Bad news for Irish chocolate lovers living in the United States... 7 years ago

Bad news for Irish chocolate lovers living in the United States...

First the Creme Egg recipe is changed, now this...

The Hershey company in the United States have stopped British chocolate imports from reaching American shops as the likes of Kit-Kats, Yorkies and Flakes too closely resemble their own products.

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Hershey's believe that the orange wrapping on a Toffee Crisp is too close to their own Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, while they also contend that Yorkies could be confused with York's Peppermint Patties.

No more Flakes, Kit-Kats, Dairy Milks or Maltesers either. Jaysus.

While Cadbury products will still appear in the United States, the recipe across the Atlantic - where vegetable fats are banned in confectionery - is completely different to this part of the world.

Hershey's own the right to the Cadbury name in the United States, but the chocolate itself tastes like (delete delete delete - anti-litigious-shouldn't-be-working-on-a-Sunday Ed.)

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Eyesight the real issue

Nicky Perry, the owner of Tea and Sympathy, a Manhattan institution, posted on the cafe's Facebook page.

"Due to legal action by the so called chocolate maker Hershey's, we can no longer import the real Cadbury chocolate from England," she wrote.

"They want us to sell their dreadful Cadbury approximation but we can't in good conscience sell you such awful chocolate when we have made our reputation on selling you the yummy real English stuff."

She adds: "May we politely suggest that if you think Toffee Crisps look like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups your eyesight is a much bigger problem than your chocolate bar confusion."

What does this mean for the Irish in New York, who seek out the British imported chocolate over the Hershey's imposter on a daily basis?

We predict a riot.