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Title: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: BrianB6 on November 08, 2016, 11:45:34 PM
From the BBC
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37904703 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37904703)
They have just announced the reduced size of the blocks by 10% in UK by spacing the pieces out further.  <:(
It happened down here some months ago but without notification. >>:-(
It has caused a war in our family.   Previously the person to get the 'middle' was just thought lucky.
Now it's open warfare.  <*<
Toblerone lovers unite to go back to the old shape. O0
Title: Re: Tolerone fans unite
Post by: BFSMP on November 09, 2016, 12:12:39 AM

It's no longer a Toblerone.


More like a Toblegone. >:-o <:(


Jim.
Title: Re: Tolerone fans unite
Post by: imsinking on November 09, 2016, 12:25:48 AM
Not to worry , the PRICE is still the same  O0 
It's a cunning plan by the Gov' to control obesity in the masses ? . .
They're joining the ranks of the where's it all gone club . . .
Bill   
Title: Re: Tolerone fans unite
Post by: BrianB6 on November 09, 2016, 05:03:53 AM
Not to worry , the PRICE is still the same  O0 
It's a cunning plan by the Gov' to control obesity in the masses ? . .
Their joining the ranks of the where's it all gone club . . .
Bill   
They used the same argument to reduce the size of Mars Bars here but they still increased the price within a few months.  >>:-(
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: tigertiger on November 09, 2016, 05:08:09 AM
If they do the same with Yorkie bars, then they could be the New Toblerone  ;D
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: tigertiger on November 09, 2016, 05:21:48 AM
WoW! I never imagined it would be this bad.
Incredible! {:-{
It is like they have taken out every alternate peak of chocolate  <:(

Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: nivapilot on November 09, 2016, 07:02:45 AM
Same price, same size.......less chocolate, more profit.....bar stewards... <*<
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: plastic on November 09, 2016, 08:13:44 AM
All of this type of product change outrage stories are mostly created by marketing men to generate fake news stories (Free publicity), Twitter storms (more free publicity), facebook 'shares' (even more free publicity) - and threads on model sites.

It's the new standard in viral marketing for old brands that are not selling well anymore.

Just like the 'fake' John Lewis advert - I will bet my house that the 'student' (animation company) who miraculously had access to all the crazy-expensive software & computing power is linked to John Lewis' advertising company or was directly employed by them.
It's all about 'raising the brand profile' and getting column inches and internet activity - and more sales.
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: Brian60 on November 09, 2016, 08:57:57 AM
Not only toblerone, what about Mars bars?

Some years ago you had the standard mars bars, then they brought out a pack with two bars in it but smaller, so you actually got around a 1/3rd more chocolate. Then a year later the big standard bar dissapeared, so did the double pack - they split it into single bars which were 25 grams smaller than the orginal but the price increased as well.


Eventually and I do hope it is soon, the were will be a backlash as people realise they are being ripped off and just stop buying them.

Oddly enough here in Spain, confections like this don't really sell - in fact most sweet products are hard to find, only in large supermarkets or small english run establishments. Sweet shops like the UK don't exist.
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: malcolmfrary on November 09, 2016, 08:59:06 AM
Perhaps the new one is the safety version, since it is difficult to bite an alp off the end of a proper one without injury.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT65nIU6fhc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT65nIU6fhc)  (its a Billy Connolly one, so beware)

Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: NFMike on November 09, 2016, 09:06:33 AM
I don't mind so much when things like Mars reduce in size as wysiwyg, but this is a variation of the 'selling you air' packaging con. The simple and honest way to go would be knocking a chunk or two off the end (saving packaging as well).
But this is another Kraft company these days, so no surprise really.
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: inertia on November 09, 2016, 09:14:23 AM
I have a weakness for these which I manage to resist except around Christmas. My family come up with all manner of disguises for wrapping them to surprise me with what's inside, but unless they make it the same shape as a bottle of Jack Daniels Old #7 then it's the only other possibility. They gave up on socks, ties and hankies a long time ago.
There is apparently a world shortage of cocoa beans at present, and whenever there's a shortage of anything then what little there is costs more - it's the law of the jungle. Complaining is ultimately pointless but, as I often say, purchase is not compulsory.
Drop a few hints and wait for Santa...
DM
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: plastic on November 09, 2016, 09:29:16 AM
I have a weakness for these which I manage to resist except around Christmas.

Strange that the advertising campaign surfaces just as people are looking for things to buy for Christmas......
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: Buccaneer on November 09, 2016, 07:12:31 PM
Look on the bright side.....when you are offered a piece of Toblerone you now get a BIG bit. Those on the end of the queue may miss out but hey...that's life!

John
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: DavidHughes on November 09, 2016, 09:31:47 PM
Its OK, I have a cunning plan...
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: BrianB6 on November 09, 2016, 09:39:16 PM
Thanks for correcting my spelling.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 09, 2016, 11:09:54 PM

 :o :o :o
Nothing sinister in this.
Just a design improvement to make them easier to break into  portions and not get messy chocolate on your hands. O0  O0
 %) %) %)
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 09, 2016, 11:13:53 PM
I prefer Munchies myself....
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: inertia on November 09, 2016, 11:19:17 PM
DavidH
Genius!

Plastic
Strange that the advertising campaign surfaces just as people are looking for things to buy for Christmas......
For Gawd's sake don't stop 'em! I can usually last until Easter. Otherwise it's bl**dy socks, ties and hankies again.
DM
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 09, 2016, 11:48:47 PM
And they taste awful Dave, don't they?


Colin
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: tigertiger on November 10, 2016, 11:03:28 AM

Perhaps they should call it Toblerone Lite :embarrassed:

This is amusing though
http://newsthump.com/2016/11/08/global-markets-turn-red-as-toblerone-scandal-unfolds/ (http://newsthump.com/2016/11/08/global-markets-turn-red-as-toblerone-scandal-unfolds/) ok2
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: nemesis on November 10, 2016, 12:51:07 PM
I have never bought or knowingly consumed any Cadbury product since the takeover. nemesis
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: plastic on November 10, 2016, 12:56:57 PM
I have never bought or knowingly consumed any Cadbury product since the takeover. nemesis

Well done!

I've given up too - they have made it all soooo sweet that it's sickly. It's more sugary than golden syrup. Great for a 'sugar rush' but you feel pretty awful afterwards.
Milk Tray chocolates are now inedible.
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: BFSMP on November 10, 2016, 01:23:22 PM

:o :o :o
Nothing sinister in this.
Just a design improvement to make them easier to break into  portions and not get messy chocolate on your hands. O0 O0
 %) %) %)


there's nothing messy about chocolate on your hands.


Jim.
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: NFMike on November 10, 2016, 02:20:20 PM
I have never bought or knowingly consumed any Cadbury product since the takeover. nemesis
Likewise. I usually get a Yorkie if it's just chocolate I want. Not that I'm a big Nestle fan, but there's not much choice these days.
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: warspite on November 10, 2016, 09:09:16 PM
It all actually due to price increases, whether its shortages or not or government intervention to reduce obesity, if the price of the ingrediants goes up the cost of manufacturing them goes up as well with gas and elecy costs so the to keep them the same price or as they see it affordable, they reduce the size to compensate, then they put the price up to cover profit.

I remember a mars being 68g, now they are 33.8g (if the 10 pack is the standard size bars at £2.00) - so I buy asda's 6 pack at 38g each bar at £0.85p, taste the same, get more per bar and pay less, 12 for 30p less for 10, you do the maths 
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: tigertiger on November 11, 2016, 12:15:55 AM
As for choice. Ritter is a good brand, good quality and not that much more expensive. The best value is the 72% coco variety. They still come in 100g bars where I live.
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: dodes on November 11, 2016, 07:49:11 PM
I still remember Cadbury's Dairy Milk bars at 6 old pence each (2.5 new pence) and they seem massive now compared to the 35 pence bars today. ( but that was 55years ago). But yep they should make the Toblerone bars smaller and keep their distinct shape, bet the company has been taken over like all the other chocolate makers and being "xxxxx" up by the new owners.
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: BrianB6 on November 12, 2016, 04:25:45 AM
From our son
"I told you global warming was a serious problem. Even the Toblerone glaciers are melting."
 :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 12, 2016, 04:43:45 AM
Seeing that you are closer, make sure Malcolm  <*< <*< is made aware of these results of Global Warming.

 He might change his tune <:( <:(
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: derekwarner on November 12, 2016, 05:49:55 AM
In OZ, the European brand of Lindt Chocolate's is well known........the only real problem was when some dingbat  <*< with a gun held hostages in the Lindt Café in Sydney in December 2014 with the resulting deaths of two innocent patrons

Derek

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi38NflwKLQAhVGX5QKHTtqB2wQFggZMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lindt.com.au%2Fcafes-shops%2F&usg=AFQjCNFKkm5nnK1L-hx8oPJkPAN-cjiNuQ

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjimKXvwqLQAhUGGZQKHRvxAIwQFggZMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2F2014_Sydney_hostage_crisis&usg=AFQjCNGtbI3mlqRHH_18vHfrjI2Va0cCJQ&bvm=bv.138493631,d.dGo
Title: Re: Toblerone fans unite
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 12, 2016, 10:05:25 AM

Dingbat is being polite.

Resulting from what came out of the enquiry he wasn't the only Dingbat >>:-( <*<