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Apr 17, 2012 03:43 PM

New thread for discontinued products

Saw the very popular thread regarding discontinued products. Somehow I missed it previously. there are over 800 responses.

Thought that it might be interesting to revamp the "discussion" on this topic.

Hope that isn't a problem or issue.

Okay--immediately coming to mind--whatever happened to Hungry Man Pizza's. they wree square--not really that good. Hate to admit that I really loved those pizzas when I was in my twenties--worked all day and came home and popped one in the oven while I undressed and cleaned up a bit and sat down to graze for the evening with that pizza and salad and whatever.

the other product that I really liked was by Red L Hot. Little squares of puff-type pasty. Heated them up in the oven--there were about 4 differnt flavors. Made nice little hor d'oeurves--hey,, I was in my early 20's and that to me was a nice hor d'oeurves.

Also, I find it very hard to find jarrred sweet pickled onions. Giant doesn't carry them in my area. I can sometimes find them at Mars. Same with sweet pickled cauliflower.

Just thought I'd revamp the original thread in the event any one is interested for a fresh start. FoiGras

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  1. Never knew Hungry Man pizza pies existed, but I always liked their turkey dinners.

    Products I miss?

    Post Toastem toaster pastries. Preferred them to Pop Tarts.

    La Choy and Chung King mini egg rolls with the hot mustard packs. Awful but delish.

    Snap E Tom. I think this may still exist in a few isolated pockets of the world, but the last time I had it (several years ago) it was a shadow of its former self. The stuff used to be burning hot but was totally wimped down the last time I tried it.

    O'Grady's Thick Crinkle-Cut Potato Chips. The stuff of legend. Too good for this world.

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    1. re: Perilagu Khan

      Yes, Hungry Man pizzas did exist in the late 1970's. I don't recall when they were no longer available as I "graduated" to "real" pizzas as I became older and somewhat more selective in food choices and cuisines. But, if that product was available at this time, you can bet I would buy it. A taste down Cuisine Memory Lane.

      My hubby likes the Hungry Man turkey dinners. Actually, the stuffing is quite moist and flavorful. Not as good as what my Aunt makes, but passable.

      I completely forgot about the La choy mini egg rolls and don't really recall the Post Toastum's.

      Were the O'Grady's chips available in this area--Maryland/D.C.? FoiGras

      1. re: FoiGras

        Not sure on the O'Grady's, FG. I know they were in west Texas back in the 80s, and I somehow think they were produced in a western state. Utah, perhaps?

      2. re: Perilagu Khan

        When I was a little girl, my dad often had to work holidays, and the La Choy mini egg rolls were my mom's (and mine) New Year's Eve "Chinese American" splurge. Miss them (and my ma!)

        I also miss Flak-o pie crust mix, which used to be available in the Northeast, at least. Far superior to Jiffy.

        1. re: pinehurst

          Strange that they disappeared. As best as I could tell, they were very popular. I guess I had a distorted view.

      3. I would suggest that as the OP you report this thread to the mods, asking them to rename this one with the old thread's title, followed by Part 2, and add "(begun 4/17/2012)" to the title. Then report the old thread to request they add "[old]" after ITS title.
        Post a link to the new thread at the bottom of the old one. Otherwise both threads will keep going ad nauseam. This ad hoc system arrived at by Chowhounds works well with other perennial topics, without the old ones being locked.

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        1. re: greygarious

          Yes-thank you for your suggestion. Where were you when I needed you? Just joking. But you did make a sound suggestion. I always appreciate advice, learning, etc. Your recommendation definitely has merit and made a lot of sense. Thank you-FoiGras

        2. In the VERY LEAST, can you please spell the posting title correctly? It's going to make me nuts to see that for years. ;)

          (I'm looking at you too: 'What are you favour 3 cuisines?' and 'Funniest Thing you SEEN at a Restaurant'!")

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          1. re: thegforceny

            Yipes--sorry about the title. I was hurrying while typing and didn't proof read. I should know better. FoiGras

            1. re: FoiGras

              We've corrected the spelling in the thread title.

              1. re: The Chowhound Team

                Thanks! Hey, how 'bout: 'What are you favour 3 cuisines?' and 'Funniest Thing you SEEN at a Restaurant'!"

                1. re: The Chowhound Team

                  Truly appreciate the correction. Boy was I embarrassed, but it wouldn't be the first time. Thanks again! FoiGras

            2. I miss Keebler brand wheat Snack Sticks. They were a cracker that was just sturdy enough to dip into cheese spreads and not as loaded with sodium. I'm still boycotting Keebler products to show my unhappiness. Think they've missed me?

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              1. re: chocchic

                I don't ever recall Keebler's brand of wheat snack sticks. But, I recently bought braided honey wheat snack sticks--Snyder's brand. They are really very good and per serving contain about 10% sodium. That doesn't appear to be overloaded with sodium, but I could be wrong.

                Have you written/e-mailed Keebler regarding the Snack Sticks? Perhaps the stores where you shop have discontinued carrying the product. Just a suggestion. (Yeah, I'm sure that Keebler misses you-lol).

                Hope you get to try the Snyder's sticks. I'm very pleased with them and they are definitely sturdy enough to handle cheese spreads. FoiGras

                1. re: chocchic

                  I just researched via Google (of course)--the Keebler honey wheat snack sticks--apparently Wal Mart carries them. Also, had some for offer. I just don't know if they have actually been discontinued, or if the stores where you shop just don't carry the product. Hope this helps a bit. FoiGras

                  1. re: FoiGras

                    chocchic--guess what---Keebler is now Kellogg's. And your favorite product was just discontinued in December 2011! Get to Wal Mart--they may still have some on their shelves. FoiGras

                    1. re: FoiGras

                      Wow - thanks for all of your efforts. I actually talked with the Keebler rep - caught him stocking the shelves in the supermarket and he said they had been discontinued. I called corporate offices to let them know of my disappointment and their only suggestion was to try Dollar General or something like that because they would buy all of the discontinued merchandise. I noticed them on the internet too but didn't bother ordering because I figured it was probably an old listing. I know Walmart is powerful but can't think that Keebler or Kellogg's would make them just for Walmart. As I am typing this I'm thinking I should watch for Kellogg's product line. Maybe they discontinued them because they were going to switch over labeling or something. Good info FoiGras! Thanks

                      1. re: chocchic

                        There was another flavor of the snack sticks, Butter Herb I think, that disappeared even before the Honey Wheat. I found my last box of these at a Big Lots, and you know when something shows up there, it's the end of the line.

                        As long as we're being mad at Kellogg's/Keebler: I'd also like them to bring back Hydrox, even if just for a month or so like they did a couple years ago. The ones I stockpiled then are not aging well in storage.

                          1. re: chocchic

                            In appearance only. They were far superior in taste!

                            1. re: randyjl

                              Hydrox were superior in every way...taste, texture, etc.
                              They were the original. Oreos are merely bad imitations.

                            2. re: chocchic

                              Hydrox and Oreo's are similar but Hydrox predate Oreo's by 4 years. Hydrox cookies came out in 1908 and Oreo's in 1912.

                  2. I miss the old Honeycomb cereal. Each piece was the circumference of a silver dollar, hard as a diamond, and sharper than a Ginsu knife. The inside of my mouth would be torn to shreds after wolfing down a bowl. Gawd how I miss it!

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                      1. re: CanadaGirl

                        I think something calling itself Honeycomb is still sold in the US, too, but it's pabalum compared to the mighty, two-fisted, brawling Honeycomb of yore.

                        1. re: Perilagu Khan

                          Then I don't want to see the old one! I find the current version uncomfortable to eat :)

                          1. re: CanadaGirl

                            The old Honeycomb was definitely unsuited to the contemporary world. Would have been more appropriate to 612 rather than 2012. ;)

                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                              i can still hear the "jingle" for Honeycomb Kid -- kind of a western movie song.

                              And yes, the Cdn ones we had growing up (a rare treat) were as sharp as ginsu knives. That's a funny comment.

                              1. re: Georgia Strait

                                If I were to become a professional rassler, I'd call myself the Honeycomb Kid. Foes would tremble at my approach.

                                1. re: Georgia Strait

                                  I remember the 70's version instead. "Honeycombs sweet,yeah,yeah,yeah. Its not small, no,no,no." Memories.

                                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                      I went straight to the honeycomb hideout "way back machine". Aww... thanks.

                                    2. re: suzigirl

                                      Ah, now THAT takes me back! My mom wouldn't buy sweet cereals, so I loved it when I had a sleepover at my friend Elizabeth's house; her family was all, ah hem, a bit large, and they had aLL the good stuff for a Saturday morning. Cap'n Crunch, Raisin Bran, and HONEYCOMBS!

                                      I couldn't talk in the car on the way home 'cause my mouth was all shredded from Honeycomb, and coated with sugar from Cap'n crunch. Aaaah, the bliss....