Have you ever read The Consumerist's posts on the incredible grocery shrink ray? They are logging the downsizing of grocery products across the US. I have one to add to their list:
I recently bought two cartons of ice cream at my local King Soopers - one a German Chocolate cake and the other a chocolate Moose tracks carton. However when I took them out of the freezer I noticed that the German chocolate one was .25 pints larger than the Moose Tracks carton. I remembered the shrink ray posts and figured one was newer than the other. This is true, however, the one that is newer is not in the way you might think..... the smaller one is the older one and the bigger carton is the newer one!
Now I have two questions to determine this mystery:
1. Is Private Selection reversing their shrink ray based on consumer outcry?
2. Are the German Chocolate cake ice cream lovers worthy of more ice cream than the Moose Track ice cream lovers?
No matter the answers, the task of taking a look at the fine print can both be educational in the value you can receive and humorous, as in "what the heck are they thinking".