Tuesday, December 09, 2008

IT'S NOT WRONG, BUT IT SURE IS SNEAKY

The cesspool that is our economy means every facet of life is affected. We've noticed that several restaurants have new menus. We have also noticed that portions are smaller. When Skinny Kitty ordered a burger from the best burger place in town (in her humble opinion) she noticed the burger no longer met the bun, but was tucked deep inside. We also noticed that the weight of the burger is no longer listed on the menu.

The Today Show had a segment this morning on this very issue. Rather than raise prices, many companies are downsizing their product. Oftentimes the packaging is exactly the same. Skippy Peanut Butter was the big one. The package is identical, except for the new indentation in the bottom of the plastic bar. The new product is minus 2 ounces.

It is to be expected, but passing the new thing off as the old one is a tad sneaky.

Mouse Print
follows this kind of stuff, calling it the fine print.


2 comments:

Busplunge said...

Jack---between you and I (I'm tipping in at 245 lbs), the smaller portions ain't gonna hurt me but at least they could be honest about it.

Complaint Department Manager said...

I've noticed this for quite some time. It all started for me with the smaller Snicker bars at checkout AND in the bags you get for Halloween. Indeed dirty pool.