Earlier this month, Cadbury fans were thrilled to learn that the chocolate giant had released giant tins of two of its most loved Easter products.
The tins of Mini Eggs and Creme Eggs were made available this week, four months before Easter, in supermarket Tesco.
However, shoppers quickly branded the tins “absolutely disgusting” after learning that they were not filled to the brim with chocolates – as similar tins of Heroes and Celebrations are at Christmas – but actually contained several smaller bags.
One person said: “Just give us actual tins full of Mini Eggs! No packets, no tubes, I want to open that tin and dive right in.”
A second said: “Tin looks lovely but get probably a pounds worth of eggs in them, cheaper getting the pound tubes. More in them.”
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Another added: “Bought a tin at Xmas – a few mini bags inside! So disappointed.”
A fourth commented: “Nobody go out and buy these complete waste of money!!!!!! 10 small bags inside the tin 498g including the tin for £5 absolutely disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!”
Despite the criticism, some fans clearly disagreed as they tagged friends and family on social media asking for the tins instead of Easter eggs and sharing the news.
Now, Cadbury have released a statement in response to the negative attention.
A spokesperson said: "The Cadbury Mini Egg tins contain ten Cadbury Mini Eggs bags, while Cadbury Creme Egg tins contain eight Cadbury Creme Eggs and one bag of Cadbury Creme Egg Mini Filled.
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“The tins are designed to be a fun, reusable gift for bakers, who we know love to include our eggs in their recipes whether that’s a Cream Egg tray bake or a Mini Egg topped Easter sponge.”
They added: ”The Cadbury Mini Eggs and Cadbury Creme Eggs are also kept in packets to avoid damage to the eggs."
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