There is a heated discussion on social media about changing the shape of the famous Toblerone chocolate: for the sake of economy, dessert manufacturers have reduced the number of triangles and increased the gaps between them - now the chocolate looks ridiculous and resembles a bicycle parking, and the large package weighs 360 grams instead of 400.
Under the #ToblerGone tag (“Toblerone is gone”), grieving sweet tooths share their speculations about the “real” reason for the redesign of the chocolate. Many joke that Brexit is to blame - Britain's exit from the European Union, and these are only the first dire consequences of this political decision. “Was Brexit really worth it?” Twitter users write. Pessimists speculate that there will be only one triangle remaining in Toblerone by 2020. The cut appears to only apply to the UK, and the rest of the Toblerone countries will remain the same serving size.
Mondelez International, which makes Toblerone, attributed the design change to higher ingredient prices (besides milk chocolate, the dessert contains nougat, honey and almonds).
Some fear that other sweets will suffer the same fate: