Cadbury fans spot glaring issue with ‘large’ Easter eggs and fume at ‘rip off’

By Staff

Getting a ‘larger’ Easter Egg may seem like a good idea, but you may be be paying more per gram of chocolate. Savvy shoppers noted the odd pricing, and say they’re being ‘ripped off’

Bigger doesn’t always mean better – especially when it comes to our beloved Easter eggs.

With Lent nearing its end, Brits across the nation are stocking up on their favourite chocolate eggs and sweet treats. Shoppers are going hell for leather for deals on Easter eggs and other goodies – especially while there are so many sales in store.

However, eagle-eyed shoppers have noticed some of the ‘larger’ Easter Eggs in supermarkets are the same weight as the ‘regular’ versions – despite the costly price tag. The main culprits under fire are Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Eggs and Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Eggs.

Savvy shoppers took to social media to deconstruct how much chocolate you actually get for your pound in these Easter eggs, and were pretty miffed at their discovery. The small Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Egg contains one Creme Egg and a chocolate hollow shell, with a total weight of 195g. The larger version contains two creme eggs (which weigh 40g each) which means the size of the hallow egg is exactly the same.

For the Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg, you get a pack of buttons and a hollow egg, with the same total weight of 195g. The larger version contains no buttons but features two Dairy Milk chocolate bars – with a total weight of 245g.

In Morrisons, the regular Creme Egg Easter Egg costs £3.50 – working out at £1.79 per 100g. However, the large version will set you back £5, which works out at £2.13 per 100g. The exact same pricing applies to the regular and large Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter egg.

At Sainsbury’s the regular Creme Egg Easter Egg is priced slightly lower at £3.25 – or £1.67 per 100g. The large version is priced at £5 – but can be purchased for £4 if you have a Nectar card.

However, you can get a single Creme Egg for 70p (or 60p with a Nectar card) meaning you’re still not getting extra value. The exact same prices apply to the regular and large Dairy Milk Easter egg,

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According to the Sun, the revelation angered Cadbury fans who branded the pricing as a ‘rip off’. “That’s just robbing us isn’t it?” one Facebook user fumed.

Another agreed, adding: “Don’t go getting ripped off thinking they’re larger sized Easter eggs in the bigger packs as they’re not.” While a third added: “Felt ripped off, they used to be much bigger!”

The Mirror has contacted Cadbury for comment. It is worth noting that supermarkets set the price for their products.

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