You’re Not Imagining It: Portions Are Getting Smaller in Some Packaged Foods
Have you noticed fewer chips in your bag of Doritos or maybe a little less juice in the carton? You’re not imagining it.
Business Insider reports that some companies have dealt with the high cost of agricultural goods and energy ... by giving the consumer less.
We are tightening our belts." - PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi
PepsiCo recently cut the amount of Tropicana orange juice you get in a large container by 7%.
Have you noticed a smaller amount of chips in your Doritos bag? You're not imagining that either. PepsiCo. has also admitted to reducing the contents by 2 ounces.
Before we write a scathing letter to PepsiCo, here's the bad news - they're not the only ones doing it. Kellogg, General Mills, Unilever, Wm. Wrigley Jr. and Procter & Gamble have all quietly reduced the amount of cereal, ice cream, gum, paper towels and toilet paper you get in a package.
Toilet paper too? That's the proverbial line in the sand.
As long as we're on the topic, what's the deal with aspirin? By the time you get the 6 layers of child-proof wrapping off, line up the little arrows, and remove a wad of cotton that could soak up the Falls - you're looking at 8 aspirin in the bottle.
source: Business Insider