One of the old-time favourites of the lolly jar – Killer Python jelly snakes – are being cut in half.
The move has been made to encourage people to be more responsible when eating treats.
Nestle New Zealand, whose brand Allen’s makes the lollies, has announced it is shrinking the snake treats down to 24g and 336kj per snake.
Originally, the snakes weighed 47g with 630kj each. this was considered too much for a single serving, particularly when eaten by children.
The move follows one made in Australia in October.
New packaging on Nestle’s lolly range would have labels indicating what an acceptable serving would be.
In terms of the snakes, an acceptable serving would be one Killer Python for a small child.