When Less Is Not More at the Grocery Store – 15 Companies Who Tricked Costumers Using Shrinkflation

Companies nowadays are doing everything in order to profit more by spending less. If we go and study the economics of all this situation, we will be dealing with something called shrinkflation. The whole idea behind this is to increase the price of a product while selling the same amount as before or sell it with the same price while reducing the product.

This method has been used by multiple companies worldwide, but it’s done in a very clever way that a lot of people don’t notice the difference. Only a person with a sharp eye it’s able to detect this trick and save up some money. A lot of food and beverage companies have been doing this for ages, therefore saving up millions of dollars. All over the world, food packages are shrinking.

A recent U.K. study suggests there are almost 3,000 food products that can be found in a typical grocery store that have shrunk over the years.

Below we’ve made a list of all the examples people spotted while shopping and shared them on the internet. Scroll down below to see this clever trick that companies used, and all the products that have gone through shrinkflation.

1. Coca-Cola: in 2014, Coca-Cola reduced the size of its large bottle from 2 liters to 1.75 liters.

2. Tetley: in 2010, Tetley reduced the number of teabags sold in one box from 100 to 80

3. The box labeled large size has less cereal than the normal box

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4. New cereal box is 11% taller with 1.6% less cereal

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5. Ragu spaghetti sauce (Was: 28 oz.; Now: 24 oz.)

6. Toblerone: in 2010, Kraft slashed the weight of Toblerone bars from 200 grams to 170 grams.

7. Skippy peanut butter (Was: 18 oz.; Now 16.3 oz.)

8. Both weigh 500g but the green one is in a 30% “BIGGER BAG MORE TO SHARE”

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9. In 2017, consumers started noticing that the size of family-size cartons of Tropicana downsized by almost 9 percent. Despite the change, the price remained the same.

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10. Hefty Bags went from 90 to 80 last month and the price is the same

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11. Oh, they’re both six inches?

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12. Old Spice hair putty old vs new. 2.64 oz to 2.22 oz. 16% smaller yet the same price at Target.

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13. When my English teacher said something about appearance vs reality I think this is what he meant.

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14. Gain Laundry Detergent – 50 oz. to 40 oz. Not even a subtle amount.

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15. Same brand, same style. Left was purchased pre-pandemic, right is present day

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20 Annoying and Unrealistic Myths That People Unfortunately Still Believe

Since we were kids, we got influenced by our parents/grandparents and the myths they told us. Society has grown through time, but there are some things that haven’t changed since the dawn of time. Things vary from culture to culture, but there are a lot of myths that people disguise as common knowledge, and we just follow them as an unwritten law. However, a lot of these myths are quite annoying. Considering the modern and technological advanced world we live in, we like to have proof of everything in order to believe it.

One reddit user, u/Eichberg, asked a question. What is an annoying myth people still believe? This question sparked some fire on the internet and around 20k people had something to share relating to it. A lot of people shared the myths they know or believe, and we made a list of some of them. Therefore, scroll down below to check it out. And if there’s another myth you know, feel free to use the comment section and share it with us.

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You have to wait 24 hours before filing a missing person report – popthetab

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People think bats are blind. They aren’t. – Bloodragedragon

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Fish only have a 5-second memory. My fish are fed automatically on a timer and they know dinner time better than my goddamn cat. – Osr0

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The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space. First of all, it’s not, and second, other ones are.

EDIT: It’s not visible from space with the naked eye, defining “space” in the usual way as starting 62 miles up. – Plug_5

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If you lift your hands above your head while pregnant you will strangle the baby. I am sure it was started by smart women who didn’t want to do all the housework while pregnant and tired. I still hear it every now and again. – Letmetellyowhat

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Black belts have to register their fists as weapons… I can’t believe I was dumb enough to fall for that. What’s more interesting than that is one of the reasons (If not the only reason) that the myth propagated:

Wrestlers and well-known martial artists back in the day we’re constantly being challenged in their personal time at bars and stuff. This got super annoying and they just wanted to have peace without people trying to fight them all the time.

Many of these fighters learned that having a “lethal fists” card that they could display gave them an excuse to turn down fights without an argument for fear of “accidentally killing them”. It also worked as a deterrent.- codered434

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Bulls get angry when they see the color red…- popthetab

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That vaccines cause autism, are made by the government to control you etc etc – Bona-fide1·

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Einstein was bad at school math.- el_juanjo

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It’s not really annoying per se but the tongue map thing. The entire tongue tastes all flavors – xXBlitzz

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That you get warts from frogs. Warts come from the human papilloma virus and come from contact with the virus through broken skin. It is a human specific virus and cannot be spread through different species.

Edit: Apparently people don’t realize that toads are a type of frog. Yes, the myth is about toads but frogs can also be included if they have bumpy skin. Most people can’t tell the difference between toads and frogs anyway.-mtn-cat .

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That violence in the world is getting worse and worse. Actually, in relation to the world’s population we live in the most non-violent era in history. The problem is that, while 500 years ago you might have not even heard all the news from within your city, we can now hear all the horrible news from all over the world (and we’re also more people). But still, human interaction and conflict in general is much less violent than it used to be. – mediocre_medstudent1

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That if you touch a baby bird, its mother will abandon it because of the smell. Birds actually have a very bad sense of smell.- grmidnight

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The five second rule – Appropriate-Wrap-

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A lot of commonly believed stuff about the female reproductive system/anatomy, like vaginas getting loose if a woman has a lot of sex, or that having a lot of sex somehow drastically changes the look of a woman’s labia.-iswearimalady

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