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  • Started 6 days ago by rider73
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  1. rider73
    Member

    Just had a Snickers bar

    WHAT THE HELL !!!

    i thought it was lightweight...

    "8. Snickers

    Another of Mars, Inc’s products, Snickers bars were cut down by 17 per cent, from 58g to 48g. Prices remained the same at roughly 51p, until they were raised to roughly 60p (except for Asda, who sell them for 45p)."
    telegraph - chocolate getting smaller

    so i bought something else as well (kitkat!)

    Posted 6 days ago #
  2. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Introducing Shrinkflation. Not just Snickerses, it's a near universal practice;

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40703866

    Customers more likely to know the cost of an item rather than the precise weight/size/number of biscuits.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  3. dougal
    Member

    See 'The Freddo Index', keeping tabs on the cost and scale of the famous chocolate frog.

    https://www.vouchercloud.com/resources/the-freddo-index

    Posted 6 days ago #
  4. rider73
    Member

    @dougal - now thats an interesting link - thanks.
    Cinema tickets what a rip off!!!!

    simliar WebPage i found in the METRO shows the Biscuit BOOST is the best value for money, as its actually got bigger but price wise its the same!

    at least the trusty big mac still good value ;)

    Posted 6 days ago #
  5. unhurt
    Member

    Sort of connected: after some incidents of disappointment (she says "betrayal") the best friend always questions restaurant staff closely to find out how many scallops (minimum) she will be getting in a dish that promises them in the plural. Because once, apparently, there were only TWO.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  6. wingpig
    Member

    The plum pudding my wife was given in hospital after emitting the oldest child had only two very small plum fragments in it.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  7. fimm
    Member

    Only vaguely connected:
    fish "alla Milanese" means "fish in breadcrumbs". Somewhat disappointing if you are expecting a new and exotic experience...

    Posted 6 days ago #
  8. acsimpson
    Member

    I often check when ordering Ginger beer that they are serving a soft drink not a mixer. When I order a drink I want more than 75ml or it.

    If your product comes in a box there is no need for it to become smaller when shrinkflated. Simply reshape it to continue fitting in the same box while being considerably less satisfying. Just ask Toblerone (or is that Tobler-two thirds!).

    Posted 6 days ago #
  9. rider73
    Member

    the classic "eggs Benedict" and its 1 egg on a single muffin.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  10. Frenchy
    Member

    I've had a bacon sandwich with one rasher of bacon in it before.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  11. gembo
    Member

    I like the smaller bars. I only ever buy a pack of four if on a pound deal. I eat one item only and therefore have saved money and calories ok soon they will be fun size of course. Except maybe bounties and fudges they seem about the same.

    In the very olden days a Macowans penny chew had to be cracked on the kerb and half given to your pal. Though mouths were smaller and pavements softer in the seventies

    Posted 6 days ago #
  12. amir
    Member

    In Argentina they have milanesa a la napolitana, which is a little confusing to Italians (despite the the majority of the population having Italian roots)

    Posted 6 days ago #
  13. Greenroofer
    Member

    Am I the only one who is finding that trousers are definitely smaller than they used to be.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  14. unhurt
    Member

    Nope.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  15. amir
    Member

    Just don't order Italian cycling clothing

    Posted 6 days ago #
  16. rider73
    Member

    @Greenroofer ;-) ;-)

    Fries at fast food outlets are defo smaller, large is the 1980's small !

    ahhh the 80's......

    Posted 6 days ago #
  17. PS
    Member

    Is this really a bad thing? Portion control is a significant driver for the obesity issue.


    Don't know how to de-supersize that image, but it's from here.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  18. steveo
    Member

    I for one prefer the new smaller mars bars. The full sized ones from a few years ago would leave me in a sugar coma!

    Posted 5 days ago #
  19. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Am I the only one who is finding that trousers are definitely smaller than they used to be.

    No. See also hills getting steeper and hangovers easier to acquire.

    At least the winters are getting warmer.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  20. dougal
    Member

    Roads are getting wider...

    Posted 5 days ago #
  21. crowriver
    Member

    "In the very olden days a Macowans penny chew had to be cracked on the kerb and half given to your pal. Though mouths were smaller and pavements softer in the seventies"

    Ah, yes McCowans Highland Toffee. Almost guaranteed to pull several fillings out. Also risked breaking a tooth if one attempted to "chew" on a cold day / before warming said toffee in mouth prior to mastication.

    Twenty "new pence" could get you one of the above, a pack of sweet cigarettes (or some shredded coconut tobacco), and a Marvel comic ( Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four or The Incredible Hulk in order of preference), with maybe some "new pence" to spare, maybe in half penny coins: felt like you had more left over. Of course you could blow (literally) the rest on some Bazooka Joe bubble gum (with free mini-comic inside) or maybe a Sherbet Fountain/Dip Dab.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  22. I'll bet the contents of the famous "10p Mixture" we used to get from Phillips' Ice Cream van in Dalkeith in the 70s wouldn't amount to much these days.

    It provided an evening's eating / chewing / sooking for a young lad.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  23. unhurt
    Member

    [W]e are no sooner boys than we are adult, no sooner in love than married or jilted, no sooner one age than we begin to be another, and no sooner in the fulness of our manhood than we begin to decline towards the grave.

    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Crabbed Age and Youth

    Posted 5 days ago #
  24. kaputnik
    Moderator

    In Argentina they have milanesa a la napolitana, which is a little confusing to Italians (despite the the majority of the population having Italian roots)

    Apparently the "a la napolitana" bit refers to "it was first made and sold in Restaurante Napoli owned by Jorge La Grotta in Argentina in the 1940s". Or so Wikipedia says.

    fish "alla Milanese" means "fish in breadcrumbs". Somewhat disappointing if you are expecting a new and exotic experience...

    Milanese should be fried in clarified butter and not oil, then finished with butter and/or a squeeze of lemon.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  25. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @kaputnik

    Thanks for that clarification.

    Posted 4 days ago #

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