Edy’s Ice Cream is trying to pull the typical fast one now. I love their sugar free ice cream. It’s the brand I’ve always endorsed. Or, at least, I would endorse it here on this blog officially if they wanted to sponsor it. (And, again, I’ll still entertain buy-out offers for this blog. The $2 million price tag is negotiable, people! Meantime, Project Wonderful ads can be had for pennies a day.)
In any case, I noticed the container I picked up at the store this past week was shorter than usual. Sure enough, they’ve knocked a quarter of quart out of their package, but still charge the same price. This is nothing new, by a long shot. Companies do this all the time, and sometimes people notice and protest and the companies change their packaging back. (I think it was a tampon company that got in trouble for this once, years back, and eventually relented.)
It just stinks when it happens to you, you know? Pardon me while I grouse a little, but then spoon more delicious chocolate chip mint into my mouth. . .
Updated: I see The Consumerist picked up on this, too.