Credit to my sister for solving the mystery of the missing orange. As reported in As food costs rise, supermarket products shrink “[l]ast year, Tropicana announced it was effectively raising prices by shrinking its trademark orange juice carton to 59 ounces, from 64 ounces, citing a winter freeze that damaged crops.” Accompanying the story is an image of the old and new Tropicana cartons. Before I took the picture in the prior post I compared the two cartons in every way–except, obviously, their volume, because they appeared to be the same size.
Well done, sis. You win a lifetime subscription to A Foolish Consistency.