Freddo Frog: Australian makes shocking discovery about nostalgic chocolates sold overseas: ‘What the fuck?’ »
- Freddo Frog in the UK looks like he’s in a coffin
- The design was criticized by Australians
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Cadbury’s iconic Freddo Frogs have a slightly different design in the UK, as one Australian expat was quick to point out.
The Australian, who currently lives in Canada, received the chocolate frog as a gift from a friend who bought it from a specialist candy store in the UK.
British Freddos apparently lack the shape and definition of their counterparts from Down Under and instead have a distinct chocolate frame.
Images comparing the two brands were shared online by the stunned expat, who asked why they were different.
“What is that thing ?” he wrote on Reddit.
An Australian expat living in Canada was stunned to see the British design of Cadbury’s Freddo Frog (pictured) after a friend bought it as a gift.
In contrast, the Australian design (pictured) was cut by Freddo with more room for detail on the larger overall frog.
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Commenters were quick to lambast the “inferior” brand.
“Since when did Freddo frogs look like they were stuck in a coffin,” one user asked.
” It is a scandal ! » » another added.
This isn’t the first time chocoholics have attacked Freddo’s British design.
In February, some said the new “dopey design” made the cartoon frog’s features too long, with narrow eyes and gave him a creepy ear-to-ear grin.
“What is Freddo taking…Meth?” » wrote an Australian in a post on a popular Facebook group Meanwhile in Australia.
“Freddo found the rave scene, doof doof double drop,” another woman joked.
In the UK, the Freddo Frog has become synonymous with the rising cost of living.
The British use chocolate as a point of reference, as it often turns out to be one of the most inflated products available in stores.
In 2018, the price of a Freddo had risen 200% since the turn of the century.
In 2019, a study published by Full Fact found that its price had increased five times faster than inflation.
The calculation is often called the Freddo index.
Freddo Frog’s British design also came under fire in February, when he was criticized on Facebook for appearing to be on drugs.