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Original Package Size Reference? Thu, 03/24/11 11:18 AM (permalink)
It's getting to be a crapshoot each time I try to resurrect a recipe from an old cookbook or recipe source. With packaging shrinking, when a can or package of something is called for without a specified weight or volume, it's getting more and more difficult to approximate the orignal recipe. I just noticed the latest fast one that's been pulled the other day with Mayo. Looks like the quart has now been redefined to 30 oz with Kraft products. Is there a website or anyone know of a reference with a sampling of what original sizes of products were?

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    Re:Original Package Size Reference? Thu, 03/24/11 4:13 PM (permalink)
    Who knows anymore Dawn. Tuna I know has been 7, 6 1/2, 6 and now 5 1/2. It's total BS what these companies do.

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      Re:Original Package Size Reference? Thu, 03/24/11 8:37 PM (permalink)
      What annoys me the most is when they downsize the contents (weight and/or volume) while leaving the package looking so close to the former size that it is almost impossible to notice a difference.  And, although I may be wrong on this, I think in some cases they have added more water (or other liquid) to cover the decrease in the quantity of usable product, just so they could have the same sized can as before.
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