MIDDLE class parents have expressed concern at the lack of dark chocolate Easter eggs for their children’s refined palates.
Despite an abundance of creamy milk chocolate eggs, comfortably-off Guardian-type parents believe manufacturers have failed to cater for the growing demand among the nation’s most difficult children for bitter chocolate.
Mother Carolyn Ryan said: “My Archie relishes the rich and complex tones of dark chocolate and has done since his fifth birthday when I banned all dairy, gluten and anything with a fondant centre.
“Being a child doesn’t mean my son can’t appreciate single origin cocoa.
“And supermarkets can’t say it’s due to a lack of demand. I know at least ten six-year olds who would kill for a dark chocolate bunny infused with cardamom.”
Eleanor Shaw, speaking from a Waitrose car park, said: “My seven year old daughter requested a minimum of 80 per cent cocoa solids in her egg this year, which is proving unbelievably difficult to source.
“At this rate I’m going to have to give her marinated olives instead.”