The summer staple is in jeopardy thanks to a surge in demand
It’s not exactly ice cream weather in the UK at the moment but we Brits are a sturdy lot.
The wind, rain and even thunder haven’t been enough to dampen our taste for that iconic summer treat –the Cadbury 99 Flake.
In fact, demand for the soft-serve ice cream combo has been so great over recent weeks that it’s left the country with a dearth in supplies of the crumbly chocolate toppers.
"We are seeing a recent increase in demand for our Cadbury 99 Flake in the UK and Ireland that we had not expected," Cadbury owner Mondelez said.
The shortage has aroused alarm on social media, with some Twitter users suggesting a Flake-free summer wouldn’t be worth easing lockdown for, while other, more optimistic, sweet tooths have come up with contingency plans:
As you can see, the despair has been real:
We officially got 99 problems https://t.co/iBlpysJvft