It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
- May 29, 2009
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- Welwyn Garden City (but oddly, not an actual city)
Yup, pretty much all manufacturers of all things are constantly trying to find ways to produce their goods more cheaply, and not only in reaction to increases in taxes or cost of raw materials.a change in other products
They have this way of doing it incrementally though, over a long period of time, hoping that the regular customer doesn't notice.
A classic example of this is the size and price (in the UK) of a standard 'Mars Bar', which alternately decreases in size while the price remains the same, or stays the same size but the price increases.
Where this method fails though is that we notice it when we haven't bought a specific item for a long time (probably why you noticed it on the Mr Kipling baked products).
I had a similar thing happen recently when I bought a 5 pack of pepperami, which were only about 5 inches in length, but the last time I bought them they were about 8 inches long.
And don't even get me started on 'Wagon Wheels' which years ago were definitely about twice the size that they are now.