Manufacturers have continued to reduce portion sizes to keep up with record inflation around the country; experts call it “shrinkflation.”
Other brands are starting to follow suit.
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A plethora of toiletries, food items, and even the leading brand of coffee are some of the latest products to reflect the inflation-driven change.
Here is a list of products reduced in size but not in price.
- Haribo Goldbears candy dropped from 5 ounces to 4 ounces
- Arm & Hammer laundry detergent fell from 75 ounces to 67.5 ounces
- Folgers Classic ground coffee dropped from 51 ounces to 43.7 ounces
- Kleenex reduced the count of tissues from 65 to 60
- Angel Soft toilet tissue drop from 425 sheets to 320 sheets per roll
- Honey Bunches of Oats dropped from 14.5 ounces to 12 ounces per box
- Charmin Mega Roll toilet tissue dropped from 264 to 244 sheets
- Crest toothpaste dropped from 4.1 ounces to 3.8 ounces per tube
- Bounty paper towels dropped from 165 sheets to 147 sheets per roll
- Gatorade Zero dropped from 32 ounces to 28 ounces per bottle
- Quaker Oats instant oatmeal dropped from 10 to 8 pouches per box
- Ziploc bags dropped from 54 bags to 50 bags per box
- Dial body wash dropped from 21 ounces to 16 ounces per bottle
- Wheat Thins crackers dropped from 16 ounces to 14 ounces per box
These size reductions in products have not reflected a change in pricing, further evidence of the profound impact of inflation on manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers.