The confusion began when one sweet-toothed fan tweeted the confectionery giant asking the correct way to pronounce Creme Egg.
Shawna Leigh wrote: “Are you meant to pronounce creme egg as cream or crem?”
In a now deleted tweet, Cadbury replied that it was “pronounced as crem”.
Twitter users were quick to comment on the controversial ruling.
When Cadburys tells you Creme Egg is pronounced Crem Egg. pic.twitter.com/nxjzyqIu9D— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) February 20, 2018
Zofia Skrakowski said: “We all know that “creme” is pronounced “crem” except when you put egg after it. That’s the rule.”
@sophie_gadd we all know that “creme” is pronounced “crem” except when you put “egg” after it. That’s the rule.— Zofia Skrakowski (@ZofiaMS) February 20, 2018
Another person said: “Shocked to hear that Cadbury want us to pronounce Creme Egg like Scone, rather than like Scone.”
Radio One presenter Greg James deemed the whole situation "ridiculous".
ridiculous.— Greg James (@gregjames) February 20, 2018
Carl Whaite said:Crem Egg, nah, creme all day long
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