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Unfortunately, it appears to be a regular post on shrinking Chocolates (as Manufacturers seem to be in favour of keeping prices the same but reducing products right in front of our eyes). Last year (2016) we saw Roses reduced in size as well as new refreshed packaging, Quality Street Chocolates following suit with smaller volumes and changes to the selection, Terry’s Chocolate Oranges reduced but kept in the same boxes! Tolberone being spread with larger gaps between the triangular chunks of Chocolate and even bags of snack chocolates being shrunk including Maltesers and Galaxy Counters. So more news ain’t that surprising!?
So KitKats, Dairy Milk Bars and Mars are some of the Chocolate Bars expected to be reduced in order to help meet Government targets on reducing sugar. Public Health England are reporting on Child Obesity in March 2017 and will focus upon measuring average sugar contents per 100 grams of a product and by reductions in portion size. This move (of reducing Chocolate Bar sizes) will avoid Mars, Nestle and Mondelez being named and shamed in the report. Of course, none of the Manufacturers have confirmed that prices will be reduced inline with the size reductions but we already know that that never happens.
So if you’ve got a favourite Chocolate Bar, either stock-up on the current larger sizes or maybe you’ll just have to eat more in the future!!!! (As Chocolate is healthy and good for you!).
And remember I love my Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Bags and Chocolate Boxes, my Chocolate Easter Eggs from Chocolatiers and Chocolate manufacturers, High Street Stores and London Department Stores and more recently, my Valentine Chocolates.
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This information was correct as of February 2017
But as I am learning, ingredients do change and therefore you should always read the label and check for yourself whether it is GLUTEN FREE or not!