Rama chose the “Sham Package of the Year”.
Rama’s Creamy Spread won “Cham Pack of the Year”. The product received the highest number of votes in a poll by the Hamburg Consumer Center. The consumer center is calling on the legislature to better protect customers from hidden price increases.
sThe ama was named “Sham Pack of the Year” for 2022 – as in 2019. Since last year, Upfield’s Fat Spread has been sold in 400g instead of 500g for the same price in a can of the same size. The product was 25 percent more expensive, the consumer center in Hamburg criticized on Monday. The “Misleading Packet of the Year” election is organized every year.
Each year the Consumer Center holds an election for “Scammer Pack of the Year”. Consumers can vote online on awarding a negative prize. This time, 34,293 people took part, more than double the number of participants the previous year, according to Consumer Center.
According to the information, Upfield also reduced packaging quantities for its Lätta, Sanella, Becel and Violife brands last year. The company justified its actions with “significant cost increases across our supply chain”. The change also appears on the packages.
Five nominees have been nominated – plus Rama, Leerdammer cheese slices, Calgon water softener, Haribo Goldbears and Pringles chips. The list goes back to tips and complaints from last year. The Hamburg consumer center called on the legislature to better protect consumers from hidden price increases.
“For years we have been documenting the least egregious deception of companies, but only the legislature can put an end to the hustle and bustle,” explained Armin Valet of the Consumer Advice Center in Hamburg. He continued, “The packages must always be full, and only in exceptional cases is technically necessary airspace allowed.” Valet also pointed to the additional environmental impact of bulky plastic packaging.
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