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What discontinued products do you miss?

Miri1 Oct 14, 2010 08:06 PM

I grew up in a veggie household, and one of my favorite things was a canned sandwich spread type thing called Nuteena made by either Loma Linda or Morningstar Farms. I loved it sliced, on bread with mustard. it's long gone, but I still miss it. One of those companies (at least I think it was one of those) used to also make these breakfast bars that were sort of cake line, with a glaze over the top. They were wrapped in a foil like wrapper, two bars to a package and came in either chocolate, vanilla or strawberry. Does anyone remember those? They were so good.

I also miss a Pepperidge Farm cookie- chocolate sandwich cookie with walnuts in the cookie and a cream filling. I haven't seen them in years... those were my favorites.

What products do you miss?


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    Beckyleach RE: Miri1 Oct 14, 2010 08:59 PM

    I think they were called "Yes, Yes!" cookies: coconut and caramel. Sort of like the current Girl Scout Cookies called Samoas, but much, much better.

    And my father simply adored--and thus we kids loved it, too :-) --a kind of grapefruit soda called "Wink."

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    1. re: Beckyleach
      eclecticsynergy RE: Beckyleach Oct 16, 2010 10:24 AM

      Yah, I remember Wink fondly. I think there's still a mass-market grapefruit soda available (regular, not the diet one)... Anyone know it?

      1. re: eclecticsynergy
        John E. RE: eclecticsynergy Oct 16, 2010 11:48 AM

        Squirt is a mass-market grapefruit soda that is available in both diet and regualar.

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          onceadaylily RE: John E. Oct 16, 2010 12:26 PM

          Squirt is a super sweet lemon-lime soda, I think. You might mean Fresca? That's a grapefruit soda. I used to really like it.

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            John E. RE: onceadaylily Oct 16, 2010 03:09 PM

            I'm pretty sure Squirt is more grapefruit than lemon-lime. 7Up and Sprite are lemon-lime and they don't taste like Squirt. Electic was asking about non-diet grapefruit soda. I think all Fresca is diet.

            1. re: John E.
              onrushpam RE: John E. Oct 16, 2010 03:14 PM

              There are a couple of Mexican grapefruit sodas, available in the ethnic/hispanic sections of many markets. Jarritos is one. There's another that is less sweet I like better, but I can't remember the name of it. Both are made with sugar, rather than HFCS. Fresca is diet. Squirt is also grapefruit and comes in both diet and regular.

              1. re: John E.
                onceadaylily RE: John E. Oct 16, 2010 04:09 PM

                Sorry, and you are right. I always thought it was lemon-lime (the label just says 'citrus'), but the boyfriend keeps a few cans on hand, and I just went and read the side of one of the cans. It is indeed grapefruit, hidden under a boatload of sugar.

                1. re: John E.
                  jeanmarieok RE: John E. Oct 17, 2010 04:03 PM

                  Squirt is grapefruit flavored. I like it better than Fresca.

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                    chowdom RE: jeanmarieok Apr 9, 2014 10:04 PM

                    Fresca was amazing before they changed and ruined it...not even close to the original formula

                    1. re: chowdom
                      monkeyrotica RE: chowdom Apr 15, 2014 03:23 AM

                      Pellegrino makes a grapefruit soda called Pompelmo. Basically just grapefruit and seltzer, but at least it doesn't have that nasty Fresca Aspartame aftertaste.


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                        MacGuffin RE: monkeyrotica Apr 15, 2014 06:09 AM

                        Their sodas are all good! My two favorites are the grapefruit and the blood orange. Six-packs of cans are regularly offered on sale at Whole Foods and Fairway and they're really inexpensive. They have nice carbonation, too--lots of fizzy little (think Pellegrino) bubbles. :)

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                          monkeyrotica RE: MacGuffin Apr 16, 2014 03:18 AM

                          I like them because they're not sickly sweet, which is why I've pretty much given up on sodas. Had a bad incident at a fountain machine where I tried to get lemonade and got Sprite instead. It tasted like carbonated Karo Syrup.

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                            MacGuffin RE: monkeyrotica Apr 16, 2014 05:45 AM

                            I agree. I've cut down my soda consumption a LOT recently (my fear is that my pancreas will bring me up on a charge of attempted murder) but when I do drink it, I look for brands that use sugar (and that aren't bottled by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group). Sierra Mist is similar to Sprite and 7 Up but is sweetened with sugar and uses natural flavors. It's my go-to for our weekly post-colloquium parties at school.

                  2. re: John E.
                    PotatoHouse RE: John E. May 21, 2013 04:34 PM

                    You are correct sir.

                  3. re: onceadaylily
                    iL Divo RE: onceadaylily Oct 16, 2010 04:53 PM

                    oh no, Squirt is definitely grapefruit flavored.
                    I love the stuff, and can still on occasion find it.
                    plus Fresca's diet

                    1. re: iL Divo
                      onceadaylily RE: iL Divo Oct 18, 2010 07:33 PM

                      Honestly, I used to love it, but now it tastes akin to Mountain Dew. But I'm finding that with quite a few things as I drag my heels through my thirties. The boyfriend still likes to have some on hand, but I only ever use a splash of it in a gin mixer to supplement the lemon-lime sparkling water I use. I've begun to wonder if my palate is becoming as sensitive to sugar as it has become to salt, or if it's just the HFCS thing.

                      And maybe I just preferred to view Fresca as a regular, light, refreshing type of soda. You know, like Tab. ;)

                      1. re: onceadaylily
                        BobB RE: onceadaylily Oct 19, 2010 07:19 AM

                        "I've begun to wonder if my palate is becoming as sensitive to sugar as it has become to salt, or if it's just the HFCS thing."

                        I got sick of sweet drinks ages ago - I might have three or four sodas a year now, if that. I don't think it has anything to do with HFCS - nor do I claim to be one of those who can taste any difference. Whether the drink is made with HFCS or any other form of sugar, I don't care, there's just too damn much of the stuff. I'll stick with sparkling water, thanks, ideally with a splash of cranberry or lime.

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                          ZenSojourner RE: BobB Oct 19, 2010 09:19 AM

                          "Taste Matters"


                          It's not only our eyesight that changes as we age. >:D

                          1. re: BobB
                            DRiffeyAusTx RE: BobB Apr 29, 2011 11:29 AM

                            You know, I get nervous when I think about how a 2-liter of cola cost less than 2-liters of water??!!!!

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                              The Professor RE: DRiffeyAusTx May 13, 2012 06:08 PM

                              I know. That's scary, isn't it. The commoditization of water is one of the more frightening developments of recent years.
                              And bottled water is on e of the biggest scams ever perpetrated on consumers.
                              P.T. Barnum (or whomever _actually_ said the famous quote about suckers) was absolutely right.

                          2. re: onceadaylily
                            chowdom RE: onceadaylily Apr 9, 2014 10:06 PM

                            Fresca was reformulated and is now awful, it was once terrific.

                            1. re: chowdom
                              fldhkybnva RE: chowdom Apr 10, 2014 03:31 AM

                              It's different but I still enjoy it though prefer the flavored versions.

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                                MacGuffin RE: chowdom Apr 10, 2014 09:47 AM

                                I don't know which era you guys are referring to but I gave up on diet sodas (when I was a kid) when the government made bottlers switch from cyclamate to whatever (probably saccharin). Adding a little bit back didn't solve the problem of horrible taste but in all fairness, I have to allow for the possibility that a lot of things I found delicious up to the time I was a young teen might taste vile to me now. I drank a lot of Fresca and Tab, though, just because it was in the house.

                            2. re: iL Divo
                              sparky403 RE: iL Divo Nov 20, 2012 10:12 AM

                              all this talk of fresca is making me think I am going to have to watch Caddy shack soon...

                              " Are you my friend Mr. Scholarship winner? Hmmmm, hmmm hmm.. how bout' a fresca" ~ Ted Knight...

                            3. re: onceadaylily
                              nvcook RE: onceadaylily Oct 18, 2010 08:47 PM

                              One of my favorite lines from Caddyshack, "anybody want a Fresca?"

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                                John E. RE: nvcook Oct 18, 2010 09:43 PM


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                                  onceadaylily RE: nvcook Oct 23, 2010 06:34 PM


                                2. re: onceadaylily
                                  mamachef RE: onceadaylily Oct 22, 2010 01:52 PM

                                  Nope, Squirt's grapefruit. : ) Great in grapefruit cake...or over ice...

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                                    onceadaylily RE: mamachef Oct 23, 2010 06:33 PM

                                    I hear it's okay when splashed over a gin mixer. That's the word on the street, anyway.

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                                      buttertart RE: onceadaylily Oct 23, 2010 06:47 PM

                                      That was a big-time ladies' drink in my childhood. Must get some grapefruit soda, the bitterness is good with gin.

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                                        nvcook RE: buttertart Nov 7, 2010 07:30 PM


                                  2. re: onceadaylily
                                    TokenOne RE: onceadaylily Jan 25, 2011 07:39 AM

                                    Squirt was Grapefruit, Fresca was too, but Fresca was diet
                                    bubble up was also Lemon Lime, used to be frosty after litle league
                                    If you got first two bottles.

                                    1. re: onceadaylily
                                      thatkid RE: onceadaylily Apr 10, 2014 05:11 AM

                                      You might have been thinking of Sprite instead of Squirt...(I've done the same thing.)

                                  3. re: eclecticsynergy
                                    paprkutr RE: eclecticsynergy Oct 17, 2010 10:12 AM

                                    Try www.sodapopstop.com This is Galgos Market that carries all old sodas, and beers. Hundreds of kinds, new and old. Call them or check them out on line.

                                    1. re: eclecticsynergy
                                      Just Visiting RE: eclecticsynergy Nov 4, 2010 03:24 PM

                                      If you want some fantastic grapefruit soda, get you some TING! It is a Jamaican grapefruit soda and the only soda that actually quenches thirst. It is fantastic, I say! Not usually found in the soda aisle. Look in the "foreign foods" section, which always strikes me as an anachronism in DC, where everyone is from another country.

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                                        just_M RE: Just Visiting Nov 4, 2010 06:57 PM

                                        If we get to look to foreign lands I vote for KAZ from Spain. Delicious lemon flavor on its own and also the only beverage to make gin palatable to me. Gin and KAZ try it next time your in Spain.... so very good :-)

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                                          Betharu RE: Just Visiting Dec 11, 2010 03:31 PM

                                          Love Ting - got addicted to it in Jamaica. Its good with Vodka too!!!

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                                            vjgower RE: Just Visiting Feb 5, 2011 04:16 PM

                                            Kroger now carries Ting. I am not sure in which department, but I saw the week before they closed in my city several weeks ago. I used to look forward to my trips to Jamaica partly because Ting is an awesome soft drink.

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                                              MrsJTW RE: Just Visiting Dec 9, 2013 02:50 PM

                                              I will have to look for that! I bet it doesn't have HFCS in it. Bonus!

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                                                MacGuffin RE: MrsJTW Dec 9, 2013 03:22 PM

                                                It doesn't. I LOVE Ting although I feel disloyal to Squirt admitting it.

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                                                  MrsJTW RE: MacGuffin Dec 9, 2013 03:29 PM

                                                  Thank you! I found some Ting on Amazon. I saved it in my shopping list for when I have the extra dough. =)

                                          2. re: Beckyleach
                                            John E. RE: Beckyleach Oct 16, 2010 11:47 AM

                                            From Wikipedia: "In the United States, Wink is still available from some bottlers in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia."

                                            1. re: Beckyleach
                                              lonniechu RE: Beckyleach Jan 28, 2011 06:25 AM

                                              I see nobody but you and I recall "yes yes" cookies. We all loved them - four sisters. I'd completely forgotten about them. Found this just now at the Pocono Record website:

                                              "A few months ago, a dear friend gave me the enclosed letter from your newspaper section, "Write to Know," which was given to her by her sister-in-law. I couldn't believe my eyes as I read this letter. All three of us worked where "Yes Yes" cookies were made in Clifton, N.J.

                                              "The name of the company was Federal Sweets and Biscuit Co., on Clifton Boulevard, Clifton, N.J. I started working there in June 1961, right after I graduated high school. Federal Sweets closed its doors many, many years ago and sold most of its recipes to a company in Massachusetts. The Yes Yes cookies were one of many cookies that were made at Federal Sweets. Others included Vita Sticks, Hawaiian Lei, Pecan Pies, Dutch Boy and Girl, Peanut Butter Patties, Chocolate Mints, Sugar Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, Jelly Jumbles and more."

                                              1. re: Beckyleach
                                                lechai RE: Beckyleach Mar 17, 2011 08:19 PM

                                                They still have that Samoas cookie

                                                1. re: Beckyleach
                                                  gmm RE: Beckyleach Nov 29, 2011 07:24 PM

                                                  Hometown Favorites carries Wink soda.


                                                  1. re: Beckyleach
                                                    MrsJTW RE: Beckyleach Dec 9, 2013 02:44 PM

                                                    I really miss Canfield's 50/50 pop from Chicago that was grapefruit flavored. Someone suggested Fresca, but it just isn't the same. The only thing I ever had that was close to it was Citra made by Coca Cola which was also discontinued. I had Citra in late '90's/early 00's in Central Illinois. I think the area may have been a test market. Funny I liked 50/50 so much because I hate grapefruit & grapefruit juice.

                                                    I also remember finding mint Snapple tea in NW Indiana & often found the raspberry tea easily up there, too. Had a friend on the east coast that had told me to look for it. Never saw the mint anywhere else & been years since I saw a raspberry tea that wasn't diet. I also can't stand most iced tea, but did like these.

                                                    Oh! And I used to get Clearly Canadian & another flavored sparkling water brand I can't remember in the 90's.

                                                    I haven't had any soda at all in a few years now...

                                                  2. Perilagu Khan RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 06:57 AM

                                                    O'Grady's Potato Chips

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                                                      FoodChic RE: Perilagu Khan Oct 20, 2010 02:18 PM

                                                      Amen to that!

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                                                        somervilleoldtimer RE: FoodChic Dec 29, 2010 10:03 PM

                                                        Chipos potato "chips". Or maybe "potato" "chips". But they sure were good.

                                                      2. re: Perilagu Khan
                                                        mushroomsandwich RE: Perilagu Khan Jan 19, 2012 06:30 AM

                                                        O'Grady's Au Gratin!!!! LOVED
                                                        Also, Russel Stover rosebud mints, sigh! A velvety smooth little pastel mint with a crunchy
                                                        sugar crust & a buttercream rosebud on top. I would eat 12 at a time.

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                                                          MacGuffin RE: mushroomsandwich Sep 20, 2013 05:12 AM

                                                          There was, for many years, a Russell Stover store on 42nd St. just east of Sixth Ave. They sold candy by the piece and I used to buy your mints, the crunchy coconut cups, and the buttercreams enrobed in milk and dark chocolate. I SO miss that store. :`(

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                                                            chowdom RE: MacGuffin Apr 9, 2014 10:02 PM

                                                            I remember Russell Stover and the Barton's candy stores that were sprinkled around the city. I always requested the same item a coffee ice cream sandwich not all of the stores stocked them. I was too small to see over the counter or into the freezer if there was one, I just remember someone magically producing this treat for me....the absolute best!!!
                                                            Honorable mention to the single serving cups of breyers half chocolate, half vanilla available at Madison Square Garden, back when it still tasted like ice cream 1963 ish

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                                                        cleobeach RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 08:57 AM

                                                        Delfa rolls. My mom would buy them by the case for my birthday.

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                                                          playfulotter RE: cleobeach Oct 15, 2010 09:24 AM

                                                          When I was a kid I would love to eat a whole Jeno's or Geno's pizza snack tray. You bought them in the frozen foods section. They came on an aluminum tray with little pizzas of three different flavors. They had six of each I think: Sausage, pepperoni and cheese.....I don't know what I would think about the taste now but I remember them as tasting the best!

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                                                            gmm RE: playfulotter Oct 15, 2010 10:37 AM

                                                            I loved those mini-pizzas! I remember eating them while watching cartoons when I was little. They were probably the mini-size equivalent of Totino's Party Pizzas, but I also remember them being the best pizza ever. But then I also thought Swanson's pot pies were a treat then too, so I imagine the experience wouldn't be quite the same now.

                                                            Found a pic:


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                                                              playfulotter RE: gmm Oct 18, 2010 11:27 AM

                                                              Wow! just seeking a photo of the pizza snack tray again made my mouth water ...Yum! Thanks for find it.

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                                                                Wendywoo523 RE: gmm Jan 25, 2011 02:12 AM

                                                                Great pic....I don't remeber these......I do remember when Totinos had a Nacho Pizza, it had a cornmeal crust with nacho/cheddar cheese and green chilis, it was the best...we would buy them by the case....

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                                                                  RealMenJulienne RE: Wendywoo523 Nov 9, 2011 10:31 PM

                                                                  It's enough to bring a tear to a strong man's eye, when one remembers the Totino's glory days of yesteryear. Remember the Mexican variety? If you folded it in half before eating, it was just like a chalupa from Taco Bell except somehow even cheaper. And their strangely compelling crumbled mystery sausage has given way to the soggy rabbit pellets of today. I won't pretend I don't still eat em, but the honeymoon is over.

                                                                2. re: gmm
                                                                  DRiffeyAusTx RE: gmm Apr 29, 2011 11:40 AM


                                                                  In this day of 10 and 20 dollar pizza's, it's amazing how tasty a Totino's Pizza really is!
                                                                  I have noticed that I use to have to break off a small edge to get them to fit in my toaster oven and now they have plenty of room to spare. Still taste great for the price.

                                                                3. re: playfulotter
                                                                  NellyNel RE: playfulotter Oct 25, 2010 12:28 PM

                                                                  I forgot about those!!
                                                                  I used to LOVE them. Yup - I miss them too..
                                                                  But - what I would kill for to have back - are the Toast-r pizzas! does anyone remember those??
                                                                  man oh man - they were the BEST.
                                                                  and nothing can ever compare..
                                                                  That cracker-y tasting shell, wth that cheesy, tomato-y filling....
                                                                  I can almost taste them now....

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                                                                    goodhealthgourmet RE: NellyNel Oct 25, 2010 05:10 PM

                                                                    NellyNel, i thought you might appreciate this:

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                                                                      NellyNel RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 26, 2010 07:14 AM

                                                                      lol Thanks!
                                                                      I don't ever remember burning my mouth as so many people seem to have!!

                                                                      God, I miss them!

                                                                    2. re: NellyNel
                                                                      wincountrygirl RE: NellyNel Nov 5, 2010 10:20 AM

                                                                      I think Buitoni made them Yes, I loved those too. And Arnold's orange cookies.

                                                                    3. re: playfulotter
                                                                      Pzz RE: playfulotter Dec 17, 2011 01:21 AM

                                                                      Yes, and the weird little frozen eggroll things, too.

                                                                    4. re: cleobeach
                                                                      guilty RE: cleobeach Oct 15, 2010 02:52 PM

                                                                      Delfa rolls look to have been reincarnated: http://www.blaircandy.com/broadway-st...

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                                                                        cleobeach RE: guilty Oct 19, 2010 11:52 AM

                                                                        Oh man, I just don't know. You know how sometimes memory is better then reality? I fear I may be disappointment.......

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                                                                          mom22tots RE: guilty Oct 19, 2010 02:19 PM

                                                                          Has anyone tried these? They look promising....

                                                                        2. re: cleobeach
                                                                          mom22tots RE: cleobeach Oct 16, 2010 09:14 PM

                                                                          OMG!! How could I have forgotten about delfa rolls?! They were my absolute favorite. What happened to them??

                                                                        3. JungMann RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 09:45 AM

                                                                          Alpine White bars. I still haven't found a white chocolate bar more satisfying.

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                                                                            onceadaylily RE: JungMann Oct 16, 2010 08:58 AM

                                                                            I used to *love* those.

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                                                                            JohnnyRoaster RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 10:06 AM

                                                                            Ben and Jerry's used to make the best ice cream sandwich. They stopped making it because the workers were getting carpal tunnel from making them by hand.

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                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: JohnnyRoaster Oct 15, 2010 07:40 PM

                                                                              Ben & Jerry's is almost as bad as Trader Joe's when it comes to discontinuing favorites. the vastness of their "flavor graveyard" is depressing.

                                                                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                                                                Sra. Swanky RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 15, 2010 07:50 PM

                                                                                It really is depressing! They "resurrected" a few -- only to go back to the graveyard a few months later!! (RIP Rainforest Crunch and Bovinity Divinity!)

                                                                                1. re: Sra. Swanky
                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet RE: Sra. Swanky Oct 15, 2010 08:38 PM

                                                                                  ever have Holy Cannoli? amazing.

                                                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                                                                    kellylee RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 09:00 AM

                                                                                    I worked at the B&J factory back when the ice cream sandwiches were being made and sold. "Brownie Bars" and "Peace Pops". It was assembly line work, switching stations every 30 minutes. It was the hardest job I ever had! I was only 21 y/o at the time fresh from UC Davis so it felt like an adventure. They played great rock music at a really high volume so you could dance the whole time you worked. The shift was 3 pm until midnight. Crazy times! We used to sneak bites of the brownies when the bosses weren't looking--which was most of the time!

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                                                                                      JohnnyRoaster RE: kellylee Oct 16, 2010 04:03 PM

                                                                                      Great story! Was it true they stopped making them because of carpal tunnel?

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                                                                                        kellylee RE: JohnnyRoaster Oct 17, 2010 09:59 AM

                                                                                        Not to my knowledge. I heard that the products were prone to freezer burn and too hard for retailers to care for. B&J's quality standards weren't able to be met reliably. Too bad!
                                                                                        What's really sad is I suffer from carpal tunnel but I never associated the two! Of course, my time at the B&J factory in Springfield, VT was a long time ago.

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                                                                                        guilty RE: kellylee Oct 18, 2010 07:05 PM

                                                                                        That explains why some cartons of ice cream always seemed to have only one or two of the pieces of brownie that were advertised on the label . . .

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                                                                                          goodhealthgourmet RE: guilty Oct 18, 2010 07:46 PM

                                                                                          LOL! i think kellylee was only responsible for the sandwiches, so don't blame her :)

                                                                                          in our house it was because my sister would dig out all the good stuff before anyone else got to it.

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                                                                                            kellylee RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 19, 2010 06:39 AM

                                                                                            As far as the add-ins for the pints, they used to x-ray (or scan?) a few pints from every batch to make sure that the pint had the correct ratio of goodies to ice cream. The zapped pints then went into a freezer in the employee lunch room. Every worker was allowed to take home 1 pint a day from the freezer.

                                                                                            As I recall, it was harder to nosh on the treats in the actual ice cream unless a box of heath bars was "dropped" by the fork lift driver and burst open. These also made their way to the lunch room.

                                                                                            It has been fun remembering back on this experience!

                                                                                      3. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                                                                        cleobeach RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 19, 2010 11:53 AM

                                                                                        Yes. I LOVED Holy cannoli!

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                                                                                          goodhealthgourmet RE: cleobeach Oct 19, 2010 04:48 PM

                                                                                          several years ago Haagen Dazs had one of their contests to come up with a new flavor, and Food Network did special about it. one of the 3 finalists made Cannoli ice cream, and i kept thinking it would be really smart to offer the flavor and win over all the pissed off B&J customers who missed Holy Cannoli :)

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                                                                                            JohnnyRoaster RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 19, 2010 10:09 PM

                                                                                            The wild Maine blueberry was one of my favs as well. Maybe they should revive a couple of flavors from the graveyard every Halloween.

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                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: JohnnyRoaster Oct 19, 2010 10:32 PM

                                                                                              there's actually a place on their website where you can enter a request to bring back a discontinued flavor...


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                                                                                                Isobel_A RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 18, 2011 05:32 AM

                                                                                                In the UK they've discontinued every flavour that I liked (New York Superfudge Chunk, The Full Vermonty and Vanilla Toffee Crunch). I've stopped eating Ben & Jerry's in protest (and because I don't like any of the current flavours, most of them have marshmallow in which is far too sweet). Never mind. I've got HD Pralines & Cream to keep me happy.

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                                                                                                  BobB RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 18, 2011 05:37 AM

                                                                                                  And if you visit their factory in Vermont, they have a lovely graveyard of the discontinued flavors...

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                                                                                                Jay F RE: goodhealthgourmet May 8, 2013 01:13 PM

                                                                                                I've seen Cannoli B&J at the market recently, GHG.

                                                                                          2. re: Sra. Swanky
                                                                                            pang RE: Sra. Swanky Apr 9, 2012 02:21 PM

                                                                                            I would cut down a rainforest for some rainforest crunch... soooo good!

                                                                                          3. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                                                                            achamplin RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 22, 2010 08:22 AM

                                                                                            Edy's has a few "limited edition" flavors I really would love to see come back. Pink-lemonade sorbet is one taste I will remember forever!

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                                                                                              tastycakes RE: goodhealthgourmet Dec 20, 2010 02:33 PM

                                                                                              oh man, "dilbert's totally nuts" was the best!!!

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                                                                                                goodhealthgourmet RE: tastycakes Dec 20, 2010 03:08 PM

                                                                                                never heard of that one - i had to look it up! based on the description it probably would have been to sweet for me...though now that i think about it, i'd probably find any B&J ice cream to be too sweet now.

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                                                                                                janetxb RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 18, 2011 08:45 AM

                                                                                                And speaking of Trader Joe's..... I'm trying to learn how to live without their recently discontinued plain nonfat frozen yogurt. It was amazing. I sure hope they bring it back.

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                                                                                                  mahlzeit_yumyum RE: janetxb Mar 20, 2012 12:13 PM

                                                                                                  To hop on the Trader Joe train, my DH was very sad when they stopped carrying the frozen seeded rolls from Germany. It was the closest thing to having broechen in the States.

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                                                                                                  MysticYoYo RE: goodhealthgourmet Jan 29, 2012 08:31 AM

                                                                                                  I seriously loved B&J's "Purple Passionfruit Sorbet". God,that stuff was good! My friend had an addiction to their pink lemonade sorbet, but I was never able to find it where I live.

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                                                                                                  onceadaylily RE: JohnnyRoaster Oct 16, 2010 09:01 AM

                                                                                                  I still keep an eye out for Wavy Gravy. I found it once in one of their ice cream shops here once, for just a short amount of time. You can tell the employees hated to hand-pack those half-gallon containers. They always cringed when I walked in, because I would get two.

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                                                                                                    chadeschman RE: onceadaylily Nov 19, 2010 05:14 PM

                                                                                                    +1 on Wavy Gravy. Soooo good! I did the same thing when they revived it in the scoops shops.

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                                                                                                    fracklefoodie RE: JohnnyRoaster Jun 14, 2013 08:54 PM

                                                                                                    Coconut Almond Fudge Chip was far and away my all-time favorite Ben and Jerry's flavor. After it was discontinued in the pints, it was carried in the Scoop Shops for just a little while. I didn't care that a scoop was almost the cost of a whole pint. It was great. I think B&J's flavor have really gone downhill over the past few years, with the more premium ingredients getting axed (nuts, most notably). Now, it's the same cheap add-ins recycled in "different" ways. Meh.

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                                                                                                      zoey67 RE: fracklefoodie Jun 15, 2013 01:59 AM

                                                                                                      MY god that sounds dreamy. Did you know Breyer's had Almond Joy ice cream back in 02? it was the best thing ever and of course they took it away and only kept other flavors like Reeses and Milky Way I think which I don't get at all.

                                                                                                      Don't laugh but I've yet in this lifetime to taste any B&J ice cream. Is that odd or what? It's just I never see any flavors like coconut almond joy but ridiculous over the top flavors for infants like triple monkey caramel cake batter is what I see every time I peak in the freezer section so it's not my fault.

                                                                                                  3. Perilagu Khan RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 10:53 AM

                                                                                                    I wonder if they still make those Chung King mini egg rolls? My store has stopped carrying them and it hurts my parts.

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                                                                                                      mamachef RE: Perilagu Khan Oct 22, 2010 01:54 PM

                                                                                                      Hah, when I first read your post, I saw, "and it hurts my PANTS", and I thought to myself, wow, Perilagu REALLY loved those little fellas.....
                                                                                                      Yep, they still make 'em - you might have to look around but they make'em.

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                                                                                                        zoey67 RE: Perilagu Khan Jun 15, 2013 02:00 AM

                                                                                                        Oh yes, I can eat a hundred of those things. Now where's Costco when you need them?

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                                                                                                          luvcubs RE: zoey67 Jun 27, 2013 02:17 PM

                                                                                                          According to this website, they're produced under the Michelina's brand now.


                                                                                                          Of course, they're can't be found anywhere near where I am. (I was so close to leaving for the grocery store--and I've been there once today!)

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                                                                                                        rinkatink888 RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 11:01 AM

                                                                                                        Pizza Puffs. Cheeto-style rectangular moon-shaped puffs, suppose to taste like a freeze-dried pizza. I loved them and ate them by the bagfuls in the 70s. Got nostaltic about year ago, went on-line to see if they are still around but can't seem to find any reference to this item.

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                                                                                                          Carpe RE: rinkatink888 Oct 15, 2010 02:56 PM

                                                                                                          Yeah! I remember those...Teenager in Denver, loved them-Clover club, maybe? And Aspen Soda, an apple soda that was really yummy. And Chocodiles. Nomnomnom

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                                                                                                            stopurmakingmehungry RE: Carpe Nov 16, 2010 03:48 PM

                                                                                                            Yes, Aspen soda was the best!!!

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                                                                                                            gmm RE: rinkatink888 Oct 17, 2010 05:50 PM

                                                                                                            My best friend and I loved those in high school. The bad thing about this thread is it reminds you of things you forgot you loved, and of course now you crave them and you're out of luck.

                                                                                                            Found this page - but the pic doesn't look familiar. I think the brand we got was different.

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                                                                                                              gmm RE: rinkatink888 Sep 18, 2013 07:32 PM

                                                                                                              If you can find Herr's products in your area, they make a Deep Dish Pizza Cheese Curl that tastes a lot like Pizza Puffs. We don't have Herr's products in my area, and I almost ordered some online, but by a total fluke, Winco has been carrying Herr's products and I spotted some today and picked up three bags. :)

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                                                                                                                thatkid RE: gmm Sep 18, 2013 08:10 PM

                                                                                                                Herr's makes potato chips in some of the doggonest flavors imaginable too...hot dog with mustard...steak...Heinz ketchup...and maybe my favorite...sweet corn! Corn flavored potato chips. What next, potato flavored corn chips?? For a while, Kmart was carrying their products, but not any more; right now the only stores in my area (northern Wisconsin) that handle Herr's are (of all things) a big-box lumber and hardware chain called Menard's.

                                                                                                            2. lexuschef RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 11:08 AM

                                                                                                              Concentrate cereal and Reds tamales

                                                                                                              1. agoodbite RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 11:27 AM

                                                                                                                Koogle flavored peanut butter. It's not that I miss it so much as I think of it on occasion fondly as I remember the good parts of my 70's childhood. My favorite flavor was the cinnamon and I enjoyed it most straight out of the jar.

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                                                                                                                  pickychicky1979 RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 12:33 PM

                                                                                                                  My husband misses the marathon bars but will settle for twirly whirly. he also misses the carnation instant breakfast bars. i miss smurfberry crunch....i have no idea why but am extremely nostalgic for it.

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                                                                                                                    paprkutr RE: pickychicky1979 Oct 17, 2010 10:14 AM

                                                                                                                    As I stated above, check out www.sodapopstop.com They carry the marathon bars. they have old candy as well as soda.

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                                                                                                                      PenskeFan RE: pickychicky1979 Feb 8, 2012 01:53 PM

                                                                                                                      I miss the Crunchy peanut (or was it peanut butter) Carnation Instant breakfast bars too, not so much the chocolate chip ones though. Mostly for fond remembrance than actually wanting to eat one every morning like I used to.

                                                                                                                    2. Bob W RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 02:43 PM


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                                                                                                                        BobB RE: Bob W Oct 15, 2010 02:46 PM

                                                                                                                        Along those lines - Whip 'n Chill. I don't miss it in the sense of, if it was still around I'd still be buying it - when I'm in the mood for that sort of thing now I make a Bavarian Cream. which is a grownup version of the same sort of thing - but it was one of my teenage food faves.

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                                                                                                                          cajungirl RE: BobB Oct 19, 2010 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                          Oh, I used to use that on Jello-Cake, and I haven't found a substitute!

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                                                                                                                            vjgower RE: BobB Feb 5, 2011 04:26 PM

                                                                                                                            Like BobB, I don't realy want any, but I remember those products from time to time with pleasure.

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                                                                                                                            iL Divo RE: Bob W Oct 16, 2010 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                            me too. I recently found a version of the stuff at a cheapie store so bought it and tried it, just to see if I'd get the desired 3 layers........ nope!

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                                                                                                                              Bob W RE: iL Divo Oct 18, 2010 12:57 PM

                                                                                                                              Did you go one layer at a time or plunge your spoon to the bottom to get all three layers in each bite? I was a very neat one-layer-at-a-time guy.

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                                                                                                                            Jeri L RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 03:12 PM

                                                                                                                            Stella d'Oro Como Delights.

                                                                                                                            1. linguafood RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 03:47 PM

                                                                                                                              Planter's cheese curlz in the blue can.

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                                                                                                                                goodhealthgourmet RE: linguafood Oct 15, 2010 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                                Planters Cheez *Balls* in the blue can!

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                                                                                                                                  Firegoat RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 09:40 AM

                                                                                                                                  Me too!

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                                                                                                                                    linguafood RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 01:11 PM

                                                                                                                                    Not crunchy enough.

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                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet RE: linguafood Oct 16, 2010 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                      Cheetos Crunchy took care of that for me...but there was never an acceptable substitute for the balls :)

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                                                                                                                                      ToxicJungle RE: goodhealthgourmet Dec 21, 2010 10:00 PM

                                                                                                                                      Hell yeah!!!


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                                                                                                                                        cityhopper RE: goodhealthgourmet Dec 26, 2010 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                        Me three!!!

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                                                                                                                                          guilty RE: goodhealthgourmet Dec 30, 2010 04:27 PM

                                                                                                                                          I too loved the Cheez Balls. A million times better than Cheetos.

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                                                                                                                                          calliope_nh RE: linguafood Oct 16, 2010 09:21 AM

                                                                                                                                          I miss these too. Perfect texture and flavor.

                                                                                                                                        3. Sra. Swanky RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 05:29 PM

                                                                                                                                          Apple Newtons....how could they get rid of Apple but still hold onto Strawberry?!! I used to nuke them in the microwave for 10 secs - like a little apple pie fix!

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                                                                                                                                            TeriPie RE: Sra. Swanky Dec 27, 2011 02:15 PM

                                                                                                                                            mmm...apple newtons were WAY better than STRAWBERRY! ugh!

                                                                                                                                          2. tim irvine RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                            Sara Lee brownies and all butter chocolate cake and Duff Gordon Nina sherry.

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                                                                                                                                              iL Divo RE: tim irvine Oct 16, 2010 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                              my husband might actually divorce me if Sara Lee brought back her frozen orange cake with white colored frosting. I can only now present my version..............which is the best cake I make, so that's not too bad..........but hers, was the best to him

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                                                                                                                                                sknittymama RE: iL Divo Jan 10, 2011 10:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                Oh, yes, that orange cake was delicious! We've "recreated" it, but it's still not the same! BTW, you can special order it if you've got a lot of people to serve or you just want to hoard it in the freezer. ; )


                                                                                                                                                Gratuitous picture from Australian foodservice website:


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                                                                                                                                                  DaisyM RE: sknittymama Jan 17, 2011 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                  I loved Sara Lee's banana cake. The one that they are now selling has to be a different recipe....not nearly as good. Also, vanilla popsicles.

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                                                                                                                                              therealdoctorlew RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                                              I want Friendly's Maple Walnut Ice Cream!

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                                                                                                                                                Sra. Swanky RE: therealdoctorlew Oct 15, 2010 07:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                You can still get it! (Although the online menu says it varies by location - good luck!)

                                                                                                                                              2. goodhealthgourmet RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                in the realm of ice cream...Frusen Glädjé. that stuff ROCKED.

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                                                                                                                                                  jjw RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 12:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Oh yes!!! Was it available nationwide, or just in SoCal?

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                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet RE: jjw Oct 16, 2010 01:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                    nationwide - i used to eat it growing up in Jersey. it was discontinued long before i came out West

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                                                                                                                                                    Jay F RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 03:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Frusen-Gladje's Pralines and Cream flavor was one of my favorite ice creams of all time.

                                                                                                                                                    The "discontinued" food I miss the most is Callard and Bowser's butterscotch. Altoids became so popular, the company decided to concentrate on nothing but Altoids.

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                                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet RE: Jay F Oct 16, 2010 03:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                      my favorites were mint chip, chocolate chocolate chip, and coffee.

                                                                                                                                                      sigh. FG really was the best ice cream EVER.

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                                                                                                                                                        iL Divo RE: Jay F Oct 16, 2010 04:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                        our favorite ice cream of all time "was" [AAARGH :(] Crystal triple vanilla fantasy.
                                                                                                                                                        Got it in Northern California at Raley's or Jumbo's or MarVal..........sooooooooooooooo good

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                                                                                                                                                          Beckyleach RE: Jay F Oct 16, 2010 09:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Callard and Bowser butterscotch is DEAD???

                                                                                                                                                          Oh. WAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                            Jay F RE: Beckyleach Oct 18, 2010 08:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                            It's been awhile now. I keep hoping I'll find them again, but so far, no good. And nothing else tastes like them.

                                                                                                                                                            But you can get those ****ed Altoids everywhere, in a zillion flavors.

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                                                                                                                                                              janetxb RE: Beckyleach Jan 22, 2011 04:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I really miss Callard and Bowser's black licorice toffee. But I found a recipe for it on allrecipes.com. I made it *without* the black food coloring, and if I closed my eyes, I thought it was the real thing.

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                                                                                                                                                              eclecticsynergy RE: Jay F Oct 24, 2010 07:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I miss Callard & Bowser's too. Have had to make do with Werther's as a substitute.

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                                                                                                                                                                Steve Green RE: eclecticsynergy Jun 16, 2013 06:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Forgot about Callard & Bowsers -- those should have been on my list. The butterscotch and licorice were my favorites. Werther's butterscotch is a poor substitute. And Regal Crown Sours, as noted downthread.

                                                                                                                                                                I just realized everything on my list(s) is sweet. So to balance things out: Pizza Spins, the pinwheel cracker things with pizza spice from the 60s-70s. And those Old London wafer-sandwich snacks with that super-intense bright orange "cheese" filling.

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                                                                                                                                                              dcdavis RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 16, 2011 09:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Yes, Yes, YES! Cassis flavor ice and something with choclate and almonds!

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                                                                                                                                                                Querencia RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 16, 2011 09:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                In the early '80's there was a Fruse Gladje stand at Bradley International Airport in CT.

                                                                                                                                                              2. John E. RE: Miri1 Oct 15, 2010 10:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Does anybody remember a product called 'Great Shakes'? It was a vanilla, chocolate and maybe strawberry flavored powder to mix with milk. It came out kind of thick. I only have vague memories of this from when I was very young, but remember them fondly.

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                                                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet RE: John E. Oct 15, 2010 10:32 PM



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                                                                                                                                                                    John E. RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 08:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    The TV commercial was a little before my time, but it's the same product.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Jay F RE: John E. Oct 16, 2010 03:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    LOVED Great Shakes. I've never been able to drink plain milk.

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                                                                                                                                                                    givemecarbs RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 02:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Little cherry turnovers in the refrigerated dough section. You unwrapped the dough roll and carefully tore out the triangles and rolled them up with the cherry pie filling. After they were baked you squeezed the vanilla icing onto them. They weren't real puffy or flakey but boy did they make a great late night snack for my cousins and me on weekends.

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                                                                                                                                                                      vttp926 RE: givemecarbs Oct 16, 2010 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      Pillsbury has something that may be like this in the refrigerated dough section. I remember seeing apple turnovers but I am not certain if I saw cherry though.

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                                                                                                                                                                        iL Divo RE: givemecarbs Oct 16, 2010 10:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        hum.....how could I get the cherry pie filling inside my profiteroles? Hum...................then do a vanilla glaze on top...........hum............

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                                                                                                                                                                          Cathy RE: givemecarbs Nov 7, 2010 10:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Just bought the apple ones at Super WalMart $2.36. No cherry though. Have not seen it in any grocery store for an ocean of time.

                                                                                                                                                                        2. Bryan Pepperseed RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 05:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Not very houndie, and I realize it's probably something that can be easily duplicated and/or improved upon, but I do have fond memories of Stouffer's Lobster Newburg.

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                                                                                                                                                                            natewrites RE: Bryan Pepperseed Oct 16, 2010 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            What a fun post. While this has been mentioned in another post, what I miss, especially from the 1970's and being a little kid, was "Taco Flavored Doritoes." The plain, "Taco" flavored ones if anyone remembers. My used to make a 1970's old recipe of "Taco Salad" with those chips in it.

                                                                                                                                                                            You can't get those chips anymore. I do not know when it was discontinued, 80's?

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                                                                                                                                                                              Jay F RE: natewrites Oct 16, 2010 03:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Fritos makes something you might like. I can't remember exactly what it's called, but it has "Taco" in the name.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Jackie007 RE: natewrites Oct 16, 2010 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Doritos is making taco-flavored doritos again. They really do taste like tacos.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  JOHN45 RE: Jackie007 Oct 29, 2013 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Lime n Chile tostitos. They were so much stronger flavored than today's weak "hint of lime" version.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  NellyNel RE: natewrites Oct 25, 2010 12:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  These were my familys favorite treat when I was a kid.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Once when I was really young, I decided to take the chips out, suck off the taco flavor, and put each chip back in the bag.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Boy, was my aunt Marie pissed when she dug into a bunch of wet, soggy, tasteless Dorito's!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    TeriPie RE: natewrites Dec 27, 2011 02:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    They're BAAAACK!! ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                    playfulotter RE: Bryan Pepperseed Oct 18, 2010 11:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I never had the Stouffer's Lobster Newburg but I wish I had. I loved the Chicken Divan which was white chicken meat over broccoli spears in a creamy white cheese sauce. I haven't seen that one in a long time!

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                                                                                                                                                                                      agoodbite RE: playfulotter Oct 18, 2010 02:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I was also a fan of the chicken divan, but my all-time favorite Stouffer's item that's discontinued is the creamed chicken. It was chunks of chicken in a creamy, chicken-flavored sauce and came in a boil-in-bag. I'd throw some spaghetti in with it while it was cooking and 10-12 minutes later, WA-LA! Dinner was ready. I loved this meal back in my college days.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        HuntingtonWoodsKid RE: agoodbite Oct 18, 2010 03:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        My most lamented no longer available Stouffer product is Noodles Romanoff. Man, I loved that stuff, especially when it was baked in the oven so that the cheese got a little crusty on top.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef RE: HuntingtonWoodsKid Oct 22, 2010 01:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          I don't think Stouffer's makes their corn souffle anymore, and I loved that stuff.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            goodhealthgourmet RE: mamachef Oct 22, 2010 04:13 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                              benbenberi RE: mamachef Nov 2, 2010 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              They do still make it, but it seems to be one of their less well-distributed varieties. Whenever I find it, I buy a couple.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                smilingal RE: mamachef Nov 2, 2010 06:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                I also don't think they make their spinach souffle. I used to make a great easy quiche with that and swiss and some browned onions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    smilingal RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 4, 2010 03:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    thanks so much - I think my store must have stopped carrying it - and I just assumed...... I know.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet RE: smilingal Nov 4, 2010 03:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      no worries ;) ask the store manager if they can still order it for you. if they carry other products in the line, the distributor probably still has this one available too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sue in Mt P RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 7, 2010 11:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I can eat one of those spinach souffles for dinner by itself. A little lemon pepper and wah lah, I am happy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          smilingal RE: Sue in Mt P Nov 11, 2010 09:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I used to make a great spinach quiche with it - adding lots of swiss, some browned onions, not sure much else - put it in a deep dish store bought crust - and that was truly a Voi-la!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef RE: smilingal Nov 13, 2010 05:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nope, I bought some last week!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Betharu RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          A type of cookie - in a yellow package called Devils Food Cakes. It was a rectangular cake with a hard chocolate shell. Snack Wells makes a similar product but not as good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            natewrites RE: Betharu Oct 16, 2010 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            What ever happened to Dolly Madison products? It's getting near Halloween, and I can remember The Peanuts' Halloween episode would always come on TV followed by commercials for Dolly Madison.

                                                                                                                                                                                            You can still see Dolly Madison cupcakes now and then , but you NEVER see the commericals anymore. I wonder why.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: natewrites Oct 16, 2010 01:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              "You can still see Dolly Madison cupcakes now and then , but you NEVER see the commericals anymore. I wonder why."
                                                                                                                                                                                              they're owned by Interstate Bakeries, which also owns Hostess & Drakes, so they're probably just not a marketing priority. i totally remember those packages of the chocolate glazed "Donut Gems" in the vending machines at school!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: Betharu Oct 16, 2010 01:38 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                            3. onceadaylily RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jello pudding pops. I loved the chocolate vanilla swirl.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, the only microwave popcorn I've ever loved, Orville Redenbacher's garlic and herb popcorn. It smelled really funky as it was popping, but had such a pleasing savory bite to it. It's been a good fifteen years since I've found it, but I still keep my eyes open for it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                dtremit RE: onceadaylily Dec 22, 2010 07:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Popsicle is making Pudding Pops again, though not in the same shape.

                                                                                                                                                                                                I actually liked the non-pudding Jell-O pops better -- something about that thin ice crust over the sherbet interior. Sadly, those haven't been resurrected.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  onceadaylily RE: dtremit Dec 23, 2010 04:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Now it's starting to feel like Christmas. I knew that package of freezer-burned English muffins was just a place-holder for something better! Thanks for the heads up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    italy531 RE: dtremit Jan 2, 2011 05:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh this is awesome news. I craved those when I was pregnant. Must see if I can find them...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      modthyrth RE: dtremit Jan 3, 2011 09:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh my, how I loved those jell-o pops! The fruit ones, not the pudding ones. When I saw Jell-O pudding pops in the freezer section again, I gleefully watched out for the fruit jell-o pops, but alas, they never appeared.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. kellylee RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 09:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Do they still make Mystic Mints cookies? Like mint infused Oreos covered in chocolate. My groc. doesn't sell them anymore. Yum! But, be warned, one too many and nausea!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      MinkeyMonkey RE: kellylee Oct 17, 2010 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      +1 for Mystic Mints...we gorged ourselves on those when I was younger.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. ZenSojourner RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 09:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pepperidge Farm crusty rolls. The stuff they make now isn't the same. These came partially pre-baked (you had to finish in the oven). They came in 2 sizes - sandwich size, a mini loaf about 6" long, and dinner roll size. They came packaged in a box, not a plastic bag. I don't think they were in the freezer section. I googled this a few weeks back and came up with something that looked about right but seemed to be only available commercially (wholesale, not retail) but I can't find those links now. It's not the same as the "Hearty" line, that came out around 2005 or 2006. These were dusted with cornmeal and they were not baked enough to look brown. These were used to make "French Bread pizza" in the pizzeria I worked in in the 70's, and by a local Italian place for their bread-in-a-basket and as the vehicle for their (WONDERFUL) eggplant subs. They tasted great!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        ZenSojourner RE: ZenSojourner Oct 16, 2010 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Found it! I don't know that these are the same but they sound like they might be. Apparently available wholesale only, by the case.



                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. eclecticsynergy RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jello Pudding Pops for sure!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sara Lee banana cake with that supersweet icing...

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Royal Butterscotch Pudding, the real one, not that instant dreck. Was the best, and they only discontinued it a year or so ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stewarts Box Of Chocolates ice cream, had a wonderful almond undertone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        And for nostalgia's sake, anybody remember Screaming Yellow Zonkers? Kind of a buttertoffee take on Cracker Jack in a wacky 70s package...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          goodhealthgourmet RE: eclecticsynergy Oct 16, 2010 01:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          "anybody remember Screaming Yellow Zonkers?"
                                                                                                                                                                                                          yes! it was sweet glazed popcorn...like Fiddle Faddle without the peanuts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            John E. RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 03:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Conagra bought Screaming Yellow Zonkers and discontinued them. I thought the black boxes were clever with all the sayings printed on them. Conagra also makes Fiddle Faddle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              iL Divo RE: John E. Oct 16, 2010 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              love fiddle faddle

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beckyleach RE: iL Divo Oct 16, 2010 09:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Remember??? Screaming Yellow Zonkers were NEW when I was a teenager.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hmmph. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            MinkeyMonkey RE: eclecticsynergy Oct 17, 2010 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            +1 for Sara Lee Banana cake! I think they still make it in an individually wrapped single serving.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. iL Divo RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Holywood[land] candy bars.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Geibel49 RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I miss Cott Mint Ginger Ale. It was green and sweet and tasted oh so good. Tom Tucker is still in stores but does not taste as good to me without the coloring. And if I colored it myself, it wouldn"t be the same

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Plano Rose RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 11:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hydrox and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hydrox and Grapette. Not necessarily at the same time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. ipsedixit RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 12:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Swanson's TV dinners in partitioned aluminum trays.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Especially the Salisbury Steak ones with an apple pie for dessert.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2010 01:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ipse, you just sent me on such a trip down memory lane! the peas were good but the carrots never got soft, and the mashed potatoes had to be eaten right away while they were still hot, otherwise they got hard & crusty (i burned the roof of my mouth on them EVERY time). the apple pie was my favorite part - the top crust was always too dry, so i would pick it off and dig into the gooey, sweet filling and that soft, gummy bottom crust :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ipsedixit RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yeah, ever since they switched to those microwaveable plastic black trays, it's never been the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I think I loved everything about the Swanson's TV dinners, esp. the Salisbury Steak ones. I'd eat the carrots and peas first (as I considered it a palate cleanser and a way to stimulate the senses), then I would also spoon some of the gravy in the steak tray for the mashed potatoes, and eat those together in one synergistic spoonful of food nirvana after another. Then, I'd break about the apple pie and mix the filling with the crust into one big mess that looked almost like baby food mixed with croutons, and downed it all with one big smile on my little face.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm getting hungry just reminiscing. And I just had lunch (with lemon ice cream ... more on that later).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        goodhealthgourmet RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2010 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ever have the boneless fried chicken dinner? the corn was always chewy, but i loved to peel off the breading, chop it into pieces and mix it into the mashed potatoes. the one thing that always bugged me was the way a piece of corn would inevitably get lodged in the chocolate cake/brownie. ruined the whole thing for me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ipsedixit RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2010 01:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the one thing that always bugged me was the way a piece of corn would inevitably get lodged in the chocolate cake/brownie. ruined the whole thing for me.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            thatkid RE: ipsedixit Dec 9, 2013 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My definition of a typical frozen dinner is peas, mashed potatoes with peas, sliced turkey in gravy with peas, and a small chocolate brownie. With peas!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vjgower RE: ipsedixit Feb 5, 2011 04:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Regarding ipsedixit's approach to the Swanson's Salisbury staek dinner: Precisely how I approached that meal, I believe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2010 03:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A couple of years ago (was it the 50th anniversay of TV dinners?) Swanon's sold some in the aluminum trays for nostolgia reasons. I still think most of the frozen dinners turn out better when reheated in the oven instead of the microwave. (Not that we have them too often, too much salt).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FoodChic RE: ipsedixit Oct 20, 2010 02:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My mom used to give us these when my dad worked late. It was such a treat because we actually got to eat them and watch TV....a big no-no in our house. I loved the potatoes and the pie, everything else was usually left in my tray.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EWSflash RE: ipsedixit Oct 22, 2010 07:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh gosh yes- even the little burnt edges were great.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NellyNel RE: ipsedixit Oct 25, 2010 12:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh brilliant!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My favorite was the stuffing under the turkey - and the cranberry cobbler!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and always some cobbler would end up in the stuffing - and some stuffing in with the cobbler...mmmm all good

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              this was a reply to the Swanson dinner pics by Ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. prunefeet RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 12:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Regal crown hard candies...came in a roll, the cherry and the lemon were sooo good, nice and sour.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. RE: prunefeet Oct 16, 2010 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaking of hard candy, what happened to Juicefuls? I would have thought that would be a candy that someone would keep making.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sra. Swanky RE: John E. Oct 16, 2010 05:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I used to go crazy for those - especially the Peach!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jay F RE: prunefeet Oct 16, 2010 03:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Loved the cherry Regal Crown. There was another hard candy, from France, that came in these tins. I liked their raspberry and strawberry flavors. They were much more expensive than American candy. Can't think of the name, other than "Les Framboises" ou "Les Fraises."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DarkRose RE: Jay F Oct 18, 2010 03:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    La Vie de La Vosgienne Les Framboises are still available pretty much everywhere I go here in California. I remember first trying them as a kid back in the 70's, on a trip to Disney World. If you have a candy shop or Whole Foods near you, try there. If not, you can order them by the ten tin box from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Vie-Vosgienne-F... for $15, though it would be all one flavor. There's the raspberry, strawberry, orange, cherry and lemon flavors to choose from. I'm with you though, raspberry was always my favorite. In fact, I think I have a fresh tin here somewhere... think it's time for something sweet!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jay F RE: DarkRose Jan 14, 2013 06:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dark Rose, I am just noticing this three years later. Thanks so much.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    brandywiner RE: prunefeet Oct 20, 2010 03:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grape was my favorite! After a couple of those, I'd be in a permanent pucker!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Chemicalkinetics RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I miss pretty girls on beer bottles :D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jay F RE: Chemicalkinetics Oct 16, 2010 03:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "The prettiest girl I ever saw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      was sipping Hoffman's through a straw."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radio commercial for Hoffman's soda, a New Jersey treat in the 1960s.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chemicalkinetics RE: Jay F Oct 16, 2010 04:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        :) She is a very classy lady. Drinking beer with a straw.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Babyducks RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 04:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I loved those Pepperidge Farm chocolate cookies. I believe they were simply called Brownie. In those days, I could/would eat one after another. .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        goodhealthgourmet RE: Babyducks Oct 16, 2010 04:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pepperidge Farm still makes a "Dark Chocolate Brownie" cookie - it's a soft-baked chocolate cookie with chocolate chunks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vjgower RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 5, 2011 04:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I liked it when cookies were crisp (with a few good exceptions, like 'Hermits.' )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. nofunlatte RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When I was a kid, LOVED Space Food Sticks. And echoing an upthread memory, my mom would sometimes make lemon Whip and Chill as a treat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ritab RE: nofunlatte Nov 7, 2010 01:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I think those sticks were made by Carnation. They also made Breakfast Bars. Yum!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            poptart RE: nofunlatte Dec 24, 2010 05:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh yes....a space food stick washed down with Tang. Hated the Tang though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EastPA RE: poptart Nov 12, 2011 08:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Space food sticks were just ok, but I LOVED Grapefruit Tang. I have searched and unable to find it- anyone know if it's available?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wrldsworstcook RE: nofunlatte Jan 16, 2011 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OMG! Space Food Sticks brings back a hilarious memory from the past! I have 2 younger brothers. When I was about 14, they would have been 6 & 7 yrs old. They "discovered" what they thought was a secret stash of Space Food Sticks hidden in the bathroom. Unfortunately for them, the secret stash actually turned out to be a box of TAMPONS!! ROFLMAO!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. RE: wrldsworstcook Jan 26, 2011 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I think all little boys used to discover those. My friend and I found them and used them as bazookas for our G.I. Joes. I seem to recall his mother having a good laugh while we were bewildered.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                janetxb RE: nofunlatte Jan 22, 2011 05:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes, I have great memories of space food sticks, especially the peanut butter flavor!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HeyImBack RE: janetxb Apr 9, 2014 04:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  +1. The PB flavor was the best!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JenJeninCT RE: nofunlatte Apr 10, 2012 03:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pillsbury Food sticks- YUM- just got a flashback of those in the movie "Super 8".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also, Figurines in the chocolate mint flavor and Hershey's Bar None candy Bars

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Steve RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 04:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rachel's Double Chocolate Brownies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Used to be able to get them at 7-11. Small, very dense brownie, tightly cell-o-wrapped on a piece of stiff white carboard, just the size of the brownie so it presented itself as a small clear package.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mom22tots RE: Miri1 Oct 16, 2010 09:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Howard Johnson's ice cream...I think my favorite flavor was butter crunch. Clam strips weren't bad either!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      iL Divo RE: mom22tots Oct 16, 2010 10:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      my husband always always always ordered the fried clams.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      his favorite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for me, it was their ice cream too

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miri1 RE: iL Divo Oct 17, 2010 01:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunshine Lemon Coolers. And Nabisco Cookie Parade. And some kind of chocolate sticks- I just can't remember what they were called. But they were so good, kind of chewy, like a cross between a brownie and a tootsie roll.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My grandpa also always ate Horlicks malt tablets. I used to steal handfuls of them and hide :) I recently found out that they are available in England. I just might have to order some!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cgj RE: Miri1 Jan 7, 2011 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          YES--Sunshine Lemon Coolers! I could polish off the whole box as a teenager.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            stopurmakingmehungry RE: cgj Jan 7, 2011 01:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loved Lemon Coolers! If I had a box here and now, I'd do it again:) I remember sucking off the powered sugar from them before biting into the cookie part.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I also liked those flat date/fig cookies that were three or four long planks in a skinny package. I can't remember the name, but they were good. You'd have to break them apart, or be "forced" to eat the whole plank in a single session. I had some in Australia last year, but for some reason we don't have them in the US.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Miri1 RE: stopurmakingmehungry Jan 16, 2011 07:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saw a recipe online for a copycat version of the Lemon Cooler cookies. I might have to try them! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                curej RE: stopurmakingmehungry Feb 14, 2011 05:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Keebler Fig Bars, I think.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FoodChic RE: iL Divo Oct 20, 2010 02:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes, we stopped at Howards on road trips, and I always had clam strips ...got a shake for the road. Loved them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. wekick RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 06:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Morton mini sugar and spice donuts. They were frozen and you heated them in the oven.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cliocooks RE: wekick Jul 19, 2011 04:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes! Mortons donuts were always a treat!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. John E. RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 08:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As Halloween approaches, I remember fondly one of my favorite Halloween treats, Fizzers. They are still made in England, but I don't see them in the stores anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. mollyomormon RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 11:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              C.W. Post granola. I don't even know if I would like it now, but I have such fond memories of eating it as a kid. That and jell-o pops (not the pudding kind).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                goodhealthgourmet RE: mollyomormon Oct 17, 2010 04:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i *loved* CW Post - the one without raisins. after they discontinued it, the best substitute i could find was the clusters in Honey Bunches of Oats. lo and behold, Post now makes "Just Bunches!" of course i can't eat it anymore because of the gluten, but i'll bet it's a darn close approximation if you want to try it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mollyomormon RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 17, 2010 04:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hahahaha! That is exactly what I switched to when they discontinued CW Post! I haven't yet tried Just Bunches, but you're probably right!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet RE: mollyomormon Oct 17, 2010 04:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    great minds ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. boyzoma RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 11:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pull-apart dinner rolls. They came in a "loaf" shape like bread. There were 2 loafs to a package and each loaf had about 8 tear off slices. Very light and fluffy. Can't remember if they were made by Franz or Wonder bread. But served hot, they were so delicious. Always had them at holiday's.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. MinkeyMonkey RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Choco-lite chocolate bars!! They were my favourite and now I can only find Aero bars. Still good but not as many air bubbles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm sad they are not making all those Callard and Bowser flavours. We loved the toffees and the licorice toffee and didn't they make lemon drops, too?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Regal Crown sours, as someone posted above, were awesome! I loved the cherry and kind of remember they made a root beer one too but now I'm not sure. Not sure who did make them. REEDS, it was Reeds and they had cinnamon and maybe butter scotch as well. Oh, I think I lived on Reeds root beer rolls...so delicious!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kubasd23 RE: MinkeyMonkey Nov 22, 2011 08:41 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hershey's now makes their version of a chocolate bar with air bubbles. I haven't had it so I can't tell you how close it is, but it might be worth checking out!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart RE: kubasd23 Nov 26, 2011 07:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's actually quite good. They make aerated Kisses too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lotti RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 03:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Romanoff Potatoes - the only "instant" potatoes I ever bought. I can't remember who made them, but they came in a box - maybe Betty Crocker or Uncle Ben's? They were so good!! We loved them, and they were so easy. I've tried from scratch recipes but haven't found any as good as those were.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Babyducks RE: Lotti Oct 17, 2010 05:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I used to love the Betty Crocker Noodles Romanoff. When I was newly married I would mix it with a can of tuna . I've also tried the from scratch and definately not as good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        christy1122 RE: Babyducks Oct 28, 2010 02:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Noodles Romanoff is still the best boxed noodle around....I miss it like crazy...what don't they bring it back??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Siun RE: christy1122 Dec 5, 2010 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite here too ... Nothing quite comes close.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            iL Divo RE: christy1122 Jan 2, 2011 05:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            adored that stuff, it's been gone 4vr

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        silvergirl RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 03:25 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John E. RE: silvergirl Oct 17, 2010 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I had forgotten about PDQ (I had to look it up). I think we mostly had Nesles Quick when I was a kid. My mom wouldn't even buy chocolate milk since we had the powder stuff. Everyone knows it's not the same thing. (A very poor substitute was Hershey's syrup, it just didn't taste as good as the other chocolate drink mixes).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vjgower RE: John E. Feb 5, 2011 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, I think I preferred the chocolate milk made with Hershy's syrup, but I only like dark chocolate to this day. I wonder if you prefer milk chocolate? I'm in research mode here!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John E. RE: vjgower Feb 15, 2011 10:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Actually, I do like dark chocolate. For some reason I didn't like Hershey's syrup in milk as much as Nestle's Quick. I suppose I was just a stubborn kid who thought it wasn't special enough because we always had a can of it in the refrigerator. My brother use to put it on his Malto Meal and Ralston hot cereal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. ipsedixit RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I just thought of a couple others that I miss.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - KFC Chicken Littles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Rocky Road cereal (from Post)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Willy Wonka Oompas candy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ZenSojourner RE: ipsedixit Oct 17, 2010 03:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They're still listed on the Nestle's website:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TeriPie RE: ipsedixit Dec 27, 2011 02:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OMG!!! LOOOVED KFC Chicken Littles! I still think about them....thin, not-too-crisp chicken patty (thinner than a chicken nugget), soft little bun and just a "dot" of mayo...Mmmmm...wish they'd come back.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. oliviasaru RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 04:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hostess Pudding Pies! Tasty-Klair pies can't come close. :(

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. mcsheridan RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wakefield Snow Crab - It came in small (6 oz.) packages. I used to squeeze all the packing liquid out of it and put it in Macaroni Salad. Rich's acquired them some time back, and dropped the Wakefield frozen crab line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As to the PF cookie...it was a Brownie Sandwich cookie...and it was Marvelous. I miss it, too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Miri1 RE: mcsheridan Oct 17, 2010 05:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I used to LOVE Bon Bons... the chocolate covered ice cream balls made by Carnation, I think. They used to come in a tub. Similar to the Dibs they make now but they were bigger. Oh, those were so good. And VanDeKamps cream cheese frosted carrot cupcakes. My dad used to buy those for us as a treat. Mmmmm!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ZenSojourner RE: Miri1 Oct 17, 2010 06:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, Toffuti-O's! Frozen ice-cream-like stuff made from soy. Round chocolate covered rings. I loved those things! And chocolate Tofutti! Not any other kind. I think they still make the regular Tofutti but nobody carries it anymore. Well SOMEBODY must, but none of the grocery stores I go to have had any for like 15 years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ritab RE: Miri1 Nov 7, 2010 01:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Trader Joes is selling bon bons.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miri1 RE: ritab Nov 16, 2010 08:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not quite the same, though. I miss the old ones in the round carton. Now there are just Dibs and they're so SMALL! :(

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Bob W RE: Miri1 Oct 18, 2010 01:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Waleeco Coconut Bars -- similar to Mounds, a little denser maybe. Nice dark chocolate coating.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here's the company that made and then killed these wonderful bars. Just tossed them aside like a worn-out broom.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ZenSojourner RE: Bob W Oct 18, 2010 01:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How cruel! Don't they know that once they have us hooked they must support the habit for LIFE?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I do recognize those candies though. I never see them in stores anymore. Of course I don't Xmas shop so maybe that's when they come out. I remember always having them around Xmas time when I was a kid.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bob W RE: ZenSojourner Oct 18, 2010 02:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We always had tons of ribbon candy too. Always loved busting it up. I find it interesting that only this one company makes it any more.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          qianning RE: Bob W Oct 23, 2010 08:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Some smaller local places near us (in NH) still make ribbon candy at Christmas, but Waleecos, those I really miss.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        onceadaylily RE: Bob W Oct 18, 2010 02:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And they decided to stick with the ribbon candy? I am convinced my grandmother bought this solely for the purpose of having something pretty in the glass jars that lined the top of her harpsicord. The only time I ever asked for a piece, she seemed very perturbed, and it took her a good minute to pry off a chunk.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MinkeyMonkey RE: onceadaylily Oct 18, 2010 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hahahaha, that is hilarious! My grandparents kept jars of ribbon candy, too. They had them lined up on the organ and the twenty-thousand-foot-long stereo/record player/tv. We would wait till they were asleep so we could gorge ourselves with candies but they were all stuck together! We finally convinced her to stop getting the ribbon kind and move on the the individually wrapped kind. Much easier to sneak!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And, now that I'm reminded of granny's candy collections, I miss the Humbugs in a can. I think they still make them but they don't taste the same to me. Could be due to the fact that granny's humbugs were bought in Canada and they hadn't been there in years...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            onceadaylily RE: MinkeyMonkey Oct 18, 2010 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I had to google Humbugs, but the minute I saw the image, I laughed. I remember those. How deprived we were, compared to this current generation, that those were a vast improvement in the candy jar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My other grandmother always had butterscotch candies and Velma mints. But I wasn't allowed to touch the walls in her house, so it was a toss-up as to who I liked better.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: onceadaylily Oct 18, 2010 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "My other grandmother always had butterscotch candies and Velma mints. '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              do you mean Velamints? i loved the shape and the way they dissolved so evenly!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ZenSojourner RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 18, 2010 07:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lemon drops. I loved lemon drops. I can hardly find them these days. Not lemon heads, but the lemon hard candys with the gritty sugar coating on the outside that made them rough as sandpaper when you first popped them in your mouth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet RE: ZenSojourner Oct 18, 2010 07:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  scroll down :)


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ZenSojourner RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 18, 2010 09:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yeah, that's them! I can find them every once in awhile at Dollar General, but I hardly ever go to Dollar General so I don't get them often.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AnnaBaptist RE: ZenSojourner May 19, 2011 06:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Target carries them under their "Market Pantry" brand. They call them "Lemon Rounds". My kids love them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    onceadaylily RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 19, 2010 07:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes, thanks, Velamints. They were square, sweet for a mint, and very silky on the tongue. I think they still make them, at least as of a few years ago.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John E. RE: MinkeyMonkey Oct 18, 2010 08:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I don't remember my grandmother having any ribbon candy, but she had this little wooden box with a hinged lid that hung on a post at the bottom of the basement stairs and it had candy in it, usually those little suckers with the loop handles. I wonder what ever happened to that little box? (I bet one of my cousins took it. My dad and brother had to change the locks on her house on the day of the funeral so that my oldest uncle and his kids didn't ransack the place).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gmm RE: John E. Oct 18, 2010 09:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I remember those, Saf-T-Pops. I remembered looking for them for Halloween one year. Couldn't find them anywhere, though it appears they are still made by Spangler. Anyone seen them in stores recently?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      onceadaylily RE: gmm Oct 19, 2010 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I know someone who manages one of the plants. I can ask him. Some of their stuff is only seasonal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kate is always hungry RE: gmm Mar 12, 2014 07:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Those Saf-T-Pops (and Reed suckers) were my favorite lollipops as a kid! They still are--or would be--if I could find them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Saf-T-Pops are available, here in California, at Smart and Final. The green suckers are now sour apple instead of lime.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vjgower RE: John E. Feb 5, 2011 05:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E: Now, here we have the beginning of a good story. What kind of box are you talking about, and why was it hanging on the basement rail? And I do not understand the candy you are describing with the loop handles. However, it is all interesting, as is the problem with the cousin and uncle. I hope you use all this to start a book.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          onceadaylily RE: vjgower Feb 6, 2011 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          He's talking about Saf-T-Pops. These were suckers with a loop handle, instead of a stick. I don't remember any children wounding themselves on the straight sticks, but whatever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's funny, after this thread, I asked my MIL to find out which regions and stores still sell them, and everyone misunderstood what I wanted, and I was sent a bag of the suckers, instead of the distribution information.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John E. RE: vjgower Feb 15, 2011 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My grandparents' stairs to the basement were open on one side and there was a post at the foot of the stairs. My grandfather built the house and the post was one of two in the basement holding the floor up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The box was just a little wooden box with a hinged lid that held treats, usually the little suckers. I'm sure my grandmother made sure it held some candy when she knew we were coming. We lived 200 miles away. My cousins lived 2 miles away. She also always seemed to have bottles of Orange Crush in her root/fruit cellar. My grandparents never owned a car. My grandmother would push a wheelbarrow the three blocks to and from the grocery store and later she used a Radio Flyer child's wagon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gaffk RE: vjgower Feb 15, 2011 01:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I understood John E's suckers with the looped handles to be Saf-T-Pops

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (If a kid runs with the pop in his mouth, he wouldn't have the back of the throat impaled by a long straight stick).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And agreed on the book.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                gmm RE: gaffk Nov 28, 2011 04:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Must be a regional item. We don't have any of of the grocery stores mentioned on the Saf-T-Pop website on the west coast. We do have Office Depot and Staples, though. Don't really need the pops now that Halloween has passed, but I'll have to check the next time I need office supplies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cleobeach RE: onceadaylily Oct 19, 2010 12:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You all are killing me with the ribbon candy memories!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My grandmother always had ribbon candy at Christmas. Every year I would have a piece and it never tasted as good as I hoped, a bitter taste (I think it was all the food coloring) and disappointment.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ZenSojourner RE: cleobeach Oct 19, 2010 12:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I liked the ribbon candy, but most of it was polluted by some form of mint flavoring (Sorry mint lovers!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            So the hard candies (by the same company) were my favorites because I could pick through those for the fruit flavored ones.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cleobeach RE: ZenSojourner Oct 19, 2010 12:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My grandmother was an amazing and tireless cook and it is very likely she made her own ribbon candy. I definately remember her making other Christmas candy. The ribbon candy at her house didn't have a flavor, just an odd taste of bitter and sugar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                buttertart RE: cleobeach Oct 19, 2010 05:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Was it brown? Horehound maybe? My mother loved that. Just got the Vermont Country Store Christmas catalogue, ribbon candy and hard candies aplenty on offer in it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ZenSojourner RE: buttertart Oct 19, 2010 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh yeah, horehound is a definite possibility. They had some strange ideas of what constituted candy long long ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not so strange actually, given the general unavailability of many ingredients we take for granted today. But still. Horehound is one I've always had trouble understanding!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    buttertart RE: ZenSojourner Oct 19, 2010 06:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Me too. Quite unpleasant, although not as much of a travesty as wintergreen, the absolute worst excuse for a candy flavor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ZenSojourner RE: buttertart Oct 19, 2010 06:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The only excuse I can think of for wintergreen is that at least it's of the "minty" variety of flavourings. Peppermint, spearmint, etc etc etc. I don't care for any of them. I did the peppermint-stick-jammed-into-the-orange thing when I was a kid, but that was only because I wasn't allowed to have the orange without the peppermint stick (mother - control freak - you get the picture).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Licorice is another one that leaves me shaking my head. Anise, which I always thought was the same as licorice, but apparently licorice is a different plant. There's also sassafras but I've never tried that one. Maybe it's ok.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart RE: ZenSojourner Oct 19, 2010 06:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm fine with all the other mints and licorice/anise (I've never met anyone indifferent to black licorice, it's either love or hate). Sassafras flavoring is in root beer (as is wintergreen, but I rather like an occasional root beer) (but niot those root beer hard candies, speaking of hard candies) but the plant has a component that was found to be harmful to the liver - the flavoring doesn't have it of course.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        team_cake RE: buttertart Aug 14, 2012 09:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My mother loves horehound hard candies to this day. There are few flavors I've run across so abhorrent to my personal palette as horehound. Blurgh.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. RE: ZenSojourner Oct 19, 2010 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My mother used to tell me that when she, her sister and her brother were children and one of them got some money for candy (who knows where, it was the Depression) her brother would always buy horehound candy because he knew they didn't like it. ( I bet he didn't like it much either but apparently it was more important that they dislike it. He's 85 now and his younger sister are both deceased. I don't think kids ever change).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bob W RE: ZenSojourner Oct 22, 2010 06:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          People who liked horehound probably drank Moxie too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John E. RE: Bob W Oct 22, 2010 07:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not in our neck of the woods. I never even heard of it until just a couple years ago thanks to cable TV.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JOHN45 RE: ZenSojourner Oct 29, 2013 07:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Walgreen carries them as cough drops. that's what they were,like sen-sen, meant to help coghs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            miriamjo RE: buttertart Nov 13, 2011 05:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I see ribbon candy at Tuesday Morning (don't know if they are in other places besides Michigan). It's the very thin kind, not that thick stuff you find in most places.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cleobeach RE: cleobeach Oct 20, 2010 07:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not brown, it was mostly white with red and green stripes. My mom thinks it may have been wintergreen flavored.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The stuff that woman could make was amazing. She was a Martha Stewart long before her time. Holidays were a big deal to her and she went all out. I also remember her making those pink, green and white creamy mint flavored things that came out of little molds. She also made a lot of those clear rock candy pops in Christmas shapes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vjgower RE: cleobeach Feb 5, 2011 05:14 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wanderer RE: Miri1 Oct 18, 2010 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Christies Toy Box cookies. small hard with pastel glazing and a stencil of a toy on them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. ZenSojourner RE: Miri1 Oct 18, 2010 01:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Salty pretzels! What happened to them?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Here's one story:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I sort of doubt it though. The brand was owned by Nabisco. I doubt the bigwigs from Nabisco are getting together at church.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. DiveFan RE: Miri1 Oct 18, 2010 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Carnation frozen malteds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Post Oak Flakes, heck any oak flakes that aren't adulterated by other ingredients or excessive sweetener

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nvcook RE: DiveFan Oct 18, 2010 09:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I LOVED post oak flakes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: DiveFan Oct 18, 2010 10:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i just dug up this photo of the ingredient label from Post Oat Flakes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              there are some high-quality cereals on the market that might offer a close approximation or at least an acceptable substitute. try Nature's Path Multigrain Oat Bran Flakes, they'd probably be the closest one. they make several others that are also really good...but they won't taste quite like oat flakes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NellyNel RE: DiveFan Oct 25, 2010 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i thought I dreamed Carnation frozen malteds!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I barley remember them - but yes - I loved them!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CookingGirl RE: Miri1 Oct 18, 2010 06:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chewels gum, Orange Bubblicious Gum, and Shake Ups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I associate Chocolate Shake Ups with the standard "sleepover supermarket run" to Heartland before a big night of Lawrence Welk with my grandparents.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JanieK RE: Miri1 Oct 19, 2010 06:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LOL Space Food Sticks! I forgot about those! How funny...I can almost taste them!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Does anyone remember those Pop Tart like frosted toaster pastries that were oval shaped? They were made with a tube shaped pastry with the filing in the middle that was twirled into an oval shape. Waaay better than poptarts!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    conate RE: JanieK Dec 10, 2013 01:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You can buy the space food sticks again. Use google.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. thew RE: Miri1 Oct 19, 2010 06:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    godiva dark belgian chocolate ice cream. sob

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    there were these lollipops when i was a kid that had 2 swirly cylinders of yuminess, one on each end of the stick. damn i loved those when i was 8.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jcattles RE: Miri1 Oct 19, 2010 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Godiva Ice Cream. Specifically the chocolate raspberry swirl. Oh what I would give for a pint of that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        smilingal RE: Miri1 Oct 19, 2010 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks to this board..........I have been missing Lipton diet raspberry iced tea MIX for a few years now - but this board gave me the idea to search on google - and I just ordered it from Lipton - needing to pay $12.00 in shipping OUCH - but I will be happy when I get it! I realized, while typing, that I didn't even look further to see if I could get it elsewhere for less - oh well - next time - happy to know I'm getting it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PotatoPuff RE: Miri1 Oct 19, 2010 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cookies by the brand "Sunshine" that still makes Cheez-Its, but doesn't have its fabulous butter cookies anymore. They were a regular preschool snack

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DarkRose RE: Miri1 Oct 19, 2010 04:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            So many items that I loved are gone :( The three that stick out the most in my mind are:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Planters Cheese Balls. I like Cheetos, but they aren't the same, not even close. Those balls were so buttery and addictive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Ben & Jerry's Rain Forest Crunch ice cream. That stuff was like crack to me in my late teens and early 20's. Up until then i was pretty much a chocolate-based ice cream only kind of girl. Rain Forest Crunch was and remains the only non-chocolate containing ice cream that I have ever truly LOVED. When it left me, it broke my heart. I've never quite gotten over it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. I don't remember the brand, but I *think* it was Marzetti, one of their shelf-stable dressings, not refrigerated. Parmesan Peppercorn dressing. it wasn't Caesar, it wasn't a Parmesan pepper Ranch or a creamy Italian.... It was thick and rich and had slivers of parm in a creamy, cheesy dressing studded with bits of cracked peppercorns. It was the best dressing in the world, and I'll be damned if I can find it anymore. I've even looked through their website, and all I see are a Parmesan ranch and an aged Asiago Peppercorn, which while I'm sure is tasty, isn't the same. *sigh* I content myself with Caesar, but I would give anything for another bottle of the Parmesan peppercorn.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              samj530 RE: DarkRose Jan 15, 2011 06:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh my gawd! I wish Planter's would bring those Cheese Balls back!!! They were the best. In the cardboard can. Yum!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                heather27 RE: DarkRose Oct 14, 2011 12:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You are not alone


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breezychow RE: Miri1 Oct 20, 2010 02:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Progresso's "Pepper Salad". This was like a Pepperonata, but had an absolutely perfect balance of olive oil/vinegar. My mom used to make a fabulous dish of roasted chicken leg quarters with a jar of this salad roasted in with the chicken drippings. It was wonderful, & even making my own Pepperonata I'm finding it hard to duplicate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I've also recently noticed that Progresso's cartons of Chicken Broth are no longer on the store shelves, & I found their brand to be extremely flavorful. Still have 3 cartons in the pantry. Guess they've discontinued that as well. Good grief. Is it that everyone is more interested in the processed stuff - i.e. canned soup???

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kittysayswhat RE: Breezychow Oct 22, 2010 06:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Progresso also made the only sauce from a jar that I ever really liked. It was just a plain marinara.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I also remember a pasta from a ribbed can that was just shells and sauce - I think it had a man in gondola on it- no paper label, it was imprinted right on the can?? We wouldn't touch Chef Boyardee, but that stuff was good. I can't remeber who made it. I haven't seen it in 25 years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Breezychow RE: Breezychow Oct 23, 2010 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Well, just saw online ads for Progresso's Chicken Broth, so guess it's just my local markets that have decided not to carry it anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When a supermarket has "Clearance" marked on a product, one just naturally tends to think it's not available anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Guess I'll have to look further afar, because it's definitely my favorite cartoned. chicken broth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      princeofthieves RE: Breezychow Apr 14, 2011 03:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      agreed...swansons tastes too salty/celery to me now...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jeanmarieok RE: Breezychow Nov 4, 2010 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I miss the Progresso Pepper Salad, too - I used to use it in my stromboli, and it was amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. brandywiner RE: Miri1 Oct 20, 2010 03:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They'd probably give me sugar shock today, but oh how I loved Nestle Triple-Decker bars!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miri1 RE: brandywiner Oct 20, 2010 05:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        An older friend of mine just told me she misses something called Tutti Frutti gum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I used to love Zebra Striped gum and was thrilled when i found it at Cost Plus! Of course, my tastes have changed since I was little and once I tried it I never bought it again. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also one of the local CA dairies, Knudesen, used to make a cottage cheese that had chives mixed into it. My mother used to love that! And my dad laments the demise of Dryers/Edys Lemon Custard ice cream.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John E. RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 07:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I liked Fruit Striped gum as a kid, but did you notice how fast it lost it's flavor? Although you found Fruit Stripe Gum at Cost Plus, it should be widely available. It is made in the U.S. and is now owned by a candy company headquartered in a Minnesota town with a population of just over 400. (My SIL grew up there with a high school class of 22).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Bob W RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 06:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nabisco fruit bars -- those thin bars with raisins that you broke into about three pieces. Just discontinued in the past few years. Loved them and I'm sure my kids would have too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BobB RE: Bob W Oct 22, 2010 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I remember those! Haven't tasted them in decades, but used to love them when I was a kid. Especially when they got a little stale and extra-chewy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            buttertart RE: BobB Oct 22, 2010 07:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The sultana biscuits? Raisins inside a quite bland and not too sweet soft crackery thing, thin? You can get them in Asian stores (an HK or maybe Singapore product).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BobB RE: buttertart Oct 22, 2010 08:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maybe. These came in a long rectangular package. There were maybe four layers of the bars in the package, and each layer was one long flat (about 1/8 inch thick) cookie scored so that you could easily break it into three pieces, each about 3 or 3-1/2 inches square.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cockadoodlewe RE: BobB Oct 22, 2010 08:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Weren't they called Golden Fruit? I can still taste them!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BobB RE: BobB Oct 22, 2010 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just did a google search and came up with another thread here on Chowhound: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/511955

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Apparently they were originally made by Nabisco, then later Sunshine under the name Golden Fruit, and disappeared as a result of Keebler buying Sunshine and killing off the product line.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cockadoodlewe RE: BobB Oct 22, 2010 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That product really should be available today....simple and delicious. Of course it they were made today the ingredient list would probably be endless and full of chemicals & hfcs!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    buttertart RE: BobB Oct 22, 2010 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    There must be a UK version too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BobB RE: buttertart Oct 22, 2010 09:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There is: Crawford's Garibaldi Biscuits, available in the US from Vermont Country Store, among other sources. But most of those in the thread I linked to who tried them say they're not as good as the US ones were.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart RE: BobB Oct 22, 2010 10:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So get busy and devise a recipe!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BobB RE: buttertart Oct 22, 2010 02:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nah - I have a feeling it's one of those things that can only really be done right by some big industrial baking machine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Then again - I wonder if Keebler would be willing to sell me the one they're not using anymore? ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gooddog RE: BobB Nov 4, 2010 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I found a product not too long ago at (don't laugh) Aldi that's pretty similar - it's their Fit & Active Fruit Crisps, available in Wildberry and Apple varieties. To compare to my fast-fading memory of Golden Fruit, I would say the Aldi are not as chewy in texture. Package says they're from Holland.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        stopurmakingmehungry RE: gooddog Nov 16, 2010 03:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Golden Fruit was amazing. I was in Australia earlier this year, and Arnott's had a similar biscuit called "full o fruit". I brought back several packages of them along with their "nice" biscuits, but they have all been devoured by now. I guess I'll have to go back and get some more to share with the nostalic chowers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dianne0712 RE: buttertart Feb 11, 2012 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      yes! We always had these on car trips along with something I miss very much - lemon biscuits! They too had a crackery outside filled with lemon cream.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bob W RE: BobB Oct 25, 2010 10:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great discussion!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +1 for stale and extra-chewy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      woelkaru RE: Bob W Mar 22, 2012 08:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They had an off brand of these biscuits at Aldi's in Missouri that were really good. I haven't ever seen these before buying them randomly one day. Now I crave them often!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. buttertart RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 08:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not discontinued as far as I know but unavailable at least in NYC and environs - Brio, an Italian soda (pop) that was perfect with pizza, sort of like Coke with red vermouth flavoring, slightly bitter. Had it in SW Ontario growing up. Was made think of this by Moxie references.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NellyNel RE: buttertart Nov 11, 2011 08:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Buttertart, this sounds like Chinotto. Lots of Italian Deli's sell it. Usually by San Pellegrino

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It has a really lovely bitter-orange-herby taste - almost exactly like Campari.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I've never heard of Brio - so I really don't know if it's similar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh - I just googled and it IS the same!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Chinotto is fairly common in Italian immigrant communities worldwide. There are local versions of the drink in some communities:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Brio brand of Canada. "

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think you live in Jersey, and I know that you can get it in hoboken and in the Heights.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I LOVE it, and get cravings for it all the time!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          buttertart RE: NellyNel Nov 11, 2011 04:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thank you very much! I'll definitely try it. A taste of my past, always nice to recapture one of those.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NellyNel RE: buttertart Nov 16, 2011 10:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, I'm so glad you saw my post!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You're welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am craving some as I type!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Its the kind of flavor you either love or hate..No one is indifferent to it..


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. achamplin RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 08:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I really miss the Jules Destrooper apple thins. Most of their varieties are gone from stores near me, but the apple thins have vanished even from the internets...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. ZenSojourner RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          APPLE Newtons. As a cyclist, these were my cycling snack of choice. Other cyclists scoffed at me for eschewing the ubiquitous Fig Newtons, but if I wasn't careful at multi-day rides they would get stolen out of my pack.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pthaloearth RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have fond memories of Astro pops, started looking for them awhile back and found out they were both turned upside down to prevent stabbing, and then discontinued.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MinkeyMonkey RE: pthaloearth Oct 22, 2010 07:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I remember those! They were so good and, yes, kid of stabby...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Team Flakes breakfast cereal!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                poptart RE: mamachef Dec 24, 2010 05:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes! Team flakes were one of my favorites as a kid... along with "Freakies" cereal:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PenskeFan RE: mamachef Feb 8, 2012 01:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Absolutely. Loved those. Closest I can find, which is not the same but just similar, is the plain Kashi Flakes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. diablo RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 02:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Does anyone remember the tofu-based ice cream Gloria Vanderbilt came out with in the mid 80's? I loved that stuff. I originally bought it because it was "designer", but it was actually really good. Designer tofu ice cream. I was pretty cool back then :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet RE: diablo Oct 22, 2010 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gloria Vanderbilt Glacé...it was actually distributed by Frusen Glädjé, and i was lamenting the loss of their fantastic cream up-thread :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. mnosyne RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zweibach (my go-to stuffing base). Godiva Belgian Chocolate ice cream. Good cheap garlic. Van De Camp's Dutch Girl cookies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef RE: mnosyne Oct 22, 2010 05:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I bet....if you look around in a good supermarket, you can find zweibach on.....ta da.....the baby food aisle!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mnosyne RE: mamachef Oct 23, 2010 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sad to say, the manufacturers have discontinued zweibach. Have they no pity?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          goodhealthgourmet RE: mnosyne Oct 23, 2010 03:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          it's not Nabisco or Gerber, but...


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gerber does have a product called "Biter Biscuits" in their Graduates Finger Foods line - i wonder if it's similar...?


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            linguafood RE: mnosyne Oct 23, 2010 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maybe easier to find if you look for zwieback (sorry, can't help it). Brandt is the main German manufacturer, and some supermarkets carry it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              buttertart RE: linguafood Oct 23, 2010 05:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The perversity of German - how come this is a twice-baked product and it's zwie- not zwei-?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                linguafood RE: buttertart Oct 24, 2010 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                just to screw with your anglophone heads, i suspect. nah, it's 'old'(er) german.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John Manzo RE: mnosyne Oct 26, 2010 06:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zwieback isn't a brand name.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lilgi RE: mnosyne Jan 6, 2011 01:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yikes! When did they discontinue Zwieback? It's been a while but I make Greek cake with it. I guess I'll have to find out what it's made with.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hymncat RE: mnosyne Nov 13, 2010 06:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Actually, if you find Holland Rusks, you've got zwieback/ch - it's the same stuff. Just watch out, if you're in an international market, that you don't get the "cake rusks" which are a twice-baked cake slice and much richer and sweeter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lilgi RE: hymncat Jan 6, 2011 01:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ooh nvm just noticed hymncat what you posted though I've never seen Holland Rusks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chore22 RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Schweppes Bitter Lemon. I used to love making a gin and tonic with this. Great summertime drink and the only way I like gin. Haven't been able to find it in years. I don't know if they still make it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ZenSojourner RE: chore22 Oct 22, 2010 08:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ask and ye shall receive:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bob W RE: chore22 Oct 25, 2010 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Confession: I used to drink it straight!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm pretty sure they also made Bitter Orange and Bitter Lime. Whatever they made, I drank 'em straight. I was ready for things like Orangina decades before I ever heard of that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    buttertart RE: Bob W Oct 25, 2010 11:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bitter Lemon (straight) was very popular with fish and chips at the shop I worked in when I was at Cal. Very good combo, but not as good as ginger beer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cliocooks RE: buttertart Jul 19, 2011 04:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There's a brand called Fevertree that makes Bitter Lemon. Not quite like the Schweppes but a good substitute.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  foodie0529 RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Campbell's Soupers... I know they weren't around long, but sometimes I just want one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colleen_C_C RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 06:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh my! where should I start?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Pittafo Bergamotta marmellata

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * 7-Up candy bars -- seven little squares of various fillings in milk or dark chocolate (the jelly square was my favorite; I'd never eat the coconut one)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Hungry Jack toaster waffles (especially the blueberry ones!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Stella d'Oro Regina cookies -- the ones with sesame seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Marzetti Parmesan Peppercorn salad dressing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Diet Rite grapefruit soda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Beechnut chewing gum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Brach's malted milk Easter eggs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DarkRose RE: Colleen_C_C Oct 23, 2010 07:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm glad I'm not the only one missing the Parmesan Peppercorn dressing! I couldn't remember for certain if it was Marzetti, so thanks for the confirm there. The aged Asiago Peppercorn isn't bad, but it's not the same. *sigh*

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MysticYoYo RE: Colleen_C_C Jan 29, 2012 09:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Diet Riet chocolate soda. My mom uses to mix her diet/protein powders in that when she was dieting, instead of using water. Made it taste like a chocolate shake! The soda by itself was pretty good. Unfortunately Diet Rite discontinued it AND messed with the formula for their other diet sodas. I used to love Diet Rite Raspberry Soda but now it's bitter and "off" tasting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        rorycat RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Swiss Colony's "Smokeroni." Kind of like a high class Slim Jim, only drier and a million times more flavorful. You had to buy it by the foot at their bricks and mortar stores. Haven't seen it in years, and actually don't even know if that's what it was truly called.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also, Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and Chocolate with Raspberry Swirl froyos. I, too, lament the vastness of their flavor graveyard. The Phish Food is a recent addition to all the other dear and departed flavors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. ZenSojourner RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 08:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eagle Snacks. Loved their chips, and it was the ONLY brand of peanuts I would eat. Honey Roasted. Don't know what they did to them but they made peanuts more than merely palatable to me. I've tried other brands, some quite expensive, and no-go.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            smilingal RE: Miri1 Oct 22, 2010 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Weinbergs frozen chopped liver

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              grneyedmustang RE: Miri1 Oct 23, 2010 08:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Those breakfast bars you describe sound like Figurines. I loved those and miss 'em too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Godiva Ice Cream...I know they got quite a few $ from me...very surprised when they discontinued it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bar None candy bars. Those were soooooo good, almost like a kit kat with peanuts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Miri1 RE: grneyedmustang Oct 24, 2010 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nope, they weren't Figurines. I do remember those, though. The ones I remember had more a cake like consistency. There were two to a pack, either chocolate, strawberry or vanilla, with a sort of glaze.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm also missing Mother's Iced Raisin cookies... yummmm.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. gmm RE: Miri1 Oct 23, 2010 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Long ago, Lipton used to make a seafood bisque Cup-A-Soup flavor. Not exactly sure what kind of seafood, but it was a creamy orange color and so good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  momdeb RE: Miri1 Oct 24, 2010 09:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I grew up on Nuteena, too! I loved that stuff! You either loved it or your hated it! Apparently, they sold the recipe to "Cedar Lake Foods". It is now called, "Nutee-Supreme". Here's the link to their website... http://www.cedarlakedirect.com/Cedar-... I don't think it tastes exactly like Nuteena, but it's as close as we're going to get! I hope this helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Miri1 RE: momdeb Oct 24, 2010 10:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OMG, I'm going to get my hands on that! :) I loved that stuff with mustard and lettuce on a sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. NellyNel RE: Miri1 Oct 25, 2010 12:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Does anyone remember "Cool and Creamy"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It was a pudding that came in a tub like "Cool Whip", and was found in the refriderated section.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It must have disappeared in the mid 70's, but I still dream of it and miss it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vanilla, Butterscotch and Chocolate...The chocolate had a really creamy and delicious taste. It can never be duplicated, and I would kill to have it again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ryback RE: Miri1 Oct 25, 2010 01:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jahn's Ice cream parlor Tall in the Saddle sundae. Good grief I want one 50 years later.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        nsstampqueen RE: Miri1 Oct 25, 2010 01:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh goodness everything takes me back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ting is a Jamaican grapefruit soda available through Superstore and a few other markets. We had it in Jamaica and it's great!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taco flavoured chips! My dad used to say they smelled like "old socks" but I loved them. In Canada they were sold by Hostess, but only in the east. I would kill for some right now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I miss - Casino salad dressing by Kraft - Catalina comes close but not quite right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lune moons - I loved the vanilla ones, but they came in chocolate flavour too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sweettart candies - the big round ones, the small ones are good but the big rounds took forever to eat and tasted fantastic!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl RE: nsstampqueen Apr 15, 2012 03:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I know this post is a year and a half old. But if I can curb a craving I want to help. I just saw Sweetarts big candy the other day and got some for my bf. The two pack kind. I hope you have a Family Dollar Store near you as that is where I found them in Sarasota, Florida. Happy hunting. Let me know if you find them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          just_M RE: Miri1 Oct 25, 2010 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jello pudding pops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Campbell's Chunky chili beef soup (so good over a baked potato)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Paradise Island passion fruit tea (I've tried others they're just not the same)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          YMCA toffee peanuts (not available in my area)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Keebler Nut and Honey graham crackers (smeared w/a bit of cream cheese) Thankfully they waited until after my first pregnancy to discontinue these or I might of had to hurt someone! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. eclecticsynergy RE: Miri1 Oct 26, 2010 01:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RIP Morga broth...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Have just received that very sad news that Morga vegetable bouillon is no longer being made.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It was a fabulous flavor, my family's go-to broth for as long as I can remember.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And, as is usually the case, no advance notice was given or I'd have stocked up while it was still available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A sad but typical example of the of the public paying a high price for corporate jockeying, where one company gobbles up another, and if there are any truly excellent products in the legacy, they are soon discontinued. Such items often seem to have a smaller profit margin to offer the new owners, and little thought is given to longtime customers when something that's considered a minor product gets the axe..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm stricken with actual grief over this loss, but somehow unsurprised.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Salve et vale, Morga! You shall be dearly missed, and not by me alone. Of this I am certain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Quasardrake RE: eclecticsynergy May 1, 2012 06:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OMG!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wondered why all of a sudden i couldn't find them any more. The vegetable broth incubes was a long standing therapy for a queasy stomach in my family - whenever my mom or i had a REALLY bad migraine or one of us got some sort of stomach flu or anything like that, this was the first thing we would (carefully) sip down once we could keep water down. It was perfectly flavorful and salty. We would always have it out of large hand made pottery mugs we bought on a trip to Gatlinburg TN area when I was very small.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Both my parents were physicians and they swore by this particular vegetable broth to handle the post nausea tummy. :( I'm so glad my Mom is no longer here to miss this stuff - she had it around in the refrig all her life. I miss it terribly - I've been looking for it for years, didn't know it was no longer being made (but really, guessed, just hoped I was wrong...)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. NellyNel RE: Miri1 Oct 28, 2010 07:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I can't believe I forgot this one - but Kattyeyes mentioned it on another post yesterday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              McDonalds fried apple pies.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              God, I miss 'em

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                just_M RE: NellyNel Oct 28, 2010 02:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes, and McDonald's french fries fried in tallow. :-( Gone but not forgotten.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nooyawka RE: just_M Nov 4, 2010 07:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A +1000 to NellyNel and just_M. Also please see my McNugget rant below.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bob W RE: nooyawka Nov 5, 2010 08:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Many years ago my standard McD order was Big Mac, large fry, apple pie. Now two-thirds of that order has been healthified. 8<(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      just_M RE: Bob W Nov 5, 2010 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Even more sadness - they've changed the cheese on the Big Mac to some wierdy plastic instead of the American melty it use to be. It makes me sing (to myself) "I can't get no....sat is fact tion , though I tried and tried and tried and I tried! I CANT GET NO......

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Man I wish they'd to a wayback or throwback meal. I bet they'd make a bundle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MacTAC RE: Bob W Dec 20, 2010 08:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No Chocolate Shake?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Firegoat RE: Miri1 Oct 28, 2010 04:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vienetta Ice Cream dessert.... Looks like it's still in Europe, tho. I loved those things.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bob W RE: Firegoat Nov 5, 2010 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Really? Vienetta was really good (really unhealthy too, but we're talking dessert here).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Firegoat RE: Bob W Nov 5, 2010 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It was awesome stuff.... I mean it wasn't like I had it that often.... but the bf liked it and always seemed impressed if I whipped it out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jeanmarieok RE: Firegoat Nov 5, 2010 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I thought I saw Vienetta around Christmas time last year at my Kroger. I'll have to check.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firegoat RE: jeanmarieok Nov 5, 2010 10:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I never think about it til close to the holidays... and of course I start looking and it is gone. Perhaps it always was made of pumpin?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        eclecticsynergy RE: Firegoat Dec 5, 2010 07:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, Viennetta was the BEST!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tripeler RE: Firegoat Dec 5, 2010 07:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vienetta Ice Cream dessert is all over Japan. Quite popular.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TheHuntress RE: Firegoat Dec 31, 2010 10:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm in Australia and my husband brought a Vienetta home yesterday. I keep looking at it in my freezer, but I think I should wait until he's home so we can share it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tripeler RE: TheHuntress Dec 31, 2010 11:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Actually, they look a lot better than they taste. It is still a fairly low-grade mass-produced product. But it does look tempting...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TheHuntress RE: Tripeler Jan 4, 2011 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes, I must confess that I got the Vienetta out, took a bite or two and relegated it back to its frozen coffin. It was not nice at all but it seemed wrong to throw it away or give it to the dogs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                iL Divo RE: TheHuntress Jan 2, 2011 05:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                recently worked with a lady who was from Australia and I was interested in her cause loved her accent and my girlfriend was in Australia at the very time I met this lady. she wrote me a laundry list of things I must tell my friend in Australia that are musts to bring back home. she is marrying a New Zealand fella so she'll be there often. I just want to make sure that although she'll love it there, there are treats to bring home for me.....:)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TheHuntress RE: iL Divo Jan 3, 2011 01:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  :) Make sure she brings you home some Minties. If I left Australia I don't think I could ever survive without Minties.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. BamiaWruz RE: Miri1 Oct 28, 2010 06:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sara Lee frozen bar layer cakes (chocolate)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Voortman chocolate swirl glazed cookies

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ZenSojourner RE: BamiaWruz Oct 28, 2010 06:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh! I miss the Sara Lee frozen chocolate cake too! With that fudgy fudgy frosting! I'd eat it frozen right out of the tin foil pan!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BamiaWruz RE: ZenSojourner Oct 28, 2010 07:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We ate ours frozen too all the time. I dont remember it in a foil pan though. We're in Canada and ours was in a box I believe, 3 layers of cake, 2 layers of a lighter chocolate inside and 1 darker chocolate at the top, it just had a nice ripley sort of frosting at the top, very simple but very delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Why oh Why did they discontinue it?!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ZenSojourner RE: BamiaWruz Oct 28, 2010 08:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ah, I'm thinking of a different Sara Lee Chocolate cake!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This was a single layer in a square, or nearly square, tin foil pan with a cardboard cover crimped over the top. There was a layer of some kind of waxy paper between the cardboard top and the cake to keep it from sticking to the frosting. It was very fudgy, with a thick fudgy frosting. I haven't seen it in over 30 years, though I still check the freezer section for it once in awhile just in case it magically reappears.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BamiaWruz RE: ZenSojourner Oct 30, 2010 11:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ohh wow, I do the same and check every so often. Don't quite understand why companies would discontinue a good thing or popular product.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                blue_blanket RE: Miri1 Oct 28, 2010 07:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I miss Pudding Pops too! :-(
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I loved McD's Fried Apple Pies! The apple would burn the heck out of my mouth and tongue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                each and every time, but soo delicious.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I also miss Kraft Creamy Garlic dressing. Not only good on salad, but on baked potatos too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Silly Faces drink mix?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                And I don't know if anyone knows what this is, I don't even know the brand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But it was bridge mix that came in a rectangular box, and had one giant yellow ball in it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I think it was yellow chocolate, maybe colored white chocolate?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My grandma in Chicago used to buy it (so maybe going back 25+ years? *blush*)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have been looking for it for ages. Maybe it was just a dream? lol

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jcattles RE: Miri1 Nov 2, 2010 12:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How about Gatorade gum. It was slightly sour & came in orange or lemon-lime.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just Visiting RE: Miri1 Nov 4, 2010 03:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I went into mourning when I found out that Pepperidge Farm had discontinued Lido's. WTF? That is chick-depression medicine! Got millions of us "hip to be miserable when you're young and intellectual" types through college.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunshine Hydrox. Never a fan of Oreos.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet RE: Just Visiting Nov 4, 2010 05:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i'm pretty sure they still include the Lido cookies in the "Distinctive" collections, you just can't buy them separately.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and try Country Choice or Back to Nature as a substitute for Hydrox - i've heard they're the closest options.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BobB RE: Just Visiting Nov 5, 2010 06:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Speaking of Pepperidge Farm - whatever happened to their bite-sized cookies, especially the Brussels? I love Brussels and they are still around, but those tiny ones were even better.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bob W RE: Just Visiting Nov 5, 2010 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I liked Lidos a lot, but they were just a step below Milanos because the cookie to chocolate ratio was a little higher.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And now you can get about 27 different kinds of Milanos.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nooyawka RE: Miri1 Nov 4, 2010 07:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dark-meat Chicken McNuggets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You're actually telling me people prefer white meat?! Are you serious?! Do you have ANY taste buds at all?! I don't care about the health benefits of white meat. That's not why I go to Mickey D's! I don't care that some people dismissively refer to it as mystery meat. I liked how it tasted! Darn it! Bring it back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thank you for listening.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NellyNel RE: nooyawka Nov 5, 2010 06:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But my problem with McNuggets these days - is that you can't get honey as a dip anymore!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That was the only way I enjoyed them - and used to love it!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Why did they stop serving honey???
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            So much better than the horrible bbq sauce - bleh!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Why bother.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              playfulotter RE: NellyNel Nov 7, 2010 12:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I don't remember pure honey as a dip for chicken McNuggets but I do love honey on Kentucky Fried Chicken....McDonald's probably doesn't offer honey anymore because have you seen the price of real honey in the store lately?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Blush RE: NellyNel Nov 8, 2010 11:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I also used to love the honey as a dip. That was my go-to order as a kid.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cityhopper RE: NellyNel Dec 26, 2010 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OMG...I only ate the McNuggets with honey!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wendywoo523 RE: cityhopper Jan 25, 2011 02:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anyone remember "Chicken Littles" from KFC in the 80's, my son loved them...great for a snack in the car...like a little chicken slider with mayo!! I loved them, they were about 2 for a dollar...we would get 10 and chow....two bites for me and gone...hence chicken LITTLE...ha! They were awsome!!! How about when Whataburger had skinny crinkle cut fries...omg, Carl's Jr./Hardees used to have them also!!! The greatest!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  brandywiner RE: nooyawka Nov 5, 2010 06:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gotta agree here! When I got a box of McNuggets that turned out to be mostly dark meat, I thought I'd hit the jackpot!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nowadays, I seldom get McNuggets, and, since they were the only reason I would go to McD's for lunch or dinner, they get a lot less of my business.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I suppose that's a good thing....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DRiffeyAusTx RE: brandywiner Apr 29, 2011 12:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I hate to see all the hassles that the McD's gets nowadays. And I hate to see all the changes they are making to fit in. We all went to McDonalds for exactly what we wanted. A good greasy burger with good cheese, still some of the best fast food fries, and a hot apple pie that always burned your mouth cause you could never wait. If I want health foods there are many other places to go. If they continue changing, where are we going to go?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As Julia C says --- Everything in moderation!