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    • alanq
    • By alanq 11th Jul 17, 11:43 AM
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    Pringles 190g up to 200g but the price is so variable that it is impossible to compare.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 14th Jul 17, 9:45 PM
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    I'm sure Hula Hoops used to be in multipacks of 7. Now 6. As got 3 Original and 2 of each of SnV and another flavour
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 14th Jul 17, 10:36 PM
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    Its probably spurious, as this is a brand that is often discounted / can be found on offer.

    Ice-cream manufacturers can afford to be "generous": their secret ingredient (upto 50%) to make the product soft and whippy is in fact air
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    That and amongst the delicious ingredients you can find glucose-fructose syrup which they reckon is really bad for you!
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 22nd Jul 17, 11:00 PM
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    Colman sauces such as horseradish have shrunk from around 225-250g to 145g.

    If your family have this it won't last a Sunday roast
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 23rd Jul 17, 9:34 AM
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    Some of Colman's products are manufactured in Germany which is why they've probably shrunk (Pound vs. Euro)-I noticed at work last night Nestle Shreddies were 500g but have shrunk to 415g.
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    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 24th Jul 17, 2:03 PM
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    This just in (as they say):

    More than 2,500 products subject to shrinkflation, says ONS

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40703866

    And to forestall the usual political axe grinders on this forum, let me add from the ONS's conclusion: "Our analysis doesn't show a noticeable change following the referendum that would point to a Brexit effect."

    So it is down to greedy companies taking advantage, much as the wiser commenters suspected all along.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 24th Jul 17, 7:40 PM
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    So it is down to greedy companies taking advantage, much as the wiser commenters suspected all along.
    Originally posted by A. Badger
    Its a demonstration of market forces and a real-life lesson in economics.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • maman
    • By maman 24th Jul 17, 8:33 PM
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    This just in (as they say):

    More than 2,500 products subject to shrinkflation, says ONS

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40703866

    And to forestall the usual political axe grinders on this forum, let me add from the ONS's conclusion: "Our analysis doesn't show a noticeable change following the referendum that would point to a Brexit effect."

    So it is down to greedy companies taking advantage, much as the wiser commenters suspected all along.
    Originally posted by A. Badger
    It amazed me that they've just realised that you need to compare cost per kg. Apparently they've been using unit costs while the units keep shrinking. Doh!!!
    • Alyson16
    • By Alyson16 11th Aug 17, 6:03 PM
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    Concerning Colman's resizing of its condiments jars from 250ml to 150ml - the price definitely does not reflect this change. On contacting the company they say the smaller jars are expensive to produce, they are concerned with food wastage, and family sizes are getting smaller...

    Just seems a total 'con' to me and I won't be buying unless they reinstate the larger jars.

    Please complain to the company Freephone - 0800 281 026 - it may listen.
    Last edited by Alyson16; 11-08-2017 at 6:13 PM. Reason: First post made and I did not realise others had commented.
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 13th Aug 17, 4:01 PM
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    I can't comment on Cadbury Roses but their Christmas tubs of Heroes have shrunk AGAIN this year-down to 660g incl. wraps.
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    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 15th Aug 17, 11:00 AM
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    M&M pouches are so small now I'm switching to the Poundland version which is 200g. They are simply too small for my baking needs!
    • pakokelso93
    • By pakokelso93 1st Sep 17, 10:42 PM
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    I have spotted in the shops Lurpak 750g packs. Usually they are 500g then 1KG. Correct me if I'm wrong but is that a sign of them shunting the 1KG ones?
    PK!
    • mummygems
    • By mummygems 6th Sep 17, 1:22 PM
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    Sainsburys Basic Curry Sauce
    I popped into sainsburys this morning for a few of their basic bits that we use. Noticed that their curry sauce is down from 500g jar to 440g jar. It was 55p for this new size which is the same cost as when it was 500g jar.

    I remember when I first bought this sauce it was 9p (6 years ago).
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    • downshifted
    • By downshifted 6th Sep 17, 2:36 PM
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    I have spotted in the shops Lurpak 750g packs. Usually they are 500g then 1KG. Correct me if I'm wrong but is that a sign of them shunting the 1KG ones?
    Originally posted by pakokelso93
    I saw this and the pack is the same as the 1kilo one but shorter. £4 in Asda. I'm going back to real butter from England
    Downshifted

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    • nanto3girls
    • By nanto3girls 6th Sep 17, 4:04 PM
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    Birds Eye fish fingers 30 in a box now down to 28.
    SPC #55
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 4th Oct 17, 2:06 AM
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    McCain Family packs of Home Chips, 1.36kg down from 1.5 kg.
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 4th Oct 17, 5:17 PM
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    Cadbury Roses and Heroes boxes were around 323/328g incl. wraps; now down to 290g incl. wraps.
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    • tracey3596
    • By tracey3596 5th Oct 17, 10:51 AM
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    I know this isn't food, it's toothpaste.
    Children's toothpaste to be precise.
    Aquafresh "My Big Teeth" children's toothpaste in various age rangers for younger children used to be sold in a boxed 75ml tube.
    Now the box is the same size but the tube inside has shrunk to 50ml.
    A whole third less - but the price is the same.
    Shame on you GSK.
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 29th Oct 17, 12:06 PM
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    Shrinkflation
    Gosh do I feel ripped off!

    I normally buy Colman's Tartare sauce for £1 a jar when it's on offer. Today it's on offer in Tesco at £1 a jar, 20p off. Picked up a jar, thought this feels a bit small, so I only bought one, rather than the four I'd normally get to tide OH over until it's on offer again.

    Came home, checked the weight of the last remaining one which is nearly used up - 250ml. The new one is 144g - note the change from volume to weight. But the new jar is significantly smaller than the old one. Assuming the sauce weighs about the same as water, that's a 40% difference.

    I was in a rush, I could quite easily have bought more of them.

    Have you spotted any rampant shrinkflation?
    • Glad
    • By Glad 29th Oct 17, 12:22 PM
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    very poor show by big companies as you say a lot of people would just pick up their usual items and not notice

    there was a news article on the MSE Main Site about this earlier in the year

    Shoppers short-changed by 'shrinkflation' as packets get smaller – how to beat it and keep costs low

    including Malteasers previously 121g in a box, now 103g in a box! as the box is the same size, only people actively checking the weight would realise
    Last edited by Glad; 29-10-2017 at 3:24 PM.
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