Dear citizens of the UK, calm down. After the momentous (and rather regretful) Brexit decision, this huge step is not taking away your chocolate. (Of course, never mind the myriad ways it could impact aspects of your day-to-day life, like work, education, medicine, and consumer prices, but oh dear me, not the chocolate, amirite?)
The candy in question? Milky Way’s Magic Stars. The aerated chocolate stars with just the right size to make them perfect for snacking has caused a good number of people to panic on Twitter. Why? Because rumor has it that this confection can only be bought in the EU.
Don’t believe me? Check the label on the bottom of this pack:
Goodbye Milky Way Magic Stars pic.twitter.com/YUQdQK9Ddu
— ANTS IN MY EYES MIKE (@MikeyJTree) June 24, 2016
Oh no, UK Internet! No more starry chocolate goodness!
A number of people felt the panic rising.
Gonna run to tescos to stock up on milky way magic stars
— Emily Gauci (@emilygauci) June 24, 2016
I’m gonna stock up on Milky Way Magic Stars before any changes start to happen
— hannah (@n0sanctuary) June 24, 2016
Definitely going to be stocking up on massive packs of magic stars this morning… #EUref
— maddie (@maddaholic) June 24, 2016
going to panic buy magic stars later
— bryony (@bryonybell) June 24, 2016
And were willing to spend mad money on these packs.
gonna pop into home bargains and spend £100 on milky way magic stars
— beth (@bethanmgc) June 24, 2016
A number of them grieved the lose of candy.
RIP Magic Stars forever in our hearts pic.twitter.com/IuS10OU7mT
— Lux (@Callux) June 24, 2016
Now that we’re not in the EU anymore, we can’t buy magic stars ?
— charis saunders (@chariss97) June 24, 2016
so disappointed, gonna take a trip to buy some magic stars before they are stripped from us along with our economic security
— gemmy (@gemmanormman) June 24, 2016
Someone was even taking advantage of the panic and sold his Magic Stars for exorbitant prices.
Super rare milky way magic stars. Selling them £25 per pack. DM to buy pic.twitter.com/rwofVHTfv7
— ️ (@SellingLikeSeth) June 24, 2016
And of course, there were some who just sat back, enjoyed their snack of choice (along with the spirit of “I TOLD YOU SO”), and soaked up the drama.
If you have tweeted about Milky Way Magic Stars the day yer a wee fanny
— Jordan Munro (@jordanmunro23) June 24, 2016
then another guy came in just to check we still sold the milky way magic stars ahaha
— ♡ becks ♡ (@gnaarwolves) June 24, 2016
We won’t get milky way magic stars in the UK now, I hope you’re all proud of yourselves!
— Llŷr Davies (@LlyrD) June 24, 2016
My daughter said!!! It says on her Milky Way magic stars not to be sold outside EU. I’m voting stay!!! And that’s final!!
— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) June 22, 2016
Think of all the awesome stuff you’ll now have to miss, UK.
THINGS NOT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE EU
• Milky Way Magic Stars
• French Kissing
— Marty Lawrence (@TeaAndCopy) June 24, 2016
However, a spokesperson from Mars quelled the panic-buyers’ fear with this statement:
“We know how much consumers love Milky Way Magic Stars and fans can rest assured that they will remain on sale in the UK.”
So UK, take a deep breath, put that Magic Stars pack down, and maybe try to reassess your priorities. Then again, chocolate can be a good way to steel yourself for the fearsome dark road ahead. Enjoy.