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A woman has been left furious at the contents of a £10 advent calendar.
Anna Devlin treated her eight year old daughter, Kitty, to a chocolatey advent calendar in the run-up to the Christmas season - but was left “disappointed” at the minuscule size of the chocolates inside.
Kitty chose the £10 Cadbury 3D box, but was bewildered at only getting variety bites of Cadbury classics despite the calendar’s large size.
Now, 46-year-old art teacher Anna is urging Cadbury to review their calendar to stop children feeling disappointed when December rolls around.
“We'd gone to look for an advent calendar. She likes a Freddo and it's supposed to have Freddos in it - but not yet,” Anna explained. "I imagine it might just be a frog leg or something.
"I think she thought they [the chocolates] were going to be full size as the actual calendar is so big. She laughed at the size of the Fudge which is what started it all really.”
The pair couldn’t hide their amusement at the small chocolates, and snapped a picture of Kitty’s small toe next to the Fudge they unwrapped just to stress how small the chocolates are.
“The picture is a dig at Cadbury. It's not a finger of Fudge - it's barely a toe of Fudge - an eight-year-old's toe at that,” Anna said.
"The advent calendar is a big exciting part of my daughter's Christmas and it looks big.
"Children are generally a little bit greedy and that's what she wanted. She thought she'd get some decent chocolate every day and it's sh*t.
"They look substantial in the shops and they cost a tenner. I could have bought two or three tubs of Celebrations and she could have gorged herself on chocolate for that price.”
Anna claims eager Kitty was further disappointed when she then received several of the same chocolate in a row, including three days of Fudge and then three days of Chomp.
Anna said: "It's a tower, it's full of plastic. You can open the top to peer in and see what's behind every day.
"There's a variety-size chocolate in each one which I expected, but I don't think she did.
"There was a Chomp for three days, a finger of Fudge for three days in a row. Then the excitement and the quantity is lacking.
"Every day she says 'oh Mummy, it's this again'.
"There was Curly Wurly two days in a row and on day nine we had a packet of Buttons and a really sh*t sticker, that was also wrapped in plastic.
"On Friday she had a nugget of Dairy Milk. She bit into it and said 'oh Mummy, it's not hollow' - as if she was gearing herself up for failure."
After posting her complaint online, Anna claims several other people commented their own disappointment and has now urged Cadbury to be 'more honest'.
Posting the picture on Facebook, Anna wrote: “Cadbury UK, very disappointed child with her Cadbury advent calendar, more like a Toe of Fudge, and only Curly Wurlys, Fudge and Chomp so far.
"Day 9 finally got Buttons and one sticker. A lot of plastic for not much product. She’s wishing she had chosen a different one and at roughly 40p per door so do I."
A Cadbury spokesman said: "Every year, we’re excited to share our Christmas products with our Cadbury chocolate fans.
"We review the mix of treats in our advent calendars regularly to ensure we are giving consumers an assortment of their favourites. However, there can be some minor deviations in the mix due to manufacturing processes.
"When it comes to the shape of our advent calendars, we love offering new and unique ways for our fans to interact and find their treats, ensuring that all include a fair and proper volume of the chocolate for all to enjoy."
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