smaller」タグアーカイブ

How much smaller sweet treats have got in 5yrs – the difference is shocking

MALTESERS are the lighter way to enjoy chocolate – literally – as they now have seven fewer honeycomb balls per bag.

It is the latest sweet treat to be hit by the so-called “shrinkflation” trend.

Sweet treats are being hit by the so-called 'shrinkflation' trend

Sweet treats are being hit by the so-called ‘shrinkflation’ trendCredit: Getty
Maltesers now have seven fewer honeycomb balls per bag

Maltesers now have seven fewer honeycomb balls per bagCredit: Alamy

But they are not the worst offenders when it comes to sharing bags.

In the last five years, almost all chocolate and sweet treats have got smaller – some by up to 16 pieces per bag – as makers slash their contents.

Here, Thea Jacobs reveals what we’re missing out on.

  • All counts approximate

Maltesers

A bag of Maltesers now has 7 less sweets than in 2017

A bag of Maltesers now has 7 less sweets than in 2017Credit: Alamy

2017: 189g (99 sweets) Now: 175g (92 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to seven sweets

Price 2017: £2. Price 2022: £2

M&Ms

M&M fans loose 16 sweets compared to 2017

M&M fans loose 16 sweets compared to 2017Credit: Alamy

2017: 165g (66 sweets) Now: 125g (50 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to 16 M&Ms

Price 2017: £1.50. Price 2022: £1.50

Aero ‘More To Share’

There are five less bubbles in a pack of Aero 'More To Share'

There are five less bubbles in a pack of Aero ‘More To Share’Credit: Alamy

2017: 219g (66 sweets) Now: 201g (61 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to five bubbles

Price 2017: £3. Price 2022: £2.25

Munchies

You'll be ten bites less in a packet of Munchies now

You’ll be ten bites less in a packet of Munchies nowCredit: Alamy

2017: 150g (33 sweets) Now: 104g (23 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to ten bites

Price 2017: £1.15. Price 2022: £1.15

Minstrels

Minstrels fans will miss out on ten chocs as compared to 2017

Minstrels fans will miss out on ten chocs as compared to 2017Credit: Alamy

2017: 153g (57 sweets) Now: 125g (47 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to ten Minstrels

Price 2017: £1.50. Price 2022: £1.50

Chocolate Orange

A Chocolate Orange has two fewer segments

A Chocolate Orange has two fewer segmentsCredit: Alamy

2017: 157g (22 sweets) Now: 175g (20 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to two segments

Price 2017: £1.34. Price 2022: £1

Revels

There are now nine less Revels in a bag

There are now nine less Revels in a bagCredit: Alamy

2017: 125g (60 sweets)

Now: 112g (51 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to nine sweets

Price 2017: £1.50. Price 2022: £1.50

Chocolate Fingers

Chocolate Fingers have two less in a pack and have gone up in price by 36p

Chocolate Fingers have two less in a pack and have gone up in price by 36pCredit: Alamy

2017: 125g (24 sweets)

Now: 114g (22 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to two Fingers

Price 2017: £1.34. Price 2022: £1.70

Fruit Pastilles

There are 16 less Fruit Pastilles in a pack

There are 16 less Fruit Pastilles in a packCredit: Alamy

2017: 205g (55 sweets)

Now: 143g (39 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to 16 sweets

Price 2017: £1. Price 2022: £1.15

Galaxy Counters

Galaxy Counters have fallen in price but there are now two less chocs in a pack

Galaxy Counters have fallen in price but there are now two less chocs in a packCredit: Alamy

2017: 126g (61 sweets) Now: 122g (59 sweets)

Difference: Equivalent to two Counters

Price 2017: £1.82. Price 2022: £1.50