A local man says he’s abandoned any attempt to sculpt a summer beach bod after news broke yesterday that Pineapple Lump chocolate blocks might be hitting supermarket shelves very soon. Kane Leopold says he’d just started to ramp up his physical preparations for the upcoming summer, but was now concerned that the availability of such a delicious treat would derail his best intentions.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Leopold said, “Oh man, they look so good, how am I going to resist them if they end up in supermarkets. Spring is prime time for honing the summer rig, so the timing of this release could be diabolical. I’m not made of stone.”

However, Leopold could escape temptation via a possible loophole, as details remain sketchy about whether the chocolatey treat will actually be available in Australia. With Pineapple Lumps being a proud product of New Zealand, some reports are suggesting that the new Cadbury blocks will only be available across the Tasman, and not hit shelves here in Australia.

Watch this space.