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    Chocolate bars to be made smaller in Government anti-obesity drive

    The Government is set to order manufacturers to shrink the size of chocolate bars and fizzy drinks.

    Health Secretary Alan Johnson will tell firms such as Mars, Coca-Cola, Britvic and Nestl?hat smaller versions of their products should be available in all garages and corner shops to help stop people piling on weight.

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    They have been getting smaller for years anyway:w00t:

    They've been getting smaller, and the price bigger!

    Think this will work? Would people who want a bit of chocolate or a coca buy a smaller size?

    And I'm sure the snickers and mars have been getting smaller year after year anyways :giggle:

    will just have to buy 2 of each now.

    My sister has a "thing" about Twirls as it is,shes always complaining they are smaller than they used to be.

    great so ill get stuck behind the fatties in the garage buying 35mini twixs :x

    Never been a major issue for me i am allergic to cocoa but i can see the fattys just buying more as they will think as they are smaller they need more

    Good to see they are not making kebabs smaller:-D

    wagon wheels and creme eggs will be even smaller? Theyve been shrinking for years.

    andymwh1972;4297746

    wagon wheels and creme eggs will be even smaller? Theyve been shrinking … wagon wheels and creme eggs will be even smaller? Theyve been shrinking for years.



    wagon wheels are the exact same as they have always been FACT
    its your hands that have got bigger

    most other things have got smaller or less in packs etc thats true

    but wagon wheels exactly the same

    jamstaruk1972;4297783

    wagon wheels are the exact same as they have always been FACTits your … wagon wheels are the exact same as they have always been FACTits your hands that have got biggermost other things have got smaller or less in packs etc thats truebut wagon wheels exactly the same



    I'll use that excuse on the mrs :whistling:

    andymwh1972;4297822

    I'll use that excuse on the mrs :whistling:



    lol

    most people woulda bet their house wagon wheels had got smaller (myself included)

    the sun ran a big article on shrinking bars just before christmas and i was shocked to find it hadnt shrunk

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    Waste of freaking time. If someone wants to eat chocolate 'til their belly is covered in red marks by their too tight jeans, then they'll only buy more. How decreasing the size is going to stop someones psychological problem with food is beyond me.

    will they be making the price smaller too???

    ha its probably my mouth and belly thats got bigger

    foxymissroxy;4297671

    great so ill get stuck behind the fatties in the garage buying 35mini … great so ill get stuck behind the fatties in the garage buying 35mini twixs :x



    :giggle:

    Surely the salad dodgers will now just be like 'oh theyre only small ill have two!!' :?


    Also what sort of pathetic society is this where people have to be virtually muzzled to stop themselves porking themselves to death :-(

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    Here's what needs to happen:

    FAT PEOPLE NEED TO EAT LESS AND EXERCISE MORE.

    There's no tricky science to it, it's nothing to do with the size of your Creme Egg, it's to do with the fact you are stuffing six of them in your gob and sitting around watching Jeremy Kyle.

    Stop eating rubbish, go outside and walk for 30 minutes every day.

    Then you won't be fat.

    That's how it works. Simple as that.

    get rid of all the fast food chains and all chocolate + sweets while your at it -- or teach parents to actually cook their kids a decent meal not just order in

    99% of people are fat for a reason - food

    DanJackson;4298359

    Here's what needs to happen:FAT PEOPLE NEED TO EAT LESS AND EXERCISE … Here's what needs to happen:FAT PEOPLE NEED TO EAT LESS AND EXERCISE MORE. There's no tricky science to it, it's nothing to do with the size of your Creme Egg, it's to do with the fact you are stuffing six of them in your gob and sitting around watching Jeremy Kyle. Stop eating rubbish, go outside and walk for 30 minutes every day. Then you won't be fat. That's how it works. Simple as that.




    you sure its not their genes/slow metabolism/ thyroid :whistling:

    kungfu;4298319

    Surely the salad dodgers will now just be like 'oh theyre only small ill … Surely the salad dodgers will now just be like 'oh theyre only small ill have two!!' :?Also what sort of pathetic society is this where people have to be virtually muzzled to stop themselves porking themselves to death :-(



    No they will be looking for deals like this hotukdeals.com/ite…for

    What a ridiculous comment by the government, as all that will happen is people will buy a chocolate bar that's a tiny fraction smaller, so they'll decide it's not enough and buy 2 instead...thusly buying more chocolate/fizzy drinks than ever before.
    They could always buy a snacksize multipack anyway, so this is a complete waste.

    The reason companies have bigger products is because the packaging can actually be just as expensive as the product itself, trying to make it look appealing and catch the eye of potential consumers.

    What the government need to do is give incentives and help out.
    Instead of saying we don't know how to prevent obesity, why don't they look at the real problem and realise that healthier food is more expensive and pay a portion of this?
    Look at supermarket prices, salad and fruit prices have doubled in the last few months in a struggling economy, whereas cheap carp is getting cheaper because supermarkets want to be able to say "we had 2000 cheaper products than Tesco/Sainsburys" but won't tell you they're trying to make up the difference by hiking up the prices on every day essentials such as salads and milk.

    The government should also help people out with cheap short term gym memberships, as even though I'm a regular gym goer, there's a lot of people that don't want to pay £60+ per month for a 12 month contract, when they might find the gym isn't for them after the first couple weeks.

    fireheaven;4298459

    No they will be looking for deals like this … No they will be looking for deals like this http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/331212/5-plus-2-free-thats-7-mars-bars-for



    Damn you FireHeaven.......I was psyched up to exercise there until you posted a deal too good to refuse.....consider everything I said above as a waste. :giggle:
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