Fun Just Isn’t What It Used to Be

Originally posted last Halloween, the concept is the same again this year. Just who decided the size of the ‘fun size’ candy bar?

A Trivial Mind At Work


Notice the typical fare from the Halloween bag of 2014. Each of these candies boldly displays the “Fun Size” designation. Maybe I’m just getting older, but doesn’t it seem that fun was much bigger back in the day? When I think of fun, I imagine pyrotechnics and maybe the 1812 Overture playing in the background. This strikes me as a falling way short of the mark. What do you think?

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  1. So true! Still, the “fun size” remains larger than the “snack size”, which might be more appropriately termed “bite size”. Of course, being one who hands out candy these days and expects, based on prior years’ experience, close to two hundred trick-or-treaters with pillow cases and bags in hand, I’m unwilling to shell out the cash for “full size”. Fortunately, our trick-or-treaters are well-mannered and appreciative (and mostly local!) despite the shrinking size of candy. I suppose, as always, it’s a matter perspective. 🙂

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  2. There is a serious point to this. Every item sold in shops here in England is smaller than it used to be. Noticeably smaller. Who does that benefit? Cui bono? The manufacturer and the shop make vastly increased profits. The conspiracy comes in when you realise that from the government’s point of view, this is a simple way of curbing inflation and making themselves look good.

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