The Mountains are missing! Your favourite swiss chocolate Toblerone is changing for worse
Los angeles : Who has not tasted the very delicious Toblerone? An easy-to-get chocolate, especially at airports, will soon look a little different to its lovers.
The Mondelez International company, which makes the Swiss chocolates, sparked an outrage on Tuesday after they revealed that the famous chocolate bar's distinctive shape have been changed.
As soon as the news came out, fans lashed out at the change by some saying that they feel cheated by the decision to have larger gaps between the chocolate triangles.
The company however tried to explain the reasons behind the decision and explained that due to rising costs of ingredients, they were forced to create wider gaps between the chocolate triangles.
To inform, the size of the bars will stay the same, although the weight will decrease. The company explained that it changed the look of the bars in a bid to keep them affordable.
It said: "Toblerone remains one of the best value and most delicious Swiss chocolate products in the market. This is because we always work hard to ensure we offer value for money for our consumers, but like many other companies, we are experiencing higher costs for numerous ingredients. We carry these costs for as long as possible, but to ensure Toblerone remains on-shelf, is affordable and retains the triangular shape, we have had to reduce the weight of just two of our bars in the UK, from the wider range of available Toblerone products."
The controversial step will now reduce the weight of 400g and 170g bars Toblerone tojust 360g and 150g respectively.
The size of the bars' packaging remains the same, however, it is not clear whether the change will affect only bars in the UK, or also elsewhere.
Mondelez, based in the US, has owned Toblerone since 1990. The product, which was created in Switzerland in 1908, is known for its distinctive triangular shape.