Cadbury Eggs… smaller?

RayAlome sent me this video: Cadbury Eggs…smaller? B.J. Novak (guy who plays Ryan Howard from The Office) goes on Conan O’Brien as a guest and talks about how he buys a whole bunch of Cadbury eggs (those chocolate creme filled candy eggs) after Easter and that’ll last him a whole year.

Anyway, he notices that the eggs feel smaller, so he goes around and asks his friends if the eggs have gotten smaller and they all replied, “no, you’ve gotten bigger.” So he goes online to the Cadbury homepage and finds this in their FAQ, which says:

Why has the size of the egg changed?

It hasn’t – you’ve just grown up!

He thought it was a bit strange that they would come out and post something like that, if it was not for the fact many people had contacted them about it.

He searches around his house and finally find an Cadbury egg he purchased a few years ago. It’s is blatantly obvious that the newer egg is smaller. This isn’t one of those mini-Cadbury eggs, but a full size one. Conan shows the difference here:

conan o'brien shows size difference of cadbury eggs

Despite the fact that the site says the eggs only look smaller because you’ve gotten bigger, that fact sheet has been around since 2003 or earlier. From Internet Archive Wayback Machine, the earliest cache of this page is on October 28, 2003, and even then it has the same FAQ, so I don’t think this question was posted up to address the size change this year, but most people aren’t going to see it that way.

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