It’s official, the end is nigh – Cadbury’s is producing less chocolate than usual.

Why?

Blame the weather!

Thanks to the recent double-whammy of ‘The Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma, the UK is currently experiencing a water shortage. Despite the fact we’ve spent the last week surrounded by frozen water, all that cold weather has burst a heck of a lot of pipes and we’re now experiencing a distinct lack of H20 – specifically in the Midlands.

And what does this have to do with chocolate, I hear you ask?

Well, because Cadbury’s Bournville factory is situated in the Midlands and due to the shortage of water, the company has had to reduce production. Yep, there is now less chocolate being produced than there was yesterday.

LESS CHOCOLATE!

But… before you rush out and panic buy all the Flakes you can carry, the reduction in production is only temporary.

Speaking to the BBC, a spokeswoman for Mondelez, owners of Cadbury’s, said: “The good news is we have a limited water supply to our manufacturing site in Bournville, and therefore our supply of chocolate is not immediately impacted as some production is continuing and we currently have sufficient stock available to manage through this, hopefully, short disruption.”

Phew!