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Cadbury Creme Eggs Just Got Downsized, and People Are Pissed

It's important to stand up for what you believe in, even if you mainly believe in six-packs of seasonal candy. Overseas, our British brethren are currently having a meltdown over the 2015 crop of Cadbury Creme Eggs -- which have not only ditched the classic Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate coating, but now come in packs of five instead of six for the same price. Sounds about time for another revolution.

The problems began when Cadbury UK announced the return of the Easter candy in a Facebook post. Obviously the masses rushed out to grocery stores to buy up the treats, but people were outraged to discover the traditional packs of six had lost an egg, with zero price change. Cadbury quickly tried to explain it away by citing the economy (okay, senator) but then had a whole 'nother crisis to deal with when fans heard that Cadbury's parent company Kraft had messed with the classic recipe by chucking the Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate for a "standard cocoa chocolate mix." Fans branded it a betrayal of the highest order, and even now, tensions are running high on social media.

Of course, some people have been onto Cadbury's conspiracies for years. If only we had listened:

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and has always been more into the classic Cadbury bars anyway. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.