Results for - Shrinkflation - products "have shrunken in size as a sneaky way for manufacturers to pass on a hidden price increase."

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With rising prices for basic goods and shortages of essentials making it harder to afford your everyday purchases, there's yet another covert way you're paying more for the same items in the grocery store. It's called "shrinkflation"

Back in November 2021, General Mills' family-size cereal boxes suffered a 1.2-ounce loss…and now Cocoa Pebbles and Quaker Life have followed suit. A box of Cocoa Pebbles has

1. Back in November 2021, General Mills' family-size cereal boxes suffered a 1.2-ounce loss…and now Cocoa Pebbles and Quaker Life have followed suit. A box of Cocoa Pebbles has "about a bowl" less cereal, and Life dropped 2.5 ounces. Have you noticed less cereal in boxes?

Yes
62%
1,241 votes
No
17%
343 votes
Undecided
5%
104 votes
Not Applicable
16%
312 votes
The newest edition of Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee comes in a 9.6-ounce container, nearly two ounces lighter than last month's. The two packages are identical, both even claiming to make the same amount of coffee, which most commenters conclude seems unlikely:

2. The newest edition of Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee comes in a 9.6-ounce container, nearly two ounces lighter than last month's. The two packages are identical, both even claiming to make the same amount of coffee, which most commenters conclude seems unlikely: "They are getting more out of each bean now. If you believe them." Do you think that less product can make the same amount of coffee?

Yes
11%
214 votes
No
66%
1,327 votes
Undecided
12%
237 votes
Not Applicable
11%
222 votes
Charmin Super Mega Toilet Paper now has only 366 sheets, even though it had 396 earlier this year. For reference of how the typical toilet paper roll has changed over the decades, the original single-ply Charmin of the 1960s had 650 sheets on a roll. Angel Soft suffered an even worse blow, with the Mega Roll going from 425 to 320 sheets per roll – while prices stayed the same. Have you noticed your toilet roll getting smaller?

3. Charmin Super Mega Toilet Paper now has only 366 sheets, even though it had 396 earlier this year. For reference of how the typical toilet paper roll has changed over the decades, the original single-ply Charmin of the 1960s had 650 sheets on a roll. Angel Soft suffered an even worse blow, with the Mega Roll going from 425 to 320 sheets per roll – while prices stayed the same. Have you noticed your toilet roll getting smaller?

Yes
56%
1,128 votes
No
27%
531 votes
Undecided
10%
193 votes
Not Applicable
7%
148 votes
Arm & Hammer detergent, which claims that 67.5 ounces can clean the same 50 loads of laundry as the previous jug of 75 ounces. It's difficult to understand how this could be the case. Do you think this is a true claim?

4. Arm & Hammer detergent, which claims that 67.5 ounces can clean the same 50 loads of laundry as the previous jug of 75 ounces. It's difficult to understand how this could be the case. Do you think this is a true claim?

Yes
14%
280 votes
No
58%
1,162 votes
Undecided
20%
398 votes
Not Applicable
8%
160 votes
Tillamook decreased the size of its ice-cream cartons from 56 ounces to 48 ounces. It said that it didn't make the decision lightly, but that if it didn't make it cartons smaller it would have had to hike up prices because of rising ingredients costs. Do you believe this claim?

5. Tillamook decreased the size of its ice-cream cartons from 56 ounces to 48 ounces. It said that it didn't make the decision lightly, but that if it didn't make it cartons smaller it would have had to hike up prices because of rising ingredients costs. Do you believe this claim?

Yes
37%
731 votes
No
35%
691 votes
Undecided
18%
367 votes
Not Applicable
11%
211 votes
07/04/2022 Products 1979 By: Hulagirl56
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