Norris Clatworthy had been saving his largest Easter egg until last. But the excitement of opening it soon turned to shock when he found out that the cellophane and silver foil concealed an egg with a shell made of a cardboard, not chocolate.
Norris is taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights.
A spokesman for his specialist lawyers said: ‘Every child has the right to stuff their faces with too much chocolate over Easter. Norris’s expectations were cruelly but understandably raised by the attractive product packaging and he had a reasonable right to believe there may be chocolate inside. The discovery has scarred the little brat quite badly, and although cases like these are notoriously hard to pursue, it turns out his dad is very rich and in the circumstances we are sure we can make a case that could run for a few months and clock up several grand in fees.’
Meanwhile, Norris has to contend with eating the small packet of fondant creams that was the only contents of the cardboard ovoid. He is also considering bringing a civil action against his grandma who purchased the item ‘knowing full well it was complete shite.’