Shoppers across the country have been surprised to find Easter themed sweets and chocolate on the supermarket shelves, with the Co-op leading the supermarkets in getting them into their stores.

With many still working their way through their Christmas chocolates and mince pies stunned customers posted photos to social media.

As Easter falls on April 21 in 2019, the preemptive sales push comes nearly four months ahead of the day itself.

One Co-op branch in Ewell, Surrey, posted a photo to Twitter with the caption: ‘It’s only 115 days until Easter. Eggs in stock.’

News quickly spread across social media platforms, with one poster claiming that supermarket warehouses had taken delivery of the Easter themed confectionery a week before Christmas.

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