View Full Version : smaller ice cream containers - again
05-23-2008, 11:58 PM
I noticed at the grocery store today that they've done it again! Why do the ice cream companies keep reducing the size of the containers on us? Ok, I know why, but I don't like it! If only they'd reduce the price as well, but clearly this is not going to happen. And they're sneaky - they change the product packaging to try to distract us from the fact that the carton is smaller. Grrrrr! Annoying.
That is all. I am now off to enjoy a smaller bowl of Cookies N Cream.
05-24-2008, 10:09 AM
One of these days, they will try to convince us a pint has 12 servings. Yeah, right.
05-24-2008, 11:39 AM
It is confusing for recipes that call for a half gallon of ice cream (some easy dessert recipes I was looking at last week). Is stood there looking at all the 1.75 quart packages and wondering if that would work just as well.
05-24-2008, 02:19 PM
Green Mountain Coffee has just done the same thing with their K-Cups.
They raised the price by about a dollar and took one cup out of the box of 25.
So, for $11.50 we get 24 cups instead of 25 for $10.50-- How is this serving us better?
05-25-2008, 12:16 AM
The mini-pizzas I used to love from Costco have been reduced in size by almost half. And the price went up. And I do not like them as much. I would say the box is about the same size - just half full of air!
My shampoo was rebottled and they changed the shape of the bottle - and the size! Sneaky. Not only do I pay more for less but I can hardly open the new bottle. So I pour the new bottle into the old one.
05-25-2008, 01:27 PM
All very good reasons to start buying the gallon size containers of ice cream at the grocery store like my parents did. Besides-you can use the plastic container afterwards for storage.
05-25-2008, 09:34 PM
I KNOW! I bought some the other day and the gallon is no longer a gallon, and it was more expensive. Do they think we won't notice? What a rip off, I was very upset about that!
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