- Apr 5, 2012
Country Fresh went from 2.0 to 1.8 a few years ago, and then some of the more "exclusive" ones were brought down to 1.5, so there was a period where they had both 1.5 and 1.8 litre variants. Now it seems to be all 1.5 litres.AFAIK, the tax just applies to beverages. Sweets aren't included. I stand under correction here.
I remember reading an article where they talked to Cadbury at one point, a couple of years ago now, and they basically said what has been said here - due to general inflation costs go up, so they shave a bit off the chocolate so as to avoid increasing the price.
I've noticed it on ice cream as well - forget which brand now but a box which is cunningly disguised as 2L is actually 1.8L or 1.5L.
Ola Rich 'n Creamy used to be 2.0, and have recently gone down to 1.8 litres as well - just after the start of this year.
Gino Ginelli went from 1.5 to 1.4 litres recently.