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Shrinking sweets?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ome, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Mo Mouse

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    Wagon Wheels also. Hugely disappointing.
     
  2. Alexis

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    Because they are eating twice the amount they used to in order to feel satisfied.
     
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    They should just be honest and rename them "Weeds."
     
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    That's with me in something that is far different than sweets and candy-- newspapers. Back when I was a boy, your average daily paper told you everything you needed to know to get ready for the day-- news, sports, weather, editorials, entertainment, and even a good helping of classifieds (and the cover prices were incredibly reasonable as well; I got a Washington Post one Saturday in 1990 [a huge one] for just 25 cents when I visited my sister in Washington that one time). Even Sunday papers were huge, like a Sunday Baltimore Sun from 1987 (May 17, 150th Anniversary) that I got for my birthday in 2016 from EBay through my nephew-- 300 pages+ of the works; everything I mentioned to start and more (this one being $1.25 in 1987).

    Now, newspapers are thin as all get-out, and you pay vastly inflated cover prices for them (the Greenville News here is incredibly thin no matter the day, and you pay $1.50 for Mon.-Sat., and almost $3 for Sundays [$2.50 to be exact])!
     
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  5. Swami

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    The boxes of sweets at Christmas - Quality Street, Roses etc - are shrunk to a ridiculous extent. Current box sizes must be getting on for only half the size they used to be 25 years ago or so.

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    Shame you pay more for less (not just in candy, but in practically everything)!
     
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    The concept of downsizing is understandable from the point of view of encouraging more healthy eating, but in the case of the Christmas boxes, in the vast majority of cases they are shared amongst workplace office staff. One of those boxes lasts barely a day at our office.

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    I can understand healthy eating, but to insist on it even at holidays seems somewhat ridiculous to me!
     

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