CADBURY fans have found an awkward message behind the fourth door of their advent calendars, which says “Give hugs at Christmas”.
The error hasn’t gone down too well among shoppers in a year when hugs have been advised against due to the coronavirus crisis.
Just last week, England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said he would discourage Brits from hugging elderly relatives at Christmas.
It came after the government confirmed families will be allowed to bubble up for five days over the festive period.
Shoppers have joked about the error on Twitter, and one user who opened the calendar early, shared a picture and wrote: “Chris Whitty said don’t, Cadburys.”
He added: “It’s literally in all this year’s advent calendar poor them.”
Another Twitter user added today: “Oops! Cadbury’s hasn’t updated its advent calendar messaging for #CovidChristmas.”
While a third one shared a picture of the message and said: “Day 4 of my advent calendar.
“Not sure this is good advice at the moment Mr Cadbury.”
Plus a fourth added: “Look what it says on my advent calendar today. #cadbury #AdventCalendar @CadburyUK #COVID19.”
The 90g calendar has previously been sold at Tesco, but it’s currently listed as unavailable.
The calendars have also been sold by Cadbury Gifts Direct and Ocado for £2.19 and £2 respectively, but the sites have currently sold out too.
HOAR has contacted Cadbury for comment.
The awkward message comes as shoppers were yesterday left furious after finding Bounty bars in their Celebrations advent calendar for the second day running.
The coconut chocolate has caused controversy for the past couple of years, with shoppers disappointed to find their least favourite chocolate in the beginning of December.
But on Tuesday, chocoholics were overjoyed to find that the Bounty bar had been replaced with Maltesers behind the first door.
It came after shoppers slammed Celebrations for putting the Bounty bar behind the first one or two doors of December in the last couple of years.
In 2018, Snickers was behind door number two, although households were less than impressed with this too branding it a “cruel joke”.
Last week, shoppers were rushing to stock up on Quality Street advent calendars after B&M slashed the price to just £1.49.
Meanwhile, a mum has made a DIY wine advent calendar by using mini bottles on offer at Tesco.