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UK, Ireland ‘May Face Flake 99 Shortage’ – Just As Temperatures Are Set To Rise | UK News

It might not be exactly ice cream time lately, but with temperatures set to rise again next week, we might have another issue on our hands – or rather 99 issues.

The UK and Ireland would face a shortage of Cadbury Flake 99, the popular crumbly chocolates that typically accompany soft serve ice cream.

Cadbury owner Mondelez told the Irish Times he had seen a “recent increase in demand” for chocolate that he hadn’t expected.

The company has reportedly said it is working hard to meet demand.

Even the Prime Minister seems biased towards a Flake 99 ...
Even the Prime Minister seems biased towards a Flake 99 …

This could mean that chocolates, which are half the size of normal flakes, might be harder to obtain this summer.

Some Twitter users had a pretty dramatic reaction to the news, with one writing: “DON’T WE HAVE ENOUGH ENOUGH ?!”.

Others joked that “the summer is as good as it is canceled” and that “it is hardly worth getting out of the lockout now”.

Another, presumably a Line of Duty fan, shared the news with the caption: “Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the little donkey.”

The weather has been quite disappointing for many across the UK in recent weeks, but there is hope for more spring conditions on the way which can have many queues in the ice cream vans.

The first half of May saw 77% of the average total precipitation for the entire month and temperatures remained about three degrees below normal.

But a Met Office spokesperson told Sky News there should be drier and warmer weather around the middle of next week.

They added that things should get “more and more settled” by the end of May and early June.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-17 21:10:00