Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Hang Them From The Highest Tree

There are some things you don't mess with, and Toblerone is one of them--especially when you're trying to sneak one by the public:
Loyal fans of Toblerone reacted with horror on Tuesday after discovering that the distance between the triangular chucks in their favorite chocolate bar had expanded overnight.

Mondelez International (MDLZ), which produces the airport shopping staple, blamed rising ingredient prices for the change. By adding space between the triangles, the company was able to keep the bar's original packaging and length, but reduce the amount of chocolate.

The result is that bars that formerly weighed 170 gram have been slashed to 150 grams. Forty grams have been carved out of bars that used to contain 400 grams. The price remains the same, but customers are getting roughly 10% less chocolate. 
The pictures show how silly the new bar looks--it's obvious what they're doing.  The before-Brexit/after-Brexit picture is pretty funny, too.

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