Sweet shop's fake £3 choc bars

A Cwmbran sweet shop has been fined for selling 30p supermarket chocolate bars as £3 Wonka ones.

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Sweet shop fined for selling wonky Wonka bars

A Cwmbran sweet retailer has been prosecuted for selling fake Wonka chocolate bars for £3 which were actually repackaged supermarket-value bars.

Sweet66 Ltd pleaded guilty to eight offences of breaching trademark legislation and misleading consumers.

A court found the Cwmbran sweet shop guilty of selling fake chocolate bars. Credit: Torfaen Council

An investigation, led by Torfaen Council's trading standards, found that Sweet66 Ltd were selling fake Wonka chocolate bars for £3 that were actually repackaged Smart Price chocolate bars from ASDA, which they had bought for just 30p.

The £3 Wonka bars were really a 30p Asda supermarket brand. Credit: Torfaen Council

Newport magistrates court heard Sweet66 candy store in Cwmbran Shopping Centre had duped consumers and was fined £400 and ordered to pay £1000 towards the prosecutions costs.

Sweet66 Ltd, which is owned by Mr Alexander Gwillym, 39, of Llantarnam, Cwmbran, started selling the counterfeit chocolate bars in September 2012 and continued to do so, despite advice from the council's trading standards service.

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