Terry's Chocolate Orange shrinks by ten percent as foreign firms continue their assault on Brit faves
THE American owners of Terry’s Chocolate Orange have been accused of “ruining British chocolate” after shrinking the snack by ten per cent.
The popular treat, which was first made in York in 1932, has been reduced in weight from 175g to 157g.
Furious fans blasted the move by Mondelez International, which took over Terry’s in 2012 and moved production to Poland.
They have set up a Facebook page to attack the global food and drinks giant, calling the company “sneaky b***ers”.
One fan said: “Mondelez International have decided to shrink the 1932 chocolate orange, a subtle trick that they hoped nobody would notice. Well, we noticed and we’re sick of them ruining British chocolate.”
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Outraged Michael Hood wrote: “The segments have one side hollowed out, that’s different I think, so I look at the box and see it weighs 157g.”
Cadbury, which is now owned by Mondelez, has also been blasted for reducing the number of Creme Eggs and Curly Wurlys in its multipacks while keeping the price the same.
Other products which have been reduced include Mars, Nestle’s Yorkie and Fruit Pastilles.
Mondelez claims shrinkage of its multipacks is down to factors such as the rising cost of ingredients. It was approached for comment but had not responded by last night.
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