A small group of activists is currently lobbying to lift the ban on the year long sale of Cadbury's Mini-Eggs.
The group, who call themselves Free Mr Cadbury's Parrot, argue that the hard shelled delicacy is no more or less a threat to British health than any other available chocolate. Home Secretary Mr David Blunkett however strongly disagrees.
"These Mini-Eggs are an extreme threat, the purest form of cocaine is only 95% addictive and even then a dependency normally develops only after several uses. However, these deceptively small treats have proven to be almost 100% addictive from the very first egg. If we were to allow year round sales, the effect on British health would be catastrophic."
A spokesperson from the FMPC argues that Blunkett is dealing in false logic. "This two month stipulation on sales is counter productive. If Mr Blunkett is truly concerned about British health he will drop this ban immediately" he added, "I've seen addicts who will stock pile this stuff and who will still be eating it until the Easter release - which is normally way past the sell by date."
Cadbury's, the makers of the offending eggs say they have no plan alter their sales plan in the near future. "But," they say, "if we could we would."