Thus far the Queen of England has not issued a statement on this, but as Prince of Minnesota might say, it’s a sign o’ the times.
In a move that may sadly reflect a larger trend away from Christianity in much of the world, Cadbury and Nestle have removed the word “Easter” from its Easter candy in the U.K. this year.
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As BizPacReview reports:
After the packaging is removed, the word “Easter” continues to be embossed on the chocolate confection itself — but its missing on all packaging and advertising.
Of the two chocolatiers, Cadbury is probably best known for producing its “Cadbury Chocolate Easter Eggs,” but claims its decision to remove the word “Easter” from its packaging was not a “deliberate decision,” according to CBN.
But that explanation is sounding fishy to consumers, who observe that they also removed the offending word when advertising its annual Easter egg hunt, referring to it this year as “Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt.”
This change has angered many social media users, as the following tweet reflects:
Christians Rise Up ???????? Boycott @CadburyUK!
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 15, 2017
But BizPacReview reports that the move did not go unnoticed by the nation’s government.
The decision even managed to anger British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is the daughter of a vicar.
“I think the stance they’ve taken is absolutely ridiculous and I don’t know what they’re thinking about frankly. Easter’s very important, it’s important to me, it’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world. So, I think what the National Trust is doing is frankly just ridiculous,” she said.
The chocolate companies may simply be a reflection of England’s changing demographics.
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