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bijou
05-24-2011, 11:10 AM
Americans are used to super-sizing things by now, a fast food tactic many point to as a catalyst in the country's obesity epidemic. But there's a new trend on the scene, and hopefully this one will tip the scales in the opposite direction mini-sizing.

Bloomberg reports on the option offered by restaurants and chains like Dairy Queen to offer customers a smaller portion of beloved treats like the Blizzard. For those who don't want to down all the calories in a small size of the ice cream dessert, DQ has a 7-ounce mini size at half the calories of the 12-ounce.

Starbucks has also jumped on the tiny train, launching their "petite" line of desserts for just a little bite of something sweet instead of belt-busting larger options.

Even calorie-lovers like McDonalds are trying out to keep your waistline trim, if that's what you're after, testing out chicken bites in Detroit and hawking Angus snack wraps. Of course, calling it a "snack" instead of advertising it as a full meal means a consumer could justify eating the full-size burger as well.link (http://consumerist.com/2011/05/mini-sizing-is-fast-foods-newest-effort-to-be-healthier.html)

Gingersnap
05-24-2011, 11:29 AM
I have seen this trend at DQ! For the longest time I never ordered Blizzards because the smallest size was still way too much. A few weeks ago we stopped there and they had the mini Blizzard at 6 oz. (half the size of a small). This was perfect for me!

I realize I'm not "getting my money's worth" but I'm willing to pay for entertainment food. I would love to see his trend catch on everywhere.

pyackog
05-24-2011, 11:36 AM
People will continue to have bulges until they get off their butts and exercise some. That's what the problem is. We have always eaten shit. We just used to actually stand up and walk to do things like answer the phone, change the channel, etc.

NJCardFan
05-24-2011, 11:46 AM
I have seen this trend at DQ! For the longest time I never ordered Blizzards because the smallest size was still way too much. A few weeks ago we stopped there and they had the mini Blizzard at 6 oz. (half the size of a small). This was perfect for me!

I realize I'm not "getting my money's worth" but I'm willing to pay for entertainment food. I would love to see his trend catch on everywhere.

Sadly, DQ's idiotic commercials will prevent me from ever patronizing them again.

namvet
05-24-2011, 12:28 PM
I had a long talk with a dietician many years ago and she got me off all this fast food shit. I don't miss any of it. now it all taste like crap.

noonwitch
05-24-2011, 01:26 PM
I like the idea of mini orders of french fries (like in the Happy Meals). On the occasional trips to BK, I never want a whole order of fries, just enough to enjoy with my burger.

Madisonian
05-24-2011, 04:47 PM
McD's McDouble, dollar fry and a large Iced Tea. $3.18 tax included.
Breakfast of Champions.

JB
05-24-2011, 05:35 PM
change the channel, etc.Easy there grandpa. My attention span will never be able to return to pre-remote days. :p