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General Category => New Products => Topic started by: on September 27, 2004, 09:19:57 pm

Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: on September 27, 2004, 09:19:57 pm
I'm again after hearing the maufacturers are withdrawing our industrial sized choc bars.  If people are fat, then they should eat less or take more exercise.  Why limit my choice  

The bar highlighted on five live was the Crunchie  That's irrational, because Crunchie is one of the least fatty choc bars around.  This smacks of that   Tony Blair and his nanny state politics
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: loulou on September 27, 2004, 11:53:12 pm
I like triple bountys.
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: on September 28, 2004, 09:57:43 am
OOOOh yes!
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: kevvosa on September 28, 2004, 12:30:35 pm
It's just an evil trick from the likes of Cadbury to stall the pressure they are getting to help cut obesity or whatever. They know it won't work...but so do we. By king size do they just mean the smaller bars that are labelled "king size" or do they also mean the even larger sizes of Dairy Milk that you can get?
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: chocolate chick on September 28, 2004, 12:38:30 pm
I think the company's have to be seen to be doing something.
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: chocadmin on September 28, 2004, 12:43:24 pm
They mean only the ones branded as "King Size". Although it's an
important point, perhaps people who need a bigger 'fix' will buy
100-200g products instead of 60g king size ones!



It's all to do with portions apparently, if you give someone a food
portion that is unhealthily large they will probably eat it anyway (and
larger portions are considered better 'value'). I can see where they
are coming from but it does seem to be a little bit too much too soon.

I haven't heard anything about what Nestle intends to do perhaps they are waiting for peoples reaction to masterfoods+cadbury.


Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: on September 28, 2004, 12:44:17 pm
I don't see why.  If you eat too much chocolate and don't exercise or cut out other foods, you will become obese - Why is this difficult?
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: on September 28, 2004, 12:45:09 pm
Actually, I don't think chocolate contributes that much to obesity as much as Big Macs, SFC's etc...
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: chocadmin on September 28, 2004, 12:54:36 pm
Good article on Telegraph here

Nestle apparently not going to move (good ole Nestle I knew we could
count on 'em) and 'what other companies did was up to them'



Also sez about unhealthy foods being advertise to children etc. is the
chocolate industry guilty of this? I thought choc was now being aimed
more at adults anyway.


Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: on September 28, 2004, 01:10:45 pm

Interesting.  I didn't realise children were being aggressively targeted in any advertising for chocolate.  I agree with Choccie, the advertising is aimed at everyone.  Children, who are nowadays more sophisticated consumers are drawn in.


 

Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: on September 28, 2004, 01:20:38 pm

Yes I sort of see the argument. It is easy to pick up a King-size bar but 'it will shame you to pick up 2 ordinary sized bars'


i.e. you are making more of a conscious effort to be greedy.

Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: oldspice on September 28, 2004, 10:08:14 pm

People should be left to make their own decisions about diet and food. Most sensible people know that eating too much makes you fat and being fat is unhealthy. As long as people are informed about healthy eating, it's up to them to make the right life choices.


The only thing that bothers me is the chocolate machines and fizzy drinks machines in schools and colleges. They are there purely to make money and I think it's wrong to put temptation in children's way.

Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: on September 28, 2004, 10:41:22 pm
As Oscar Wilde said, 'I can resist everything but temptation'
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: kevvosa on September 30, 2004, 01:26:55 pm

I was surprised once when I saw on a Milkybar that it says "A delicious source of milk goodness". I'm surprised they are allowed to get away with such a statement, suggesting that instead of healthy milk the kiddies should have a milkybar instead. But yes, they don't really seem to market chocolate so much at children these days. The only ones I can think of that are is Milkybar and Milky Way.

Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: chocolate chick on September 30, 2004, 03:33:42 pm
And Magic Stars!
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: aveit101 on September 30, 2004, 04:11:46 pm
mars delights kick ass
Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: aveit101 on September 30, 2004, 04:12:49 pm

Mars delights kick ass

Title: King size withdrawal
Post by: kosciosco on October 02, 2004, 11:23:27 am
i don't think it will change anything, in fact people might eat more. If they can't have the giant bars, then they'll eat two of the standard size!