Why UK Chocolate Bars Are Shrinking
The UK Office of National Statistics has revealed that the size of chocolate bars and sweets have dropped by as much as 10% in the past year partly because of inflation there, with rising food prices a factor. Thus, confectionery products are being reduced in size but still cost the same. "This is treated as a price increase as consumers get less for their money,” said Richard Campbell, a statistician at the ONS. Cadbury recently decreased the weight of its Dairy Milk chocolate bar from 49g to 45g while continuing to charge 59 pence.