Sadly, yogurt companies aren't the only merchants doing it. All products are shrinking:
- Recently canned tuna went from 6 ¾ ounces to 6 ounces to 5 ounces.
- Kellogg's Raisin Bran, once 22 ounces, shrank to 18 ounces, than to 16 ounces, and then again to 15 ounces.
- Dishwashing liquid, which was once 16 ounces, decreased to 14 ounces before going to 12 ounces, then 11-and now 10.3 ounces. Are they kidding!
- 16 ounces of tomatoes and other cans of fruit and vegetables are today only 15 ounces.
- 5 pounds of Domino sugar is now sold as 4 pounds.
- 32 ounces of Hellmann's mayonnaise is now 30 ounces.
- 16 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips are down to 12 ounces. I don't think Nestle's is trying to help me prevent cavities, do you?
- One pound of ground coffee is only 13 ounces. Yesterday I saw a Folger's can at 11.3 ounces.
- 250 Kleenexes are now boxes of only 100 … while prices are still going up.
1. Compare unit prices between brands and sizes to find the cheapest one.
2. Buy store brands (before they shrink). Certain products like flour, sugar and dried beans are indistinguishable from a name brand.
3. Check drugstore chains. Walgreens and Rite Aid have weekly sales on food and paper goods.
4. Stock up on stapes when they go on sale.
5. Buy in bulk when it makes sense. Only if you use enough of a product, and it has a long shelf life is it a bargain.