CADBURY is bringing out a limited edition creme egg flavoured beer.
The chocolate-makers have teamed up with Goose Island brewers to make its first ever creme egg beer – a sweet flavoured stout.
The booze has been brought out to celebrate 50 years of the creme egg and is called the Golden Goo-Beer-Lee Creme Stout.
The beer tastes of malted barley, oats, wheat and milk sugar to mirror the creamy texture of the gooey chocolate eggs, according to the tasting notes.
It's also been brewed with cacao nibs and vanilla beans to mimic the fondant filling of the sweet treats.
The cans of beer come in packs of two 440ml cans and has 4.5% ABV. A two-pack costs a tenner, making each can £5.
Creme egg facts
- Cadbury creme eggs are only available from Boxing Day to Easter
- Cadbury makes 66,000 Cadbury creme eggs an hour and a whopping 1.5 million a day
- Over 500 million creme eggs are made every year, one third of which are sold overseas
- If all the creme eggs made in a year were laid from end to end, it would stretch from Bournville to Sydney, Australia
- The Cadbury creme egg was made in 1971.
We've had a look around and you can buy a cheaper milk – the ingredient that gives it the creamy chocolate taste – stout elsewhere.
A 500ml bottle of Black Sheep Milk Stout costs just £1.70 from Tesco, giving you an extra 60ml of booze for £3.30 less.
Of course, the sweet stout from Tesco won't taste exactly the same and you might be forgoing the creme egg taste to save cash.
The creme egg beer is only available to buy directly from Gooseislandshop.com and won't be hitting supermarket shelves.
There are just over 3,000 cans of the beer available to buy – so 1,500 packs up for grabs – but they won't be restocked once they've sold out, so you won't want to hang around.
The beers go on sale at 11am tomorrow (Wednesday March 3). You'll need to be aged 18 or older to purchase them.
Remember to always drink responsibly. Check out Drinkaware for more information.
As part of its half-century celebrations, Cadbury has also hidden 200 GOLD creme eggs in shops and you could win £5,000 if you find one.
There is a sneaky way of seeing if you have a golden egg without unwrapping it though – we reveal how.
Creme eggs are only stocked for a few months of the year, and are distributed in stores between Boxing Day and Easter Sunday.
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