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    Default Incredible shrinking groceries!

    Granola bars are now moving from 10 count boxes to 6 or 8 count boxes. Multi packs of yogurt have gone from 6 to 4. has the price changed? not really. Has anyone else noticed items shrinking like this?

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    Yes, I did notice the yogurt packs of four!

    WTH??

    Are we going to get mini loaves of bread soon?

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    Yes, I got swindled by being in a hurry and buying DH's Breyer's Ice cream. The carton is not much bigger than a quart, never mind 1/2 gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jskell911 View Post
    Yes, I got swindled by being in a hurry and buying DH's Breyer's Ice cream. The carton is not much bigger than a quart, never mind 1/2 gallon.
    ohhhh, I'll have to look for that one next trip to the store! I buy ice cream in the BIG tub - so I don't check the prices/sizes of the cartons very often


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    I never buy bacon, but I was making broccoli salad for a party. I thought that I had done pretty well paying $2.00 for a package of bacon. When I got home I realized it was only 12 oz and not a pound. Yeah, they're getting us where ever they can. It's really frustrating. However, I did pick up a six pack of my favorite steaks at costco today and they were actually cheaper buy over $5 (12.00 for 6). I was thrilled!

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    I noticed the shrinking packages also on my last shopping trip, can't remember which items right now

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    Default coffee coffee coffee

    and TP. Sheesh! 2 basic staples!! Same $$ less product . . .

    Cereal, which I rarely buy. Less product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jskell911 View Post
    Yes, I got swindled by being in a hurry and buying DH's Breyer's Ice cream. The carton is not much bigger than a quart, never mind 1/2 gallon.
    Same way with Blue Bunny. With the new shaped containers, it's 2 cups less than they were before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmy2grls View Post
    I noticed the shrinking packages also on my last shopping trip, can't remember which items right now
    I bought a box of instant potatos that was 10 1/2 ounces, down from 16 ounces!!!

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    Yup! and when was the last time you got a lb. of coffee or a qt. of Hellman's mayo?

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    Canned veges, too. They used to be 16 oz, now it's 15 oz or less.

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    They have been quietly doing this for the last few months.
    There was an article a wahile back on the local tv station about this.
    But never did they lower th e prices and now blaming gas prices to raise them more.

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    20/20 did a show on it back in the early to mid 80's, they called it "The Incredible Shrinking Product". I remember because my mother wrote in with her commplaints and they did a show on it. The manufacturers still keep doing it. They seem to recycle the same gimmick. Next they will come out with a "giant" or "Family" sized product and it will be the same thing they used to carry years ago, but now for more money. Then they start the cycle of reducing it all over again.

    The ultra concentrated stuff is to trick us too. I hated it when sugar went from 5 lbs to 4 lbs. They get you any way they can.

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    I cooked a box of Hamburger Helper last night and it almost didn't feed the four of us. Last year this time we would have had leftovers from it.

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    There are some products that changed years ago...coffee for one!
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