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Your Food Containers are Getting Smaller

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It's comforting to know that even with the economy heading in a downward spiral, at least our supermarkets aren't raising prices ... or are they?

Research done by the LA Times shows that the quantities of peanut butter, soap, toilet paper and other consumer products are decreasing in order to keep their prices from rising. With the prices of ingredients going up, these companies need to compensate somehow. The decrease isn't obvious to the supermarket shopper -- the only way one could tell is by looking at the weight on the container. Click to see how some of your weekly staples are shrinking before your eyes...


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2 comments so far | Post a comment now
I scream for ice cream... November 13, 2008, 4:28 PM

I recently noticed that Dreyer’s ice cream decreased in size too… of course it still costs the same… bummer

Lindy November 14, 2008, 11:24 AM

Edy’s (formerly) large size ice cream containers are about 3/4 the size of what it used to be.

I bought some White Rain hairspray and had an older bottle at home. Even though they both say 7 oz., the newer bottle looks smaller.


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