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Old 01-16-2019, 06:30 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Have Thomas' English muffins gotten smaller or is it just my imagination?
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:03 AM
 
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Any time I look at the higher price or smaller size of an item in a store, the first thing I think is how lucky I am to have the opportunity and the means to buy it in the first place.

I know, I know. This is just a little thread about prices going up and sizes going down. And many posters here probably think about this also. But it seemed worth posting about.

Makes me think about the Monty Python song - "Always look on the bright side of life"


ETA- Also reminds me of the old adage "let the buyer beware" and the free enterprise model our economy is built upon.
As a bit of an aside, I took a course back in college named "Business Ethics" and the professor talked a lot during the course about how that name was a contradiction in terms.

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Old 01-16-2019, 07:15 AM
 
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Latest victim of the Amazing Grocery Store Shrink-Ray that I have noticed, a 1/2 gal. of juice is now 52 ounces (Florida's Natural). I don't usually buy juice but a house guest wanted some. Didn't notice til we got home.
Tropicana and all major brands of orange juice have shrunk the size of their cartons. I notice the smaller size when I buy chocolate almond milk (which is still a half gallon carton) vs. the smaller orange juice carton or even plastic bottle.
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Breyer's doesn't make ice cream any more, not even in those undersized cartons, it's frozen dairy dessert. There should be violent outrage.
There are a few flavors of Breyers that are still real ice cream. Vanilla and chocolate, IIRC.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:11 PM
 
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Strangely, as food sizes at the grocery stores have shrunk, soda sizes at restaurants have grown exponentially. I remember when today's "small" size soda was a "large" size soda back in the 1980s.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Isn't it wonderful to be held hostage by inflation and marketing?
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:37 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Strangely, as food sizes at the grocery stores have shrunk, soda sizes at restaurants have grown exponentially. I remember when today's "small" size soda was a "large" size soda back in the 1980s.
That is very true. I used to be able to get a SMALL coffee. That was decades ago though, back in the 1980s, I think. Now a SMALL is huge and it costs more. I go without because I don't want to pay all that money and then get something I don't even want.

And what looked funny in the grocery store the other day was the end cap display of boxes of Wheat Thins. Looked like little sample sized boxes. I've mentioned this before. It's a fraction of the size of a formerly normal box of Wheat Thins.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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Accountant who worked for Manzanilla Marinated Olives figured, if they put 2 olives less in a jar, they will save quarter million a year.
What do you exactly expect?
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Clarksville, Arkansas
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One problem I have is with old recipes that call for a can of this or a box of that instead of measured amounts. Who knows what size the can or box was wen the recipe was written
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Australia
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That is very true. I used to be able to get a SMALL coffee. That was decades ago though, back in the 1980s, I think. Now a SMALL is huge and it costs more. I go without because I don't want to pay all that money and then get something I don't even want.

And what looked funny in the grocery store the other day was the end cap display of boxes of Wheat Thins. Looked like little sample sized boxes. I've mentioned this before. It's a fraction of the size of a formerly normal box of Wheat Thins.
When in the US last year, we went to a lot of trouble to try to get a small coffee. Almost all coffee sold in Australia in restaurants etc is a variety of espresso and I always get a small size eg of cappuccino here. So we discovered the US small was enormous and far too milky for our taste. But the servers would get so confused when we would tell them to just make half a cup that we eventually gave up and drank tea.
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