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Unread 06-22-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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Shrinking Food Packages

I was buying a thing of ice cream a couple weeks ago and noticed that they were noticeably smaller than normal. Then today I heard this story

http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...ng-sizes_N.htm

Personally I'd rather have them raise prices and keep the same sizes for things...it seems like they are hoping nobody notices this way and it seems kind of shady.


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Unread 06-22-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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We're a nation of fat-asses anyway. Our serving sizes are ridiculous. I actually have friends who have moved here from other countries say that when they first moved here they thought the plate of food they got at a restaraunt was supposed to be for the whole table.
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Unread 06-22-2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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they've been doing that for years, take the 16oz size and make it 12, it is a bit shady

I'm just waiting for the gas stations to switch to half gallon pricing or liters
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Unread 06-22-2008, 08:06 PM   #4
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We're a nation of fat-asses anyway. Our serving sizes are ridiculous. I actually have friends who have moved here from other countries say that when they first moved here they thought the plate of food they got at a restaraunt was supposed to be for the whole table.
Portion sizes are different from what this is. If you go buy a carton of Ice Cream or a jar of Mayonaise or a box of cereal you aren't expected to eat the entire thing in one sitting...it is supposed to last a while.
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Unread 06-22-2008, 08:09 PM   #5
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How big is a thing of ice cream Quart,pint,1/2 pint,gallon.
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Unread 06-22-2008, 08:12 PM   #6
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How big is a thing of ice cream Quart,pint,1/2 pint,gallon.
Used to be 1.75 quarts...now its 1.5 quarts

edit: 5 years ago it used to be 2 quarts
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its shady, but smart for the company since the price dont go up and good for the nation. People tend to over eat even when there not really that hungry. I just want to smack people who overeat there entire life or eat unhealthy then complain about being fat or become a drain on the healthcare systems
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The size of a box of cereal is ridiculous! It used to be, a box of cereal would last a week or so. Now, most boxes, expecially kids cereal will get you 5 bowls and that is it. Of course, it costs the same as the larger box did a couple years ago.

Get used to it though, prices won't go back down.
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McDonalds has been doing this since the beginning of time, yet 90% of the people that eat there are still...well you know... big boned. I dont like it anyways.
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I stopped in a gas station the other day while getting gas. I checked out the ice cream cooler and saw a Choco-taco. I remember them from a kid. They were so good. I picked it up and it had to be at least half the size it was when I was a kid. What a gyp. I went to Dairy Queen and got a blizzard for the same price.
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All the big names of Ice cream are downsizing. Edys, Bryers, Friendlys. They all went down about .25. Yogurt dropped from 8oz to 6. I work in a grocery store and I'm waiting for everything else to drop in size.
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Just wait til you buy 10 eggs in a carton...
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Just wait til you buy 10 eggs in a carton...
lets pray that hot dogs will sell in packages of 6 then instead of 8....
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lets pray that hot dogs will sell in packages of 6 then instead of 8....
Yea, I never could figure out why the hot dogs and the buns never matched up.
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McDonalds has been doing this since the beginning of time, yet 90% of the people that eat there are still...well you know... big boned. I dont like it anyways.
Yeah...but you don't take mcdonald's home and eat it over the period of a couple weeks. That is NOT shrinking the size of a meal...this is like selling 20 slices of bread and then one day they decide to take out 5 slices instead of just charging you more for the 20 slices and hoping you don't notice.

OR a non food example

say you buy a gallon of paint...the price of paint increases so instead of still selling you a gallon of paint at a higher price they sell you 3/4 a gallon at the same price and hope you don't notice that you are buying less paint.
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