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RexCollumSilvarum 83 points ago +83 / -0

"Shrinkflation" has subtly been ravaging the working class for decades.

People remember the numbers on the price tags more easily than the amount inside the package, so they don't feel it as keenly.

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Nainya 42 points ago +44 / -2

Here is germany every product in a grocery store has a "price per 100g" or similar listed.

People still too dumb to understand...

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K3719er 31 points ago +31 / -0

Alot of price tags in ths US also have a "Price per ounce listed, but it's most easily noticed on meats here since it's one of the few things Americans still purchase by weight instead of volume.

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R-A-T-S- 19 points ago +19 / -0

Though that Price per - X changes sometimes. Which is really annoying. Went to buy allumin foil. There was price per sheet, price per weight and price per square feet. Three different things for like four products.

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VoidWanderer 4 points ago +4 / -0

They do that with things like spices as well. It's done on purpose to make the ones that cost more but give you less seem just as competitive as those that are cheaper and you get more.

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Whitespace 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Hm, I notice you're selling foil by price per square inch."

"Just keeping inflation down sir."

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they-see-me-trollin 4 points ago +4 / -0

fresh packaged meat is charged by weight and it says the price per pound right on the package.

frozen and pre-packaged usually do not disclose per-pound pricing.

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resoluteAction 2 points ago +2 / -0

And yet cattle ranchers are receiving all time low compensation for meat.

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rufrignkidnme 2 points ago +2 / -0

I wish these farmers would form a co-op and begin selling half and whole cows to the public directly. I

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resoluteAction 1 point ago +1 / -0

The biggest problem is transporting the cattle. I believe this industry lends itself to consolidation because of regional markets. But if the government denied the industry access to easy capital for mergers the problem wouldn't exist and it can be unwound through anti trust action.

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Frostyfries 2 points ago +2 / -0

They have it here in the US too, but again it's the same issue. It's easier to remember 2/$4.00 than 23.7 cents per oz.

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DeutscherPATRIOT 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fuck germany!
Imagine having to pay 20k € (basic version wothout anything, just an engine and 4 wheels) up to over 40k € for a compact car (VW Golf) being declared as no inflation because it now has better X and Y compared to the 1980 version for 4k € (8k DM) you paid 40 years ago.
Meanwhile the average Michel is like "OH WOW THEY ARE RIGHT WE HAVE ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND A 100€ CHINA TABLET IN THE MIDDLE NOWADAYS, IT'S CLEALY WORTH PAYING 10 TIMES MORE NOW", meanwhile the wages stagnate for decades and no one gives a fuck.

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mnguy12000 2 points ago +2 / -0

Song gotta wear shades". Gotta a job waiting for my graduation. 50k a year buys lot a beer.... lol that is average house hold income 30 years later.

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NippleSalad 2 points ago +2 / -0

We have that here in the US too in larger chains, price per unit is usually at the bottom of the tag

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BewareOfThePug 14 points ago +14 / -0

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37907167.amp

The shrunk tolberone is hilarious, what were they thinking.

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R-A-T-S- 15 points ago +15 / -0

So its went from mountain range to a tire shreader.

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SupremeDearLeader2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Mmmmmmmmm, I love my government issue mealworm paste ration !!

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R-A-T-S- 2 points ago +2 / -0

In the future, you'll wish that is what you had.

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AHonkTooFar 6 points ago +6 / -0

Looks more like tank traps than peaks lol

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cloud8521 3 points ago +3 / -0

funnily enough the nickname for anti tank triangles is toblerones lol

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AHonkTooFar 1 point ago +1 / -0

Really? Kek. Well there you have it.

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Jimboslice73 2 points ago +2 / -0

Look at the Cadbury Egg. Major shrink.

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BewareOfThePug 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes used to be the size of a real egg.

Also moved away from the premium dairy milk formulation for the chocolate.

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TheOutlawPepeWales 11 points ago +12 / -1

It's also not being properly calculated in the CPI, again because of the lockdowns. The government is manufacturing this crisis and instead of providing a COLA so the elderly on Social Security can buy another can of bugs they're spending our tax dollars on torturing puppies and recruiting eunuchs for the imperial court.

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Tunk 7 points ago +7 / -0

I remember growing up in good old NZ, a kilo/2lb of mince was $10.
Now I'm older and in australia, 500g/1lb of mince is $10-12.

Lord help you if you want offcuts/offal now, used to be cheap as dirt but now its pushing $30-$80 per kilo, for the most nutritious parts of the animal that maybe 1 in 50 people know how to actually cook now days.

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Bullwinkle 5 points ago +5 / -0

Have you purchased a pack of Fig Newton’s lately? I swear the cookies shrunk.

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SouthernParadise 12 points ago +12 / -0

Everything has shrunk. I remember dog food was 50lb bags. Then it was 40lbs. Then it was 28lbs. Now it’s 23lbs. Same price as when it was 50lbs though. Chip bags are hilarious. I have a family of 6. Ive always known exactly how much of something I was buying. It’s the same price on a lot of stuff, just less of it. And in some cases less of it and the price went up too.

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Cesare_Borgia 2 points ago +2 / -0

Cereal too. The Cheerios box has stayed the same size or even grown. But the amount of product inside has shrank.

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Jimboslice73 1 point ago +1 / -0

Then they bring back the 50 lb bag & market it as if your getting a great deal. I saw a 50 lb bag of Pedigree at WalMart the other night

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sanitaryshaver 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fig Newton. Singular.

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MAGASQUAD 33 points ago +33 / -0

All of our money is worth less since Joe Biden took office.

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MotherOf13Furbabies 3 points ago +3 / -0

Not since WWI has that Walking Deadster been 'inflated'

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bannedninjabit 22 points ago +22 / -0

I wish I could buy a pack of ground beef that big.

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Donger-Lord2 7 points ago +8 / -1

You can always make one. And isn’t it always odd that tiny miniature things are awaits super expensive?

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bannedninjabit 5 points ago +5 / -0

Buy local, and It is. ( Or home grown )

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TheEvacuator 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah sure, let me get some cows.

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bannedninjabit 2 points ago +2 / -0

That would be a step in the right direction.

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TheEvacuator 1 point ago +1 / -0

Moo.

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Whitespace 3 points ago +3 / -0

Like in those Michelin star restaurants.

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MotherOf13Furbabies 1 point ago +1 / -0

Must feed her brain according to its size, no?

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TheEvacuator 3 points ago +3 / -0

Inflation is only for the peasants, doesn't affect the elites.

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WarGreymon77 18 points ago +18 / -0

I've noticed the portion sizes shrink a lot at the casual dining chains. It doesn't look like it in the pictures, but you see it on your plate.

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10MeV 8 points ago +8 / -0

Meals at restaurants have shot up. My wife and I used to eat out at a common "plate glass" restaurant for about $20 including tip. Just 2 years ago, this was normal. Then covid, shutdowns, Biden chaos, and now Bidinflation.

It runs us $30-40 now. A medium pizza, 2 side salads, and a beer is over $40.

I'm watching my retirement nest egg lose value by the day, despite being well invested.

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covok48 1 point ago +2 / -1

Yeah, we just don’t eat out anymore. One of the perks of this scamdemic in my opinion.

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easyonthefiber 15 points ago +15 / -0

They've been doing this for years in a subtle way. For example, "pints" of beer have traditionally been 16oz. Several years ago (maybe even as far back as early 2000s) stores started selling "pints" in thick-bottomed glasses that were the same physical dimensions as a 16oz mug, but were actually 14oz due to the thicker base.

There are other examples too: Graham Cracker packs from the store are slightly smaller and fewer per box, cereal boxes have gotten smaller while remaining the same price, sandwich shops more strictly measure the meat you receive, etc.

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Quietam_Unum 11 points ago +11 / -0

"pints" of beer have traditionally been 16oz

Anybody remember one pound cans of coffee? Martinson used to be the last company that pud 16 ounces in the can. And that was a long time ago.

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easyonthefiber 7 points ago +7 / -0

Good 'ol #10 tin cans. Sysco used to deliver everything in those babies. From pudding to coffee!

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OtisTheTownDrunk 5 points ago +5 / -0

I also remember when sugar was sold in 5lb bags, now it's 4lb bags, that happened long ago too.

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Jimboslice73 2 points ago +2 / -0

I found Folgers at Sam's Club an actual 3lb container of coffee.

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RexCollumSilvarum 7 points ago +7 / -0

This is another way that inflation is hidden.

There was an investigation into consumer prices in Japan that was done by government shills: they looked at point-of-sale terminals and what the prices were for various product codes. They recorded whether each UPC had a higher, lower, or the same price.

But if the UPCs stay the same, with less material inside the package, they can actually disguise a price increase as if it were a lower price!

Imagine paying $1.99 for 24 cookies, then there's a New Package!! which has empty plastic walls in place of one row of the cookies, and you get 20 for $1.89.

You're paying more per cookie (over 9¢ to the previous 8.3¢), but the sneaky record keeping will say the price went down!

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blubberdong [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

You seen a ho-ho lately? They're about an 1-1/2" long.

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easyonthefiber 8 points ago +8 / -0

I tried a twinkie and a ho-ho (and an oatmeal creame pie) in the last year or so and they all left me with a feeling of disappointment and disgust. They are distinctly not how I remember them as a child.

But I live near Amish country now, so I get spoiled by some damn good cakes, pies, and cookies now.

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FireannDireach 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hostess products are disgusting. They changed about 20 years ago. The ingredients they use are nasty and cheap, especially the "cream filling" which is now a HFCS concoction that's cloying, slimy and over-sweet.

HFCS requires different formulations and recipes, when they started going overboard with the crap a lot of processed foods changed for the worse.

I was gifted some hand made chocolate from a local company, I'd forgotten what real milk chocolate tasted like. And the general public has, as well. They've been trained to accept the low quality, mass produced HFCS garbage that's peddled now. Like Hershey's - that stuff is gross.

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blubberdong [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

Says the view, the guardian, cnn, the huff n puff, and the washington compost!

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username_is_taken 7 points ago +8 / -1

we americans need to lower our expectations and catch up to the rest of the world who go day by day with much less than what we've grown accustomed to over the years.

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SBOJ_JOBS 7 points ago +7 / -0

Is that you, Jimmy Carter? Aren't you dead yet?

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CynicalTwit22 8 points ago +8 / -0

Even Jimmy Carter is smaller than he used to be. Remember the Biden visit???

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SBOJ_JOBS 4 points ago +4 / -0

O'Biden is inflating faster than Jimmy ever could.

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covok48 2 points ago +3 / -1

Evil lives forever.

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FreeAndHostile 12 points ago +12 / -0

Fake. No grocery store has that amount of ground beef at the moment. Lol

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they-see-me-trollin 2 points ago +3 / -1

yeah, that's because I got it all. been hording it in my truck next to the toilet paper.

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TheEvacuator 1 point ago +1 / -0

People are gonna start kidnapping cows lmao.

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they-see-me-trollin 1 point ago +1 / -0

fuck that, i'm kidnapping corn and grass. what you gonna feed your cows boyeeez?

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TheEvacuator 1 point ago +1 / -0

Processed food duh.

Mad cow disease has entered the chat

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NOTWOKE 8 points ago +8 / -0

haha. Check the 'canadian bacon' in a Egg Mcmuffin. Been a looong time but tha twas my option. It is as thin as paper. Last time I had one it was a good slice. No more.( it was years ago) I hated buying anything from the woke Micky D's but sometimes a mans gotta eat.

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KekistanPM 6 points ago +6 / -0

When I started going to Rally's/Checker's, they LOADED their burgers with toppings while not skimping on the beef. I loved it. Now it's mostly patty and they only put on as much topping as they can get away with.

I have not seen that trend with Amish restaurants or many mom-and-pop places away from the big cities; and their food is consistently great. Often times I can't handle their portions because many of their patrons work their butts off all day and need the calories.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

Ah so they use the Subway strategy.

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Totally_Not_FBI 3 points ago +3 / -0

I wonder what an 80's quality McMuffin would realistically cost now at the end of 2021? Probably like eight bucks or something.

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NOTWOKE 1 point ago +1 / -0

Egg. 25€

English muffin. .40€.

1//16 slice of Canadian bacon. .20€

Foreigner making the sandwich .50€ In time. Lights and gas make it a buck.

Sandwich cost around 3 bucks. 50% profit. Now make it a bundled up with juice and hash brown. Add the paper and it’s a 7$ meal and a bigger profit.

The place is filthy —in politics. Woke Coke , employees and Corporate ownership. International company that forgot where they came from. Never again! Hunger makes one do dumb shit sometimes.

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OtisTheTownDrunk 3 points ago +3 / -0

And their biscuits are dry and crumbly now 😒

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ukfan758 8 points ago +8 / -0

A gallon of milk at Publix where I live in Florida is $4.21 a gallon now. It was $3.50 a year ago, pure insanity.

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DannyCanusa 7 points ago +7 / -0

All thanks to the Federal Reserve Bank. The supply chain stories (ships and such not getting into ports) is a diversion.

If we could get rid of the Federal Reserve Bank, I figure about 75% of the problems of this country would take care of themselves. Those fuck wads have been stealing wealth of Americans since 1913.

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VoidWanderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

The problem there is they're so intertwined with the commercial sector that it would, ironically, take a hard reset to dislodge them and implement something else. That's one of the reasons for the "great reset", to let them move from being a tick and relatively easy to remove as the ass is always showing, to a chigger that's dug in somewhere hard to reach.

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Brobold 7 points ago +7 / -0

Keep an eye on granola bar boxes to go back from 6 in a box to 5.

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OnlythisiPad 4 points ago +4 / -0

Already happened. Kodak granola bars were 6/box now 5/box

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Factsherrt 6 points ago +6 / -0

Funny thing is well not really funny

Is that them importing all these people from the 3rd world also causes inflation.

All the infrastructure; roads schools etc. are paid for via things like property tax.

Because of the huge influx of people property taxes go up and the ability of own a home plummets.

It’s all engineered to fuck you over

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MAGAMAN-X 5 points ago +5 / -0

Soon you will be paying to try and win your ground beef from a claw machine.

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XCorneliusX 5 points ago +5 / -0

State Farm corn dogs in frozen. They are shorter now and noticeably. It is one item I like as a snack at times.

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JudicialDredd 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not to mention the price of those now.

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XCorneliusX 1 point ago +2 / -1

They disappeared a few weeks and came back smaller and a tad higher priced. One ground coffee I buy was 16oz bag and now is 12 oz. It was discontinued in the 16 and weeks layer it was New Item at 12 oz and same price.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

12 and 10 oz bags have been around since 2010. Where have you been?

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durhap 5 points ago +5 / -0

I buy a side of beef from a local farmer. Far more economical. Far better quality.

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Basard 4 points ago +4 / -0

Weird how all the 3lb packs of meat are now just over 2lbs.... Been buying 3lb packs there for years.

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Bobb1 4 points ago +4 / -0

That ain’t beef! That’s beef flavored worms!

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buckeyeminuteman 4 points ago +5 / -1

Shot a deer and took it to the butcher. Paid for processing…$160 for 75 lbs of burger, 4 roasts and 10 lbs of snack sticks. Stop buying their overpriced beef. Shoot your own deer!

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Jimboslice73 1 point ago +1 / -0

Never have tried Bambi.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

Return to Monke.

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whatafiasco 4 points ago +4 / -0

The real problem will be the rising interest rated used to finance our huge national debt. Wonder what percentage of our taxes will be going just for interest?

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SBOJ_JOBS 2 points ago +2 / -0

The real interest rate = InterestRate - InflationRate

Assuming inflation is 10% (at least)

For homes that is about -7%. You (and big institutions) are being paid 7% to borrow

Ther Fed is paying almost 0% to lenders (you) and so their rate is about -10%, so they are stealing from you and your children to reduce the value of the debt.

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cook_does 4 points ago +4 / -0

Tillamook recently did this with their ice cream. It was 64oz, then they shrunk the package to something like 48 oz. Pretty frustrating when it cost the same

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Jimboslice73 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep! Was 1.75 qts to 1.5 qts still the same price at Walmart $4.74. I did the calculations; I think it was about 17% less product.

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WinterSoldier82 3 points ago +3 / -0

Seems about the right size for Taco Bell.

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covok48 1 point ago +2 / -1

Well someone has to win the franchise wars.

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Duck_man 3 points ago +3 / -0

Went to the store the other day. 80/20 was 5.99/pound. Insane

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6swampstomper9 3 points ago +3 / -0

I opened a bag of chips from where I usually buy lunch...there was like three chips in the bottom of a huge bag. Awesome.

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Frostyfries 3 points ago +3 / -0

As a former grocery store employee (dairy dept) I remember when cups of yogurt were 8oz and reduced to 6oz, yet the price remained the same.

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jdtiger 1 point ago +1 / -0

As a former eater of lots of 8oz fruit-on-the-bottom yogurts, I also remember that.

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ShittersFull 3 points ago +3 / -0

If I'm high I'll need about 100 of those

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ImportantPerson 3 points ago +3 / -0

Insurance since ACA pulled this same type of bullshit.

Rather than jack up the monthly costs of insurance, they just increased the amount of out of pocket expenses that could be charged.

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10MeV 3 points ago +4 / -1

This is a little bizarre. This image just reminded me last night I had a dream about visiting a McDonalds. The counter clerk poured about a 4 oz drink, and I laughed and remarked about it. The clerk laughed and said, "Oh yeah! Look at the new fries!", pulling them from the bag. A package smaller than today's "kiddy fries" was a "large". The fries were little irregular fragments, not the full size version we have today.

I said, "Wow, you even did the teensy fries with the thimble drink!", an old satire from Rush's show.

This was a dream, but I realize now it was more of a nightmare, and it's actually becoming real.

Maybe I need to back off of this stuff a bit if I'm actually dreaming about it!

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CrossTheRubiconTrump 2 points ago +2 / -0

I used to buy some shredded marinated meat at CostCo. It was $17.99 for the package, about 9 months ago they added "per pound" in small print. When I went to check out that same package it was now $74. Cancelled my membership and started buying locker beef direct from farmers.

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Czshad2 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yesterday I got some french bread from Safeway, they fucking shrunk it. I buy a loaf all the time and it was noticeably smaller.

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Vorticity1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Paper products are the worst in shrink-flation. Tissues are smaller and have less in the box. Paper towels used to be around 8x11, now 5x9 a sheet.

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gluon 1 point ago +1 / -0

For toilet paper, they shrunk the width of the roll. Even if the diameter is the same, which people would notice, the width is smaller, which no one notices.

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gluon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Maxwell House recently introduced a new container that's slightly smaller than the old one. Same price, though.

Inflation is theft. It always has been.

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sanitaryshaver 1 point ago +1 / -0

Maxwell Shed.

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ufkyflflfguio 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bruh those are worms.

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Amateurgynecologist 2 points ago +3 / -1

Has anyone noticed how disgusting and chinkified that most fast food or diner food has become?

And before I get criticized for eating that garbage, Im the only person I know that can cook worth a good goddamn, and my health isn't the best and some days I just can't do it.

But there used to be pretty decent food out there. Now we are down to probably 3 or 4 places in town that aren't just totally fucked

In the last week alone, 2 out of 3 fast food places, one served rancid beef patties (culvers). I smelled it as soon as i opened the bag and just chucked it in the trash. the other was just grimy in general, the windows and floors, and the food was just gross (dairy queen). Then i went to krogers to get a rotisserie chicken to make a quick casserole and it was so fucking rubbery and fatty and i wasted my time preparing the casserole ingredients and threw that shit in the trash too. My ex ate some of the chicken before i threw it away and had stomach problems all that night and the next day.

Fuck this

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VoidWanderer 1 point ago +2 / -1

Noticed that as well. Years ago I used to eat at moe's, it's a burrito shop in some areas of the country. Almost overnight the meat went cheap. Chicken went from white meat to the cheapest bits of slimy and grisly dark meat they could find, beef went from decent cuts to I'm not even sure what but it was disgusting, etc. When I asked the guy at the counter he said that's just what they were getting and the actual good stuff wasn't able to be ordered anymore. Never went back.

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Amateurgynecologist 0 points ago +1 / -1

There is a place here i wont name it. Local Greek place. Used to have the BEST food especially gyros

Now they skimp on the meat and fill it with mostly onions

Not even good onions. The cheapest yellow onions you can buy

And their workers are now all slackjawed faggots or clueless 16 year old girls that routinely forget parts of your order.

I don't even bother to complain ill just never go there again

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Burmeister 2 points ago +2 / -0

hehe

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Pleepleus 2 points ago +2 / -0

New Biden dozen of eggs is just 1 egg.

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Davy_Crockett 1 point ago +2 / -1

People don't seem to understand. DWAC is the battle and it's everything that is at stake in the culture war.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

That can’t be our only avenue of attack...

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Davy_Crockett -1 points ago +1 / -2

Organization plays a huge role. This is 5th generation informational warfare. Art of war is to defeat your enemy through the easiest means possible

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CazicThule 1 point ago +1 / -0

Honestly I think it has more to do with supply chains being hindered by government enforced shutdowns over this stupid virus

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gluon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Producer prices have gone way up.

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/producer-prices

This is what happens when the US government issues trillions in new debt in one year, monetized by the Fed. The Fed is still buying mortgage-backed securities for no reason ($50 billion/month). They have no real plan to back off. They don't care about inflation at all, no matter what they say. Every Fed speech is wall to wall lying.

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PresJackson 1 point ago +2 / -1

Texans learning what its like to live in the rest of the world.

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PresJackson 1 point ago +1 / -0

Serious question though, is everything still bigger there?

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Tardigrade 1 point ago +1 / -0

They have the worlds largest Starbucks, so I guess thats one thing.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

What does Texas have to do with this?

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PresJackson 1 point ago +2 / -1

Someone once told me everything was bigger in Texas.

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AnAngryPotato 1 point ago +2 / -1

Not as high as our meat and gas prices

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

Sorry you live under soft Communism.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

Don’t stick your dick in crazy. Also fake story.