Short-changed on milk

Hopefully isolated but both of the 4 pint milk cartons in my grocery delivery this week were filled noticeably below the indicator line on the container.

Interested to know if it's just bad luck this time or the new frontier of shrinkflation (because who ever checks/weighs anything in a packet).

Full disclosure, I don't usually think to check this but noticed the first one looked pretty low so was surprised to see the same on the other (blue milk for the children). Don't think it's usually a problem (I would guess often you get more and understand the line is an approx guide) but I am becoming increasingly wary of sharp practices these days (don't ask me about the ~stalk~ broccoli they delivered! I need to start checking this stuff!!). 

Thanks all!

Nick
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  • It could be an isolated issue where you've genuinely been short-changed, but it could also be to do with the thinner, more flexible plastic that is now being used for milk bottles.

    I've noticed the sides no longer stand up straight, but bow out slightly from the weight of the milk inside.  Generally if you squish the sides so that the container is the intended shape, the milk will then come up slightly above the indicator line.
  • Bradden
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    Your mention on broccoli made me chuuckle.. I saw someone cut the stalks off with a pair of scissors in Sainsbury last week... saved them some money I'm sure but I/m not sure I'd be comfortable doing it.
  • RobM99
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    pumpkin89 said:
    It could be an isolated issue where you've genuinely been short-changed, but it could also be to do with the thinner, more flexible plastic that is now being used for milk bottles.

    I've noticed the sides no longer stand up straight, but bow out slightly from the weight of the milk inside.  Generally if you squish the sides so that the container is the intended shape, the milk will then come up slightly above the indicator line.
    Yes, good point! I noticed that too!
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  • Hmmm, thinner plastic, interesting. Sounds like a good thing and sounds like I'm going to have to start pouring the milk out to check it!!

    Used to joke with a friend about cutting off broccoli stalks in the supermarket (and peeling carrots) - all in jest but I'd be more selective than the picker was!

    I should do better with the stalks but would like more broccoli than stalk as the starting point!!

    Thanks all! 
  • luvchocolate
    luvchocolate Posts: 3,252 Forumite
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    Many years ago a friend of mine took and left all the stalks from mushrooms 
  • greyteam1959
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    If the cauliflowers are sold by weight I always pull the outer leaves off & leave them.

  • If the cauliflowers are sold by weight I always pull the outer leaves off & leave them.

    And the retailer is offering them for sale at a price which includes all the product.  If they wanted to offer at a price excluding the outer leaves they would sell them on that basis.
  • prowla
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    If the cauliflowers are sold by weight I always pull the outer leaves off & leave them.

    And the retailer is offering them for sale at a price which includes all the product.  If they wanted to offer at a price excluding the outer leaves they would sell them on that basis.
    So maybe they should start including the weight of packaging with items too then?

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