A supermarket has been slammed after it stocked shelves with Easter eggs – more than FOUR MONTHS early.
Waitrose at the Membury Services on the M4 has shelves full of hollow chocolate bunnies and Easter treats less than a week after Christmas.
The store still has a Christmas tree at its doors but shelves are stuffed with ‘Malt-easter’ packs, Cadbury creme eggs and ‘Egg n Spoon’ packs – despite Easter being on April 20.
The early arrival has prompted anger from Twitter users.
Tina Blake wrote: “OMG @waitrose you disappoint me easter eggs already #why #april20th.”
The firm responded via its own Twitter feed saying: “Hi, I’m sorry you felt this to be too early and will pass on your comments for discussion at our next review meeting. Thanks.”
Sarah Batten added: “There are Easter eggs in Waitrose next to the half-price Christmas puddings. Losing my faith in humanity.”
Waitrose defended its policy, and a spokesperson said: “Our main Easter egg fixtures don’t go into our branches until later in January.
“However, where branches have surplus space, they may decide to put a selection of chocolate eggs out before then.
“This isn’t any different to what’s happened in previous years and we’re very sorry if any of our customers are upset.”