As US Freaks Out Over Election, UK Freaks Out Over Chocolate

People are calling Toblerone's changed shape 'stupid,' 'wrong'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2016 10:26 AM CST
As US Freaks Out Over Election, UK Freaks Out Over Chocolate
Outrageous!   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Because apparently chocolate simply tastes better when the gap between a candy bar's triangles is shorter, UK candy fans are not taking a new modification by Toblerone well, calling a recent shape change "stupid" and "wrong," the BBC reports. As explained on its Toblerone Facebook page, Mondelez International, which makes the chocolate bars, wanted to save money by reducing the weight of two of its products because of the "higher cost for numerous ingredients." And so it widened the space between the chocolate's signature triangles, shaving an ounce or so off of both its 14-ounce and 6-ounce bars.

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But confectionery fans are commenting they'd rather the company—which insists this isn't any kind of economic reaction to Brexit—leave the triangles alone and shorten the entire candy bar, or even raise the price of the sweet treat altogether. "It looks dreadful," one fan wrote on Facebook. "You should have reduced the length and kept the chunky triangles." It's not clear whether Toblerone bars in the rest of Europe or the US will face the same fate. In the meantime, one Twitter user puts the candy commotion in perspective with a tweet calling attention to Tuesday's historic US election and the UK's overhyped response of "TOBLERONE!" (Read more candy stories.)

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