Watch How Product Downsizing Happens at Your Grocery Store

We’ve seen this trick before… but, as with many hard to detect practices, seeing a video that highlights the deception makes it easier to understand.

Did you really think the toilet paper roll you bought at the same price yesterday, with the same 1,000 sheets, was actually the same? Let’s not be ridiculous. Of course not. The total area has been reduced by nearly 10 percent. So the products go… with orange juice, peanut butter, and a wide variety of other gratuitous examples of everyday downsizing.

You can see how your dollars continue to weaken in the clip below from The Mess That Greenspan Made’s post on paying the same for less.

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