Is nothing sacred any more?
First of all we told you that you’ve been eating Toblerone wrong your whole life (soz about that), but now, in even more distressing news that may well ruin Christmas, we have discovered that Toblerone is changing. Irrevocably.
Take a look at this gorgeous mountainous terrain of chocolate above, because it’s changed forever.
In an effort to keep prices of the Tobe’s from skyrocketing, the makers of the bar have widened the gaps between the iconic triangular chunks. And unsurprisingly, we’re not happy.
A statement on the brand’s official Facebook page said that higher costs for ingredients had led to the decision to cut the weight of two bars from Toblerone’s UK range. To put that into weight terms, Toberlone has reduced its 400g bars to 360g and its 170g bars to 150g. That translates as a lot less Swiss Alp chunks per bar, resulting in something that looks like this…
Yes, you would be right in thinking that the gaps between the chunks are now wider than the chunks themselves. In fact, it doesn’t really look like a Toblerone at all, with people taking to social media to liken it to a knock off of a Toblerone.
‘Like many other companies, we are experiencing higher costs for numerous ingredients,’ the brand’s Facebook statement read.
‘We carry these costs for as long as possible, but to ensure Toblerone remains … affordable and retains the triangular shape, we have had to reduce the weight of just two of our bars in the UK, from the wider range of available Toblerone products.’
Oh, and just because you’re probably already at the point of no return, let us remind you of the fact that not all chocolate melts. Buttons? Yes. Dairy Milk? Yes. But can you melt a Cadbury’s flake? No. You cannot melt a Flake in the microwave no matter how hard you try (and trust us, we’ve tried).