March 28, 2016 9:27 AM EDT

John Oliver wants you to know the truth about Cadbury Creme Eggs.

Because his show Last Week Tonight took a break Easter Sunday, Oliver released a web exclusive clip instead mocking the style of YouTube conspiracy videos by taking on the seemingly-innocent Easter candy.

“Open your eyes, America,” he demands. “The Cadbury Creme Egg is a terrible candy that tastes like mermaid placenta covered in candle wax.”

Watch the clip above to see his twisted, brilliant explanation of why the Illuminati is the real force behind the popularity of the seasonal treat.

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