Oh no, they’ve changed the recipe!

creme egg pack of 5Shock, horror. Cadbury’s have changed the recipe of their Crème Eggs and there is a campaign to complain and get this chocolate injustice reversed as soon as possible.

I wonder how many people who complain will have tried the new eggs? How do we know what they taste like? In fact how do we know that we would not prefer the new taste if we have not sampled them?

I love Cadbury’s milk chocolate so I wouldn’t really expect the new chocolate on these eggs to be as good but I refuse to complain about or criticise it unless I have tried it.

Cadbury’s if you would like to send me a free box I’m happy to tell people what they taste like!!

One of my greatest frustrations as a parent is when my children look at the food on their plate and say ‘I’m not eating that’ before they have tried it. If you’ve not tried the new eggs but are complaining about the taste then you are effectively doing the same.

It’s called prejudice. Pre-judging or deciding what someone or something is like before we have met them or tried it. Prejudice makes the world a worse place:

If you start a new job and decide it is going to be awful before you begin means it probably will be however good it actually might have been if you had of had an open mind.

A teenager who says that’s boring before trying a family activity will never really enjoy it.

A chocolate connoisseur who says the new crème eggs definitely won’t taste nice before they have tried them probably won’t enjoy them.

How do you feel about God? The Bible says

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! (Psalm 34.8)

It makes me sad that some people have ignored God without trying him.

You may have had bad experiences in church (I know I have) but don’t let that put you off God. This is a bit like saying that you won’t support a team anymore because some of the other supporters are hooligans.

It may be that you were brought up not to believe in God but I hope that wouldn’t put you off trying him. What have you got to lose?

We need to try things before we judge or make assumptions.

Why not try God for yourself? Talk to him and ask him to show you that he is real.

You can read about Jesus (God who became human) for yourself in order to discover what God is like and what matters the most to him. Try Marks gospel first and if you don’t have a bible you can read it online here.

Apparently, Cadbury’s have also reduced box sizes of the new eggs from 6 to 5. They are reducing the amount of taste experience which is a disappointment.

In contrast, God’s blessings are unending. There is real joy in trusting in and receiving from him.

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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3 Responses to Oh no, they’ve changed the recipe!

  1. Reblogged this on Stephen Otters and commented:
    Love this blog post, it is so true

    Liked by 1 person

  2. At least God doesn’t change His flavour, or try to rebrand Himself as New and Improved. Quite frankly as far as chocolate is concerned it’s a no brainer. I’m female, it’s chocolate. No getting away from that equation.

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