Size Matters

Posted Monday, June 16, 2014, at 11:21 AM
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  • You are right about newspaper pages. Many have gone through web width reductions to save paper costs. I believe it was 60" then 58", 54" and now some are at 50" and below.

    There are several marketing reasons that the box might change but it would be a real shocker if anyone was giving more for the money, so if you ever determine that, please let us know.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jun 16, 2014, at 3:40 PM
  • I have had to return to the store and buy addition ingredients for recipes...you use to get 16oz or 2 cups when buying pre-mixes or ingredients like raisins or nuts...now it's 12oz when most recipes call for 2 cups or a pound...it's more expensive to buy 2 packages each for items needed in a recipe...not to mention the excess that's not needed ...1 1/2 x the recipe now covers the upscaling but feeding only me here at the house does give me extra and a reason to share with my neighbors when I cook.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Mon, Jun 16, 2014, at 4:04 PM
  • And I guess that everyone has noticed that a one pound tub of margarine is only 15 ounces. I need to check but I think that if you buy the 2 half-pound set, they may still be 8 ounces each; at least they were still after the big tub drawdown.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Tue, Jun 17, 2014, at 3:28 PM
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