Every time you shop, you may run out of these 25 commonly purchased consumables, so shop accordingly. It’s as if inflation hasn’t hit Americans’ wallets hard enough.
Consumer goods makers are reducing supplies of certain goods to mitigate rising costs for their companies. Shrinkflation has been described as a “hidden” tax on shoppers, but shrinking portion and package sizes is no longer a secret.
1. Toilet paper
Wipers now have fewer sheets per roll, so you may need to consider folding them to get the most out of your toilet paper. Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet paper brands such as Cottenelle and Cottenelle are reducing the number of sheets per roll, and consumers are noticing that the rolls themselves are getting smaller.
Beloved American cereal ‘Life’ comes in 24.8 oz to 22.3 oz boxes. Consumers will find Cheerios, Raisin Bran, Wheaties and other favorite brands shipped in smaller and smaller packages without corresponding price reductions.
3. Shampoo and conditioner
Pantene Pro V Curl Perfection Conditioner is a great example of how essential hygiene products can be deflated and swelled. It used to be a 12 fl oz bottle, now he’s a 10.4 fl oz bottle, and the price remains the same (if not more).
4. Tissue paper
Seasonal allergy sufferers used to get 65 tissues in a box of Kleenex (until 2022), but now only 60 are available.—or maybe even less by the time this article hits the press. This has made consumers think about how clean they are. TRUE Do you need sleeves for that shirt?
Folgers Coffee has shrunk its 51-ounce container to 43.5 ounces, but it’s not the only coffee brand shipping powders and beans in ever-smaller quantities.
PepsiCo claims the change was in place long before inflation permeated the economy, but shoppers will see Gatorade in 28-ounce bottles instead of the iconic 32-ounce containers. Opportunities will increase. Whether or not the bottle revamp is inflation-related, consumers are getting less electrolytes.
A party-sized bag of Frito’s Scoop once contained 18 ounces worth of crisps. Today, most bags of Fritos Scoops in stores come in 15.5 oz bags. But his 15.5-ounce bag of dipped ladycorn chips is even more expensive.
Chobani Flips has ditched the 5.3 oz container and replaced it with a container that only holds 4.5 oz yogurt. Shoppers have noticed that other yogurt brands, including Phage, sell smaller amounts of yogurt for the same price.
9. Ice cream
Tillamook is one of several ice cream brands that has reduced the size of its containers to accommodate rising costs. To my credit, this Oregon-based dairy company issued an open letter About reducing the carton size from 56 oz to 48 oz.
10. Dog food
Natural Balance dog food reduced the standard bag from 26 pounds to 24 pounds, and Pedigree reduced the 50-pound bag to 44 pounds. Dog owners know their best friend’s appetite won’t be dampened by their own food packages, so they’ll make more trips to the store (or order chewies) for their dog.
there is no way around it– Times are rough.
Even casual snacks are getting expensive. What you used to pay for a 16oz box of flour can now buy a 14oz box. That means you get about 28 less wheat flakes for the same amount of money.
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A pearly white smile was never cheap, but it’s gotten even more expensive. Crest is one of the brands that is shrinking its packaging while keeping prices the same (or even increasing them). Some of his Crest products have been sized down from 4.1oz tubes to 3.8oz tubes.
Boos erupt from the sweet-toothed audience. Switzerland’s favorite chocolate maker, Toblerone, is in fact well ahead of the shrinkflation trend. In 2016, fans of his triangular chocolate bars noticed that the gaps between the chocolate peaks were wider and the total amount of chocolate was less.
Now Toblerone and other chocolate makers are expected to further reduce the amount of chocolate per dollar. Hershey’s Kiss and Reese’s Cup aficionados have also been documented as shrinkflation victims.
14. Paper towels
A roll of Bounty Triples used to contain 165 a while ago, but now only has 147. Parent company Procter & Gamble claims the 147 sheets are more absorbent than his previous 165, but that seems like a hard sell.
Here’s a little hack. Buying cheap rags in bulk will greatly reduce the amount of paper towels you use and avoid loss due to shrinkage of this particular item.
15. Cat food
For those of you who thought that only dog owners were in the predicament of shrinkflation, it turns out that downsizing packages is not discrimination. Pet food maker Royal Canin has shrunk standard cat food cans from 5.9 ounces to 5.1 ounces.
16. Granola Bar
Shoppers are shocked to find only 8 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars in a box, when they could have enjoyed 10 delicious chewy bars for the same price before shrinkflation. Chewie certainly isn’t the only granola bar brand feeling the effects of rising raw material costs.
17. Garbage bag
In a trend toward absolute trash, consumers will only receive Hefty trash bags, which used to be 90 per box.
18. Chicken nuggets
I can’t find this product in my local supermarket (which I don’t have) Clear At least), you might be disappointed next time you order chicken nuggets from Burger King, if you do. BK Lounge kept his chicken nugget price at $4.49, but decided he would only offer eight instead of ten.
Whatever your illness, you may soon learn to endure it with guts. Aleve’s bottle, which once contained 100 painkillers, now contains only 90. This is just one example of the many pharmaceuticals affected by shrinkflation, and shows how essential consumer goods are not.
Cereal, one of the most cost-effective breakfast items, has gone down a bit in recent years. Quakers has removed two bags of instant oatmeal from the box and reduced the portion size from ten bags to eight.
21. Chicken wings
Nuggets aren’t safe, wings aren’t safe either. In fact, there is no shrinkflation problem with any chicken. This reality is the same as when a Domino’s customer used to buy 10 chicken wings, now he can get 8 chicken wings for the price of $7.99. It became all too obvious when
22. Body wash
Dove body wash is 2 ounces lighter, but the price per bottle is exactly the same. Don’t squeeze the bottle too hard the next time you shower because the price per drop goes up.
23. Hand Soap
The price shoppers used to pay for a 21-ounce dispenser of dial hand soap is now the same price they pay for a 16-ounce dispenser. Big Soap appears to be washing its hands from rising costs and passing them on to consumers instead.
Shoppers noticed that Glad’s cling wrap value size comes with 300 square feet of cling wrap instead of 400 square feet. Shrinkflation has proven once again that you can’t stick to past quantities.
25. Laundry Detergent
Tide is one of the brands that has reduced the amount of detergent in its standard packaging, with one shopper commenting that a box of Tide Ultra Oxi that previously held 180 washes now only covers 143. I realized that
To spend money wisely, knowing how to cut portions helps.
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