Isn’t that what we’re already doing with the single-serve bags of chips?
It would be interesting to do an analysis of the portion of retail price that goes to packaging and handling, vs product, for each size of package. I would expect that, as package size is reduced, the percentage of the price that goes to other than the product contained, increases. I don’t know if it’s one of those “intrusive, burdensome, big gummit, regulations”, but the grocery store I shop in has unit pricing on the shelf price tag, and, yes, the biggest box of Cheerios has the lowest cost per ounce of product contained. I would like to see a similar analysis for the old half gallon of Hudsonville ice cream, vs the 1.75 quart that followed that, vs the 1.5 quart container they offer now.
Speaking of ice cream, I have noticed a price inversion at the store. Breyer’s, which used to be good, is now pretty poor quality. If you look closely at various flavors of Breyer’s, you will see some are marked as “frozen dairy dessert”, because they no longer contain enough milk products to meet the minimum “intrusive, burdensome, big gummit, standards” to even be called “ice cream”.
At the store I shop at, Hudsonville and Stroh’s are much better quality than Breyer’s.
Recent pricing: Breyer’s $4.79, Hudsonville $4.59. Stroh’s $4.29. The worst excuse for ice cream, with the best know label on it, is the most expensive.
Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Posing As Something Else?
“I brought it home and I served it to a couple of family members, who immediately said something is wrong with this product,” Bach said.
After reading the label, Bach noticed the words “frozen dairy dessert,” not “ice cream” like the container used to say.
Butter pecan and other popular Breyers flavors like cookies & cream, chocolate chip cookie dough and rocky road are now called frozen dairy dessert. The change in name is because Breyers changed the ingredients and legally they can no longer call their product ice cream.
The Meijer store brand plonk is the same as Breyer’s, full of thickeners and fillers, and it costs a lot less than Breyer’s.
But, at my age, I can afford to get real ice cream, even if it costs less than Breyer’s plonk.