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« on: July 13, 2017, 09:53:16 AM »
Is it just me who keeps getting conned with this?
Chocolate bars are smaller but creep up in price. But the thing that really gets me is veg packets. I am stuck to mostly online shopping so I can't really see the size of the package.
I used to get casserole veg in a pack that was big enough for two lots. Now it's repackaged in a small carton but the same price.
The Chinese chicken drumsticks used to be good But now smaller amount and watery.
3 for 2 veg - not enough in the pack, six tomatoes, in one Pkt.
3 for 2 fruit - 3 small limes in one pkt

Meal deal of finest cottage pie - 3.50 each or 2 for 5 quid - so small that we will have to have one each so no bargain.
I might have saved a few quid on paper but these are tiny portions.

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 10:33:28 AM »
And they blame it on Brexit, and the value of the Euro, but the Euro has only changed a little, not the huge amounts they claim.

Incidentally, it's happening all over Europe too.

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 14:40:54 PM »
This has been happening all over america for years also it is so very frustrating :(

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 15:19:10 PM »
Do you remember when Wagon wheels were real wagon wheels not Go Cart wheels like today
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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 17:42:23 PM »
Just happened again! I very often have a cup of hot chocolate in the bath to escape a bit. Got some sachets of different flavours. They used to be good...One sachet to a big mug. Nope. Not today...One sachet to a tea cup  ::)

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 09:50:24 AM »
I refuse to buy such things. Seen the size of Toffee crisps? They're smaller than they were, when the "Fun size" bars first appeared.

Milky Ways are about the same size as blackjacks and Fruit salads used to be.

I also notice the con where buying the big packets actually works out more expensive has caught on.  >:(
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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 10:21:35 AM »
Mars bar: how many different sizes are there? I counted at least 9 in one shopping trip. with price per 100g varying a lot.

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 10:50:07 AM »
I buy Tesco's own just as good and a lot cheaper

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 13:21:40 PM »
Meat and potato pies used to be quite big. Meat pies were smaller.
Yesterday I put one of each on a plate and the only way I knew which was which was the crimping on the pastry  :o And they were individual wrapped so I had no idea till I opened them .
They need to stop this obsession with wrapping everything in foil sellophane and card pretending it's for freshness but actually it's so you can't see the size of the item.

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 09:53:13 AM »
Don't get me started on "New, improved recipe"...
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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 22:43:05 PM »
I always check the price per 100g these days. Own brand is  not always the cheapest, either!
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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 11:15:26 AM »
ASDA Ready Cooked King Prawn Flavour Tails

Last month 200g £1.10

Yesterday 170g £1.20..  more like "shrimpies" than "prawnies".. but their website says still 200g

That's a 29% increase in price! Brexit? No, they are made in India....

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 13:32:42 PM »
Sounds like they'll be part of ASDA's rollback in a couple of weeks, they have been caught putting prices up before Rollback before

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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 14:05:58 PM »
Sounds like they'll be part of ASDA's rollback in a couple of weeks, they have been caught putting prices up before Rollback before

They stuck at £1 for years under the original brand and now own-brand. I can't leave a comment on their site as I already left one last year... to say how variable they were.

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Re: Food sizes on
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 11:41:28 AM »
Waitrose isn't as expensive as you'd imagine, especially as they don't seem to go in for this kind of shenanigans.
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