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Old 05-02-2017, 01:13 PM
 
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Just saw that regular Lay's Family Size chips went from 10 1/4 oz./bag to 10 oz.

Of course the price per bag is the same as is the case w/ most (if not ALL) of the items at the grocery store when you get less but pay the same price.

What are your thoughts and any similar stories/gripes?
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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One that annoyed me was when yogurt went from 8oz containers to 5.3oz. I had a couple recipes I made that used 8 oz yogurt. Unless I happen to have a big tub around, I always had to use 2 containers. Certainly not the worst problem in the world, but annoying nonetheless.
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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Just saw that regular Lay's Family Size chips went from 10 1/4 oz./bag to 10 oz.

Of course the price per bag is the same as is the case w/ most (if not ALL) of the items at the grocery store when you get less but pay the same price.

What are your thoughts and any similar stories/gripes?
A quarter ounce? This is what is bothering you today?
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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A quarter ounce? This is what is bothering you today?
The OP asked about a noticeable trend, and this is all you can offer to the discussion?

The change in package sizes is very inconvenient when a particular recipe ingredient is no longer offered in the original size.
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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I noticed that the 10 wing package of chicken is down to 9 wings and still the same price. Sometimes it is less than that and spread out to look like more. Would it really kill them to add the 10th wing like they used too?
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:47 PM
 
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The OP asked about a noticeable trend, and this is all you can offer to the discussion?

The change in package sizes is very inconvenient when a particular recipe ingredient is no longer offered in the original size.
I don't consider a quarter ounce to be noticeable.
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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The change in package sizes is very inconvenient when a particular recipe ingredient is no longer offered in the original size.
Yep, inconvenient indeed. There are a few things I wish they'd have just left the same size and increased the price. Prices go up. I get that. Manufacturer wasn't fooling anybody.

As you mentioned, you're left either buying two packages of the ingredient and only using a partial of the second. Or you have to find a reasonable substitute/addition to get up to the quantity needed for the recipe.
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I don't consider a quarter ounce to be noticeable.
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Noticeable TREND, not noticeable AMOUNT.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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This is the fault of marketing geniuses and customers.
They figure that the average shopper focuses on price, not price per unit quantity.
That's why tuna cans have shrunk from their original 8 oz size to 7 oz to 6 oz and now to 5.25 oz and smaller.

Write a nasty letter to the manufacturer.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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This is the fault of marketing geniuses and customers.
They figure that the average shopper focuses on price, not price per unit quantity.
That's why tuna cans have shrunk from their original 8 oz size to 7 oz to 6 oz and now to 5.25 oz and smaller.

Write a nasty letter to the manufacturer.
Funny that you should mention tuna because that shrinkage was super-noticeable. The other day I bought a couple of tins of tuna and caught myself thinking "These are so big!!!" Then I carried on with my shopping.

I just looked -- 6 oz. Master manipulation by them to think, "They're going to love this! We've made it bigger." Yeah, bigger from almost invisible, but still so much smaller than the original size. And the same price...or more!
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