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People Think That Magic Stars Won't Be Sold In The UK After Brexit

People in the U.K. are freaking out that they won’t be able to buy the chocolates, but the maker, Mars, told BuzzFeed News they'll still be available.

Posted on June 24, 2016, at 12:12 p.m. ET

The U.K. voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, which led to a whole cascade of events including the dramatic drop in value of the British pound and the resignation of the U.K. prime minister, David Cameron.

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But all hell broke loose when people discovered that Milky Way Magic Stars packages have a disclaimer that they "should not be sold outside of the EU."

Nige Weston-Davis / Via

People could not understand how anyone overlooked this potential loss.


The news was devastating to some people.

@FrancesFGriffin / Via Twitter: @FrancesFGriffin

People started stockpiling these chocolates.

@megancalderwo0d / Via Twitter: @megancalderwo0d

"I made my brother buy me 14 packets of Magic Stars out of pure panic," said one person.

@PinkLoumenade / Via Twitter: @PinkLoumenade

It was kind of mayhem.


But where some people saw devastation, other people saw business.

Dany Shimmin / Via

It sounded like a pretty viable business strategy to some.

@KillSwitchFish / Via Twitter: @KillSwitchFish

But all this fretting is for naught. BuzzFeed News confirmed with Milky Way nearly a month ago that its chocolates will still be available to the U.K. if it leaves the EU.

I have spoken to Mars, and can report back that Magic Stars would still be available in Britain even if the UK leaves the EU. Crisis over.

Your chocolates are safe.

@Abi_Hall7 / Via Twitter: @Abi_Hall7

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.