The much-loved '99' is under threat ahead of the summer

The much-loved 99 ice cream is facing an uncertain future ahead of the summer due to a global shortage of Cadbury's chocolate flakes.

This has been revealed by Dublin-based firm Teddy's Ice Cream.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Claire Byrne programme, Yasmin Khan, co-owner of company, highlighted 'a worldwide shortage' of flakes because not enough of them were being produced.

Ms. Khan said that by mid-July "it will be tough to get 99s."

She said they first became aware of the impending shortage at the beginning of April when her firm received a call from Mondelez, owners of Cadbury, warning them in advance.

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