We were watching Nightline the other night and what we saw kind of shocked us. Knowing how bad things are right now, it didn’t really surprise us but shocked a little bit nonetheless. Now me, I wouldn’t even have noticed it but now I will look.
Apparently everything from toilet paper to cereal to milk to juices and a lot of other things are getting smaller. They showed two boxes off the same shelf of the same product in the store and you can’t even notice unless you lay them on the sides and look at the bottom. It’s not a huge difference but they are smaller. They are just switching them and not saying anything. Unless your a real eagle eye, I’ll bet you wouldn’t have noticed. They are even doing it with things like bars of soap and toiletries. It’s not just the boxes either. They are doing it to plastic bottles of drinks as well as laundry detergents and a lot of other liquids and things like peanut butter and jams.
What bothers me about this is the secrecy around it. I know that production right now costs much more as well as shipping and all the other costs but when they add more product to a box of say, crackers, there’s a big 30% more in this box or big huge letters telling us we are getting a little more bang for our buck but this has been swept under the carpet. That’s what bothers me about it. It’s almost sneaky.
I don’t mind the little costs of “inflation” but I don’t like feeling cheated. What about you? Have you seen this or did you know? Or does it not bother you like it did me? Groceries have gone sky high.