Violating every conceivable standard of decency, the Grocery Shrink Ray has unleashed a heartless attack on baby cheese. Mini Babybels, those adorably pudgy wax-encrusted cheese cylinders, were once allowed to grow until they reached 132 grams. Now, the Babybel’s are a stunted 120 grams.
Reader Heather recounts the unfortunate discovery:
I thought I’d bring to your attention Mini Babybel Cheese, which was one that surprised even me. I got a message from the cashiers saying it didn’t scan, which I thought was ridiculous, since it’s always been popular. But there you go, a whole 2g less per wax packet. Sigh. And, you guessed it, the price is staying the same.
All this shrinking makes a lot more work for poor file maintenance workers like myself. But ah well! Such is the way of things in this wacky world.
I have attached a few photos of the “offenders”, including the original as well as the copy-cat. The original Babybel package was 132g in total, the new one is 120g. I looked at each cheese packet, and yes, there is a noticeable size difference between the two.
Thank you for your time, and keep up the great work, guys! I’ll be sure to keep you guys informed if I notice anything particularly interesting.