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Old 05-12-10, 08:06 PM   #1
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Are candy bars getting smaller?

Had a Twix yesterday, definitely seemed shorter length wise then before.

Also seems this way with Milky Way and Snickers.

Anybody else seeing this or am I seeing things?
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Old 05-12-10, 08:11 PM   #2
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

No it's just you getting fatter.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:15 PM   #3
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

I was going to say it's you mouth getting bigger.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:24 PM   #4
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

You're looking through the wrong end of the binoculars.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:26 PM   #5
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

It's all in your perspective. I remember seeing the Washington Monument when I was a kid and again as an adult. It was a lot smaller the 2nd time.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:30 PM   #6
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

All I know is that the average candy bar costs about $6/lb.

You can get much better food at that price.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:31 PM   #7
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

Kit Kat stamps the name into the chocolate. That deprives me of chocolate! /paraphrasing Mitch Hedberg
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Old 05-12-10, 08:37 PM   #8
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

If it makes you feel any better, I believe Twix is one of the worst candy bars out there.

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatt...rmarket-foods/
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Old 05-12-10, 08:38 PM   #9
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Old 05-12-10, 08:41 PM   #10
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

They've probably been hit with the shrink ray. Which is just another way of raising the price.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:45 PM   #11
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

They ahve been getting smaller for many years, usually by a .10 or .15 of an ounce at a time.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:57 PM   #12
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

They stole the idea from the ice cream guys.
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Old 05-12-10, 09:00 PM   #13
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

It's been going on with jarred items too.
Next time you buy peanut butter take a look at the large pushed in bottom.
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Old 05-12-10, 09:07 PM   #14
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It's been going on with jarred items too.
Next time you buy peanut butter take a look at the large pushed in bottom.
He went to Jared!........., oops, nevermind. Misread the op.
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Old 05-12-10, 09:11 PM   #15
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

Yes - the gov't thinks you and the rest of us are obese.
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Old 05-12-10, 09:51 PM   #16
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

Yes, that way they don't keep them the same size and raise the price. When prices go up sometimes package sizes get smaller so they can keep the prices the same for the consumer. It makes them think they are getting a good deal.
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Old 05-12-10, 10:02 PM   #17
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Kit Kat stamps the name into the chocolate. That deprives me of chocolate! /paraphrasing Mitch Hedberg
"The Kit Kat candy bar has the name Kit Kat imprinted into the chocolate. That robs you of chocolate! That's a clever chocolate-saving technique. I go down to the factory, 'You owe me some letters!'"
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Old 05-12-10, 10:12 PM   #18
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

My toilet paper has shrunk too. Quilted Northern has shrunk quite a bit in the last year. Guess we just have to wipe our asses with less.
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Old 05-12-10, 10:28 PM   #19
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

I don't know about candy bars, but I know soda manufacturers are now fucking us. Down to 20 packs instead of 24 packs and the cost is the same.
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Old 05-12-10, 10:29 PM   #20
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

Yep, an even more noticable one is Frito-Lay products. They shrink their products without changing retails all the time.
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Old 05-12-10, 11:26 PM   #21
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

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My toilet paper has shrunk too. Quilted Northern has shrunk quite a bit in the last year. Guess we just have to wipe our asses with less.
I bought a multi pack of Viva the other day and wondered if it was just me or the rolls were smaller. And it seems the quality of the paper towel is not quite the same it was 10 years ago.

In some instances I'd just rather they raise the price than pass off an inferior quality version of their product hoping we don't notice.
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Old 05-13-10, 06:32 AM   #22
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

Definitely fewer ounces in most candy now.
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Old 05-13-10, 07:18 AM   #23
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

I really wish companies and restaurants would start thinking things thru , or even do an online poll to see how their consumers feel.
We all know prices are going up. Gas costs more, so shipping it costs more. Logging costs more because of oil costs, so paper/packaging costs more.
Instead of just shrinking/lowering quality just raise the price a bit.

There was a local restaurant, called "The Crab Barn". They were known all thru the Reading, PA area for having the top quality seafood.I mean, I know a lot of it is in the cooking technique, but for being an inland city, everything always tasted so fresh. One of their deals, which was immensely popular, was All you Can Eat King Crab legs for $24.95. It wasn't those little rinky dink snow crab legs, it was the big bad boys that looked like soimething. WE used to make it a point to go down to Atlantic City during the summer on a Monday night, and come home on Tuesday afternoon and stop by there on the way home for some crabs if we did OK and didn't go broke.
One time we stopped, and the menu didn't say "King" anymore, but the price was the same. So we ordered anyway. The crab was snow crab, but still tasted good. So it was disappointing, but understandable. The snow crab quality was still amazingly good. bEtter than anyone else around.
A few months go by, and we stop in on the way home, and now its $27.95. So we ordered, and the crab came out lower quality than the Chinese buffets. It was horrible. There was a huge writeup in the paper about a week later, about the struggles the owner was having, and how he was closing up shop. The next week, the opinion section was loaded with people saying "I'd rather he just charged another $4 - $5 per plate than give us low quality that forces him to close".
Economy is rough right now, but sometimes consumers are still willing to pay more if they love something.
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Old 05-13-10, 07:32 AM   #24
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

not sure about you, but my idea and the chocolate company's idea of "fun size" is wildly different. "fun size" candy bar should be the size of a pool table.
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Old 05-13-10, 07:52 AM   #25
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Re: Are candy bars getting smaller?

The fun size packs used to be packs of 10. They are now packs of 8 and cost the same as the 10 did.
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