was successful at Walgreen's the other day, they had three of the 12 pack mini-creme eggs. Although the chocolate to creme ratio is not exact, they do fine. They were half off so I bought them. I checked at three different locations today, no luck.

You may find yourself wondering when a person with a full time job, four kids, a dog, and a wife has time to search for the last of the eggs. I don't but it is a labor of love so I neglect them. After all, I will work for the rest of my life and I have my family all for the rest of time and eternity. I can only get creme eggs once a year.

1 comment:

  1. This is so funny. I was expecting a post relating other Irish clan traditions, you know, traditions involving children.

    And Emily,

    Enjoy having an extra pair of hands while it lasts! I really think our jobs require more than one person to do well. Thanks for commenting.