Yikes !What Happened to Whitman's Samplers?

@snowy22315 (44120)
United States
December 23, 2017 11:17am CST
We always liked Whitman's Samplers with the double layers and map. I got a box yesterday..I thought they were a good price at only 5.00, but there is a big catch..that buys you an 8 oz box!! No double layers! Inflation I guess. They had the map and most of the old favorites..but I was expecting a regular size box. Oh well, I suppose I don't need all that chocolate hanging around..However, I feel kind of ripped off. I suppose the double layer box is 10. At least I still have some for guests..Have you bought any Christmas chocolate?
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@DianneN (74478)
• United States
23 Dec
Inflation! No Christmas chocolate here.
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@moffittjc (41251)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Dec
How about Hanukkah chocolate? Was there any of that available? There is a very heavy Jewish population in south Florida, there should be plenty of delicious Jewish delicacies available!
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@DianneN (74478)
• United States
25 Dec
@moffittjc I bought Hanukkah chocolates in CT for my grandchildren before we came down to south Florida. Didn't want to take any chances with their being none left!
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
25 Dec
@DianneN Yes, I understand...!
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@LadyDuck (147879)
• Switzerland
23 Dec
Yes, I bought chocolates, my favorite is a box of Cailler Femina Noir, delicious black chocolates.
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
23 Dec
Cailler Femina Noir: never seen this kind around here, (so far)
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@LadyDuck (147879)
• Switzerland
23 Dec
@marlina I do not know if those chocolates are available outside Switzerland. They are surely my favorite. I bought two boxes because there was a Christmas promotion.
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
23 Dec
@LadyDuck You might be able to get them at a specialty store, but not sure I have seen them either. I am sure they are delicious!!
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@amadeo (61875)
• United States
23 Dec
we still have them here.CVS had them.Nothing happen to them.
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
23 Dec
The standard box used to be double layered..this was one single layer.
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@amadeo (61875)
• United States
23 Dec
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@JohnRoberts (52340)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Dec
That's inflation for you.
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
23 Dec
undoubtedly!
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• United States
23 Dec
Yes I noticed they have skimped a lot this year. And Russel Stovers are cheaper than Whitmans now, at least here.
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
23 Dec
Russell Stovers here was the same price for an 8 oz box.
@Tampa_girl7 (24963)
• United States
23 Dec
That seems to be the way most things are. They are ripping us off
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
23 Dec
It's a cycle..enough people will complain and they will go back to making it the regular size but charge twice as much!
@marlina (71303)
• Canada
23 Dec
It is unbelievable how the chocolate size of the boxes have shrunk.
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@KristenH (23335)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
23 Dec
No Christmas chocolate this year. But I remember buying those sample boxes years ago for my grandfather and to other people a long time ago.
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
23 Dec
Our family has traditionally had them for the holidays.
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@KristenH (23335)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
23 Dec
@snowy22315 Great minds think alike.
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@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
23 Dec
I was surprised at the shrinking size of cereal boxes. I have not purchased any chocolate, but I think my husband did. I ask him to hide it from me to avoid my eating too much of it.
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
23 Dec
I don't tend to OD on chocolate but it is awfully tempting to grab a piece here and there I must admit.
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@moffittjc (41251)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Dec
There's a Whitman's Chocolate factory in St. Augustine on the east coast of Florida. Every time I visit St. Augustine I just have to stop by the factory and take a tour. They let you eat chocolate and sample the goodies all along the tour! One of my favorite things to do!
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
25 Dec
I will have to remember that. Another reason to love St. Augustine my favorite Florida town really.
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@moffittjc (41251)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Dec
@snowy22315 It's my favorite Florida town too! I go there often, and just about any chance I get. I never get tired of it!
• United States
24 Dec
just like everything else..you get less for your money now. i don't buy candy..but my grandma used to pig down those boxed candies.
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
25 Dec
you do
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@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec
I buy dinky little packets of Lindt chocolates but when I work out how much each piece costs I'm always a bit horrified. Luckily I don't buy it too often. We were given small tins of toffees once for helping out at something and there were just 6 toffees rattling around in a tin that could have held 20. It's pretty annoying - just the principle of putting as few as possible and charging as much as possible.
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@snowy22315 (44120)
• United States
23 Dec
Yeah, it is that!
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@kobesbuddy (41060)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Dec
Nope, but Jay got Christmas chocolates, for a gift. There's half as many in a box! As you said, none of us need that much candy, during the holidays.
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@Marty1 (31934)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
27 Dec
I didn't buy any chocolates this year. I do not remember the last time i bought them but can be sure they don't give as much as they used to give out. Did you ever read the series about a catering place by Isis Crawford and the one character is always pulling chocolates out all the time even when they go out solving a mystery! I am not sure what the series is called though?
@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
25 Dec
Yes it is Crazy.. Way higher prices now for less