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Products that still exist but that are no longer advertised.

The Brands you loved from the late 80s thread got me thinking of brands I used to love and use then and that were heavily advertised at the time but I don't see commercials for anymore. Shower to Shower, Ban Roll On and Alberto VO5 are just three. I haven't seen advertisements for any of these products in years, but they still exist. Can you think of any others?

by Anonymousreply 19507/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 205/12/2011

Imagine the money they save.

by Anonymousreply 305/12/2011

Lavoris mouthwash and Halsa shampoo - I spotted them at the 99 cent store, which is where a lot of these brands end up.

by Anonymousreply 405/12/2011

Brut by Faberge%0D %0D Lux, The Soap Of The Film Stars%0D %0D The Thigh Master%0D %0D Schaefer Beer (But no Schlitz, I think)

by Anonymousreply 505/12/2011

I buy VO5 shampoo and conditioner at the grocery store for 88 cents and it works as well as the $5 bottle of Pantene I used to buy.

by Anonymousreply 605/12/2011

I steal pine needles from the forest and make my own exfoliant and cereal.

by Anonymousreply 705/12/2011

Anacin and Brioschi

by Anonymousreply 805/12/2011

Cigarettes, absolutely. I'm too young for cig ads on tv, but I clearly remember when every magazine you read had at least half a dozen cig ads (usually more) and billboards were all over the place. Not to mention corporate sponsorships like tennis and NASCAR. It seems so weird that it was allowed and nobody really thought much of it.

by Anonymousreply 905/12/2011

Same here, R6. VO5 shampoo for 88 cents at Walgreens and damn if it doesn't work just as well as all the other expensive brands. I've been using it for years. Smells nice too.

by Anonymousreply 1005/12/2011

Pert Plus

by Anonymousreply 1105/12/2011


by Anonymousreply 1205/12/2011

Jheri Curl.

by Anonymousreply 1305/12/2011

Alberto VO5 started in the fifties, dearest.

by Anonymousreply 1405/12/2011

I was going to say Certs, which I used to love stealing out of my mom's purse during church, but I'm not sure they are even around anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1505/12/2011

Coast soap

Though it's not the same as it used to be and I don't use it anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1605/12/2011

Junket pudding

by Anonymousreply 1705/12/2011

Most products that used to be advertized are no longer advertized beacuse you know them already.%0D %0D People had to be told in the 1960s that they had bad breath, ring around the collar, dandruff, BO and house-itosis. Men had to be told they needed to buy shaving cream instead of using soap and a brush. Women had to be told that if they wore a certain bra and a certain perfume, they would be transported to a shimmering world of organza and dew drops and handsome men. Everyone had to be told to use shampoo, conditioner and anti-perspirant deodorants.%0D %0D Kids in the 1970s had to be told that Ronald McDonald loved them, because McDonald's was becoming a national franchise. They had to be told that mom loved them if she made them canned soup.%0D %0D All the products that were advertized on TV in the 1960s didn't exist before. People had to be told they needed to use them. Once people got the message and started buying it all, the advertizers didn't need to sell on TV anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1805/12/2011

TV dinners. They still advertise Lean Cuisine and some of the "gourmet" frozen entrees. The old salisbury steak-mashed potato combos are still in the stores, but I guess they sell themselves.

by Anonymousreply 2005/12/2011

Still see Tab Cola once in a while

by Anonymousreply 2105/12/2011

Alberto VO5 is getting ready to bring back Rula Lenska. They taped a series of VO5 commercials in Poland last week.

by Anonymousreply 2205/12/2011

Ivory Soap. Prell. Joy dish soap. RC Cola.

by Anonymousreply 2405/12/2011

Going on a tangent here, but does anybody know where I can buy those small, waterproof wallets that they advertise on tv?

I'm going on a trip and really don't want to take my gigantic wallet with me.

I need to be able to buy it at a store.

Bed Bath and Beyond maybe?

or Target or have they made their way to Big Lots yet?


by Anonymousreply 2505/12/2011

"They taped a series of VO5 commercials in Poland last week." This is such a sad sentence.

by Anonymousreply 2605/12/2011

shake and bake%0D %0D I guess shake-n-pudding doesn't exist anymore

by Anonymousreply 2705/12/2011

Christie Brinkley used to do Prell commercials in the 80's. %0D %0D R25 I have no idea what you are talking about.

by Anonymousreply 2805/12/2011

Prell! God, I was fascinated by the pearl dropping ever so slowly through the thick, luxurious green-ness.

I drove my mother insane trying to get her to buy it, then made her furious when I pulled a faux pearl off her clip-on earrings to test it for myself.

by Anonymousreply 2905/12/2011

The union label

by Anonymousreply 3005/12/2011

POLO by Ralph Lauren

by Anonymousreply 3105/12/2011

[quote]I guess shake-n-pudding doesn't exist anymore%0D %0D doesnt' exist anymore, but I used to love it when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 3205/12/2011

Spic and Span. Buy it at Dollar Tree.

by Anonymousreply 3305/12/2011

heres some recipes for pudding you can make by shaking

by Anonymousreply 3405/12/2011

This thread certainly has it's half wits:

[quote]Once people got the message and started buying it all, the advertizers didn't need to sell on TV anymore.

Coca Cola has been around for a 100 years, and is one of the most recognized brands in the world and it probably has one of the largest advertising budgets of any company out there.

[quote]Alberto VO5 started in the fifties, dearest.

No one is stating otherwise...

by Anonymousreply 3505/12/2011

You could practically strip paint with Prell shampoo. That was some harsh stuff.

by Anonymousreply 3605/12/2011

jean nate%0D

by Anonymousreply 3705/13/2011

Sinfully rich...

by Anonymousreply 3805/13/2011


by Anonymousreply 3905/13/2011

I love how the woman swinging her hair back and forth needs to hang onto something because she has been doing it all damn day R38.

by Anonymousreply 4005/13/2011

Wella Balsam Shampoo

by Anonymousreply 4105/13/2011


(you can still buy it)

by Anonymousreply 4205/13/2011

Here's the opposite: a product that was around forever but didn't advertise until recently -- Ovaltine. I guess they ran commercials in the old days (remember the "drink your Ovaltine" decoder ring in the movie A Christmas Story?) but I don't recall hearing any advertisements when I was growing up. Then about three or four years ago they began to promote Ovaltine heavily on the radio, running dozens of commercials a day.%0D %0D Back in the seventies and eighties they ran lots of daytime tv commercials for Cedar brooms and house cleaning products ("Oh Cedar, makes your life easier!") but the commercials quit running and I hadn't thought of this company for years until I saw a display of Cedar products at the grocery store recently.

by Anonymousreply 4305/13/2011

White Rain shampoo and Biz, No Duz, though. I think Schlitz beer is still being made (in answer to another poster on this thread). I think it depends on where you live, which region of the country.

by Anonymousreply 4405/13/2011

R43, Ovaltine was heavily advertized in my youth. That was probably before most of you young studs were born. 1940s and '50s. %0D %0D {{{{{Sob}}}}}

by Anonymousreply 4505/13/2011

[quote]You could practically strip paint with Prell shampoo. That was some harsh stuff.

It sure stripped your hair. My family used to buy it in the gel tube and I discovered at a young age it made a GREAT jackoff lube.

by Anonymousreply 4605/13/2011


by Anonymousreply 4705/13/2011

CAMAY - it has lingering cold cream don'tcha know.

by Anonymousreply 4805/13/2011

Is Rheingold beer still around? It was a New York beer but I haven't been up that way in years. Their big annual event was the annual Miss Rheingold contest. Ballot boxes in all grocery and liquor stores. One Miss Rheingold went on to become Miss Subways the following year.

by Anonymousreply 4905/13/2011

Cause nobody doesn't like Sara Lee!

Isn't that a double negative?

by Anonymousreply 5005/13/2011

Pearl Drops "tooth polish."

The commercials always used to have pretty girls running their tongues along their Pearl Drops teeth while they made little orgasm noises. It was supposed to be sexy, but it was just weird and sinister.

by Anonymousreply 5105/13/2011

R43, we were stuck with Ovaltine because it came in a jar. My mother refused to buy single serving Nestle quick powder (they had strawberry!).

Woolrich used to advertise in house porn magazines all the time.

Kouros cologne used the hottest unibrow model (he's now all over Hickey Freeman's site) for years.

by Anonymousreply 5205/13/2011

La Choy Chow Mein -- brought to you by a dragon Muppet.

by Anonymousreply 5305/13/2011

Tone always seemed so buttery smooth and arched - just so.

by Anonymousreply 5405/13/2011

White Rain had a really chemically/plastic smell to it. It wasn't very pleasant.%0D %0D Anybody else remember Pert Plus? That nasty shampoo was heavily advertised in the 80s; I haven't seen it in years. It made your hair feel like you'd washed it in an oil slick. Pert Plus also had a gross chemical smell to it.

by Anonymousreply 5505/13/2011

R47%0D %0D Catchy jingle

by Anonymousreply 5605/13/2011

Gold Bond Medicated Powder and Creme.

I used to listen to midwestern AM radio at work in the mid 90s (it was all I had - no internet at that job) and there were a lot of ads for this, usually starting with some farm woman with a hog calling voice announcing "I HAD AN ITCHY ITCHY RASH!"

Anyone remember these? I loved them.

by Anonymousreply 5705/13/2011

R25, is this what you're looking for?

by Anonymousreply 5805/13/2011

Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo. It used to be heavily advertised in the 70s, and I still see it in drugstores from time to time.

by Anonymousreply 5905/13/2011

Jordache Jeans%0D %0D I did a search and you can still buy them very cheap at Wal-Mart and Sears

by Anonymousreply 6005/13/2011

R25 the aluminum wallets are now being flogged in Harriet Carter and Walter Drake catalogues.

by Anonymousreply 6105/13/2011

Bed Bath and Beyond, or Walgreens, R25

by Anonymousreply 6205/13/2011

I bought one of those "aluminum wallets" in LinensNThings for $3.99 when they were called "card holders" for your credit cards, ID card, etc.

by Anonymousreply 6305/13/2011

Ballantine, Ballantine Beer.

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz. (Alka-Selzer)

See the USA in a Chevrolet.

Anticipation.... (Ketchup)


Brush-a, brush-a, brush-a. (Ipana toothpaste)

by Anonymousreply 6405/13/2011

Chevrolet still spends Billions on advertizing R64.

Instead of investing their Government money in actually making their cars better, they just started to pump of tons of commercials telling people the same old crappy cars were somehow better now.

by Anonymousreply 6505/13/2011

Vermont Country Store carries all kinds of products that are still made but you don't hear advertised anymore. "Classic hard-to-find" products.

by Anonymousreply 6605/13/2011

Mr. Bubble.

by Anonymousreply 6705/13/2011

[quote]CAMAY - it has lingering cold cream don'tcha know.

I used to love the Camay commercials starring Italian socialite/beauty maven Luciana Avedon, The Princess Pignatelli. Unfortunately, I can't find any on YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 6805/13/2011


by Anonymousreply 6905/13/2011

[quote]This thread certainly has it's half wits

You misspelled a three-letter word in a sentence where you accused others of stupidity.

by Anonymousreply 7005/13/2011

For R30

by Anonymousreply 7105/13/2011

Certain familiar brand names no longer advertise because they are reliable sellers whether they are advertised or not. Consumer product giants like P&G routinely sell off once-popular brands to smaller companies who can still make money off their manufacture and sale, even if its not in the tens of millions of units anymore.

Other brands take a more specific approach to their marketing and don't purchase airtime on TV or radio because they target their ad dollars more tightly, say in the AARP publications, mass market women's mags or publications devoted to certain hobbies.

by Anonymousreply 7205/13/2011

[quote] Vermont Country Store carries all kinds of products that are still made but you don't hear advertised anymore%0D %0D Many of them bear little resemblance to the original product. Companies buy the name and manufacture something that is not the original. Like "Love's Baby Soft," for instance. Smells nothing like the original.%0D %0D Some food products now have cheaper ingredients than the original, like HFCS.

by Anonymousreply 7305/13/2011

Rula Lenska and her big hair appear as a semi regular on Coronation Street. She plays a friend of Audrey.

by Anonymousreply 7405/13/2011

That Jean Nate crap was/is seriously nasty.

by Anonymousreply 7505/13/2011

Wendy's "Where's the Beef?" ads (1984) %0D Wendy's "Russian Fashion Show" ad with the same fat, ugly Russian woman keeps coming out on the runway with the same grey outfit on, and various props. (1985) %0D Ernest P. Worrell ads (as in "Hey Vern!") %0D

by Anonymousreply 7605/13/2011

Jim Varney, a.k.a. Ernest P. Worrell, is dead.

by Anonymousreply 7705/14/2011

Ty-D-Bowl (yes, you can still buy this)

by Anonymousreply 7805/14/2011

Colt 45 Malt Liquor. For the dynamite taste!

by Anonymousreply 7905/14/2011

It really was R75. I loved it. I even remember the gift box it came in.

by Anonymousreply 8005/14/2011

Thank you r74. I thought she looked familiar! That last "date" she had was hot.

by Anonymousreply 8105/14/2011

I think these are brands that the company thinks cannot grow market share, but still sell to loyal customers. Limbo--not worth advertising but not quite dead.

by Anonymousreply 8205/14/2011

The way Gain laundry detergent smelled from the 1970s up to and excluding 1988 when they changed the smell.

Dash laundry detergent

Punch laundry detergent

Cold Power laundry detergent

Tackle household cleaner with bleach (Clorox Co. 1987

The way Clairol Condition shampoo smelled in the early and mid 1980s.

Aqua Net shampoo and hair gel that was out in 1986

Conair shampoo that was out in 1985

Halsa marigold shampoo 1986/1987 before they changed the smell in 1992.

Clairol Herbal Essence shampoo 1987 jasmine scent for oily hair that was amber colored.

All these products smelled and looked so good and represent the best of times.

by Anonymousreply 8305/13/2012

Someone mentioned Gold Bond. They are running tv ads for a new stick that looks like a deodorant for your crotch.

by Anonymousreply 8405/13/2012

20 Mule Team Borax

by Anonymousreply 8505/13/2012

The original Herbal Essence shampoo in the green bottle with the flowers on it smelled fabulous. That was the only shampoo my mom used when I was growing up, and I also used it. I can still remember the smell. The current Herbal Essence shampoo just isn't the same.

Prell shampoo is definitely still around - it was on sale in the grocery store I went to just last week. I haven't used it in years so I don't know if they changed the formula, but back in the day you could practically use it to strip paint off the walls.

by Anonymousreply 8605/13/2012

[quote]Anybody else remember Pert Plus? That nasty shampoo was heavily advertised in the 80s; I haven't seen it in years. It made your hair feel like you'd washed it in an oil slick. Pert Plus also had a gross chemical smell to it.

Same here. I remember when Pert Plus first came out - my mom bought a bottle and threw it out after a couple of days because it stank like chemicals and your hair really did feel like an oil slick. I don't know if it's still around - that was some nasty stuff.

by Anonymousreply 8705/13/2012

Thunderbird wine.

by Anonymousreply 8805/13/2012

You can occasionally find bottles of the old-formula Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo on eBay at insanely high prices. For a while Vermont Country Store was making a knockoff, but apparently they've discontinued it.

A Mexican product called Mirta de Perales Herbal Fresh Shampoo supposedly smells close to the original.

by Anonymousreply 8905/13/2012

Dash detergent? Doesn't anyone remember that smell? Fresh! Clean! My mom used to shampoo the carpet with it.

by Anonymousreply 9012/27/2012

Bring back the original scent of Lifebuoy soap.

by Anonymousreply 9112/27/2012

When I was a paperboy folding the Sunday papers, there were two ads I remember distinctly. Both appeared in the Sunday comic section.

The first was for the unfortunately named Ayds Candy that somehow swelled up inside your stomach and kept you from eating more than you should.

The second was a very graphic ad of an enormous rat crawling out of your toilet bowl. The product it was advertising was some sort of baffle to keep the rat from coming up from the sewer and entering your house via the toilet. It bothered me greatly that our house lacked this device.

I assume both products are still manufactured since the need for both still exists (as much as it ever did), but I haven't seen an ad for either in years.

by Anonymousreply 9212/27/2012

Cigarette ads were ubiquitous for many years and now they're all but illegal.

by Anonymousreply 9312/27/2012

[quote]Aqua Net shampoo and hair gel that was out in 1986

I was going to ask about Aqua Net. That's the brand my mother used to use when I was a kid. That's too bad. I was hoping to find some because she has Alzheimers and can't identify newer can designs/colors or pump style containers for hairspray. I have a feeling she'd know what an Aqua Net can is for.

by Anonymousreply 9412/27/2012

I haven't seen a Massengil ad in ages. I guess, except for Cheryl, womens' pussies no longer stink....

by Anonymousreply 9512/28/2012

Wolfschmidt vodka.

It was the first vodka sold in the US and the official vodka of the Romanovs.

Not bad, as I recall, bright green label. I've never seen it advertised but it once was apparently, as there are old ads on Google images.

I don't see it anymore but it apparently still exists as a bargain brand.

by Anonymousreply 9612/28/2012


by Anonymousreply 9712/28/2012


by Anonymousreply 9812/28/2012

Lorna Luft

by Anonymousreply 9912/28/2012

[quote]I buy VO5 shampoo and conditioner at the grocery store for 88 cents and it works as well as the $5 bottle of Pantene I used to buy

No it does not, do us all a favor and return to the Pantene.

by Anonymousreply 10012/28/2012


by Anonymousreply 10112/28/2012

Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!

by Anonymousreply 10212/28/2012

GENTLEMEN, prefer Hanes!

There's a fragrance that's here today and they call it, CHAR-LIE.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, we doodle-ee-doodle-ee do chicken right! (Ella Fitzgerald scatting across the tv for this one).

Is it live, or is it Memorex? (while someone sang a high note and a glass shattered).

Vidal Sassoon, because if YOU don't look good. WE don't look good.

by Anonymousreply 10312/28/2012

Alberto V05 is still a big seller. Over 155, 000 facebook likes at their website. I've seen TV commercials just a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 10412/29/2012

For Angelenos of a certain age:

Worthington Ford cars.

by Anonymousreply 10512/29/2012

Lever 2000 soaps and body-wash.

by Anonymousreply 10612/29/2012

Does anyone else remember coolers? Bartles&James and all the rest of them?

by Anonymousreply 10712/29/2012

This is a boring thread. Please do not start boring threads in the future.

Webmaster, please close this thread.

by Anonymousreply 10912/29/2012

For R105: "I'll eat a bug!!!"

I associate them playing during Wally George's right wing talk show (aka Rebecca de Mornay's crazy Orange County dad).

by Anonymousreply 11012/29/2012

Calgon, take me away!

by Anonymousreply 11112/29/2012

R109 is traumatized by all the things he missed by being born too soon.

by Anonymousreply 11212/29/2012

Fresca. That stuff is good.

And it's even better as a mixer with vodka (citrus or peach vodka).

by Anonymousreply 11312/29/2012

Yardley English Soap (Deborah Kerr endorsed) Mitchum deodorant (so effective you can even skip a day)

by Anonymousreply 11412/29/2012

I know cigarette ads have been mentioned, but wasn't the hunky Marlboro man a notorious gay?

by Anonymousreply 11512/29/2012

What about Sure Deodorant? I remember the"Raise Your Hand If You're Sure!" jingle from the 1980's. I don't recall them advertising recently.

by Anonymousreply 11612/29/2012

Is Breck Shampoo still around? Anyone remember the Breck girls? Perfect-looking white girls with perfect hair to match.

by Anonymousreply 11712/29/2012

Weigh it for yourself honey

by Anonymousreply 11912/29/2012

Everything tastes better with blue bonnet on it.

by Anonymousreply 12012/29/2012


by Anonymousreply 12112/29/2012

I knew a girl named Margarine. It was pronounced Marge-are-eene. But she was as sweet as butter.

She wouldn't let me do her, so I turned gay.

by Anonymousreply 12212/29/2012

Jiffy Pop popcorn. It's still at the market, but microwave popcorn has taken over everything.

by Anonymousreply 12312/29/2012

La Choy makes Chinese foods, swing...American!

by Anonymousreply 12412/29/2012

I can't believe I read this whole thread.

by Anonymousreply 12512/29/2012

[quote]La Choy makes Chinese foods, swing...American!

I remember when I lived in Detroit and they'd show this commercial on Candadian TV. In case you don't know Canadia is right across the river from Detroit.

Anyway they redid the commercial so it said

La Choy makes Chinese foods, swing...Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 12612/29/2012

R57 I recently had a long drive and listened to a LOT of radio. Gold Bond still advertises heavily.

by Anonymousreply 12712/29/2012

Finesse shampoo

by Anonymousreply 12812/29/2012

Miss Natalie Wood for Raintree Perfume.

"I loved making WEST SIDE STORY.... but I wouldn't go back!"

Never understood what that comment had to do with the product. Tried finding the commercial on youtube.

by Anonymousreply 12912/29/2012

I remember the Krazy Glue commercial with the construction worker suspended by his hard hat. Haven't seen an ad in years, but I keep a tube in a drawer.

by Anonymousreply 13012/29/2012

transported to a shimmering world of organza and dew drops

Oh, Bravo, [18], BraVO!

by Anonymousreply 13112/29/2012

Cherry 7-Up

by Anonymousreply 13212/29/2012

SPACEEEE FOOOD STICKKSSSS! Always wanted some but my mother knew I probably wouldn't finish the box. Also, do they still make multi-colored ice cream cones? One time, I put a box of them in the shopping cart unbeknownst to my mother. When we got home and she saw I had mixed them in with the other items, to say she ws unhappy was an understatement.

by Anonymousreply 13312/29/2012

[quote]Anticipation.... (Ketchup)

Huh? I've seen ketchup advertised everywhere.

Do you not understand the thread? We're listing obscure brands and products that were once widely marketed and available but are now difficult to find and are not actively advertised. Ketchup hardly qualifies.

by Anonymousreply 13412/29/2012

R115, The Marlboro man was gay? LOL to some straight males who thought that they "weren't masculine enough" to compete. How about the Brawny man?

R117, Is it true that Kim Basinger was the main Breck girl?

by Anonymousreply 13512/29/2012

The Brawny man beats on girls.


by Anonymousreply 13612/29/2012

Have not read this thread, but is Bosco hot chocolate mix still around?

How about Shake and Bake fried chicken mix?

Both circa '60s.

Yes, I'm getting old.

by Anonymousreply 13712/29/2012

Easy-Off makes oven cleaning easier.

by Anonymousreply 13812/29/2012

That's cute R29.

Baggies! I use them all the time but I never see them on TV.

by Anonymousreply 13912/29/2012

[quote]The way Gain laundry detergent smelled from the 1970s up to and excluding 1988 when they changed the smell.

Well smell you, Louise! Actually, I'm totally charmed by the nutsy arcane knowledge you guys reveal here. Between this and 400 post threads where you discuss The Facts of Life like it's fucking Citizen Kane, I get so much enjoyment from this place on a good day.

by Anonymousreply 14012/29/2012

What was the detergent with the groovy towels that came in the box? I once had a jacket that looked just like one.

by Anonymousreply 14112/29/2012

I LOVE the smell of Jean Nate. I found a gift box of the spray and lotion at Walgreens marked down 50% after Christmas and had to have it as it reminded me of my youth. My whole family would splash on the stuff after taking a shower or bath - yes, even my father.

I know: Mary!

by Anonymousreply 14212/29/2012

[quote]SPACEEEE FOOOD STICKKSSSS! Always wanted some but my mother knew I probably wouldn't finish the box.

We used to eat those all the time, washed down with Orange Tang.

It amazes me what good health I have considering all the crap my mother fed me in the 70s and 80s. Carnation Breakfast Drink, Salisbury Steak frozen dinners, White Castle burgers, the nasty cans of Vienna Sausages in my lunch I threw away rather than face the ridicule of my schoolmates...

by Anonymousreply 14312/29/2012

[quote]Do you not understand the thread? We're listing obscure brands and products that were once widely marketed and available but are now difficult to find and are not actively advertised. Ketchup hardly qualifies.

Thank you. This thread isn't about defunct brands that no longer exist, but brands that are still available but no longer advertised.

For example: Raisin Bran. You remember the talking Sun and the two scoops of raisins in every box. Have they stopped advertising that or am I just watching the wrong channels?

by Anonymousreply 14512/29/2012

That's a hard one R145. I only remember seeing any cereal commercials during Saturday morning cartoons.

by Anonymousreply 14612/29/2012

[quote]We're listing obscure brands and products that were once widely marketed and available but are now difficult to find and are not actively advertised

I don't think "difficult to find" is part of the criteria.

For example, Raisin Bran is ubiquitous, but no longer advertised on TV.

by Anonymousreply 14712/29/2012

"Remember L'eggs, the egg packaging, the carousels in the stores? I just checked for a website and the company still exists. I do not recall seeing them in stores since I was a kid but then again, I am not a big pantyhose person."

Why did they stop the egg packaging? Was it getting too pricey to manufacture? That was a great gimmick, and women loved making crafts from the plastic eggs. At Easter they came in pastel colors!

by Anonymousreply 14812/29/2012

L'eggs died when Ann Romano told that lame ass joke how she bought pantyhose and the egg was empty. It was lame cause Marie Osmond told it to Donny first. How awful to copy D&M

by Anonymousreply 14912/29/2012

[quote]What was the detergent with the groovy towels that came in the box? I once had a jacket that looked just like one.

I'll answer my own question. It was Oxydol, which is still produced.

by Anonymousreply 15012/29/2012

Duz came with free glassware. It was Breeze, peddled by Dolly Parton on [italic]The Porter Wagoner Show,[/italic] that came with "flardy tahls."

by Anonymousreply 15112/29/2012

[quote]"flardy tahls."

Aind caindy strahped.

by Anonymousreply 15212/29/2012

R94, you can still buy Aqua Net.

by Anonymousreply 15312/29/2012

And Porter, I love the tigah lilly...

by Anonymousreply 15412/29/2012

Libby's canned fruit.

by Anonymousreply 15512/29/2012

The Stealth Personal Sound Amplifier

BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 15612/29/2012

Douche bags.

by Anonymousreply 15712/29/2012

Crogenics, anyone love being on ice? Proves PT Barnum was a genius IMHO.

by Anonymousreply 15812/29/2012

Green Giant commercials.

Folgers doesn't advertise much anymore.

Taster's Choice--my father would drink no other kind of coffee.

by Anonymousreply 15912/29/2012

Folger's Black Silk rocks for supermarket coffee. I loved it before I quit coffee this year.

by Anonymousreply 16012/29/2012

The only television advertisements I see are for cars, cellphone carriers, cheap jewelers, lawn products and insurance.

No more toothpaste, deodorant, antiperspirant, soap, mouthwash, antacid, Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Prilosec, Pepcid, Pepto Bismol, late night music collection commercials, aluminum foil, clothing detergents, hair products, fast food restaurants, candy, toothbrushes, clothing, shoes, hotels (lullaby on broadway!), cooking (mazzola oil, manwich, butter, margarine, I can'tg believe ts not butter, frosting, etc).

We used to see a lot of theater commercials on local NY TV -- Pippin, Godspell, the Magic Show, Mummenschanz, the Blue Group, Your Arms to Short To Box With God, Grease, Pump Boys and Dinettes, For Colored Girls, the Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, hot L Baltimore, Fifth of July, etc Now it's just The Lion King.

by Anonymousreply 16112/29/2012

Bic lighters - "He's flicking his Bic."

Sliced Bread

Cak Mixes


Vegetable Oil

Baby Powder

Light Bulbs

Peanut Butter

Paper Napkins

Spray Starch

Kodak Film

by Anonymousreply 16212/30/2012

No one has mentioned Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque?

Phisoderm can still be found. It was a facial cleanser for acne.

by Anonymousreply 16412/30/2012

I don't watch commercials anymore, so how would I know?

by Anonymousreply 16512/30/2012

[quote] The only television advertisements I see are for cars, cellphone carriers, cheap jewelers, lawn products and insurance.

Pretty good list. I'd add prescription drugs

by Anonymousreply 16612/30/2012

Alpha Hydrox. Which, btw, is a fantastic product.

by Anonymousreply 16712/30/2012

[quote]I'd add prescription drugs

And I'd add commercials seeking victims of prescription drugs.

by Anonymousreply 16812/30/2012

Camphophenique. And it's fabulous!

by Anonymousreply 16912/30/2012

Yes, R168.

by Anonymousreply 17012/30/2012

"Green Giant commercials."

Seriously? They have one now that seems to play every other commercial break. You know, the kid who eats broccoli and then beats his dad at basketball?

I think some of the "disappearing comercials" phenomenon has to do with the abudance of niche channels that weren't available back then. Pitching to kids? Why waste money on CNN when you can guarantee returns on Nick, Disney, etc.? Shilling home improvement products? Isn't the bulk of your advertising going to go to HGTV, DIY, and the occasional real estate show on TLC or other cable channels? Unless you're watching kiddie channels, or "television for women," I doubt you'll see a cereal commercial often.

FYI, Space Sticks (was that really their name?) were like very nasty Tootsie Rolls. Speaking of which, I haven't seen a Tootsie Roll commercial in decades, but I still see one of the original commercials for Tootsie Pop now and then. (How many licks does it take...?)

by Anonymousreply 17112/30/2012

Sorry R171, I haven't seen (or noticed) a Green Giant commercial in years. I do agree with the rest of your post though.

I don't see Chips Ahoy! commercials anymore.

by Anonymousreply 17212/31/2012

Lori Davis hair care

by Anonymousreply 17312/31/2012

I haven't seen a commercial for Swan Soap or Royal Pudding in years.

by Anonymousreply 17412/31/2012

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I want to move to Brazzaville

It is such a thrill

In Braza-la-la-la-la-ville

Don't be such a pill

Just move to Brazala-la-ville

Save your pennies till

You move to Braza-la-la-ville

Next to Kinshasa, formerly Leopoldville, la lille

Or in Dutch it's stadt...Leopoldstadt

by Anonymousreply 17512/31/2012

Bon Ami cleaner.

by Anonymousreply 17612/31/2012

Do they still make Prell with the pearl in it?

by Anonymousreply 17706/13/2013

Yes, they still make Prell but no pearl inside, sorry.

by Anonymousreply 17806/14/2013

Whisk (ring around the collar, ring around the collar)

Final Touch fabric softener

All Detergent

I think Whisk and White Rain are both owned by the same company

Rose's, a southern discounter, carries Tone soap.

My local Sav-A-Lot carries Gain and Final Touch.

Dollar General carries White Rain products

Ban, which used to be manufactured by Andrew Jergens Co. of Cincinnati, is now owned by Kao Brands of Hong Kong

Yardley of London is distributed in the US by Loramead and is owned by an Indian firm

Large manufactures of consumer products such a Proctor and Gamble have sold their "matiure" lines to other companies (Smucker's owns Jif peanut butter and Crisco shortening.

New companies such as Pinnacle Brands owns Vlasic Pickles and Mrs. Butterworth

The only reason that I know All Detergent is still available is that its parent company used to underwrite a jazz program on public radio

by Anonymousreply 17906/14/2013

Niagara laundry and spray starch

RIT dye

What ever happened to Coats and Clark thread?

by Anonymousreply 18006/14/2013

My local dollar store carries Joy dishwashing liquid ("I can see myself!)

by Anonymousreply 18106/14/2013

Imperial Margarine

Aim tooth paste.

Arrid deodorant

Earlier posters mentioned Blue Bonnet margarine and Royal Pudding. Both were owned by Standard Brands, once the second largest food company in the nation. Standard Brands merged with Nabisco to form Nabisco Brands

by Anonymousreply 18206/14/2013

MaCleans toothpaste. The first TP marketed for whiter teeth. It HURT to use it!

by Anonymousreply 18306/14/2013

We've apparently got half the guests from Shady Pines Rest Home posting here...

by Anonymousreply 18406/14/2013

R184 no I'm 22 years old in Canada. And some of the stuff being mentioned here I remember seeing when I was a kid. Although it wasn't the most popular stuff, I remember seeing them when my mom took me grocery shopping.

by Anonymousreply 18506/14/2013

Salon Perm? No, Ogilvie Home Perm.

by Anonymousreply 18606/14/2013

Give your breath long lasting freshnessssss, with Big Red!

by Anonymousreply 18706/14/2013

do they still make Breck shampoo? I remember that as being a nice, clean smelling shampoo back in the days when I had hair.

by Anonymousreply 18806/14/2013

Both Jacklyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett were Breck girls

by Anonymousreply 18906/14/2013


by Anonymousreply 19006/14/2013

Excederin headache No. 27...

by Anonymousreply 19106/15/2013

Granted, I don't watch much tv anymore, but when I do there aren't a lot of commercials for shampoo/deodorant/soap etc., cleaning products, or food anymore. Certainly not as many as in years past. It all seems to be cars, insurance, tech stuff, prescription drugs and class-action lawsuits over side effects of prescription drugs.

by Anonymousreply 19206/15/2013

I was in the dollar store today. I saw Ultra Brite ("mother never told me about Ultra Brite) toothpaste.

I also saw Rise shaving cream. Rise was the first nationally advertised aerosol shaving cream. It used to be manufactured by Carter Wallace, now it is made in China.

I also saw Brut. Used to be a Fabarge brand, now it is made in Mexico by Helen of Troy

by Anonymousreply 19306/29/2013

RIT Dye, which I saw in the supermarket today

Niagara Spray Starch

Celeste's (saw that in the supermarket today)


Spic n Span

by Anonymousreply 19406/29/2013

The other day in Dollar General I saw Gravy Train dog food.

It was canned dog food, not dry. The label said it was manufactured for Del Monte

by Anonymousreply 19507/31/2013
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