Mind the gap: uproar over redesigned Toblerone bars

OUTRAGE: The new 150g and 360g bars replace the old 170g and 400g favourites, and consumers are not happy.

A NEW, more spaced-out look for Toblerone bars in the UK, which has fans of the chunky chocolate up in arms, has nothing to do with Brexit the company which produces the confectionery has stressed.

Angry consumers took to Mondelez International’s Facebook page to complain about the new 400 and 170 gram bars, which now come with larger gaps between triangles in an effort to cut costs.

While fans classed the change as “stupid” and “the wrong decision”, the company explained that increasing ingredient costs were behind the move and it had preferred to reduce the weight rather than increase the price of its products.

While other food companies including Walkers and Birds Eye have recently said they would have to up their prices due to the falling value of the pound after the decision to leave the EU, Mondelez stressed this was not the case for its products.

The company, part of Kraft Foods Inc., also owns Cadbury and has caused controversy in the past after removing Dairy Milk from Creme Eggs, stopping production of Cadbury chocolate coins, rounding the squares in Dairy Milk bars, adding chocolate to Philadelphia cream cheese and Ritz crackers, and ditching twist-off wrappers on Roses for a dreary tear-open version.

A company spokeswoman was unable to confirm whether the spaced-out Toblerones would also be replacing those sold in other parts of Europe or whether the change was only to happen in the UK.

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