Ever microwaved a Cadbury’s Creme Egg? We’re willing to bet that you’ll do it, or at least think about doing it, after watching this video. We discovered that microwaving a creme egg had an unexpectedly amusing side effect.
After a few seconds the chocolate outer shell ruptures at a single point and the white and orange stuff inside bubbles over, like tasty sugary lava.
As soon as you open the door, the whole lot subsides like a souffle and then cools, looking a little bit like proper egg yolk.
So how to document and share this knowledge with the world? It just so happened that we had four smartphones (and a bunch of creme eggs) to hand, so we did what anybody else would have done in our situation.
Each of these four clips was filmed at the highest resolution possible on each of the phones. We know that the mesh cover of the door obscures the melty glory slightly, but you get the general idea.
Anyway, the main point of this is that microwaving creme eggs is fun. Plus, it beats us testing out phone’s video recorder on arriving and departing trains. Click through for four horrifying cases of hot egg abuse.
First up is the HTC Sensation, the only phone here capable or recording video at Full HD (1920 x 1080).
Next up is the iPhone 4, the first iPhone to support HD video recording.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc wowed us with its ability to take great stills, even in the dingiest of dingy pubs. But how does it fare when recording exploding chocolate?
Lastly comes Nokia’s E6. Its 8-megapixel camera also supports HD video recording at 720p, like the 5-megapixeler of the iPhone 4 and the Xperia Arc’s 8-megapixel cam. Of the four videos here, it’s the E6 that most clearly captures the sundering egg abuse at its best – around the 0:33 mark you get more definition on the oozing white stuff than you do on the others.
If you’re going to try it at home, we’d advise you not to heat up a creme egg for longer than 20 seconds. We didn’t dare heat them up for any longer for fear of the white and orange stuff expanding to beyond the confines of the microwave and taking over the building.
And please, if you’re going to eat it afterwards, wait a while for it to properly cool down.