Tesco has been slammed by customers for already selling Easter eggs four months early.
Despite the Christmas period ending just days ago, some of the Big 4 grocer’s stores have already begun to prepare their shelves for Easter, which falls on 9 April this year.
As a result, shoppers took to social media to express their confusion over the chocolate eggs being available to buy in supermarkets already.
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Labour & Co-op Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton & Devonport, Luke Pollard tweeted: “It’s 1 January 2023 and in my local Tesco Express you can buy Easter Eggs but you can’t buy any actual eggs.”
It’s 1 January 2023 and in my local Tesco Express you can buy Easter Eggs but you can’t buy any actual eggs. pic.twitter.com/88rfyzZ3rG
— Luke Pollard MP (@LukePollard) January 1, 2023
Another customer tweeted: “Easter Eggs in Tesco the other day. Absolutely nuts”
“Easter is over 3 months away. Could you not have waited until after 6th January so we could finish celebrating Christmas first?.” another Tesco customer said on New Years Eve, the seventh day of Christmas.
Really @Tesco ? It’s 31st Dec, NYE, 7th day of Christmas, and there is nothing of ‘Christmas’ left in your shop on Fleet Street. Yet Easter Eggs abound. Easter is over 3 months away. Could you not have waited until after 6th January so we could finish celebrating Christmas first? pic.twitter.com/grT5lqtOnW
— StDunstan-in-theWest (@Saint_Dunstan) December 31, 2022
MP for Ealing Central and Acton, Rupa Huq added: “It’s still definitely December and well within the 12 Days Of Christmas but Tesco Ealing Broadway shelves full of Easter eggs and bunnies as far as the eye can see?!”
— Rupa Huq MP (@RupaHuq) December 30, 2022
According to Tesco, the early Easter eggs are on the shelves due to customers like to buy ahead of time.
“However, we know some of our customers like to buy their eggs early, so we have started selling a small selection in some of our stores.”