As Brexit predictably slips from Halloween to Christmas, UK chocolatiers say they are ready to cash in on an Easter EU exit.
In a letter to its members, the British Confectioners’ Consortium has advised chocolate manufacturers to prepare to take advantage of a possible spring Brexit.
BCC Chief Executive, George Fishlove, told confectioners that they should plan for an Easter EU exit and consider ramping up production of Brexit themed chocolate treats.
“The prime minister has promised that Brexit will be all over by Christmas,” the letter begins.
“Putting aside the dubious nod to the tragedy of the First World War, we chocolatiers know that Mr Johnson’s promises are about as reliable as a chocolate teapot.
“With that in mind, I advise members to plan for Brexit occurring no sooner than Easter 2020.
“It would therefore be prudent to augment seasonal production with commemorative Brexit Bunnies, Exit Eggs, Leaver Lollies and the ever popular Nutty Fondant Farages.”
Not wishing chocolatiers to put all their Easter eggs in one basket, the BCC also suggest that surplus Brexit themed Halloween treats should be stored for next year as the chances of Brexit happening before then still remain slim.