Grocery Products No Longer Available In Stores

Food/Cooking

By: litetender     13-Nov-2010

Introduction:

I guess this list will give my age away. Oh, poo, I'll go ahead and tell you: I'm 52 years young! Young/old enough to recall a brand new set of "good old days". If you only knew what you were missing, you'd be mourning the loss of these items, too!

Post Oat Flakes

They were naturally sweet, and then when you put sugar on them, and milk, they just melded into an indescribably delicious flavor that has people dreaming about them to this day. I guarantee it! Just Google, "Post Oat Flakes" and you'll see what I mean.

Sunshine Lemon Coolers

These were a recent loss. Up until a few years ago, all my local groceries carried them. They were in a green and yellow box, and were THE most awesome cookies. They were covered in powdered sugar and were the size of Vanilla Wafers. When you bit into them, they had a lemon tang, and you could even see little flecks of yellow. They disappeared around the time that Pepperidge Farm came out with a similar but vastly inferior and short lived copycat cookie.

Nabisco Twigs

Do you remember these? They were little Sesame and cheese sticks that had the most awesome flavor ... one of the best little snacks around, on the cracker shelf, now (apparently) gone the way of the dinosaur.

Chocolate Velamints

You can't find these anymore, either, alas. I had a boyfriend named Herb who introduced me to them back in the early '80s. They were sold near the Lifesavers, came in a square package, and the little candies were sugarless, square, and had an indentation in the center. They were mints, as in breath mints, not chocolates, but they had the most awesome light chocolate flavor. The perfect candy. Gone but not forgotten, RIP.

Cinnamon Chiclets

I remember this chewing gum from my youngest childhood. If you look where they sell vintage candies today, you can still find Peppermint Chiclets, but nobody, and I mean NOBODY sells Cinnamon Chiclets. Of course, they were BY FAR the best ones. I can still remember the tender little crunch that came right before you bit into them and began to chew. There used to be fruit flavored (multi-colored) Chiclets as well.




Final Thoughts

It doesn't seem to matter how excellent a product is to the grocery stores that carry them, but only the amount of money a manufacturer is willing to bid for shelf space. Which is why we've got ten different varieties of Ritz crackers and Cheez-Its but can no longer find the delicious Nabisco Bacon Thins that I grew up with. Oh, I could go on, and on! Sniff, sniff .....


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