|Forum topic by DS||posted 12-23-2011 01:31 AM||2494 views||0 times favorited||51 replies|
12-23-2011 01:31 AM
My wife asked me to pick up a new vacumm cleaner belt at the Target during my lunch break today.
Anyways, while I was waiting in line to check out with my single item, I noticed the lady behind me loading her groceries onto the conveyor. She had the oddest milk container I ever saw. I said, “That is an odd looking milk container”. To which she replied, “it was the only 1% milk they had.” I asked, “Is that even a full gallon?” “No,” she said, “its only 3 quarts made to look like it’s a gallon.”
What the heck is going on here? I kept quiet when a half-gallon of ice cream became 1.85 quarts, then 1.75 quarts. Look today and you’ll see they’re now selling them at 1.5 quarts! OUTRAGEOUS!
My questions is this; Do you suppose, once a half gallon carton of ice cream is reduced down to a pint, will they re-introduce the half gallon size again?
Don’t even get me started on the cheese. I love a good Ham and Swiss melt as well at the next guy. They used to sell a 8 slice package that was 8 ounces. That same 8 slices is now 6 ounces and costs more!
The down side is that now, my new “deli-thin sliced” (actually printed on the package like that—as if it were a GOOD thing) makes a weak Ham and Swiss! I have to use two slices!
Do the food producers think they are fooling anyone? It has gotten rediculous! You have to look to see if the half gallon of orange juice is still a half gallon! MOST of it isn’t! 1.75 quarts is the new half gallon. And tommorrow it will be 1.5 quarts.
Does this piss anybody else off? Who do we call about this! If they can screw around with a gallon of milk, WHAT’S NEXT?
In the end it is all about GREED and Money. They are effectively RAISING PRICES without looking like they are raising prices. IT IS DISHONEST AND I WISH THEY CUT IT OUT!
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