Walmart croutons with caption 'Robbing you w grocery prices and then... literally robbing you.' (l) Walmart building with sign (c) Walmart croutons with caption 'Robbing you w grocery prices and then... literally robbing you.' (r)

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‘I have been tempted to bring a scale into the store’: Walmart customer urged to return Great Value croutons after weighing bag

‘Robbing you w grocery prices and then…literally robbing you.’

 

Braden Bjella

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A Walmart customer on TikTok is calling out the chain’s Great Value brand after receiving a bag of croutons containing less than half of the stated weight.

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In a video with over 378,000 views, Canadian TikTok user Meghan Smorenburg (@meghaannicole) shows a bag of Great Value Caesar Croutons. The bag lists the weight of the croutons as 142 grams. However, when she places the bag on a kitchen scale, she gets a different measurement: just 58 grams.

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“Robbing you w grocery prices and then…literally robbing you,” she says in the text overlaying the video.

“As if groceries weren’t expensive enough in Canada,” she adds in the caption. “Thanks @Walmart Canada.”

Smorenburg later posted several follow-up videos noting that her kitchen scale is accurate and showing the whole bag to prove that she hasn’t tampered with it. 

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@meghaannicole As if groceries weren’t expensive enough in Canada…Thanks @Walmart Canada ♬ original sound – Meghan Smorenburg

Smorenburg isn’t the first to virally complain about the listed weight on a package not matching with the weight of the actual product. One user noted that their 11-ounce bag of Tortiyahs! chips came with just 7 ounces of food. Another weighed a crumbled blue cheese cup from Kroger that claimed to weigh 4 ounces; the true weight was 2.5 ounces. Another customer alleged that their chip bag from Loblaws contained about half as many chips as the weight indicated.

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In the comments section, many users encouraged Smorenburg to escalate the issue with the company.

“Report to company. should be some info at the back,” suggested a commenter.

“There should be a dept of weight and scales. They go around making sure all the weight is correct. Report em,” offered another.

Smorenburg said in a later comment that she simply returned the item, writing, “I ordered online so I just did an online return. Not worth driving to the store.”

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Still, many commenters said that mislabeled weights has become a consistent issue in recent shopping experiences.

“I have been tempted to bring a scale into the store and do it so I don’t have to pay for the items,” detailed a commenter. “It’s against the law.”

“We bought the large can of green beans from Walmart and there was enough in it for 1 serving…..mostly water with a handful of beans,” stated a second.

“My sticks of butter from Walmart were 2.5 grams short on each stick,” wrote a third.

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The Daily Dot reached out to Walmart Canada via Media Relations Contact Form and to Smorenburg via TikTok direct message.

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