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Disapointing Easter egg substitute from Tesco

This is really not what you want to see when you’ve ordered delicious chocolate treats…

Easter is finally upon us, which means it’s time to crack open those chocolate eggs and get munching.

Unless, of course, you don’t have any Easter eggs because your supermarket order got substituted.

That’s what happened to 12-year-old twins Matthew and James Bayley, who were greeted by a MUCH more disappointing sight than the Cadbury’s Mini Eggs extra large eggs their mum had ordered for them.

Instead of delicious chocolate, they were sent a roast chicken and broccoli salad.

To add insult to injury, there was only one – so they have to share it.

What’s more, the two eggs came to a price of £8, whereas the solo salad only cost £3.50.

Mum Joanne, 41, from Colchester in Essex, said: “I had bought the two eggs early because I know the shops regularly sell out quickly and didn’t want to end up with nothing for the boys.

“It turns out I was very lucky to have done that as if I had not had time to go and buy more Easter eggs I would not have found it quite so funny.

“What on earth made whoever was packing it think this was an adequate replacement? My husband Mark and I were so confused we said it out loud so the kids heard us talking about it.

“Both of them then said ‘do I have a salad for Easter?’ but once we explained it was just mistake it made them laugh. If they had found it at the end of their Easter egg hunt though I’m not sure what they would have made of that.

MercuryJoanne Bayley, 41, had treated 12-year-old twins Matthew and James to a Cadbury's Mini Eggs extra large egg each at a total price of £8.00 on her online shop with Tesco. However Joanne was left baffled when the supermarket giant switched the two eggs to a single roast chicken and broccoli salad for £3.50
The sheet provided by Tesco shows the substitution listed

“I took it in good humour and shared the picture of what had gone on with my friends as it made everyone laugh.

“It could be construed as them taking healthy eating too far. I’m all for the kids eating well but Easter and Christmas is the one time of year they can get away with eating treats – even for breakfast.

“It’s certainly not put me off doing my weekly shop at Tesco though, even though this was an odd substitution.”

Since the incident, Joanne has bought the eggs elsewhere to ensure Matthew and James are not disappointed on Easter Sunday.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We’re investigating what led to this unusual substitution.”

Article originally appeared on the Mirror.

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