Skip to comments.Sun-Maid Raisins Shortchanges Buyers - 1/3 Less Raisins in Six Pack
Posted on 07/30/2012 6:45:37 PM PDT by Heart-Rest
... how Sun-Maid made their raisins disappear ...
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
This shady Sun-Maid substitution shuffle can also be seen as another sorry reflection on B.O.'s stinky economy, and might further be related in some way to today's workers in the California grape vineyards.
Be sure to make full use of your consumer discretion...
Just like everything else that we’re getting short changed with.
Need to readjust the storage preps.
Everybody is doing it; selling you less product for the same price.
You are right. I heard a discussion earlier today about the same thing happening with potato chips.
Actually, shrinking the package while keeping the price the same is not a new concept. Been going on for years, long before Obama came along. Consumer Reports often has articles about this.
One example: Cat litter. Used to buy the 16 pound size of scoopable litter. Then it shrank to 14 pounds. Now, it’s 13.5 pounds.
Of course, there are some companies which shrink the contents AND raise the price.
Everybody has been doing it for a couple of years, and it is going to get worse.
Now that's brazen!
They have to do it this way - if they just raised the price, it would show the true cost of inflation. Check how little is in a can of tuna, now (recently 5.5 ounces, now a flat 5 ounces. And I’m old enough to remember 6.5 ounce cans.) And surely you’ve noticed what happened to your roll of toilet paper.
My 64 ounce carton of orange juice is now in a 59 ounce jug.
Same as dog food use to be 50lb bags then 44lb bags now they are 40lb bags.
The were Obamasized
I wonder if bargain (store) brands are shrinking their product amounts also (for these raisin snack boxes and for other kinds of products).
I can see that I have to start paying a little closer attention to the things I’m buying.
I normally don’t buy potato chips but have been this last month because of the kids. The bags are much smaller for the same price.
Last week, our local newspaper went to a smaller sized paper and it seemed to have the same amount of pages.
Can we expect our tax bill to be smaller, too?
Tuna used to be 7.5 oz. I did a thread here a few months ago after checking some 1970 - 90s cookbooks just to make sure I was remembering correctly.
Like I said, they all are doing it. Even the store brands. What used to be a 16 oz can is now 14.5 oz. Remember ice cream used to be a half gallon carton? Now it is 1.5 to 1.75 quarts.
They don’t give you 2 scoops?
Now, that one I don't think we'll see any time soon. (At least not under B.O.).
Right about the dog food. I have a 50 lb bag bought last summer that the dogs are allergic to. When I tried to take it back, they wouldn’t take it because the bags were 44 lbs. So, here it sits. I bought a 40 lb. bag with a 10% more bonus last week for more than the 50 lb. cost. Of course, that 10% “bonus” is just a gimmick since it equals the previous 44 lbs. These companies think their customers are so stupid.
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