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Food Products: It's official - They're getting smaller and smaller.

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death_hawk wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 2:11 pm
I wonder if Costco's 4 packs are still 1.89L?
Actually I have no idea how big their packs are.
It was still 4 x 1.89 l as of last week.
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invite wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 10:10 am
that makes a 5.7% drop in product volume (or if you prefer, a hidden 5.7% increase in price).
Actually the price increase is higher than the drop in volume (consider, with 50% volume we would be paying 200%). That's how this tactic is so devious. Getting 94.3% of product means paying 1/94.3% = 106.0% i.e. this is really a 6.0% increase. The total price increase compared to the 1.89L has been 14.5%.
You need someone with an umbrella not a fork
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i just buy whatever 1L tetrapack is on sale this month for 1$, guarenteed one of the brands is.
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apnayloags wrote:
Dec 11th, 2016 6:22 pm
fish stricks family size pack has now 26 sticks, instead of 28 ........anyone else notice the fish/seafood products?
High Liner is still 28 sticks and still 700g

http://highliner.com/betas/#!en/product/50

I only noticed this week Black Diamond process cheese 24 slices used to be 500g and is now 450g
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jenviea wrote:
Feb 21st, 2017 9:29 am
I only noticed this week Black Diamond process cheese 24 slices used to be 500g and is now 450g
They've been 450g for a while now, but yes, Kraft did it first and they followed along.
If lucky, you might still find some store brands like Armstrong maintaining 500g.
(not sure what no name is doing...)

***Metro/basics selection brand is now also 450g
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bartium wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 1:21 pm
ah the classic portion size tactic. not surprised to be honest. They hope people won't notice, and most wont
I remember the downsize on apple juice, used to be 2L growing up, now they are down to 1.05L. It's almost stupid to buy a can for 3-4 glasses of juice, so I just don't buy them anymore. I still buy the occasional box of OJ, looks like that will be going the way of the dodo too, well maybe a good thing as liquid calories aren't that great for you.
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apnayloags wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 4:23 pm
Eat actual oranges instead......
Or drop a couple of oranges into a blender, add some water (with seeds/nuts/other fruit if you have a good blender) and have a fresh beverage.
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Loblaws had Planters Cashews on sale for $2.99 yesterday but tins used to 225g (not too long ago but that could be my memory) and now they're 200g
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jenviea wrote:
Apr 9th, 2017 9:48 pm
Loblaws had Planters Cashews on sale for $2.99 yesterday but tins used to 225g (too long ago but that could be my memory) and now they're 200g
Good eye. Thank-you! I thought the same thing. Looks like all tins shrank, not just the cashew tin.
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I'm sure it's been mentioned, but Kraft Dinner boxes are stupidly small now. I come from a family of 7 (I'm the youngest of 5 kids), and I remember when we were kids (1970s) mom would make 2 boxes for the entire family lol. Everyone from adults, teens and me (child). Not as just a side dish either - that would be your dinner that night (it was only occasionally and we considered it a real treat lol). Try that now.
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Chickinvic wrote:
Apr 11th, 2017 3:39 pm
I'm sure it's been mentioned, but Kraft Dinner boxes are stupidly small now. I come from a family of 7 (I'm the youngest of 5 kids), and I remember when we were kids (1970s) mom would make 2 boxes for the entire family lol. Everyone from adults, teens and me (child). Not as just a side dish either - that would be your dinner that night (it was only occasionally and we considered it a real treat lol). Try that now.
I think you would starve to Death. Companies are all about money. Fleecing us to make as much profit as they can. Who cares about us? Nobody.
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Chickinvic wrote:
Apr 11th, 2017 3:39 pm
I'm sure it's been mentioned, but Kraft Dinner boxes are stupidly small now. I come from a family of 7 (I'm the youngest of 5 kids), and I remember when we were kids (1970s) mom would make 2 boxes for the entire family lol. Everyone from adults, teens and me (child). Not as just a side dish either - that would be your dinner that night (it was only occasionally and we considered it a real treat lol). Try that now.
But if you cook up two boxes today using the old-school instructions (2 scoops of margarine and whole milk) you get 7 servings around 300 kcal so that's like a Lean Cuisine or Stouffers entree. A little less for the kids, a little more for the adults and you can do the same thing today.

I have some official kd bowls and they only hold 3/4 cup.
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lecale wrote:
Apr 11th, 2017 3:56 pm
But if you cook up two boxes today using the old-school instructions (2 scoops of margarine and whole milk) you get 7 servings around 300 kcal so that's like a Lean Cuisine or Stouffers entree. A little less for the kids, a little more for the adults and you can do the same thing today.

I have some official kd bowls and they only hold 3/4 cup.
But all 7 people would still be hungry (300 calories is not anywhere near enough for my dinner lol). Back then they had a lot more product in the box - just like everything else did.
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KD hasn't had a shrink in the 20 years or so I've had it, or if it has, maybe 10% or so.
So not sure where you've been to be suddenly surprised by the quantity in 2017 ;)

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