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Choc horror Wall of Easter eggs blocks customers from reaching clothing in Dublin Tesco store

A Tesco Ireland spokesperson was quoted as saying: “The safety of our customers and colleagues remains our number one priority and we continue to adhere to public health guidelines.

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The massive wall of Easter eggs in Tesco

The massive wall of Easter eggs in Tesco

The massive wall of Easter eggs in Tesco

This picture of a ‘Great Wall of Chocolate’ that has been used as a barrier to stop customers reaching 'non-essential' clothing at a Tesco in Dublin has struck a chord with frustrated shoppers. 

A Dr Caroline West shared the image of the Tesco superstore's clothing section sectioned off with stacks of Easter eggs on her twitter page.

Even though Level 5 lockdown rules maintain that only essential items may be sold, the tweet has since been retweeted more than 4,500 times and attracted 80,000 likes.

Social media users reacted with their own stories of frustration at the rules.

“When they did this over here, people turned up naked and said if they’re non-essential they don’t have to wear them. They soon opened it back up again,” one claimed.

“I mean, that's for sure effective...But yeah, clothes *are* essential. Especially kids clothes, seeing as those are normally outgrown quickly, not as much for adult clothes but still,” added another.

“I was in a shop yesterday where kids' toys were deemed non-essential and taped off. Yet I could have bought a TV soundbar. Considering that kids are home all the time and not seeing friends I should think toys are essential.”

“Utterly unreal,” added another. “My mum was admitted to hospital on Monday and I couldn't buy her a new nightie, slippers etc from @Tesco... but Easter eggs, go nuts.”

A Tesco Ireland spokesperson was quoted as saying: “The safety of our customers and colleagues remains our number one priority and we continue to adhere to public health guidelines.

“We're adhering to Government guidelines and have closed our F&F clothing and toys units across the country.

"We're stocking the range of Easter eggs to cater for customers who prefer to stock up early or to buy them over a period of time to help spread the cost.”

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