First world problems strike Easter, Media trawls Facebook for outrage

The Media party are declaring outrage as a few people post on Facebook that they got too many of the wrong kind of chocolate bar inside their Easter eggs.

Seriously…check out the headlines. It’s like they raced each other to trawl through Facebook for the outrage.

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Yep, the only thing missing was all the news networks declaring “Breaking News: People outraged over chocolate eggs”.

The Easter Bunny has fallen out of favour with some New Zealanders — who say they have become victims of “the curse of the Cherry Ripe”.

Chocolate lovers are taking to the Cadbury Dairy Milk Facebook page to lament what could shape up to be the first world problem of the year — a disproportionate amount of Cherry Ripe bars in their Favourites Easter eggs.

Each package of Favourites Easter eggs contains one hollow milk chocolate egg and about eight mini chocolate bars from the Cadbury range.

Paraparaumu woman Shelley Down posted a photo of the offending packaging to the Cadbury Dairy Milk Facebook page this morning.
“Was super excited to watch my son open his Favourites Easter Egg but had a bit of a WTF moment when we realised there were 7 Cherry Ripes and 1 Dairy Milk [sic],” she said.

“I know Cherry Ripes get a bit of a tough time and you still need to force them upon us but the ratio seems a bit drastic. Did you have a newbie working on the distribution line that day because surely this ain’t right?!”

The post has attracted over 2000 reactions and 202 comments — including from a number of other people with the same issue, which one person referred to as the “curse of the Cherry Ripe”.

FFS. Super excited? Watching a kid overload on sugar? Its a freakin’  Cadbury easter egg, how do you get super excited over that?

Some people just have to be offended or outraged and post it on Facebook and the morons in the mainstream media have to make it headlines.

First world with it. Serves them right for buying Cadbury products and succumbing to the commercialisation of Easter.


– Fairfax

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