Over 15,000 people have signed a petition urging Cadbury to continue making Caramilk chocolate bars as supplies of the Limited Edition chocolate dwindle.
The change.org petition, entitled “Make Caramilk Chocolate A Permanent Thing”, was started by Aussie comedian Christian Hull, whose Facebook video on the topic has gone viral - racking up over 100,000 views in five days.
KEEP CARAMILK ON SHELVES!
PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION! Cadbury Dairy Milk have said they will no longer be making CARAMILK! This can't be real life!Posted by Christian Hull on Monday, 26 February 2018
‘Cadbury!” appeals Hull. “You’ve made one of the most delicious chocolates of all time and now you’re like: ‘nah not going to do it anymore’.”
In the weeks since Caramilk returned to shop shelves as a Limited Edition it has been headline news.
Soon, opportunistic chocolatiers were buying the caramel-inspired milk chocolate and flogging it on eBay for upwards of $30 a block - a trend only likely to continue as stocks vanish.
Despite a recall of a number of Caramilk chocolate bars, several fans said they’d rather eat the plastic shards potentially mixed in with the sweet than hand the bars back to their local store.
Those sympathetic to Hull’s cause have left encouraging notes on the change.org petition including:
‘Please take away fruit and nut and give us back Caramilk!’
‘This is yummy and more yummy is needed in the world.’
A statement from Cadbury’s owners, Mondelez International, says while they have no plans to continue making Caramilk, they have been “overwhelmed” by the fan response.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza