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13 things you never knew were shrinking

For better or worse, these things are getting smaller and smaller – and you probably haven’t even noticed.

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Chocolate bars
Chocolate bars
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For better or worse, these things are getting smaller and smaller – and you probably haven’t even noticed.
 
Trying to cut back on carbs and sugar? You’re in luck. Many popular chocolate and snack bars are doing the job for you by shrinking ever so slightly, a 2018 BBC study found. A Snickers bar, for instance, is now 28 per cent lighter than it was four years ago, while Twix bars have lost 20 per cent of their original weight. As chocolate bars become more expensive to make, many companies have opted to downsize instead of changing their recipes or charging customers more. They’re counting on the fact that most buyers won’t notice the difference. Want more chocolate flavour for fewer kilojoles? Check out these diet alternatives that your belly will like.



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