I've seen more people looking horrified at the price of easter eggs this year than I have seen people stocking up on it. I think there will be loads of it getting chucked out cheap after the event.
$80,000 doesn't seem too high to me really. My local supermarkets are packed with eggs and there's usually not much left after Easter.
I spend hundreds, it's ridiculous. That said, I do have heaps of people to buy for- 10 adults and 9 kids total. Everyone gets an Easter gift bag with an assortment of easter eggs that I know they like. Kids get chocolate except for the under 2's - this year I bought books, pj's, little stuffed 1st Easter bunnies for the bubs, bunny bibs etc.
I only buy decent chocolate too so Cadbury, Lindt and Red Tulip. None of the cheap, crappy stuff - not even for the kids. It's gross and would just get chucked.
I also buy a bag or two (or three..) in the lead up to Easter for myself...I can't help myself....Easter eggs just taste soooo good!!!
I spent $5 each on the 2 boys and dh, total of $15
I'm gobsmacked. That's a lot of money and it's only for one store??!!
We don't celebrate Easter here, so I don't usually get into the whole chocolate egg thing (although DH bought DS one last year...).
That has really surprised me - I know everything is heavily commercialised these days, but geeez!
Not surprised at all. I live in a town with one Woolies, Coles and Franklins and about 14,000 population and I wouldn't be surprised if the local Woolies alone made more than $100,000 just on choccie.
I'm shopping tomorrow and we'll probably spend about $200 for Easter, but that's including chocolates and a stuffed bunny each for the girls and we're shouting our family a BBQ lunch and having an Easter Egg Hunt for my DD's and little sister.
I also buy DF and I an egg so we'll probably spend about $50 on chocolate.
Easter is a big thing in our family, after church on Friday we have an enormous seafood feast and all the trimmings. I will probably spend about $200 on food for my share of the menu, hubby probably the same on drinks for his contribution.
I have spend quite a bit for DD - making 'five little ducks' felt finger puppets, and other little things to go inside plastic 'egg boxes', but will probably only buy one packet of small lindt bunnies for her and hubbie to share. I bought her paint and a board and she has painted DH a picture for his desk at work. I figure that the rest of the family will buy her chocolate so I don't need to.
Last year she was so little she just loved carrying around the shiny colourful eggs, not realising there was chocolate inside! This year - I'm dreaming!
Doesn't shock me at all.
OP- I was in westfield kotara yesterday & absolutely shocked at the amount of chocolate in the whole place. Between Coles, woolies, Darrel lea, target & what ever the heck was in centre court.
I haven't bought any chocolate & don't plan too.
That is nuts!!
I am going to get my kids a $4 easter bag from Aldi each from Easter Bunny
That's it,nothing from us.
I cracked, $19 on the kids, $6.50 on hubby and $4.50 on myself big spender lol
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