[QUOTE=Arachne;2629320]I don’t know if folk in the US or elsewhere have seen this - but is it me, or are Easter Eggs getting smaller? Even Cadbury’s Creme Eggs seem tiny up to what they were when I was a kid.
Any smaller and they’ll be the size of marbles!
Maybe it’s just me…even things like Mars Bars seem to be shrinking! [/QUOTE]
You’ll just have to buy a bigger one Arachne!
You’re right though and it’s not just Easter eggs.
When I was a kid ‘Curly Wurlys’ were about a foot long, ‘Wagon Wheels’ were the size of your head and the jam used to be coming out the edges of the ‘Jammie Dodgers’!
I do think it goes in cycles though.
They keep reducing the sizes until it becomes too obvious then they introduce a ‘New special larger version!!!’ and put the price up.
That’s marketing for you.
If you’re just after a chocolate fix though, the smart people wait until after Easter and buy them cheap.
I bought a Green & Blacks organic chocolate Easter egg last year for Â£1.99, original price Â£12. It had three large bars of Green & Black’s chocolate inside, not even counting the egg, and I bought the whole lot for less than the normal price of one of the bars of chocolate.
So good a deal it would have been just rude to refuse!!