Easter egg sales 'soar by almost 50%'
30/03/2021 | news | business | 589
M&S, Asda and Thorntons are among those seeing a big rise in eggs sales ahead of the Easter weekend.
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30/03/2021 10:42:25 6 6
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lolol who cares
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30/03/2021 10:48:29 9 4
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And yet you go to the effort of posting a comment? Clearly you have some interest
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30/03/2021 11:33:59 1 0
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Oh the irony...
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30/03/2021 10:46:45 125 11
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Now there will be even more people around with Easter Egg shaped bodies .
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30/03/2021 13:05:21 13 0
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I've already turned in to a rabbit.
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30/03/2021 10:47:16 5 1
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Anyone who recently invested in an Easter Egg company will care I suspect.
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30/03/2021 10:42:25 6 6
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lolol who cares
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30/03/2021 10:48:29 9 4
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And yet you go to the effort of posting a comment? Clearly you have some interest
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30/03/2021 10:49:23 2 3
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Eggs, I'll be bound.
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30/03/2021 10:50:31 0 4
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Or should I say un-bound.
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30/03/2021 10:49:23 2 3
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Eggs, I'll be bound.
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30/03/2021 10:50:31 0 4
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Or should I say un-bound.
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30/03/2021 10:51:30 12 11
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Great news, fat kids & rotten teeth.
So the kids are going to live on a diet of choccy eggs for the rest of the year, are they, or does the smart Brass Eye not understand the concept of a treat? Removed
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30/03/2021 16:09:29 0 0
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Unlike the diet of every other day of the year?

Luckily, long after you retired, there's been an invention: toothpaste.
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30/03/2021 10:54:08 4 2
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Eggciting news. Smashing.
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30/03/2021 12:13:52 2 1
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I may shell out on a few
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30/03/2021 10:56:09 255 12
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I feel sorry for all those poor chickens being fed cocoa and having to lay such big eggs
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30/03/2021 11:41:08 59 17
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the irritation from the foil wrapping not withstanding
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30/03/2021 12:01:31 6 4
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Diabetes epidemic next
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Stu
30/03/2021 12:06:40 15 1
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Looks like 6 people don't agree with chickens being fed cocoa.
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30/03/2021 12:34:00 10 0
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Sorry to shame you, but I think your understanding of avian biology is flawed.

Clearly they don't use standard chickens. Have you seen Sesame street? And Orville was only a baby (I think his parents did the mint chocolate ones)
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30/03/2021 12:36:22 3 0
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Still at least they’re not oh aah birds
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30/03/2021 12:55:13 5 13
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The majority of that chocolate is made with milk, so you might like to look into the dairy industry and feel horrified at the 90,000 male calves who are deemed surplus to requirement - so they're either killed at birth on the dairy farm, or shipped off for a short, miserable life while they become veal.
All these unwanted male calves are because a cow has to give birth before she'll provide milk.
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30/03/2021 15:46:41 2 0
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Some of them like it. #chickenpervs
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30/03/2021 10:56:56 6 18
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Good old healthy Britain, doing all we can to minimise the risk to ourselves of Covid!
Oh no wait, it's okay to bypass personal responsibility now we have a vaccine.
Tuck in everyone.
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30/03/2021 11:01:38 12 3
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Run out of bitter lemon to suck on whilst twitching your curtains eh?

Maybe after the year most of us have had it'd be nice to celebrate something?
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JWS
30/03/2021 11:04:54 0 4
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If the vaccine works then it's irresponsible to not get back to normal
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30/03/2021 10:57:42 8 8
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Yet another ridiculous news article. Last years shops could not give them away - literally. Why is it a surprise that they’ve sold more this year?
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30/03/2021 11:06:46 10 4
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The BBC apologises for reporting factual information that you're not interested in.
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30/03/2021 11:26:17 1 3
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Not a surprise, but just possibly good news, if your blinkers will let you see past the fact that it is on the BBC website!
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30/03/2021 10:58:24 4 14
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While dark chocolate has its benefits, most of the milk chocolate that's so popular in the UK is pretty much just junk food with no benefits.

Parents & grandparents should think carefully about what they're feeding children - there's already enough obese & diabetic children who have their elders to thank for the state they're in.
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30/03/2021 10:58:52 8 3
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Slow news day?
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30/03/2021 10:59:13 3 13
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Easter egg

=What eggs ? lol

Boring brits
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30/03/2021 11:08:02 4 2
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How's China, still on here because you are allowed to comment, but a pound to a penny you daren't say a word in china, trolls, jeez surprised you even know what easter is....
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30/03/2021 10:56:56 6 18
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Good old healthy Britain, doing all we can to minimise the risk to ourselves of Covid!
Oh no wait, it's okay to bypass personal responsibility now we have a vaccine.
Tuck in everyone.
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30/03/2021 11:01:38 12 3
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Run out of bitter lemon to suck on whilst twitching your curtains eh?

Maybe after the year most of us have had it'd be nice to celebrate something?
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30/03/2021 11:01:56 196 9
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I don’t know why, Cadbury’s eggs taste terrible these days. Gone is the creamy milk chocolate and in its place is Smokey tasting cheap tasting rubbish.
Come back Cadbury’s, all is forgiven!
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30/03/2021 11:04:24 158 2
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Yep, ever since Cadbury sold out.
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30/03/2021 11:11:34 42 2
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Agree completely! Their chocolate is now not edible.
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30/03/2021 11:21:30 35 1
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James, just switch to Lindt, it’s how Cadbury’s used to taste.
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30/03/2021 11:16:56 40 0
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Because Cadbury's is now owned by US company Hershey & they use controlled lipolysis to break down the fatty acids in the milk. This produces butyric acid, which is the chemical that gives vomit its vile smell and taste.
Europeans looked down on the old Cadbury's chocolate, so heaven knows what they think of the Hershey made muck.
I've not bought any since the takeover.
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30/03/2021 11:29:12 31 0
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I don't buy Cadbury's any more since the American takeover - Belgian and Swiss chocolate is of noticeably better quality - you really can taste the difference.
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30/03/2021 11:31:30 29 0
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They are not Cadbury's as you knew it - it is now an American company and their chocolate is not great, that is an understatement
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30/03/2021 11:42:22 9 0
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I tend to go for Hotel Chocolate easter eggs rather than the paper thin mass produced easter eggs.
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30/03/2021 11:43:16 25 0
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Mondelez International own the Cadburys brand. They've made products by not only using lower quality ingredients but making their products smaller in addition to costing more. Vote with your wallet/purse.
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30/03/2021 11:53:40 1 36
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Sorry James but I suspect it's your taste buds that are changing rather than the chocolate and that's likely due to be old age!!
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30/03/2021 11:58:01 18 0
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Cadbury's Dairy Milk used to be my favourite chocolate & Creme Eggs were a regular Easter treat. I haven't eaten either since they changed the recipe to make it taste like doggy chocs.
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30/03/2021 12:03:56 4 5
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That'e because they have put less sugar and fat in them! It is to stop you getting addicted - which seems to have worked ! LOL

Spending time in France you notice the chocolate is not so rich and the KFC is not so salty.... Guess what? You crave it less and that is why they aren't all obese - so it is for our own good :)
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30/03/2021 12:06:09 6 0
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Made a HUGE mistake this week and tried the low sugar Cadbury chocolate - felt sick, upset stomach - can not recommend this rubbish.
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30/03/2021 12:41:03 1 0
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Only buy eggs made from 'dairy milk' chocolate. Creme Eggs don't use dairy milk anymore - less cocoa.

USA chocolate has a bad reputation because it is made for the US climate. Transport UK chocolate across the USA in a truck and it will melt. Hence the different texture which, in turn, affects flavour.
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Bob
30/03/2021 12:48:53 0 3
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Alright Mary Berry Chill Out.
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30/03/2021 13:00:17 1 0
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They seem to have switched UK Cadburys chocolate to the cheap US recipe once it's sold, it's much more waxy. From what I understand the reason is because they put something in it that makes it less likely to melt in the southern US states, that's why their chocolate tastes vile, and that's now why our chocolate tastes vile.
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30/03/2021 13:41:48 0 0
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Nice if they come from Republic of Ireland ? Seems to be different chocolate ??
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30/03/2021 13:53:53 1 0
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I had my first Creme Egg of the year a few days ago and I agree, the chocolate isn't what it used to be
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30/03/2021 15:52:36 0 0
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170 upvotes for an off topic post

I use to like boiled eggs more than scrambled, but now I prefer fried eggs. The rare breeds ones from Tescos are OK but there's quite a price premium.

Something slanderous about Scottish politics
Imagine if we had JFK / FDR / JC / other JC in charge!
China bad / good / neutral.
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30/03/2021 15:57:16 0 0
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Back in the day we had a lot of UK sweetie manufacturers. Cadbury, Rowntree Mackintosh , Terry's Fry's... (Fry's Chocolate Cream was the first mass-produced chocolate bar)... all now either gone or under foreign ownership. The sweets live on in terms of marketing (and to an extent product), but it still seems a shame. Same with cars... Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, Vauxhall, MG....
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30/03/2021 16:12:59 0 0
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That's what happens when people sell out! Capitalism at its worst.
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30/03/2021 16:31:40 0 0
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So true. Had some chocolate spread the other day. It was Mondelez yak...
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Bob
30/03/2021 11:02:29 204 1
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"Easter egg sales have climbed £48m, soaring almost 50% to £153m compared with last year, according to figures from analysts Kantar."

Because Easter fell during the peak of a national lockdown and sales were dire last year.

Now let us look at 2019 data, also from Kantar - £146m. So still up, but not much more than inflation.
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30/03/2021 11:07:26 91 16
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Agreed.

Not really magic is it?

Now I'm no economist or analyst, but I bet my left back upper tooth that they'll be a LOT of other products that have a marked increase this year compared to 2021...

A LOT...

Perhaps the BBC could send me an application and make me their senior economist?
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30/03/2021 12:34:21 4 0
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Yep, that small increase is due to prices and not number of eggs sold.
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30/03/2021 13:04:53 2 0
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and in a nutshell you describe the devious nature of our media. They will say the facts are true - even if the way they deliver them is misleading.
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30/03/2021 14:22:57 1 0
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This article would have been enhanced with a graph, and reporters have been keen on graphs for the last 12 months, why suddenly stop?
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30/03/2021 15:47:50 0 0
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Good point well made, you wonderful pedant.
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JWS
30/03/2021 11:03:45 2 6
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Last year the Police were taking Easter Eggs out of baskets so that explains the rise this year
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30/03/2021 11:03:54 6 7
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Shall we expect a follow up story from the Beeb telling us the how bad eating these things are and how we'll all going to die just looking at the excess packaging?
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30/03/2021 11:04:17 7 12
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Even Diane Abbott could have worked that out. Easter egg sales up nearly 50%. Amazing, just before the Easter weekend.
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30/03/2021 11:05:48 6 2
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This is compared with last year. And no you didn't know that they had increased by 50% on last year, smart alec.
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30/03/2021 11:17:20 0 0
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Presumably Easter didn't happen last year then
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30/03/2021 11:18:34 0 1
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Don`t exaggerate....Diane Abacus Abbott could never work that one out.
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30/03/2021 11:01:56 196 9
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I don’t know why, Cadbury’s eggs taste terrible these days. Gone is the creamy milk chocolate and in its place is Smokey tasting cheap tasting rubbish.
Come back Cadbury’s, all is forgiven!
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30/03/2021 11:04:24 158 2
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Yep, ever since Cadbury sold out.
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30/03/2021 11:06:43 55 1
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I don’t buy them any more since they got bought up and the new owners clearly changed the recipe for something cheaper and far worse tasting.
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30/03/2021 11:04:37 6 8
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Sales shouldn't soar they should be more or less the same year in year out.
This means people are stuffing 50% more chocolate into the kids.

Then the bleating starts " I haven't got any money" , "my children are too fat" and this is why.

Nothing wrong kids having an Easter egg or two but dont go mad.
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30/03/2021 11:14:02 1 1
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And when pollution dropped last year, do you think drivers got rid of their cars causing this?

No.

The lockdown caused a 'blip'.

Parents weren't able to buy their kids eggs so their was a drop in sales and now sales have returned to normal.

Not really rocket science...
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30/03/2021 11:04:45 40 16
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BBC doing its duty, providing all the kill-joys and misery guts a place to comment.
It's Easter, we get to give and receive lovely chocolate eggs. We are not going to explode into obesity on one weekend, and kids teeth won't suddenly drop out.
Have some fun
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30/03/2021 11:10:39 18 6
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The BBC is doing it's job - informing us so that you can make your "valued" comments about bias
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30/03/2021 11:20:42 3 5
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And you are doing your very own moaning post, aren't you?

Or does moaning about the BBC in their sandpit not count as moaning on your planet...
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Bob
30/03/2021 12:50:17 0 0
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The problem is the majority don't know when to stop the fun.
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30/03/2021 10:56:56 6 18
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Good old healthy Britain, doing all we can to minimise the risk to ourselves of Covid!
Oh no wait, it's okay to bypass personal responsibility now we have a vaccine.
Tuck in everyone.
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JWS
30/03/2021 11:04:54 0 4
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If the vaccine works then it's irresponsible to not get back to normal
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30/03/2021 11:05:15 14 8
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Ooh, I love hot cross buns. Has anyone else tried the chocolate ones? Sounds so wrong but they are delicious.
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30/03/2021 11:29:19 7 3
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Yum that sounds fine.
Apparently Adli also sells chilli & cheese hot crossed buns
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30/03/2021 11:32:21 1 0
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M&S chocolate ones are not that nice - Blueberry ones are sublime though
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30/03/2021 13:24:00 1 0
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Doesn't really appeal to me, mind you I'm contemplating making my own this year.
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30/03/2021 11:05:16 6 11
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Amazes me in a country where we are constantly told that poverty is rife that people will spend so many £££s on chocolate eggs and some cardboard which has cost pennies to manufacture
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30/03/2021 11:09:20 4 1
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OH, I wonder if those in poverty are behind this increase in sales. It amazes me that in this country people can be so dense as to correlate two random things. Oh, sales of Easter eggs are rising, that must be because over 2/3 of the population have had one vaccination!
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30/03/2021 11:09:48 1 0
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Yep. Poverty is not rife. They keep changing the definition of it to keep it 'rife'.
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30/03/2021 11:10:06 0 0
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I work in "cardboard" - The packaging costs substantially more than the chocolate.
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30/03/2021 11:05:38 6 1
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Eggcelent news
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30/03/2021 11:04:17 7 12
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Even Diane Abbott could have worked that out. Easter egg sales up nearly 50%. Amazing, just before the Easter weekend.
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30/03/2021 11:05:48 6 2
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This is compared with last year. And no you didn't know that they had increased by 50% on last year, smart alec.
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JO
30/03/2021 11:05:59 2 9
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To expensive time of the year for householders to be laying out additional on chocolate eggs.
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JWS
30/03/2021 11:07:38 4 2
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A Cadbury egg is £1..
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30/03/2021 11:06:07 32 30
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To all those posting the sad old "fat kids/obese society" rubbish, how about you crawl back under your miserbale rocks and chew on some lettuce, you miserable old gits. I bet you're also the same people who want to ban firework sales for bonfire night too? I'd rather the world was full of happy fat kids than you grumpy old buggers.
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30/03/2021 11:09:17 22 10
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Yeah, fair point, but lets hope these fat happy kids are ploughing enough wedge into the NHS then to keep them alive when they get older....BURDEN!
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30/03/2021 11:10:53 11 2
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So you're perfectly OK with kids ending up with heart disease, diabetes & umpteen other issues, all costing the taxpayer billions?
Those kids won't remain happy when their health goes down the tubes.
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30/03/2021 11:16:19 5 3
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No problem with people being overweight as long as they don't then force me to stop paying sport in order to protect their health
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30/03/2021 11:18:30 6 1
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I would like to see fireworks banned from general sale, absolutely. Not for organised displays though. If you happen to live near a park where they're getting let off at all times of the night for weeks before and after November 5th, you might understand my view.
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30/03/2021 11:16:03 3 11
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London bubble lefty remoaners need an egg wrapped in lentil & avocado rather than chocolate.
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30/03/2021 11:35:03 0 1
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I guess a significant of posters are fat grumpy old buggers - but will be happy with their eggs
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30/03/2021 11:06:10 98 11
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I think this story is eggsaggerated.... ??

I'll get me coat.... ??
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30/03/2021 11:07:21 53 8
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Cracking joke!
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30/03/2021 11:30:16 15 0
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Easterical ????
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30/03/2021 11:38:51 13 0
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I see everyone is scrambling for the puns
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30/03/2021 11:48:56 7 0
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Eggcellent Joke, I'm eggstatic! Shell I tell you another?
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30/03/2021 12:12:29 10 0
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Did people make up these egg jokes themselves, or were they poached?
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30/03/2021 13:24:48 3 0
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that's a great yoke!
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30/03/2021 11:06:38 71 7
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Supermarket owners put out a story that easter egg sales are up, and hey presto everyone starts buying them, free advertising for the gullible...
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30/03/2021 12:25:43 9 0
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Well, much as I love chocolate; anything that has the usual "devil take the hindmost" types panic-buying Easter eggs might be a good way to deflect their attention from the Loo-rolls, pasta and rice....?
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30/03/2021 13:40:57 0 0
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What came first though?
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30/03/2021 15:54:29 0 0
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Because nobody knew easter was coming, or that chocolate eggs are on the shelves, and - most importantly - the people that already bought them - as reported - will have forgotten, and want to get in on the "I bought a chocolate egg" bandwagon.

Because people do what they are told others are doing

Hey presto! People do what they were doing anyway, and the BBC reports the facts. Amazing.
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30/03/2021 11:04:24 158 2
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Yep, ever since Cadbury sold out.
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30/03/2021 11:06:43 55 1
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I don’t buy them any more since they got bought up and the new owners clearly changed the recipe for something cheaper and far worse tasting.
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30/03/2021 10:57:42 8 8
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Yet another ridiculous news article. Last years shops could not give them away - literally. Why is it a surprise that they’ve sold more this year?
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30/03/2021 11:06:46 10 4
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The BBC apologises for reporting factual information that you're not interested in.
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30/03/2021 11:06:10 98 11
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I think this story is eggsaggerated.... ??

I'll get me coat.... ??
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30/03/2021 11:07:21 53 8
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Cracking joke!
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30/03/2021 11:09:16 4 0
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Boom, boom, tish ??
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30/03/2021 11:29:04 11 0
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You mean yolk.....
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30/03/2021 11:54:11 8 0
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Do not get the joke can you eggsplain it
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Bob
30/03/2021 11:02:29 204 1
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"Easter egg sales have climbed £48m, soaring almost 50% to £153m compared with last year, according to figures from analysts Kantar."

Because Easter fell during the peak of a national lockdown and sales were dire last year.

Now let us look at 2019 data, also from Kantar - £146m. So still up, but not much more than inflation.
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30/03/2021 11:07:26 91 16
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Agreed.

Not really magic is it?

Now I'm no economist or analyst, but I bet my left back upper tooth that they'll be a LOT of other products that have a marked increase this year compared to 2021...

A LOT...

Perhaps the BBC could send me an application and make me their senior economist?
If you are so smart, why not find a news site that fits your expectations better, raher than keep coming here and moaning, as if you expect the BBC to suddenly change because the superior intellect that is adeyb has pointed out the error of thier ways? Removed
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30/03/2021 11:31:38 9 7
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A senior economist would probably know that last year was 2020......

"Now I'm no economist or analyst, but I bet my left back upper tooth that they'll be a LOT of other products that have a marked increase this year compared to 2021..."
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30/03/2021 11:33:18 8 3
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This year is 2021. Are you from the future?
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30/03/2021 11:33:57 5 6
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I am sure the senior economist at the BBC knows what year it is...
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30/03/2021 11:44:44 2 5
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Go on, apply. I'm sure that you think that you have all the qualifications required.
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30/03/2021 12:01:05 5 9
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I think the BBC is just reporting the results of a lot of other people's surveys - before applying to be their senior economist you may want to study English Language comprehension.
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JO
30/03/2021 11:05:59 2 9
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To expensive time of the year for householders to be laying out additional on chocolate eggs.
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JWS
30/03/2021 11:07:38 4 2
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A Cadbury egg is £1..
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30/03/2021 11:07:39 5 1
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It's amazing what you'll buy when your entertainment is severely restricted.

I had noticed that the supermarkets were heaving with egg displays.

Not sure which came first: the chicken or the egg..
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30/03/2021 12:53:16 1 0
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The egg did by a few hundred million years. It's an odd phrase that one as it's utterly nonsensical :)
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30/03/2021 11:07:42 7 12
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Remainer brain automatically reads headline as: Brexit Ruins Easter
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30/03/2021 11:17:16 2 1
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Brexitroll still can't get over the fact they won, and has to keep rubbing it in to massage their fragile ego....
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30/03/2021 11:13:41 1 0
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As half-baked as your namesake.
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30/03/2021 13:40:10 0 0
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Moronic obsessed brexiteer trying to get attention as he does every day. Go outside and make a new friend, at least then that will bring the amount of friends you have up to 1.
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30/03/2021 10:59:13 3 13
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Easter egg

=What eggs ? lol

Boring brits
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30/03/2021 11:08:02 4 2
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How's China, still on here because you are allowed to comment, but a pound to a penny you daren't say a word in china, trolls, jeez surprised you even know what easter is....
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30/03/2021 11:12:29 0 1
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YAWNNNNNNNNNNNN.............repeat years after years, so boring.........both in Easter and Xmas
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30/03/2021 10:57:51 3 1
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Great news. This, added to lockdown easing, is invigorating the whole country. Just need people to start buying xmas trees and then we're there.
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30/03/2021 11:08:38 5 9
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buying easter eggs because its easter ...........the commercial stupidity of it all the stupid people who buy them..........
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30/03/2021 11:11:06 4 2
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Power move, buy easter eggs just because it's juuust after easter and enjoy the discounts.
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30/03/2021 11:15:46 0 1
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So should we buy Easter Eggs for August Bank Holiday or something, oh Miserable one...

Just because you don't like them, doesn't mean no-one else does!
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30/03/2021 11:25:32 0 1
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Someone’s upset he’s not getting a kilo of cream eggs
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30/03/2021 11:08:58 12 3
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Cluck Me that's expensive
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30/03/2021 11:08:58 1 1
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These easter eggs are they the extremely small variety, promoted as being good for us because too much chocolate is bad for us...
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30/03/2021 11:07:21 53 8
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Cracking joke!
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30/03/2021 11:09:16 4 0
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Boom, boom, tish ??
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30/03/2021 11:06:07 32 30
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To all those posting the sad old "fat kids/obese society" rubbish, how about you crawl back under your miserbale rocks and chew on some lettuce, you miserable old gits. I bet you're also the same people who want to ban firework sales for bonfire night too? I'd rather the world was full of happy fat kids than you grumpy old buggers.
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30/03/2021 11:09:17 22 10
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Yeah, fair point, but lets hope these fat happy kids are ploughing enough wedge into the NHS then to keep them alive when they get older....BURDEN!
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30/03/2021 11:05:16 6 11
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Amazes me in a country where we are constantly told that poverty is rife that people will spend so many £££s on chocolate eggs and some cardboard which has cost pennies to manufacture
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30/03/2021 11:09:20 4 1
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OH, I wonder if those in poverty are behind this increase in sales. It amazes me that in this country people can be so dense as to correlate two random things. Oh, sales of Easter eggs are rising, that must be because over 2/3 of the population have had one vaccination!
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30/03/2021 11:19:18 0 2
bbc
Put it this way, I work full time and manage my money well. My daughter will get one easter egg from me. Family down the road, don't work, on benefits will buy dozens for their kids.
Removed
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30/03/2021 11:05:16 6 11
bbc
Amazes me in a country where we are constantly told that poverty is rife that people will spend so many £££s on chocolate eggs and some cardboard which has cost pennies to manufacture
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30/03/2021 11:09:48 1 0
bbc
Yep. Poverty is not rife. They keep changing the definition of it to keep it 'rife'.
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30/03/2021 11:10:27 3 6
bbc
More junk food, just what people need.
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30/03/2021 11:35:06 5 0
bbc
go suck a lettuce
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30/03/2021 11:04:45 40 16
bbc
BBC doing its duty, providing all the kill-joys and misery guts a place to comment.
It's Easter, we get to give and receive lovely chocolate eggs. We are not going to explode into obesity on one weekend, and kids teeth won't suddenly drop out.
Have some fun
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30/03/2021 11:10:39 18 6
bbc
The BBC is doing it's job - informing us so that you can make your "valued" comments about bias
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30/03/2021 11:08:38 5 9
bbc
buying easter eggs because its easter ...........the commercial stupidity of it all the stupid people who buy them..........
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30/03/2021 11:11:06 4 2
bbc
Power move, buy easter eggs just because it's juuust after easter and enjoy the discounts.
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30/03/2021 11:11:23 61 12
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walkinginthewoods
12:04
"BBC doing its duty, providing all the kill-joys and misery guts a place to comment..."

A fairly innocent/innocuous article about Easter eggs & out come the Beeb bashers. Why do you bother getting out of bed?
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pjl
30/03/2021 11:16:03 39 7
bbc
Probably didn't get out of bed but just lies there posting comments.
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30/03/2021 11:24:56 2 3
bbc
To let random thoughts transition to the screen with no filter, obviously.
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30/03/2021 11:31:31 9 6
bbc
I'm a Beeb basher, but mainly because they now have a director who donates vast sums to the Tories & a board elected by gov't, and omit the vast majority of stories that outline gov't ineptitude and corruption, the failures of Brexit etc.

Nothing on Arcuri this week; very little on exports to EU dropping hugely, or fishing collapsing; nothing on Home Office spending scandal; nothing on Jenrick...
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30/03/2021 11:40:14 4 3
bbc
@"A fairly innocent/innocuous article about Easter eggs & out come the Beeb bashers. Why do you bother getting out of bed?"
---

Probably because that's what they're paid to do.

Whenever you see post undermining the BBC, just treat them as a flashing banner saying "GREETINGS FROM RUSSIA!"
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30/03/2021 12:00:35 3 1
bbc
I wasn't bashing the BBC, I was praising them for giving all the misery guts a place to comment.
Thanks to everyone for proving my point.
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30/03/2021 15:42:52 0 0
bbc
Children are innocent. Free marketing for Big Chocolate is not innocent. It's actually rather sinister and not enough people see a problem with it.
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30/03/2021 11:01:56 196 9
bbc
I don’t know why, Cadbury’s eggs taste terrible these days. Gone is the creamy milk chocolate and in its place is Smokey tasting cheap tasting rubbish.
Come back Cadbury’s, all is forgiven!
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30/03/2021 11:11:34 42 2
bbc
Agree completely! Their chocolate is now not edible.
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30/03/2021 11:11:34 1 0
bbc
New tax year, new diet!
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30/03/2021 11:08:02 4 2
bbc
How's China, still on here because you are allowed to comment, but a pound to a penny you daren't say a word in china, trolls, jeez surprised you even know what easter is....
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30/03/2021 11:12:29 0 1
bbc
YAWNNNNNNNNNNNN.............repeat years after years, so boring.........both in Easter and Xmas
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30/03/2021 11:18:47 2 0
bbc
Well Mr Niceguy, explain whats your obsession with the Brits, you seem to hate us so much explain why, or am i right to say your gutless and your just hiding behind your keyboard, cowards hide behind keyboards...
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30/03/2021 11:04:37 6 8
bbc
Sales shouldn't soar they should be more or less the same year in year out.
This means people are stuffing 50% more chocolate into the kids.

Then the bleating starts " I haven't got any money" , "my children are too fat" and this is why.

Nothing wrong kids having an Easter egg or two but dont go mad.
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30/03/2021 11:14:02 1 1
bbc
And when pollution dropped last year, do you think drivers got rid of their cars causing this?

No.

The lockdown caused a 'blip'.

Parents weren't able to buy their kids eggs so their was a drop in sales and now sales have returned to normal.

Not really rocket science...
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30/03/2021 11:05:16 6 11
bbc
Amazes me in a country where we are constantly told that poverty is rife that people will spend so many £££s on chocolate eggs and some cardboard which has cost pennies to manufacture
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30/03/2021 11:10:06 0 0
bbc
I work in "cardboard" - The packaging costs substantially more than the chocolate.
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30/03/2021 11:06:07 32 30
bbc
To all those posting the sad old "fat kids/obese society" rubbish, how about you crawl back under your miserbale rocks and chew on some lettuce, you miserable old gits. I bet you're also the same people who want to ban firework sales for bonfire night too? I'd rather the world was full of happy fat kids than you grumpy old buggers.
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30/03/2021 11:10:53 11 2
bbc
So you're perfectly OK with kids ending up with heart disease, diabetes & umpteen other issues, all costing the taxpayer billions?
Those kids won't remain happy when their health goes down the tubes.
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PW
30/03/2021 11:14:41 35 7
bbc
Perhaps people are buying and donating Easter eggs into food banks - to try and spread some joy to children of all ages, down on their luck?
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30/03/2021 11:49:02 24 4
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Good idea - hope lots of people do.
555
30/03/2021 19:50:13 0 0
bbc
No it is because last years figure was affected as we were in a full lockdown. This years figure similar to 2019 per pandemic. Lockdown was completely different last year to this with empty streets
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30/03/2021 11:15:39 4 3
bbc
Not in this household they don't (soar that is)

Ridiculously over packaged, massif transportation costs due to transporting mostly air.
Easter is a religious festival, if you must sell loads of frankly poor quality chocolate like this then please at least call it "chocolate egg marketing day" and not Easter.
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30/03/2021 11:24:05 3 2
bbc
You know Crimbo is just called the Primary Gifting Period in the finance sector, right?
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30/03/2021 11:08:38 5 9
bbc
buying easter eggs because its easter ...........the commercial stupidity of it all the stupid people who buy them..........
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30/03/2021 11:15:46 0 1
bbc
So should we buy Easter Eggs for August Bank Holiday or something, oh Miserable one...

Just because you don't like them, doesn't mean no-one else does!
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30/03/2021 11:15:59 4 1
bbc
A sweet story but what about all of these sheep and lambs in New Zealand. If the sheep population decide to revolt then humans will be outnumbered 5 to 1.
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30/03/2021 11:23:28 3 1
bbc
Get this man a job in the MoD
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30/03/2021 11:30:01 5 0
bbc
Well I guess that would be the start of Wooled War three
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30/03/2021 11:11:23 61 12
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walkinginthewoods
12:04
"BBC doing its duty, providing all the kill-joys and misery guts a place to comment..."

A fairly innocent/innocuous article about Easter eggs & out come the Beeb bashers. Why do you bother getting out of bed?
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pjl
30/03/2021 11:16:03 39 7
bbc
Probably didn't get out of bed but just lies there posting comments.
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Wet
30/03/2021 11:16:10 2 1
bbc
Everyone snaffling up the Easter eggs I should be eating! Only 4 more egg buying days till Easter!
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30/03/2021 11:16:12 6 5
bbc
Celebrations of what? Because going by their behaviour, they sure as hell aren't celebrating the meaning of Jesus.
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30/03/2021 11:24:41 5 1
bbc
Damn right, what's a yearly chocolate binge got to do with a fictional character?
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30/03/2021 12:56:45 1 0
bbc
There always has to be one trying to usurp our great British Easter Egg eating festival with silly religious stories.
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30/03/2021 11:06:07 32 30
bbc
To all those posting the sad old "fat kids/obese society" rubbish, how about you crawl back under your miserbale rocks and chew on some lettuce, you miserable old gits. I bet you're also the same people who want to ban firework sales for bonfire night too? I'd rather the world was full of happy fat kids than you grumpy old buggers.
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30/03/2021 11:16:19 5 3
bbc
No problem with people being overweight as long as they don't then force me to stop paying sport in order to protect their health
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30/03/2021 11:16:35 4 8
bbc
This story is a pointless waste of electrons and contributing to global warming. Please BBC grow up and let us read something meaningful.
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30/03/2021 11:26:32 2 0
bbc
Stop your whining.
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30/03/2021 11:28:01 1 0
bbc
A waste of electrons? Can there be a purposeful waste? Does submitting a comment use significantly less energy resources than posting a story on a website? Are the BBC stopping you from reading more meaningful stories by posting this one? Is discussing the economy not grown up just because the focus is on something that is enjoyed by children?

What a baffling comment.
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30/03/2021 11:34:47 1 2
bbc
Or you could get a life...

But that wouldn't be as much fun as coming to the BBC website to moan about the BBC, would it?
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30/03/2021 11:32:40 1 0
bbc
What your chosen subject? Which type of Rain clouds are the darkest?
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MVP
30/03/2021 11:16:38 29 14
bbc
How and why exactly does the giving of a chocolate egg commemorate the death of a man in the Middle East who upset the Romans two thousand years ago?
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30/03/2021 11:20:00 33 10
bbc
None of which can be confirmed, it must be fake news, next we will hear he fed 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish, and cured a leper by touching his shoulder.
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30/03/2021 11:20:54 15 2
bbc
Because saint peter... was a rabbit.

The pope’s hat looks silly on a human, but it fits a rabbit perfectly.
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30/03/2021 11:23:08 11 3
bbc
You must have bunked off from school when this was explained to those that wanted to learn. Research it yourself by looking up what an egg represents.
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30/03/2021 11:24:11 16 2
bbc
It doesn't, like Christmas, Easter was seasonal festival appropriated and integrated by the early Christians. Elements such as eggs, rabbits and trees are vestigial.
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30/03/2021 11:24:43 14 1
bbc
Well, Eastra is a pagan festival well established before the Roman empire. Convenient this fella you refer to died (winter) and was reborn (spring) at about the same time as this time. Eggs represent spring and the abundance of new life on show.
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30/03/2021 11:28:53 18 0
bbc
Have you read the easter story? It's real game of thrones stuff hardly suitable for children. A man is betrayed, tortured and hung from a plank of wood with nails and left to die. I prefer the chocolate bunny side of things
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30/03/2021 11:31:37 5 4
bbc
Have a read on how the Orthodox Christians (Greeks etc) paint their eggs red and you may learn something.
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30/03/2021 12:27:40 4 2
bbc
It's the Noah story that gets me. The sheer size of the boat required would be ridiculous and then where did all the water go?
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30/03/2021 11:07:42 7 12
bbc
Remainer brain automatically reads headline as: Brexit Ruins Easter
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30/03/2021 11:17:16 2 1
bbc
Brexitroll still can't get over the fact they won, and has to keep rubbing it in to massage their fragile ego....
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30/03/2021 11:30:03 2 0
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The fish are biting today
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30/03/2021 11:04:17 7 12
bbc
Even Diane Abbott could have worked that out. Easter egg sales up nearly 50%. Amazing, just before the Easter weekend.
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30/03/2021 11:17:20 0 0
bbc
Presumably Easter didn't happen last year then
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Ben
30/03/2021 11:13:00 5 1
bbc
Cue the eggscruciating (hot cross) puns...
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30/03/2021 11:24:36 3 0
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Easterical!
39
30/03/2021 11:07:42 7 12
bbc
Remainer brain automatically reads headline as: Brexit Ruins Easter
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30/03/2021 11:13:41 1 0
bbc
As half-baked as your namesake.
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30/03/2021 11:29:37 1 0
bbc
I thought you'd be bigger
Now would be a good time to examine the racist terminology endemic in the Easter Egg culture. Using ‘dark’ and ‘black magic’ alongside ‘white’ chocolate to segregate eggs only further divides our society. The colonial racial undertones are evident throughout the chocolate culture and is deeply offensive. I’m proposing a demonstration to subject guilty laden white eggs to a mass meltdown. Removed
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30/03/2021 11:18:50 31 5
bbc
LOL
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30/03/2021 11:19:59 4 18
bbc
Do... do you need a hug?
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30/03/2021 11:21:00 4 34
bbc
Grow up.
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30/03/2021 11:30:53 20 3
bbc
Chocolate of colour - ACM
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30/03/2021 11:31:07 18 7
bbc
I would hope you are joking....but with today's lefty snowflakes finding offence with everything, wouldn't surprise me if you meant it.....
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30/03/2021 11:33:33 3 15
bbc
Haven't you got a bridge to be chased round?
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30/03/2021 11:36:03 18 7
bbc
Comment deleted by the Snowflake Patrol in 5...4... 3... 2... 1...
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mee
30/03/2021 11:45:47 20 3
bbc
It appears many people on here don't have a sense of humor. *sigh*
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30/03/2021 12:14:17 3 2
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Mungo Park - LOL - I've now got brown coffee spills all over my white tee shirt and black trousers due to laughing so hard. Maybe we should segregate my clothes as their colours may offend someone! And where's my white coffee beans, they must be under a spell! - Offended by an Easter egg based on its colour, really Mungo?!! Time to Cancel Cancel Culture, we've reached extreme levels of stupidty
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30/03/2021 12:16:09 5 2
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I also get offended by:
The overtly feminine shape of easter eggs
The cost to the environment of the packaging and ingredients
The joy they provide to children/the sorrow to children in poverty
Their religious connotations

Mr T.O.O Woke
Descriptor "They"
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30/03/2021 12:18:39 8 2
bbc
I am a chocolate oviod wrapped in foil but am deeply offended you automatically assume I'm happy to be referred to as an 'egg'.

I identify as a non-angular chocolate bar and expect to be referred to as such, my preferred pronoun is 'chocx'.
326
30/03/2021 12:42:21 1 2
bbc
Hmm, didn't take long for the racists to appear and start upvoting this "joke" I see.
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30/03/2021 12:51:10 0 0
bbc
All eggs materia.
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30/03/2021 11:18:27 1 1
bbc
Nothing else to do but eat and drink these days...
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30/03/2021 11:06:07 32 30
bbc
To all those posting the sad old "fat kids/obese society" rubbish, how about you crawl back under your miserbale rocks and chew on some lettuce, you miserable old gits. I bet you're also the same people who want to ban firework sales for bonfire night too? I'd rather the world was full of happy fat kids than you grumpy old buggers.
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30/03/2021 11:18:30 6 1
bbc
I would like to see fireworks banned from general sale, absolutely. Not for organised displays though. If you happen to live near a park where they're getting let off at all times of the night for weeks before and after November 5th, you might understand my view.
56
30/03/2021 11:12:29 0 1
bbc
YAWNNNNNNNNNNNN.............repeat years after years, so boring.........both in Easter and Xmas
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30/03/2021 11:18:47 2 0
bbc
Well Mr Niceguy, explain whats your obsession with the Brits, you seem to hate us so much explain why, or am i right to say your gutless and your just hiding behind your keyboard, cowards hide behind keyboards...
Now would be a good time to examine the racist terminology endemic in the Easter Egg culture. Using ‘dark’ and ‘black magic’ alongside ‘white’ chocolate to segregate eggs only further divides our society. The colonial racial undertones are evident throughout the chocolate culture and is deeply offensive. I’m proposing a demonstration to subject guilty laden white eggs to a mass meltdown. Removed
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30/03/2021 11:18:50 31 5
bbc
LOL
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30/03/2021 11:19:01 4 5
bbc
Nothing commemorates the death of a mythical figure better than scoffing on chocolate eggs.
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30/03/2021 11:09:20 4 1
bbc
OH, I wonder if those in poverty are behind this increase in sales. It amazes me that in this country people can be so dense as to correlate two random things. Oh, sales of Easter eggs are rising, that must be because over 2/3 of the population have had one vaccination!
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30/03/2021 11:19:18 0 2
bbc
Put it this way, I work full time and manage my money well. My daughter will get one easter egg from me. Family down the road, don't work, on benefits will buy dozens for their kids.
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30/03/2021 11:19:19 6 1
bbc
Egg-cellent! Lighten up you lot, Spring is here so after a miserable couple of months let’s have some chocolate.
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30/03/2021 11:19:22 6 3
bbc
This years Easter is last years Xmas.
People making up for missing out on last years celebrations.
Can you blame them?....nope.
Now would be a good time to examine the racist terminology endemic in the Easter Egg culture. Using ‘dark’ and ‘black magic’ alongside ‘white’ chocolate to segregate eggs only further divides our society. The colonial racial undertones are evident throughout the chocolate culture and is deeply offensive. I’m proposing a demonstration to subject guilty laden white eggs to a mass meltdown. Removed
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30/03/2021 11:19:59 4 18
bbc
Do... do you need a hug?
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MVP
30/03/2021 11:16:38 29 14
bbc
How and why exactly does the giving of a chocolate egg commemorate the death of a man in the Middle East who upset the Romans two thousand years ago?
84
30/03/2021 11:20:00 33 10
bbc
None of which can be confirmed, it must be fake news, next we will hear he fed 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish, and cured a leper by touching his shoulder.
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30/03/2021 11:24:29 8 7
bbc
Wouldn't be able to touch someone's shoulder these days, would be arrested for assault.
542
30/03/2021 17:14:42 0 0
bbc
lol
85
30/03/2021 11:20:11 1 2
bbc
Maybe someday Ocado will deliver M&S items to Northumberland.
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30/03/2021 11:20:39 5 6
bbc
I stopped buying them for the children, when big companies stopped calling them Easter eggs for fear of offence.
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30/03/2021 11:04:45 40 16
bbc
BBC doing its duty, providing all the kill-joys and misery guts a place to comment.
It's Easter, we get to give and receive lovely chocolate eggs. We are not going to explode into obesity on one weekend, and kids teeth won't suddenly drop out.
Have some fun
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30/03/2021 11:20:42 3 5
bbc
And you are doing your very own moaning post, aren't you?

Or does moaning about the BBC in their sandpit not count as moaning on your planet...
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MVP
30/03/2021 11:16:38 29 14
bbc
How and why exactly does the giving of a chocolate egg commemorate the death of a man in the Middle East who upset the Romans two thousand years ago?
88
30/03/2021 11:20:54 15 2
bbc
Because saint peter... was a rabbit.

The pope’s hat looks silly on a human, but it fits a rabbit perfectly.
Now would be a good time to examine the racist terminology endemic in the Easter Egg culture. Using ‘dark’ and ‘black magic’ alongside ‘white’ chocolate to segregate eggs only further divides our society. The colonial racial undertones are evident throughout the chocolate culture and is deeply offensive. I’m proposing a demonstration to subject guilty laden white eggs to a mass meltdown. Removed
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30/03/2021 11:21:00 4 34
bbc
Grow up.
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30/03/2021 11:01:56 196 9
bbc
I don’t know why, Cadbury’s eggs taste terrible these days. Gone is the creamy milk chocolate and in its place is Smokey tasting cheap tasting rubbish.
Come back Cadbury’s, all is forgiven!
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30/03/2021 11:21:30 35 1
bbc
James, just switch to Lindt, it’s how Cadbury’s used to taste.
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30/03/2021 11:21:39 3 2
bbc
What else would all those on furlough spend there money on !
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30/03/2021 11:21:58 55 14
bbc
Chuckling at people getting annoyed at Easter and Christianity being denigrated. Easter has its origins way before Christianity hijacked it.
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30/03/2021 11:58:34 49 12
bbc
Named after the goddess of renawal: Eostre.

Christmas was hijacked too (Saternalia, Yule), the bible never mentions when Jesus was supposed to have been born.

Dirty tricks to indoctrinate people, and they still do it today, targeting children.

I told my daughter to ask her religious teacher why they never taught Revelation to kids (7 eyed lamb destroys the world etc). She got detention.
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30/03/2021 12:12:19 1 4
bbc
No, that was not Easter!
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30/03/2021 13:37:06 13 1
bbc
Your post triggered a deeply unpleasant set of ant religous posts! Sad really! whatever one's opinion of religion Abrahamic or otherwise there is really no reason to be so aggressively rude to people who do - for whatever personal reason - explore faith as part of their values. Many faith communities do an awful lot of good work with refugees, homeless, food banks. Not sure they deserve the ire!
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30/03/2021 11:22:27 32 5
bbc
Jeez there’s some miserable so and so’s on here today.

It’s one weekend and last year we were in lockdown so of course sales are up. One weekend of eating chocolate is not going to make you obese, diabetic etc and it might even make you a bit happier which some on here could do with.
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30/03/2021 11:33:21 19 1
bbc
I think its going to take more than chocolate. Have a lovely Easter
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30/03/2021 11:22:56 3 3
bbc
Won't be long before the word 'chocolate' is bannded for being racist.
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30/03/2021 11:25:14 2 3
bbc
Father "I'm a permanently aggrieved omnivictim" Patsy.
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30/03/2021 11:29:58 1 1
bbc
Say "Hi" to Big Billy Goat Gruff...
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MVP
30/03/2021 11:16:38 29 14
bbc
How and why exactly does the giving of a chocolate egg commemorate the death of a man in the Middle East who upset the Romans two thousand years ago?
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30/03/2021 11:23:08 11 3
bbc
You must have bunked off from school when this was explained to those that wanted to learn. Research it yourself by looking up what an egg represents.
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30/03/2021 12:01:34 15 1
bbc
Fertility...nothing to do with the bible. Easter is just another pagan festival that Christianity consumed into their belief system...not very Christian if you ask me...but then neither is the slaughter of billions throughout the years in the name of one god or another by one religion or another...
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30/03/2021 11:23:17 1 1
bbc
Popping in a couple of magic eggs is a fine accompaniment to a visit from the Easter bunny (rabbit).
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bbc
Just had my first Easter egg I now need to go for a poo. I do just love Easter!!! Removed
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30/03/2021 11:15:59 4 1
bbc
A sweet story but what about all of these sheep and lambs in New Zealand. If the sheep population decide to revolt then humans will be outnumbered 5 to 1.
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30/03/2021 11:23:28 3 1
bbc
Get this man a job in the MoD
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30/03/2021 11:15:39 4 3
bbc
Not in this household they don't (soar that is)

Ridiculously over packaged, massif transportation costs due to transporting mostly air.
Easter is a religious festival, if you must sell loads of frankly poor quality chocolate like this then please at least call it "chocolate egg marketing day" and not Easter.
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30/03/2021 11:24:05 3 2
bbc
You know Crimbo is just called the Primary Gifting Period in the finance sector, right?
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30/03/2021 11:07:26 91 16
bbc
Agreed.

Not really magic is it?

Now I'm no economist or analyst, but I bet my left back upper tooth that they'll be a LOT of other products that have a marked increase this year compared to 2021...

A LOT...

Perhaps the BBC could send me an application and make me their senior economist?
If you are so smart, why not find a news site that fits your expectations better, raher than keep coming here and moaning, as if you expect the BBC to suddenly change because the superior intellect that is adeyb has pointed out the error of thier ways? Removed