Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Graham Cracker Size Alert

I've just found another example of the "resizing" of packaged goods. Boxes of Honey Maid Graham Crackers now come with only 8 crackers in each packet, compared to the former 10 or even 11.

Why is that important? Because your recipe for graham cracker crust may call for, as mine does, 1 packet of graham crackers. You'll have a pretty wet graham cracker crust AND a smaller one, if you cut the number of graham crackers that much.

So let's see, there's cereal, coffee, ice cream and crackers, which have all shrunken in size, but are the same price. That in effect, of course, raises the price. Soon a pound of hamburger is only going to make 3 quarter pounders...which might not be such a bad thing, actually.

9 comments:

Emily said...

I'm glad you pointed this out. I wouldn't have thought of it.

DebCarol said...

I agree with Emily - I never would have thought of how the new "sizes" would impact recipes. I first noticed it with cereal boxes. They have now become so tall and skinny I had to switch the cabinet I used to keep them in!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the head's up, Sue! That would have been something that would have completely slipped my mind.

Laura said...

I thought I was the only one noticing this. Thanks!

Lori said...

I just wrote a post about this same thing with my little cans of tuna! Bummer.

Ann said...

Ooo! i just noticed it after reading your post! thanks for the point :)

Sue said...

Thanks all!!!

jodyj said...

I just opened a new package of Honey Maid grahams and couldn't believe what I was seeing! The graham crackers are now much narrower than they are supposed to be. I've eaten this product for 50 years (really) and I will now give them up---I feel like I've been lied to.
I went to the Nabisco site to explain that I feel cheated, but there didn't seem to be any way to contact the company.

Jim said...

My Kroder Brand, Psst, has also downsized to 14.4.
I will not buy them, find a substitute. I would mind if the price went up but NOT this. It stinks!!!!
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