Toblerone bars, the standard airport treat, have been changed so that there are only nine triangles with a noticeable gap between each one.
This means that the bars, which used to come in two sizes, 400g and 170g, are now reduced to 360 and 150g.
Mondelez International, Toblerone’s manufacturing company, said that the change was made because of a rise in the cost of ingredients.
The reasoning for this decision has been explained in a statement on their Facebook page.
While the statement relates to bars sold in the UK, it has not been clarified whether this will affect Toblerones sold elsewhere in Europe but we fear it’s only a matter of time before all Toblerones go the same way.
The statement reads as follows:
“Toblerone remains one of the best value and most delicious Swiss chocolate products in the market. This is because we always work hard to ensure we offer value for money for our consumers, but like many other companies, we are experiencing higher costs for numerous ingredients.
“We carry these costs for as long as possible, but to 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, from the wider range of available Toblerone products”.
Needless to say, people are outraged by the news, which has been described as “greedy and disappointing”.
Twitter users have also expressed their opinions and needless to say, they’re not happy either.
— Jennylee (@jennylavery34) November 8, 2016
— Mary Fagan (@mary_fagan) November 8, 2016
I’ve just crossed #Toblerone off my Christmas list 🙁
— Colin Jäger (@JagerWaves) November 8, 2016
According to The Telegraph, a Mondelez spokesperson has said that this adjustment to the classic Toblerone has nothing to do with Brexit, stating:
“This change wasn’t done as a result of Brexit.”
People think differently however.
So Toblerone has changed it shape due to Brexit. I can’t take life seriously at the moment.
— Jacob Polden (@Yackob94) November 8, 2016
BREXIT TOBLERONE pic.twitter.com/KD0XJHXvgf
— David Steele (@RealDavidSteele) November 8, 2016
— Samuel Foster (@basicsamuel) November 8, 2016
— Beccy Conway (@BeccyConway) November 8, 2016