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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2012, 04:44:10 PM »
Have you noticed that soy is in virtually everything these days? Can't by any premixed foods because of it.

If only the producers of the staples we usually purchase would have stood their ground and just raised the prices instead of shrinking the container, people could have seen first hand at what was transpiring. The value of the almighty dollar is fictional at best and the people needed to see what was happening but instead the manufacturers just helped the government pull the wool over our eyes. ::outrage::

We stay away from most pre-mixed food because of all the crap, including soy, that's in it.  Surely you've taken a look at the ingredient list on bread these days, despite the delicious bread that can be made of flour, salt, yeast and water.  Period.

And as to your second point, I agree; I'd rather the prices had been raised instead of "hiding" the smaller amount of the item via the packaging.

Around Christmas, I noticed Reese's advertising the "Now NEW Reese's Minis" (teeny-size peanut butter cups), and "with no wrapping!", like they were a such a novelty.  Lemme see:  a lot less candy in each piece and no wrapping to boot; yea! what a concept!  Are people so lazy as to not want to have to be *burdened* with having to undo the wrapper and/or having done so, having to eat the whole thing?  Because it's not like a regular sized Reese's Cup is more than one bite anymore either.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2012, 06:38:49 PM »
We went to one of our favorite restaurants with another couple last night. The four of us usually try to double-date there once or twice a year, and we've been doing it for several years. We all universally settled on the garlic-parmesan crusted shrimp appetizer after the first time we went there together, and it is a tradition now that we start the meal off sharing that. Last night the portion was halved, but the price was basically the same as it has always been.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #102 on: February 12, 2012, 07:10:37 PM »
Have you noticed that soy is in virtually everything these days? Can't by any premixed foods because of it.

If only the producers of the staples we usually purchase would have stood their ground and just raised the prices instead of shrinking the container, people could have seen first hand at what was transpiring. The value of the almighty dollar is fictional at best and the people needed to see what was happening but instead the manufacturers just helped the government pull the wool over our eyes. ::outrage::

We stay away from most pre-mixed food because of all the crap, including soy, that's in it.  Surely you've taken a look at the ingredient list on bread these days, despite the delicious bread that can be made of flour, salt, yeast and water.  Period.

And as to your second point, I agree; I'd rather the prices had been raised instead of "hiding" the smaller amount of the item via the packaging.

Around Christmas, I noticed Reese's advertising the "Now NEW Reese's Minis" (teeny-size peanut butter cups), and "with no wrapping!", like they were a such a novelty.  Lemme see:  a lot less candy in each piece and no wrapping to boot; yea! what a concept!  Are people so lazy as to not want to have to be *burdened* with having to undo the wrapper and/or having done so, having to eat the whole thing?  Because it's not like a regular sized Reese's Cup is more than one bite anymore either.

I was at a friend's house one day sharing a laugh about our kids' expectations when I said my kids will say there's nothing to eat when the pantry is stuffed to the gills because they're in too much of a hurry to make anything. She laughed and said she knew what I meant and flung open her pantry to reveal what looked to me like a grocery store--it was jam packed with boxes of prepared "foods" that all one had to do was microwave.  I'd never seen anyone's home shelves that full of stuff like that.

I didn't say anything but when I say my kids would have 'to make" it I meant it.
If we'd been at my home when I opened my pantry she would have seen food that you actually have to cook to eat. Beans, rice, noodles, flour, sugar,etc.....

I joke with my kids (but only just) that I hate cooking but I refuse to eat or serve the crap they sell in pretty little packages.

Speaking of bread, what exactly is a "dough conditioner"?  One would think it's the two hands I use to mix and knead.

Pan, you mentioned the mini Reeses a few months ago and I can't see a commerical without thinking of you.  :)
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #103 on: February 12, 2012, 09:02:49 PM »
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Speaking of bread, what exactly is a "dough conditioner"?  One would think it's the two hands I use to mix and knead.

 ::rolllaughing::

Gee.  I dunno what my Grandmother did without "dough conditioner", having to do a weekly bread-bake for FOURTEEN.

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Pan, you mentioned the mini Reeses a few months ago and I can't see a commerical without thinking of you.  Smiley

I hope they're happy thoughts.   ;D
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #104 on: February 12, 2012, 09:04:38 PM »


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Pan, you mentioned the mini Reeses a few months ago and I can't see a commerical without thinking of you.  Smiley

I hope they're happy thoughts.   ;D
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #105 on: February 13, 2012, 10:56:12 AM »
We stay away from most pre-mixed food because of all the crap, including soy, that's in it.  Surely you've taken a look at the ingredient list on bread these days, despite the delicious bread that can be made of flour, salt, yeast and water.  Period.

And as to your second point, I agree; I'd rather the prices had been raised instead of "hiding" the smaller amount of the item via the packaging.

Around Christmas, I noticed Reese's advertising the "Now NEW Reese's Minis" (teeny-size peanut butter cups), and "with no wrapping!", like they were a such a novelty.  Lemme see:  a lot less candy in each piece and no wrapping to boot; yea! what a concept!  Are people so lazy as to not want to have to be *burdened* with having to undo the wrapper and/or having done so, having to eat the whole thing?  Because it's not like a regular sized Reese's Cup is more than one bite anymore either.
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I suppose those unwrapped candy pieces are especially inviting now that you do not have to use tweezers to pull any wrapping off. Reeses has always been a favorite. I have bee reluctant to buy anything with the smaller packaging unless a coupon is available with a special sale because I just hate getting ripped off. More to the point I hate buying smaller packaged goods for the "same" price as larger package.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #106 on: April 05, 2012, 07:43:03 AM »
I guess somebody woke the hell up and visited a grocery store for the first time since coming out of the coma...

Food inflation seen back on the table as prices rise
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/04/food-fao-idUSL6E8F42J520120404

Oh, the UN, that explains the coma...

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #107 on: April 05, 2012, 09:51:47 AM »
Since January I've noticed price jumps of 50 cents to a dollar at a time on items.  No few cents here and there.  A few months ago I went to buy a spice in jar that I buy fairly often for 2.99.  I'd bought it in December and discovered that in January it was now 3.99.  Then I noticed they had raised all their spices by a dollar.  Since then I've seen the same thing on a number of things I regularly purchase.

However, soda products like Pepsi and Coke seem to always be on sale at the stores I go to.  Corn syrup must still be cheap.


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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #108 on: April 05, 2012, 10:02:34 AM »
Pepsi is almost always on sale where I live. Coke, not so much. Plus they advertise global warming/save the polar bear crap on their products now so screw them.

The increase in the cost of everything (but especially food) is going to have a very definite effect on the way that people behave in the coming months. I would look to dramatic changes in summer vacation plans. There is also going to be a big hit on Christmas season shopping trends.

People are going to be forced to do more with less...spending less because of the need to deal with the necessities of life. Less disposable income. Which will lead to a loss of employment...which will drive down GDP...which will begin the second recession.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #109 on: April 05, 2012, 11:31:19 AM »
In my neck of the woods the price of meat has really shot up the past several months.

I agree Trap that there are a lot of ripples left to go through industries, this recession is not ending anytime soon.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #110 on: May 01, 2012, 12:25:31 PM »
So at our house we buy dish soap once a year (there's a sale we take advantage of in our area that happens once a year). Anyway, last year the bottles of dish soap came in 10.3 oz sizes for $.99. This year, from the same company and for the same price we get 9.0 oz bottles. We still have two bottles left over from last year and are therefore, able to directly compare the bottles.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #111 on: May 01, 2012, 01:24:06 PM »
I suspect a lot of people don't notice -- or think something is fishy, but aren't sure of what -- if they've no previously purchased spare on hand for comparison purposes or unless they're deliberately paying close attention.

I get huge bundles of toilet tissue from BJ's and I just recently noticed that while the rolls are just as fat, they're not as wide.  Stood side by side, the newer rolls are about half an inch shorter.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #112 on: May 01, 2012, 03:15:49 PM »
 And yet the economy is doing better.   ::danceban:: ::danceban:: ::danceban::

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #113 on: May 01, 2012, 07:12:50 PM »
And yet the economy is doing better.   ::danceban:: ::danceban:: ::danceban::

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #114 on: May 02, 2012, 07:05:21 AM »
And yet the economy is doing better.   ::danceban:: ::danceban:: ::danceban::

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 If you don't include food and fuel in saying that.

Ahh yes, what the Leading Indicators of the Economy (LIE) say are non-essentials to the official calculation!

Apparently they think we all are as stupid as some of us look!
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #115 on: May 03, 2012, 06:19:09 AM »
And yet the economy is doing better.   ::danceban:: ::danceban:: ::danceban::

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 If you don't include food and fuel in saying that.

Ahh yes, what the Leading Indicators of the Economy (LIE) say are non-essentials to the official calculation!

Apparently they think we all are as stupid as some of us look!

That's because most of Us are that stupid. Those of us that aren't to bright look to the government to tell us the truth rather than look at what's left in their wallet.....oh wait, I mean government issued food card. If they had to work for that money they would revolt and we all know why they are firmly planted in the government's pouch.....handouts, if they stop getting them then they'd have to fend for themselves. The regime knows this fact well and will continue to fund until the RINO's grow a set. ::gaah::
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #116 on: May 03, 2012, 07:05:48 AM »
Yeah, not going to hold my breath on that RINO set-growing thing!

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #117 on: May 03, 2012, 08:05:27 AM »
Yeah, not going to hold my breath on that RINO set-growing thing!

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Quite right, because a RINO is nothing more than a progressive with an (R) next to its name. It wants the exact same thing as a progressive with (D) next to its name - only it wants to do it a bit more slowly that then (D).
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #118 on: May 03, 2012, 10:51:05 AM »
Yeah, not going to hold my breath on that RINO set-growing thing!

 ::unknowncomic::

Quite right, because a RINO is nothing more than a progressive with an (R) next to its name. It wants the exact same thing as a progressive with (D) next to its name - only it wants to do it a bit more slowly that then (D).

Yeah.  Did ya catch my update to the "Forward" thread?  You might be interested to hear Romney's words...   ::)

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #119 on: June 08, 2012, 05:19:08 PM »
The King is Dead! Long Live Federal Nutrition Standards?

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The news is out – the king is dead. The king size Snickers bar will no longer be offered after 2013 as candy company Mars Inc. decides to voluntarily discontinue bars over 250 calories.

It’s all part of the fight against obesity. That’s also the reasoning behind the Walt Disney Company‘s announcement with Michelle Obama this week that only foods aligning closer to federal guidelines will be advertised on it’s channels starting in 2015.

Of course, this is the company that offers the “Kitchen Sink” treat at its resorts.

A treat that features hot fudge, butterscotch, peanut butter, 8 scoops of ice cream, cookies, cake, chocolate syrup, a whole can of whipped cream and so much more.

It’s interesting that a company that offers a sweet treat of this magnitude wants it’s advertisers to offer food aligned with federal standards in order to advertise on Disney stations.

I wonder what would inspire them to do that? It’s like telling certain presidential candidates that the individual mandate in their health care plans won’t work, but then putting an individual mandate in your presidential plan.

Isn’t it?
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