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May 15, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Crunch Bar package instructions

100_0649R. K. points out:

I bought this Crunch Bar a few days ago and was wondering why Nestle would boast, "New! Break into 4 Pieces."

That seemed odd enough, but when I opened the package, the chocolate is divided into a 3 x 6 grid.

This allows you to break it into 18 equal squares, not four.

Interestingly enough, 18 isn't even divisible by 4, which led me to wonder again, why would the package so prominently insist that you break it into four pieces?


Hey, nobody said they had to be equal size pieces...

Posted by: inspired at May 15, 2007 01:02 AM

They want you to break four pieces of for yourself and give the rest to me. Chocolate... YUM!

Posted by: Haggai at May 15, 2007 09:33 AM

Here is my guess:

A regular Crunch bar is 1.55 oz and 220 calories, or 141 calories per ounce. This bar is 2.75 oz, or 390 calories. The craze these days is for

This is not to say it isn't broken, just that it isn't complete madness. I wonder if the nutritional info panel lists a serving as 1/4 bar.

Posted by: rich at May 15, 2007 11:36 AM

the small print says that u need to use a knife to cut two of the smaller squares in half each, so each of the resulting 4 peices consists of 4 complete and one half square. by the time u are done with that excersize you will need more calories..

Posted by: n1nj4 at May 15, 2007 05:42 PM

It's not a serving instruction, it's a contest. First one who can do it wins!

Posted by: henrybowmanaz at May 15, 2007 06:47 PM

These things never break into their little squares anyways. They're just embracing that and telling you to snap the bar in half a few times rather than stressing yourself over trying to get it to break evenly.

Posted by: tech_9 at May 16, 2007 12:10 PM

a nestle's crunch bar doesn't require instructions. why give them?

let your customers find their own ways to use your product.

Posted by: Bud Caddell at May 18, 2007 01:23 PM

I suspect that "break into 4 pieces" is actually referring to what somebody at Nestle did to his/her own head...

Posted by: Poochy at May 19, 2007 02:17 AM

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