Mum, 46, slams Cadbury as her daughter’s advent calendar chocolates ‘barely the size of her toe’


A mum has been ‘baffled’ after the luxury advent calendar she bought her eight-year-old daughter came with chocolates ‘barely the size of her toe’.

Anna Devlin, 46, from Winchester, Hampshire, bought her daughter Kitty a chocolate calendar in late November.

Kitty eagerly chose a £9.99 Cadbury 3D tin and expected ‘good chocolate’, but when December 1st rolled around she was disappointed to find small bite-size pieces instead. a variety.

Jokingly recalling the classic 80s TV advert ‘Finger of Fudge’, Anna then suggested it was ‘barely a toe’ before snapping a picture of her daughter’s foot next to the treat.

Eight-year-old Kitty compares the size of her big toe to the fudge she got when she opened one of the doors of her disappointing advent calendar

Anna Devlin, 46, was left 'baffled' after buying Cadbury's 3D Advent Calendar for £9.99 but only got miniature chocolate classics

Anna Devlin, 46, was left ‘baffled’ after buying Cadbury’s 3D Advent Calendar for £9.99 but only got miniature chocolate classics

Anna's daughter Kitty, eight, patiently waited until December 1 to open her advent calendar before being

Anna’s daughter Kitty, eight, patiently waited until December 1 to open her advent calendar before being ‘disappointed’ to find only tiny chocolate treats

The art teacher is now urging Cadbury to revise its calendar and use bigger chocolates in future, as she says the children have already ‘had a *** a few years’ and don’t need any further disappointment.

Cadbury said they regularly review the mix of chocolates in their advent calendars to ensure customers get an “assortment of their favourites”, but there may be “some minor variances in the mix due to manufacturing process”.

Ms Devlin said: ‘We had gone to get an advent calendar. She likes a Freddo and there’s supposed to be Freddos there – but not yet.

“I imagine it could just be a frog’s leg or something.

‘I think she thought they [the chocolates] were going to be full size because the actual calendar is so big. She laughed at the size of the Fudge, that’s what really started.

‘The picture is a dig at Cadbury. It’s not a Fudge finger – it’s barely a Fudge toe – the toe of an eight year old plus.

“The Advent calendar is a big exciting part of my daughter’s Christmas and it looks huge.

The advent calendar is

The advent calendar is an ‘exciting part’ of the eight-year-old schoolgirl’s Christmas, but was shocked to discover the portion sizes of the shocks inside

Puzzled: Ms Devlin, an art teacher, has slammed Cadbury and is now urging them to review their schedule and use bigger chocolates in future

Puzzled: Ms Devlin, an art teacher, has slammed Cadbury and is now urging them to review their schedule and use bigger chocolates in future

“Kids are usually a bit greedy and that’s what she wanted. She thought she would get good chocolate every day and that’s crap.

“They look substantial in the shops and they cost around ten euros. I could have bought two or three jars of Celebrations and she could have gorged on chocolate for that price.

“The ad used to be ‘a finger of fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat.’

“When I saw it I said ‘what can we measure it by?’ then said ‘Your toe!’.’

Anna claims the greedy Kitty was further disappointed when she was then given several of the same chocolate in a row, including three days of Fudge and then three days of Chomp.

Disappointed: Kitty's mum Ms Devlin says the kids have 'had a few years already' and don't need any more disappointment

Disappointed: Kitty’s mum Ms Devlin says the kids have ‘had a few years already’ and don’t need any more disappointment

The Cadbury Tower was priced at £9.99, and it was Kitty's choice when she and her mum went to pick out an Advent calendar in late November.

The Cadbury Tower was priced at £9.99, and it was Kitty’s choice when she and her mum went to pick out an Advent calendar in late November.

Ms Devlin said the timeline was

Ms Devlin said the calendar was ‘full of plastic’ after opening it to see if the rest of the month will have the same size chocolates

Cadbury said they regularly review the mix of chocolates in their advent calendars to ensure customers get a

Cadbury said they regularly review the mix of chocolates in their advent calendars to ensure customers get an “assortment of their favourites”, but there may be “some minor variances in the mix due to manufacturing process”.

Anna said: ‘It’s a tower, it’s full of plastic. You can open the top to look and see what’s behind each day.

“There’s a variety of chocolates in each, which I expected, but I don’t think she made it.”

‘There was a Chomp for three days, a finger of Fudge for three days in a row. Then excitement and quantity are lacking.

“Every day she says ‘Oh mum, that’s it again’.

“There was Curly Wurly two days in a row and on the ninth day we had a pack of buttons and a really shitty sticker, which was also wrapped in plastic.

“On Friday, she ate a nugget of Dairy Milk. She bit into it and said, “Oh mom, it’s not hollow,” as if setting herself up for failure.

After posting her complaint online, Anna says several other people have commented on their own disappointment and have now urged Cadbury to be “more honest”.

Anna said: ‘Next year Cadbury have to be more honest. That’s a lot of air I bought.

When eight-year-old Kitty Devlin opens each door of her advent calendar, mum Anna hears her say:

When eight-year-old Kitty Devlin opens each door of her advent calendar, mum Anna hears her say, “Oh mum, it’s that one again!” after receiving the same chocolates a few days in a row

Kitty pictured measuring the Fudge that went into her calendar, only compensating for about half of her finger

Kitty pictured measuring the Fudge that went into her calendar, only compensating for about half of her finger

The disappointed look: Kitty's mother said Cadbury had to

The disappointed look: Kitty’s mother says Cadbury must ‘avoid disappointing the children’ after ‘a few years with Covid’

“They should avoid disappointing the kids – they’ve had so few years with Covid.

‘On Facebook, my nephew has it and he’s disappointed. My husband’s best friend’s daughter got it and she’s disappointed.

Anna’s Facebook post reads: ‘Cadbury UK child very disappointed with her Cadbury Advent Calendar, more like a Fudge toe, and only Curly Wurlys, Fudge and Chomp so far.

‘Day 9 finally got buttons and a sticker.

‘A lot of plastic for little product. She wishes she’d picked another one and at around 40p a door, so did I.

On Facebook, George Sale commented that he had the same selection problem: ‘We have the same problem!! Nine days – four fudges, four chomps and a cow’s milk! »

Another user said: ‘Total s**** and wasn’t cheap either. I think I’ll have mine next year and fill it in ourselves…’

A Cadbury spokesperson said: “Each year we are delighted to share our Christmas products with our Cadbury chocolate fans.

Where is the rest?  Mum Anna shared photos of her daughter's advent calendar on Facebook where other users agreed there wasn't enough inside

Where is the rest? Mum Anna shared photos of her daughter’s advent calendar on Facebook where other users agreed there wasn’t enough inside

Anna Devlin took to Facebook to see if she was the only one completely disappointed with Cadbury's advent calendar

Anna Devlin took to Facebook to see if she was the only one completely disappointed with Cadbury’s advent calendar

Social media users agreed on the lack of variation with the chocolate selection and complained about the £9.99 price tag.

Social media users agreed on the lack of variation with the chocolate selection and complained about the £9.99 price tag.

“We regularly review the mix of treats in our advent calendars to ensure we are providing consumers with an assortment of their favorites.

“However, there may be some minor deviations in the mix due to manufacturing processes.

“When it comes to the shape of our Advent Calendars, we love giving our fans new and unique ways to interact and find their treats, ensuring that all include a fair and appropriate amount of chocolate for the everyone’s pleasure.”

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