Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Food quiz

OK... without opening your freezer or asking Mr. Google, what is your answer to this question: How much does a typical supermarket ice cream container hold?

If your answer is a half gallon you are way behind the times. If you didn't notice, the long standard 2 quart ice cream container begot the 1.75 quart container more than a few years ago. Now we are talking 1.5 quarts!! Read more from the Consumerist.

Calling all food editors!! Hey, this is important stuff. Research is needed to see if this implicit inflation has reached the Burgh yet.


Blogger Richmond K. Turner said...

Yes, indeedy... 1.5 gallons and even smaller portions are the norm. Also, Breyer's has defiled my all-time-favorite mint chocolate chip -- which used to have just four or five ingredients, total -- into a worthless lump of guar gum and other fillers.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude. The size of foodstuffs has always varied with the cost of ingredients.

By the time that Hershey's discontinued the 5 cent Hershey Bar in 1969, it was less than half the size of the original.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 1:22:00 PM  
Blogger Amos_thePokerCat said...

Well, those prefilled quarts and pints at Dave and Andy's are still the same size. Those things really are a bargain, if you can find one in a flavor you like.

I have to check Häagen-Dazs to see if a pint is still a pint. Ben and Jerry's has added gum to their ice cream for years.

Individual sized yogurt were cut from 8 oz to 6 oz a year or two ago. At the time, the time the other national company actually ridiculed the shrinking competitor. Now they have joined them.

Also, all individual yogurt now has gum or pectin added, even the plain. The plain quart tub is still unadulterated.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

D&A's is one of the few places you can buy their basic Sweet Cream ice cream as well... otherwise you need to make it yourself.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:43:00 AM  

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