Christmas has barely ended, but many supermarkets are already stocking their Easter eggs – with one major grocer launching their sale more than three months earlier
Easter eggs have already been spotted on UK supermarket shelves – and a grocer has already started their seasonal sale on Cadbury products.
Christmas may have just ended, but stores such as Co-op, Iceland and Sainsbury’s have been spotted with chocolate eggs on display – some as early as December.
Elsewhere, rabbits and even bundles of hot cross buns were spotted as early as Boxing Day as stores geared up for the upcoming spring celebration – despite several months to go.
And buyers were taken aback.
On Twitter, a customer wrote: “Nothing says Christmas is over like a supermarket shelf full of Easter eggs in January.”
Another stunned customer wrote: Me: “* Buy cross buns every week starting Jan 1st * Me too:” What is this? Why are there already Easter eggs in the supermarket? “
But German discounter Aldi has a head start by launching a sale on Crème Eggs this week.
The Easter Bunny arrived at the grocery store early, with Aldi lowering the price of his Cadbury custard eggs to 33 pence.
The offer, which hits stores on Saturday, will mark one of its Specialbuys and will be 17p cheaper than the 50p RRP.
But, if you’re not ready for Easter just yet, Terry’s has just released a vibrant new chocolate orange – and it looks amazing.
The mini orange chocolate ‘Exploding Candy’ are presented in a 70g bag, presented in a box next to a large Orange Chocolate Egg.
The new edition was initially spotted on Facebook, after PrettyLittleThing posted a photo of it on supermarket shelves.
The online retailer shared an image of the treat with the caption: “GAME CHANGER @ someone who would buy this ASAP.”
It is not known in which supermarket the photo was taken, arousing the curiosity of many chocolate fans.
One user commented: “I wonder where are selling them.
While another wrote: “you have to keep an eye out for these.”
Others are planning to stock up on sparkling chocolate candies for Easter, with one person saying, “I think we found our Easter eggs for this year !!”
However, we have found out that Ocado will be the primary reseller – from now on.
If that’s not your thing, Reese’s Peanut Butter Easter Egg is also available in Iceland and is already flying off the shelves.