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    they are also changing the ingredients in the chocolate bars and baking chocolate to have less fat read carefully. Weights and measures use to be honored, no more.

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    I have a soda "to go cup" that I take with me in the car and I always put a clean, new straw in it - so go through a lot of straws - recently bought a new box of Glad straws and when I put it in the cabinet with the old box = noticed that it was shorter - so short that it doesn't even stick up outside of my cup - so had to measure them and take a tape measure to the store and try to find a long enough straw - finally found one at Kroger.
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    It was on tv that instead of raising prices companies were making products smaller. This is due to draught etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I've learned to put weights and/or measures on my favorite recipes now!

    I have an old recipe that calls for "a 5 cent Hershey bar" - - - -

    Now I would say "approximately four ounces of a milk chocolate Hershey bar"

    The weights and volume are changing on just about everything.
    What a great idea! The companies must surely know that they are ruining recipes when they change the amounts. What poor customer relations. One recipe recently called for a 17oz. cake mix that is now 15 1/2oz.
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    For several years Andy Rooney did a segment on "60 Minutes" called something like "the incredible shrinking package". This is nothing new, it's just becoming more and more common with new products shrinking all the time.

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    Anybody use Northern toilet tissue--the regular kind? It has gotten thinner and the core roll is thicker. Aggravating to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    It was on tv that instead of raising prices companies were making products smaller. This is due to draught etc.
    This practice long predates the draught, it's the greedy companies thinking we "stupid" consumers never noticed when they slipped an once or 2 silently out of the coffee can, detergent box, cake mix box, etc. I wish there was some way to let them know we have noticed and are not happy about it! I think they started with the coffee and cranberries at least 10 yrs ago, maybe more.

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    haa What kills me is when they raise the price and make the package 3 ounces smaller,
    then after awhile they come out with the original size and say 3 ounces more Free!


    ·What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back four seconds.

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    I like to purchase the Farmland link sausages like Polska Kielbasa and smoked sausages.These work so well in casseroles ,ect...Was at Wally World and noticed the price a few years back; $2.50. That used to be the price I would look for if I needed to stock a few for the freezer.Grabed a couple packages and noticed the ounces weren't 16 like before. Asked the meat man, his comment was the customer didn't want to pay the price, with the new packaging so they decided to drop the price.$2.50 for 12-14 ounces.I asked if he thought the customer wouldn't notice the smaller package ? I remember that he had no answer. I think that Eckland might still have a 16 ounce package.Kraft Miracle Whip has also taken on the smaller container; 30 ounces, instead of 32. The price has sky rocketed, almost $5. 00 in some stores.I do think it's about time to try out some of those copycat recipes;and older cookbooks where you don't start out using some prepackaged box.Make your own mixes need to be used again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rann View Post
    Anybody use Northern toilet tissue--the regular kind? It has gotten thinner and the core roll is thicker. Aggravating to say the least.
    The width is shorter also. It used to cover the roller, now it flops around on the roller.


    ·What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back four seconds.

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