Call it the candy bar war that peaked. When the makers of the distinctive Swiss confection Toblerone reconfigured their triangular treat last year to slim down its hallmark summits and widen the valleys between them, a potential rival — Britain’s Poundland discount chain — saw a niche in the market. What Poundland perhaps did not anticipate was the battle of the brands that kept its new offering off the shelves while the owners of Toblerone, the giant American conglomerate Mondelez International, challenged the British company’s right to make a candy bar ...
Toblerone vs Poundland: A food fight with peaks and troughs
While the classic Toblerone bars had become lighter in weight in the reconfiguring, though their price remained the same, Poundland's bar would be chunkier and cheaper
Alan Cowell | NYT Last Updated at December 6, 2017 23:33 IST