Cadbury 146 ‘half-and-half Creme Eggs’ worth up to £10,000
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Monday 10th January 2022
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Cadbury has hidden 146 ‘half-and-half Creme Eggs’ across the country – worth up to £10,000
They are half milk and half white chocolate.
You could start the new year £10,000 richer.
There’s just one catch: you’ll need to hunt down a rare Cadbury product.
The chocolatier has launched a brand new competition to find ‘half-and-half Creme Eggs’ – with huge prices to be won.
In total, 146 half milk and half white chocolate eggs have been scattered across the country, inside regular Creme Egg wrappers – so finding one won’t be easy.
What makes the competition even harder is the fact there are only six eggs worth £10,000 – all hidden in Asda, Co-op, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and other independent retailers.
Three eggs worth £5,000 are on sale in Waitrose, One Stop and Booker, while four eggs with a £1,000 prize are being sold across Iceland and Booths stores.
In addition to this, there are 12 eggs worth £500 – including two which are hidden in Poundland shops. Others will offer a cash prize of £50.
A full breakdown of shops and prizes can be found on the Cadbury website.
Customers won’t know they’ve got a winning egg until they unwrap the sweet treat and they will have to resist eating the half-and-half Creme Egg to win the cash.
Anyone hoping to find a limited edition egg has until March 17 2022 to do so, and prizes must be claimed by June 17 2022.
To do this, you’ll have to call a number that’s printed on the tin foil wrapping of your winning egg and register the win.
Callers will then be asked to answer a series of verification questions, including the unique code on the ticket, the retailer it was purchased from, plus the date and location of purchase.
By Lizzie Thomson
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
The 20 Most Famous Supermodels of the ’90s
The Supermodels (with a capital S) of the ’90s were pretty much as close to superheroes as we’ve come. These girls were celebrities in their own right, hosting TV shows, owning restaurants (Who can forget Fashion Cafe?), appearing in music videos—like the legendary “Freedom ’90” by George Michael—and killing it on the catwalk. While we have Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner to obsess over now, these modern-day supermodels can credit much of their careers and their celebrity to the Big 6. Nearly three decades later, their impact on fashion and beauty can still be felt, and a few of them are even parents to supermodels of their own. Not to mention, some are still dominating the modeling scene themselves. Here’s the women who ruled the runway in the ’90s and will be our forever inspo.
- Kate Moss
- Naomi Campbell
- Linda Evangelista
- Stephanie Seymour
- Helena Christensen
- Claudia Schiffer
- Christy Turlington
- Tyra Banks
- Kristen McMenamy
- Eva Herzigová
- Cindy Crawford
- Shalom Harlow
- Karen Mulder
- Carla Bruni
- Tatjana Patitz
- Yasmeen Ghauri
- Nadja Auermann
- Beverly Peele
- Angela Lindvall
- Amber Valletta
REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
– Nicolas Chamfort
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Do not learn how to react. Learn how to respond.
Happiness is… Cadbury’s Crème Egg.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I used my Dicount Credit Card to get the ice off my car windscreen the other day. I could only get 20% off!
Love is… a meeting that changes your life forever.
A time to eat a Cadbury’s regular Crème Egg…A time to eat a Cadbury’s half and half Crème Egg.
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC!
20 of the biggest flops in pop music
Commercial success doesn’t guarantee quality—and the reverse is also true. For one reason or another, these 20 highly anticipated pop and rock albums were a complete failure at their release. Do you remember any?
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack (1978)
Loosely based on the Beatles’ album of the same name, the film Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band featured two of the biggest acts of the 1970s: Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees. The film didn’t just receive terrible reviews, but thousands (perhaps millions?) of unsold copies were returned to distributors! That said, Aerosmith’s cover of “Come Together” makes the record worth the price.
- Adore – Smashing Pumpkins (1998)
Any album released after Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was bound to be subjected to comparisons. However, the Smashing Pumpkins’ fourth album, Adore, was such a surprising flop that it divided fans and critics.
- Blackout – Britney Spears (2007)
When compared to Britney Spears’ impossible standards, Blackout was all but a commercial flop. It did, however, enjoy critical success, apparently dividing fans and music journalists! The album’s 2007 release was tarnished by the media’s treatment of Britney, who had been experiencing the worst year of her life. Years later, though, Blackout was acknowledged as an iconic pop album. Gimme more!
- Cyberpunk – Billy Idol (1993)
After achieving loads of success in the 1980s, Billy Idol began the 1990s with Cyberpunk, an underdeveloped, dubiously conceived album. Released just as the grunge movement was ramping up, Idol’s interpretation of electronic music, spoken-word discourse on computers, and misunderstanding of the term cyberpunk, unfortunately, drove this album straight into a wall.
- Songs of Innocence – U2 (2014)
The release of Songs of Innocence, U2’s 13th album, appears on Billboard’s list of memorable music moments,… but not necessarily for the right reasons! As a publicity stunt, the band agreed to let Apple include the album for free on the new iPhone 6. However, users found themselves unable to remove it. The band suffered its worst chart performance in 33 years!
- Son of Albert – Andrew Ridgeley (1990)
“Andrew who?” many might ask. Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael’s sidekick in Wham!, worked hard on his only solo album to break away from his pop image. A repeat of his past success, however, never materialized. The bitter failure slowly pushed Ridgeley out of the music industry.
- Push and Shove – No Doubt (2012)
Push and Shove announced No Doubt’s big comeback after an 11-year absence. Gwen Stefani described the endeavour as the album of a lifetime. Sales, however, were not forthcoming, reviews were mixed, and to top it all off, the video for “Looking Hot“ was removed by the band following complaints about offensive imagery associated with Native American peoples.
- Around the Sun – R.E.M. (2004)
Ever since 1988’s Green, R.E.M.’s albums had consistently hit the American top 10. This was not the case with Around the Sun, however. Even lead guitarist Peter Buck admitted that it “wasn’t really listenable.” Fortunately, the band skilfully recovered with Accelerate four years later!
- Double Dutchess – Fergie (2017)
Hoping to replicate the success of her first solo album, The Dutchess (2006), Fergie released the aptly named Double Dutchess in 2017 after 11 years of silence. Was it too little, too late for fans? Although relatively well received by critics, the album remained on the American charts for only two weeks.
- Two Sides of the Moon – Keith Moon (1975)
What do you do when all the members of your band, one after another, release solo albums? Put your album out too! This seems to be the idea behind Two Sides of the Moon, an album of covers by Keith Moon, the drummer for The Who. Known for having a sense of humour, but no musical ear, the late Moon “sang” all the songs, while playing drums on only three of them. The album was a failure on all counts, but as fascinatingly kitsch as you could want (Google the back cover!).
- Endlessly – Duffy (2010)
The song “Mercy,” released in 2008, garnered singer Duffy huge success, and her first album, Rockferry, was praised by the public and critics. Making a second album was risky, and Duffy knew it. She recruited the composer Albert Hammond Sr. and the band The Roots, but left critics and fans little more than lukewarm about her new opus.
- Lulu – Metallica and Lou Reed (2011)
This collaboration between Metallica and Lou Reed was a surprising partnership. Lulu, based on the work of Frank Wedekind, a German playwright from the turn of the 20th century, sadly managed to alienate critics, Metallica fans, and Velvet Underground aficionados alike!
- Their Satanic Majesties Request – The Rolling Stones (1967)
Their Satanic Majesties Request was misunderstood at the time, but has since gained admirers. The Rolling Stones embarked on a psychedelic exploration strongly influenced by the Beatles (if the cover reminds you of another album, you’re not wrong). While the album’s chart performance declined rapidly, probably fuelled by bad reviews, it has since found appreciation among music lovers.
- Tusk – Fleetwood Mac (1979)
All successful bands face the same challenge after a monster hit: their next album. Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk, which followed Rumours (1977), was no exception. Produced at a staggering cost of over US$1 million, the album sold only 4 million copies, which is quite a drop from the 10 million copies of Rumours they sold in just one year!
- Yes Please! – The Happy Mondays (1992)
While it wasn’t the only cause of the Factory Records label’s decline (Joy Division and New Order, among others), the commercial failure of the Happy Mondays’ last album certainly didn’t help. This seems especially true considering the large amount of money the record company spent to record the album and that a good part of that money financed the consumption of illicit substances by band members.
- Paula – Robin Thicke (2014)
Numbers can hurt. After gaining success and praise with Blurred Lines, singer Robin Thicke put a lot of energy into his next album with which he intended to win back his wife. The week of its release, Paula sold only about 150 copies in Australia and barely three times that in Canada. Ouch!
- Playing with Fire – Kevin Federline (2006)
Also known as “Mr. Britney Spears,” Kevin Federline released two singles prior to the launch of his (only) solo album, Playing with Fire, a mix of rap and funk. Critics were scathing and sales neared zero. In fact, Entertainment Tonight joked that the only people who bought the album were either Britney’s diehard collectors or her lawyers!
- Bionic – Christina Aguilera (2010)
Sadly, Christina Aguilera’s sixth studio album, Bionic, made music history, but not in a good way. Indeed, the album fell further than any other chart-topping LP ever in the U.K., from No. 1 to No. 29 in one week. Was it too far ahead of its time? Possibly. Bionic has since rallied Xtina’s fans—if not the album sales.
- The Spirit Indestructible – Nelly Furtado (2012)
Despite the disappointing sales of her fifth studio album, Canadian singer Nelly Furtado refused to get discouraged. Only 6,000 copies sold in the first week, compared to the 219,000 copies of Loose. “I’ve had kind of everything happen to me commercially, […] one chart or anything doesn’t necessarily [mean anything].”
- The Lion King: The Gift – Beyoncé (2019)
The Beyoncé-led compilation album, intended to accompany both the remake of The Lion King and the musical film Black is King, suffered disappointing sales when it entered the charts with only 11,000 physical copies sold. Nevertheless, critics hailed Queen Bey for her bold choices, attempt to bring Afrobeat to a wider audience, and promotion of artists from Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, and Ghana.
By Caroline Décoste
Source: Expresso Communication
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