Hold on to your Christmas stockings, people. We have some news that may fill you with rage.
Your favourite Christmas treat, the Terry’s Chocolate Orange, has nearly doubled in price in the space of a year… despite being 10% smaller than it was two years ago.
The Grocer reports that a Terry’s Chocolate Orange is usually sold on promotion in supermarkets for £1. This year, however, Sainsbury’s upped the price of the Terry’s Chocolate Orange to £1.95. During the same week in 2016, the same shop sold it for £1.
It’s not just Sainsbury’s – Tesco’s at it too. While last year Tesco sold a Terry’s Chocolate Orange for £1, this year they’re selling each one for £1.50.
This is despite the outrage last year about the cost of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange remaining the same despite a shrink in the chocolate’s size.
Last Christmas it was found that Terry’s Chocolate Orange had dropped from 175g to 157g, but was being sold for the same price as usual. Shocking.
Now, it is possible that supermarkets are simply waiting a little longer to push their promotions, and that soon, the Terry’s Chocolate Orange will drop back down to £1. We’ve reached out to Sainsbury’s and Tesco to find out if that’s the case.
In the meantime, though, if you’re desperate for a chocolate orange your best bet is to head to Asda, where a Terry’s Chocolate Orange is £1, or Morrisons, where it’s currently 90p.