Toblerone gutted in the UK - Update: returning to former glory, with a hefty price increase

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:46 am

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Or maybe we are going to get Toblerone runs now to france like when we used to have beer runs to Calais.


With no free market, how many Toblerone's are you allowed in duty free?


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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK (Mondelez again!)
by Rex Kramer » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:19 pm

I'm just about ok with this as I rarely buy Toblerones but if this kind of thing filters down to the Ritter Sport then I'm marching on parliament.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:37 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I'm just about ok with this as I rarely buy Toblerones but if this kind of thing filters down to the Ritter Sport then I'm marching on parliament.


Umm I hate to be the one to tell you... www.bbc.co.uk/news/ritter-sport-portion-sizes-to-shrink

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by Rex Kramer » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:45 pm

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK (Mondelez again!)
by KK » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:59 pm

The makers of Toblerone, Mondelez, has announced they will be reverting the chocolate bar back to its traditional shape after an outcry over a move to widen the gaps between the triangles.

The 150g bar was reduced from 170g in 2016 as a way to keep prices steady at about £1 a bar.

The ‘new’ version will weigh 33% more and retail for a RRP of £3.09, with a promo price of £2-£2.50.

A Mondelez spokesperson said: “We’re always reviewing our range to make sure we provide great quality Swiss chocolate in formats we know our fans love. The 150g Toblerone is no longer being manufactured and therefore availability of the bar depends on how much stock an individual retailer is carrying. But 100g and 360g size bars will still be available.”

Poundland will no longer stock the bars. Toblerones are the discount chain’s most popular product and it sold 12m of them last year. Poundland said that stocks would run low within weeks.

The discounter said it would instead bring back a redesigned version of “Twin Peaks”, its Toblerone copycat bar, at the end of this summer.

Poundland sold half a million of the lookalikes earlier this year but has been forced to redesign it after a legal battle with Mondelez.

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK (Mondelez again!)
by Sleighamorph » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:09 pm

Wait, so they're increasing the weight by 33% but the price by 300%?

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK (Mondelez again!)
by Yulehide » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:27 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Wait, so they're increasing the weight by 33% but the price by 300%?


Utter bastards.

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:43 pm

Toblerone. Reassuringly expensive.

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK (Mondelez again!)
by RichardYuleK » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:34 am

Thank goodness those terrible gappy bars will be a thing of the past, order will be restored

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK (Mondelez again!)
by Vermi-Claus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:35 am

Even despite the gaps, i loved the £1 bars from Poundland, this is an appalling development. :cry:

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:55 am

I fully expected something along these lines to occur (y'know, the return to its original form) but the price hike I did not see coming :lol:

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK (Mondelez again!)
by Advent7 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:57 am

Amazing, and people will flock to buy them.

WE TOOK OUR TOBLERONE BACK

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by Floex » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:58 am

Toblerone, the brexit of chocolate.

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by pjbetman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:05 pm

Death's Head wrote:I always find this kind of thing amusing, along with the excuses. Manufacturers are so fast to pass on increased costs, don't they realise that consumers don't actually have any extra money (and I know in this example they are reducing the quantity, but it is effectively increasing the price). Here is an idea, don't increase costs (or reduce rations), absorb the costs yourself (giving up some of your massive profits) and keep consumers (who give you a business) happy.


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by Rudolphin » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:44 pm

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK - Update: returning to former glory, with a hefty price increase
by KK » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:53 pm

Toblerone, Ferrero Rocher, Terry’s chocolate orange, Ben and Jerry’s, Green and Blacks, Haagen Daz...all these products used to be very expensive, premium brands. But over the last 10-15 years they’ve devalued these brands to the point they’re on a never ending discount. And then because the consumer has become conditioned to paying peanuts, rather than hike the price up (and make less profit) they keep shrinking the packaging. Other times they just hack away at the quality. Mr Kipling stopped using free range eggs because they just have to sell it for £1. Look what Cadbury’s has done to Roses and their other chocolate.

Ben and Jerry’s used to be £6. Always. Now it’s on sale for £2-£2.50 in ASDA every other week and the only people paying £6 for a tub are the silly bollocks ordering it from Domino’s.

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK - Update: returning to former glory, with a hefty price increase
by Vermi-Claus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:59 pm

Speaking of shrinkage, have you seen the size of multipack mars bars lately? They're what used to be known as fun size!

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK (Mondelez again!)
by lex-man » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:51 am

pjbetman wrote:
Death's Head wrote:I always find this kind of thing amusing, along with the excuses. Manufacturers are so fast to pass on increased costs, don't they realise that consumers don't actually have any extra money (and I know in this example they are reducing the quantity, but it is effectively increasing the price). Here is an idea, don't increase costs (or reduce rations), absorb the costs yourself (giving up some of your massive profits) and keep consumers (who give you a business) happy.


Definitely. Greed isn't it.


The problem is these comapines need to show yearly profit increases to satisfy shareholders. Constant price rises are one way of insuring year on year profit increases. At this point I'd rather just buy a small amount of expense stuff like hotel chocolate than bother with any of the high street stuff. The price difference isn't even that large at this point.

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK - Update: returning to former glory, with a hefty price increase
by Curls » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:58 pm

I'm trying to cut down on the amount of chocolate and shite I eat, and I must say it's difficult when a bar of galaxy and a chocolate orange is on sale for £1. Still I have resisted for about 4 days now...go me.

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PostRe: Toblerone gutted in the UK - Update: returning to former glory, with a hefty price increase
by Alvin Flummux » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:25 pm

Galaxy Cookie Crunch, my weak spot. :wub:


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