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Cadbury’s warn parents about age restriction on much-loved Easter Egg

Cadbury’s warn parents about age restriction on much-loved Easter Egg

The chocolatey treat comes with some important safety guidelines

It's Easter weekend, and that means one thing and one thing only...binge eating your body weight in chocolate and refusing to feel guilty about it.

Arguably the most underrated holiday of the year, this double-bank holiday is famed across the world for bringing families together to enjoy a lovely lamb roast and eat Easter eggs to your heart's content.

And as many Easter celebrants will know, one of the most popular treats that parents purchase for their youngsters at this time of year is Cadbury's Mini Eggs.

Something you may not be aware of, however, is that this particularly popular UK brand of chocolate - from which millions of Easter Eggs are produced every single year - comes with a specific age restriction.

It's true - and this year, now more than ever, parents are being warned about the health risks of buying these potentially dangerous snacks for their children.

For those unfamiliar with this rich, spring-time delicacy, these tiny explosions of flavour consist of solid milk chocolate, encompassed in a crisp sugar shell.

BUT, branded onto each pack of Mini Eggs is a warning to parents about the potential choking hazard that they could pose to your small children.

The packaging reads in subtle red letters: "CHOKING HAZARD: This product is not suitable for children under 4."

Mini Eggs come with a small health warning.

Being that many parents may not get the chance to take a proper look at the information on the packet, Cadbury's have also addressed concerns with an exclusive statement given to Tyla.

"The safety of consumers is of the upmost importance to us and all of our Cadbury Mini Eggs products carry a very clear choking hazard warning on pack," they told us.

"We also highlight that these products are not suitable for children under the age of four on all Mini Eggs packaging."

This warning comes just weeks after the Child Accident Prevention Trust posted the same note on their social media channel.

"They are the perfect size to block a small child’s airway and choke them, and their hard shell can make it difficult to dislodge with standard first aid techniques," the corporation described the eggs.

Mini eggs have been deemed a choking hazard.
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"With whole grapes we advise cutting them in half lengthways and ideally into quarters to create thin strips. But chopping up these eggs isn’t as easy."

The charity recommends putting the eggs into a sealed bag and smashing them with a rolling pin, making them a better size for young ones.

They also suggest opting for a larger, more hollow chocolate egg around this time of year.

Alternatively, the organisation said to hide them and eat them yourself, which we personally love the sound of way more than the other suggestions.

Featured Image Credit: Nigel Stripe/Sally Anscombe/Getty Images

Topics: Parenting, Food and Drink, Easter