Following a flurry of chocolate eating over the last week and a half, current estimates suggest that the majority of Australian households have exhausted their Easter chocolate supplies… including the crappy no name stuff. The situation has troubled many, with reports of people scrambling through their pantries and occasionally scoffing cooking chocolate in a desperate attempt to feed their habit.

Greensborough man Rick Draper likened the experience to a drug addict going cold turkey. He said “for over a week I had a regular supply of delicious chocolate. I was partaking at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and before bed. Then all of a sudden… BANG! It’s all gone. I’m getting the shakes, I’m having wild mood swings, and the cravings are unbearable. I’m a mess.”