Toblerone lovers in the UK were left bewildered this week as the new look bar arrived in stores for the very first time.
Customers were left in a state of panic after seeing the changed bar:
Some blamed it on the decision to leave the EU:
Toblerone’s owner Mondelaz International say they have cut the size of the bar because of the rising costs of the ingredients. The company did however offer some consolation by confirming that it would only affect their 150g bar.
Well that’s okay then.
Here’s 4 other choccy horrors that sent people nuts:
1. Cadbury’s Dream
The fact that it took Cadbury 177 years to create a white chocolate equivalent to its flagship Dairy Milk bar is enough to get on this list alone.
Despite some rave reviews and distinctive sky blue packaging, the bar did not see the decade out due to poor sales.
*Wispa it quietly but you can still pick them up online*
Yorkie was the manly man’s chocolate bar, thick and chunky to the core. But in 2012 their ‘not for girls’ campaign changed and Nestle even removed the ‘no girls’ logo.
Maybe it was down to the fact that Nestle wanted to include the mid to late 70’s female market by shrinking the Yorkie in size considerably. Puny.
3. Galaxy Truffle
The truffle was replaced by Twix in Celebrations back in 2011. Disaster.
When you ate one of these bad boys the experience was mesmerising. Light yet fulfilling, the truffle will go down as one of the biggest losses in selection box history.
4. Cadbury’s Creme Egg
Shellshock as Mondelaz strikes again. Monday 12th January 2015 was a bad day for confectionery as it signalled the end of the delicious dairy milk shell that made Cadbury’s creme egg so popular.
Cadbury’s claimed “the Creme Egg had never been called Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Creme Egg” in an effort to defend the new ‘standard cocoa mix’ casing.
Cadbury’s Chocolate Coins
If there’s one thing Cadbury’s are good at, it’s damaging their confectionery reputation. Consumers claimed their Christmas had been cancelled when the company decided to withdraw the milk chocolate coins from shelves.
Cadbury stated that they were being outsold by cheaper unbranded coins.
It still remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the world. The disappearance of a chocolate bar that rivalled the classic Mars bar and even in some ways surpassed it.
It could be due to the fact that it was meant to be the lighter option when in fact it contained 4g of fat more than an original Mars bar.
Still, Mars delight will go down as one of the From Mars team’s most treasured chocolate bars (no irony intended).