February 1, 2015 by Martha’s Dad
As we get older, we start to notice odd things… policemen start to seem younger, for instance, and there just aren’t as many crisps in a packet as there were in the past. Everything is in decline, perhaps enjoying a linear relationship with our own faculties! And yes…the chocolate bars we have enjoyed since childhood seem to get smaller and smaller all the time – don’t they?!?
Well, it seems there may be more than a grain of truth (or do I mean chocolate powder?) in this latter observation from a grumpy old man. As this piece in The Mirror demonstrates, Snickers bars have dropped a whole ten grammes, there are five grammes less Smarties in a so-called “sharing” pack now, and just don’t get me started on the declining diameter of the good old Wagon Wheel. And yes, you guessed it – the price hasn’t dropped, its remained a constant for each! Oh dear… where are my Midget Gems?!?