The New York Times reports that food companies are hiding price inflation by putting groceries into smaller and smaller packages. One Texas mother of nine noticed that food wasn’t going as far, and she discovered that the one-pound boxes of pasta she always bought now held 13.25 ounces, cans of vegetables had dropped from 16 to as little as 11 ounces, sugar now came in a 4-pound bag instead of 5 pounds, and two-liter ice cream is now 1.5 liters.
- You know I thought that “pound” cake I ate the other day felt a little light.
- Reminds me of the old saying: “Give a man ¾’s of a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.