Ferrero have warned that the ambassadore might have to spoil his guests with something other than chocolate at future Easter receptions – if Brexit imposes customs barriers on confectionary.
In a submission to the Business Select Committee the confectionary giant warned that a hard Brexit could see the market for quality chocolate melt away in Britain.
Commenting, James McGrory, Executive Director of Open Britain, said:
“It's hard to see a sunny side to the Government’s plans for a hard-boiled Brexit when it threatens our Easter Eggs.
“Scrambling our customs arrangements could mean the Easter Bunny ends up stuck in a traffic jam at Dover, leading to delays and price increases on chocolate Easter eggs.
“This is eggxactly the kind of new Brexit fact that couldn't have been know about during the referendum, meaning everyone is entitled to keep an open mind about Brexit.”
Notes to editors
Ferrero’s submission is here: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/business-energy-and-industrial-strategy-committee/leaving-the-eu-implications-for-the-processed-food-and-drink-industry/written/72869.html and is reported here today: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/30/brexit-means-eggs-sit-ferrero-warns-of-stale-easter-chocolate