Skip to comments.Sun-Maid Raisins Shortchanges Buyers - 1/3 Less Raisins in Six Pack
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 ...
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...
Just like everything else that we’re getting short changed with.
Need to readjust the storage preps.
Everybody is doing it; selling you less product for the same price.
You are right. I heard a discussion earlier today about the same thing happening with potato chips.
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.
Everybody has been doing it for a couple of years, and it is going to get worse.
Now that's brazen!
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.
Same as dog food use to be 50lb bags then 44lb bags now they are 40lb bags.
The were Obamasized
I wonder if bargain (store) brands are shrinking their product amounts also (for these raisin snack boxes and for other kinds of products).
I can see that I have to start paying a little closer attention to the things I’m buying.
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?
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.
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.
They don’t give you 2 scoops?
Now, that one I don't think we'll see any time soon. (At least not under B.O.).
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.
Yes, they do, but they are now using the sleek new downsized European scoops.
I don’t see what’s wrong with taking scoops of grapes and drying them in an environmentally friendly fashion.
And remember also, ours is not to raisin why...
Noticed my 5 pound bag of sugar seemed a little smaller. Not my imagination, its only 4 pounds.
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.
The raisins don’t stay fresh for long either.
Well, they are also using less cardboard and ink and other packaging materials, in an enhanced environmentally friendly fashion I guess.
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.
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?
I’ll have to run out and get 5 pounds of flour to make those cookies, or maybe 4 pounds.
Thanks. (I don't remember seeing that brand lately, but I'll keep an eye out for them in the future.)
I’ll have to run out and get 5 pounds of flour to make those cookies, or maybe 4 pounds ?
Most 5 lb bags of sugar are now 4 lbs too.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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)
Maybe someone should notify Algore, so he can check out the connection...
This decreasing size has been going on for years—can’t blame Obama for this.
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.)
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.
I noticed this too but the competitor was similarly re-sized as well. I bought the competitor anyway.
Slice a potato, rinse, pat dry, throw it in the hot oil. Show the kids how they are made.
Incredibly cheap, incredibly good.
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.
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?
What is the brand x?
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