SNP MSP: Toblerone redesign ‘emblematic of Brexit consequences’

In this photo illustration two bars of the Toblerone Swiss chocolate are shown, at front is the new style 150 gram bar showing the reduction in triangular pieces. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
In this photo illustration two bars of the Toblerone Swiss chocolate are shown, at front is the new style 150 gram bar showing the reduction in triangular pieces. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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SNP MSP Colin Beattie has tabled a Holyrood motion lamenting the Toblerone chocolate bar’s change of shape claiming it is ”emblematic” of the devastating consequences of Brexit.

The MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh has called on the UK Government to do something about new Toblerone design which has seen larger gaps appear between the chocolate triangles.

The SNP's Colin Beattie

The SNP's Colin Beattie

Mr Beattie’s motion is titled “Decrease in the Weight of the Toblerone Bar”.

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It asks that the Parliament “notes with concern Mondelez International’s recent decision to widen the gaps between the segments of the iconic Swiss chocolate bar, Toblerone, in the UK; understands that this was made in order to allay rising costs for numerous ingredients; believes that this is emblematic of the devastating consequences that Brexit could bring; offers its condolences to those mourning this change to the bar; calls on the UK Government to take speedy action to rectify the change, but wishes the company the best possible success with the lighter bar.”

A Labour source said: “This took us by surprise – the SNP’s whole mission is greater separation.

Even the most sweet toothed of Scottish taxpayers must be wondering if this is the best use of parliamentary time

A Labour source

“Even the most sweet toothed of Scottish taxpayers must be wondering if this is the best use of parliamentary time, some might even say Mr Beattie is about as much use as a chocolate teapot.”

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