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Brands that have become obscure

What are examples of once-common brand name products that people would be surprised to learn are still being produced because they are now so obscure?

by Anonymousreply 338January 14, 2022 6:24 AM

I was surprised recently to see Joy dishwashing liquid on the shelf. I hadn’t thought about that stuff in years. No longer in the plastic yellow bottle.

by Anonymousreply 1January 8, 2022 6:56 AM

Kenmore

Magnavox

Santo

Zenith

RCA

by Anonymousreply 2January 8, 2022 6:57 AM

Santo I meant

by Anonymousreply 3January 8, 2022 6:58 AM

Sauve shampoo, Mr. Bubble bubble bath, Smarties candy

by Anonymousreply 4January 8, 2022 7:22 AM

Jubilee "kitchen wax" used to be ubiquitous on supermarket shelves. Now it's obscure but still available and you know what? It works great.

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by Anonymousreply 5January 8, 2022 7:26 AM

Twinkle copper polish, my whole family used this & I recently had to buy it in bulk off the internet.

by Anonymousreply 6January 8, 2022 7:53 AM

Studebaker, bitches!

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by Anonymousreply 7January 8, 2022 7:55 AM

Postum

by Anonymousreply 8January 8, 2022 8:01 AM

Underwood deviled ham, Prell shampoo, Hydrox cookies, Special K cereal, Teddy peanut butter, Saran Wrap, Santa & Brim.

by Anonymousreply 9January 8, 2022 8:08 AM

Von Dutch

by Anonymousreply 10January 8, 2022 8:30 AM

[quote]Sauve shampoo,

Suave can be bought at practically any store that sells shampoo. Drugstores, grocery stores, Target, Walmart, Dollar General...

[quote]Special K cereal

My local Target carries six different kinds.

by Anonymousreply 11January 8, 2022 11:08 AM

Breck shampoo, Brylcreem hair cream, Aqua Velva aftershave

by Anonymousreply 12January 8, 2022 11:13 AM

Kickapoo Joy Juice

by Anonymousreply 13January 8, 2022 11:15 AM

[quote]Saran Wrap

It's still around. I just bought some earlier this week.

by Anonymousreply 14January 8, 2022 11:16 AM

Spic and Span….geritol….do they just no longer advertise these things?

by Anonymousreply 15January 8, 2022 11:18 AM

Dole canned Pinapples

by Anonymousreply 16January 8, 2022 11:28 AM

[quote]Spic and Span

Spic and Span was available for years at dollar stores, and some Spic and Span products can still be found there. However, the brand used the pandemic to get itself back on the shelves at regular stores (since it's antibacterial and was already in production and available). Now I see it at Target and grocery stores in my area all the time...no longer at dollar store prices, though.

by Anonymousreply 17January 8, 2022 11:34 AM

Prell shampoo once commanded 86% of the shampoo market. Hard to believe. I also remember something called "Close Up" toothpaste, haven't seen that in a Walgreens in decades.

by Anonymousreply 18January 8, 2022 11:36 AM

Noxema

by Anonymousreply 19January 8, 2022 11:37 AM

Pearl Drops tooth polish. It would scrub the enamel right off your teeth. I think they were sued right out of the market by people with damaged teeth.

by Anonymousreply 20January 8, 2022 11:39 AM

R7 Had no idea the Avanti was a Studebaker model!

by Anonymousreply 21January 8, 2022 11:39 AM

Dippity Doo

by Anonymousreply 22January 8, 2022 11:39 AM

You people don't get out much.

by Anonymousreply 23January 8, 2022 11:40 AM

Noxema is everywhere in CVS and Walgreens.

by Anonymousreply 24January 8, 2022 11:40 AM

My dad used Aqua Velva. I want to throw up every time I smell it.

by Anonymousreply 25January 8, 2022 11:41 AM

Does everyone know that Lysol (in the little brown bottle) was initially marketed as a vagina wash? Not making this up.

by Anonymousreply 26January 8, 2022 11:44 AM

Country Time lemonade mix. Pert shampoo.

by Anonymousreply 27January 8, 2022 11:44 AM

Vitalis men's hair pomade

by Anonymousreply 28January 8, 2022 11:47 AM

Old Spice

by Anonymousreply 29January 8, 2022 11:48 AM

Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn, Plymouth, LaSalle, Dusenberg, Auburn, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Datsun,

by Anonymousreply 30January 8, 2022 11:50 AM

Saab (and this was a real, real shame). Everyone at GM that "masterminded" this should be hanged.

by Anonymousreply 31January 8, 2022 11:51 AM

Geritol (as we knew it) was taken off the market because of the high cases of hemochromatosis. It still exists as a brand name for a line of multivitamins.

by Anonymousreply 32January 8, 2022 11:54 AM

Morgan automobiles, Bosendorfer pianos used to be everywhere, Rasberry Pi, Logitech programmable remotes for TV's, Nakamichi high-end cassette players, Akai stereo equipment,

by Anonymousreply 33January 8, 2022 11:55 AM

Apogee speakers, Mirage speakers

by Anonymousreply 34January 8, 2022 11:56 AM

Madame Alexander dolls. They were everywhere in the 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 35January 8, 2022 11:58 AM

All your old favorites in one place!

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by Anonymousreply 36January 8, 2022 12:02 PM

Tab, snack wells, diet rite, Snapple, New York seltzer, mr goodbar,

by Anonymousreply 37January 8, 2022 12:04 PM

Clark Bar.

by Anonymousreply 38January 8, 2022 12:07 PM

Fanta

by Anonymousreply 39January 8, 2022 12:07 PM

AYDS weight loss "supplement."

by Anonymousreply 40January 8, 2022 12:08 PM

Grape NeHi soda

by Anonymousreply 41January 8, 2022 12:08 PM

Good one R37

WHET Snapple? It was everywhere in the 90s and 00s. And it's not like people stopped drinking iced tea...

Saran wrap, Special K and Suave are all still around.

by Anonymousreply 42January 8, 2022 12:10 PM

Hai Karate cologne

by Anonymousreply 43January 8, 2022 12:11 PM

Crystal Light

by Anonymousreply 44January 8, 2022 12:11 PM

Dream Whip

by Anonymousreply 45January 8, 2022 12:16 PM

Enron

by Anonymousreply 46January 8, 2022 12:19 PM

Standard Oil

by Anonymousreply 47January 8, 2022 12:30 PM

OJ's Beauty Lotion

by Anonymousreply 48January 8, 2022 12:30 PM

Snapple is still going strong in NYC.

Brioschi

Tenax

by Anonymousreply 49January 8, 2022 12:39 PM

R37 But it's not your childhood Mr. Goodbar anymore, just waxy fake chocolate with peanuts.

by Anonymousreply 50January 8, 2022 12:40 PM

Bosco (chocolate syrup)

by Anonymousreply 51January 8, 2022 12:44 PM

A lot of these brands are not only still in production, they are widely available. Prell, Close Up, Suave, Saran Wrap, Noxzema, Crystal Light, Special K, Dream Whip, Country Time, Pert, etc. are all still fairly ubiquitous.

by Anonymousreply 52January 8, 2022 12:45 PM

^ I see a lot of these brands at the dollar store now

by Anonymousreply 53January 8, 2022 12:47 PM

R6, how much copper do you have?

by Anonymousreply 54January 8, 2022 12:52 PM

Anacin. Sanka

by Anonymousreply 55January 8, 2022 12:53 PM

R50, I'm looking for Mr. Goodbar.

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by Anonymousreply 56January 8, 2022 12:53 PM

Snapple is still big, but there are so many bottle tea competitors like Bai that are considered cooler now

by Anonymousreply 57January 8, 2022 12:54 PM

Bufferin

by Anonymousreply 58January 8, 2022 12:54 PM

Goodies headache powder

by Anonymousreply 59January 8, 2022 12:55 PM

Goody’s Department Store

by Anonymousreply 60January 8, 2022 12:55 PM

In NC, people use the phrase Spic and Span to mean to clean something very well

by Anonymousreply 61January 8, 2022 12:56 PM

“Sinclair puts that nickel in. Puts that magic nickel in. Only Sinclair gasoline has nickel, nickel, nickel.”

by Anonymousreply 62January 8, 2022 1:00 PM

R61 From 1579:

"They were all in goodly gilt armours, and brave purple cassocks apon them, spicke, and spanne newe."

by Anonymousreply 63January 8, 2022 1:01 PM

Snapple also changed their bottles so they don’t look like they did at their peak. Very generic look now that gets lost among all the competition.

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by Anonymousreply 64January 8, 2022 1:04 PM

"Darlie" toothpaste, but not in the US.

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by Anonymousreply 65January 8, 2022 1:07 PM

All of the old Rockefeller oil companies have disappeared: Conoco, Sunoco, Amoco, Esso, etc.

by Anonymousreply 66January 8, 2022 1:08 PM

Texaco still survives outside the US as Caltex.

by Anonymousreply 67January 8, 2022 1:15 PM

Sunoco is all up and down I-95, especially from NY to DC.

by Anonymousreply 68January 8, 2022 1:16 PM

Philllips 76

by Anonymousreply 69January 8, 2022 1:16 PM

Coronet

by Anonymousreply 70January 8, 2022 1:18 PM

[quote]Teddy peanut butter

There's a jar of Teddie in my cabinet as I type.

by Anonymousreply 71January 8, 2022 1:35 PM

Most are still around, but it does bring up the point of how they advertise now. Where? When? How?

by Anonymousreply 72January 8, 2022 1:35 PM

Oh, they're probably constantly being advertised on TV and in newspapers.

by Anonymousreply 73January 8, 2022 1:46 PM

[quote]Oh, they're probably constantly being advertised on TV and in newspapers.

What's a news....paper?

by Anonymousreply 74January 8, 2022 1:53 PM

Growing up we had a cleaning lady that washed the walls and floors with powder Spic and Span, I still do that. It smells so fresh.

by Anonymousreply 75January 8, 2022 2:19 PM

I think we're talking about things that boomers remember as being constantly in TV commercials, back when it wasn't all ads for medications and car insurance. They still hawk the hell out of laundry detergent nowadays, though it seems women NEVER do laundry in them anymore (only hipster men and men of color, as they babysit).

by Anonymousreply 76January 8, 2022 2:21 PM

Merit Cigarettes

by Anonymousreply 77January 8, 2022 2:27 PM

Obscure or discontinued? The one thing that really worked well for my sinuses was Dristan tablets, and it’s no longer manufactured for sale in Canada. I haven’t found anything comparable.

by Anonymousreply 78January 8, 2022 2:28 PM

'cause the Albertans make meth from them.

by Anonymousreply 79January 8, 2022 2:35 PM

Are Clark candy bars still around? I watched Terms of Endearment last night and what a time machine that movie is. They had Dawn laundry detergent with the mother and the baby on the box.

by Anonymousreply 80January 8, 2022 2:39 PM

Prell and Pert, were they the same thing ?? I swear Pert was the scariest shampoo ever.

by Anonymousreply 81January 8, 2022 2:41 PM

R79 - is that why you can’t get them here anymore?

by Anonymousreply 82January 8, 2022 2:41 PM

Probably.

by Anonymousreply 83January 8, 2022 2:44 PM

When I was a kid we always had a spray can of Medi-Quik for scrapes and cuts, but I haven't seen it in years.

by Anonymousreply 84January 8, 2022 2:45 PM

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by Anonymousreply 85January 8, 2022 2:45 PM

R80 Clark Bars are theoretically still around, but seem to be out of stock even at the factory.

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by Anonymousreply 86January 8, 2022 2:46 PM

Tab is gone, but a lot of these still exist as dollar store brands. Prell is STRONG stuff, it'll do a number on your hair. CloseUP toothpaste can still be had at the dollar store, as can Pepsodent. And I use Joy dishwashing detergent even now.

What does one use Jubilee Kitchen Wax to wax, and what about that particular wax relegates it to kitchen-only use? We didn't have it at my house so I've always been curious.

Liquid Geritol is still available on Amazon. And the grocery store still has Sanka. Brylcreem used to still be available at most Walgreens.

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by Anonymousreply 87January 8, 2022 2:46 PM

Rough Rider condoms.

by Anonymousreply 88January 8, 2022 2:51 PM

Sanka...speaking of...will keep a jar of instant coffee in case of some storm jic...it is more than ground coffee!

by Anonymousreply 89January 8, 2022 2:52 PM

I remember Sanka and Tab being in my mother's pantry, and Ovaltine. Malt. And Hydrox cookies.

by Anonymousreply 90January 8, 2022 2:53 PM

Is Minute Rice still around?

by Anonymousreply 91January 8, 2022 2:54 PM

Is Chuckles candy still around is the better question, that stuff as a child thrilled me. Amazing I have any teeth with all the candy we kids used to consume.

by Anonymousreply 92January 8, 2022 2:56 PM

r87, Jubilee is used to add shine to countertops and kitchen appliances after you put it on and polish it up a bit. Because it's a wax, it last longer than Windex, say.

by Anonymousreply 93January 8, 2022 3:02 PM

WHATTA 'BOUT SHAKE-A-PUDD'N?

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by Anonymousreply 94January 8, 2022 3:03 PM

R4 Suave is available at dollar stores.

by Anonymousreply 95January 8, 2022 3:05 PM

Kolynos tooth paste.

by Anonymousreply 96January 8, 2022 3:06 PM

Pepsodent

by Anonymousreply 97January 8, 2022 3:06 PM

would yellow dress have looked like a whore if she danced with THREE boys?

by Anonymousreply 98January 8, 2022 3:14 PM

What was so scary about Pert shampoo, r81? I think you can still find it at discount places like Big Lots and the dollar store

by Anonymousreply 99January 8, 2022 3:17 PM

This thread really brought out the eldergays.

by Anonymousreply 100January 8, 2022 3:19 PM

A guy who went to church with us was on the P&G team that developed Pert. I remember around 1980 as the brand was being introduced he gave us a sample bottle.

80s faves O’Boisies and Tato Skins. Both sold off by Keebler to small time manufacturers but still produced, apparently. They aren’t widely distributed in supermarkets anymore. I can’t remember when I last saw them. I used to live those.

So many instant coffees used to be advertised like Maxim, Brim, Santa, Taster’s Choice, High Point (the flavah!). My family never had any other kind of coffee, up to some point in time. I thought instant coffee was what coffee was supposed to taste like when I first started drinking it.

by Anonymousreply 101January 8, 2022 3:20 PM

My mother always used Jubilee

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by Anonymousreply 102January 8, 2022 3:24 PM

Future floor wax

by Anonymousreply 103January 8, 2022 3:25 PM

Ipana toothpaste, quasar products

by Anonymousreply 104January 8, 2022 3:29 PM

Have you smelled it, R99? It was like washing your hair with car wax, I swear to God. My friend's mother was still using it in the nineties. It's cheap, so a lot of people used it I guess.

by Anonymousreply 105January 8, 2022 3:29 PM

Dishwasher ALL

Salvo Detergent Tablets

Shell No Pest ( they gave off a derivative of Nerve Gasbut worked )

Tang

Post Toasties

Metrical

Figurines

White Cap Pine Cleaner

Roux Grey Hair Rinse

Nuturalamb Condoms

by Anonymousreply 106January 8, 2022 3:31 PM

Tang, OH my GOD. I drank that as a child. I was five.

by Anonymousreply 107January 8, 2022 3:33 PM

Holy shit, r102, I had no idea Harriet Carter catalogue still existed! Talk about a flashback!

by Anonymousreply 108January 8, 2022 3:40 PM

Blackberry.

by Anonymousreply 109January 8, 2022 3:42 PM

Harriet Carter = Wish ( for those 70 +)

by Anonymousreply 110January 8, 2022 3:43 PM

Formula 409 is still around.

What about AJAX?

Sunny D?

5 Alive?

by Anonymousreply 111January 8, 2022 3:44 PM

Holy shit, Lillian Vernon is still around, too!

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by Anonymousreply 112January 8, 2022 3:47 PM

R92 Mmmm, Chuckles. All those pretty colors! Yes, thrilling.

by Anonymousreply 113January 8, 2022 3:49 PM

Buick

It's hard to believe they're still making these. They were once big, beautiful land barges and now they're basically a China only brand

I learned to drive on my dad's '73 Electra 225 that look just like this. What a great car

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by Anonymousreply 114January 8, 2022 3:50 PM

Avon

by Anonymousreply 115January 8, 2022 4:07 PM

Amway, the pyramid scheme.

by Anonymousreply 116January 8, 2022 4:15 PM

Brands to be added to the scrap heap of history very soon: Dodge and Chrysler, to be followed by Lincoln.

by Anonymousreply 117January 8, 2022 4:21 PM

I feel like I rarely see a new Volvo on the road, at least around these parts in the US. Even before the pandemic the dealer’s lot near me was pretty empty of new cars, but maybe that meant there was high demand.

In Australia the ubiquitous Holden (GM) brand was discontinued, and Ford is down to the Focus as its only non-SUV model. The non-luxury car market there is almost entirely Korean and Japanese brands now.

by Anonymousreply 118January 8, 2022 4:29 PM

Not so sure, R117, particularly with Lincoln. It’s sales have increased year over year.

by Anonymousreply 119January 8, 2022 4:34 PM

When "Halston" the mini-series premiered last year, I was really surprised to see several of his perfumes are still manufactured.

by Anonymousreply 120January 8, 2022 4:38 PM

Technically Dristan tablets are still made (though out of stock on Amazon) but it's phenylephrine, no better than placebo.

by Anonymousreply 121January 8, 2022 4:40 PM

R66- Wrong. There are still several Sunoco stations in my area.

by Anonymousreply 122January 8, 2022 4:44 PM

Electrolux

by Anonymousreply 123January 8, 2022 4:45 PM

Howard Johnsons

by Anonymousreply 124January 8, 2022 4:46 PM

LA Gear shoes. You can buy shoes on their website.

by Anonymousreply 125January 8, 2022 4:49 PM

Old Spice is around and even has a deodorant. Fanta, Ajax, Avon, are all around as is Fresca at certain stores. Squirt too.

by Anonymousreply 126January 8, 2022 4:57 PM

Anne Page and Jane Parker

by Anonymousreply 127January 8, 2022 4:59 PM

[quote]Old Spice

R29 must not own a TV because Old Spice has some of the best commercials out there.

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by Anonymousreply 128January 8, 2022 5:02 PM

All My Godness A commercial with a sirtless colored man !!! I had to rewatch it 6 times to be sure !!!!! Well, I never !!!!!

by Anonymousreply 129January 8, 2022 5:06 PM

Beefsteak Charlies

by Anonymousreply 130January 8, 2022 5:07 PM

Aunt Jemima's Pancake House

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by Anonymousreply 131January 8, 2022 5:09 PM

Girbaud jeans.

They were popular when I was in high school but then seemingly disappeared, this thread made me do a search and to my surprise they're still around.

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by Anonymousreply 132January 8, 2022 5:11 PM

I haven't seen Peter Pan peanut butter in my store for quite a while. Is it still being made? Funny Face powdered drink mix. Great Shakes, BC Headache Powder, Zagnut, Oxydol

by Anonymousreply 133January 8, 2022 5:11 PM

Maypo. Roman Meal. Comet (scouring powder).

by Anonymousreply 134January 8, 2022 5:14 PM

I’ve seen Tang in stores lately, but not Grape Tang

by Anonymousreply 135January 8, 2022 5:15 PM

Great Shakes ad. Get your go-go boots on...

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by Anonymousreply 136January 8, 2022 5:15 PM

Flex shampoo

Brach’s candy bins at the market

Mentadent.

by Anonymousreply 137January 8, 2022 5:16 PM

Members Only is back to selling jackets.

Their aviator jacket with dog collar was one of the first fad items I watched unfold. Once exclusive, knockoffs flooded vendor flea markets and discount chains. Soon, nearly every one in highschool had a members only jacket.

by Anonymousreply 138January 8, 2022 5:19 PM

I was surprised to see commercials for Rolos candy on TV. I remember it being ubiquitous when I was a kid, but it disappeared and I forgot about it.

by Anonymousreply 139January 8, 2022 5:30 PM

Laura Ashley, Jaclyn Smith separates, Crabtree and Evelyn, Petite Sophisticates, Disney Store, Warner Brothers Store, those CDs that played relaxing classical and nature music...pretty much everything from Kmart.

by Anonymousreply 140January 8, 2022 5:32 PM

[quote]All of the old Rockefeller oil companies have disappeared: Conoco, Sunoco, Amoco, Esso, etc.

R29, [bold]Sunoco[/bold] is the official fuel of NASCAR.

In addition to being along I95 and the PA & NJ Turnpikes, there are Sunoco stations all over the Philadelphia region, there was a Sunoco refinery in Philadelphia until 2018.

There are also [bold]Conoco[/bold] gas stations all over Philadelphia and it’s suburbs.

There are [bold]Esso[/bold] gas stations in the Williamsburg/VA Beach area of Virginia (not sure about other places in the US) and all over Canada.

There are [bold]Amoco[/bold] gas stations in South Jersey.

by Anonymousreply 141January 8, 2022 5:38 PM

[quote] What about AJAX?

Growing up we always used Ajax powder to clean the bathroom and kitchen. I only saw Comet on occasion at friends’ or relatives’ houses. I always assumed Ajax was the Coke to Comet’s Pepsi but now I only ever see Comet so I guess I was wrong.

by Anonymousreply 142January 8, 2022 5:40 PM

Dexter shoes. Freshman year all the boys wore the model with a chunky gum sole so I had to have a pair. Now it looks like the brand is still sold, but mostly as bowling shoes available on Amazon.

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by Anonymousreply 143January 8, 2022 5:45 PM

Marshall Fields.

by Anonymousreply 144January 8, 2022 5:49 PM

Schrafft's says it's coming back.

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by Anonymousreply 145January 8, 2022 5:52 PM

Bobbie Brooks women’s clothing was extremely popular (at least it was in fashion-forward Indiana where we lived) . Immortalized as the slacks Diane dribbles off in the song “Jack and Diane” by fellow Hoosier John Cougar Mellenkamp. Looks like it’s defunct now after a period of being a Wal-Mart plus size brand.

by Anonymousreply 146January 8, 2022 5:52 PM

[quote]Crystal Light

R44, it’s primarily sold as a water enhancer now.

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by Anonymousreply 147January 8, 2022 5:56 PM

Flavor Aid

by Anonymousreply 148January 8, 2022 6:01 PM

The Datalounge

by Anonymousreply 149January 8, 2022 6:01 PM

[quote]I feel like I rarely see a new Volvo on the road

This might be a regional thing, R118, because I see Volvo SUVs all the time but they look like every other SUV out there so maybe you’ve seen them without realizing it.

by Anonymousreply 150January 8, 2022 6:05 PM

Charms lollipops

by Anonymousreply 151January 8, 2022 7:09 PM

My sex life.

by Anonymousreply 152January 8, 2022 7:36 PM

Pert Plus (Procter & Gamble product) did have a strong smell. However, I have thick & wavy & unruly hair. Pert Plus was like a miracle on my hair (shampoo and conditioner in one). It left a Teflon-like coating on your hair. If you have wavy / unruly hair, you'll understand that that's a good thing.

Pert Plus then changed its formula. 😢

Other popular / obscure / but good hair stuff from the '80s: Agree (really good smell, but shampoo & cond. were separate) and Finesse (like Pert Plus, but not as good).

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by Anonymousreply 153January 8, 2022 7:42 PM

FLIT

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by Anonymousreply 154January 8, 2022 7:46 PM

My grandma used Jubilee liquid wax on her fridge and on her floors (linoleum tile, IIRC). One of my cousins still uses Jubilee. Not sure where she obtains it from.

In the old days, I guess refrigerators were treated with more care and pride.

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by Anonymousreply 155January 8, 2022 7:47 PM

R145 Can't wait to tell Bunny Bixler that Schrafft's is coming back. I remember when Patrick spoke French to the counter man. Oh, those were the days.

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by Anonymousreply 156January 8, 2022 7:52 PM

Some of you seem really confused by this topic.

The OP specified that we name products that used to be ubiquitous but are now obscure and yet [bold] are still being produced.[/bold]

So I'm don't understand why someone would name Studebaker (which hasn't been produced in decades and decades--from before I was born), and why other posters feel compelled to announce that other people's nominations are still being produced, when that was specifically what the OP asked for.

by Anonymousreply 157January 8, 2022 7:57 PM

I loved the almond-scented Vidal Sassoon shampoo and conditioner in the 80s. Don’t know if that formula is still available.

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by Anonymousreply 158January 8, 2022 7:59 PM

r156 Gloria, I watched a movie last night, Handsome Devil, and part of the plot was whether the soccer team would get to the semi-finals, I mean, the very semi-finals, mind you.

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by Anonymousreply 159January 8, 2022 8:01 PM

I remember that cherry / almond Vidal Sassoon shampoo. Dark brown bottle. I don't think it's made anymore. Aveda does make a cherry / almond shampoo.

by Anonymousreply 160January 8, 2022 8:09 PM

My partner complained that he couldn't clean the burned bottom of a frying pan. So I suggested that he try some old technology.

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by Anonymousreply 161January 8, 2022 8:23 PM

Ann Landers, Dear Abby, Erma Bombeck

journalism as product

by Anonymousreply 162January 8, 2022 8:31 PM

Prell and Breck

by Anonymousreply 163January 8, 2022 8:32 PM

Chock Full O Nuts-

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by Anonymousreply 164January 8, 2022 8:32 PM

Barbasol?

by Anonymousreply 165January 8, 2022 8:33 PM

R165- That's the brand of shaving cream I used to shave with last night.

by Anonymousreply 166January 8, 2022 8:35 PM

Barbasol is still around though since they discontinued Cool Menthol they’ve been dead to me

by Anonymousreply 167January 8, 2022 8:37 PM

Chantilly Perfume

Finesse Shampoo and Conditioner

by Anonymousreply 168January 8, 2022 8:38 PM

Jordashe, Fila, and Christina Aguilera

by Anonymousreply 169January 8, 2022 8:41 PM

Revlon Flex shampoo and conditioner (only sold outside the US, though)

by Anonymousreply 170January 8, 2022 8:42 PM

[quote] journalism as product

Yes, sad!!! In the Chris Cuomo thread, DLers were defending him by saying: he didn't break the law, only broke journalism ethics. (When he fed information he had as a CNN employee to his brother's team (defense against sexual harassment allegations).)

by Anonymousreply 171January 8, 2022 8:46 PM

Wisk (laundry detergent)

by Anonymousreply 172January 8, 2022 8:46 PM

Union Oil Gasoline aka UniCal bought out by Chevron.

My grandfather was a vice president in that company. I still have stock in it (now as Chevron)

by Anonymousreply 173January 8, 2022 8:47 PM

R171 complains about Cuomo but probably supports Hannity and Laura Ingraham being in cahoots with Trump

by Anonymousreply 174January 8, 2022 8:48 PM

R2 I just bought a kenmore refrigerator from Amazon.

by Anonymousreply 175January 8, 2022 8:48 PM

Does anyone remember a clear, cranberry juice-colored shampoo made by Jheri Redding in the mid-1970s? It came in a translucent bottle, so you could see the color. I've googled it several times, but have never found anything. I bought more than one bottle, so I know I didn't imagine it.

by Anonymousreply 176January 8, 2022 8:54 PM

I inherited my house from my Grandma, all her Kenmore appliances are still running, they don't die. :)

by Anonymousreply 177January 8, 2022 9:13 PM

Yeah, I have some old Kenmore appliances in my apartment (rental). I've had to replace the ice maker, but so far, so good. Knock on wood. Stove / oven are also working fine. I think my washer / dryer are also Kenmore, working fine.

by Anonymousreply 178January 8, 2022 9:28 PM

R153 I really liked the scent of original Pert. It was similar to the original green Herbal Essence by Clairol. I have curly, sometimes frizzy hair, and agree with you. I believe the two in one formulas were the first hair products to include silicones in their formulas.

by Anonymousreply 179January 8, 2022 9:33 PM

@r157, gets it, these are suppose to be brands that were once household names, but have now drifted into obscurity, BUT ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

Oh, well, everyone's having too much fun with this, so it doesn't matter

by Anonymousreply 180January 8, 2022 9:37 PM

R179, yes, silicone would make more sense than Teflon. I didn't mind the scent of Pert, but I can see why some found it too strong. I remember the Herbal Essences (green) shampoo as well. Pert was great, though, b/c it really did save you a step (2 in 1) and really did something different to your hair.

by Anonymousreply 181January 8, 2022 9:39 PM

R181 It's too bad they changed the fragrance. I've tried the other versions, second one didn't smell too bad, just that it was no longer herbaceous. The quality is different now. P&G sold the brand to I helieve High Ridge Brands. They've bought many old names, but doubt any of the formulas are the sake.

I've read on forums that many consumers are disappointed in their changing these legacy or heritage brands... Both Coast and Zest bar soaps come to mind. Zest is no longer a true SYNDET bar, ajd the fragrance is weaker in the Coast reformulation. Their version of the original Zest doesn't smell like P&G's. I wonder if P&G merely sold the names only, but kept the formulas and fragrances a secret.

by Anonymousreply 182January 8, 2022 9:51 PM

Mom and the Tupperware parties.

by Anonymousreply 183January 8, 2022 9:53 PM

Ultra-Brite is still made, but incredibly difficult to come by. It was available just about everywhere ten or twelve years ago. Target is the only place I can find it in the greater Chicagoland area, and NWI.

by Anonymousreply 184January 8, 2022 9:58 PM

[quote] Their version of the original Zest doesn't smell like P&G's. I wonder if P&G merely sold the names only, but kept the formulas and fragrances a secret.

R182, I wasn't aware of the Zest / Coast situations. P&G does really come up with some amazing products. It makes sense that the sold the names & packaging only (keeping the formulas to themselves).

by Anonymousreply 185January 8, 2022 10:01 PM

[quote]@[R157], gets it, these are suppose to be brands that were once household names, but have now drifted into obscurity, BUT ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

R180, some of the things named in this thread haven’t drifted into obscurity it’s just that the people naming them either haven’t walked down the store aisles they’re stocked on or they haven’t turned on a TV to seen them advertised. Suave, Noxzema, Fanta, Old Spice, Volvo and Sunoco aren’t obscure.

by Anonymousreply 186January 8, 2022 10:10 PM

*"see" them

by Anonymousreply 187January 8, 2022 10:10 PM

To the person who brought up Lysol in a "small brown bottle" being used by women for douching, I hope to god they weren't referring to this. I bought a few bottles of this at the onset of the pandemic (not to douche, I'm a guy) since it was the only Lysol product I could find. The smell is insanely horrendous - like a toxic spill. Nothing like any other Lysol products on the market today.

The closest thing I could think of to describe it would be, if you've ever had to bug bomb your house. When you return to your home and have to scurry around trying to open all your windows to let the toxic fumes out and can barely breathe - that's what this is like.

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by Anonymousreply 188January 8, 2022 10:18 PM

You're supposed to add a concentrate to a larger amount of water.

by Anonymousreply 189January 8, 2022 10:21 PM

[quote]You're supposed to add a concentrate to a larger amount of water.

Unless you're Cheryl.

by Anonymousreply 190January 8, 2022 10:36 PM

R188 I reckon that phenolic smelling formula was the one used as such, as there was only one disinfectant or antiseptic Lysol formula for ages.

I've seen the old adverts myself. According to many women who research and write about such things, the product was more often used as an abortifacient back in those times, yet it could not be marketed or advertised as such. Those adverts would suggest you write to the company for the proper dilutions and instructions. Then later on, an insert or brochure was included in the cartons.

by Anonymousreply 191January 8, 2022 10:37 PM

R191, wow I had no idea it was used for that as well!

by Anonymousreply 192January 8, 2022 10:45 PM

Anyone remember Koogle Spread (from Kraft, I think) -- in chocolate and butter scotch and one more. Bigtime paste adjacent.

by Anonymousreply 193January 8, 2022 10:45 PM

God knows what we were putting into our bodies.

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by Anonymousreply 194January 8, 2022 10:47 PM

R189, I was aware of that at the time. I figured I would just mix it up with some water and put it into plastic spray bottles to clean, but even diluted the smell was unbearable.

by Anonymousreply 195January 8, 2022 10:47 PM

a douche, wrong or not, has always been used to get the frisky sperm out right after.

by Anonymousreply 196January 8, 2022 10:47 PM

R20, something similar is happening now these days with charcoal toothpastes.

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by Anonymousreply 197January 8, 2022 10:51 PM

Pepsodent

by Anonymousreply 198January 8, 2022 10:51 PM

When visiting Missouri a few years ago, I was surprised to see Sinclair stations. No dinosaurs, though.

by Anonymousreply 199January 8, 2022 10:51 PM

R176, yes, I remember that shampoo. I don't remember the name, either.

The International Flavors instant coffee. I still see one sold in Walmart. I think it is the French one.

Ivory soap, either bar soap or laundry powder.

That window polish that was sold in pink, metal containers. It was used at Christmas for making stencils on windows.

by Anonymousreply 200January 8, 2022 10:52 PM

Do they still make Hi-C powdered drink mix? That stuff was so cheap. It was sold in little envelopes.

by Anonymousreply 201January 8, 2022 10:54 PM

Is Boone's Farm strawberry wine still being made?

by Anonymousreply 202January 8, 2022 10:55 PM

[quote]Unless you're Cheryl.

No, she used Janitor In A Drum.

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by Anonymousreply 203January 8, 2022 10:58 PM

Dynamo laundry detergent used to be my brand of choice, but I can't remember the last time I saw it on a shelf. Amazon carries it, though. Amazon also carries Job Squad paper towels, which I thought were gone altogether.

by Anonymousreply 204January 8, 2022 11:00 PM

Bösendorfer is still up and producing; we had a dual-keyboard monster in our church; it's seems to still be more exclusive than Steinway, and with Steinway, there's always the question of whether to acquire one from Hamburg or New York.

Then there's Daniel Barenboim's bespoke piano-- the Barenboim-Maene piano has straight, parallel strings, rather than the diagonal strings in a modern concert grand piano . . . and sounds glorious!

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by Anonymousreply 205January 8, 2022 11:02 PM

[quote]That window polish that was sold in pink, metal containers. It was used at Christmas for making stencils on windows.

Glass Wax. We dyed it with food coloring for Christmas stenciling.

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by Anonymousreply 206January 8, 2022 11:02 PM

Duz detergent- usually came with a free towel or glass I think.

Rain barrel fabric softener.

Bac-o’s. Those gross squares of flavored salt.

by Anonymousreply 207January 8, 2022 11:02 PM

I can't find Bayer Heroin anymore

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by Anonymousreply 208January 8, 2022 11:06 PM

The infamous Yugo. I remember when dealerships started giving these away for free with the purchase of another automobile. For the longest time I had no idea of it's ties with Fiat.

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by Anonymousreply 209January 8, 2022 11:07 PM

Gleem toothpaste

Silkience shampoo

Absorbine Junior whatever it was

by Anonymousreply 210January 8, 2022 11:13 PM

R209 they no longer make them. Thus it doesn’t meet the criteria for this thread.

by Anonymousreply 211January 8, 2022 11:15 PM

R210 Absorbine was another phenol antiseptic.

by Anonymousreply 212January 8, 2022 11:16 PM

Whoops...Gleem is now Crest Fresh and Bright

by Anonymousreply 213January 8, 2022 11:19 PM

I had no idea how multi purpose this stuff was/is. It's tough to find on the shelves where I live.

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by Anonymousreply 214January 8, 2022 11:35 PM

Pepsodent

by Anonymousreply 215January 8, 2022 11:50 PM

Lemon Up shampoo

by Anonymousreply 216January 8, 2022 11:50 PM

@r184, "Ultra-Brite is still made, but incredibly difficult to come by."

All the DollarTrees carry it around Chicago, I buy it all the time

by Anonymousreply 217January 8, 2022 11:54 PM

R217 Thanks! Dollar Tree left my neighbourhood ages ago, but good to know.

by Anonymousreply 218January 8, 2022 11:56 PM

Possibly I would NOT be surprised this stuff is still being produced if I wore cologne. The TV Commerical I remember from when I was a little kid. I came across a bottle of it somewhere recently.

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by Anonymousreply 219January 9, 2022 12:05 AM

Borax is available at Target. Good for pest control, ants, roaches.

by Anonymousreply 220January 9, 2022 12:05 AM

A very pretentious girl I knew in high school pronounced Canoe "KAH-no-way'".

by Anonymousreply 221January 9, 2022 12:10 AM

Do they still make spray Fantastick? I haven’t seen it on the shelves in years.

by Anonymousreply 222January 9, 2022 12:15 AM

Close-Up. I used to see those commercials as a kid and I wanted that red toothpaste that made a girl (well actually a boy) kiss me.

by Anonymousreply 223January 9, 2022 12:20 AM

Kodak cameras and Kodachrome film.

by Anonymousreply 224January 9, 2022 12:21 AM

Muscle man oven cleaner

Chlorettes

Tussy

Jhiirnack Shampoo

by Anonymousreply 225January 9, 2022 12:23 AM

Brute cologne for Men

by Anonymousreply 226January 9, 2022 12:31 AM

"Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific!" Shampoo

by Anonymousreply 227January 9, 2022 12:33 AM

R222 Yes, they do, and we buy it.

by Anonymousreply 228January 9, 2022 12:37 AM

Blockbuster video. There is only one store left.

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by Anonymousreply 229January 9, 2022 1:06 AM

Love Affair - strawberry scented douche

by Anonymousreply 230January 9, 2022 1:13 AM

Tabu perfume

by Anonymousreply 231January 9, 2022 1:24 AM

Close Up cinnamon toothpaste, which I buy on Amazon.

by Anonymousreply 232January 9, 2022 1:35 AM

Pussy scented candles from Goop

by Anonymousreply 233January 9, 2022 1:41 AM

Faberge Organics Wheat Germ Oil and Honey shampoo and conditioner.

I used to pretend I was Heather Locklear and pretend I was her in the commercial with a bottle of shampoo.

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by Anonymousreply 234January 9, 2022 5:53 AM

People are still getting Ayds, right?

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by Anonymousreply 235January 9, 2022 6:35 AM

"I used to pretend I was Heather Locklear and pretend I was her in the commercial with a bottle of shampoo. "

Now you do it with a bottle of booze in one hand and a clenched fist in the other

by Anonymousreply 236January 9, 2022 8:21 AM

Freshen Up Gum. I haven't seen it in awhile but occasionally i still see it at some convenience stores

by Anonymousreply 237January 9, 2022 9:33 AM

^ Is that cum gum?

by Anonymousreply 238January 9, 2022 9:52 AM

That could be a catchy tag line....

Freshen Up, the cum gum

Update the presentation...

by Anonymousreply 239January 9, 2022 10:11 AM

Revlon Flex shampoo. I recently found some stock in a discount store and it had the same musky, pungent smell. Would not fly in today's "fresh and light" market.

by Anonymousreply 240January 9, 2022 10:34 AM

cinnaburst gum

i haven't had any since the 90's.

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by Anonymousreply 241January 9, 2022 10:59 AM

[quote) "Sauve shampoo, Smarties candy"

These are all over the place, R4, and not at all obscure. In fact there is also a "Giant" variety of Smarties available. The Suave line of products is sold in grocery stores, dollar stores, and discount department stores. I've even seen it in rest stop convenience stores.

by Anonymousreply 242January 9, 2022 11:26 AM

Demetre and Izod-Lacoste (it was still joined) and RL Polo were the sweaters in my youth. Is Demetre still popular?

by Anonymousreply 243January 9, 2022 11:39 AM

Black beauties.

by Anonymousreply 244January 9, 2022 3:17 PM

Brach’s Candies - still around but selection is limited.

by Anonymousreply 245January 9, 2022 3:24 PM

Polaroid cameras and Polaroid film.

by Anonymousreply 246January 9, 2022 3:28 PM

Brach’s candy

by Anonymousreply 247January 9, 2022 3:29 PM

Tivo Sominex

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by Anonymousreply 248January 9, 2022 3:33 PM

R245 brach’s is available in every grocery store. Lots of it at Target and Walmart.

by Anonymousreply 249January 9, 2022 3:38 PM

R146 Bobbi Brooks is now a Dollar General exclusive brand.

by Anonymousreply 250January 9, 2022 6:27 PM

Wind Song perfume

by Anonymousreply 251January 9, 2022 6:31 PM

Every female runner I've ever met loves Danskin workout clothes. My sister, a runner, told me recently that she only sees it at closeout stores and is worried that the company is going under.

This is extremely odd to me because I was a track & field athlete in high school and college and still run and I cannot overemphasize how much all the girls I knew through running loved Danskin. They would all choose it over any other brand.

Do not enough women run now?

by Anonymousreply 252January 9, 2022 6:34 PM

Are you male, female or trans, r252 besides just being old??

by Anonymousreply 253January 9, 2022 6:44 PM

Women wear yoga pants and workout shit all the time, even if they don't work out. They just use brands other than Danskin

by Anonymousreply 254January 9, 2022 7:07 PM

Rolos never went away R139. You can make fake turtles candy with them.

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by Anonymousreply 255January 9, 2022 7:22 PM

Bob's Big Boy

Roy Rogers restaurants

by Anonymousreply 256January 9, 2022 8:06 PM

Someone should start a thread on famous brands that have been around forever, and haven't changed their composition or quality.

It would be a very short thread.

by Anonymousreply 257January 9, 2022 8:13 PM

And who among us can forget the splendid line of Connie Sellecca fashions...available, um, "exclusively," at Montgomery Ward stores?

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by Anonymousreply 258January 9, 2022 8:13 PM

^^^ Just noticed the "from my deceased Wife's collection." Oh, my.

by Anonymousreply 259January 9, 2022 8:14 PM

Polaroid cameras and Polaroid film are actually making a comeback

by Anonymousreply 260January 9, 2022 8:15 PM

R260 Yes, that's precisely why they were posted here earlier.

by Anonymousreply 261January 9, 2022 8:20 PM

"Someone should start a thread on famous brands that have been around forever, and haven't changed their composition or quality. "

SPAM!

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by Anonymousreply 262January 9, 2022 8:22 PM

snapple is still everywhere. so is mr goodbar.

by Anonymousreply 263January 9, 2022 8:26 PM

R253 I'm male.

R254 Danskin is kinda boring looking, so I think women only wear it to workout.

by Anonymousreply 264January 9, 2022 8:37 PM

Beat it you 80 yr old mattress!

by Anonymousreply 265January 9, 2022 8:59 PM

Monkey Wards was still around in the early 90s and doing Elks Lodge fashion shows???

by Anonymousreply 266January 9, 2022 10:28 PM

Clearly Canadian

by Anonymousreply 267January 9, 2022 10:42 PM

Remember these?!

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by Anonymousreply 268January 10, 2022 1:02 AM

Mrs. Fields

by Anonymousreply 269January 10, 2022 1:13 AM

Citre Shine hair products

by Anonymousreply 270January 10, 2022 2:53 AM

R269 they have a zombie version of those cookies now but they are nothing like the originals.

by Anonymousreply 271January 10, 2022 3:08 AM

I devoured that playdough, R268, and still remember the aftertaste.

Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 272January 10, 2022 3:11 AM

Rolls also are different now. They don’t melt and dissolve like the used to when you eat them. They just sort of disintegrate.

by Anonymousreply 273January 10, 2022 3:11 AM

Danskin is sold at Wal-Mart., I see it there all the time. When I just googled to confirm this it looks like Target sells it too.

by Anonymousreply 274January 10, 2022 3:25 AM

DKNY still exists! I thought it had been exterminated under Marshall Law when the tanks rolled through Georgia.

We lost Geoffrey Beane AND Luz Claiborne For Men during that program.

by Anonymousreply 275January 10, 2022 3:47 AM

Okay, that's supposed to be "Liz" and "progrom”. Shitty phone

by Anonymousreply 276January 10, 2022 3:49 AM

R249 I am not sure where you live but in my area the selection of Brach’s is quite limited, as in maybe 3 types of bagged candies for sale at grocery stores and drug stores ( as opposed to maybe 15 types 25 years ago.). The only places I’ve seen the old-school pick-a-mix display is at a couple of commissaries on military bases and that was over 5 years ago. CVS, Walgreens, and Target have their own generic brands that offer the types of candies that were formerly supplied by Brach’s.

Do you live in the Midwest?

by Anonymousreply 277January 10, 2022 11:07 AM

^ East Coast here - lived in the PAC NE in the 00’s and not a lot of Brach’s there either.

by Anonymousreply 278January 10, 2022 11:11 AM

Rolls suck now.

by Anonymousreply 279January 10, 2022 11:12 AM

Rolos lol.

by Anonymousreply 280January 10, 2022 11:13 AM

Space Food Sticks were the nectar of the Gods!!! (Yes, I know nectar is a liquid.)

by Anonymousreply 281January 10, 2022 11:14 AM

The Danskin that is available at Walmart is nothing like what was available in the Danskin heyday when leotards were incorporated into every day casual dress for women (and likely some men.)

by Anonymousreply 282January 10, 2022 11:18 AM

Is Olestra still around?

by Anonymousreply 283January 12, 2022 2:21 AM
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by Anonymousreply 284January 12, 2022 9:23 AM

The USA

by Anonymousreply 285January 13, 2022 12:38 PM

R283 That would be the zero calorie liquid polyester product which promised bottoms a self-lubricating arsehole via the side effects of oily discharge, and fatty flatulence, correct? I know there was a competitor's product as well known as Olean.

I was under the impression these edible polyester-based cooking oils fell out of favour, as they depleted Potassium, as well as some of the fat-soluble vitamins.

Seriously, at the time people joked about the product being a bottom's wet dream. Probably not an ideal product even for that limited audience.

by Anonymousreply 286January 13, 2022 4:27 PM

Tangee

by Anonymousreply 287January 13, 2022 4:30 PM

Certs

by Anonymousreply 288January 13, 2022 4:35 PM

Love affair strawberry douche 🍓

by Anonymousreply 289January 13, 2022 4:39 PM

Bazooka Bubble Gum

by Anonymousreply 290January 13, 2022 4:41 PM

R289 I'm going to have to research that one! Sounds just like Olestra, to good to be true.

by Anonymousreply 291January 13, 2022 4:46 PM

R30 Datsun became Nissan in 1981. Their American headquarters used to be in my area and I remember when they changed the sign on the building near the 110/405 interchange when I was a kid. It's now a Tireco building.

Sinclair is back and now has 1,400 gas stations in the US.

Pert Plus is still made and still works great, it's called Pert Plus Classic Clean 2 in 1 Shampoo Plus Conditioner. I've used it recently.

Whatever happened to Riunite wine?

by Anonymousreply 292January 13, 2022 4:48 PM

My favorite type of soda when I was a kid - Root Beer and the tastiest Root Beer was Hires.

Hires is now obscure.

by Anonymousreply 293January 13, 2022 4:51 PM

R292- I always liked the name Datsun better than Nissan.

by Anonymousreply 294January 13, 2022 4:52 PM

Viking ( it was a division of General Motors)

by Anonymousreply 295January 13, 2022 4:54 PM

Not really a brand but I LOVED the peanuts, seasonings, rice chex and pretzel sticks in DO DADS

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by Anonymousreply 296January 13, 2022 4:56 PM

Sorry DOO dads not Do dads

by Anonymousreply 297January 13, 2022 4:57 PM

FDS - feminine deodorant spray for women’s pussies

by Anonymousreply 298January 13, 2022 4:58 PM

Is Brut still around and does anyone wear it? My God all the hot jocks in the 1970s wore it!

by Anonymousreply 299January 13, 2022 4:58 PM

R299- What about Aqua Velva?

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by Anonymousreply 300January 13, 2022 5:01 PM

Old Dutch Cleanser.

When I was a young boy, it was always present in our kitchen, as it was my mother's go-to cleaner for scouring dirty pots and pans in the aftermath of feeding a family 0f 10 (including my parents).

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by Anonymousreply 301January 13, 2022 5:04 PM

When I was in high school in the 1980's ALL of the kids wore jeans, although I preferred my Levi's Corduroys.

NO teens wear jeans anymore and it's made Levi's kind of obscure

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by Anonymousreply 302January 13, 2022 5:09 PM

No r299

by Anonymousreply 303January 13, 2022 5:10 PM

R302 kids still wear denim just not as many. Sorry to let you know this fact

by Anonymousreply 304January 13, 2022 5:12 PM

Par for the course but some of you don't know the difference between obscure brands and DEFUNCT brands.

by Anonymousreply 305January 13, 2022 5:25 PM

Teens are still wearing jeans, but they are definitely wearing more sweat pants. they call them joggers now. And they are made of cotton yet they cost fucking 40-50 bucks! what a rip off! I had to buy a few for my nephews as xmas presents.

by Anonymousreply 306January 13, 2022 5:31 PM

Chocolite Bars.

by Anonymousreply 307January 13, 2022 5:46 PM

searle

by Anonymousreply 308January 13, 2022 5:48 PM

'Nothing sucks like an Electrolux' - real advertising jingle. Obviously, the guy who thought that up hasn't met many people on here.

by Anonymousreply 309January 13, 2022 5:53 PM

Burroughs along with Olivetti computers.

by Anonymousreply 310January 13, 2022 5:55 PM

Earth Shoes. I had a pair and they were comfortable to wear.

Despite their somewhat ugly styling, they were all the rage in the mid to late 70s with their so-called "negative heel" sole design which they claimed to be more naturally fitting for your feet. They're still available today in both conventional and original sole styles (although nowhere near as popular).

by Anonymousreply 311January 13, 2022 6:13 PM

R306 I wear joggers too and I’m fucking 48

by Anonymousreply 312January 13, 2022 6:15 PM

I bought a few pairs of Levi's corduroy pants from a thrift store: black, baby blue, dark brown, and light tan. They were awesome. So soft, well-made, and comfortable.

by Anonymousreply 313January 13, 2022 6:20 PM

Violet breath mints. They were kind of medicinal-tasting. Still in production, I think.

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by Anonymousreply 314January 13, 2022 6:21 PM

Sugar Babies candy.

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by Anonymousreply 315January 13, 2022 6:22 PM

R313 I loved them as well. We called them five pocket corduroys.

by Anonymousreply 316January 13, 2022 6:23 PM

Snackwell

by Anonymousreply 317January 13, 2022 6:37 PM

R315, I loved Sugar Babies when I was a young kid! Back then, I was addicted to donuts, candy, candy bars and bubble gum. My dentist nicknamed me "old timer" because my teeth always needed work. Despite bad eating habits, I was not overweight. I stayed skinny as a rail until early middle age.

R313/R302 I still have a pair of Levi's Dockers corduroys which had made a brief comeback several years ago and will wear them occasionally. They're durable and comfortable clothing.

[quote] Special K cereal, Teddy peanut butter, Saran Wrap

As already mentioned, these items have not become obscure. I routinely buy both Saran Wrap and Teddy peanut butter (and I always see Special K in the cereal aisles) and they're all available at just about any supermarket chain anywhere in New England.

by Anonymousreply 318January 13, 2022 6:58 PM

Anyone who listed Special K must never shop the cereal isle or is an Aldi shopper.

by Anonymousreply 319January 13, 2022 7:16 PM

King Vitamin cereal with the old king on the box

by Anonymousreply 320January 13, 2022 7:17 PM

Aydes candy

by Anonymousreply 321January 13, 2022 8:41 PM

Ayds dammit

by Anonymousreply 322January 13, 2022 8:42 PM

you would know, r322!

by Anonymousreply 323January 13, 2022 8:47 PM

Hubba Bubba chewing gum

by Anonymousreply 324January 13, 2022 8:49 PM

Bubblicous bubble gum

by Anonymousreply 325January 13, 2022 9:08 PM

[quote] Clearly Canadian

I remember I used to see the products at various grocery store chains for a long time. The last time Clearly Canadian products was at a World Market a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 326January 13, 2022 9:54 PM

Any cigarette that hasn’t been discontinued that isn’t a variation of Marlboro, Camel, or Newport.

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Now

Carlton

Benson & Hedges

Tareyton

Merit

True

Vantage

by Anonymousreply 327January 13, 2022 10:49 PM

Habitant Soup

by Anonymousreply 328January 14, 2022 12:31 AM

Camay

by Anonymousreply 329January 14, 2022 1:13 AM

Life alert is a lifesaver to keep me out of assisted-living

by Anonymousreply 330January 14, 2022 1:23 AM

I drank a lot of Red Dog Beer in the 90s, when the brand was available everywhere and advertised on television. It’s still produced, but pretty obscure now.

by Anonymousreply 331January 14, 2022 2:08 AM

R329- Camay the beauty cleanser for your beautiful complexion.

by Anonymousreply 332January 14, 2022 2:20 AM

Sealtest Ice cream

Thread closed

by Anonymousreply 333January 14, 2022 2:25 AM

[quote]Sauve shampoo

Suave has plenty of advertising in the MSM, it is not obscure.

by Anonymousreply 334January 14, 2022 3:17 AM

Agree shampoo is apparently still made (but “reformulated”)

Signal mouthwash

by Anonymousreply 335January 14, 2022 3:49 AM

Bactine

B&M Canned Bread

Zarex

Menudo (?)*

by Anonymousreply 336January 14, 2022 4:23 AM

Methylsulfonylmethane?

by Anonymousreply 337January 14, 2022 5:14 AM

Do old people still take Geritol? They advertised it constantly on TV when I was a kid and everyone was aware of it as a product. I can’t remember seeing a Geritol commercial for decades now.

by Anonymousreply 338January 14, 2022 6:24 AM
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