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UK Could Be Facing Chocolate Shortage Due To 'Mechanical Glitch' At Mars Factory

UK Could Be Facing Chocolate Shortage Due To 'Mechanical Glitch' At Mars Factory

More bad news, guys - there could be a chocolate shortage in the UK as a Mars factory has been hit with a mechanical glitch, disrupting production.

The glitch has a factory that creates beloved chocolate treats including Maltesers, Revels and Galaxy Ripple. 2020 is really taking no prisoners, eh?

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Credit: PA

According to the Sun, the factory, in Slough, Berkshire, is operating at 'less than half its usual capacity' as a team of engineers work 'around the clock' to get things back to normal.

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Mars told foodmanufacture.co.uk that other brands, such as Snickers and Milky Way, are unaffected by the glitch. Mars-made Easter eggs are also said to be unaffected, you'll be pleased to know.

A Mars Wrigley spokesperson told the news outlet: "We're sorry some people able to find their favourite chocolates at the moment.

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"We've had a mechanical breakdown which means that we aren't able to make as many treats as we would like."

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Credit: PA
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The shortage hasn't gone unnoticed by chocolate-lovers. One unhappy shopper James Dillinger, told The Sun : "What's happened to Galaxy Ripples? I haven't been able to find them anywhere for a month.

"People are worried about coronavirus, but this is the real crisis. My favourite bar to cheer me and the wife up."

While others have taken to social media to vent about being unable to find their favourites in shops, one wrote: "When all you want is Minstrels but apparently there a shortage on Galaxy chocolate."

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Topics: Food, uk news

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]