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4 Ways To Get Around Hershey's Ban And Buy Cadbury Chocolate

Keep calm and buy Cadbury.

UPDATE Mar. 1: It appears that the good people at the British Chocolate Club have shut down their operations after consulting lawyers. Instead, we recommend Jolly Goods as a satisfactory replacement to get your goodies delivered to you.

PREVIOUS: Cadbury's chocolate candy is the best, but now that The Hershey Company has banned it (yes, banned it) in the United States, what's a superfan to do?

First, a recap: The Hershey Company received major criticism last month after reaching a settlement with Let's Buy British Imports (LBB), a wholesale distributer of U.K.-made Cadbury treats, that prevents LBB from shipping to U.S. entities. The Hershey Company owns the rights to manufacturing and distributing Cadbury-branded items in the U.S. and thinks certain LBB Cadbury packaging is too similar to The Hershey Company's U.S. products.

Rough news for British Cadbury lovers, but there is a silver lining. There are a few unconventional ways to get your Crunchie Bar or Flake fix well within the law, as long as you're willing to pay the price. Check out these four delicious ways to hack your way around Hershey's:

1. Import it yourself.
The new ban specifically applies to LBB Imports, the wholesale distributer that supplies most of the Cadbury chocolate to the U.S. Though the ban will make it much harder to run down to your local specialty store and pick up some British chocolate, you can still import the chocolate to yourself, by using something like Cadbury Gifts Direct, which ships internationally. A little bit of effort with a high reward.

2. Let the British Chocolate Club ship your sweets to you.

After hearing about the ban, Robert Jeffreys, CEO of the recently launched British Chocolate Company, told HuffPost Taste that he stayed up all night "exploring options" to get around it. Currently, the company is offering eight British chocolate bars for $15, a great deal since "a lot of specialist British shops in the US charge $2 a bar -- some charge $3." You can even ship up to 15 bars for only $25 by getting started here. Best part? You're only paying for the candy -- the shipping is free!

3. Keep calm and Buy British Chocolate.
Slightly different than the website above, Buy British Chocolate puts together fun packages, like "Big & Chunky" or "Cadbury's Classic Mix that make it easy to buy and ship. Prices are also very reasonable (though price and shipping differ per package), but 30 bars of chocolate in the Big & Chunky mix only cost about $25 to ship.

4. Buy your goods at the British Corner Shop.
One of the many places for expats to get their favorite British food, British Corner Shop lets shoppers get their Heinz Baked Beans and their favorite Cadbury Chocolate in one sweep. However, shipping anything to the US or Canada starts at $34, and only gets lower when you spend over $114 in merchandise. It's expensive, but if you want to ship a lot of chocolate as well as other goodies, this is a good place to start (also try Luxury British Foods or British Shop Abroad, which are both similar to the Corner Shop).

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#1: Double Decker (WINNER)
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Layers of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate
Comments: "Marshmallow-y!" "Chewy, not too sweet. Love the crunch." WHAT. Is there marshmallow in this?
#2: Crunchie (Highly Recommended)
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A golden honeycombed center surrounded by milk chocolate
Comments: "It's got the texture of a Butterfinger, without the peanut butter flavor." "Chocolate, honey, crispy perfection." "Amazing! So, so crunchy." "
#3: Lion (Highly Recommended)
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Wafer, caramel and crisp cereal covered in milk chocolate
Comments: "Yes! Texture winner. And not too sweet!" "Nicely balanced." "There's a lot going on in here, and it's all good."
#4: Twisted (Highly Recommended)
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All the gooey Cadbury Creme Egg filling inside a bar of thick milk chocolate
Comments: "This is like a Cadbury Creme Egg, but in a long bar. I LOVE IT." Very sweet, but if you need a fast sugar fix …" "Cadbury eggs forever." "Way, way too sweet."
#5: Galaxy Caramel (Highly Recommended)
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Milk chocolate bar filled with creamy, gooey caramel
Comments: "Yum. A lot like Caramello." "Gorgeously textured caramel filling." "Yes. This is an English Caramello and I love it." "Not oppressively sweet! Good, gooey caramel."
#6: Cadbury Dairy Milk (Recommended)
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Classic milk chocolateComments: "Totally fine, average bar." "Eh, it's fine." "Delicious, good quality chocolate." "A little too rich for me but great chocolate."
#7: Aero (Recommended)
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Milk chocolate filled with air bubbles
Comments: "Dear texture, you are lovely." "Good, airy and light, but a little boring." "A little lighter than a normal chocolate bar. Nice." "This is like carbonated chocolate."
#8: Kit Kat Dark (Recommended)
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A Kit Kat bar covered in dark chocolate
Comments: "Reminds me of Petit Ecolier cookies." "Gosh, I never thought I would say this, but I like milk chocolate Kit Kats more."
#9: Boost Duo (Recommended)
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Smooth textured chocolate center, with crunchy biscuit pieces
Comments: "Super soft inside, with crunchy little nuggets. I like it!" "Mushy. Don't love that." "Taste like there's bubblegum inside." "Better than I expected, but still a little weird." "I like the texture, but otherwise it's too sweet."
#10: Cadbury Bournville
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Classic dark chocolate
Comments: "A little too sugary for dark chocolate." "Oh no! This is really hard to bite through." "Almost cracked a tooth."
#11: Twirl
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Milk chocolate fingers covered in smooth milk chocolate
Comments: "Hmm. I like this." "Dry and flaky." "This is mushy chocolate." "I love this texture. Very unusual!" "Yummy Cadbury flavor but way too crumbly."
#12: Flake
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A delicate, crumbly textured milk chocolate bar
Comments: "Dry. So dry." "Dusty and crumbly in appearance and sugary sweet in flavor." "Powdery, in a great way." "Polarizing texture that I am not a fan of."
#13: Yorkie
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Raisin biscuit covered in milk chocolate
Comments: "Inoffensive but not a destination candy bar." "The raisins are a little dry and plasticky." "Weird fruitcake flavor." "Raisins, get out of my chocolate!"
#14: Wispa
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Milk chocolate with tiny dense bubbles
Comments: "This tastes like nothing." "An insult to a chocolate bar." "The texture is rather clay-like." "Almost fruity, but in an artificial way."
#15: Fry's Chocolate Cream
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Rich dark chocolate with a smooth fondant center
Comments: "Tastes like it's filled with toothpaste." "Why is this terrible inside and why would this happen?" "Yeesh. This tastes like it has aftershave in it!" "Tastes like chemicals." "Too sweet! Granular. Not nice."
#16: Turkish Delight (LOSER)
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Rose-flavored gelatin covered in chocolate
Comments: "Flowers, ew!" "No no no no no. I don't want gelatin in my chocolate." "Grandma covered in chocolate." "A little floral and weird, but not awful." I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY SELL THIS IN A STORE."

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