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Cadbury has officially shrunk its Easter eggs

15/02/2023

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Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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In case you missed it, chocolate Easter eggs have been lining the shelves since January (we simply can’t wait for a food themed celebration here in the UK).

But what you might not have noticed is that a lot of Cadbury’s offering seem to be the same price as last year…but smaller in size.

Yup, looks like another case of shrinkflation…

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Several Cadbury Easter eggs are smaller this year (Credit: Cadbury)

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In new research from The Sun, it has emerged that small, medium and large Easter eggs from Cadbury have all reduced in weight, whilst prices don’t seem to have budged. 

To give you an example, the newspaper states that large Dairy Milk eggs cost a fiver, like last year, but they’ve shrunk from 286g to 245g. 

A medium Wispa egg weights 182.5g, down from 224g this year, but the price is staying put at £3. Meanwhile, if you’re opting for a large Cadbury Flake egg, it now weighs 231.8g, down from 249g but remaining at £5 in cost. 

Perhaps the most jarring of the bunch, a Dairy Milk Freddo Faces Easter egg has now reduced in weight from 122g to 96g, however it costs £1.25 as supposed to £1 – a price jump, despite the reduced size. 

Reacting to the news on social media, one Cadbury fan wrote: “More packaging than chocolate. Not worth buying… even creme eggs have shrunk!”

Whilst another threatened to boycott the brand: “Don’t buy Cadbury’s then,” she said after noticing the size decrease.

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Is your Easter egg feeling the pinch? (Credit: Cadbury)

Speaking of the Easter egg downsizing, consumer expert Sarah Coles of Hargreaves Lansdown told The Sun: “The horrors of shrinkflation are turning Easter eggs into mini eggs.

“We’re spending significantly more in return for less chocolate. It feels particularly unfair to those on lower budgets, who are trying to keep everyone happy this Easter without breaking the bank.”

What is shrinkflation?

Shrinkflation is basically when products get smaller in size, but prices stay the same, meaning you get less bang for your buck.

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