In 2008, we published the first reports of Easter candy in stores on December 31. In 2009, they were spotted on shelves on December 23. Last year, the first appearance crept back to December 16. This year, our first reports came from Safeway and Kroger stores as early as December 2.
Mere sent us this picture from Safeway. It’s the “Spring is in the air” sign on the display that hurts the most, at least here in upstate NY where it hasn’t even truly snowed yet.
Lauren sent us this photo, noting, “Jesus is both born and risen in this Kroger.”
Next year, will I be able to bring a basket of Cadbury Creme Eggs to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner? Fingers crossed!