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Thread: product packaging changes and recipes!!

  1. #26
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    When I was in high school 69-72, we used to make fudge. It was wonderful. Made it every year at Christmas, then one year about 6 years ago it failed, tried making it again, thinking I did something wrong, and it failed again. It was horrid and grainy. Spoke to other family members and they had the same thing happen. I was ready to pitch the recipe and my husband started reading weights and started playing with the recipe wrote it out and it has been fine since. But I also think there have been some ingredients had changes in them more than weight.

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    Super Member nygal's Avatar
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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.
    I remember buying and eating many 5 cent Hershey bars! That must be a very old recipe. Tasty too I bet.
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    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
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    Well it looks like we will have to start buying local more and pre packaged less. I haven't used margrine in years after I read how many chemicals it has in it. I don't buy chocolate as often anymore, what I try to buy is organic and free trade etc so much more expensive and haven't bought Hershey bars in a couple of years. It became too sweet also waxy feeling to the mouth. I haven't made cookies in a number of years so will make sure I check the packages if I do this year. I remember someone once told me , Something is only worth as much as someone will pay for it. So If I can do without something I don't give them my money. I would do more bread baking canning etc if my health weren't so lousy . I hate having to buy premade things.

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    Super Member sewdamncute's Avatar
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    Isn't it annoying that the procuct companies think we don't notice?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenini View Post
    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.
    Totally agree!!

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    my husband likes canned milk, evaporated. in coffee mainly. well it's changed. my small kitty who always used to meow for a bit of milk, turns her nose up at it now. me too, ick.

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