Well, it took them a year, but they finally did it: even the ghetto-brand ice cream cartons now contain only 1.5 quarts of product. It all started with Breyer's last March. Now, if you want to purchase more than 1.5 quarts of frozen dessert in one container, you'll have to splurge on one of those huge tubs of rainbow sherbet in the bottom of the freezer case. This is something that Miriam has been begging me to do for some time now, so perhaps it's not such a bad idea. Still, it is a sad day for us consumers who refuse to be blinded by fancy new packaging and filthy corporate lies about consumers demanding smaller ice cream carton sizes. If it had a smaller price tag to go with it, then maybe. Maybe.
I'm sure we all remember the Cadbury Egg conspiracy that was brought to our attention by an alert reader the last time we had this conversation.
Now, whenever I walk down the seasonal aisle at the grocery store, which is currently stocked with Easter goodies, it's all I can do to avoid staring down the Cadbury Eggs with suspicious, narrowed eyes as I pass by. I feel betrayed, somehow.
Betrayed by delicious chocolate surrounding a gooey, soft fondant center. Yum. Maybe I'll be able to get over it sooner than I thought...
Edited to add: You know, while we're on the subject, what is the deal with the new low-calorie soups that are all the rage these days? Last I checked, soup was something I ate to get full, not something to skimp on. It's like someone inventing light bananas, or light garbanzo beans. If I'm only getting 100 calories from a bowl of soup, I'm going to end up eating something else, too, which means that soup isn't a good value anymore. What gives?