Update by user Oct 11, 2013
Sorry Cadbury - I now see that Options is an Ovaltine product!
Original review posted by user Oct 02, 2013
Having bought and enjoyed a 220G jar of this hot drink I went back to the supermarket for a replacement and bought a same size, new jar but this time offering 50% extra free - well at least physically so it turned out!
Having almost finished the old jar, I thought I would decant the remains into the new jar - but wondered if there would be space - I opened the new jar and found it to by 80% full ( I think Cadburys would say due to "settling").
I then checked the weights - old jar 200g new jar ( 50% free!) 198g.
I re read the 50% offer banner - in smaller lettering and to the side ( supermarkets proudly show all product full on so not immediately visible on the shelf) it sais 198g instead of 135g.
I am sure this is factually correct but this type of manipulative marketing is totally abhorrent to me.
It is of note that both jars have the same sell by - 11.2014 and consecutive batch numbers.
I have sent in a formal complaint - just wondering what weasel words will come back in response.
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