MAN ACCUSES COMPANIES OF 'GASLIGHTING' CUSTOMERS OVER SHRINKFLATION AFTER TRYING TO BUY TORTILLA CHIP BAG
In a now-viral video, TikTok user Brandon Wenerd (@brandonwenerd) called out a company for producing a bag of chips that had “three… in the whole bag.”
Wenerd recorded himself walking through the aisle of a nondescript grocery store before stopping at the chips.
“Companies are out here gaslighting us into thinking shrinkflation isn’t real,” he said. Then he showed viewers evidence to prove his point. “A woman literally laughed at me when I picked this up,” he added, presenting a bag of Late July Organic Chia Quinoa Tortilla Chips.
“There’s like three chips in the whole bag,” Wenerd said.Since the bag was partially see-through, it was evident that it wasn’t full.
Instead, a handful of chips sat at the bottom of the package surrounded by mostly air.
In the comments, many users affirming the effects of shrinkflation on their favorite brands and food items. “I opened a ‘family size’ bag today,” one person said. “I think it meant it was a family of 7 chips.”