Size matters: Man reports After Eights to consumer agency
The Local · 5 Nov 2008, 17:53
Published: 05 Nov 2008 17:53 GMT+01:00
The man, from Skurup in southern Sweden, says he has observed over a number of years the gradual reduction in size of the tasty after-dinner mints, Svenska Dagbladet reports.
According to the irate customer's trusty ruler, the individually wrapped mint chocolate squares now measure just 43 x 43 millimetres, where once they came in at a very palatable 60 x 60 millimetres.
"This means the chocolate only makes up 50 percent of what the package suggests. What's more, today's After Eights are only half as thick as they originally were," he wrote in his official complaint.
But manufacturer Nestlé rejected any suggestions that it was cutting corners on the "mint enrobed in dark chocolate".
Customer support suggested that the customer may have got his hands on a rogue German batch. The thin mints made in England are greater in area but smaller in girth than their German cousins, Nestlé explained.