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Sun-Maid Raisins Shortchanges Buyers - 1/3 Less Raisins in Six Pack
youtube ^ | April 25, 2012 | Walt Wayne

Posted on 07/30/2012 6:45:37 PM PDT by Heart-Rest

... how Sun-Maid made their raisins disappear ...

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: agriculture; bonomics; economy; foodsupply; raisins; sunmaid
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Sun-Maid Raisins snack packs (six packs) have gotten much smaller (1/3 less raisins), but the price remains exactly the same. (Just noticed this personally this week at Walmart, but apparently this first happened several months ago.)

This shady Sun-Maid substitution shuffle can also be seen as another sorry reflection on B.O.'s stinky economy, and might further be related in some way to today's workers in the California grape vineyards.

Be sure to make full use of your consumer discretion...

1 posted on 07/30/2012 6:45:51 PM PDT by Heart-Rest
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To: Heart-Rest

Just like everything else that we’re getting short changed with.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 6:50:24 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Kartographer

Need to readjust the storage preps.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Heart-Rest

Everybody is doing it; selling you less product for the same price.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 6:54:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: bgill

You are right. I heard a discussion earlier today about the same thing happening with potato chips.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 6:55:08 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

Actually, shrinking the package while keeping the price the same is not a new concept. Been going on for years, long before Obama came along. Consumer Reports often has articles about this.

One example: Cat litter. Used to buy the 16 pound size of scoopable litter. Then it shrank to 14 pounds. Now, it’s 13.5 pounds.

Of course, there are some companies which shrink the contents AND raise the price.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 6:55:08 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Heart-Rest

Everybody has been doing it for a couple of years, and it is going to get worse.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 6:56:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fatnotlazy
"Of course, there are some companies which shrink the contents AND raise the price."

Now that's brazen!

8 posted on 07/30/2012 6:57:55 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

They have to do it this way - if they just raised the price, it would show the true cost of inflation. Check how little is in a can of tuna, now (recently 5.5 ounces, now a flat 5 ounces. And I’m old enough to remember 6.5 ounce cans.) And surely you’ve noticed what happened to your roll of toilet paper.

My 64 ounce carton of orange juice is now in a 59 ounce jug.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 6:58:48 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: fatnotlazy

Same as dog food use to be 50lb bags then 44lb bags now they are 40lb bags.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 6:59:33 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Heart-Rest
have gotten much smaller (1/3 less raisins), but the price remains exactly the same

The were Obamasized

11 posted on 07/30/2012 7:00:57 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I wonder if bargain (store) brands are shrinking their product amounts also (for these raisin snack boxes and for other kinds of products).


12 posted on 07/30/2012 7:01:38 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: PAR35

I can see that I have to start paying a little closer attention to the things I’m buying.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 7:04:36 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

I normally don’t buy potato chips but have been this last month because of the kids. The bags are much smaller for the same price.

Last week, our local newspaper went to a smaller sized paper and it seemed to have the same amount of pages.

Can we expect our tax bill to be smaller, too?


14 posted on 07/30/2012 7:05:31 PM PDT by bgill
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To: PAR35

Tuna used to be 7.5 oz. I did a thread here a few months ago after checking some 1970 - 90s cookbooks just to make sure I was remembering correctly.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 7:08:13 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Heart-Rest

Like I said, they all are doing it. Even the store brands. What used to be a 16 oz can is now 14.5 oz. Remember ice cream used to be a half gallon carton? Now it is 1.5 to 1.75 quarts.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 7:09:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Heart-Rest

They don’t give you 2 scoops?


17 posted on 07/30/2012 7:12:08 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: frithguild
"The were Obamasized"

Apt term.

18 posted on 07/30/2012 7:13:14 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: bgill
"Can we expect our tax bill to be smaller, too?"

Now, that one I don't think we'll see any time soon. (At least not under B.O.).

19 posted on 07/30/2012 7:16:51 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: riverrunner

Right about the dog food. I have a 50 lb bag bought last summer that the dogs are allergic to. When I tried to take it back, they wouldn’t take it because the bags were 44 lbs. So, here it sits. I bought a 40 lb. bag with a 10% more bonus last week for more than the 50 lb. cost. Of course, that 10% “bonus” is just a gimmick since it equals the previous 44 lbs. These companies think their customers are so stupid.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 7:19:14 PM PDT by bgill
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To: jimfree
"They don’t give you 2 scoops?"

Yes, they do, but they are now using the sleek new downsized European scoops.

21 posted on 07/30/2012 7:19:46 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

22 posted on 07/30/2012 7:20:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Heart-Rest

I don’t see what’s wrong with taking scoops of grapes and drying them in an environmentally friendly fashion.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 7:23:45 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Daffynition

And remember also, ours is not to raisin why...


24 posted on 07/30/2012 7:26:05 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

Noticed my 5 pound bag of sugar seemed a little smaller. Not my imagination, its only 4 pounds.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 7:26:22 PM PDT by evaporation-plus
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To: Heart-Rest

Not sure where you can get these (if you still can) but Dole raisins are by far superior to the dried out Sun Maid raisins.


26 posted on 07/30/2012 7:26:27 PM PDT by netguide (Use this browser instead of Internet Exploder)
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To: Heart-Rest

The raisins don’t stay fresh for long either.


27 posted on 07/30/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: A Strict Constructionist
"I don’t see what’s wrong with taking scoops of grapes and drying them in an environmentally friendly fashion. "

Well, they are also using less cardboard and ink and other packaging materials, in an enhanced environmentally friendly fashion I guess.

28 posted on 07/30/2012 7:32:19 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

I buy Kroger raisins in the 12 oz or 24 oz vacuum pouch. Weight is weight unless they simply lie to me.....think I’ll take a pouch over to the produce scales and check it.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 7:35:32 PM PDT by citizen (It's no longer Obamacare. It's Robertscare now. He wanted it, he bought it, he owns it.nn)
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To: evaporation-plus
" Noticed my 5 pound bag of sugar seemed a little smaller. Not my imagination, its only 4 pounds."

Well, if you or someone in your family ever makes oatmeal cookies with sugar and raisins, you'll have to start making little tiny ones the size of nickels.

I don't think they will let us pay for these things with those little miniature "Monopoly" game dollars, do you?

30 posted on 07/30/2012 7:40:13 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

I’ll have to run out and get 5 pounds of flour to make those cookies, or maybe 4 pounds.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 7:43:53 PM PDT by evaporation-plus
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To: netguide
"Not sure where you can get these (if you still can) but Dole raisins are by far superior to the dried out Sun Maid raisins."

Thanks. (I don't remember seeing that brand lately, but I'll keep an eye out for them in the future.)

32 posted on 07/30/2012 7:44:08 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

I’ll have to run out and get 5 pounds of flour to make those cookies, or maybe 4 pounds ?


33 posted on 07/30/2012 7:44:48 PM PDT by evaporation-plus
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To: bgill

Most 5 lb bags of sugar are now 4 lbs too.


34 posted on 07/30/2012 7:44:56 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Heart-Rest
I've seen this happen with mixed nuts: 36 oz to 26 oz, no change in price
Beef Stew: 26 oz to 20oz, no change in price

And several others.

I've started putting on my grocery list the size I bought last time and the price. A real pain, but it beats getting screwed.

The mixed nuts price increase was 38%. That's hefty. But I found Planter's Mixed Nuts on Amazon for much less and free shipping.

35 posted on 07/30/2012 7:45:30 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: evaporation-plus
"I’ll have to run out and get 5 pounds of flour to make those cookies, or maybe 4 pounds."

And just remember to give smaller bags of them if you pack them in anyone's lunch, or smaller boxes of them if you give them to anybody as a gift, or if you donate them for a church function or something.

36 posted on 07/30/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

Many product packages have experienced product shrinkage, without a corresponding price shrinkage.

Probably due to global warming. That seems to cause most other world problems.

lol


37 posted on 07/30/2012 7:53:32 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: upchuck

You give us some great ideas. It sounds like it is worth the extra effort to do those things (tracking the store prices, and checking Amazon).


38 posted on 07/30/2012 7:55:32 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: upchuck

Some stuff is getting so small, I just skip it. I wonder if they know their product shrinking is having that effect with some? (I can’t be the only one)


39 posted on 07/30/2012 7:58:11 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: TomGuy
Yes, they say the icebergs are shrinking too due to global warming.

Maybe someone should notify Algore, so he can check out the connection...

40 posted on 07/30/2012 8:03:39 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: Heart-Rest

This decreasing size has been going on for years—can’t blame Obama for this.


41 posted on 07/30/2012 8:05:38 PM PDT by Mears
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To: riri
"Some stuff is getting so small, I just skip it. I wonder if they know their product shrinking is having that effect with some? (I can’t be the only one)"

That was actually one of my thoughts too when I learned about the raisins. I think I can live without those raisins...

(I have to relinquish this computer right now, but I'll check back later for any other reply posts from anyone.)

42 posted on 07/30/2012 8:11:20 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32)
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To: upchuck

In the late 70s, one could buy a 3-lb can (48 oz) of coffee. Over the years, coffee containers have gone through periodic downsizing. A couple of ounces here, a couple of ounces there.

Now, the can is about 27.5 ounces. That is a near 50% reduction.

In the late 70s that 3-lb of coffee cost about $8.99-12.99.


43 posted on 07/30/2012 8:11:44 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Heart-Rest

Bookmark


44 posted on 07/30/2012 8:14:13 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Heart-Rest

I noticed this too but the competitor was similarly re-sized as well. I bought the competitor anyway.


45 posted on 07/30/2012 8:34:43 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: bgill

Slice a potato, rinse, pat dry, throw it in the hot oil. Show the kids how they are made.

Incredibly cheap, incredibly good.


46 posted on 07/30/2012 8:42:04 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Heart-Rest

Just figure out unit prices (per ounce) and go from there.

...of course if you ‘learned’ math using calculators, it’s probably not worth the time.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 8:43:20 PM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: bgill
I've been paying attention to stockpiling various types of foodstuffs for the "collapse". Part of my rotating supplies were raisins, Sun-Maid in their sealed plastic containers. I also had a "brand-x" for comparison.

After three months in a dark, cool storage area, the Sun-Maid raisins had to be thrown out. They had developed some kind of weird rust-colored crystalized coating, almost fuzzy looking. The brand-x raisins still had that shiny, greasy look and appeared fine. Anyone else notice this poor shelf life with SM R's?

49 posted on 07/30/2012 9:08:43 PM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100

What is the brand x?


50 posted on 07/30/2012 9:12:23 PM PDT by bgill
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