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Toblerone, mind the gap, less chocolate for your money

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Toblerone, mind the gap, less chocolate for your money

Some fans of Toblerone's distinctive triangular chocolate chunks are feeling down in the mouth after the look of two bars sold in the UK was changed.

Mondelez International, the company behind the product, has increased the gap between the peaks to reduce the weight of what were 400g and 170g bars.

Some consumers have described the move as "the wrong decision" and said the bigger spaces looked "stupid".

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Just another case of the shrinking confectionery bar I'm afraid and it's nothing new.  Just look at the shrinking Mars Bar, Twix and Marathon (OK, Snickers).  I'm pretty sure they were a lot bigger when I was younger.

The sugar tax crowd may well be happy with this but I'm sure the average consumer isn't.  We already get less for our money with lots of other every day products and this just another example of profits coming first.

The Toblerone may not have shrunk but there's definitely some ugly gaps there.  What do you think?  Will you still buy a reduced weight Toblerone bar?


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Guest

Guest

Thanks kenny, Missed this report. Has anybody else had any experience with these sham (for profit only companies) that quote the highway code but don't live in the real world?
Guest
30th Jul 17 03:07

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Kenny

Kenny

Here you go. A News Gripe about speed awareness courses:

https://www.weeklygripe.co.uk/speed-awareness-courses
Kenny
30th Jul 17 12:07

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Kenny

Kenny

Good point Guest, in fact the Gripe The News section was aimed at that, providing a talking point for something that was in the news. I think someone suggested that during the August riots around Birmingham, unfortunately it took a while before I could make that happen.

Just about to post something on the Soap Box.
Kenny
30th Jul 17 12:07

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Guest

Guest

Kenny, Maybe trying to get people involved in a topic that concerns them. Let's start by asking this. Are speed awareness courses in the UK run as a money making exercise or are they changeing peoples attitudes while driving? Maybe someone else has a topic to start the ball rolling!
Guest
28th Jul 17 10:07

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Kenny

Kenny

Agreed, shrunk in visitors but not in size. To be honest the move to Wordpress a few years ago did that, never should have tried that and the move back to a bespoke CMS hasn't fixed things so I guess that's something to moan about! Any thoughts on how we can improve things?
Kenny
27th Jul 17 01:07

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Guest.

Guest.

Kenny, is one of the 2,529 products " The Weekly Gripe site " ? cause it aint aft small now.
Guest.
25th Jul 17 02:07

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Kenny

Kenny

As many as 2,529 products have shrunk in size over the past five years, but are being sold for the same price, official figures show.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40703866
Kenny
24th Jul 17 04:07

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Disillusioned.

Disillusioned.

Typical example by a company to deceive customers by putting reduced content in same size box as before.
Would have more respect if they were "honest" about it & kept original mould, but in shorter box.
Still as yummy though!
Disillusioned.
9th Nov 16 09:11

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