TESCO’s have confused Christmas shoppers by selling Father’s Day Toblerone bars, this week.
The spot was found by Alan Falconer who was in the supermarket store last Saturday, when he found the chocolate bar, 184 days before Father’s day next year.
The 52-year-old couldn’t believe his find in the Tesco Inshes store, Inverness, as it was also 182 days since the last Fathers Day in June.
Alan uploaded the post to a local Facebook group where it also confused several others.
His caption said: “In the shops in December. Wtf?”
The images clearly show several bigger bars of toblerone sitting on the shelves, priced at £3.
In big writing they also clearly have, “To my hero” and underneath in slightly smaller writing, “Happy Father’s day!”
His post attracted 19 likes and multiple comments from confused Invernessian residents.
One user said: “Either they are early or very late.”
Another commented: “Maybe it’s for Santa’s son?”
Another Facebook user said: “We’re heroes all year round!”
Another Facebook user joked: “Probably sexist now anyway.”
Speaking today, Beer Engineer Alan said he couldn’t comprehend why the supermarket decided to put these on the shelves.
He said: “Thought it was madness bad enough having Easter eggs out early but Father’s Day is six months away.”
Earlier this year, the UKIP leader blasted supermarkets for selling Christmas items too early, after he spotted Christmas chocolates on the shelves in September.
In a Twitter post MEP Gerard Batten said: “I’m in Tesco, it’s 8th September and they are already selling Christmas stuff.
“Chocolate Father Christmas’ and all. I’m tempted by the mince pies but what does four months of this do to a child’s perception of Christmas before the big day? There should be law against it!”
Speaking to The Sun, he said he was joking to suggest a legal ban, but that it does ruin the Christmas experience for children.
He said: “I was being humorous when I said that there should be a law against it, but it is wrong that Christmas is commercialised in early September.
“It spoils it for children for whom it should be an exciting and special event. But, just maybe, we should have a law.”