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Obviously they changed the recipe for Town House crackers. No longer flakey and buttery, (Original Post) allgood33 Nov 2018 OP
Investors before consumers. democratisphere Nov 2018 #1
Why mess with something that works TEB Nov 2018 #2
Profit. Greed. TwistOneUp Nov 2018 #3
Because they found a way to save money murielm99 Nov 2018 #4
It never fails Ohiogal Nov 2018 #5
When it says "new and improved" on the packaging Harker Nov 2018 #6
I never got "new and improved" as an ad gimmick NotASurfer Nov 2018 #7
"This time we got it right!" Harker Nov 2018 #8
How about "Now with 20% more for the same great price!" NotASurfer Nov 2018 #9
That's always a winner. Harker Nov 2018 #10

murielm99

(30,988 posts)
4. Because they found a way to save money
Sun Nov 25, 2018, 07:49 AM
Nov 2018

by using cheaper ingredients.

My husband used to eat Chips Ahoy cookies all the time. Now he won't touch them. He doesn't like Hershey's Kisses any more either. They have ruined to flavor of so many good things.

Ohiogal

(32,896 posts)
5. It never fails
Sun Nov 25, 2018, 08:42 AM
Nov 2018

They cheapen everything we like so they can makee more profits ... It's the American way.

NotASurfer

(2,211 posts)
7. I never got "new and improved" as an ad gimmick
Sun Nov 25, 2018, 11:43 AM
Nov 2018

It's like telling the customer "hey, we were selling absolute crap by comparison but this *might* be marginally better"

Harker

(14,423 posts)
8. "This time we got it right!"
Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:19 PM
Nov 2018

I also don't embrace the idea of novelty alone as being a desirable attribute.

NotASurfer

(2,211 posts)
9. How about "Now with 20% more for the same great price!"
Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:47 PM
Nov 2018

Translates as "we were really gouging you by overcharging this" to my ear

Harker

(14,423 posts)
10. That's always a winner.
Sun Nov 25, 2018, 03:45 PM
Nov 2018

I once re-subscribed to a magazine (in the 70s) at a "special rate" for longtime subscribers. The next issue had a special rate for new subscribers that was lower.

I was had.

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