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DUH! (a lightbulb moment)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I've often been frustrated by the SP tracker when Iwould log something and the nutrition content wouldshow different numbers than those on my package of the exact same product did. Finally this morning it dawned on me -- Take a look at, for instance, a piece of string cheese that has traditionally always been 1 oz. My package now says .833 oz. Hence, the nutrition information entered earlier in time is going to have more calories, etc. than the newer packages where the producers are trying to trick us into thinking the prices have stayed the same or gone down, when actually we are just getting less product. And so, for all those times I've cussed at the food tracker for telling me there were 60 calories in my string cheese instead of the 50 the package was telling me, I humbly apologize!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSG180 4/26/2013 9:11AM

    I have taken to using a scale in cooking just so I know that I'm getting the right amount of ingredients!

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KATHRYNLP 4/15/2013 10:15AM

    They are tricky, tricky, tricky! emoticon

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SENATOR9 4/15/2013 9:22AM

    Price don't change but the size sure do.

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FRAN0426 4/14/2013 6:45PM

    I to have wondered about the differance in the total in calories. HoweverI just decided to put use the put a new food in once I see as differance in the calories so I can get 50 calories instead of 60. Sure is frustrating but hey, I'm entitled to put down whay I ate, not get cheated by packaging.

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NEW-CAZ 4/14/2013 3:35PM

    Have to agree with Joy! Buyer beware!

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WINTERRAIN 4/14/2013 1:25PM

    Interesting, makes ya think everyone should be paying more attention now.

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BARBANNA 4/14/2013 1:13PM

    The marketing world has many deceptions! emoticon

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JOYINKY 4/14/2013 12:34PM

    It irritates me when some of my old recipes call for a package of, say cream cheese, or some other ingredient. But the change in size alters the recipe! Or I end up having to buy more and have a partial package left over. Not much to be done about it. Buyer be aware.

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ANGELFMABV 4/14/2013 12:14PM

    They are tricky, tricky, tricky!

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JUNEAU2010 4/14/2013 12:00PM

    The marketing of smaller packages at the same price and the subsequent change in labeling could stub anyone's toe!

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