November 8, 2016

Top News Stories –

Toblerone triangle change upsets fans –
A decision to space out the distinctive triangular chocolate chunks in two Toblerone bars sold in the UK has upset fans who say that they do mind the gap. The product’s makers, US-based Mondelez International, said it had changed the design to reduce the weight of what were 400g and 170g bars. Some consumers have described the move as “the wrong decision” and said the bigger spaces looked “stupid”. Mondelez said the move was down to a rise in the cost of ingredients. In a statement on the Toblerone Facebook page, the company said it had to make a decision between changing the look of the bars or raising the price. [BBC]
TobleroneThe old shaped Toblerone

Video of the Day –

The Flying Frenchies Surf and BASE Jump From a Zipline

List of the Day –

How many peaks in a bar of Toblerone?
According to Schott’s Food & Drink Miscellany the sizes and number of peaks for Toblerones are as follows:

Size Tiny Mini 35 g 50 g 75 g 100 g 200 g 400 g 750 g 4.5 kg
Peaks 3 3 8 11 11 12 15 15 17 12

Other News Stories –

Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
  • India abolishes larger banknotes in a bold and unexpected move to curb circulation of counterfeit notes and to fight black money. (BBC)(NDTV)
Politics and elections

News from Wikipedia – please support this valuable resource