Haagen-Daz Shrink Ray Is Classiest Yet

Haagen-Daz Shrink Ray Is Classiest Yet

Reader Jeff informs us that dessert giant Haagen-Daz sent him a nicely-worded email describing all the best ways his favorite flavors of ice cream will have a few less spoonfuls. But don’t worry, it’s really all in your best interest! Really! It’s seriously to preserve the integrity of the flavor, or something. Actually, this is somewhat refreshing — at least they are up-front and honest about it. [Haagen-Daz]

Shylockian Shrink Ray Extracts Pound Of Flesh From Tyson Frozen Chicken Wings

Shylockian Shrink Ray Extracts Pound Of Flesh From Tyson Frozen Chicken Wings

BUH-KAW! Tyson’s five-pound bag of frozen chicken wings is now Tyson’s four-pound bag of frozen chicken wings.

New Grocery Shrink Ray Makes Me Feel Dirty

New Grocery Shrink Ray Makes Me Feel Dirty

The Grocery Shrink Ray has reared its ugly head again, this time hitting Dawn hand soap by nearly an entire ounce. It’s amazing what they can hide in slight revisions of molded plastic.

NYT Investigates TV Shrink Ray

NYT Investigates TV Shrink Ray

Is nothing sacred? The New York Times is reporting that the grocery shrink ray, that scourge of the savvy supermarket shopper, has now been turned to televisions.

Dear Lowes: A Gallon Has 128 Fluid Ounces, Not 116

Dear Lowes: A Gallon Has 128 Fluid Ounces, Not 116

A reader wants to know why Lowes advertises and sells gallons of house paint that aren’t full gallons. Their website says the cans are “1-Gallon.” Their receipts describe them as 1 gallon cans of paint. Even the stickers they print out and place on the lids say “One Gallon.” But Brian notes that when he brought the paint home and really looked at the cans, “One of the labels read ’116 Fluid Ounces; 3.43 liters’, the second label read ’126 Fluid Ounces; 3.725 Liters.’”

Now It's Serious: Shrink Ray Hits Beer

Now It's Serious: Shrink Ray Hits Beer

Although we’ve been covering the unpleasant phenomenon of the grocery shrink ray for a while, we’ve been slightly relieved that the shrinking products were things like soap, gum, and orange juice—not crucial staples of our existence. Not anymore, according to the Wall Street Journal: Bars and restaurants are shrinking their beers. The horror!

Grocery Shrink Ray Unleashes Its Fury On Safeway Bakery

Grocery Shrink Ray Unleashes Its Fury On Safeway Bakery

In an attempt to cut expenses on donuts and signage, this Safeway in Oakland, CA. reduced their “dozen” from 14 to 12, reader Leonard discovered. We would have preferred a new sign or no sign at all. The “14″ crossed out with a Sharpie simply mocks us.