Supermarket deals are they the real thing?

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Found 19th Apr 2008
When Supermarkets do a promotion on a product is it the same product you pay full price for. Take for example they were doing a promotion on Ragu. The Ragu seemed more runny than the stuff i had got before and when i got some from Costco it was definately thicker in texture. Is it just a coincidence in a change of recipe or do some manufacturers dum down their products in offers.

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I should think its coincidence as the manafacturer wont choose who does promotions. it will be the stores choice..also they would have to alter the ingredients to reflect the greater or lesser quantitys used
maybe it was cold in costco... make the sauce appear thicker lol

bellabonkers;1928123

I should think its coincidence as the manafacturer wont choose who does … I should think its coincidence as the manafacturer wont choose who does promotions. it will be the stores choice..also they would have to alter the ingredients to reflect the greater or lesser quantitys usedmaybe it was cold in costco... make the sauce appear thicker lol



my guess is your right temp defnitely would have a bearing in wether its thick or runny

I thought this the other day when i bought walkers crisps on promotion and loads of the bags were not as full as normal! I quite regularly buy walkers but that time they were ridiculous!!

KELLY 'N' STEVE;1928154

I thought this the other day when i bought walkers crisps on promotion … I thought this the other day when i bought walkers crisps on promotion and loads of the bags were not as full as normal! I quite regularly buy walkers but that time they were ridiculous!!


yeah but the thing is if they advertise 25g or whatever it is then they have to give you 25g or they could be done under trade descriptions.

KELLY 'N' STEVE;1928154

I thought this the other day when i bought walkers crisps on promotion … I thought this the other day when i bought walkers crisps on promotion and loads of the bags were not as full as normal! I quite regularly buy walkers but that time they were ridiculous!!



They have to be at the weight on the bag, Walkers would be committing suicide if they did that.

Multi-pack bags are smaller in weight than regular bags.

I will remember that for next time and try to resist opening them otherwise no proof!!! (Crisp addict!!)

KELLY 'N' STEVE;1928180

I will remember that for next time and try to resist opening them … I will remember that for next time and try to resist opening them otherwise no proof!!! (Crisp addict!!)


mmmm yummy, pringles are the worst. It really is a case of once you pop you cant stop
whats your fav flavour?

Salt and vinegar! My favourite flavour on all crisps!!

As far as I know - the supermarket approaches the supplier about an offer and the supplier is supposed to help out with the cost. These goods often have special packaging and therefore could be produced separately easily enough. The spec is usually downgraded for these offers to offset some of the cost - therefore I reckon it is entirely possible that certain goods are not as good as those that are full-priced. If weight is stated however, I'm sure this has to be adhered to - unless of course the weight measuer is left off the special promotion goods!!!
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