A decision to space [20 Across] the distinctive triangular chocolate chunks in two Toblerone bars sold in the UK has upset fans who say that they do mind the gap.
The product’s makers, US-based Mondelez International, said it had changed the design to reduce the weight of what were 400g and 170g bars.
Some [6 Down] have described the move as “the wrong decision” and said the bigger spaces [4 Down] “stupid”.
Mondelez said the move was down to a [5 Across] in the cost of ingredients.
In a statement on the Toblerone Facebook [21 Across], the company said it had to make a decision [3 Down] changing the look of the bars or raising the price.
The move has resulted in the weight of the 400g bars being reduced to 360g and the 170g bars to 150g, while the [10 Across] of the packaging has remained the same.
It said: “We chose to change the [1 Across] to keep the product affordable for our customers.”
But consumers took to Toblerone’s Facebook page to question why the [7 Across] had decided to make the [19 Across] between the triangles bigger, rather than reducing the [14 Down] of the bars.
Mondelez said that “[17 Down] many other companies, we are experiencing higher [15 Down] for numerous ingredients”.
Other [18 Down] manufacturers have previously announced rises in their [8 Down] prices, blaming the falling value of the [2 Down] following the UK’s decision to [11 Across] the EU.
A spokeswoman for Mondelez acknowledged that the foreign exchange [9 Down] was currently “not favourable”, but added: “This change wasn’t done as a [16 Across] of Brexit.”
However, she was [13 Across] to clarify whether the change in shape affected only bars sold in the UK and not the [12 Down] of Europe.
SOURCE: BBC News