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Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:35 PM

Are Dove icecream bars getting smaller every year?

I just opened a box for the first time in a year, and something the size of a lollypop fell out.

I have a feeling this has been going on for years, because this not the first time I've noticed this. I do know this has been happening to other items long enough for Mad magazine to joke about it back in the '70s already, but these Dove bars seem to have lost half their size.

Or is it me?

Edited for typo in the subject line.

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Reply Are Dove icecream bars getting smaller every year? (Original post)
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 OP
MrScorpio Apr 2013 #1
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 #12
winter is coming Apr 2013 #22
LeftofObama Apr 2013 #2
Callmecrazy Apr 2013 #3
elleng Apr 2013 #4
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 #5
elleng Apr 2013 #8
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #6
MiddleFingerMom Apr 2013 #7
elleng Apr 2013 #9
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 #11
LeftInTX Apr 2013 #16
woo me with science Apr 2013 #13
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 #15
elleng Apr 2013 #19
olddots Apr 2013 #10
MiddleFingerMom Apr 2013 #18
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #14
Duer 157099 Apr 2013 #17
csziggy Apr 2013 #20
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2013 #21
JI7 Apr 2013 #23
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 #26
Kali Apr 2013 #24
Ron Obvious Apr 2013 #25
Kali Apr 2013 #27
Mnpaul Apr 2013 #28

Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:43 PM

1. Portion sizes are shrinking all over the place

You're not going nuts, it's really happening.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:33 PM

12. Well...

That's both a relief and infuriating at the same time.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:20 PM

22. What's really a pisser is downsized baking mixes.

My cake pans haven't shrunk.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:43 PM

2. I noticed it too.

I bought a box of them about 6 or 7 months ago because I was craving them. I opened the box only to find out how small they were and ended up eating the whole box.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:49 PM

3. Has anyone noticed...

that a half gallon of ice cream is only about three pints?
The price is the same, though.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:49 PM

4. Dunno and sorry you mentioned it,

'cause may end up BUYING and EATING some, as a TEST!

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:54 PM

5. Sorry...

I'm overcome with remorse for mentioning it.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:01 PM

8. I'm sure.

No big deal!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:59 PM

6. Yes.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:00 PM

7. The reason that so many portion sizes are shrinking is so that companies...

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... don't have to raise prices.
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Think about it... 10 years ago, the same items that you find today in dollar stores
were also a dollar back then.
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Why and how?
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Deflation.
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Decreased product size/volume.
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I got the Dove bars wrapped in white chocolate recently as a splurge treat and was
disappointed. I remember Dove bars as good enough to be classified as orgasmic.
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These? Not so much... and I LOVE white chocolate.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:04 PM

9. Was gonna say, with sorrow,

that your lack of orgasm was due to white chocolate, but I can't say that in light of your LOVE for white chocolate, just that
DAMN, MFM, you have BAD TASTE!


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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:32 PM

11. Yeah, that's what MAD Magazine mentioned too...

And that was some 40 years ago already. I have the entire collection on CD, I'll have to see if I can find that cartoon.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 08:45 PM

16. I remember that - LOL

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:36 PM

13. The dark chocolate isn't as good as it used to be, either.

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Waxier. Less creamy and chocolatey.

You're right. They're not the orgasmic treat they used to be. I am more distressed about the degradation of quality. It seems to be happening to all our food.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:48 PM

15. You're right...

Now that you mention, the taste was a disappointment too...

These changes are all so gradual, we barely notice,

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 09:54 PM

19. GOOD, THANKS,

I WON'T buy any!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:07 PM

10. and hey what's with these tiny rolls of toilet paper ?

MFM has the right answer =shrink the size don't raise the price ( too drastically ) now you have to buy 3 boxes to make up for the
lost size .

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Response to olddots (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 09:45 PM

18. Does this roll of toilet paper make my ass look big?

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:38 PM

14. Everyone is going with smaller portions.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 08:48 PM

17. Well, the good news is that

there's only so small they can make stuff.

We just have to wait them out.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 10:03 PM

20. It's only the heroic effort of the corporations to save us from obesity

April Fool's!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 10:21 PM

21. I just opened a box for the first time in a year, and something the size of a lollypop fell out.

Lol

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:28 PM

23. maybe we are getting bigger so it looks smaller to us

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Response to JI7 (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:45 PM

26. I worried about that.

It's like when you look back at your old school picture and you notice that "that fat kid" is not even really overweight, and probably in better shape than you are today.

*sigh*

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:33 PM

24. no clue, don't know if I ever had one

but I have a coupon for a free Dilly Bar at the DQ (up at the Thing? Mystery of the Desert)

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Response to Kali (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:42 PM

25. The Thing?

I used to drive between El Paso to LA on a fairly regular basis. I remember those blue on yellow billboards every few miles trying to build up anticipation. Of course when you get there, it's just a gift shop with a dopey museum out back.

I drove that way a couple of years ago. There didn't seem to be as many billboards as before.

It's just like Wall Drug in either South or North Dakota.

The Thing is.... I remember nothing of that museum whatsoever.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:50 PM

27. yeah the gift shop used to be way better than the museum

(which is best experienced with herbal or other enhancements) now the gift shop is mostly doublewide decor rather than the hilarious kitsch it used to be.

and back in the day they had a pretty good local grill - good greasy cheeseburgers and the coldest beer in the state. now it just a DQ and 24 hour gas pumps. and gas is cheaper 15 miles west at the Circle Ks in Benson.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:54 PM

28. The one that got me

was a box of cereal promoted the fact that it had 25% less sugar.

What they failed to tell you was that it was due to 30% less product.

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