A WOMAN who decided to get her Easter shopping done early has become trapped in a cycle of chocolate consumption.
Nikki Hollis took advantage of the early availability of Easter eggs at Sainsbury’s and bought half-a-dozen for her children and relatives, wrongly imagining she had some willpower.
Despite hiding them in a top cupboard, a series of defeats to late-night temptation meant she had consumed all six eggs within a week.
Hollis said: “So I bought some more. And then the same thing happened again. And again. I had to go to Tesco for the last lot because I kept getting the same checkout man at Sainsbury’s.”
Hollis attempted to hide the fifth batch in her loft, which now contains no eggs and some discarded cardboard and foil wrapping.
She added: “For the next lot I’ll have to bury them in a chest in the garden and throw away the key. It’s extreme, but I can’t see any other way.
“I blame the supermarkets. They’re taking advantage of totally pathetic people like me. They shouldn’t put these eggs on sale till Good Friday.”