More sweets shrinking

It's been a bad start to the year for Kiwis with a sweet tooth. Photo: Getty Images
It's been a bad start to the year for Kiwis with a sweet tooth. Photo: Getty Images

First Cadbury cut the size of its family chocolate block, now family favourites Wine Gums and Jet Planes are also getting the chop.

Stuff reported today that Pascall lolly packets, including Jet Planes, Wine Gums and Jubes have all been cut from 240g to 180g packets.

The Countdown online shopping service shows the new 180g packets for these products selling at $2.79.

The larger packet used to retail for $3.29.

Online images for Wine Gums and Jet Planes have not yet been updated on the website.

Both Pascall and Cadbury are owned by Mondelez, who earlier this month announced the reduction of its standard dairy milk chocolate blocks from 200g to 180g.

In a Facebook post, Cadbury explained it had decided to reduce the size rather than increase the price. The company said that the recipe would remain unchanged.

Earlier this year, the company changed the design of its popular marshmallow eggs.

What was previously a whole chocolate marshmallow egg with flavouring on each side has been cut down the middle with the treat to be sold as a half egg shape.

 

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