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‘Me too, Cookie Monster’: Brown calls out companies for ‘shrinkflation’

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2024
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Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chariman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Allison Robbert

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called out companies for “shrinkflation” Monday after Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster expressed frustration with the practice in a social media post.

“Me hate shrinkflation! Me cookies are getting smaller,” Cookie Monster wrote in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Brown, who serves as the chair of the Senate Banking Committee, agreed with the fuzzy blue Sesame Street character and slammed companies for shrinking the size of their products without cutting prices.

“Me too, Cookie Monster,” Brown wrote on X. “Big corporations shrink the size of their products...

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