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The Great 'shrinking food' Hunt

edited 25 September 2013 at 10:14AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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  • PrimrosePrimrose Forumite
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    A._Badger wrote: »
    Sad to report that Border Biscuits has craftily reduced its butter sultana shortcakes packet from 150gms to 135gms. The new pack makes a big deal out of the 'reduced packaging' and 'same quality' but doesn't mention the significant reduction in quantity.

    It always strikes me as a shame when one of the little companies, which I always prefer to support, adopts the same rotten tactics beloved by the giants of the food industry.

    Have you written to give them your feedback in this issue?
  • A._BadgerA._Badger Forumite
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    Primrose wrote: »
    Have you written to give them your feedback in this issue?

    I have not. With limited time, I elected to warn other users on here.

    If I can find a few spare minutes, I might write and grumble but, frankly, I doubt such protests achieve anything once the accountants have made their decision.

    Of course, a sensible company these days polices its reputation online very carefully, so it may be that a complaint on MSE would achieve more than a personal rebuke from a grumpy customer.
  • SystemSystem
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    Walkers Crisps in Poundland are in multipacks of FOUR instead of 6. So its cheaper to buy Walkers in supermarkets when they are £1.25 or less per pack of 6 - single or multibuy

    Earlier this year, Walkers dropped 2 packs from their 12 multipack. Past couple of weeks,I have seen they are selling 12 again. I wonder why the change of heart as prices are the same?
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    Many items in pound type shops are specifically made for them in smaller packs. It's something else to be aware of.
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    The Cadbury dessert yoghurts eg with Daim etc are now 85g instead of 90g. The Pots of Joy have also shrunk from 280g to 260g (pack of four).
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  • ZandoniZandoni Forumite
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    Not only are sizes shrinking the quality is also shrinking.


    Have you noticed products like Fairy liquid are getting more and more diluted?
  • PrimrosePrimrose Forumite
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    Ariel laundry liquid also much thinner too. Mind you I,m always mean with the amount I put in machine and if an item is heavily soiled I usually soak it warm water overnight before washing which helps loosen the dirt.
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    Zandoni wrote: »
    Not only are sizes shrinking the quality is also shrinking.


    Have you noticed products like Fairy liquid are getting more and more diluted?

    I bought some Vanish spray the other day in Home Bargains. They don't usually sell small packs (unlike many £ shops) but this one is tiny compared with the one I'd just finished.
  • od244051od244051 Forumite
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    Not a food product. Saw the packs of Carefree pantyliners have shrunk from 58 to 56
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    Zandoni wrote: »
    Not only are sizes shrinking the quality is also shrinking.


    Have you noticed products like Fairy liquid are getting more and more diluted?

    Definitely. I use far too much of it as it is but it’s not like it used to be!
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