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April 29, 2011

Food didn't get cheaper. The packages just got smaller.

Some grocery prices hold - because packages shrink

A carton of Tropicana orange juice squeezed down from 64 ounces, a full half-gallon, to 59 ounces. A “pint” of Haagen-Dazs ice cream isn’t a pint anymore, but 14 ounces – 12.5 percent less. A large box of Kleenex dropped from 280 tissues to 260. A pound of coffee, 16 ounces, dropped 25 percent to 12 ounces, and some brands have started to slim that further, down to 11-ounce bags.

Posted by Vanderleun at April 29, 2011 9:47 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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FLOTUS thinks this is a good thing. Now if all the Chubette Chil'uns would just do the same... real savings would come to those embracing the Obama "Compassion Plan" for America.

Posted by: Peccable at April 30, 2011 5:21 AM

Check out the cereal boxes. Unlike michelle obama, they've become noticeably slimmer.

Posted by: Anonymous at April 30, 2011 1:23 PM

Seems this is a trend in some restaurants too.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at April 30, 2011 3:13 PM

To be fair, coffee has been sold in 13 oz "pound" cans for decades. I believe it started in the 70's with Folger's "flaked" coffee.

Cat litter has been doing the 7 = 10 pounds thing for years, too.

Still, point taken.

Posted by: Harvey at April 30, 2011 11:28 PM

Cilla, in restaurants, that would be a WELCOME trend; some places put enough food on a plate to feed Sally Struthers.

Posted by: Peccable at May 1, 2011 5:27 AM

Peccable, point well taken. You are right.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at May 1, 2011 2:27 PM

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