Just before Christmas, chocolate sweets are very popular.
The Hamburg consumer center is now warning of hidden price increases for Milka Santa Clauses.
: Milka put his chocolate Santa Clauses on a diet.
The price difference for the Milka Santa Clauses at
is partly enormous.
With a few tips you can avoid the brazen price traps.
Kassel - For a few months now, supermarkets such as
Rewe have been selling
December 6th is St Nicholas' Day, when Santa Clauses made of chocolate are traditionally given away.
Just a few days beforehand, the
hidden price increases for the popular chocolate Santa Clauses.
In a sample of other well-known
chocolate Santa Clauses
, the consumer advice center found
large price differences for Milka Santa Clauses
Among other things, some Milka products have been shrunk.
At the same time, some supermarket chains such as
have increased their prices.
But there are differences.
Rewe and Edeka: Milka is so outrageously tricking the chocolate Santa Claus
consumer center in
Hamburg examined the Milka chocolate Santa Clauses from the manufacturer Modelez.
After Mondelez had already shrunk the Milka Easter Bunny in the spring, it was apparently the turn of Santa Clauses.
Clauses of the “Alpine milk” variety have shrunk.
Alpine Milk Santa Claus
, who in 2019 still 100 grams was heavy, weighs only 90 grams this year.
The smaller 50-gram Santa Claus now weighs only 45 grams.
However, this difference can only be seen if you check the gram information on the packaging.
“A size difference can hardly be determined due to the presentation,” warns the
You also have to know the comparative values from the previous year.
“The scam“ Less in it, same price ”for seasonal items is particularly bold because consumers have absolutely no way of comparing them,” says the consumer advice center.
Other varieties are also affected.
Santa Claus with nuts weighs 95 instead of 100 grams.
The “crispy crispy”
Among other things, the Milka Santa
Milka tricks with chocolate Santa Clauses
There is no difference in the biggest
Milka Santa Claus
who still weighs 175 grams.
The new varieties “Kuhflecken” and “Dark Milk” both weigh 100 grams.
little chocolate Santa
weigh only 45 grams.
Weight loss this year is not the first.
As early as 2015, some chocolate Santa Clauses shrank by up to 31 percent.
Losing weight isn't the only change in Milka Santa Clauses, however.
Due to the lower weight, the price for the
Clauses has also increased.
and partly at
, the prices have remained unchanged, the hidden price increase is around 11 percent due to the lower weight of the Santa Clauses, according to the Hamburg consumer center.
Rewe and Edeka: Biggest price differences for chocolate Santa Clauses
Other supermarkets have raised prices.
According to the consumer advice center at
the biggest price increase is there
The 50-gram Santa Claus cost 0.99 euros there in 2019, while Milka's smaller 45-gram Santa Claus cost 1.19 euros this year.
The "price increase is therefore 36 percent if you also take into account the different VAT rates in 2019 and 2020", according to the consumer advice center.
In general, the consumer advice center warns of extremely high price differences for
Milka's chocolate Santa Clauses.
The highest normal price for the 175 gram Santa Claus was at Real 3.92 euros and was 54 percent higher than at the discounter Penny, where the Milka Santa Claus costs 2.54 euros.
With the Santa Clauses of other brands such as Ferrero and Lindt, the price differences are smaller, according to the consumer advice center.
Chocolate Santa Clauses at Rewe and Edeka - high price differences
comparing chocolate Santas in
, Kaufland, Netto, Penny, Real,
and Rossmann, the consumer advice center found generally high price differences.
The cheapest 200-gram Santa Claus from a retail brand cost 96 cents, while the Lindt variant cost 5.29 euros, which is more than five times as much.
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