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24th Dec 2018

This girl has spent December eating treats from an Advent calendar for cats


She had no idea!

Have you ever had a genuine face pal moment?

Well, mum-of-three Jess Evans just had one of the biggest face-palming moments EVER.

At the start of December, she picked her daughter up an Advent calendar, as many do.

Nine-year-old Alissa did complain that the treats within the calendar tasted strange, but not to the point where she stopped eating them.

Well lads, there’s a reason the sweets tasted  a bit off… the Advent calendar was for cats.

The ‘apple flavoured chocolates’ were yoghurt and catnip treats. Wow.

Speaking about the mistake, Jess said:

“I was in shock and felt like the worst mother ever when I realised I’d bought her a calendar for cats.”

“She said they tasted a bit strange, but hadn’t said they were horrible, so I just forgot about it.”

“Alissa hadn’t been eating them for a few days and when I asked why she brought the box over to me.”

“I remember thinking they did look a funny shade of green and didn’t have a chocolatey smell.”

“When I turned the calendar over and read that it was yoghurt and catnip flavour I couldn’t believe it – and that it had taken 11 days for us to notice.”


I was rushing around at the last minute with all three of them Christmas shopping and went into B&M where all the advent calendars were and picked it up without reading it,” said Jess.

“On the 11th of December I was opening the younger girls’ calendars but Alissa said she didn’t want hers and had stopped eating them.”

Could you blame her?

“When I looked at the box I couldn’t believe it. I have a degree in English literature and creative writing but still couldn’t read a calendar and it had taken me 11 days to realise.”

“Once she got over the shock she found the funny side of it. Thankfully she’s absolutely fine and I’ve checked online that she will be okay.”

“I’m going to give the calendar to my friend for her cat.”

You couldn’t make this stuff up!