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Shoppers slam supermarkets for selling Easter eggs already

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Shoppers slam supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles for selling Easter eggs already – but the stores say they’re only meeting customer demand

Shoppers have slammed supermarkets for selling Easter eggs early, but the chains say they are only satisfying customer demand.

Australian supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles were the subject of criticism for putting the chocolate treats on sale three months before Easter.

Social media users nationwide posted photos of shelves stocked with Easter eggs and chocolate with reactions such as ‘OMG Really?’

Shoppers have slammed supermarkets for selling Easter eggs early, but the chains say they are only satisfying customer demand

Shoppers have slammed supermarkets for selling Easter eggs early, but the chains say they are only satisfying customer demand

Australian supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles were the subject of criticism for putting the chocolate treats on sale three months before Easter

Australian supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles were the subject of criticism for putting the chocolate treats on sale three months before Easter

'It's the 4th of January! Why are there Easter eggs in store Coles? I am not ready for this,' said a Twitter user

‘It’s the 4th of January! Why are there Easter eggs in store Coles? I am not ready for this,’ said a Twitter user

‘Easter eggs at Coles and Woolies, it was Christmas just a week ago?’ said one customer.

‘It’s the 4th of January! Why are there Easter eggs in store Coles? I am not ready for this,’ said a Twitter user. 

‘This gets me so angry – it’s the 5th January and Woolworths is selling Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs! Why? Does this happen so early in other countries?’ another said.

Social media users nationwide posted photos of shelves stocked with Easter eggs and chocolate with reactions such as 'OMG Really?'

Social media users nationwide posted photos of shelves stocked with Easter eggs and chocolate with reactions such as ‘OMG Really?’

'Easter eggs at Coles and Woolies, it was Christmas just a week ago?' said one customer

‘Easter eggs at Coles and Woolies, it was Christmas just a week ago?’ said one customer

Woolworths responded by saying they get a lot of requests to start selling the products early.

‘The reason why they’re already on the shelves is that we get loads of requests from customers who want to buy Easter Eggs early,’they wrote on Twitter.

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Should Easter eggs be on sale this early?

Should Easter eggs be on sale this early?

  • Yes 23 votes
  • No 58 votes
  • I don’t know 2 votes

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‘We understand you don’t feel the same way though and we’ve passed your feedback on to the team. Thanks.’

Coles made a similar statement: ‘Customer demand is high for delicious treats so we start stocking a range of Easter eggs from early January. 

‘We know that many customers like to spread the cost of buying Easter gifts by buying some each week and so offering an early selection helps them to do this.’

The country’s largest chains sparked a similar furore earlier this week when they started selling hot cross buns.

Woolworths rolled out a new Brioche flavour of hot cross bun, alongside ‘Traditional’, ‘Fruitless’ and ‘Mini Cadbury Chocolate Chip’.

Coles’ six hot cross bun flavours are ‘Traditional’, ‘100% Australian fruit’, ‘Fruit Free’, ‘Chocolate’, ‘Apple and Cinnamon’ and ‘Gluten Free’.

'This gets me so angry - it's the 5th January and Woolworths is selling Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs! Why? Does this happen so early in other countries?' another said

‘This gets me so angry – it’s the 5th January and Woolworths is selling Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs! Why? Does this happen so early in other countries?’ another said

A Daily Mail Australia online poll held on Monday afternoon asked readers whether January 1 was too early to be selling the sticky sweet bun.

Over 75 per cent of respondents said ‘yes’, the New Year is too early to be selling the Easter buns, when the holiday is not until April.

The remaining 25 per cent of people polled said they don’t mind the buns being sold from January.

The country's largest chains sparked a similar furore earlier this week when they started selling hot cross buns

The country’s largest chains sparked a similar furore earlier this week when they started selling hot cross buns

 

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