Man writes hilarious complaint to Cadbury's after his sharing bag contained just eight sweets

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Alexandra Sims 1 day ago

A man has written a hilarious complaint to Cadbury’s after he was left disappointed when a “sharing bag” of chocolates bought for his pregnant girlfriend contained only eight sweets.

Despite not previously being a fan of chocolate, Daniel Nugent’s girlfriend Aisling developed huge cravings for Cadbury’s Heroes during her pregnancy.

With the pair's baby due in the New Year, Mr Nugent, from Ireland, said his girlfriend's pregnancy has become "more uncomfortable" and her "cravings more severe", meaning he was devastated when the "sharing bag" of chocolate he bought for her held only a handful of Heroes.



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Following his disappointed Mr Nugent took to Facebook to pen Cadbury’s a complaint, littered with chocolate puns.

“To my friends at Cadburys,” wrote Mr Nugent, “Let me begin by telling you the story of a pregnant woman. Until it was discovered that my darling girlfriend was carrying our first child, she had no real inclination to eat much chocolate.

"That all changed in March when we became blessed with child (not at all a scary prospect, honest) and ever since her tooth has become just as sweet she is.

"Considering that she had been so adverse to most of your products previously, it took a while for her to settle on a favoured treat once the cravings kicked in.

"So I did my best to show her what was on offer. I suppose it’s to be expected that a heavily-pregnant woman can get a bit Flaky, but when I took her out for a Picnic she gave me a Snack in the mouth after taking a Chomp on the chocolate provided.

"I just didn’t know what would really do it for her and push her Buttons. I tried to buy her a bunch of Roses to make amends but there was no joy.

"Then came the breakthrough when, by sheer luck, we discovered Heroes. She found what she had longed (chocolate) for and so did I (peace and quiet).

"And so to today, and why I am writing this status. With our baby due early in the New Year, the pregnancy has become more uncomfortable and cravings more severe.

"Today was not a good day for my girlfriend. She needed comfort and she needed chocolate. She needed a Hero. I thought I would be just that when I stopped into the shop on the way home to pick up those six little soldiers (Fudge, Caramel, Dairy Milk, Wispa, Twirl and Twisted)."

He added: "I strode through the front door, chest out like a Spanish matador, but when we peeled back the packaging on the Small and Mighty and poured out the contents, I then felt as if I was dangling a red flag in front of a bull.

"As you can see from the attached picture, there were just eight pieces inside. Now I’d like to think I’m an easy-going and reasonable kind of fella, but that’s a major let-down.

"Until this Heroes fiasco has been resolved, I fear we may have to take a Time Out from purchasing any more of your products.

"I only wanted to be a Hero. Please send help. Yours in chocolate, Daniel Nugent."


Replying to Mr Nugent’s plea, Cadbury’s experimented with some chocolate puns of their own.

“We’re delighted to hear that our chocolate has been able to bring some comfort and joy to your girlfriend during this very special time,” said Cadbury’s, explaining that Cadbury Hero sharing bags always contain eight sweets to give customers a sample of the range.

“We’re sorry to hear that your Starbar girlfriend was upset by the experience and would love give her a much needed Boost and ensure her cravings are kept at bay!” they added, promising to send Mr Nugent’s girlfriend some chocolate in the post.