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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 wonโ€™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."

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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.

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It was kind of mayhem.


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

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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