Cadbury's chocolate shrinkflation

kolaval

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In the end it's all just down to corporate thugs sitting in board rooms thinking of schemes to keep their profit margins up at the expense of the customer...l

Always just that huh?
 

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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.

It’s “now” 2L.
 

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Johnatan56

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It’s “now” 2L.
Nice. I'm wondering how many companies are now worrying because customers are going to be quite a bit more price conscious than they were before.
I hope chocolate lowers in price at one point without shrinkage. :(
 

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Local prostitute now charges R250 for 30 mins. Last year it was R300 per hour....sneaky lil hobbitses.
 
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Bryn

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I'm still bitter how dirty they did us with Pringles.

The last time I had Pringles, a few months ago, I could have sworn they weren't much bigger than the old Mini Pringles that were available when I was in high school.
 

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Do they still sell the 500g slabs? I remember when I was a kid I used to see them from time to time. Guess these days the slab would be 350g :(
 

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Do they still sell the 500g slabs? I remember when I was a kid I used to see them from time to time. Guess these days the slab would be 350g :(
"Large" is currently 150g: https://www.pnp.co.za/pnpstorefront/pnp/en/All-Products/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-&-Sweets/Chocolate-Bars,-Bags-&-Packs/Chocolate-Slabs/CADBURY-SLAB-WHOLE-NUT-150GR/p/000000000000626248_EA
And "normal" is 80g: https://www.pnp.co.za/pnpstorefront/pnp/en/All-Products/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-&-Sweets/Chocolate-Bars,-Bags-&-Packs/Chocolate-Slabs/CADBURY-SLAB-TOP-DECK-80GR/p/000000000000626240_EA
Then their "bubble" "large/normal" is 83-87g: https://www.pnp.co.za/pnpstorefront/pnp/en/All-Products/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-&-Sweets/Chocolate-Bars,-Bags-&-Packs/Chocolate-Slabs/Cadbury-Dairy-Milk-Bubbly-87g/p/000000000000548486_EA
And "normal/small" 40g: https://www.pnp.co.za/pnpstorefront/pnp/en/All-Products/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-&-Sweets/Chocolate-Bars,-Bags-&-Packs/Chocolates/CADBURY-DAIRY-MILK-BUBBLY-40GR/p/000000000000596029_EA

Milka is 100g/300g/500g with some 270g for Noisette which is about normal (taking this off of billa.at, still funny how fast you'd notice a price increase or deduction there as everything has /g pricing added). I think I saw them stocked at Checkers before lock down, not sure if they still stock them. That's pretty much the only "mass" brands of chocolate I occasionally eat, usually since I eat so little chocolate I end up going for a slab of Lindt once every ~2 months.
 

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I’m glad it’s shrinking. The less Cadbury you eat, the better. :sick:
 

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"Large" is currently 150g: https://www.pnp.co.za/pnpstorefront/pnp/en/All-Products/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-&-Sweets/Chocolate-Bars,-Bags-&-Packs/Chocolate-Slabs/CADBURY-SLAB-WHOLE-NUT-150GR/p/000000000000626248_EA
And "normal" is 80g: https://www.pnp.co.za/pnpstorefront/pnp/en/All-Products/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-&-Sweets/Chocolate-Bars,-Bags-&-Packs/Chocolate-Slabs/CADBURY-SLAB-TOP-DECK-80GR/p/000000000000626240_EA
Then their "bubble" "large/normal" is 83-87g: https://www.pnp.co.za/pnpstorefront/pnp/en/All-Products/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-&-Sweets/Chocolate-Bars,-Bags-&-Packs/Chocolate-Slabs/Cadbury-Dairy-Milk-Bubbly-87g/p/000000000000548486_EA
And "normal/small" 40g: https://www.pnp.co.za/pnpstorefront/pnp/en/All-Products/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-&-Sweets/Chocolate-Bars,-Bags-&-Packs/Chocolates/CADBURY-DAIRY-MILK-BUBBLY-40GR/p/000000000000596029_EA

Milka is 100g/300g/500g with some 270g for Noisette which is about normal (taking this off of billa.at, still funny how fast you'd notice a price increase or deduction there as everything has /g pricing added). I think I saw them stocked at Checkers before lock down, not sure if they still stock them. That's pretty much the only "mass" brands of chocolate I occasionally eat, usually since I eat so little chocolate I end up going for a slab of Lindt once every ~2 months.
I could be misremembering but there were Cadbury slabs sold on occassion that were as large as a dinner plate, I remember kids bringing them to school on at least and even my parents buying it on one or two occassions. Maybe it was an import or a special where they increased the size of the 200g slab.
 

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wow ...guess you eat lindt and the expensive chocolates
Most of those expensive chocolates are no better than the cheaper ones.
Lindt uses additives to give the creamy texture. Its still a more pleasant chocolate than Cadbury but very overpriced.

Proper Swiss and Belgian chocolate is great, its just not so easy to get hold of in SA.
 

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I could be misremembering but there were Cadbury slabs sold on occassion that were as large as a dinner plate, I remember kids bringing them to school on at least and even my parents buying it on one or two occassions. Maybe it was an import or a special where they increased the size of the 200g slab.

I have a vague memory of this. I remember something humongous, like a 1kg slab of Dairy Milk or something.

Between 500g and 1kg I'd say, but I can't remember exactly.

Toblerone had 400g offerings not long ago.
 
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