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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