Eating your Easter eggs sooner rather than later is the way to go after it was discovered that Easter chocolate has a dramatically shorter shelf-life than regular chocolate.
In an investigation on Easter chocolate products, news.com.au found that some chocolates from top-shelf manufacturers like Lindt, Cadbury, and Ferrero would be beyond their best-before dates within just weeks after the Easter weekend.
This contrasts sharply to other chocolate you might on you supermarket shelves, which regularly boast best-before dates six months or further into the future.
Whether this is because a different formulation of chocolate is used to make the Easter products, or perhaps because Easter chocolate is shipped and on shelves earlier and earlier each year, we may never know.
While it could be said that the confectioners are right to expect their chocolates to not survive beyond the Easter weekend, this new information is important for those who stash their chocolate eggs in the fridge to nibble at over several weeks.
Sounds like you might be better off popping on Netflix, putting your feet up and polishing that bunny off tonight!
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza