Toblerone’s Triangle Change And 8 Other Confectionery Changes That Ruined Our Lives

Toblerone’s Triangle Change And 8 Other Confectionery Changes That Ruined Our Lives

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On Tuesday, Britain woke up to the heartbreaking news that Toblerone’s much-loved triangle-shaped bar had changed.

The chocolate bar’s manufacturer issued a statement on Facebook which said it had increased the gap between peaks on its bars so they can continue to offer customers “good value for money”.

The move provoked fury from fans, with James Melville tweeting to say the new design was “wrong on so many levels” and that it now looks like “a bike stand”.

Another person branded the move as “ridiculous”. 


In response to the travesty, we’ve looked back at some of the other confectionery changes the nation has had to deal with over the years. 


  • When Terry’s Chocolate Orange Shrank By 10%

    Earlier this year it emerged that Terry’s Chocolate Orange manufacturer Mondelez International had taken the 175g chocolate and reduced it to 157g. 

    Despite the beloved treat being 10% smaller than it was a year ago, in many shops the price is still the same. Devastated.

  • When Toffee Deluxe Was Removed From Quality Street

    For some people, the Toffee Deluxe was a chocolate to be fought over at Christmas time. But not anymore.

    Nestle removed the rectangular cocoa-covered toffee sweet from its boxes after 80 years and replaced it with a Honeycomb Crunch.

  • When Cadbury Changed Its ‘Fruit & Nut’ Recipe

    Last year, Cadbury broke Fruit & Nut fans’ hearts after it announced it would be changing the 90-year-old recipe by adding sultanas.

    One person summed up all our reactions by saying: “Is nothing sacred?”

  • When Galaxy Truffle Was Removed From Celebrations
    It was a move that prompted government petitions and angry Facebook pages, but sadly no amount of protesting could bring back the Galaxy Truffle after its controversial removal from the Celebrations tub. Sad times.
  • When Cadbury Scrapped Its Time Out Bar And Swapped It For A Wafer
    Remember Time Out bars? They lightened up many a dreary morning/afternoon/evening.

    But then one day Cadbury decided to remove the chocolate bar from supermarket shelves and replace it with a low-calorie wafer. We’re not bitter. Not at all. 

  • When Crunchies And Dreams Were Removed From Cadbury Heroes
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    In a controversial move back in 2008, Dreams and Crunchies were dropped from Cadbury Heroes tubs and replaced with Bournvilles and toffee Eclairs.

    Very clearly not the stuff of dreams. 

  • When Cadbury Secretly Changed Its Creme Egg Recipe
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    Chocolate lovers were left outraged after it emerged that Cadbury had “secretly” changed its Creme Egg recipe in 2015. The sticky white and yellow centre had been kept the same, but the company had swapped the traditional Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate shell to a “standard cocoa mix”.
  • When Opal Fruits Became Starburst
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    Opal Fruits were renamed Starburst in 1998 by manufacturer Mars – much to fans’ disgust. Admittedly Starburst have now become a household name and many of us have probably forgotten about Opal Fruits. But still, it was traumatic at the time, people. 
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