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    zathrus
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    Has anybody noticed.....

    Post by zathrus on Sun 01 Jul 2012, 1:23 pm

    How small the packets of Bassetts Allsorts are becoming ?

    There has to come a time when they are going to either have to reduce the price along with the size or they are going to have to just put up the prices for the normal size bag. At least if they did that I for one would not feel so cheated.

    A Report in my Sunday paper this morning said that Cadbury Eclairs ,Bassetts Jelly-babies, Maynards Wine gums, Haribo Starmix and Haribo Tangfastics are all being reduced while the price stays the same.

    BTW, I wouldn't have even noticed this if my wee niece had not pointed it out to me.

    Maybe I should have put this in the rip-off section as it certainly is a rip-off of the kids pocket-money.

    You can shift it Paps if you think fit.
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    Re: Has anybody noticed.....

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 02 Jul 2012, 1:17 pm

    OH, I love Bassetts Allsorts but I am not allowed them these days because of being diabetic.

    I certainly miss the odd sugary treat mind you !

    To get to your point:

    The manufacturers have been using this trick for many many years and they do it with biscuits and crisps and other packeted products as well.

    The marketeers, ( as I call them ), spend most of their days and even some of their nights trying to find new ways to screw with us and that is one of the reasons why I spend so much of my time also, trying to catch them "at it".

    Thanks for the heads-up Zath'.


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    Post by zathrus on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 1:12 pm

    My pleasure folks. I think that these sods think that we don't notice when they try to slip this stuff in "under the radar".

    I have to tell them, ( if any of them are reading this ), that we do notice and that when we do we vote with our feet and our wallets.

    I certainly do and now when I feel the need for a sweet I will just eat a banana.

    I love bananas ! bounce
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    Post by papa_umau on Fri 06 Jul 2012, 1:30 pm

    Being a diabetic I always reach for a banana or and apple when I am feeling sweet-toothed !


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