Ben by Daniel Shelton


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  1. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 3 years ago

    My wife hinted the same thing.

  2. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    It would be ok if they would shrink the package also. I got some cookies the other day there was more air in the package than cookie. because of the spacing they put in the package with the plastic .And watch out for the chocolate covered cherries a boxt that use to hold 20 now only holds 10

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    the other sneaky thing they do is to concave the bottom of containers so that there is that much less product.

  4. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 3 years ago

    Olivia – NOT THE POINT!!!!

  5. rlaiken

    rlaiken said, over 3 years ago

    One of my many gripes. Thanks for putting it in print.

  6. ariana1729

    ariana1729 said, over 3 years ago

    Um, if X dollars used to buy a pound of whatever and X dollars now buys 3/4 of a pound of whatever, how is that not a price raise??

  7. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    While I agree that in general we all could eat a little less, it’s the deception that’s bothersome. The one that really bugs me is when they package something in a “single serving size” and they overprice it, when all you need to do is get a regular size and put it in a bowl or Tupperware.

  8. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, over 3 years ago

    Initially, the food companies were concerned about the negative response that the downsizing their products would cause with the consumers. That is why the can sizes dropped from 16 ounces to 15.5 ounces with the cans tapering down from the top. This was to give the illusion that the cans were the same size. Instead of honest, some corporation opted for deception.

  9. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    Interesting comment, Olivia….you must be the one who feeds Ben, so who’s fault is it?

  10. renrod001

    renrod001 said, over 3 years ago


    I agree with you, how is that NOT a price raise. I also like the way you make it sound like an Algebra problem. LOL.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Olivia’s got the right idea. And if they cook from scratch that food is not addictive.

  12. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, over 3 years ago

    @ronald rini

    Now they have shrunk the size of the package, lowered the amount inside, AND raised the price.

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