Toblerone, the luxury triangular-shaped Swiss chocolate traditionally found in supermarkets and airport duty-free shops, has undergone a major revamp in the UK and fans are not impressed.
Mondelez International, the company that manufacturers the nougat, almonds and honey laden sweet treat, has announced that significant changes will be made to the 400g and 170g editions of the bars currently sold in the UK.
The move will see the gap between the traditional Toblerone ‘peaks’ increased in a bid to reduce the weight of the bar and, in turn, the costs of the ingredients.
“Too ensure Toblerone remains on-shelf, is affordable and retains the triangular shape, we have had to reduce the weight of just two of our bars in the UK,” a statement on the company’s Facebook page read.
Despite the change coinciding with the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the manufacturers have insisted that Brexit played no part in the decision though have so far failed to explain why the change is only affecting the UK.
Fans on Facebook have, naturally, reacted angrily with Greg William Flucker highlighted what he saw as a major conspiracy:
While for Chris Cook, it seemed like Christmas was cancelled…well, for Toblerone at least:
For Diana Finney, the loss of the big-triangled Toblerone she knew was simply too much to take:
George Johnson, at least, had a cunning and not-so-subtle plan:
The only question now is what’s next? Are they going to start messing with the shape of Terry’s Chocolate Orange? Because, seriously, loaded is not sure the British public could handle that right now.