Cadbury Creme Eggs Blow Up, Catch Fire, and Shatter

    March 26, 2012
    Sean Patterson
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The chemists over at The Periodic Table of Videos have prepared for Easter by doing a few experiments on a holiday staple: the Cabury Creme Egg.

In the video, the chemists explode Cadbury Creme Eggs in a vacuum, set a creme egg on fire using potassium chlorate, and shatter a creme egg that is frozen with liquid nitrogen. In-between all the chocolatey mayhem, University of Nottingham Chemistry Professor Martyn Poliakoff explains the chemical structure of a Cadbury Creme Egg, making the video educational as well as entertaining.

The Periodic Table of Videos started as a project by chemists at the University of Nottingham to create videos on all 118 elements on the periodic table. After achieving that goal, the chemists began to create videos about molecules and compounds, as well as other chemistry-related videos, such as this one.

  • neil

    I am not Amused!

  • Jack Stalker

    This is Eggcellent!

  • Michael Nyan

    If I could describe myself as any confectionary product, it would probably be the creme egg. Why?

    Well, people say I am tough and brown on the outside…. but once you get to know me I am really soft and creamy in the middle.

    Mikey x

  • Jessica Cohen-Harvey

    I think Nottingham should repeat this experiment with many different manufacturers’ Easter novelties in order to find the most resilient. The winner could market themselves accordingly and find an amazing new USP! Not many confectionery products could stay with you in a trip to a volcano or outer space.