Newest shrinkflation: Buddy coke

beans100

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#46
Hi Guys

Has anyone else noticed that all buddy bottles in the stores are now 440ml - and the price has remained the same?

Why has this happened and why have the prices not gone down if the quantity has?

I suspect they are looking to cut costs - but are they going to make it even smaller again once the sugar tax comes in?

These companies make Billions a day in profit - this is just being totally greedy.
I thought the sugar tax already kicked in????
 

SauRoNZA

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#50
Hi Guys

Has anyone else noticed that all buddy bottles in the stores are now 440ml - and the price has remained the same?

Why has this happened and why have the prices not gone down if the quantity has?

I suspect they are looking to cut costs - but are they going to make it even smaller again once the sugar tax comes in?

These companies make Billions a day in profit - this is just being totally greedy.
This is literally what this entire thread is about and then you come and ask if anyone has noticed?

When that’s all we’ve been talking about?

Confused.
 

Insint

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#53
I'd rather have my children drink coke before they think of touching the common boxed fruit juices. Bad stuff.
They should rather just drink water.
Since cutting down on sugar I almost never buy soft drink. These days my intake is water, coffee (1 or 2 at most a day), tea and Woolies milk (unfortunately:crying: not Raw).

Drinking sugar less soft drinks are unfortunately just as bad.
 

Lupus

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#57
Sugar tax is not there to bring the usage down but to rape more citizens. Sugar can be addictive and used in allot of products, so it is just an easy way for government to get more pocket money and to make citizens spend more. Will the price of sigarettes make a smoker stop smoking, no. They call it "sin tax" because it makes the corrupt government sin and the citizens pay the price.
Sugar is not addictive... Stop believing that lie.
 

reactor_sa

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#58
Plus the Coke Zero has a new "Improved Taste" which is effing AWFUL.

It now has a sharp aftertaste similar to this new Coke Life rubbish doing the rounds.

Back to Tab I guess...
So it's not just me that noticed this change about 6 months ago
 

scienide

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#59
Other shrinkflations:
Ellis Brown Coffee Creamer from 1 kg down to 800 grams.
All Gold Tomato Sauce from 750 ml down to 700 ml.
jumping jack small popcorn packets, went from 20g to 14g (we buy the strips normally for the kids) - still same price
 
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