Tuesday, 8 November 2016

While we wait...Toblerone & Loo Paper


With the American election currently in full swing there seems little point in speculating at the outcome which is predicted to be out around 4am our time when most of us (myself included )will be tucked up in bed.  So what other stories are "in the news"?

First off there's changes to our Toblerone Bars. Damned Swiss  American Imperialists, eh! The BBC reports:

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.

Bizarrely Giant Lizard conspiracist  David Ike asks if it is a sign. Yeah mate, it's called cost cutting......

Photo: By Brandon Blinkenberg

Meanwhile the Labour Candidate for Richmond Park By-Election worries voters with his desire to abolish Loo Paper, he doesn't use it himself apparently.... The Telegraph reports:

Labour's candidate in the Richmond Park by-election has said he wants to ban loo paper and bring in "automatic bidets" or "butt cleaners".

Christian Wolmar revealed he no longer uses loo roll as he called for Britain to adopt the “hands-free spray toilet”.

He suggested that only reason that loo paper has survived into the 21st century is because the "derrière is so, well, derrière."

Bit too radical for me I'm afraid and though his books on Railways are actually worth reading. could you imagine what would happen in train loos..... no thanks!

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