Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shrinking dairy products



Is this disguised inflation? A recession coping technique? Just wondering.

I probably wouldn't have noticed the smaller containers if there hadn't been a few of the "older" ones still in the fridge.

When we were living in Al Ain something similar happened with our Danish butter. A few months after the Danish cartoon controversy and subsequent boycotts, when Danish dairy products could once again be found on the shelves of our local grocery stores, we noticed that the blocks of butter for sale were smaller. No longer could we buy the standard half cup/114 gram sticks of butter--the new butter was 100 grams.

1 comment:

Angela said...

We've noticed smaller ice cream cartons. I showed Dan your post, and he said, "Yes, it's inflation!" I think I've noticed a difference in bags of chips too.