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Old 02-16-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: New England
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Here is the last 1.75 quart container of ice cream I ever expect to buy. Of course, if I'd been vigilant a while ago, I could have taken a picture of the last half-gallon, but that's an extinct item now, so this will have to do. The brand is a supermarket chain in New England, but it's not fair to blame them particularly, as all the other brands seem to have switched to 1.5 quarts a while ago, some of them a few years in the past. Doing their part not to supersize us, I guess.

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Old 02-16-2015, 07:57 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Personally, I don't mind the smaller size, since there are only two of us in the house now! And they are easier to fit into our freezer.

Not that I buy often; I prefer to make my own.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:56 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Personally, I don't mind the smaller size, since there are only two of us in the house now! And they are easier to fit into our freezer.

Not that I buy often; I prefer to make my own.
Just Saturday we bought a whynter ice cream freezer, which has the built-in compressor so no need to mess with ice/salt, or pre-freeze a special bowl. So far we have made banana frozen yogurt, and some mocha ice cream that we'll be eating in about 1/2 hour. Next will be blackberry sorbet. No more store bought for us.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Homemade is soooo good!
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: New England
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I will take it that my outrage over this matter is not shared.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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I will take it that my outrage over this matter is not shared.
I can see how you might be concerned about the extra packaging required when selling the ice cream in smaller packaging. It can be considered wasteful.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:58 PM
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Location: USA
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I saw a recipe for snow ice cream. Using real snow as an ingredient. It sounded like some I would try
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Although just across the "New England" dividing line, into NYS, the regional chain, Stewart's , still provides a full half gallon.
I believe Blue Bell also is still a full half gallon which I think is available at Price Chopper and Walmart.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:43 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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This reminds me of the death of the 3.75 oz tube of liverwurst. Life has never been the same since...
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Or, the pound of coffee, or 5 pounds of sugar......
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