When you see a candy label that reads ‘Creme Eggs,’ how do you pronounce the ‘creme’? Is it pronounced like ‘cream’ or like ‘crim’? The internet went crazy over a famous candy maker’s answer.
With Easter around the corner, candy aisles are filling up with Easter-themed confections, including Cadbury’s famous Creme Eggs, little chocolate eggs with this white and yellow frosting that simulates the inside of a real egg.
Honestly, I’ve never tried one. If they had gone with a colored frosting that didn’t mimic what the inside of a raw egg looks like, I might have sampled one by now. But that whole raw egg thing…nope…not for me.
In any case, what pronunciation comes to mind when you see the words Creme Eggs?
Is creme supposed to be pronounced as though it were spelled as cream or with a short E as it would be in Crème brûlée?
If you answered cream, you’re probably right in line with what most would say in this particular case.
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