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    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 18th Mar 17, 12:42 PM
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    Would you buy a pack of 9 or 10 for same price??
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:42 PM
    Would you buy a pack of 9 or 10 for same price?? 18th Mar 17 at 12:42 PM
    Well snickers are in packs of 9 or 10, both cost £1.99 however the 10 pack weighs 350gms and the 9 pack weighs 375gms.
    All the writing on the front of the packs give no indication that the 10 pack is for smaller bars!
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    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 18th Mar 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:45 PM
    Hi,

    if they're for throwing at the kids get the ten pack, if for human consumption, get the nine pack.
    Y'all take care now.
    • ljonski
    • By ljonski 18th Mar 17, 1:24 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 1:24 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 1:24 PM
    Buy both and then weigh them without the wrappers!
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    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 18th Mar 17, 1:37 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 1:37 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 1:37 PM
    Hi,

    Buy both and then weigh them without the wrappers!
    Originally posted by ljonski
    well,

    10 @ 350g = 35g

    9 @ 375g = 41.66g,

    is that naked or with wrapper?
    Y'all take care now.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 18th Mar 17, 5:44 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 5:44 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 5:44 PM
    I'm not sure whether this is a praise, vent or warning (as written it doesn't seem to be any of them), but given that this is MSE the obvious answer is to buy the 9 pack unless you have a need for 10 bars and buying the 9 pack plus a single extra bar would result in a higher cost per gram.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 18th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
    The new way of confusing customers. Twix bars come in 3 sizes weighing 20, 23 and 25 grammes.
    Last edited by molerat; 18-03-2017 at 7:39 PM.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 18th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
    Its annoying sometimes, especially when they have the item on "offer" you think your getting it cheaper but then find the items are smaller.

    Bought 4 pack chocolate bars from ASDA and Sainsbury's, ordered some stuff from Amazon which is Morrisons and the bars were quoted as being on offer @85p but the bars were smaller.
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