Anyone else annoyed by the downsizing of graham cracker packages?
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I have received many emails on my blog lately regarding the downsizing of Nabisco Graham Cracker packages.  One person had contacted Nabisco asking how many graham crackers it takes now to equal
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Anyone else annoyed by the downsizing of graham cracker packages?

posted at 7/5/2012 7:39 PM EDT
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I have received many emails on my blog lately regarding the downsizing of Nabisco Graham Cracker packages.  One person had contacted Nabisco asking how many graham crackers it takes now to equal one package from the former size and was treated very rudely.

I just made my Raspberry Cheesecake and found that it now takes 1 package plus 1-1/3 graham crackers from a second package to make a bottom crust.  It used to be that I needed only one package.  

Not only has Nabisco raised their prices substantially, but it is frustrating to me that they downsized their packaging and are not even honest enough to let their buyers know the proper equivalents!

Have you noticed this as well?  Have you found a comparable graham cracker that is less expensive (other than making my own, which is an option I know I will not choose)?

Thanks!


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posted at 7/5/2012 11:01 PM EDT
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It seems most everything is coming in smaller packages and containers. I have commented on this site previously about the smaller sized bags of Nestles chips, which frustrates me. We have all gotten used to super-sizing, and now have to adjust back to less than normal.

Betsy, I think the Safeway brand of graham crackers is the same size as the old Nabisco packages...last time I bought them anyway. And they are almost as tasty as Nabisco's.



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posted at 7/5/2012 11:15 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 we buy thestore's own brand 2/$3 & there  has been no change in the amt.of grahams in the boxes...I stor them in Tupperware containers that hat used to fit  a box of grahams& they stil just barely do.
I cannot think of anything (National rands)  that has not been downsized to  smaller packages
.Yell

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posted at 7/6/2012 7:11 AM EDT
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Oh, yes - the downsizing is something I have indeed noticed...and makes me crazy when I am making a recipe that says something like "use a 6 oz can of" something and now the cans are 4.5 oz...and prices are through the roof!  Arghhh!!!

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posted at 7/6/2012 7:36 AM EDT
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It seems that many packaged items have down-sized but the prices continue to go up.

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posted at 7/6/2012 8:23 AM EDT
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Same goes for cans of veggies and soups.  For example older recipes call for a 15 oz can and I can now only find 14 oz cans etc.
Annoying.

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posted at 7/6/2012 9:30 AM EDT
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trend today more money less product I hate going shopping any more you can spend a whole day in the store trying to save money

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posted at 7/6/2012 10:01 AM EDT
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I make sure that the dates are good .

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posted at 7/6/2012 11:55 AM EDT
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Yes everything is getting smaller and the prices are going up.
I guess we just need to quit buying so much and go back to
homemade and gardening more.

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posted at 7/6/2012 12:23 PM EDT
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Everything is getting smaller,5# of sugar are now 4#,a pound of coffee is now 12oz and smaller.I really think these companies think we are dumb and hope we don't notice.The only thing we can do as consumers is to not buy the brand name items and stick to generic.If we don't buy maybe after their sales have gone way down maybe they'll take notice and go back to they old way.

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posted at 7/6/2012 1:21 PM EDT
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How about Peanut Butter, Miracle Whip & Mayo too! 

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posted at 7/6/2012 1:37 PM EDT
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I hate when they do that!  I also dislike new packaging for products.  Seems like I just get used to finding what I want with one kind of label and then they change it!  So annoying!!!!

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posted at 7/6/2012 2:39 PM EDT
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Downsizing seems to be going on everywhere and with every thing, except the government lol.

Even the sizes of eggs have been altered, or so it seems.  I often wonder what they used to do with the really small eggs before.  What passes for medium eggs now almost looks like a small bird egg.  Really hard to figure out a recipe when everything has been downsized.

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posted at 7/6/2012 7:31 PM EDT
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i truly hate that my 3# coffee is now less than 2# now 1lb13.2 oz      but still in the 3lb can

i only drink the 1/2 caff ---folgers  and for a few yrs i found it on sale for around 5.00----------but i'm going to open my last 5. can tomorrow      and the cheapest i've seen it lately is still over 8.

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posted at 7/7/2012 4:34 PM EDT
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Betsy, I just did my shopping at Trader Joe's and they now carry regular graham crackers. There are 9 "sheets" of crackers in one package. Do you remember how many are in Nabisco's package?

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posted at 7/7/2012 9:23 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Anyone else annoyed by the downsizing of graham cracker packages?:
Betsy, I just did my shopping at Trader Joe's and they now carry regular graham crackers. There are 9 "sheets" of crackers in one package. Do you remember how many are in Nabisco's package?
Posted by Verlee T


verlee-------------the old box was 16 oz total-------- check the weight of your box to see the difference-------------they also sell the crumbs in a pkg

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posted at 7/7/2012 9:47 PM EDT
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Nellie, good catch. This box is 14.4 oz., so I'm concluding there are fewer crackers in each package?!?!

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posted at 7/8/2012 8:11 AM EDT
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Nellie, good catch. This box is 14.4 oz., so I'm concluding there are fewer crackers in each package?!?!
Posted by Verlee T


this is when a scale comes in handy--------------i can't seem to remember how many sleeves come in a pkg this morning (zocor?)-------------if it's 4 they would have been 4 ozs each--------and you just need to weigh out 4 ozs-----------------if 3 pkgs-----------------5.33 ozs each

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posted at 7/9/2012 7:47 AM EDT
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That seems to be the trend these days.  Sneakily putting less in a package hoping we won't notice.  Now all small yogurt cups are 6 oz. I used to get store brand plain for use in recipes that called for 1 cup.  Now I have to open 2 and have some left over.  Very annoying.  I think ice cream started it all, with their shrunken 1/2 gallons.  Some are 1.75 quarts and some only 1.5 quarts.  There's a local dairy here in central MO that still makes a full 1/2 gallon.
Peanut butter that always was 18 oz, is now anywhere  from 14 to 16 depending on what type you get.  Canned veggies were always 16 oz and now are barely 14.
The old pound of coffee went to 13 oz and now I think is only 12.
I get store brand graham crackers so will have to check on the size of that package.  Price of grahams is sky high.  Store brand used to be on sale for $1 and now it is $2.  Nabisco is way out of reach.

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posted at 7/10/2012 4:29 PM EDT
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I've noticed A LOT of downsizing in packaging lately.  I guess they think we won't notice.
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