Cadbury have apologised for leaving children upset after some discovered their advent calendars contained no chocolate.
Parents took to social media to vent their frustration after their excited little ones ripped open door number one and peeled back the foil on December 1 to be met with a sad-looking empty gap where their chocolate should have been.
Investigating further, some opened the top of the calendar to pull out the chocolate tray and discovered the entire 25 day countdown was 'totally empty', as reported by Manchester Evening News.
The issue has been reported to affect some of the Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendars, the Cadbury Heroes Advent Calendars and Cadbury Dairy Milk Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendars.
One disgruntled dad wrote on Twitter: "My lad opened his advent calendar and there’s no chocolate. Opened the back and it’s empty. Cheers son's crying. Nice one."
A second said: "One upset five year old this morning when his advent calendar is totally empty."
Another wrote: "Hmmm Cadbury!? Advent calendar with no contents!?!! One very disappointed wee boy. Maybe someone could sort this for us?"
A spokesperson for Cadbury said: "We’re sorry to hear about the issues some of our fans are facing with chocolate missing from inside the Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar, the Cadbury Heroes Advent Calendar and Cadbury Dairy Milk Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar, and would like to reassure people that quality is of paramount importance to us.
"We encourage any customers who have received an advent calendar that is not up to standard to speak to our customer care team as soon as possible."
It's not the only calendar controversy we've seen just three days into advent, with Mars Inc coming under fire for putting a Bounty in the first two doors of its Celebrations calendar.
As the angry tweets rolled in, the official Celebrations Twitter account brilliantly trolled people in the replies with a series of cartoon images, including a man throwing Bountys in the air with the caption 'Bountys for everyone'.
Bounty haters were spared a third consecutive day as the divisive chocolate was replaced with a Mars, but it might not be long until we see them again as the social media team tweeted BRB spelled out in Bountys.
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