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Check your Favourites Lists...they may be incorrect

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I am gradually going through my favourites list and whereas before I was primarily concerned with calories and cutting down on fats, have now had to do a change around and consider the carbohydrates, therefore editing and amending my favourites. I have just noticed that my favourite cheese - Leerdammer Litelife, is in a pack of 8 slices. Those slices used to be 70 calories per slice, they are now down to 54 calories per slice!

Manufacturers are crafty - still 8 slices to a pack but obviously thinner!

Have a good day and keep tracking

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SENIMMO 1/31/2013 9:14AM

    They do it to us on all products. I'm an avid knitter/crocheter (I sell my wares at a local market in the summer to tourists emoticon ) and yarns that used to come in 8ounce skeins are now in 5 ounce! And they cost 12% more!

And trying to figure out how much you need of ANYTHING if you are using a favorite old recipe or pattern? What a chore! It's no wonder half my cooking never turns out quite like grandma's did, her instructions all called for "a can" of this or "a tin" of that. I wonder if there's any way to find out exactly how much was IN a can or tin back then?

Thanks for making me think! It explains a LOT!

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PINKANGEL73 1/31/2013 6:32AM

    Well I had noticed that manufacturers have been trying to con us by keeping the price the same but reducing the weight of the contents on everything from the Christmas tins of chocs to washing powder. But making slices thinner rather than reducing the number! That is really taking the pee out of the consumer. They get away with far too much.

I am very impressed that you are being so good about sorting out your carbs. As a bonus, I have found since cutting down my carb portions (especially bread) and trying to keep them evenly spaced through the day it has helped with weight loss too. Best of luck with it x

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IMAVISION 1/29/2013 5:55PM

    I have noticed (on quite a few items) that the package weights & sizes are less while the prices have risen.

I first noticed that on a canned good, when putting a newly purchased can next to a can we already had on our pantry shelf. The new can was a full inch shorter than the old one.

God bless!

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SPIFFYCAT 1/27/2013 11:34AM

    Well done fwendy dear sweeping that new broom into all the dusty corners.

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MAHGRET 1/27/2013 10:24AM

    Interesting- I have noticed some items getting smaller, but didn't think about double checking the info for single serve items.

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