To say it's too early for Easter things in supermarkets.

(52 Posts)
FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 05-Jan-14 14:43:23

Went to get packed lunch item for the DC lunch and what did I see Easter eggs and Easter chocolates.

Is it me or is this way to early

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Sun 05-Jan-14 14:44:53

YANBU - we saw our first Easter eggs in Iceland... it was New Years Eve... so even before the year started!

SPsFifthConyoIsTheBestConyo Sun 05-Jan-14 14:45:30

Are mini eggs out now?

NoComet Sun 05-Jan-14 14:45:51

YANBU
There are cream egg ads on the TV

RandyRudolf Sun 05-Jan-14 14:46:02

Soon it'll be the Valentine's and Mother's Day tatt. It's what keeps the economy going.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 05-Jan-14 14:46:19

Yes mini eggs, Cadbury creme egg to whole shebang

hotcrossbunnie Sun 05-Jan-14 14:46:26

blush Too early for my nc then?

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 05-Jan-14 14:46:45

Easter isn't till April 20th

livinginawinterwonderland Sun 05-Jan-14 14:53:30

YABU, it's never too early for mini eggs! not that I bought a bag yesterday oh no

bearleftmonkeyright Sun 05-Jan-14 14:54:03

I had hot cross buns yesterday, think I've peaked too soon.

peking Sun 05-Jan-14 14:55:26

There must be a seasonal aisle IN EVERY SUPERMARKET ALL THE TIME.

It's like, the law.

Personally I was quite happy we had 3 months of Christmas food/decs/gifts because it meant I could just buy those items which were on offer and spread the cost throughout 1/4 of the year.

But I don't give a fig about V-day, Easter, Halloween etc...yawn.

BrownSauceSandwich Sun 05-Jan-14 15:03:28

Well, there must be people buying it, otherwise the supermarkets wouldn't give up space to it yet.

Admittedly, I eat hot cross buns any time of year.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 05-Jan-14 15:05:25

I did buy a creme egg though, I think Cadbury should make them all year round.

Iamsparklyknickers Sun 05-Jan-14 15:06:02

Surely the correct seasonal aisle for January should be stuffed with slim fast and budget baked beans? grin

I do think the Easter stuff should be left till at least after valentines day.

funkybuddah Sun 05-Jan-14 15:06:15

YABU creme eggs are always welcome

sunshinemmum Sun 05-Jan-14 15:07:02

YANBU .. and hot cross buns! Easter isn't til April, they'd get a bit stale!

Darkesteyes Sun 05-Jan-14 16:14:38

Our local WH Smith had creme eggs out 2 days after Boxing Day (on the Saturday) the same store that has Psychologies magazine on the top shelf so i had to struggle almost pulling a muscle to reach it. While having the tits and arse stuff on eye level.

Skrifa Sun 05-Jan-14 16:21:06

They're doing it a bit late. Aren't there any Halloween decs up yet?

MyNameIsSuz Sun 05-Jan-14 16:24:22

It's ridiculous, I agree, though our WH Smiths had little Cadbury eggs with Dime bar in them and I was ever so tempted.

JennyOnAPlate Sun 05-Jan-14 16:25:59

Didn't see any Easter eggs when I was in sainsburys on Friday. There was an aisle end dedicated to hot cross buns though!

sapfu Sun 05-Jan-14 16:31:15

My nearest supermarket has cut price Christmas goods on one aisle, and the Easter stuff (some of which has a sell by date in February ffs) on the next one.

I said to the nearest shelf stacker, Where's the Halloween stuff then?

He smirked and said Yeah I know, it's insane.

HoratiaDrelincourt Sun 05-Jan-14 17:04:56

I wish they had to wait until Lent even though I'd cheerfully eat hot cross buns every day of the year.

It does make me rage when they sell seasonal items that won't even reach the season - mince pies in October with a November use-by date, for example.

Even more vile for the shaped chocolate things which have a shelf life measured in years, not weeks.

We should have creme eggs all year round.

My DS eats hot x buns all year round too - thank goodness they have them in store because he would stave otherwise.

Darkesteyes Sun 05-Jan-14 17:11:19

The reason they do that (seasonal items that wont reach the season) is a food marketing ploy to make ppl spend more.

HoneyDragon Sun 05-Jan-14 17:15:21

YABU Creme Eggs are what Christmas is all about.

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