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Is Pasta Roni/Rice-a-Roni the King of Slack Fill?

Friday, June 27th, 2008

So here’s what you get when you throw down for Parmesan Cheese Pasta Roni. After you take out the all-important but pretty small natural flavoring packet, you’re left with what you see below. Is this what they call “slack fill,” or “the difference between the actual capacity of a container and the volume of product contained therein“?

 You make the call.


California Business And Professions Code BPC Section 12606 has a few things to say about these matters.

If somebody looked into this situation, could that lead to what they call a nuisance lawsuit? We’ll just have to wonder about that.

Imagine what the “Roni” people or the folks at Quaker, a unit of PepsiCo Beverages & Foods, would have to say about this.


Things can get a little complicated when you’re packing up the angel hair. Life was so much simpler back in the day, when the DeDomenico family started up the San Francisco Treat down in the Mission.

Anyway, couldn’t these pasta boxes be a little smaller?