- Apr 5, 2012
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.
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.
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.