I was interested to read in the Herald on Friday that Tip Top is under fire for cutting the size of its 2 litre ice-cream packs to 1.6 litres, without changing the price.
Remind you of Cadbury, except without the palm oil? Well, maybe.
A dairy owner I happened to pass by the other day for an ice-cream expressed her frustration that it just didn’t roll into scoops like it used to. She reckoned after hitting up Tip Top, the company told her it was the new palm oil addition that was causing her problems…
Now I would really like to find out the truth behind this. A quick check-up showed some products listed only ‘vegetable oil’, while some listed no oil at all. So my questions are: Has Tip Top started adding palm oil to some of its products? If so, which products, how much oil, and why?
Here’s what Tip Top said in response to the ice-cream size-down:
Iconic New Zealand brand Tip Top is the latest manufacturer to treat consumers “as though they are a little bit silly” by cutting the size of some of their traditional two-litre ice cream packs to 1.6 litres but not cutting the price.
Flavours Goody Goody Gum Drops, Jelly Tip, Monkey Business and Gone Fishin’ have been shrunk, with the company justifying the change by saying the smaller tubs were packed with more “exciting bits”.
Hopefully those ‘exciting bits’ aren’t an extra dose of palm oil.