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

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.

SecretNutellaFix Sun 05-Jan-14 17:17:03

I have already succumbed.

The day after Boxing day I purchased and ate 3 lindt Easter bunnies which were 3 for £1.

phantomnamechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 17:21:57

my kids eat hot x buns all year round like they eat toasted teacake or brioche for brekky

and crème eggs should be available all year round on prescription
but as for the rest of it, especially the easter themed mini egg cakes and lemon bakewells that must be eaten by march, YANBU, its mad

ba humbug or whatever the easter equivalent is

BradleyCoopersCurlyPerm Sun 05-Jan-14 17:25:09

Oh god! I get a really bad craving for and addiction to egg cake bars. It gets harder to resist every year when they bring them out earlier!!

Aside from that I never think it's that bad to have things on sale really. Helps people budget and buy a little at a time if they choose to, and doesn't really have any impact on those who choose to buy shortly before the event anyway.

januarysunsetfire Sun 05-Jan-14 17:27:00

LOVE hot cross buns and Easter eggs - Easter is my favourite time of the year, food-wise grin

Roast lamb with roast potatoes and honey-glazed carrots, roast parsnip and sweetcorn
Hot cross buns
Easter eggs - in all their forms.

So much easier and cheaper than Christmas to celebrate, the weather is better, daffodils, baby rabbits and chicks - gorgeous time of the year filled with blue skies and promise of summer, but BETTER than summer.

I love Easter!

BankWadger Sun 05-Jan-14 17:33:56


Cadburys chocolate is shit meaning creme eggs are shit.

Marketing fuckers feeding the obesity trend is all it is.

HoneyDragon Sun 05-Jan-14 17:56:33

<<Salutes marketing bastards and cuddles Creme egg 6 pack>>

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 05-Jan-14 17:57:24

Creme Eggs in Morrissons on Boxing Day . Bleurgh.

needaholidaynow Sun 05-Jan-14 18:08:46

YABTU! Can't wait to stuff my face with creme eggs! grin

RedToothBrush Sun 05-Jan-14 18:13:19


2nd January is ALWAYS the first day of the cream egg ads!

AnnBryce Sun 05-Jan-14 18:14:04

You think supermarkets care what you think? They don't, if they know it sells, it's on sale. What do you expect? Sentiment?!

GeeinItLaldy Sun 05-Jan-14 18:17:39

I'be just had a hot cross bun so I'd have to say YABU.

only just managed to resist the mini eggs too

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 05-Jan-14 18:23:00

I love Easter don't get me wrong, it's better than Christmas.

ddubsgirl Sun 05-Jan-14 18:48:02

we had eggs come in on boxing day, xmas eve pretty much all the Christmas stuff was gone

lyrasdaemo Sun 05-Jan-14 18:56:19

Our local Nisa supermarket had Creme and mini eggs in TWO weeks before Christmas....

FunLovinBunster Sun 05-Jan-14 19:09:12

Creme Egg ad on ITV just now.
We haven't eaten our Xmas pud and chocs yet...

fatlazymummy Sun 05-Jan-14 20:05:24

My kids love hot cross buns all year round as well. They also like mince pies, so I just regard them as normal treats, rather than specific christmas treats. After all, there isn't a law saying they can only be eaten over christmas. I just ignore all the other seasonal treats.
No one in our house is obese either.

specialsubject Sun 05-Jan-14 20:17:56

just the usual daft marketing. The trick is to shift your celebrating to a day or two later.

had lots of lovely Halloween cakes cheap after it. Now enjoying Christmas goodies. Will be enjoying cheap easter stuff after easter!

(love the co-op, no wonder they are in trouble with all this stuff left over!)

londonrach Sun 05-Jan-14 20:20:41

Saw mini eggs in tesco metro on boxing day. Just picked up some bits in waitrose and mini eggs were for sale by the till. Yesterday husband banned me from buying mini eggs as i had loads xmas choc left...might get some soon as its two bags for 2 pounds....

snowed Sun 05-Jan-14 20:23:23

YANBU. We haven't even finished the 12 days of Christmas yet! Who would buy Easter eggs in January? confused

londonrach Sun 05-Jan-14 20:28:33

Snowed...would you turn down a mini egg if it was offered to you. That crisp casing covering chocolate. Do you bite it in half or suck it letting the chocolate goodness melt in your mouth.... I want some mini eggs....(heading to the door)

MadeOfStarDust Sun 05-Jan-14 20:31:43

We put the mini eggs out on CHRISTMAS EVE - in a craft shop!! Christmas Eve - and sold 3 boxes of them (25 to a box) so people obviously like them...

BankWadger Sun 05-Jan-14 20:43:26

Oh HoneyDragon, you've got melted creme egg all down your front there.

HoneyDragon Sun 05-Jan-14 20:56:53

<<puts straw down cleavages and sucks>>

Mmmmmmm chocolatey fondanty boob goo....

BankWadger Mon 06-Jan-14 19:04:56

Careful, you'll have a queue forming.

meganorks Mon 06-Jan-14 19:13:36

My local sainsbury's was very confused. Had both hot cross buns and mince pies in the bakery bit. I went mince pies as my time on those is numbered

snowed Mon 06-Jan-14 19:36:12

grin I couldn't turn down a mini egg, that's true! They should be available all year though!

ForalltheSaints Mon 06-Jan-14 20:09:05

Today is the day to commemorate the visit of the wise men. Jesus hasn't even had his first teenage row with Mary and Joseph yet.

Far too early for Easter things.

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