I hate eggs. They are one of the most disgusting food types imaginable to me, and I grew up hating them for as long as I can remember. I can recall gagging on eggs in Suffern, NY at the age of 3, and I never learned to like them despite having them for breakfasts and dinners (egg sandwiches — OMG, the worst and only manageable if drowned in ketchup) all through my childhood. My Mom pursued a well-intentioned campaign of feeding me a steady diet of eggs on the theory that over time I’d get used to them, and yes … eventually — come to love them.
It didn’t work.
When I left home at 17 (yep, a little young) I vowed two things as I got on the plane to Kingston:
- I would never comb my hair again; and
- I would never eat eggs again.
Now, to be fair I was just a week out of knee surgery and in a distractedly extreme amount of near-blinding pain, exacerbated by each person who boarded the plane either kicking the bottom of my foot or bouncing into my knee on their way into the plane.
Nonetheless, I have kept my vows.
A couple of years later Cadbury introduced “Cadbury Easter Creme Eggs.” If you watch the commercial, they actually use the word “Yolk” to describe the center. And as stupid as this must sound, I was under the distinct impression that these so-called “Cadbury Easter Creme Eggs” were some kind of Franken-egg concoction where they’d replaced the shell of a real egg with a chocolate shell, and left the white and yolk of the egg intact. I thought “OMG — that is the most disgusting thing I can imagine someone ever creating … WHY???”
Now, I didn’t eat a lot of candy either, so I think I can be excused for my lack of candy technology insight … but still, it seems kind of a weird thought now in retrospect. I think I was so off eggs that even the thought of a candy egg was enough to set me off. I dunno — it was the ’80s. And when you look at the original ad, it’s a really nice piece of creative … just maybe they should have re-thought use of the word “yolk” 🙂
Happy Easter everyone!
#Easter #SpringSolstice #EasterCremeEggs @Cadbury #Cadbury
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