We Have Bad News For Caramel Tim Tam Lovers
If you’re a caramel Tim Tam lover, we’ve got some bad news for you….
According to consumer group Choice we’re being short sold approximately 2 biscuits per package compared to the original Tim Tam packs.
For the same price of the original biscuits ($3.65) consumers are receiving only 9 caramel Tim Tams as opposed to the original packs that have 11 biscuits.
Both of these #TimTams cost and look the same, but a closer look reveals one contains 2 extra biscuits more than the other. Worryingly, manufacturers and the Federal Government are pushing to remove weight disclosure from the front pack. Join our campaign to stop supermarket rip-offs here: choice.com.au/weightywarning
Choice is claiming this is one of many cases in which consumers are paying the same for less.
“Biscuit lovers might be shocked to learn that if they buy Arnott’s Chewy Caramel Tim Tams instead of the Tim Tams Originals they’ll end up with 25 grams less, or nine biscuits instead of 11.”
These concerns follow reports of the government trying to remove the weight of products on packaging.
Head of media at Choice, Tom Godfrey believes by removing quantity statements from the front of packets, shoppers will have an even harder timing comparing compare value for money on the shelves.
Mr Godfrey says it’s already confusing enough for customers to compare products, especially when well known brands like Arnott’s and Cadbury charge the same price for things like chocolate with two very distinctive weights.
“Fans of Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations range can end up paying the same for a bar that weighs 18 percent less simply by picking Spider Choc Raspberry over Jelly Popping Candy Beanies.”
Both of these #Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate blocks may look the same size, but a closer inspection of the weight reveals one is 35g more than the other. Worryingly, manufacturers and the Federal Government are pushing to remove weight disclosure from the front pack. Would you like to be able to continue to see the weight of the products you are purchasing? Tell the Government to protect us from supermarket rip-offs at choice.com.au/weightywarning
“Our research shows hiding the quantity information on the back of pack is likely to short change 74 percent of people who consider it important,” Mr Godfrey says.
Betrayed by our favourite snacks! What is the world coming to!