All Bar None

By DeusExMacintosh

Cadbury has removed the famous phrase “glass and a half” from its Dairy Milk bars after 80 years, having been told it contravenes European regulations.

The phrase was originally used to explain the amount of milk in every half-pound chocolate bar. In its place, it now reads: “The equivalent of 426ml of fresh liquid milk in every 227g of milk chocolate”.

But Trading Standards said it had no objections to the old phrase, and that Cadbury could continue using it.

The picture of the glass and a half of milk is still prominent on the front of every Dairy Milk, and will still be used in marketing the bar, Cadbury told the BBC.

Cadbury said it had been advised that it would be forced to drop the phrase describing the ingredients under European rules.

“Because EU regulations state that by 2010 all weights and measures on packs must be in metric, given our long run times we felt it was sensible to make that change now,” said spokesperson Tony Bilsborough.

“That was our external legal advice and we checked that with Birmingham trading standards officers, who confirmed that was the case.”

However, trading standards said the EU rules did not apply in this case.

BBC News

For those of you not of the right vintage, here’s what we grew up with…

7 Comments

  1. Posted October 14, 2010 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    [email protected] Yes, I much prefer the period post-1945 when the US took on the role of trying to manage international affairs to, say 1914-1945 when they largely left it to the Europeans.

    [email protected] Dire problems? People live longer than ever before, can do more than ever before and more people have been lifted out of poverty than in all previous human history. Try and notice genuine human achievement when it is in front of you.

  2. eric
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Lorenzo 101
    “People live longer than ever before, can do more than ever before and more people have been lifted out of poverty than in all previous human history. Try and notice genuine human achievement when it is in front of you”.

    Who says that is progress on an already overcrowded planet without birth control? And that doesn’t address affluent peoples ecologically unsustainable life styles?
    Progress indeed for the cerebrally blind!

  3. Patrick
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Lorenzo, I think it is past time to stop.

    Eric, overcrowding starts with you.

  4. eric
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Patrick 103
    “Eric, overcrowding starts with you”.

    A typical response of a cerebrally blind person, always choosing the easy way out.

    Shoot the messenger if you don’t like what your hear, or see. Unfortunately I have been wasting my time on a particularly narrow minded lot, “of capital C conservatives”. Shall leave you in your hopelessly distorted world.

  5. Patrick
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    I wish I could 🙂

  6. kvd
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Now, now St Patrick and St Lorenzo. You have achieved the first of the two miracles required by Rome. Please don’t resort to violence, howsoever much justifiable.

  7. Posted October 17, 2010 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    [email protected] In view of your kind sanctification, I will beatifically pass on and just note my compassion for the cognitively challenged 🙂

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