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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:03 pm 
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Eat a pound of regular ones or a pound of thin ones, there is no difference. You're still going to get just as fat.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:51 pm 
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what the hell happened to nickel candy bars?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:19 pm 
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nrobe50 wrote:
what the hell happened to nickel candy bars?


You got old.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:28 pm 
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Less product for the same or more $. Marketing has to come up with a way to sell it to the consumer as "new and improved". Just plain greed is what it is.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:06 pm 
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I always rationalized that if I took small bites of something I would be eating fewer calories. Ignored that I ate twice as much LOL. Don

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:18 pm 
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Next time you go to the supermarket, check out how many different versions of Cheerios are on the shelf. According to their website, they have 16 permutations of Cheerios.
Oreo cookies? There used to be one Oreo, with maybe a couple of different sizes. Now? According to their website, 184 versions.
Gotta grab that market share!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:41 am 
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As mentioned above, it’s a ratio thing. The chocolate to PB ratio is different.

That being said, there’s a lot of people out there that like trying new things. I work for one of the soda companies and we bring out new flavors all the time. People like variety. Some are hit and miss, and we know that, but you never know when you might have a hit on your hands.

Some of you sound like you would've said the same thing over indoor plumbing, cars, smokeless powder, and adjustable sights...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:32 am 
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Simple marketing. Ppl see"new" as being better regardless of what's different. Reese will make a lot of money from people's "oooh, look, something new" and from those that are happy with a bit less. I know I find Reeses verrrrry sweet so sometimes a smaller bite isn't bad.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:51 am 
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If you don’t like the new PB Cups leave them in the store for some one else, just a suggestion. I don’t like electric cars but if you buy one it’s ok by me.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:34 am 
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Tenbore wrote:
Less product for the same or more $. Marketing has to come up with a way to sell it to the consumer as "new and improved". Just plain greed is what it is.


No, its marketing.
We, the stockholders demand profit on our investment. You cannot remain stagnant.
Many investors want immediate profit and as soon as you don't make the profit expected the investors move their money.
Its business.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:00 am 
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Reese's 'Thins' sound less fattening. They might even create a slimming effect in one's mind. Imagine if they called them Reese's 'Chubbos'!

As already stated, it is nothing but marketing hype.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:07 am 
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Big Old Boy wrote:
If you don’t like the new PB Cups leave them in the store for some one else, just a suggestion. I don’t like electric cars but if you buy one it’s ok by me.


Please stop using logic.
You keep it up and heads will start exploding.
It won't be pretty.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:54 pm 
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I'm sure a lot of this is pushed by ad companies trying to increase the number of things they need to pitch to increase their own pay check. I've always wondered how much cheaper products would be sans hype. About 10 years ago I found out every car sold had over $700 added for national marketing (TV/print ads by manufacturer) then the local dealer associations added some to cover local TV ads and the actual dealer passes on the cost of their newspaper ads and TV spots. All told over $1,000 out of your pocket for them to tell you why you need to drive their car.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:55 pm 
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Colonialgirl wrote:
Changes that were NOT for the better:

Baby Ruth Candy Bars: Fewer Peanuts, no solid core, less chocolate
3 Musketeers Candy bars : three sections disappeared and the bar got smaller
Coke (already mentioned)
Hersey Bars: got smaller
PayDay Candy Bars: fewer peanuts

I'm sure others can add more to the list.


I have bag of mini BitO'Honey bars on my desk. "...The candy consists of almond bits embedded in a honey-flavored taffy, ...". So far half of them don't have a single piece of nut in them.
Tootsie Roll changed the size of the bar, but the package was the same size. In other words, the bar was 2/3 as long as the wrapper.
Milky Way bars suddenly had "25% fewer calories" written on the package. A close look showed the bar was 25% smaller than the previous bar.
Americans are really gullible when it comes to being bamboozled by marketeers, IMO.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:57 pm 
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Sounds like hidden inflation. I stopped eating yogurt when all the companies reduced their cups to 6 oz.

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