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Consumers Getting Less Food for the Same Prices


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WJLA piece.

It wasn't long ago that yogurt makers decided us to short us an ounce and charge the same price. Now I'm noticing it with milk (3/4 of a gallon instead of a full gallon) and ice cream (1.5 quarts from Edy's that looks normal until you put it side by side the carton you bought a month ago). It's pretty genius actually because many people would never take the time to investigate the matter. But I noticed, and I'm ticked. :lol:

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WJLA piece.

It wasn't long ago that yogurt makers decided us to short us an ounce and charge the same price. Now I'm noticing it with milk (3/4 of a gallon instead of a full gallon) and ice cream (1.5 quarts from Edy's that looks normal until you put it side by side the carton you bought a month ago). It's pretty genius actually because many people would never take the time to investigate the matter. But I noticed, and I'm ticked. :lol:

I saw this piece and thought that it is a rather deceptive practice. Manufacturers can claim that it's because food prices are rising, but to me it's plain subterfuge. :lol:

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This was done a while ago when candy bars got smaller for the same amount. IIRC some research was done that found that consumers would be more amenable to a smaller bar for the same price versus the same bar for a higher price.

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This really isn't news. I remember this happening to coffee during some sort of bean crisis in the 70s or 80s. What was once a 16 oz can is now 11.5 oz. But the yogurt down-sizing really burns me. Think about all the recipes that call for a cup of yogurt. Are recipe writers taking that into consideration and adding other ingredients to make up for the 2 less ounces?

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I blame Lafite-Rothschild for starting all of this.

Is your double magnum just a magnum these days?

For decades, a ".750" of Chateau Lafite was only 730 ml. Sometime between 1976 (which is 730 ml) and 1979 (which is 750 ml), they changed to the standard-sized bottle.

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I knew that.. I think the issue is that the BATF would not accept bottles that are not standard sized any more and Lafite's exemption ran out. I had a bottle of Mascarello Bartolo Brunello 1959 from a 1.9 liter that would be illegal to import these days!

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