Grocery Shrink Ray Ladles Out 2.5 Ounces Of Del Monte Pasta Sauce

Grocery Shrink Ray Ladles Out 2.5 Ounces Of Del Monte Pasta Sauce

Del Monte recently redesigned its cans of pasta sauce. “New look, same great taste!” brags the label. Yes, the new label is bright and cheery, emphasizing fresh tomatoes. Very nice. Reader Joey spotted an older can on the shelf, though: one with two and a half ounces more of saucy goodness. [More]

Grocery Shrink Ray Zaps 60 Pumps Away From My Dawn Direct Foam

Grocery Shrink Ray Zaps 60 Pumps Away From My Dawn Direct Foam

Reader Psychodad1961 noticed that his Dawn Direct Foam dishwashing soap had been zapped by Consumerist’s patented, trademarked and copyrighted Grocery Shrink Ray — to the tune of 25%. [More]

Grocery Shrink Ray Zaps Costco Diapers

Grocery Shrink Ray Zaps Costco Diapers

Buying diapers at Costco seems like a decent way for parents to save money, but eagle-eyed Consumerist reader Eric noticed that he’s no longer getting quite so much bulk for his buck. [More]

Grocery Shrink Ray: Secret Weapon In The War On Obesity?

Grocery Shrink Ray: Secret Weapon In The War On Obesity?

Consumerists, I think we’ve been wrong about this Grocery Shrink Ray thing all along. We’ve long believed that companies deploy the Grocery Shrink Ray to imperceptibly decrease the amount of product in a package without customers noticing. But maybe–just maybe–there’s a higher purpose. Maybe they’re trying to save us from consuming a precious few calories and use social engineering to get us to snack less over time until at some point we’re hardly snacking at all. Consider this exhibit: the shrinking Double Gulp cups at Chris’s local 7-11 in Maryland. [More]

Tropicana Hit By Grocery Shrink Ray, Introduces Half-ish
Gallon Of OJ

Tropicana Hit By Grocery Shrink Ray, Introduces Half-ish Gallon Of OJ

The same crappy weather that has Wendy’s declaring a only-if-you-ask-for-them tomato policy has made Tropicana pull out ye olde Grocery Shrink Ray, reducing their half-gallon Pure Premium OJ jugs by 5 oz. to 59 oz. [More]