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Cadbury Easter creme eggs and other chocolates are still being made, despite fake story

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BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Despite the claim of a false online story, Cadbury Easter creme eggs and other chocolate treats are still being made.

The headline on the unilad website, “Cadbury Confirms It Has Stopped Making Chocolate,” referred to a water shortage in Bournville, England. That’s a village on the south side of Birmingham where the British confectioner has a plant. The piece incorrectly claimed Cadbury had halted production as of Monday.

In fact, an emailed statement from Cadbury says there was a limited supply of water Monday, but some production continued at Bournville. By Tuesday, the company said the regular water supply to the plant was being restored and full production was resuming over the next 24 hours. “Our supply of chocolate has not been impacted, as some production continued overnight and we have sufficient product in stock,” the updated statement said.

The Severn Trent water company said on its website that it had problems across its region due to pipes that burst following freezing weather.

Other false stories have sought to strike at online readers’ sweet tooth, including one earlier this year that alleged scientists expected the cocoa plant to be extinct by 2050.

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