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  • Samchoco
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    • 18th Sep 13, 12:59 AM
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    • 18th Sep 13, 12:59 AM
    Its annoying that the fruit shoot bottles have shrunk and now they want 2 in their lunch boxes so it costing me double (they love the stuff)
    • Steve059
    • By Steve059 18th Sep 13, 1:28 AM
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    Steve059
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    • 18th Sep 13, 1:28 AM
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    • 18th Sep 13, 1:28 AM
    ASDA English cheddar cheese. Was 500g, now 450g. Price still £2.83 each, or 2 for £5.00.
    Last edited by Steve059; 18-09-2013 at 1:35 AM.
    If you fold it in half, will an Audi A4 fit in a Citroen C5?
  • Commuter101
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    • 18th Sep 13, 9:06 AM
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    • 18th Sep 13, 9:06 AM
    The real problem with shrinking products is that they are effectively 'hidden inflation' and are not factored into the consumer/retail price indices where items are listed by unit rather than volume/weight!
    • clarryd
    • By clarryd 18th Sep 13, 9:11 AM
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    clarryd
    • #5
    • 18th Sep 13, 9:11 AM
    Product shrinkage
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    • 18th Sep 13, 9:11 AM
    If you buy Iceland cheese slices you would have noticed that they went from 20 slices for £1, to 16 slices for £1 and now they have done it again this time 14 slices for £1.

    What will be next 10 slices for £1???????
    • dpp83
    • By dpp83 18th Sep 13, 9:15 AM
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    dpp83
    • #6
    • 18th Sep 13, 9:15 AM
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    • 18th Sep 13, 9:15 AM
    Aldi cheese shrink too from 400g to 350g for £1.89 but still one of the cheapest
  • njp6
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    • 18th Sep 13, 10:05 AM
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    • 18th Sep 13, 10:05 AM
    GoCat dried food has gone from 950g to 875g
    • gloriouslyhappy
    • By gloriouslyhappy 18th Sep 13, 10:23 AM
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    gloriouslyhappy
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    • 18th Sep 13, 10:23 AM
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    • 18th Sep 13, 10:23 AM
    Toblerone went from 200g to 175g - but, it's now available in £shops, so really, their loss is our gain!
  • eve_olution
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    • 18th Sep 13, 10:52 AM
    Johnson's baby wipes
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    • 18th Sep 13, 10:52 AM
    There used to be 64 in a pack, but often I find there are now only 56 wipes in a pack.
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 18th Sep 13, 11:56 AM
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    I've notivced that multipacks are changing

    Some beans etc are coming in 3's now but I used to get 4 for £1 on offer. Noticed the same with chocolate bars too. Those aren't always 4 packs now, again moving to only 3 bars..... These are both in infancy, but I'm sure it won't be long before that's the norm......
    TTC #3..........
  • Khameljan
    Cat Food
    I recently noticed that Whiskas pouches (which used to be 100g) are now 85g... same price though.
    • Tigeress
    • By Tigeress 18th Sep 13, 12:34 PM
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    I noticed a while back that Tescos chicken breast fillets (the ones that are pretty much always on offer for 3 for £10) went down to only 350g a pack, they were previously 450g and may have dropped to 400g at some point before dropping again to 350g (I can't recall for certain). So i've started shopping elsewhere and found that Sainsburys still sells packs of 460g for the 3 for £10 deal and Lidl sells 1kg packs for £6.89 (I think they actually dropped their prices from £6.99 a pack the other day too). So Tesco loses out on custom there.
    • bigbloke45
    • By bigbloke45 18th Sep 13, 12:53 PM
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    M&S have dropped the alcohol content on their canned cocktails e.g. Pina Colada (my favourite!) from 12% to 8%, but STILL charge the same i.e. £1.99 per can. I'm gonna have to spend more to get tipsy, now!
    • ToasterScheme
    • By ToasterScheme 18th Sep 13, 1:08 PM
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    The real problem with shrinking products is that they are effectively 'hidden inflation' and are not factored into the consumer/retail price indices where items are listed by unit rather than volume/weight!
    Originally posted by Commuter101
    I'd be interested to hear if any experts actually know if this is true. Cause I would imagine the 'typical basket' would include say '500g of cheese' not 'a block of cheese' - in which case it's not hidden inflation.
    • IanO
    • By IanO 18th Sep 13, 1:11 PM
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    Quality Street Tins
    A few years ago they weighed 1.5 k.g. or 1.4 k.g.
    Every Christmas, and now and again through the year, the supermarkets would sell them for £5.

    But they've steadily shrunk over the years.

    Tesco currently has them on sale and they still cost £5.
    But they only weigh 750g.

    Effectively, the price has doubled.
  • bogwart
    Doritos went from 250g down to 200g and then had a minimum 10% price rise to boot. Not good.
  • polskiegowLondynie
    Morrsons have shunk most of their cheeses, same price but thinner blocks.
    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 18th Sep 13, 1:21 PM
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    WantToBeSE
    A lot of the big packets of sweets (minstrels, revels etc) are now half full of air!
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    • jonsue
    • By jonsue 18th Sep 13, 2:01 PM
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    jonsue
    OMG Shrunken tins!
    Yep, not shrunken heads! SHRUNKEN tins. Went to Tescos this afternoon and they have started their Xmas display of tins of chocs (Quality St, Roses etc.)
    Not only have the gone up to £7-50 compared to £5-00 last yeay they have SHRUNK to half the size! I was so shocked that I omitted to look at the weight, perhaps someone else will post the difference! I'm having to sit and have a cup of shock relieving tea.
  • sns101
    Cadburys Dairy Milk
    Cadburys Dairy Milk are currently advertising a new shape bar. New shape, smaller size though. Reduced from 49 grams to 45.
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