May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1035: Cadbury Eggs (described)

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Panel One:

Caption Above

A Cadbury Egg has about 20g of sugar. (25g outside the US.)

Drawing of two Cadbury Eggs. One is still wrapped in foil and the other is unwrapped, the remains of the wrapper crumpled next to it, and is broken open to expose the creamy yellow and white filling.

Caption Below

“One Cadbury Egg” is a nice unit of sugar content.

Panel Two: Caption Above

One 12 oz can of soda has about two Cadbury Eggs worth of sugar.

Drawing of a 12 ounce red and blue can of soda to the left of an equal sign and two Cadbury Eggs to the right. Below is a drawing of a green 20 ounce bottle of soda to the left and three Cadbury Eggs to the right.

Caption Below

One 20 oz bottle has three.

Panel Three: Caption Above

One Cadbury Egg is enough to make me feel kinda gross. Now when I see Coke or Snapple or Nestea or whatever, I imagine drinking a couple of dissolved Cadbury Eggs.

Drawing of a two unwrapped Cadbury Eggs, with the discarded bits of wrapper below. An arrow goes from the eggs to a glass of water or milk.

Panel Four: Two stick figures are talking. The one on the left has shoulder-length dark hair.

Dark-Haired Person: Wow. Huh. So the takeaway is. . . I can eat Cadbury Eggs by the handful all season and feel no worse about it than I do about soda?

Person 2: That’s not really–

Dark-Haired Person: This is Awesome!

Person 2: *sigh*

Hover text: When they moved production from New Zealand to the UK and switched from the runny white centers to the thick, frosting-like filling, it got way harder to cook them scrambled.


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). Comic by Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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