Sunday, May 8, 2011

Food Packaging Deceptions

This REALLY annoys me! I bought a 4-pack of grahams at Sam's to have on hand for a couple of cheesecakes I want to make with homemade real cream cheese. As you can see in the photo above, the contents are well below the top of the box, whereas they used to fill the box completely.

I know these are "sold by weight" but WHO remembers how much a box of grahams used to weigh???

Not only are the contents lower in the box, they are also several crackers shy of filling the width of the box. I'd much rather knowingly pay more (I actually did pay more anyway, considering the contents!) than to have this deception practiced on me.


  1. I totally agree with you. It is bad enough we have to look at all the ingredients now to make sure the food is safe but it is just a shame that we have to constantly watch the weight as well.

  2. I think I need to start a list of what things weigh (or did weigh)and tuck it in my purse.

  3. Have you noticed in your area that they have started packaging sugar in 4 lb. bags vs 5 lb.? I don't buy much sugar, but just noticed that and then they place the 5 lb bag right next to another brand that is 4 lb and put LARGE signs up by each to decieve you into thinking you're getting a better buy by purchasing the lower price bag. The bag sizes don't look very different unless you're really paying attention, so many people don't even realize they're getting less and paying a higher price :(

    Sue - AKA ~Leah's Mom~

  4. Sugar has been 4 lbs here for more than a year, but I did notice the signage deception too. Bagged coffee is another...


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