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Any time the package gets a major change, you can be sure of one thing- you are getting less product.
Zest soap made a major change in the soap bar design, which reduced the volume of product by about 40%. AND they added so much more inert filler (an additive that take up space, but doesn't do anything except replace product) that when I dropped the soap in the bathtub, instead of mooshing over, the bar broke. Meaning that there wasn't enough soap in the bar to hold it together.
Canned "Bumble Bee" Solid White Albacore:
Before - Net Wt. 7 oz (198g); Dr. Wt. 5.1 oz (144g)
Now - Net Wt. 5 oz (142g); Dr. Wt. 4oz (113g)
It's not just the size that is changing. The toothpaste we USED to use had so much water added to it that the toothpaste would only stay on the brush for a few seconds before DRIPPING OFF. When we changed brands, I called the 800 number on the package. The rep denied that the toothpaste was watered down.
The cat litter we used had a lot less of the odor control crystals.
The list goes on and on.
"Shrinking" has been escalating for the past 6-8 years and not a real peep from the mass media. Now why exactly would the bought and paid for media not cover a story this big? Answer: Inflation is bad for politics and the party who's been telling you how wonderful everything is and how you're just not seeing things clearly as they blow smoke into your eyes. Fact is, inflation has been skyrocketing recently. Its taken the form of smaller sizes, lower quality, fillers, byproducts, reducing key ingredients down to their bare minimum label requirements, moving prodcution overseas, etc. I'm one who knows- I've consulted for many major brands these past years and that is how they are "maintaining profits" as their sales numbers plummet. And why exactly is the market still up? Con #2.
Boils down to this: its all one big con being played on the multitude of American zombies who believe anything their "elected" officials say, via the bought and paid for media who tell them what to believe. Americans have lost the ability to call BS, BS and act. I.e. you allowed yourselves to be neutered.
Need another example. Gasoline is up $.80/gal in just 3 weeks and not a peep from the media. Remember the negative press the previous administration received when gas went up $.25/gal in a month. It was a conspiracy by those evil republicans to keep energy prices high. Too bad the media couldn't continue their resolve under this administration that's seen dollars added to the price of a gallon of gas.
It's all one big con, and you'all are the patsies. It ends when you grow a pair and fight back.
Will they ever get us if we go to the metric system when we are trying to figure yards to meters and gallons to liters.
Recipe's have always been designed to serve four. Now it 3 and a half.
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