"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-08-2010, 08:45 AM   #11
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 43,619
Downsizing has been going on for more than a few years. As Rob said, tuna cans used to be around 7 ounces. That was decades ago. They dropped to 6.5 then 6.0 over the years. Now they're at 5 ounces.

What really frosts me is that the companies will tell you the size reduction is in response to consumer demands. What?? They get consumers demanding less product for the same money?!

Coffee has been downsizing for a long time too. You used to be able to get 1, 2 & 3 pound cans of coffee. Now the cans are reduced so the 1 pounder is now 12 ounces.

Beware of recipes that call for a can, box or bottle of any ingredient. That container now probably contains a lot less and could ruin your recipes.

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 11:59 AM   #12
Executive Chef
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 3,835
I've wondered about the liquid laundry detergents that are 2X or 3X if they really are twice as strong or three times as strong. Having arthritis, I like having the smaller container but hope I get what I'm paying for.

Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.
Exercise daily; walk with the Lord.
licia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 02:10 PM   #13
Master Chef
luvs's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,673
starkist tuna in the foil, they're ounces less than they were, dannon yogurt went from 8-oz. to 6-oz. several yrs. ago. candybars, woah!
i got a condensed soup last nite for $4+! for tripe soup that, if the shelves were properly stocked i could've cooked myself for much less than that.
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 02:26 PM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 10,648
"Yeah" to everything above. Plus what happened to the "half-gallon" of ice cream? Oh, it's 1 1/2 quarts now. Same price, pretty much. At least the newer size fits in my freezer more easily. I try to cook from-scratch most of the time. We have a year-round farm stand not too far from here. I used to make salads from scratch since he would charge only 99 cents for head, romaine and leaf lettuces. Price went up to match real-world prices a month or two ago. Now I'll pick up the 3# bag-o-salad from BJs when I'm there. My hubby actually likes the stems of the lettuces (you can send yours our way, licia!) so I throw them all in his bowl.
"Eating ruins your appetite"~Mom

"If you don't use your head, you gotta use your feet."~~~more Mom
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 03:29 AM   #15
Head Chef
Rob Babcock's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,287
It's really annoying, that's for sure. And it does throw your recipe off if you've been used to using a can of this, a jar of that, etc. For the most part I cook almost everything from scratch at home, but I do have a few "go-to" comfort food recipes that I rely on packaged stuff (eg. hamburger tater tot hot dish, tuna & shells). I guess if the price is going up while quality is going thru the cellar I'll just start making them from scratch, too.

If we're not supposed to eat animals, then how come they're made out of meat?
Rob Babcock is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.