They say America is having an obesity crisis. But what I can’t understand is why people who grew up 50 or 60 years ago are not even heaver then today’s generation.
When I was a kid the candy bars where big, wide and heavy. It took three full shopping bags to make the all the rounds in my town during Halloween. Today a single bag is big enough as those huge mouth filling bars have shrunk down to one bite.
Ice cream, now here is another one of my favorites. Back then a half gallon was actual 2 quarts. The best tasting ice cream today advertises “two more scoops” yet its only 1.75 quarts.
Eggs, a carton of large eggs where big eggs; you had a choice of small, medium, large and extra large, not too much demand for the extra large back then. Today I purchased a carton of large eggs and looked inside to make sure none were cracked and they looked awfully small to me, guess I should start buying the extra large.
Bread, a loaf of bread is a bag of air. Open hearth bread was about the size of a half of a basketball; today it’s more like half of a cantaloupe.
Milk hasn’t changed; a gallon is still a gallon but its now low fat. That means more water and less milk I suppose.
Restaurants now take pride in having menus with healthy meals, low fat, low sodium, smaller portions and more money. What I’d like to see is a resurgence of the local eatery where they served a big plate of more than you could eat.
Back to that grocery store trip today; big sale on “Now Stronger” 1000 sheets per roll of you know what kind of paper. Took some rolls out of the plastic bag and placed then in the vanity next to the few remaining rolls. What happened to these stronger rolls, there smaller in diameter and have a shorter width.
Oh well, I guess with everything else shrinking in size today you won’t have as much need for the 1000 sheets.
October 28th Last nigths ABC Evening News covered a report titled "Shrinking"
The leadoff was that same brand of bath tissue and just how much it has shrunk. They also covered the imperceptibly smaller size of dish detergent. But the one that hurt the most is the fact that Oreo now has 4 less cookies per package. Thats 8 halves and all that filling we all love to lick but no longer can.
Fact is if anything you buy now has a label that includes the words "New" or "Improved" thats a clue you should take a closer look as to what exactly new and improved means from your point of view.