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    Posted on 24 Oct 2014

    New Zealand Is Running Out Of Chocolate Milk And People Are Going Insane

    Security guards have been called in to watch over stocks of Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk.

    Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk went on sale three weeks ago, and since then New Zealand seems to have erupted into some sort of chocolate-milk induced haze.

    Half of the line waiting (1 hour!)for Choc milk at New World Queen St. Fire alarm goes off, all evacuated. Hahahaha

    Elise Alexandra@little_skittyFollow

    Half of the line waiting (1 hour!)for Choc milk at New World Queen St. Fire alarm goes off, all evacuated. Hahahaha

    9:23 AM - 22 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The demand for the milk is so high that security guards have been hired to monitor areas that stock it.

    People are literally lining up to get a bottle.

    The interest in it has surprised me immensely. We've had some pretty good product launches in the past but this pretty much takes the cake.

    A black market for the chocolate milk has also emerged on Trademe.

    Tales from New Zealand: Ticket scalping but with chocolate milk

    FlamingoSam@FlamingoSamFollow

    Tales from New Zealand: Ticket scalping but with chocolate milk

    6:53 PM - 23 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Bidding ranges from $1-$25, and they all seem to be selling.

    The majority of people outside of New Zealand are deeply confused.

    People queueing at New World Birkenhead for chocolate milk. New Zealand you are WEIRD. Yea it's nice but queueing for it?! Nutcase.

    Jeremy Shepherd@J_ShepzFollow

    People queueing at New World Birkenhead for chocolate milk. New Zealand you are WEIRD. Yea it's nice but queueing for it?! Nutcase.

    8:09 AM - 24 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Just learned about the chocolate milk craze / shortage in New Zealand. #pray4newzealand

    Tyler Coates@tylercoatesFollow

    Just learned about the chocolate milk craze / shortage in New Zealand. #pray4newzealand

    1:25 PM - 23 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Meanwhile in NZ chocolate milk is guarded by security. and there's widespread devastation there'll be no more creepy santa #newzealand

    Jenni Haslam@jennihaslamFollow

    Meanwhile in NZ chocolate milk is guarded by security. and there's widespread devastation there'll be no more creepy santa #newzealand

    8:09 PM - 22 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Whilst those inside the country completely understand the phenomenon.

    Welcome to New Zealand, where we close doors to protect our parliament, and hire security guards to protect chocolate milk in supermarkets.

    Cory @SurgeInWellyFollow

    Welcome to New Zealand, where we close doors to protect our parliament, and hire security guards to protect chocolate milk in supermarkets.

    11:21 AM - 23 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Meanwhile in New Zealand. Chocolate milk.

    In New Zealand, our news consists of lorde and popular chocolate milk.

    Isabel borok@IsabelBorokFollow

    In New Zealand, our news consists of lorde and popular chocolate milk.

    3:42 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Lewis Road Creamery have responded to the craziness on their Facebook page.

    Facebook: lewisroadcreamery

    And they are holding competitions where they are giving out FOUR BOTTLES OF CHOCOLATE MILK.

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    New Zealand - ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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