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Old 01-07-2019, 07:10 PM
 
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My favorite tortillas used to be packaged by the dozen. Now they come 8 to a package with the same price.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:26 PM
 
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This is called inflation, but they don't call it that anymore. There isn't one single thing I can think of that comes in the sizes it used to.

My latest is bagged cheese, slices or shreds. One brand will go on sale, but it'll be 7 ozs. rather than 8. I more often buy sliced at the deli counter since it works out to about the same price.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Maine
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If you compare prices of locally raised meats to store bought/fluid inject meat you might find local to be less expensive. Nobody wants to pay for water by the pound.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:07 AM
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Hebrew National hot dogs. Now 6 to a pack instead of 7. Either way what do you do with the extra buns which are still 8 to a pack, lol.

Cake mix is smaller.

Entenmann's coffee cakes are smaller and have less topping.

Mayfield's Extremem Moose Tracks ice cream used to be filled with so many pieces of chocolate goodness. They cut that out.

Chocolate chips for baking.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Hebrew National hot dogs. Now 6 to a pack instead of 7. Either way what do you do with the extra buns which are still 8 to a pack, lol.

Cake mix is smaller.

Entenmann's coffee cakes are smaller and have less topping.

Mayfield's Extremem Moose Tracks ice cream used to be filled with so many pieces of chocolate goodness. They cut that out.

Chocolate chips for baking.
You can blitz the extra buns in the food processor for bread crumbs and store them in the freezer till needed.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:56 PM
 
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whole lot of shrinkage goin on....

coffee cans..

even the Oscar mayer lunchables ...is feeling some shrinkage..
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If you compare prices of locally raised meats to store bought/fluid inject meat you might find local to be less expensive. Nobody wants to pay for water by the pound.
funny you would mention water by the lb. I once, asked the butcher, when buying fish that was frozen if he took off for the water or ice on the fish? He looked at me like I was nuts. I thought, like you, why am I paying by the lb for ice or water? Anyway, I don't remember what the outcome was, but I got my 2 cents worth in. The hard thing for me is adjusting recipes based on smaller cans of things. It is a good thing I do not follow recipes to the tee.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Today's dinner the small size steaks were slightly larger than a deck of playing cards...
Same bag of carrots has smaller sized carrots puffed full of air and instead of 4 servings it has 2 servings of carrots.
My hand is size of a serving hence I count how many hands full of veggies...
Roasted chicken shrinks a lot in the oven and there is a nice swimming pool of roasting juices. I remember chickens that did not shrink that much.
Kidney beans went to double the price for a can of beans.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:00 PM
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Nabisco's Graham Crackers are so loose in the box. They must have cut off 1/2 inch or so. They used to fit tightly in there.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:23 PM
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I just bought a rotisserie chicken and you would think it was a Cornish Game Hen it is so small.
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