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Jan 8th 2011 12:56AM I design and edit cookbooks for a living. This shrinking of products is an absolute nightmare for me, as I must constantly be on top of what size products are. Many people create their recipes using convenient amounts like 16 ounces (1 box) of pasta. Now, that so many products are downsizing, there really is no set standard for things like a box of pasta anymore.
It is also making many cookbooks published before 2009 (when this really hit full swing) less accurate. I am sure it has ruined the integrity of many home cooks' personal recipes as well. Like the person was saying about tuna... They had a way they always prepared it, but now it isn't enough. Maybe most people out there have no idea why their tuna casserole isn't enough to feed the whole family anymore, etc...
What's really scaring me right now is shredded cheese. I saw a 7 ounce bag of shredded cheese that proclaimed that it was 1 3/4 cups the other day. An ordinary bag has always been 8 ounces or about 2 cups. If this is the next thing to shrink and everyone goes down to 7 ounces like I saw, it will surely mess up a LOT of recipes out there.
These companies just need to raise their prices and leave everything else alone. Or save a few pennies by removing some of the added sugars from their products.
Oct 10th 2007 4:13AM Can we all agree that that's the last time we take a hostel recommendation from Eli Roth?
Oct 10th 2007 3:49AM "Before we read this next clue, I want to say that I feel that being on The Amazing Race has really brought us closer together, I just hope they don't portray us as the 'gay' team."