The luxury advent calendar that her 8-year-old daughter received came with chocolates “barely the size her toe,” a mother says.

Anna Devlin from Winchester (Hampshire), bought Kitty a calendar of chocolates at the beginning of November.

Kitty eagerly picked out out a £9.99 Cadbury 3D box and anticipated ‘some decent chocolate’, but when 1st December rolled around, she was disappointed to find small variety-sized bites instead.  

Anna jokedly remembered the 80s TV ‘finger Of Fudge’ commercial before pointing out that it was only a foot. She then snapped a photo of her little girl next to the treat.

Eight-year-old Kitty compares the size of her big toe to the Fudge that she got when opening one of the doors to her disappointing advent calendar

Kitty is eight and compares the size her big toe to Fudge when she opens one of the doors in her advent calendar.

Anna Devlin, 46, was left 'bewildered' after buying Cadbury's 3D box advent calendar for £9.99 but only getting miniature chocolate classics

Anna Devlin, 46, was left ‘bewildered’ after buying Cadbury’s 3D box advent calendar for £9.99 but only getting miniature chocolate classics

Anna's daughter, Kitty, eight, waited patiently until December 1 to open her advent calendar before being left 'disappointed' to find only tiny chocolate treats

Kitty (8 years old) was Anna’s child. Kitty waited patiently to see her advent calendar until December 1. She found only small chocolate treats after she had been disappointed.

The art teacher is now urging Cadbury to review their calendar and use bigger chocolates in future as she claims children have already ‘had a s*** few years’ and don’t need further disappointment.

Cadbury claimed that the company reviews the chocolates used in their Advent Calendars on a regular basis to ensure customers have a variety of favourites. But, they do admit to some minor differences due to manufacturing process.

Ms. Devlin stated that she had gone looking for an advent calendar. It’s said to be filled with Freddos.

“I think it could be just a leg of frogs or some other thing.

“I think they thought she was thinking of them,” [the chocolates]because the actual calendar was so large, they would be larger. It was the Fudge that started all of it, which she laughed about.

Cadbury is the source of this picture. This is not Fudge’s finger – this is an 8-year-old’s foot.

“The advent calendar is an exciting part of Christmas for my daughter and it looks huge.

The advent calendar is 'an exciting part' of the eight-year-old schoolgirl's Christmas but was shocked to find the portion sizes of the chocs inside

An advent calendar is “an exciting part” of the Christmas celebrations of an eight-year old schoolgirl. However, the girl was stunned to discover the size of the candy inside.

Bewildered: Ms Devlin, an art teacher, has slammed Cadbury and is now urging them to review their calendar and use bigger chocolates in future

Bewildered: Cadbury has been slammed by Ms Devlin (an art teacher) and she is now asking Cadbury to review its calendar and allow for bigger chocolates in the future

She said that children are often greedy. She thought she’d get some decent chocolate every day and it’s s***.

They look big in the stores and cost about a tenner. For that amount, she could buy two or three Celebrations tubs.

Advertisement: “A finger of Fudge just enough for your kids to enjoy a treat”

When I first saw the item, I asked “What can we compare it to?” And then I replied “Your toe !”.’

Anna claimed that Kitty, eager to get the chocolate was even more disappointed after she received three days’ worth of Fudge followed by three days of Chomp.

Disappointed: Kitty's mother Ms Devlin says children have already 'had a s**t few years' and don't need further disappointment

Disappointed: Kitty’s mother Ms Devlin says children have already ‘had a s**t few years’ and don’t need further disappointment

The Cadbury tower was priced at £9.99, and it was Kitty's pick when she and her mother went to choose an advent calendar at the end of November

The Cadbury tower was priced at £9.99, and it was Kitty’s pick when she and her mother went to choose an advent calendar at the end of November

Ms Devlin said the calendar is 'full of plastic' after opening it up to see if the rest of the month will have the same size of chocolates

After opening the calendar to check if it has the same amount of chocolates, Ms Devlin stated that the calendar was ‘full-of plastic’

Cadbury said they review the mix of chocolates in their advent calendars regularly to ensure customers get an 'assortment of their favourites', but there can be 'some minor deviations in the mix due to manufacturing processes'.

Cadbury stated that they regularly review their chocolate mix in advent calendars to make sure customers receive a’mix of their favourites’. However, there may be minor variations due to manufacturing processes.

Anna replied, “It’s like a tower. It’s made of plastic. The top can be opened to see the behind of each day.

“There are different sizes of chocolate in each box, which is what I was expecting. But I’m not sure she expected that.”

“There was a Chomp for three consecutive days and a fingerful of Fudge for three consecutive days. Then there is the lack of excitement.

Every day, she repeats “Oh Mama, it’s that again”

‘There was Curly Wurly two days in a row and on day nine we had a packet of Buttons and a really s**t sticker, that was also wrapped in plastic.

“Friday, she had a Nugget of Dairy Milk. She took a bite and declared, “Oh Mummy! It’s not hollow!” – almost as though she was preparing for disaster.

Anna posted her complaint online. Several other commenters commented on Anna’s disappointment. She has since urged Cadbury for a more honest response.

Anna stated that Cadbury needs to be honest next year. It’s quite a bit of air I purchased.

When Kitty Devlin, eight, opens each door of her advent calendar, mum Anna hears her say: 'Oh mummy, it's this one again!' after getting the same chocolates a few days in a row

Kitty Devlin is eight years old and opens her advent calendar. Anna, her mother, hears Kitty say, “Oh mama, it’s the one again!” After getting the exact same chocolates for a few days,

Kitty pictured sizing up the Fudge that came in her calendar, only making up for about half of her finger

Kitty is seen looking at the Fudge she received in her calendar. She only used about half of it.

The look of disappointment: Kitty's mum has said Cadbury's needs to 'avoid disappointing children' after a 's**t few years with Covid'

The look of disappointment: Kitty’s mum has said Cadbury’s needs to ‘avoid disappointing children’ after a ‘s**t few years with Covid’

‘They should avoid disappointing children – they’ve had a s*** few years with Covid.

“On Facebook my nephew has it, and he’s disappointed. It’s a gift that my best friend got and it’s disappointing.

Anna posted on Facebook: “Cadbury UK. Very disappointed child with Cadbury Advent calendar. More like a Toe Of Fudge. Only Curly Wurlys and Fudge so far.

“Day 9” finally received Buttons, and one sticker

“A lot of plastic, but not enough product.” “She wishes she’d chosen a better one, and for roughly 40p per entrance so would I.

George Sale posted on Facebook that he was having the same issue with selection. We’re now nine days into the process and we have had four fudges (four chomps) as well as one milk-free day!

Another user said: ‘Total s**** and wasn’t cheap either. You think I will get one next year? …’ 

Cadbury spokeswoman said, “Every year we are excited to share with Cadbury chocolate enthusiasts our Christmas products.”

Where's the rest? Mum Anna shared the pictures of her daughter's advent calendar to Facebook where other users agreed that there was not enough inside

What about the rest? Anna posted the photos of Anna’s daughter’s advent calendar on Facebook. Many users were in agreement that there wasn’t enough.

Anna Devlin took to Facebook to see if she was the only one who was utterly disappointed with the advent calendar from Cadbury

Anna Devlin went on Facebook to find out if the Cadbury advent calendar was disappointing.


Social media users agreed with the lack of variation with the chocolate selection, as well as complaining about the price of £9.99

Social media users agreed with the lack of variation with the chocolate selection, as well as complaining about the price of £9.99

“We regularly review our Advent Calendars to make sure we’re giving customers a variety of the best treats.

“However, manufacturing processes can cause minor variations in the mixture.

“When it comes down to how our advent calendars are made, we enjoy creating unique and new ways that our customers can interact and discover their goodies. This ensures that each one contains a proper amount of chocolate, for everyone to enjoy.