Labour’s Ed Miliband has announced that he would cap the price of Freddo bars if Labour were voted into power at the General Election.
The current price of a Freddo is 20p, but has been as cheap as 10p. Miliband told WalesOnCraic:
“The price of a Freddo reflects the state of the economy that this Con-Lib coalition has dragged us into. Gone are the days when you can pop into a shop with a shiny 20 pence piece, buy a Freddo bar, and still have a 5p coin to throw at the head of a passing old lady. This country belongs in the 1980s and we pledge that we will cap the price of a Freddo bar should be voted into power in May.”
“If there’s anything else you’d like us to do for you to get us into power, please just let us know. We’ll consider anything. And we mean anything.”
Freddo (originally Freddo Frog) is a brand of chocolate bar manufactured by the British confectionery company Cadbury. Each chocolate is a solid bar shaped like a cartoon frog, standing up and wearing clothes.
The product was invented in 1930 by Harry Melbourne, an 18-year-old moulder employed by MacRobertson’s, an Australian confectionery company.