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haagen dasz pints now 14 fl ozs

I just noticed the hd pint dark chocolate is now 14 ozs not 16! It is no longer a pint

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  1. I assume the price did not go down. I would buy from another company and go on their web site and let them know that you are onto them and will not be buying their products. I just did and will see what their response will be.

    http://www.haagen-dazs.com/company/co...

    From their web site ->
    Beginning late January 2009, all Häagen-Dazs branded 16 fl. oz. cartons will change to 14 fl. oz. In March 2009, all Häagen-Dazs branded 32 fl. oz. cartons will change to 28 fl. oz.

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    1. re: MartyB

      Complaining to Haagen Dasz worked. I got emal from them explaining why they did what they did and in today's mail came two coupons for a free 14oz "pint" or a box of ice cream bars :)

      I did the same thing and complained to Bumble Bee about their crudy (not so) solid albacore tunas and got an email and 3 coupons for their 5oz tunas.

      1. re: MartyB

        I'd say that if the 14-oz pint is still a 14-oz pint, and still costs as much as it used to, complaining to them DIDN'T work.

        1. re: MartyB

          All the complaining did was get you two coupons for free ice cream. They didn't change the size back to an appropriate pint of 16 oz.

          1. re: LindaWhit

            True, and so I am not a hypocrite, I will opt for the free boxes of their ice cream bars (unless they shrunk those too :)

            I, by the way, did not use the coupons of Bumble Bee tunas, mostly because they specifically excluded their prime fillet 5oz tunas from the offer. I really didn't need more of their inferior tunas. As it is, I am still stuck with a supply of tunas that I bought from Costco.

      2. I just noticed this as well, perhaps b/c I haven't bought Haagen Dazs in a while b/c it was already so expensive. The new cartons look the same, just smaller. After years of buying 16 oz containers, the new ones feel skimpy. To their credit, the company did not try to hide a smaller amount of product in the same size container, (though I didn't notice it until I got home b/c I had a very sick child with me while shopping), but shrank the carton along with the product. But with the price the same as for the 16 oz, I will go back once again to not buying it.

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        1. re: Cachetes

          other companies products like ben and jerry's have not gone down in size

        2. Over the past year or so, many companies have done this, including other ice cream brands. Here's an article from a few years ago when the non-premium ice cream makers shrunk their sizes: http://www.boston.com/business/globe/... I really wish they would just raise the prices instead of selling us odd sizes of things.

          1. "Half-gallons" haven't been half-gallons in years.

            The only advantage I can see is the calorie savings for those of us that eat the whole thing in one serving rather than suggested 4. LOL.

            1. Wasn't there a huge thread on this earlier in the year?

              I think the issue is that a lot of people have an upper price limit that they will spend for a certain item because they have a budget of $100 or whatever per week. For many within this set budget, an increased price is more likely to stop them from buying the product than a smaller size. That said, HD has always been too expensive for me to buy unless it's on 2 for 1 sale, so it really isn't going to affect me buying it.

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              1. re: queencru

                Yes, there was.
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/588516

                I took the opportunity to wean myself off of the nasty Häagen-Dazs habit to which I had been addicted for the past few years. Thanks, Häagen-Dazs.