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Shrinking toilet paper

ASDA are at it again with the shrinkflation, this time with their own brand toilet paper "Shades So Soft". In August you could buy 24 rolls with a total area of 65.18m² for £8.00 but from September the same 24 rolls (also £8.00) have a total area of only 63.20m². That's about ¾ of a roll less paper for the same price.

Contents: 24 rolls, 2 ply tissue. Average 210 sheets per roll. Sheet size 122mm x 106mm. Total area 65.18m².
65.18m² for £8.00 (2016-08-12)
Contents: 24 rolls, 2 ply tissue. Average 210 sheets per roll. Sheet size 120mm x 104.5mm. Total area 63.20m².
63.20m² for £8.00 (2016-09-19)

Shrinking shampoo bottles

Alberto Balsam have brought out "new" 350ml bottles of shampoo that ASDA sell for the same price (£1) as the previous 400ml bottles, so you now pay the same price for less. What makes it worse is that when they originally replaced the ASDA branded product with the Alberto Balsam equivalent, it had a "same 400ml fill" label despite it being smaller than the 500ml ASDA version.

ASDA Essentials Coconut Shampoo (500ml) [Source: mySupermarket.co.uk]
500ml
£0.80 (2013)
Alberto Balsam Coconut and Lychee Shampoo (400ml) [Source: Tesco]
400ml
£1.00 (2015)
Alberto Balsam Coconut and Lychee Shampoo (350ml) [Source: Ocado]
350ml
£1.00 (2016)

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