Easter hunt is on: Cadbury makes batch of white Creme eggs

LONDON — British confectioner Cadbury is making a white chocolate version of its popular Easter Creme egg — and offering a cash prize for those who find them as it tries to bolster the product’s appeal.

The company says it will make a small batch of between 350 and 400 white eggs, for sale until Easter Sunday on April 1. Each will carry a prize of at least $130.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Cadbury’s Creme Eggs move down the production line at the Cadbury’s Bournville production plant on December 15, 2009 in Birmingham, England. The historic confectioner is facing a hostile bid from food company Kraft. Workers and members of the union Unite held a meeting today and urged shareholders to resist selling up and to keep the company in British hands. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

White eggs will be wrapped in the same foil as regular Creme Eggs, making the hunt a blind draw.

Cadbury’s has faced accusations of cheapening its chocolate recipe in its Creme Egg since it was taken over by U.S. company Kraft Foods in 2010 and is hoping to ramp up interest in the product, which first went on sale in 1971.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Cadbury’s Creme Eggs move down the production line at the Cadbury’s Bournville production plant on December 15, 2009 in Birmingham, England. The historic confectioner is facing a hostile bid from food company Kraft. Workers and members of the union Unite held a meeting today and urged shareholders to resist selling up and to keep the company in British hands. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)