CADBURY has sent the UK on a Willy Wonka-style hunt after hiding 200 golden Creme Eggs in shops around the UK.

Chocolate fiends can bag cash prizes worth up to £5,000 if they find one – but you'll only know you've got one once the foil has been peeled back.

The hunt kicked off in January this year, and while most of the treats have been found, there are still loads up for grabs.

It's the fifth year in a row Cadbury has run this kind of competition, but it will be the first year the milk chocolate shells will be covered in edible gold dust.

The change of colour is to celebrate 50 years of the Creme Egg, and each one is worth a cash prize ranging from £50 to £5,000.

Here's everything you need to know about the competition, including how many eggs are yet to be found.

How many golden eggs are there?

When the competition launched at the start of the year, 200 golden chocolate eggs were hidden in shops around the UK.

Where can you find a winning golden Cabury Creme Egg?

HUNDREDS of golden Cadbury Creme Eggs have been hidden in shops around the UK.

Cadbury still hasn't confirmed where all of the eggs were hidden but these are the ones we knew about when the competition first launched:

  • Local corner and convenience shops – One worth £5,000, nine worth £500 and 20 worth £50
  • Booker shops – One worth £5,000, three worth £500 and four worth £50
  • One Stop – One worth £5,000, one worth £500 and five worth £50
  • Booths – One worth £500
  • Iceland – Selected stores only. One worth £500
  • M&S – Selected stores only. One worth £5,000, four worth £500 and four worth £50
  • Asda – Selected stores only. One worth £5,000, nine worth £500 and 20 worth £50
  • Co-op – Selected stores only. One worth £5,000, nine worth £500 and 20 worth £50
  • Tesco – Selected stores only. One worth £5,000, nine worth £500 and 20 worth £50
  • Sainsbury's – Selected stores only. One worth £5,000, nine worth £500 and 20 worth £50
  • Waitrose – Selected stores only. One worth £5,000, nine worth £500 and 10 worth £50

Overall, there were nine prizes worth £5,000, 64 worth £500 and 123 of the £5 prizes. Cadbury is yet to confirm where the final four have been hidden.

The top prize isn't the most money that's ever been up for grabs though – in 2019 winners scooped up to £10,000 as a cash prize.

It was easier to win then too, as there were 800 winning snacks hidden in shops.

Now, the chocolate maker has told The Sun that 140 eggs in the 2021 competition have been found, meaning there are 60 still up for grabs.

However, Cadbury is keeping quiet about what prizes are yet to be claimed meaning one of the top prizes worth £5,000 may still be out there.

The winning treats could be sold individually or in multipacks.

There is a sneaky way of seeing if you have a golden egg without unwrapping it though – we reveal how.

Where can I find one?

Cadbury hid the golden eggs at selected corner and convenience shops, as well as some of the bigger supermarkets.

These include Iceland, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Co-op, Sainsbury's and Waitrose.

Some of them were sent to Booker shops and One Stop branches too.

Exactly how many and what prizes were dished out to each store is outlined in the box above.

Again, Cadbury won't tell us where the remaining winning eggs are hidden so they could be found at any one of the participating retailers.

How to claim a prize

If you are lucky enough to find a golden gold egg, you'll need to call the number on the voucher that's inside the foil wrapping.

You'll need to keep hold of the packaging and voucher too as you will have to show them as proof of purchase to claim your prize.

The cash will then paid to you via a cheque or bank transfer.

Winners will need to claim their prize by 5pm on June 4 2021, two months after Easter.

To enter, all you need to do is buy a Creme Egg and the winning chocs may already be in your local store.

Shops started stocking the treats from Boxing Day and Cadbury will continue to distribute them until midnight on Easter Sunday, which this year falls on April 4.

A nursery manager from Luton was the first person to find a white Cadbury Creme Egg in 2018, scooping a £1,000 prize.

The same year, supermarket staff were accused of unwrapping the eggs before putting them on shelves in search of the one worth £2,000.

You can read the full terms and conditions of the Willy Wonka-style hunt on the Cadbury website.

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