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Cadburys creme eggs move down the production line at the Cadburys factory in Birmingham, England. Chocolate makers The Hershey Co. and Ferrero International SA said Wednesday they are considering a possible offer for Cadbury PLC, already the target of a hostile bid by Kraft Foods Inc.  Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)

Brexit has officially begun. That may be bad news for your favorite Cadbury eggs.


UPDATE 7:44 a.m. EST:

Cadbury, the makers of the iconic Cadbury Creme Egg candy, warned that Brexit may force the company to shrink the size of its chocolate bars.

The political move would likely raise costs for Cadbury, and since the company will "never compromise on quality and taste," that means smaller chocolates may be sold at the same prices, according to Mondelez International northern Europe president Glenn Caton. Mondelez owns Cadbury. 

Caton insisted the chocolates would continue to be manufactured in the United Kingdom.

"[The U.K.] is still going to be the home of chocolate manufacturing... None of that changes," Caton told The Guardian.

The company has angered fans by increasing the price of its Freddo bar and selling Creme Eggs in five-packs rather than six-packs with only a slight price decrease.

ORIGINAL STORY: The United Kingdom invoked the European Union's Article 50 Wednesday, officially beginning what is expected to be a years-long process of negotiating Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May promised to begin the process by the end of March. 

The process officially was put in motion as a letter was hand-delivered to the European Council, The Guardian reports. Leaked EU documents show the entity is expected to take a hard line on its Brexit deal.

European Council President Donald Tusk acknowledged the beginning of Brexit.

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