I have kept my vow never to buy a 1.5 quart container of Ice Cream. I was
momentarily cheered when Dreyers went back to 1/2 gallon like an honest company,
only to see that it was "slow churned", meaning whipped to put extra air
into the ice cream.Hefting a Dreyers half gallon, I could tell it was much
lighter than even a 1.75 quart carton of Ice Cream. Nice try, you had me fooled
for 30 seconds. No more buying Dreyers for me, I guess.
This has been happening for a great many years and is often mentioned in the
Interesting article, confirming my own observations. Thank you. Boxes of Kleenex
tissue down from 200 to 184 sheets per box. How about buying toilet paper
without the inner cardboard in the roll; it is more expensive than with it.
Another observation: 100 vitamin D3 capsules are in a bottle that could probably
hold 4-5 times that number. what a waste of plastic.
I vividly remember the first time they came up with the 1.75 quart packages of
ice cream (it's now routinely 1.5) about 5 years ago and tried to justify
it by describing the packaging as being more "convenient to store in a
freezer".From leg room in airplanes to toilet paper, everything
shrinks except the price.And, like the continuing diminishment in
the competence and performance of our government, we, as either consumers or
voters, have the ultimate say.Just as we should vote for the best
politician (I know, that feels a bit oxymoronic at this point), we also should
be more careful to buy that which has the highest value.That kind of
wise selectivity is the only means of getting things to move in a better
Inflation is caused by oil prices. Not by national debt. Yet. But debt will play
a huge part in devaluing american currency in the years to come. And then
manufacturers will have to raise prices because they've already dropped the
size of everything.
One old man, I never said it was all Obama's fault, you talk about large
corporations, I was referring to small business called franchises Did you know
Dairy Queen 98% of them are franchises meaning they are independently owned and
operated. They have to pay to use the DQ brand, as well as all employee and
business costs. They can not afford the fines the IRS is going to impose in the
next few years for not being able to offer insurance. Ask any HR in a small
business what Obama care will be costing them I challenge to do that. Large
companies that is another story. Honestly if you must know I am an Independent
both republicans and democrats are ruining this republic. One pushes for
socialism the other communism. All I know is the amount of taxes taken from my
check has gone up in the last few years, and yet for my family size i am near
poverty. I do not expect Uncle Sam to take care of me, i didn't go for
higher education, This country is made so if you work hard and go to school you
can be successful. I blame myself.
I noticed, as I was rotating my food storage, that several cans I had from last
year were visibly LARGER than the products I was replacing them with. Hunt's spaghetti sauce, for example, is now a smaller can and less
product, but--of course--for the same price. I feel cheated, tricked, and
stupid.No wonder I couldn't get my lasagna to turn out the same
way I used to. I always seemed to run out of sauce. Well, at least
now I know my recipes aren't getting messed up because of something
I'm suddenly doing wrong. Small consolation for being deceived . . .
I heard that for some cans of vegetables they decrease the amount of vegetables
in the can but increase the water in the can so it still weighs 16 oz. or
however many ounces. The price is the same, the weight is the same, but there is
less. That is just deceitful, in my opinion.
That's why I believe we have been living in inflationary times all
along.When you look at the imported goods and the shoddy merchandise
today, the value just isn't there.As the article points out, dry
goods are also smaller.Apples-to-apples, we are paying a great deal more
than we used to.
Thank you trekker for letting us know that it's all Obama's fault.But that's bulloney!These companies have only one goal
in mind -- they have to protect all those big salaries and bonuses for their top
Shhhhhh! The people who calculate the CPI don't know this. We must keep
inflation in check.
Look at Frito-Lay I worked in the grocery business for many years their family
size is way smaller than what it was even in the 90's. I managed a DQ at
one point their old medium shakes are the large now, although in fairness Artic
Circle's large was DQ's medium for a lot of years yet people wondered
why DQ's large cost more it was because it was 32oz not 21oz.I would tell
them go by once not name of size! Get used to it people every time they raise
the min wage as an employer you have raise prices or cut labor and ask the
employees to do more with fewer people.Now with Obamacare if you are a small
franchise you will be having to pay fines for not offering insurance. That cost
will be passed on to the consumers.