do we use more toilet paper because the cabinet is stuffed with them?
I never thought of that, LOL.
For us, it's not about the "bulk" but about the cost. I know I watch my use more for expensive things than less expensive things. Not sure why as it costs money all the same.
I agree with the snack foods. If we have snacks in the house, we eat them. If I don't have pretzels, chips, goldfish, crackers, granola bars...well, we really tend to choose different (healthier) things for snacks. It's not about the quantity or bulk, it's actually having that type of food in our house.
I buy big bags of rice and a huge bag of frozen chicken breats. I don't think we eat more or larger servings of rice or chicken just because we have it in bulk. If I buy a case of soda, I still only drink 3 a week. It's just cheaper to get the case on sale than buying 3 individual cans a week.
So for my family buying in bulk does not mean bulk consumption. I think, LOL.