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    Food Sizes Shrinking or Am I Becoming A Giant?!?

    So we went to CrappleBee's for my birthday dinner last night and I happened to notice that you get less food for the same or more money. Really makes me never want to go out to eat anymore.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Happy birthday kiddo.

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    We had a favorite local family owned Mexican restaurant that we'd go to occasionally. We always had great service and enough food that we could share a meal. And we tipped generously.

    The last time we went there the portions were noticeably skimpy and when we said something about it to the waitress she just shrugged 'meh'. We have not thought about going back there since.
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    I am gonna say you are morphing into a giant. Have you noticed your eyes getting closer together, your forehead protruding or any semblence of a unibrow?
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    Grocery store items have been consistently shrinking as well ... without a price reduction. I guess they think consumers are too stupid to notice.

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    Actually, restaurants really need to cut back on serving portions. It's getting ridiculous. Just another cause of america's ever-expanding waist size
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Grocery store items have been consistently shrinking as well ... without a price reduction. I guess they think consumers are too stupid to notice.
    When the economy started going into the dumper, this is indeed what happened. One of my few food indulgences was buying a 1 lb. box of Cheez-its, the finest and most dignified of all snack crackers. The box has been shrunk to 13 oz. The price has stayed constant. The food industry is banking on us not noticing or getting used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
    When the economy started going into the dumper, this is indeed what happened. One of my few food indulgences was buying a 1 lb. box of Cheez-its, the finest and most dignified of all snack crackers. The box has been shrunk to 13 oz. The price has stayed constant. The food industry is banking on us not noticing or getting used to it.
    I have read a lot in the business press lately about how this is being done to try and hold food prices down. But a lot of vendors and restaurants are doing both: raising prices and shrinking portion or package size.
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    Your ravenous appetite has caused you to become hugified. Thus, I think it is the latter and not the former that is happening.
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    A 24 pack of toilet paper used to last our family of four a month.

    Last month we ran out almost a week early. When I went shopping this month I check, our regular brand had less square feet than all the others. switched brands problem solved.

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    I wonder what size bike the 50 foot woman rides...


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    You are just getting older--like when you go visit your old elementary school and the ceilings and urinals seems much lower than you remember.

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    I have mixed feelings about it. I mean it's nice when I stop eating sooner (I have this problem where I don't stop eating as long as there's food in front of me - gee, thanks Mom and elementary school teachers), but on the other hand, I hate paying good money and leaving still hungry or feeling ripped off. A lot of the time I think what's skimped on first is the sides/condiments as I've gone lately to some places and the guac/sour cream were tiny spoonfuls just so they could meet the menu description of having it. That sort of thing just gets my goat. If quac is out of season or just too expensive, just don't put it on the menu, don't pull this "lets put a little green smear on the plate so when they complain we'll say there was some" b.s.

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    Mistake #1 going to a chain restaurant.
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    They're just helping you save room for desert.
    We just went there on the third and did the two for twenty deal. Not too shabby for twenty bucks plus drinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Actually, restaurants really need to cut back on serving portions. It's getting ridiculous. Just another cause of america's ever-expanding waist size
    Maybe go back to what the sizes used to be? I remember when the quarter pounder was the large burger.

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    Pumkin, you need to start a TV show. Let's see, you could call it....Mango vs Food, find super sized meals and pig out.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    Mistake #1 going to a chain restaurant.
    ^best advice this malcontent ever gave.Always been my rule.
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    Always plenty of food at a Mexican place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Your ravenous appetite has caused you to become hugified. Thus, I think it is the latter and not the former that is happening.
    You're a weiner
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    Pumkin, you need to start a TV show. Let's see, you could call it....Mango vs Food, find super sized meals and pig out.
    Who the helio would watch that?
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Danw View Post
    They're just helping you save room for desert.
    We just went there on the third and did the two for twenty deal. Not too shabby for twenty bucks plus drinks.
    It's two for $25 around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    You're a weiner
    And you are some kind of Pennsylvanian Sasquatch-woman with a large appetite that even Applebee's can't satiate.
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    tiny-fast-food.jpg yeah look at what 6 dollars got me. :[

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