The Cadbury Creme Egg is a polarizing Easter candy. Some might say it's cloyingly sweet – a milk chocolate egg filled with a creamy white-and-yellow fondant that is meant to mimic a real chicken egg. This seasonal treat has become a signifier of spring, in part because eggs traditionally symbolize renewal and rebirth.
Regardless of how you feel about this confection, you can't deny its prominence from coast to coast come Easter time. The story of how the Cadbury Creme Egg came to be so popular starts back in the 19th century, in a small store in Birmingham, England. A man wanted to make better drinking chocolate, and ended up starting something that would be much bigger.