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Yet another con trick, along with the Kellogg's Cornflakes "we'll add 40 g to the same-sized packet and charge an extra 25% for it" :(

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My son has just given me a Terry's Chocolate Orange for my birthday. Says 157 grams on the box.

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Enjoy your birthday Lisa, many happy returns.

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Happy Birthday Lisa, I too am looking forward to your report ... a chocolate orange is my special treat at Christmas.

 

(Especially when eaten with a hot chocolate with an added dash of cointreau!)

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Well i've just had some of it. The segments are a lot thinner than they used to be. The taste is, IMO no where near as orangey too. Definately smaller. But sure, it's chocolate and I've always cared more about quantity than quality !!!

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Oh,thanks everyone for my birthday wishes too. Can't believe i'm 49. Where do the years go, eh?

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Oh,thanks everyone for my birthday wishes too. Can't believe i'm 49. Where do the years go, eh?

Tell me about it! The last few years seem to have flown by and not because they've been a whirlwind of excitement!

If you want to try some orangey chocolate, treat yourself to a box of Lindt orange chocolate truffles, they are the business!

I see bags of Maltesers are the latest to be reduced in weight. As the bags are mostly full of air already, that's going to be a filling snack. As for Toblerone reducing the number of triangles or increasing the spaces between them, take your pick, that would be funny if not so ridiculous. Do they think we won't notice?

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I see bags of Maltesers are the latest to be reduced in weight. As the bags are mostly full of air already, that's going to be a filling snack. As for Toblerone reducing the number of triangles or increasing the spaces between them, take your pick, that would be funny if not so ridiculous. Do they think we won't notice?

Boxes of chocolates are the same - a massive box, but wide open spaces between each chocolate. They used to be packed in like sardines.

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And they've got at the Murray Mints, too :(  My supermarket buttermints taste more like them than the things in the Murray Mint bag do.

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Yet another con trick, along with the Kellogg's Cornflakes "we'll add 40 g to the same-sized packet and charge an extra 25% for it" :(

 

 

And now I noticed in Sainsbury's yesterday that the pack size has gone back down to 750 g, but the price is still at £2.49 rather than the old £2.00.

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Opened a big selection box of biscuits this morning. They all look very nice in the packaging and I took out a chocolate chip cookie, to find there was nothing underneath it. Turns out the whole thing is single layer as in one of each biscuit! Not at all like the picture which shows a generously packed box. Perhaps that was just one of those serving suggestions, although you would need about six boxes worth to get that many biscuits. Con!

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I like Carrs water biscuits, the smaller ones.  For some time now the box has remained the same size but with fewer biscuits in the sealed packet  inside.  The price has increased by about 40% during the time the number of biscuits has decreased.

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Opened a big selection box of biscuits this morning. They all look very nice in the packaging and I took out a chocolate chip cookie, to find there was nothing underneath it. Turns out the whole thing is single layer as in one of each biscuit! Not at all like the picture which shows a generously packed box. Perhaps that was just one of those serving suggestions, although you would need about six boxes worth to get that many biscuits. Con!

Now, *that* I would report to the Advertising Standards Authority :(

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I got a Chocolate Orange for Christmas, and finished eating it maybe a month or so ago.  The packaging claimed the ingredients were unchanged - or something - but I could barely taste any orange in it at all :(

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6 hours ago, alison said:

I got a Chocolate Orange for Christmas, and finished eating it maybe a month or so ago.  The packaging claimed the ingredients were unchanged - or something - but I could barely taste any orange in it at all :(

 

Whatever the taste, or lack thereof, I think it's pretty impressive to hold on to chocolate for 3 whole months :)

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Owing to circumstances beyond my control, the Christmas cake hasn't been finished yet, either.

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On 5/1/2017 at 00:13, alison said:

Owing to circumstances beyond my control, the Christmas cake hasn't been finished yet, either.

Christmas cake in our house would last for ever - neither me or my dd like it :D

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I was given a packet of Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts last week.  I used to love these.

 

Guess what? They don't taste of liquorice any more. In fact, they don't taste of anything much, apart from sugar.  It is an outrage!

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Did I mention that I bought a pack of Murray Mints recently (also produced by Bassetts, I think)?  They didn't taste remotely like Murray Mints.

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20 minutes ago, alison said:

Did I mention that I bought a pack of Murray Mints recently (also produced by Bassetts, I think)?  They didn't taste remotely like Murray Mints.


Maybe it's connected with the Bassetts merger/takeover - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassett's? From a quick Googling, even Jelly Babies haven't been spared...

 

Still, if you folks are managing to leave packs of sweeties unfinished, you have my respect (and my offer to relieve you of all the half-finished packets...) 

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And have they stopped making the Clarnico mint creams?  I really used to like them, but can't see them in any of the supermarkets any more.

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