Supermarket stocks Easter items within days of Christmas and causes social media meltdown.
It seems like Christmas was just a few days ago. But if you step into Woolworths, you could be fooled into thinking that it’s already April. Head to the shops now and you’ll see hot cross buns began materialising on shelves. According to a tweet, Woolworths is just giving shoppers what they want, but shoppers are fuming with angry comments exploding on social media. People are stirring at the sight of the Easter treat in some Woolworths stores before Christmas trees have even been taken down.
The early arrival of the baked goods has caused mixed reactions from customers, who have praised and pummelled the supermarket chain on social media.
Disappointing to see Hot Cross Buns in yr stores @woolworths while we're still celebrating Christmas #badtaste
Woolworths responded to the fuss on Twitter to say they were selling them due to “overwhelming demand from our customers”.
A Coles spokeswoman said hot cross buns would not be sold until the new year, reports News.com.au.
Despite pouring negative tweets and Facebook, a number of customers have come forward to support the move.
@woolworths I'm glad you're selling hot cross buns early, I look forward to you bringing them back out every year 😊