Yes, I know it sucks to pay the same amount of money for a smaller box of cereal, or carton of ice cream, or jar of peanut butter.
But what's the alternative?
Would people be happier, or less peeved, if the food packaging size stayed the same but the price increased?
I'm not necessarily happy about either of these alternatives, but I've simply come to accept it as (1) part of general inflation (2) rising commodity prices (3) corporate profits and (4) a combo of all three.
Same price, smaller packaging ... "food companies are being deceptive! shame on them!"
Higher price, same packaging ... "food companies are being greedy! shame on them!"
I just don't get the angst ... esp. when the alternative isn't all that better.