One of my pet hates is when companies change a product you regularly use, seemingly for the sheer hell of it. Most recent case is some Waitrose washing up liquid. Seemingly innocuous but it annoys me every time I see the new packaging.
Here’s the old product (yes, I’ve kept one to keep using):
For me this is a nice-looking product using neutral blues, blacks and silver. Notice the “500 ml” volume.
And now here is the mess they made when applying the “essential” brand:
The top is now a horrible red – not at all calm and neutral – and the washing brush looks like a virus (example below) on top of a cigarette end.
Photo credit: hitthatswitch / Creative Commons
And the back of the bottle shows the capacity is now 450 ml. So they ruined the design and you get less. Gah!