Why Pay Less? Price Inflation = Food Deflation: “What really irritates people is that the sizes almost never go back up.”

I recently bought some chocolate chips for my wife's holiday baking and discovered that the former 10.0 oz. packages are now 9.5 oz.

Posted by snopercod at November 18, 2012 1:27 PM

It's the candy bar model writ large. The producers must assume that the dolts don't understand unit pricing.

Posted by Lazarus Long at November 18, 2012 2:34 PM

It's the candy bar model writ large. The producers must assume that the dolts don't understand unit pricing.

Posted by Lazarus Long at November 18, 2012 2:35 PM

Premium Saltines switched from a square cracker to a round cracker, did they switch back? (Because it was SO FREAKING STUPID TO MAKE THEM ROUND?)

Posted by Potsie at November 18, 2012 3:49 PM

If the company's costs increase they must reduce qty. or raise prices. More customers go postal over price increases so qty is reduced. Oh well.

Posted by Scott M at November 19, 2012 2:43 AM

Ummmm, folks: TANSTAAFL.

Posted by Dave at November 19, 2012 3:37 AM

Tuna was a decent value for protein compared to others, but has changed in my memory. I remember being able to get tuna out of the can only by using a fork. It was labeled 'chunk light', but the chunks were more than shavings and bits you get today. The larger pieces are sold for sushi would be my bet, as the unit price is higher.
Today, the amount of tuna left in the can after the water is pressed out is significantly less than it was before. By the way, the price seems to have more than doubled.
Tuna is no longer inexpensive.

Why am I not surprised? Government inflation figures exclude fuel and food price changes. Isn't that smart...

tom

Posted by tomw at November 19, 2012 8:46 AM

Still 12 eggs in a dozen. I'm waiting for the Obama dozen.

Posted by chuck at November 19, 2012 8:51 AM

Products getting smaller, government getting bigger. Hmmm... could it be that the size of a can of tuna is inversely proportional to the size of our government?

Posted by SteveS at November 19, 2012 2:39 PM
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