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Old 01-31-2016, 08:42 AM
 
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bag of chips is about half air.
That's for shipping, it's like bubble wrap for chips. Keeps them from getting broken. The chips in the bag are still the same weight on the label.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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Caveat emptor, read the label, and feel free to choose anther brand should cover that problem.
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:33 AM
 
Location: The Carolinas
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bag of chips is about half air.

That's how they get to say "50% less fat than our regular chips!".
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:40 PM
 
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And, on the other hand, DH and I were glad they went to the 25 pack!
We LIKE that the bags are ready to go, as we go through a sleeve every 4 or 5 days (more often in the summer).

It will stay fresh for weeks, so no need to worry!
Me too. Those paper wrappers are unnecessary.
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Just so you know, that Fruit20 contains Sucralose, an artificial sweetener. So, caveat emptor.

My favorite way to drink water is to add a splash of Real Lemon or Real Lime to tap water and ice in a big 24 oz. Tervis cup.
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:33 PM
 
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Just so you know, that Fruit20 contains Sucralose, an artificial sweetener. So, caveat emptor.

My favorite way to drink water is to add a splash of Real Lemon or Real Lime to tap water and ice in a big 24 oz. Tervis cup.
I out fresh fruit in my water in the summer, so good! I make a big pitcher, put the fruit in and let it sit. I even have a reusable bottle that strains the fruit.
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:14 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I'm a fan of Bigelow teas OP. They are in individual foil lined pkgs. and smell so bright each time you open a new one. Perhaps you should try them?
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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People drink way too much bottled water, it's a huge waste. I only keep bottled water on hand for an emergency or events (sports, concerts) that allow you to bring in a sealed bottle.

I couldn't speak for other people, but the reason I drink bottled water is that the tap water here often has a (to me, anyhow) disgusting taste.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I don't drink water. In fact, I am not a big drinker of liquids at all. I was told that the cup of coffee I have in the morning is not nearly enough fluid intake. We have good water here I am told, but I really don't care for water, it does nothing for me. I was introduced to Fruit2O and find it refreshing. I know all about the sucralose, but for the purpose of getting more fluids into me it is worth it. I now have a cup of coffee in the morning, tea at night, and now will drink a bottle of fruit2O all day long. Still not what I am told is the minimum daily fluid intake but it is something. I am a bit thirstier in the heat of summer but even then, nothing to write home and tell the folks about.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:06 PM
 
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The dilution of consumable products is an aspect of inflation that is not reported. If you calculated the per unit cost of most every item that has been 'shrunk' [for various reasons, some reasonable (diminishing household size)- some specious] you would find the average USA consumer is subject to much higher inflation than what is reported. The technique is shrink or dilute the product and maintain price or raise price and shrink product. While it is reasonable to think some of this will happen the per unit costs of most everything have risen from 10 to 50%.


Some items over the years besides the tea bags for examples:

Hot Chocolate packets went from 1 oz to .8 oz to .73 oz to now .69 oz on some manufacturers.
Spaghetti sauce: 32 oz jars became, 30 oz then 28 oz then 26 oz now 24 oz
Ice Cream: 64 oz became 56 oz now most are 48 oz or 46 oz
Yogurt: 10 oz to 8 oz to 6 oz
Soda can size: 12 oz to 11.5 oz to 11 oz

Or it is the dilution of product:
Juices are being reduced to flavored corn syrup; Lumex juices went from 50% to 35% to 21% 'real juice'

Cleaning products become diluted to create segmented product lines.
The continued dilution of product in conjunction with diminishing buying power of the dollar is a major squeeze on consumer.
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