Gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet: in the latest volume of the Great Cadbury Creme Egg Controversy of 2015 that has affected every single person living in England and America, imports of the British springtime chocolate have reportedly been banned from entering the U.S. by Hershey Co. Sounds like someone's cryin' over spilled egg creme.
The latest breaking ;) news comes from DNAinfo, who caught wind of a lawsuit brought to court by Hershey Co. against LBB Imports, claiming that the British chocolate the company has been importing to America is altogether too similar to the kind that Hershey has been sanctioned to manufacturer themselves. From DNAinfo:
The orange wrappers on British Toffee Crisp candies are too similar to wrappers on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, for instance, potentially confusing shoppers, Hershey's claimed in the lawsuit. England's Yorkie chocolate bars should also be forbidden, because they are too similar in name to Hershey's York Peppermint Patties, even though they have different packaging and a different shape, the lawsuit says.
Also, Hershey's holds an exclusive right to produce some other British candies — like Cadbury Creme Eggs — and package them under the same name as the originals, according to the lawsuit.
So in addition to Hershey's retooled and foul-tasting recipe for Creme Eggs, Americans will now be punished by having to eat those eggs and only those eggs this Easter once imports are halted. Local British import stores in New York City, where one Gawker Staff Writer loyally purchases confections every holiday, have responded to the lawsuit with much dismay:
"It's just another thing to make everybody miserable," said Perry, 55. "Why are we having a fight about chocolate? I mean, chocolate!"
To enhance Perry's point: THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT.
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