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September 24th, 2002

The Sugar Dupe

As The Daily Ping’s consumer reporter, I have informed you of a big dupe before. I’m here to tell you about another one, and it involves a white powder.

It’s sugar! Just sugar.

Ask yourself what size bag plain, white sugar comes in. Five pounds? Well, that’s what it used to come in. Quietly and without any large rollout, sugar bags have been reduced in size to four pounds. This is now out-of-line with flour, which is still predominantly sold in five-pound bags. But sugar, the staple of every hyperactive child’s diet, is now only in four-pound bags. At least around here.

Why was it done? I’m sure it was for cost reasons; a four-pound bag of sugar costs about the same as yesteryear’s five-pound bag. It’s a subtle change, but a change nonetheless.

Posted in Consumer Commentary

FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday September 24, 2002 -- 12:26:39 am
Wankers!



FROM: DAVE
DATE: Tuesday September 24, 2002 -- 5:13:52 am
hMMM.. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE POINT IN THE CHANGE WAS...



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday September 24, 2002 -- 11:34:08 am
I think that a Dupe Militia should form. Paul, you can head up the team. Special stickers would be made that read "NEW! Smaller size!" in a burst, then members of the militia could slap these stickers on appropriate products at the supermarket.

Viva la revolution!



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday September 24, 2002 -- 6:06:40 pm
So this is why I've been getting less coverage in response to my "pour some sugar on me!" requests.



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