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post #76 of 84
I hope this link works on here! I was sent this survey last night by Diane Rockwell, the Cake Lady. She has been invited to speak with the kind folks at Pillsbury in October about the problems with their new product. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, fill this out if you will. She is trying to get feedback from as many people as she can before she goes. This is a wonderful opportunity to be heard!


http://www.facebook.com/l/LAQGdCpkxAQHZqRbsjQsWWdRMf6pvR0dA0vNHHvHtmi9Zgg/https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fspreadsheet%2Fviewform%3Fformkey%3DdEJ2Z3FSbDhTLVZUZFYwQXFpV29qNXc6MQ
post #77 of 84
Thanks so much Inspiredbymom! The FB link came up with a caution message for me... so I've posted a different link below. In response to a letter I sent regarding the newly reformulated cake mixes that were introduced in July, the Smuckers® company, owners of Pillsbury®, has responded and invited me to meet with their marketing and research and development teams in October. While the company knew that many bakeries buy their wholesale bulk cake mix for volume production work, they were surprised to learn that so many small home businesses and bakeries used the 18.25 oz. boxed cake mixes for their cakes. They assumed that grocery store sales reflected household consumers, and the outpouring of unhappy responses they received from business owners regarding the new product was unexpected. In an effort to give them a more accurate picture of how we use cake mixes in our cake decorating businesses, Id appreciate your feedback in the following questionnaire if youd like to participate. Feel free to sign your name or reply anonymously, and thanks so much for your response! Sincerely, Dianne Rockwell dianne.rockwell@comcast.net

I've invited you to fill out the form Cake Mix Survey. To fill it out, visit:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEJ2Z3FSbDhTLVZUZFYwQXFpV29qNXc6MQ
post #78 of 84
Best of luck Dianne! I am in your cheering section! I would be turning cartwheels, but I may break something at my age. icon_smile.gif
post #79 of 84

It's not just cake mixes and ice cream that are shrinking, it is coffee, toilet paper, and the size of the eggs in the carton.  These are just the things that I have noticed.  I'm sure that there are more.  I believe that we need to boycott these large companies and utilize as much as we can the small business person that our wonderful country was built on.  My belief is that these huge conglomerates are killing us financially and other ways too and we just sit back and let them.  My motto is "support your neighbor and not the big box stores".  We have the power because we have the money that they need.  Boycott these people and let them know what you want.  

 

I just made a yellow butter cake and it just does not taste right.  The batter was very thick and my mixer had a hard time beating it.  Whatever they are putting in these new mixes can't be good for us!  I agree - I am going back to basics and baking from scratch.  I started doing this about a year ago for frosting and it is amazing how much better it tastes!  

post #80 of 84

Were there any results from the Pillsbury meeting in October 2012?

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #81 of 84

Everything is in a smaller amount now but you are still paying the price it was at the larger size.  More examples:  candy, cereal, cookies, chips.  I would rather pay more money for a full size product.

post #82 of 84

I am confused, if I order a special cake for any special day, I would expect the cake to be baked from scratch, since when did  scratch baking changed to cake box baking? icon_surprised.gif I must have been living under a rock, will someone explain this to me?icon_confused.gif Please........

post #83 of 84

I only buy two  flavors devils food and lemon. So I think I am just going to get a large airtight canister for each and dump the mixes in those and weigh out what t need. 

post #84 of 84

I think the disingenuous side of the change, is two-fold:  1)  Nowhere on the smaller boxes is there any statement mentioning the reduction in mix size.  It simply gives the 15.25 oz. at the bottom of the box, in hopes bakers just don't notice the change.  2)  The smaller, 15.25 oz. boxes still tout 24 cupcakes, filled 2/3 full.  With 3 oz. less mix and 1/4 cup less liquid, who are they fooling?  This is very deceptive and should not be tolerated by consumers.  It may seem like a small matter, but take this deception and apply it to the many other practices in the food industry.  If no one is watching out for the consumers here, we will certainly begin to get shoddy products of all kinds, with all types of lies attached to them.  Today it's lying about the number of cupcakes one gets from their cake mix.  Tomorrow it will be inferior ingredients, with the claim of all sorts of quality.  It's a slippery slope and needs to stop now!

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