“It’s Shrinkflation” — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices – Jarastyle

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As inflation starts to ease and get closer to the Fed’s target rate of 2% (currently 3.18%), a less discussed topic that has the same effect of inflation on many consumer products is “shrinkflation.”

What is shrinkflation?

If you’re not familiar with the term, “shrinkflation” occurs when product sizes shrink, but prices stay the same. It’s like when you open a bag of chips to find out that it’s mostly air.

It occurs so frequently that there’s an entire subreddit dedicated to it. Here are some of the worst occurrences of shrinkflation people shared.

1. “This Shrinkflation Of Toblerone In The UK, Is Still Mind-Boggling”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

2. “This is now “double stuffed””

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle

3. “Smaller can, same price”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle

4. “Ah Yes ± 25ml, Thank You WD-40”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

5. “Breyers Chocolate Chip used to be jammed with chocolate, now it’s almost just plain vanilla”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle

6. “Just opened this pack of Pringles it’s just disappointing”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle

7. “The Top Box Is From A Well Established Reoccurring Promotion”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle

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8. “HelloFresh 10 oz Meat Package”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle

9. “Breyers Chocolate Chip Used To Be Jammed With Chocolate, Now It’s Almost Just Plain Vanilla”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

10. “Sometimes I Like To Flip The Chips In The Store Shelves”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

11. “This Is Insane”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

12. “Same Price. Bought The Last One 3 Weeks Ago, And A New One Today For Thanksgiving”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

13. “Terry’s Chocolate Orange Is Now Just ‘Terry’s Orange’ With The Word ‘Chocolatey’ In The Description. This Indicates That The Quality Has Been Reduced To The Point Where They Cannot Legally Call It Chocolate Anymore.”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

14. “When I Was A Teen, These Stretched The Length Of The Package. Those Were The Days”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

15. “The Shrinkflation Of The Old Pringles Design (165g) To The New (134g)”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

16. This Is Now ‘Double Stuffed’”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

17. “Oreos Shipped With Three Cookies Face Down”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

18. “Scott Toilet Paper – 2019 vs. 2021 Comparison”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

19. “Now It’s Serious… Not My Dino Nuggets Too”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

20. “They Couldn’t Even Wait Until The Old One Was Gone To Put Up The New Size”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

21. “I Knew Something Was Fishy When I Bought My Creamer Yesterday”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

22. “Big Mac Hit With The Shrink Ray?”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

23. “Nugo Bars Advertised As 50g But Coming In At 41g”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

24. “I Bought A New IKEA Utensil Holder And It Kept Tipping Over. Turns Out It’s The Same Dimensions And Material As The Old One I Have But It Weighs Over 50% Less”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

25. “Is It Shrinkflation When They Just Lie About The Weight? Paid For 12 Oz Of Fish, Got 10.6 Including The Wrapping”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

26. “I’ve Been Bamboozled”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

27. “$0.99 For The Top One Last Year. Just Bought The Bottom One For $1.97”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

28. “These Used To Be 6 To A Pack. Same Price Of Course”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

29. “Softsoap Made Their Bottle Smaller. This Was Their Response”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

30. “Cat Food. Was $55 For 24, 5.8 Oz Cans. Now $62 For 24, 5.1 Oz Cans. That’s .7 Oz. Less Per Can, And $7 More Per Case”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

31. “I Fill Canisters With Our Dry Goods, The Past Year Things Have Gone From Filled To Nearly Spilling, To This”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

32. “Monster Coming In With Some Scary 25% Shrinkflation”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

33. “Yes, This Is New And Unused”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

34. “This Must Be Their Way Of Saying “We Decreased The Amount But Kept The Container Size The Same” (Oikos Yogurt, 5.3 Oz)”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

35. “Never Thought I’d Catch It So Blatantly Myself – Grocery Store In Canada”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

36. “I Remember When The “Good Stuff” Mix-In Cup Was Full In Chobani Yogurts. Now Less Than Half”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

37. “Oreo Filling Isn’t Just Thinner… Now It Doesn’t Even Reach The Edge”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

38. “Pack Of Gum”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

39. “Plenty Of Room To Spare”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

40. “Wife Bought Paper Towels From A Chain Store Brand Today. Regular Roll Core For Comparison”

"It's Shrinkflation" — 35 Times Customers Called Out Scammy Companies Who Shrunk Their Products And Raised Prices - Jarastyle via reddit

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