To be horrified at this news

(75 Posts)
Millionsmom Sun 24-Jan-16 16:01:54

No, not the huge snow storm in the US or King Tuts beard

But

Magnums and Cornettos are to shrink!

It's made the scrolling breaking news on BBC World news.

AIBU to think civilisation really has come to an end? First it was Cadbury and their creme eggs, then the annual downsizing of 'Christmas Choc' packs and now flippin Magnums!! --I didn't know they still made Cornettos but I never could have 'justa one'.

Anyone feeling the pain?

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 24-Jan-16 16:03:13

I love the shrinking chocolate. I have the 'little but often' approach to chocolate. Wish the price didn't stay the same. sad

StitchesInTime Sun 24-Jan-16 16:08:31

Full size Magnums are too big for me. I prefer the mini-Magnums.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if the price remains the same for the shrunken ones though.

Millionsmom Sun 24-Jan-16 16:10:53

Aah MrsP, I'm slipping, I hadn't even thought tha the price would stay the same. angry

It just gets worse.

steff13 Sun 24-Jan-16 16:12:46

What's up with King Tut's beard?

NeedsAMousekatool Sun 24-Jan-16 16:14:09

I could go for a small Magnum right now

Oysterbabe Sun 24-Jan-16 16:16:39

Yanbu.

Millionsmom Sun 24-Jan-16 16:16:41

steff the guys fixing his beard back on, used epoxy resin to glue it back on. They've been put on trial for it.

ewbank Sun 24-Jan-16 16:16:45

Same will be happening to Coke and drinks cans.

It's about EU laws on sugar content. They can't squeeze out any more sugar without affecting recipe, so they make it smaller instead...

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 24-Jan-16 16:17:07

What's up with King Tut's beard? It fell off and some numpty glued it on with school glue. Looked awful. But doesn't look as awful and Creme Eggs now taste. See what I did there?

Millionsmom Sun 24-Jan-16 16:18:21

Lol, though I think the resulting taste would be similar grin

brittanyfairies Sun 24-Jan-16 16:26:48

Whatever it is they're doing they need to keep doing it, on principle I've stopped buying Cream Eggs and Christmas boxes of chocolates, now this, my annual attempt at a bikini bod is easier this year than ever before.

I am gutted about what they did to cream eggs though, somehow changed the recipe and then only five in a pack.

AGreatBigWorld Sun 24-Jan-16 16:33:59

I buy the co-op magnum equivalent. Exactly the same and four for £2!!! grin

hefzi Sun 24-Jan-16 16:36:49

Hang on, only five creme eggs in a pack? I didn't buy any last year, but I am feeling cheated on principle! The whole point is the sickly, squidgy magnitude of a packet that's just like a regular egg box (or used to be, anyway, back in t'day). I haven't had Cadbury's since Kraft took them over, actually - but I see from MN that things have changed, and not in a good way.

As for Tutankhamun's beard: I remember reading at the time about that repair - but tbf, this would have been acceptable once in conservation. About 100 years ago.

RakeMeHomeCountryToads Sun 24-Jan-16 16:41:14

Cornettos shrinking again? They made them smaller last year and they looked ridiculous next to the full sized ones. I'm really surprised that they're doing it again. There will be nothing left of them!

hefzi Sun 24-Jan-16 16:44:18

I did read somewhere that the reason they shrink the size but leave the price the same is to do with fluctuations in various commodities' markets - apparently, consumers would rather the price stayed the same, but the size shrank, rather than paying the additional cost to have the old sized product. Cocoa in particular, I think, has soared in price, which explains why tins of, for example, Quality St, etc, have got smaller. Not that there's much chocolate on a Cornetto, mind you!

Bananalanacake Sun 24-Jan-16 16:49:15

And I'd love to know what's happened to the sales of Smarties since they did away with the plastic lid and gave it a cardboard flip lid (yes, I did collect the lids).

UndramaticPause Sun 24-Jan-16 16:50:09

I'm a lover of the mini raspberry magnums, can't eat a whole one, but love a full size strawberry cornetto. Gutted.

Whoknewitcouldbeso Sun 24-Jan-16 16:50:46

I have only eaten about two Magnums in my lifetime and both were totally vile. I think shrinking them is probably the kindest thing you can do to them.

Millionsmom Sun 24-Jan-16 16:54:36

I used to try and spell my name with the lids. But my real name has 10 letters in.

I used to be so jealous of anyone called Anna, Emma, Julie.

The cardboard packs just aren't the same.

ClashCityRocker Sun 24-Jan-16 16:54:36

I don't get magnums. Aren't tey just a choc ice on a stick?

Millionsmom Sun 24-Jan-16 16:56:30

Clash I think there's something magical about that first bite when the choc 'snaps'.

ChubbyPolecat Sun 24-Jan-16 17:03:56

I really don't understand people who can't manage a whole magnum, I could eat one after the other if I wasn't losing g weight!

Oysterbabe Sun 24-Jan-16 17:12:40

I can eat a whole magnum no problem. Am I the only one?

Oysterbabe Sun 24-Jan-16 17:13:19

Ah I see chubby beat me to it grin

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