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Old 04-20-2009, 01:05 PM   #16
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It's called healthy portions isn't it?
Yea, a healthier portion for the manufacturer (giving less, charging more.)
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #17
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Gee, food manufacturers have been doing that for years . . . smaller sizes, lighter weights, less volume, etc., at higher prices. It's become the norm in (food) retail.
Since this "recession" a lot of companies have been making smaller sizes and charging more. The reson for that was due to the gas prices going so high that shipping costs were expensive. Now that gas is back to what it was before they prices/sizes should have gone back to normal. But they have not. And this is part of why the USA is going to hell. Greedy b@stards!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:15 PM   #19
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Portion sizes in pre-packaged goods vary according to the cost of materials. Usually quite small in their swings. A food processor wants to maintain the same price point to attract repeat customers. A bag of chips that costs $.50 to manufacture and ship and costs $1.00 at teh store will range from 1 to as much as 3 ounces, depending on the cost of materials and shipping. We only really notice in times like these where there is a sharp upswing in prices, leading to downsized packaging. As things stabilize, the package sizes will increase, using such strategems as "x% extra" or "jumbo size" to signal you that you're getting a bargain.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #20
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Take a look at the sliver of soap that is now a Dial family size bar.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:21 PM   #21
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Look at peanut butter. That is really deceptive. The packaging looks almost the same as before. But we know it's still smaller.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:21 PM   #22
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wake me up when it is chilie pepper day.
Please let me sleep through the day you're serving chilie pepper doughnuts!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:23 PM   #23
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Even worse: They tell you you are only allowed to eat it with the mouth you have on you when you buy it.

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Old 04-20-2009, 01:27 PM   #24
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Since this "recession" a lot of companies have been making smaller sizes and charging more. The reson for that was due to the gas prices going so high that shipping costs were expensive. Now that gas is back to what it was before they prices/sizes should have gone back to normal. But they have not. And this is part of why the USA is going to hell. Greedy b@stards!
I noticed this was happening long before this last gas price hike stuff. It's actually been going on for decades. For instance, a standard 5 oz. bar of soap was downsized to 4.5 oz. (years ago) yet price went up; a 1lb can of ground coffee downsized to 13 oz. (years ago) but still packaged in the same size can and price went up, candy bars (sames thing), chips (same size package, less weight, higher price), cereal (same thing.)

It's not just this last gas price increase that made it happen. This just made it happen AGAIN. When it comes to food and other necessities, once a price is paid by the consumer (albeit grudgingly), the price rarely, if ever, drops back down to pre-crisis levels.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:36 PM   #25
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But Brothers and Sisters, let me testify that those donuts from Publix yesterday were the size of a large saucer Almost too big for one-handed eating. The 6 pack was #2.97, so it was a good deal.
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Please let me sleep through the day you're serving chilie pepper doughnuts!
nnnnnnoooooooo! one would never taint a chilie with a dog-nut!
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