Sun 3 Nov, 2013 07:21 pm
it seems that I have in the last year seen many bags made with tiny potatoes, unlike anything I ever used to see. I am talking about potatoes 1/3 the size of what I would call normal for this product. what is going on?

1) cheapness to make more profits?

2) small is in?

3) want more chips in those tiny single serve bags that contain almost no product anymore?

4) is there a potato chip potato shortage so they have to take what they can get?

I find it annoying what ever the reason, they are almost impossible to dip, and they are messy.
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hawkeye10
 
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Sun 3 Nov, 2013 07:30 pm
@hawkeye10,


smaller chips gets the number per bag up, is that the deal here?

does this BS make ANY sense in an age were we routinely talk about the carbon footprint of our consumption?
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Region Philbis
 
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Sun 3 Nov, 2013 08:02 pm

http://www.askipedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Funny-Lays-Potato-Chips-Ad.jpg
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hawkeye10
 
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Sun 3 Nov, 2013 11:43 pm
come on people, this is a serious discussion on truth, sustainability, whether capitalism sustains our values, and who runs this society....or should..

can A2K discuss such matters anymore?
PUNKEY
 
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Mon 4 Nov, 2013 08:10 am
@hawkeye10,
Small is in. Some major candy bar manufacturers are no longer making their big bars because consumers want the smaller size.

I never liked those big chips, anyway.
hawkeye10
 
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Mon 4 Nov, 2013 11:22 am
@PUNKEY,
but they are almost impossible to dip.....this is like Ritz crackers which are now about half the size they used to be plus a very brittle which they did not used to be making them very difficult to use for what was their main purpose, loading up before we plopped it al in our mouth.

I am getting very annoyed with the quality of products going in reverse, and I want to know why this happens in market capitalism.
DrewDad
 
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Mon 4 Nov, 2013 12:49 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:
I find it annoying what ever the reason, they are almost impossible to dip, and they are messy.

Perhaps you just have fat fingers, and you will derive health benefits of being unable to dip the chips.

Or perhaps you're mentally challenged, in that you are unable to problem solve how to hold a chip by its edge.

Either/or.
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DrewDad
 
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Mon 4 Nov, 2013 12:59 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:
I want to know why this happens in market capitalism.

Oh. The word you're looking for is "profits."

There's a whole psychology/biology to snack foods. As they better understand the mechanism of satiety, they're designing the snack foods in such a way that you can just shovel them into your face all day long and not get full.

Satiety reflex is based not just on how much you eat, but how you eat it. Small bites, that don't need to be thoroughly chewed very much, don't trigger the satiety reflex.

If they can get you to eat more, for longer, then they make more money.
chai2
 
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Mon 4 Nov, 2013 02:38 pm
I say we boycott Lays. It's obvious these small chips are homophobia at it's worst.

Let me get a petition up online.

BRB
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hawkeye10
 
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Mon 4 Nov, 2013 05:00 pm
@DrewDad,
Quote:
There's a whole psychology/biology to snack foods. As they better understand the mechanism of satiety, they're designing the snack foods in such a way that you can just shovel them into your face all day long and not get full.

Satiety reflex is based not just on how much you eat, but how you eat it. Small bites, that don't need to be thoroughly chewed very much, don't trigger the satiety reflex.
perhaps, but my understanding of the mini fad is that it is driven by consumer demand for novelty and indulgence. the novelty is that we can now make things a lot smaller due to advances in factory processes. the indulgence is that we feel so rich that we can practice wildly inefficient acts and not care, like the movie star porn bio I read where someone or another said that she loves chicken McNuggets, but that she only eats the boot shaped ones.

small chips have always been around, they used to be in store brand bags, so novelty does not explain it.

inefficient maybe, they are hard to dip and are messy.

I would be interesting to know if people like these new mini chips, and if not the question becomes how does it get to be in FL's interest to make them anyways. one possibility that i am only know thinking of is maybe FL has now driven so much of their competition out of the market that they just dont care what people want. this would be a scary look at the current state of capitalism if true.

DrewDad
 
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Mon 4 Nov, 2013 05:12 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:
perhaps, but my understanding...

...is non-existent.

Thank you for playing.
hawkeye10
 
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Mon 4 Nov, 2013 06:38 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:

hawkeye10 wrote:
perhaps, but my understanding...

...is non-existent.

Thank you for playing.
a fine example of why A2K is dying right here.....
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