Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Packaging is downsizing, yet prices continue to rise

Alright guys.. I was really in for a shocker when I got my Peapod order and saw the new containers of Edy's , who have dropped the size of their containers down from 1.75 to 1.5 quarts (but, unfortunately the price was no different, even on sale it was $2.50 each or "buy 1 get 1 free") Now, you may think, oh it's just down a little bit.. but look at the difference in size...

That's a good inch and a half smaller, one bowl less or 2 scoops of ice cream. I don't see anything good about this, maybe if they were making them smaller and lowering the price a bit, yea, but the way I see it what's next? The price of milk is finally getting lower, when I was paying $4.59 I had to tell P. to kinda slow down, because we go through 2 sometimes 3 gallons a week (and you try to tell a growing boy he can't drink so much milk, lol) I paid $3.66 today.. not great, but, better than $4.59. Eggs are close to $4 a dozen and I don't even buy bread anymore, easier (and yummier) to make it myself. I'm a 'frugal shopper' I don't go grocery shopping without a list and I've always got coupons, better yet if I have coupons and it's on sale and I Always make my list around what's on sale.

My point here is just be wary of 'supermarket shrinkage' It may seem insignificant to some, but it really adds up... my next gadget is going to be an ice cream maker, I used to have one but it broke during my move... I have an awesome ice cream "cookbook" and I've found tons more online.. I know I can definitely make more than 1.75 quarts of ice cream for less than $2.50.

K, I'm stepping off my soapbox now..