Move Along, No Inflation Here Little Ones

Just got back from the local ShopRong. Daughter wants bow-tie pasta for dinner, “farfalle” I guess they call it, and as I was picking up a box I noticed the price seemed to be not so unreasonable.

Then my eagle-eyes noticed that the One Pound sized box now only contains 12 oz.



9 Responses to “Move Along, No Inflation Here Little Ones”

  1. JeffS says:

    Huh. Did the box actually SAY “One Pound” on the label? That might be consider false advertising.

    Just like Obama, now that I think about it.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    No, it said 12 oz but it seemed to be the traditional size.

  3. JeffS says:

    Yeah, you’ll see that on a lot of packaged foods now. The package *looks* the same, but it’s just a wee bit smaller. But the same price, or even higher. A deceptive practice, although I doubt it’s illegal.

    Caveat emptor remains in effect.

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Hope! Change! Invisible (to government only)Inflation!

    And, btw, that food portion bit has been going on in candy bars almost for generations. Not surprised others have taken it up.

  5. major dad says:

    You just noticed that Bing? Check out your other staples, it’s the norm now. A 10 pack of eggs is just around the corner.

  6. Kate P says:

    Ice cream cartons and pet food–that’s where they get sneaky, too.

  7. Dave E. says:

    Try to buy a 6 oz. can of tuna these days. That change happened at least a year ago though.

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh it happened with coffee years ago: the 1 lb pack became 13 oz then 11.5 now it’s 10. And the price has gone up.

    A thing of beauty.

  9. skh.pcola says:

    I went to the Winn Dixie here in Milton yesterday for the first time in months. I was shocked (shocked!) at the prices. Cheese, salad, and meats are substantially more expensive than I remember, while the canned goods seemed about the same. As higher energy prices push up the costs of inputs, prices are only going higher.

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