Shops Gutted in Hunt for £2,000 Albino Creme Egg

By Gary Cutlack on at

We hate to say we told you so, but, on January 3 in a post titled 'There Are White Creme Eggs in Them There Supermarkets' we correctly hypothesised that the hiding of random white eggs within the foil Creme Egg packaging would lead to mass peeling away of foil and spoiling of normal eggs in the hunt for prize-winning white eggs. And it has. It's in the news.

The Standard has found shoppers and staff revealing their horror about the brazen nature of consumers in 2018, with one particular shop worker saying: "The down side to this 'white creme egg' thing is that some f***** came in to work today and opened every single f****** creme egg in the shop."

Others tell stories about trying to buy a Creme Egg for themselves and finding every one -- even the those in cardboard multipacks -- torn open, as shoppers can't resist having a look for one of the cash-winning options without actually buying the things.

The most shocking accusation came from Twitter user Danjamin, who said the staff are getting in on it too: "Can't quite believe what I'm seeing at @sainsburys today! Staff unwrapping every single @cadburys creme egg looking for a white one, before re-wrapping and placing on the shelves to sell."

There's just something about that foil wrapping. It feels advisory. Opening one doesn't have the finality of opening a plastic pack. You think you can just fold the foil back again after having a quick look and it'll be fine. [Standard]