I hate it when I find a great product that gets changed by its manufacturer just to save on production costs.
Laundry detergent companies are notorious for doing this, plus shorting on their amounts to save a few pennies here plus there.
Cheap laundry detergent isn’t the same unless you buy the right brand, but these are often out of stock when I get to the grocery store. I don’t like going from 1 batch that aromas elegant to 1 with a bizarre chemical smell a month or two later. The disruption in global supply chains is likely to have repercussions generations into the future. Therefore, the rising cost of raw goods, materials, plus components that go into making other products will inevitably lead to troubles. A supplier can either raise their prices across the board, or seek a cheaper manufacturing process. Sadly, this was the decision that our a/c filter brand took with their once-great smell reduction filters. They were the first supplier to start spraying 1 of their allergen filter possibilities with a layer of activated charcoal crystals. The amazing thing about the charcoal is that it doesn’t simply absorb smells, but also toxins released from mold spores if you have them getting in from outdoors, then unluckyly, our once beenjoyed charcoal a/c filters are being made poorly plus are shedding crystals into our Heating, Ventilation plus A/C air handler. These small, black charcoal crystals can lead to damage in the evaporator coil plus fan motor. I took our air conditioner system filter back to the store immediately plus got a refund to buy a normal allergen filter.