As you may have noticed the last time you bought a Cadbury chocolate – your box may be looking mighty smaller. Actually it may not even feel smaller – but if you look at the weight you will see that it is indeed a smaller weight than usual. The truth is that not only has chocolate been harder and harder to get a hold of – nationwide – but the average size of a chocolate bar has been decreasing also.
There was a video and analysis done of how chocolate bars keep getting smaller and smaller – especially the world famous chocolate bars.
Do you remember when Snickers was touted as a way to help you feed your hunger – but how can you feed your hunger with the small Snickers bars that they have now? Chocolate is on a decline – just like bees – and it is something that is not discussed much.
The idea that sometime in the future chocolate may be a luxury only enjoyed by the rich is something that seems incomprehensible – especially considering the fact that these days you can buy a huge chocolate bar for $2 or so from Woolworths. But make no mistake – the supply of cocoa is dropping.
Cocoa is what is used to make chocolate – and many chocolate companies actually use what could be construed as slave labor to get their chocolate to consumers. The life of a cocoa farmer is not the best.
So this brings us back to those smaller chocolate bars – what do we say about chocolate companies – and who and what do we support when they engage in dodgy business practices. They sell us love and joy on chocolate boxes – and pump us full of sugar – but really we shouldn’t be the ones complaining considering we are the ones who are looking for that sugar.
Sugar is not good – but smaller chocolate boxes are worse! Next time you go and buy some chocolate take a note of how much grams is in the packet you’re buying – so that when they shrink the packet you’ll still remember how many grams you were paying for – because believe me they won’t tell you they shurnk the packet when they do – and they will keep doing it as much as possible to see how much they can get away with!
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