LiveCheap has scoured the grocery aisles to discover 9 products that have been reduced by the ubiquitous grocery shrink ray.
One of the products on the shrinking block is Folgers Coffee, which went from a pound to… less than a pound:
Coffee was the original shrinkage sinner many years ago. Once sold in 16 ounce cans (You know, a “Pound of Coffee!”). The industry got creative with escalating coffee prices. Our friends at Folgers and Maxwell House dropped their coffee from 16 ounces to 13 ounces but conveniently explained that the 13 ounces would make the same amount of coffee as the original package because they “puffed” the granules. Sure, if you just make the coffee weaker, you won’t notice the difference. That wasn’t good enough and now their pound of coffee is a tiny 11 to 11.5 ounces for a whopping 30% reduction. Of course, they didn’t bother to change the size of the can so you just get to pay for more air.
Other victims include Haagen Dazs ice cream, StarKist tuna, Tropicana orange juice and Farmer John sausage links.
Which shrink ray victims bother you the most?
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