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Shrinking chocolate bars

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moutonfou Mon 26-Jun-17 19:21:47

AIBU to think that if the cost of producing a chocolate bar goes up, just put the price up? That's literally how inflation works?

Just picked up a sharing bag of M&Ms in the supermarket, there was more air than M&Ms; there was practically nothing in there. If I want to treat myself to a face-stuffing, I'll gladly shell out 10p extra for the privilege of a full portion.

If we carry on like this, surely we'll find ourselves in 2050 with the price of a Dairy Milk unchanged but the bars now weighing half a gram?!

Groupie123 Mon 26-Jun-17 19:37:11

Presumably because most people wouldn't pay more. They'd just get something else. Mass confectionary is catered for the masses - so price point is really sensitive. Brands like Godiva/Hotel Chocolate are based on reputation & so can afford a price hike.

leccybill Mon 26-Jun-17 19:39:16

I hate the shape of those sharing bags, trying their best to fool us into thinking it's chock full of caramel nibbles when actually there's 109g in the bag and a load of air.
I'd also happily pay 20p more for the rest of my sweets thanks.

westeringhome Mon 26-Jun-17 19:40:29

And bags of crisps. I have to double up now! And the Christmas tubs are a joke too, can't fool me with their steeply sloping sides lol

Chocolateisa7adayfood Mon 26-Jun-17 19:40:38

YANbu. They think we won't notice the bar being a teeny bit smaller (but we do). It's sneaky. I suppose there will come a point when they have to put the price up eventually, when the bars weigh about 1g grin

PurpleMinionMummy Mon 26-Jun-17 19:46:57

Yanbu. I laughed at the new 'treat size' Smartie ice creams. Same price, half the size they used to be

harderandharder2breathe Mon 26-Jun-17 19:51:59


They shrink the packet then put the price up anyway. It's most annoying!

AceholeRimmer Mon 26-Jun-17 19:58:26

Very sneaky, like what they did to chocolate oranges!

TearsOnTheGround Mon 26-Jun-17 20:05:03

Remember when "topic" bars used to be smaller than most chocolate bars but now most bars have shrunk to the same size! angry

ErrolTheDragon Mon 26-Jun-17 21:57:30

I'm 56 and they've been doing this for as long as I can remember. Mars bars would gradually shrink at the same price (or not so gradually, in the years of high inflation) and then there would be a 'new' larger size, for a larger price. Not 10p more of course, back in the days when a finger of fudge was thruppence... that'd be a two bob increase!shockgrin

So no, fear not, you won't end up with a bag with one M&M in it.

KC225 Mon 26-Jun-17 22:09:39

I remember when Mars bars used to be 360 calories a bar now they are about 260

KC225 Mon 26-Jun-17 22:10:20

Talk about broken Britain

KC225 Mon 26-Jun-17 22:10:58

Talk about broken Britain

JuniperSling Mon 26-Jun-17 22:12:39

It's awful. Turkish Delights are gone in two bites now sad

RebootYourEngine Mon 26-Jun-17 22:22:34

Its not good for the waistline is it? You fund yourself having 2 bars of chocolate because one is so small that its not enough.

BigChocFrenzy Mon 26-Jun-17 22:29:03

It's a con calling them "treat size"
It is NOT a treat giving me a smaller bar of choc angry

ErrolTheDragon Mon 26-Jun-17 22:48:16

Does anyone dare do that to you, BigChoc?grin

BigChocFrenzy Mon 26-Jun-17 22:56:44

Not twice, errol grin

BigChocFrenzy Mon 26-Jun-17 22:57:55

I refuse to rename myself SnackSizeFrenzy

ErrolTheDragon Mon 26-Jun-17 23:02:43

Perish the thought!shock

mummyrabbitpeppapig Mon 26-Jun-17 23:13:27

(--Im not the person who checks the weight of a choice of confectionery and then chooses the heaviest - no not me ! --

FloatyCat Mon 26-Jun-17 23:24:08

You need to buy 2 to get a decent portion these days lighthearted

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