Newest shrinkflation: Buddy coke

JJCT

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I don't drink soft drinks and I rarely drink juice so I usually buy the 200ml juice six packs when they are on special at Makro so I don't waste.

I bought some today and see a new flavour, Fruit Punch. I did not really have a good look I just grabbed it with the others. When I got home and took a closer look I see it says Fruit & Water Swirl.... I first think WTF is a Fruit & Water Swirl then it clicks, well done Ceres well done.

I actually water down juice anyway but obviously it works out cheaper if I do it but suppose it's more convenient if I'm not at home.
 

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I don't drink soft drinks and I rarely drink juice so I usually buy the 200ml juice six packs when they are on special at Makro so I don't waste.

I bought some today and see a new flavour, Fruit Punch. I did not really have a good look I just grabbed it with the others. When I got home and took a closer look I see it says Fruit & Water Swirl.... I first think WTF is a Fruit & Water Swirl then it clicks, well done Ceres well done.

I actually water down juice anyway but obviously it works out cheaper if I do it but suppose it's more convenient if I'm not at home.
60% juice to 40% water ratio is still pretty good compared to some other brands I have seen in supermarkets classified as "fruit juices"...
 

JJCT

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60% juice to 40% water ratio is still pretty good compared to some other brands I have seen in supermarkets classified as "fruit juices"...
The normal ones say 100% juice blend so 40% less juice is quite a bit for them. But like I said I water down juice anyway so I like it as a product.
 

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The normal ones say 100% juice blend so 40% less juice is quite a bit for them. But like I said I water down juice anyway so I like it as a product.
Less fruit, more water, same price.
 

InusB

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Is it just the batch I bought or is Willards cheese curls also getting smaller. The chips are smaller than usual. Have the big packets always weighed 150g?
 

Ho3n3r

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The next wave is here...

Saw 1.5 litre plastic bottle Fantas and Sprites at Pick 'n Pay Southdowns this weekend... Haven't seen them anywhere else yet.

The Fanta had a catchphrase on it that's obviously an attempt at fooling people into thinking the smaller size is a good thing - something like "6 delicious servings in one bottle".
 

rodga

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The next wave is here...

Saw 1.5 litre plastic bottle Fantas and Sprites at Pick 'n Pay Southdowns this weekend... Haven't seen them anywhere else yet.

The Fanta had a catchphrase on it that's obviously an attempt at fooling people into thinking the smaller size is a good thing - something like "6 delicious servings in one bottle".
argh im seeing this sort of thing more and more lately
:sick:
 

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The next wave is here...

Saw 1.5 litre plastic bottle Fantas and Sprites at Pick 'n Pay Southdowns this weekend... Haven't seen them anywhere else yet.

The Fanta had a catchphrase on it that's obviously an attempt at fooling people into thinking the smaller size is a good thing - something like "6 delicious servings in one bottle".
Eish, there goes using Sprite with rum. At least these township brands like Twizza and Refresh will still be available.
 
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eg2505

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argh im seeing this sort of thing more and more lately
:sick:
how to make more money, economics 101,
funny how pepsi buddy has stayed at a bigger size, even the same price in some cases.

just think they cheating inflation big time in SA, to show growth, even though things are mega expensive lately.
 

backstreetboy

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The next wave is here...

Saw 1.5 litre plastic bottle Fantas and Sprites at Pick 'n Pay Southdowns this weekend... Haven't seen them anywhere else yet.

The Fanta had a catchphrase on it that's obviously an attempt at fooling people into thinking the smaller size is a good thing - something like "6 delicious servings in one bottle".
Que? 1.5l bottles have been around since ages. Can you return them for a deposit?
 

rodga

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Que? 1.5l bottles have been around since ages. Can you return them for a deposit?
thats the normal returnable ones in the cape
gauteng never had 1,5l afaik...
and these are like the pos 2l bottles that after 1 day all the gas is out
 

supersunbird

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Still haven't bought a 440ml coke (or any other 440) with my money since this change*

*just for other people with their money
 
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