- Perfect for running a little bootleg whisky, for trotting out that antique wicker hamper with the complete china and cutlery set, or for a stylish Joad family vacation.
- Coke with real cane (not beet) sugar.
- Noodles Romanoff
- Cars with sweeping lines and fabulous fins.
- [quote]Coke with real cane (not beet) sugar\
This still exists.
- For dialing the telephone with a pencil...
- Heath Bar pie from the now defunct Micks in Atlanta.
- Coke with real coke.
- R2, please forgive. I just saw the words "Coke" and "sugar" and rushed to link to the article about Mexican Coke, without even realizing what you really wrote. Of course you''re right.
- I miss that too, R3. Perhaps Betty Crocker got tired of being called a Communist noodle sympathizer.
- Frusen Glädjé
Charles Nelson Riley
- Jello Pudding Pops. Chocolate grahm crackers.
- [quote]Coke with real cane \
Wow! Lesbian Coke!
- Swanson Oriental Broth\
Krunchers Jalapeno chips\
Andes Toffee Crunch Thins (*sob*)
- Creepy Crawlers
- Friendship brand 1% Lowfat Cottage Cheese With Peaches. The Pineapple version does not compare.
- Evening in Paris
- Nesselrode pie.
- McCormick Garlic Juice. It was something to add to your cooking, not to drink. Was really great for seasoning. Alas, I think I have the last unopened bottle.
- Dutch Apple Pop-Tarts. (Apple filing with white frosting)\
Also, the Pop-Tarts that had vanilla filling and chocolate frosting, I can''t even remember what they were called. \
No, I''m not fat.
- The sponge.
- Mother''s Iced Raisin cookies.\
Snyder''s Chili Pepper ketchup.\
Special K with the original smaller, concave flakes. They were so much better.\
7-Up bars, seven dipped chocolates stuck together into one candy bar.
- Bright yellow buckle down the front raincoats with matching visor hood hats.
- [quote]Sugar-free Tang.\
It is available in the Dominican Republic, manufactured in Costa Rica.\
You could probably find an internet source for it.
- Drakes black and white cake. It wasn''t just a slice of marble cake with brown chocolate and yellow cake. It was some kind of pure dark chocolate cake with white cake. So delicious. Of course if they did make it today it probable would be loaded with HFCS and have other frankenfood ingredients in it.\
Cool and Creamy puddings made by I think Bird''s Eye. It came in containers like Cool Whip. They had a milk chocolate one and a butterscotch one that were to die for. Same as above though, these days it would not taste the same because it would be more a lab experiment than a real food. \
- Another vote for the old Special K.
- Count Chocula
- Dannon Frozen Yogurt pops. Coffee or raspberry yogurt covered in a hard chocolatey shell. So delicious.
- Without a doubt I''d kill for them to still make my favorite candy bar of all time....The Scrunch Candy Bar.\
- Cotton bloomers.
- [quote]Evening in Paris\
The Vermont Country Store claims to have it.
- Farrah Fawcett Shampoo- I loved it!
- Vermont Country Store does have Evening In Paris. My mom once told me that my grandmother, long dead before I was born, used to wear it. When I saw a bottle in the VCS, I bought it and gave it to my mom for Christmas.
- Pink and yellow coloured t.p.
- YES to R30.
- Kobenhagen ice cream\
Oral-B original basic toothbrush
- Formica with Frisbees.
- "Nesselrode pie."\
r19, tell me about this. I''ve been looking for it but have never found it.
- Carnation Breakfast Bars.
Chocolate Chip was my addiction.
- Marathon bars\
Chocolate Space Sticks\
The bathtub foam soap that looked like shaving cream
Child of the 60''s
- Danish Go-Rounds. Way better than Pop-Tarts.
- Sara Lee frozen banana cake.
You have not looked very hard for Mr. Bubble. It is not only made but fairly widely distributed.
The original Mr. Bubble was a powder, sold in a box, dipshit.
- Tostitos Flour Tortilla Chips.
- r41, you beat me to it. Space Food Sticks were great, but we rarely got them, because my mother thought they were too expensive. Chocolate, caramel and peanut butter.
Good nutrition and lasting energy...
- tan M&Ms\
Ben & Jerry''s "Holi Canoli" flavor ice cream\
chewable wax lips for Halloween that had that marvelous sweet taste
- R48, those wax lips are still available. I''ve seen them advertised on sites that sell old-fashioned candies. Try googling for them.
- AYDS Diet Candy.
Jello Spoon Candy pudding\
Sidewalk Sundae ice cream bars\
Body on Tap shampoo
- Aveeno shaving cream, apparently.
- Nescafe Ice Java Chocolate Mocha syrup.
- [quote]Pink and yellow coloured t.p.\
Miss Coco Peru
- It''s touching how deeply you bitches feel for your sugary, factory-made chemfoods. Just like Mom used to buy.
- Hairy Male Models
- I have a little hotel-size bottle of eucalyptus shampoo that I got at a Grand Bay Hotel & Resort in Arizona about 10 years ago. \
It''s just about gone; rarely use it, maybe once a year. Really great clean-smelling scent.\
On the bottle it says to order more call 800-979-2999.\
No such luck.\
I wish I could find eucalyptus shampoo again.
- threads worth $18 a year
- Stouffer''s Chicken Parmigean. \
Incandescent light bulbs\
Supersonic passenger jets\
- Whip ''n Chill
- Card catalogs. Much faster than waiting in line to look up a book title on a seven-year-old Dell shitbox with a gunked-up mouse.
Bengali in Platforms
- Muguet de Bois.
- [quote]I wish I could find eucalyptus shampoo again.\
I think Dr. Bronner''s Liquid Soap has a eucalyptus variety. That stuff is great for shampoo.
- Coke Black. Still available in Europe?
- Crayola "Raw Umber."
- Yazoo Big Wheel Lawnmowers
- blueberry bubble yum
- I believe it was "burnt umber", r67. Or was that burnt sienna?
- Space food sticks
- [quote]I wish I could find eucalyptus shampoo again.\
R58, an English company called Bamford makes a eucalyptus shampoo. You can find it on Barneys website; see link below.\
Google product search (click ''Shopping'') will also direct you to many eucalyptus scented personal care products.
http://www.barneys.com/Botanic Eucalyptus Shampoo/00505002003214,default,pd.html
- Dear dipshit. You did not specify powder in a box, you merely said Mr. Bubble was not made anymore.\
But while we are at it idiot cunt. You still did not look too hard. Mr. Bubble is also available in powder form, more widely in Latin American countries but also stocked at KMart.
- [quote]Coke with real cane (not beet) sugar.\
The sugar manufactured and sold in the US has exclusively been cane sugar since the 1978 when U&I Sugar folded. There was no difference between beet and cane sugar.\
Since 1978, most soft drinks in the US have been sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.
- Psssssssst shampoo
- Before Google there was Koogle
- movies starring eddie fisher
- Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo
- get in shape gurrrl leggings
- Thomas'' Date-nut Bread\
Milkshake candy bars
- "Krunchers Jalapeno chips"\
Still available, at least in the Chicago area.
- Sadly that''s not true in the Houston area, R84. They haven''t been available here in quite a while.
- Frosty Bananas.
- R77, is that the spray shampoo? If so, I have a can. I think I bought it at Sally''s Beauty Supply. \
R80, my sister LOVED "Gee your hair smells terrific." She used to buy a big bottle when we were teenagers and hide it, so noone else would be able to use it. I bought some a few years back and gave it to her for her birthday.
- PB Maxx candy bars\
The ice cream bars shaped like Mickey Mouse''s head. Vanilla ice cream with chocolate for his eyes and mouth with chocolate coated ears.
- Hair dryers with a hose and vinyl cap attachment.
- Another vote for Hydrox.
- My family always bought Hydrox back when Oreos were made with lard.
- There used to be a novelty candy that came in a ball with candy on one side and a small toy in the other.
- Decent prizes for Cracker Jacks. I remember when you actually got a prize in Cracker Jacks like a metal toy. Now you just get stick-on tattoos.
- @ R3-I love noodles romanoff!!
- Pudding Pops!!!
- The Pierce Arrow.
- The Today Sponge.\
Tailspin by Lucien LeLong
- Vasaline hair tonic for men - $35 per bottle and my dad goes through two per year.\
What About Adam? Cologne by Joop! I have one bottle left - top note of tomato vine.
- [quote]Psssssssst shampoo\
The Vermont Country Store also has this one (dry shampoo), and I''ve seen it in some stores too. \
They also have "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific" mentioned by another poster. And a shampoo that''s supposed to smell like the original green "Herbal Essence" shampoo.\
[quote]Hair dryers with a hose and vinyl cap attachment.\
They also carry a bonnet hair dryer.
Caused hearing loss.\
Drove entire families insane.
- pavlova mix - in the plastic egg
- About ten years ago the Meijer near my (then) home in Michigan stocked an older version of Herbal Essences shampoo. It came in a opaque green bottle and had an almost art deco-ish illustration of a woman on the front. I curse myself for not buying it--the smell reminded me of a glamorous aunt who used it.\
I second jalapeno Krunchers. I can''t find them in LA. They were the best.
- [quote]Stouffer''s Chicken Parmigean\
- Tuna Twist!\
"I''m Sir Celery; I''m Miss Parsley; We are the onion twins!"
Pete from Boston!
- Dear R44/74,\
Thank you for investigating each product posted in this thread so thoroughly. We''ll send a finder''s fee to your mother''s basement.
- [quote]The sugar manufactured and sold in the US has exclusively been cane sugar since the 1978 when U&I Sugar folded. There was no difference between beet and cane sugar.\
What United States do you live in? There are currently 55 companies that manufacture and sell beet sugar, both for commercial production and home use. See link. \
There is a difference between cane and beet sugar, one very important one...one comes from beets, the other from sugar cane?
- [quote]There is a difference between cane and beet sugar, one very important one...one comes from beets, the other from sugar cane?\
Sugar from both beets and cane is sucrose, i.e. C12 H22 O11. There is no difference between them other than the source plant.\
Commercial sugar beet production in the U.S. ended with the dissolution of U&I Sugar in 1978. It''s no longer available in every supermarket. Soft drink manufacturers are not using it as a sweetener. A few small US producers that still make and sell beet sugar to health food stores in Minnesota does not mean it is commercially viable and widely available in food products in the U.S..
- Zap glass cleaner, it never left streaks.
- The Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific that is sold by The Vermont Country Store does not smell the same as the original. I bought some for my partner last year.
Beet sugar is nationally distributed and yes widely available outside of Minnesota.\
You were wrong. You are still wrong.
- Why don''t they make Delaware Punch anymore? I loved it growing up.
- Red hot dogs\
Delicious french fries from McDonalds (yes, I know they were made with lard, but damn they were good)\
Bright orange life jackets for kids\
Bottles of 100-count generic pseudoephedrine from CVS (and no, I''m not a meth lab drone--just have crappy allergies)\
Great luncheon food at department stores (like Famous-Barr in St. Louis) where you could have a fantastic French Onion Soup made by a fabulous chef and not pay a fortune for it or have to go to some soul-less food court
- [quote]Bottles of 100-count generic pseudoephedrine from CVS (and no, I''m not a meth lab drone--just have crappy allergies)\
You CAN still get generic pseudoephedrine- you just have to ask the pharmacist for it. They keep it behind the counter now, and you may have to sign for it.
- Great Shakes\
Nash Metropolitan \
- Lesbionnaire gowns. The ones that used to have Streisand in their magazine ads.
- Be aware that if you buy old-fashioned perfumes, they may not smell as they did years ago. A lot of perfumes were made with ingredients that were taken off the market - sometimes because they caused cancer, sometimes because something cheaper took their place, sometimes because the company that made certain ingredients folded.\
If you buy Luv''s Baby Soft you will find it smells nothing like the original. Same for some Yardley scents.
- I make hummingbird nectar from sugar cane and from "granulated sugar" from sugar beets and the hummingbirds do not prefer one over the other.
- Lemon Coolers
- Lots of companies put out dry shampoo. Salon Grafix is the most common one I see on drugstore shelves.
- Entemann''s Brownie Crumb Ring.\
The Bimbo Brothers bought Entenmann''s (I kid you not) and stopped production of a lot of old favorites.
- candy cigarettes
- Orudis KT, the best over-the-counter pain reliever of all time.
- Yearn no more, R121:
(And they''re on sale)
- Safeguard soap with the old scent.
- Nabisco ideal peanut bars.\
Hood Firm and Fruity frozen yogurt? No one remembers this. They came in plastic tubs and they had blueberry and strawberry flavors.\
Daytime game shows.\
Barbecue flavor goldfish
- rose milk lotion. my mom loved it (she smelled so good), & sometimes i''d sneak some for myself.
- cinnamon flavored toothpicks (you could also get mint) in these little waxed paper envelopes. we couldn''t have gum at school, but we could sneak those.
- The original Ivory Soap dishwashing liquid. It had a clean smell; the cloying, perfumed stuff they sell today is disgusting.
- [quote]Why don''t they make Delaware Punch anymore? I loved it growing up.\
I found Delaware Punch grape in 12 oz. cans at Amazon. It costs a fortune. They also carry Mexican Coke. Ditto.\
But that''s not what I remember as a kid. Wasn''t Delaware Punch a bottled punch concentrate? Or do I have it confused with Hawaiian Punch?
- The original LUX and Cashmere Bouquet soaps. the versions they have out now don''t have the rich scent the originals had. The same is true for Camay.
- Thanks R129. I looked at the Amazon site and yes it does cost a small fortune. i do remember my mom buying it in bottles of concentrate when we were kids. %0D\
Here in Arizona you can buy Mexican Coca-cola at many supermarkets. There is a large market for it here.
- Posting again to say how much I miss my favorite candy bar of all time...Scrunch Bar%0D\
I''d pay $100 for just one more candy bar.
- Turquoise/sparkly round bubble gum called Sputnik.%0D\
***And I loved NOODLES ROMANOFF. The crap they have now is awful.
- Why don''t they make Delaware Punch anymore? I loved it growing up.%0D\
***Me too loved it. The only thing I''ve found slightly close to it is Welch''s Grape drink (in a can).
- But that''s not what I remember as a kid. Wasn''t Delaware Punch a bottled punch concentrate? Or do I have it confused with Hawaiian Punch?%0D\
****Delaware came out of the machine in a glass bottle where as the concentrate you''re thinking of was Hawaiian Punch.
- Muguet de Bois.%0D\
***OMG I loved that when I was a senior (1970) in high school. I didn''t remember the "de Bois" part of the name just MUGET. I also loved TIGRESS.
- Nyquil that I didn''t need to whip out my license to get. \
And, deep fried apple pies from Mickey D''s.
- McCormick Garlic Juice. It was something to add to your cooking, not to drink. Was really great for seasoning. Alas, I think I have the last unopened bottle.%0D\
*******As I remember it came in a tiny green garlic pod shaped glass bottle.
- Anyone else remember the candy/toy balls?They were egg shaped at Easter time and you often had to assemble the toy yourself.
- Dino Pebbles!
9.5% of Americans
- r42 - I have wondered about those for years but didn''t know what they were called. I remember loving them as a child. Thanks for the memories.%0D\
- Why don''t they make good movies and \
TV programs anymore?
- R42, thanks for posting that link. %0D\
The conversation that developed at JUB after the original post was certainly a lot different than the one that would have developed here. But given the sincere nature of his original post, mixed in the thread would probably have been advice similar to the advice he got in the JUB thread. There probably would have been a couple of EST! posts, but DL''s EST threads tend to be rather obvious, and I doubt Clementi''s post would have garnered more than a couple of EST accusations.%0D\
Of course, the first response would have been "Oh, dear" because of the typos and lack of capitalization. %0D\
Someone else would have labeled it "lesbian drama."%0D\
"Just smoke copious amounts of pot... Punch and delete..."%0D\
And that annoying person who responds in threads about someone wanting to move because they don''t like living where they are would chime in with "If you can''t be happy where you are, you won''t be happy someplace else, either." %0D\
- Movies starring Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine?
- Aw fuck, wrong thread.
- the original peanut butter twix - the kind they have now is not the original and the original was better
- I think you can still get this in Europe but ... several years ago they had one of those chocolate orange balls, but it was WHITE chocolate. Delicious. The only kind you can get now are the dark and milk chocolate.
- [quote] the kind they have now is not the original and the original was better\
This could be said of any product that''s been around for at least 10 years.
- them like that
- R1 Thanks for the post...I''m an antique car buff and that''s the best restored 1946 Ford Sportsman Convertible I''ve ever seen!
- why don''t they make BUTTERNUT candy bars anymore? They are way better than snickers, IMHO.
- Marie Callendar''s Au Gratin Pot Pie - excellent and nowhere to be found any more
- why don''t they make Coca-Cola with real CANE sugar instead of Corn Syrup? Same goes for Dr. Pepper.
- Right, R154, or ANY sweet that is not made with HFCS.
- what I meant about twix was that they are using a different cookie - a chocolate cookie - before it was the regular cookie, surrounded by peanut butter, surrounded by chocolate - changing the cookie to chocolate doesn''t taste as good.
- Anyone ever have a KitKat Bar in Europe? Heaven. Totally different recipe.
- Stouffers potatoes au gratin\
Cake frosting mix in a box. They were nothing at all like today''s disgusting canned icing. And you could make candies and fudge with some of the mixes.\
Tollhouse cookie mix also came in a box. It tasted better than the gooey frozen stuff.
- Stouffers boil-in-a-bag cheese tortellini Alfredo with ham and peas.
- Why don''t kids make ashtrays in Arts & Crafts classes any more?
- Funny Face drink mix. Chinese Cherry? Injun Orange? Goofy Grape?
- [quote]I think Dr. Bronner''s Liquid Soap has a eucalyptus variety. That stuff is great for shampoo.\
I would NOT use Dr. Bronner''s as shampoo unless you don''t mind your hair looking like straw.\
Someone mentioned Count Chocula and I just saw a big display at the grocery with that, Frankenberry & Boo Berry. No Fruit Brute, though. Maybe they''re seasonal for Halloween?
- R162, where did you discover The Count??%0D\
- I''m in Los Angeles and mostly shop at Ralphs, which is part of the Kroger company. They have it there.\
I also saw it at Target [ducks head.] I''ve been boycotting but I was out shopping and had to use the restroom.
- [quote]Cake frosting mix in a box.%0D\
I really miss this too, they made a great chocolate fudge frosting in a box.
- Pudding pops
- r39, Nesselrode pie (named for a Russian count in the late 1800s) has creamy vanilla custard, honey-roasted chestnuts, and candied orange, topped with toasted coconut and shavings of dark chocolate. It was a popular in the 40s and 50s. AFAIK the last bakery in NYC making them is Teena''s Cake Fair on Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn, but only at Christmas.
- R104, you beat me to it. I loved Tuna Twist.\
Ben & Jerry''s Wavy Gravy.\
I know why they don''t make them anymore, but it still bugs me that GM ran Oldsmobile into the ground. I grew up with them and our Cutlasses and Vista Cruisers were all nice cars.
- leaded gasoline. every time my dad filled up the car i would hop out at mach 3 to sniff the fumes. he put me back in at mach 4. it smelled sweet...%0D\
oh, when dry erase markers first came out, lovely aroma.%0D\
red dye #2: my favorite lollipops became extinct. my aunt lovella didn''t make red velvet cake for 2 years until an alternative dye came out. this was a bummer at church functions.%0D\
teeny tiny toys which became deemed a choking hazard. i missed them as i got older.%0D\
surprisingly, my brain still functions in jumps & spurts.
- Cool and Creamy, YES, r26! %0D\
Also: Transistor radios. And any radio with a dial, rather than digital searchfunction.
- I''ll second the Spoon Candy pudding--especiall the vanilla flavor.%0D\
The original Herbal Essence shampoo%0D\
Single Note body spray in White Floral Musk from Nordy''s%0D\
Soaps that were light puffs (like meringue) that came in a glass jar and you would crush them under the running water%0D\
Toothpaste that was pill shaped and came in a space ship capsule dispenser%0D\
Banana Wackies cereal:
- Ben Rickert bath cubes. I got them in my Christmas stocking every year and really loved them. There were also some delicious smelling bath crystals in a stoppered tube that I loved. No bath gel or bubble bath has ever smelled as good. I last saw them in about 1994. \
Ben Rickert put out a soap, a bubble bath and a spray that had a beach name. I can''t remember tje name of it but it smelled great. I''ve since sniffed many a beach/sea and sun/sea and sand scent at many scent stores but nothing comes close.
- R165, Dr. Oetker''s still makes frosting in a box. It tastes a lot better than the standard grocery store mixes did.\
I see it in the two natural foods stores where I shop.\
A friend has tried and highly recommends their cake mixes too.
- This time of year always makes me miss Wrapples. They were flat sheets of carmel that you, yes, wrapped around an apple, and voila!--instant autumn treat.
- Lemon cooler cookies can be had at amazon.com I just ordered a case.
-  I''d forgotten that. One of the best frozen meals ever.
- Chocodiles. Not the chocolate-covered twinkies Hostess sells now. The original chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream icing Chocodiles. Oh my god. Those Chocodiles, oh my god. Those Chocodiles, oh my God, those Chocodiles, oh my God!
- [quote]Anyone ever have a KitKat Bar in Europe? Heaven. Totally different recipe.\
They are really good. I just assumed it was because of the real sugar and not HFCS.\
Orangina is better with the real sugar, too.
Hell, everything is.
- Le Menu frozen meals. They were delicious. Didn''t taste like frozen food at all. They were made in the 1980s. They were very popular, but suddenly, Stouffers and Banquet and other companies exploded onto the market with cheaper frozen dinners and Campbells, which made Le Menu, couldn''t keep up.%0D\
I worked the neight shift and brought them to work with me. I loved the chicken cordon bleu.
- Tan Lines
- sour green apple gum.\
the kind Streisand favored while she was making "Color Me Barbra" in 1966.\
Rex Reed writes about it in the hatchet job he did on her for the NY Times.\
Article at the link.
- real cocaine
- Howard Johnson''s Strawberry Short Cakes, with the pre-packaged sponge cake and the frozen canned strawberries, and the Whipped Cream from a whippet can.
- A few of you mentioned Pudding Pops - I buy them all the time at the Shaw''s in Somerville/Cambridge line.%0D\
My miss list:%0D\
Dark Chocolate Milky Way Ice Cream bars.%0D\
Howard Johnson''s ice cream - all the "chip" flavors: Chocolate chip, mocha chip and mint chip.%0D\
Ice cream rolls: chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream rolled up.%0D\
- Movies starring Dearest Glenn.
- Was le menu the brand that did the huge ''diet'' tofu lasagna that weighed a ton? I loved those.\
I also miss the original pert plus, sea breeze facial (it was near pure alcohol, worked on sunburns too!), Tab (although I get it outside the US), sugar-free tang, clearly Canadian, and ultra-powerful halogen desk lamps, which are hard as hell to find now.
- Planter''s Cheese Balls (in the big can)\
Black Cherry Vanilla Coke\
Kellogg''s Caramel Nut Crunch
- diet cherry vanilla Dr. Pepper - one of the best diet sodas ever
- Can''t find New York Seltzer in Seattle
- Black walnut ice cream doesn''t exist in NY state.
- Those reusable vinyl wrappers that disguised beer cans to look like you were drinking a can of Coke or 7up.
- Stoned Corn Thins\
Hagen Daaz Macadamia Brittle Ice Cream
- Snap poppers
- Those X-mas lights that looked like candles and had the water bubbles inside them.%0D\
Tin foil x-mas trees, and THE COLOR WHEELS that went with them.%0D\
My father had a sailor bar in the 60''s and used these color wheels to light the go-go girls in the cages. Since then I''ve loved them
- They do, R195. I get it all the time at The Vermont Country Store whenever I''m visiting my relatives.
- Swiss Rolls
- chastity belts
- Why dont they sell the goofy ice cream cones anymore and if they do help me find them please, heres link to what it looks like
- I really miss Ruby''s Easter Egg Dye. The new easter egg coloring kits just don''t stack up. Why the hell did they discontinue making it? Anyone know?
- Alfredo krunchers they were the best!
- Howard Johnson's butter brickle (butter crunch) ice cream.
Burger Chef hamburgers
- Rose's the company that makse the lime juice and margarita mix made the best bottled bloody mary mix. Stopped in the early 80's. It was the best.
- Haagen Dazs Mayan Chocolate Ice Cream. I tried it because of a thread on DL and got addicted. Alas it's been discontinued.
I also loved their Sticky Toffee Pudding ice cream.
- Lavender Sachet fabric softener....the lady where I used to drop off my laundry used it religiously....ahh my sheets do miss that wonderful scent!
- High Point Decaffeinated Coffee, it's the cawfee luvah's dreeeeem.
- "Swanson oriental broth"
I think they quit making that because the orientals didn't want to be boiled for broth anymore. Pity.
- Diet Sprite
- R151, a friend sent me a photo of a fully restored '47 Sportsman he saw in a show. It's gorgeous, that light lemon yellow. It sold for $250K.
- Mickey Mouse ice cream bars.
- R154, Mexican Coca-Cola is made with real cane sugar. I live in a border state where it's fairly easy to come by, and any time I go across the border I stock up. There are other soft drinks that are made with cane sugar in Mexico, such as Orange Crush.
It's amazing how much better they taste.
- R205- You read my mind. Both of those were great.
- Haagen Dazs dulce de leche and cinnamon were also wonderful. Don't know if they're seasonal or discontinued.
- Cereal box prizes. It was so fun to have the prize plop out into the bowl while pouring the cereal into it. If there are still cereal box prizes, I haven't seen any, until it's some dumb sticker or decal or something. I liked getting little plastic figures. I liked collecting them.
But not this re-made bullshit at the link.
- (Choward's) Violets.
Even if they did taste a little like soap.
- Movie: musical
That's the way I always think of them, from the old listings in the TV Guide. I play all the old ones while I'm doing stuff around the house. What I mean is an old- fashioned big screen song, dancer, schmaltz fest. (lately I've become hooked on Bollywood... But it's hard to sing along if ya don't know Hindi... Haha)
Milani's 1890 French Dressing. A staple at our house growing up. I found some on Amazon for arm/leg. But why not in stores, boo hoo. I could freak out my sibs w/Xmas prez.
- Madonna hits
- TENAX hair pommade
- Jubilee kitchen wax.
- R221, Vermont Country Store was asked to replicate Jubilee. I think they call it by a different name, but it's the same stuff. It even smells the same.
- Ombre Bleue perfume.
Candy lipsticks. They were half-wrapped in gold paper and then cellophane.
They were dark red and kind of a chalky-chewy combination.
Candy cigarettes were okay, but I think those were made out of that Necco-wafer shit, the worst shit ever.
- Chocodiles with chocolate cake instead of Twinkie cake.
- Wax Candy
- Secure pensions you could live on.
- OMG, thank you R220! I have been racking my brain for months trying to remember the name of that awful crap I used to put in my hair (when I had hair) back in the 80's.
- The awesome Neutrogena clear nail lacquer that came in a tube you turned upside down and applied to nails very quickly and cleanly. It had a great matte cover, so you could not tell someone was wearing it. I used to put in on before gardening to save my nails. It worked great and nothing is as good.
A lot of lip balms turn my lips white or pale. Blistex used to make a lip balm called Lip Tone which was tinted in a way that did not really color your lips, but prevented that whitening/paleness. They have tinted lip blams today, but they put ridiculous color on the lips.
- Jovan Grass Oil, cologne for men.
- [quote] Those X-mas lights that looked like candles and had the water bubbles inside them.
They still sell these on Christmas websites and in atalogues, but they are expensive.
I used to buy light covers -- peppermint candies, snowmen, Christmas mice, etc for $5 a box (containing 20 light covers), $2.50 the day after Christmas.
I was looking at a Christmans website and they want $39 for a box of 10 or 15 light covers. Bullshit, man.
My dad bought a box of big round "iced" colored lights for our Christmas tree in 1967. I loved those things. Eventually, they all popped except the yellow one.
We were only alllowed to turn our Christmas tree lights on for 20 minutes -- even on a fake tree -- because of the fire hazard from the hot lights in those days. I used to look forward to being alone in the house because I would turn on the tree lights and bring my portable record player into the living room and play albums, particularly the Beatles Revolver, and dance.
- [quote] Hair dryers with a hose and vinyl cap attachment.
They sell some, but all the reviews say they are terrible, with very little power. Takes hours to dry the hair.
As for Pssst, lots of companies sell dry shampoo. Salon Grafix sells it and I just bought a travel size one from another company at Target. Alas, they do not leave the gray film on your head that yiu brush out. It's pretty much invisible.
- R228, are you talking about Neutrogena Instant Nail Enhancer? I still have a little bit left in a tube.
- Yes, R232. It was great. The matte, not the pearl finish.
- Ranch-flavored Gardetto's. *drool*
- All-American variety shows like Sonny & Cher, The Carol Burnett Shows, Donny & Marie, Pink Lady, etc.
- "Colored only" water fountains.
- Good college restrooms. The ones in the newer buildings suck. Too small, too quiet, too bright.
- Charlotte russe.
It was very popular in Jewish neighborhoods and sold from a street cart or in a luncheonette. I have gone on searches with my Jewish partner's cousin looking for it. She has lived in AZ for 35 years and always remembered eating them after school in Brooklyn the winter. She just figured when she moved back here she would be able to buy them in a bakery now, but they're pretty much gone.
It was made with leftover bakery sponge cake or ladyfingers in a cup with a push-up bottom. As you ate the cake, you pushed the bottom up.
Since it was made with fresh whipped cream, it was sold in the cold months and was associated with autumn and winter.
- Morton's frozen mini cinnamon sugar donuts. You popped them in the toaster oven until they were crisp on the outside, yet tender on the inside. So yummy!
- Independent bookstores.
- Why don't they make white Safeguard soap anymore?
- Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough, oatmeal with white chocolate, and macademia nut. The only cookie dough product I'd consider buying that I used to get at Raley's.
- For the few who mentioned them Jiffy still makes the dry frosting mix. I can get it at any local grocery store but you can also get it from amazon. Link below.
- Another vote for Pudding Pops, esp the vanilla/chocolate swirl ones. And another vote for Burger Chef burgers, esp the "Big Chef" which had some kind of mayonnaise based dressing.
And this goes way back, but Dolly Madison used to make a snack cake called "French pastry"--it was a light yellow cake covered in chocolate with a glob of some kind of white icing on the inside. I would KILL to have a glob of that shit.
Also used to love "Reggie" candy bars, named for Reggie Jackson. They were round and tasted like Baby Ruths only better.
my cholesterol is fine now, thanks
- Marathon candy bars. We used to keep them in the freezer and break off chunks.
- Kraft French Dressing like in the 80s with basically no calories but a strong taste.
Not country french or creamy french..
- Aveda spray wax for your hair. I haven't been able to find a product that's anywhere near similar. I hate mousse and gel. I have bought some old, unopened bottles off eBay before but I think I'm out of luck.
- Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits that cooked in the microwave in 45 seconds. Nobody knew they existed because they forgot to advertise them so they stopped making them.
- Crystal Pepsi
- Mendota Springs sparkling water
- You can buy the Mexican Coca-Cola with real sugar at Costco. It comes in the old-timey glass bottles, and it's so much better than regular American Coke.
- They didn't make a candy bar and name it after Reggie they renamed one for him
[quote]The Yankees' home opener of the 1978 season, on April 13 against the Chicago White Sox, featured a new product, the "Reggie!" bar. In 1976, while playing in Baltimore, Jackson had said, "If I played in New York, they'd name a candy bar after me." The Standard Brands company responded with a circular "bar" of peanuts dipped in caramel and covered in chocolate, a confection which was originally named the Wayne Bun as it was made in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The Reggie! bars were handed to fans as they walked into Yankee Stadium. Jackson hit a home run, and when he returned to right field the next inning, fans began throwing the Reggie bars on the field in celebration. Jackson told the press that this confused him, thinking that maybe the fans did not like the candy. The Yankees won the game, 4–2.
- Blueberry Bubble Yum
- I've seen pudding pops at ALDI, but they seem to be seasonal.
- I was surprised someone else wrote about Marathon bars.
I loved them and think about them frequently.
Braided gooey caramel in milk chocolate, and all of them were king sized, maybe 7-8 inches.
Also, Hostess products today are vile compared to the deliciousness of yesteryear.
Suzy Q's, King Dons, Twinkies and Cupcakes used to have a light, fluffy quality.
I bought a Suzy Q a few months ago, and all I could taste is the chemical-dominant, gluey cream filling they use now.
- Entenmanns Chocolate Crumb Donuts were the bomb!
Man those were good. Chocolate donuts with chocolate bits strewn about, and powdered sugar dumped over everything in the box.
Dole used to make Mountain Cherry juice, which had no sugar.
Now the juices are combined with other berries, and sugar or corn syrup are unnecessarily added.
- That cherry soda sounds good.
- Canfield's Diet Chocolate Soda
- yes R260. Is Canfield still around? Haven't thought about that in years.
- Mars bars- the real kind with almonds in them
Heavenly Hash ice cream- rocky road is not the same!
Agree and Halsa Shampoo (Agree is now sold in the dollar store but is a totally different shampoo)
Whitney's Apple and Raisin Yogurt
- B & M baked beans
- VIENETTA! I can't believe it is no longer available in the US. I went to three stores to find it last weekend and to my horror I found out online that it was discontinued in N. America by Unilever recently.
One slice is never enough
- Tuna Twist for making tuna salad.
- R21 I loved those Pop-Tarts-still dream about them. God they were great!
- Jello Pudding Candy was so good back in the 70s. Wonder why they stopped producing it.
- Entenmann's mocha cake--the best!! I actually called them and their customer service sent me coupons for Entemann's but--alas, told me they wetren't making the mocha cake anymore!!!!
- Ben & Jerry's Wavy Gravy
- Dromendary cake in a can. Was great with Phila.cream cheese spread on. Other brands not so good. also the E-z cart for gardening. Had the greatest balance & small but mighty for women to handle & store.
- [quote]Noodles Romanoff
Sounds like a Russian hit man.
My picks: Half the products at Trader Joe's. Seriously, you find something you like and six months later it's been discontinued. They do this more than any other store I've ever seen.
- My first thought was Dutch Apple Pop-Tarts. Then I realized that was me posting at R21. Not much has changed in two years.
- Dolly Madison "French Pastries". Also Anastsia confections famous "Fudge-a-gator"
- Vitalis hair tonic--and does anyone know if they still make Prell shampoo and Bryllcream (a little dab'll do ya)? I asked Vermont Country Store about Ipana toothpaste and they said they never heard of it--it was a very popular toothpaste in the 1950s as was tooth powder as an alternative to toothpaste, however messier to put on your brush, unless you shook some in your mouth and started brushing. Clark's teaberry gum and Clark bars too. Does anyone recall a kind of scented gunk called Rose's something or other that made the front hairs stand up with "crew" cuts in the early 1960s? I also recall boy's sizes for Stetson hats in the late '50s early '60s. After your mother slicked down your hair with Vitalis for church she stuck a hat on you and told you to leave it just so, don't move it or mess with it.
- Sara Lee frozen coffee cake, crumb cake, cupcakes, and brownies.
- Pepperidge Farms Orleans Cookies
- anyone for some Wishbone Green Goddess salad dressing?????
- [quote]Vitalis hair tonic--and does anyone know if they still make Prell shampoo and Bryllcream (a little dab'll do ya)?
Prell is a harsh detergent masquerading as a shampoo. Don't use it if you can find it.
For Vitalis and Bryllcream, take a good look at the shaving isle of any department store or drug store. Things like that are normally on the bottom of the shelf.
- Tan m&m's
- Vienetta was wonderful. What happened to chicken tonight? We loved it.
- Why don't they make Tarzan movies anymore?
- Safeguard with Hex-o-chlor-o-phene.
- Ebinger's Blackout Cake.
- Lifebuoy Soap with the orignal scent.
- OP shorts.
the short ones that look so damn HOT!
- Those balls that had candy in one side and a little toy in the other that you assembled yourself,around Easter time they were shaped as eggs.
- Sara Lee German Chocolate Cake.
- Just FYI r283 -- the cancer fears were debunked back in 1978. But it can be acutely toxic.
Now everything has triclosan in it instead, which has its own set of problems.
- Is there a website where you can find things that aren't made anymore,perhaps catagorized by decade?
- Full size Dove Ice Cream bars
- Encore's swedish meatballs and the way hawaiian punch and cap'n crunch tasted in the 80's.
- Do they still make Sara Lee?
- Flaky Flix, those damn cookies were addictive.
- Melody chocolate cookies with sugar crystals.
- Clothes made in the US and Canada.
- Coke with real cane (not beet) sugar is sporadically sold at Costco. yes, it's from Mexico.
How about ANYTHING made in the USA?!
- Anything made in the USA would be good. The big obscenity that no one talks about (well, one of them), is the destruction of manufacturing, and the inability to buy anything made in the country.
- R-275 Clarks Teaberry gum is making a comeback, I saw some at an exxon just today. You can find the gum & the Clark bar at most country stores & Amazon.
It looks like Hostess products will become extinct soon.
- Market Day Italian Dipper
- Certs--Certs has a golden drop of Retsyn, **BLEEM** to leave your mouth minty fresh. Certs is two, two, two mints in one. OK, how about Metrecal the diet drink? And Ayds diet candy?! Bosco chocolate drink mix. POP in bottles--Tahitian Treat, Ma's Old Fashion Root
Beer and Orange Soda, Bubble Up, Teem, Tab, Grape Nehi, RC Cola, cherry, lemon, lime, lemon-lime and redpop--all of the soft drinks then tasted much better and were in huge variety. The shit in cans now is undrinkable. I haven't had any since the 1960s. I have heard however that McDonald's, of all places, has fountain Coke that many say tastes like Coke did in the '50s and '60s.
I know banks aren't necessarily a "product" I suppose, but would anyone know of a bank, usually located downtown, that still operates with the tellers cages and marble countertops? It never ceases to amaze me how hard this country works at wringing out of itself anything that was pleasurable, like cheap movies in great theaters and I DON'T mean these AMC Multiplex strip mall shitholes either. Downtown Department stores with distinctive smells and character are almost extinct as well from the American urban landscape. At least 2 generations have grown up without any knowledge of the truly pleasurable experience of a REAL department store downtown. Streetcars are another item they don't make in this country right now but should, and plenty of them to get away from dependence on oil and the countries that produce it. Good, punctual passenger train service is another item--Amtrak is NOTHING.
- r292, with you on Hawaiian Punch. Used to drink it from those large cans back in the late '70s. It was delicious. The current version in the 2-liter tastes like chemicals.
I miss Doo Dads. Chex Mix sucks by comparison.
- In my day we cleaned our clothes with phosphates, and we hung them out to dry and didn't fear the insects because of DDT and we drank diet soda with cyclamates and we LIKE it.
- Drake Cakes Swiss Rolls! They were the best!
- Bosco chocolate soda was awesome too. Just saw it for the first time in 30 years at a gas station in coney island. Wonder if its been sitting there for 30 years?
- Mystic Mint cookies.
- Twinkies, Sno-Balls, Ding Dongs, Suzy Q's, Fruit Pies, Donettes, Cupcakes, and Chocodiles.
- r307, don't fret. Another corporation will buy the marketing rights to those products & re-introduce them. They're too iconic & popular not too.
I always disliked Twinkies, but we used to keep a consistent supply of Ho Ho's, Ding Dongs (called King Dons in the Midwest) & Cupcakes in college. Best...stoner...food...ever!!!
- Is there a site that shows all kinds of discontinued products?
- lol, I was at the grocery store earlier this evening, and an elderly woman was asking a stockboy where the Hostess products were located. She wasn't fat, so maybe she was buying them for her husband or her grandchildren.
The Hostess Apocolypse reminds me of Woody Harrelson's character searching for Twinkies in Zombieland. Clip rated R due to language...
- Dutch Mill Chocolate covered doughnuts.
in the 90's I used to scavenge Manhattan looking for them on every visit
- R301, Did Ayds diet candy actually work, or was it another gimmick?
- I never tried Ayds r312 but recall seeing the ads for them all the time until AIDS broke out.
- Why doesn't entenmann's make the individually wrapped brownies anymore?
- R304 they were making Drake's Cakes still, but I think that ended when Hostess went down.
I vote for Trader Joe's Banana Waffles. They were the best.
Also, this odd lunch meat known as "chicken roll" that I had in the 90s. It was delicious. It was also likely made of parts of the chicken I don't want to know about. The best I can do to describe it is if someone made baloney that tasted like the best piece of BBQ or rotisserie chicken you've ever had.
- Callard and Bowser butterscotch candies (they came individually wrapped in a paper package) and Regal Crown sour cherry candies (they came individually wrapped in a roll).
- I miss all the weird and gimmicky candy that was made when I was a kid. The Astro Pops and the balls with the awful generic candy pieces in one side and an awesome toy in the other. There was a similar product in the 90s called Wonder Ball that was a chocolate shell around a container with a little toy inside but I think either a little kid or an autistic older kid choked on one and of course mommies everywhere went apeshit and got them banned. There's a candy/toy called Kinder Eggs but I guess you'd have to order them online since they'd be illegal here.
- Pepperidge Farm Mint Milanos. I only ever see regular Milanos these days.
Keebler Pizzeria chips
The pre-2000(?) scent of Pantene shampoo
- Lead paint!
- Tan M&M's. Hidden Treasures cereal. Orange sticks at See's Candies. Boxes to keep hamburgers from getting squished.
- Nabisco's marshmallow cookies -- a marshmallow sandwiched between 2 soft & chewy vanilla wafers with a touch of apricot jam. A nice alternative to chocolate & chocolate chip cookies.
- Sorry, R138. I too have an unopened, in the box, bottle of M's garlic juice. I loved it and contacted M's and asked where i could buy it. I was told they stopped making it. I guess I won't open my last bottle....
- Caravelle candy bars and Kranks shaving cream
- Zero candy bars
Size 30" jeans that fit me ?
- Danish candy bars.
They had white outside and pink glaze drizzled along it. Wafers and creme in the middle.
At least, I think they did. I distinctly remember them as a child, but no one else I've ever mentioned them to does.
I feel like I fell into a parallel universe whenever I mention them.
I even looked through a few vintage candy websites, and no luck.
- Caftans. Earrings.
Good poppers that aren't labeled "video head cleaner."
New adult bookstores!
Public mens' rooms with gloryholes.
- No more blue plaques for London's personalities:
- Ombre Rose perfume
- r2 Outside of the US coke is made with beat and cane sugar. The Soda companies only screw over the US market. Other countries will not accept that fructose corn syrup nonsense. Lots of Mexican themed restaurants sell coke with cane sugar.
- Italian popes.
- Cool and Creamy Pudding
- Manufacturing jobs so that the Midwest's main industry wouldn't be meth labs.
- Jovan Grass Oil deodorant and/or cologne.
- Elegant Vogue Magazine Covers
- Liquid Gain with bleach alternative? Now I have to buy a separate liquid nonchlorine bleach and liquid Gain with bleach alternative smelled much better than regular Gain. It smelled a bit like Polo.
- Hai karate musk
- The Milford Plaza Hotel in New York. It was my favorite (cheap too!) place to stay.
Now they've renovated and its some W-hotel knockoff.
P.S. don't listen to the commercial from the 80's below unless you want it playing on a loop in your head. The Lullabuy of Broadway!
- The the "original" Seven-Up. One of the ingredients was lithium.The slogan way back when was "Fresh-up with Seven-up."
- Welch's Fudge Bars
Milk Shake Candy Bars
Squirrel Nut Zippers
- New York Seltzer
The lunchables that had the little herb sauce packet
- Chef Boyardee make your own pizza kits
- Prince Matchabelli Summer Shower Body Splash
- Vita-Fluff Shampoo
- Tiny Tears Dolls
- Magnetic Rollers
Toni Home Perms
Aqua Net Hair Laquer
- good, clean Jim Nabors albums
- Red Barn Fried Chicken
- Zagnut Bars and Clark Bars
- Mister Softy Ice Cream Trucks
- Pixie stix
- Sunbeam Bread
- Green olive-flavored Philly cream cheese
Butter brickle ice cream
- Sweetheart Soap
- Milk in glass bottles, delivered to you door
Nordica Cottage Cheese
- Saddle Shoes
Dr. Scholl' s Exercise Sandals
- Metrical shakes
- The "Confident, Dry and Secure,Raise Your Hand If You're..." Sure deodorant/antiprespirant. The brand must have been sold to some cheapo manufacturer, because they sell something with the same name, new packaging. But it's not the same.
- those nail buffing kits with the paste so you could buff your own nails.
- Buckwheat cereal and Grrrranimals.
- Dynamite magazine.
- Crushed marachino cherry sauce for ice cream.
- Dusting powder with those big poufy powder puffs.
- Classics Illustrated books
Little Golden books
- I miss Sunshine's Hydrox cookies. I think Keebler bought Sunshine. Hydrox was their version of the Oreo, except Hydrox were made with coconut oil. Frankly, I liked Hydrox better.
- The original sno-balls with the cream filling and that stretchy coconut topped frosting.
- Glass Wax
FOHO -- For Oily Hair Only -- Shampoo
Glo-Kote floor wax
Easy Off Paste (the spray doesn't work as well)
- Adorn, Aqua Net, and White Hair Sprays
Serutan and Geritol
Williams Lectric Shave and Aqua Velva (by Mennon)
- Josta. Lived on it while I was in college
- PDQ milk mix
- Also, R351 they still make Zagnut and Clark bars, you can get them on Amazon (they're still sold in stores, too. I've seen them)
- You awakened a horrible childhood memory, R372. PDQ milk mix - yuck! I would rather have had plain milk. That and Pink Panther frosted pink flakes that made me feel dizzy were the two of the worst treats going in the early '70s.
- When I was a kid, I loved Prontos chips. Hadn't seen them in years until Sun Chips came out--pretty much the same thing.
I miss Chewy Gobstoppers. I don't eat much candy, but they were my fave.
- The old Herbal Essence shampoo from Clairol. Oh I loved how it smelled.
- Pineapple pussies from Magnolia Thunderpussy, Haight Street, San Francisco
Corn dogs and saltwater taffy from Playland, Great Highway, San Francisco
Fried chicken, Woolworth's, Market Street, San Francisco
- Original recipe Twinkees. They used to be actual cake with real cream filling. Then a repeating pattern began. The company gets in financial trouble. It looks like Twinkees are doomed. But then someone steps in and saves them! But each time this has happened, they changed the recipe to save money. The current recipe includes chemicals that are used in such things as envelope glue and plaster for dry wall.
Folks get used to it though. Just like how some people would say an actual grape doesn't taste like 'grape' to them because it doesn't taste like grape Kool Aid or something.
- R378 The problem is that Americans (generally speaking) put up with this if prices are cheap. People seem to lose their shit if the price goes up 20 cents but don't seem to notice or care if the ingredients are swapped for cheaper ones as long as the price stays the same. We pay for it in the long run, though.
- Yup, we all pay for it R379. You know how the 'Western diet' is so toxic to people like Native Americans and Polynesians? Lots of diabetes and morbid obesity? Well, what we have gotten to accept as 'food' has gotten so bad that any resistance that Europeans may have had to those problems related to diet is evaporating. Now everyone from a young age is at risk of these things. The chickens have come home to roost, so to speak.
- Twinkies had an actual shelf life of twenty years. What does that tell you about the power of preservatives?
- R380 Also absurd is the outrage of many Americans when it's pointed out what's in their food, re: Jamie Oliver's excoriation when he tried to makeover school lunches. Yes, he's annoying but it served as a good lesson into the oblivious mindset of Americans.
The major brand embrace of organic food isn't helping either. I remember when they came out with organic cheetos and people bought them because they were "healthier".
But I'll save that for another time and drag this back on topic by saying I miss when Tony's Pizza used to use real pepperoni on its frozen pizza and they used to curl up into little cups. Mmmmmmm. I think it might've been real cheese back then too. Now it's just plastic tasting and horrible.