Before, a pack of one peso peanut snack was so plumb. A single package was enough to satisfy my craving. Eating five packages could made my tummy full.
Now, a single pack is so thin. It contains only few nuts. I can finish it in few seconds. Open the package, pour the nuts to my palm and munch in.
I was eating the piso snack I was talking about. I examine the package and noticed the net weight. The declared weight was six grams. I wonder if value was exact. Deviating slightly is forgivable. As far as I remember the product net weight should be at least 80% of the declared value.
I got the digital scale and weighed the nuts. The weight was only four grams. The 80% of the declared weight is 4.8 grams. Less than 20% discrepancy might be a machine error. However, more than is likely intentional.
Discrepancy in food weight is very common. Buy meat, fruits, vegetables, fish, sugar and rice. Weigh all of them at home. I bet most of them have weight discrepancy.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.