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Why don''t they make _____ anymore?

Fill in the blank and nominate a thing gone by the wayside that you wouldn't mind seeing brought back.

by Anonymousreply 38904/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 109/24/2010

Coke with real cane (not beet) sugar.

by Anonymousreply 209/24/2010

Noodles Romanoff

by Anonymousreply 309/24/2010

Cars with sweeping lines and fabulous fins.

by Anonymousreply 409/24/2010

[quote]Coke with real cane (not beet) sugar

This still exists.

by Anonymousreply 509/24/2010

For dialing the telephone with a pencil...

by Anonymousreply 609/24/2010

Heath Bar pie from the now defunct Micks in Atlanta.

by Anonymousreply 709/24/2010

Coke with real coke.

by Anonymousreply 809/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 909/24/2010

I miss that too, R3. Perhaps Betty Crocker got tired of being called a Communist noodle sympathizer.

by Anonymousreply 1009/24/2010

Frusen Glädjé

by Anonymousreply 1109/24/2010


by Anonymousreply 1209/24/2010

Jello Pudding Pops. Chocolate grahm crackers.

by Anonymousreply 1309/24/2010

[quote]Coke with real cane Wow! Lesbian Coke!

by Anonymousreply 1409/24/2010

Swanson Oriental Broth

Krunchers Jalapeno chips

Andes Toffee Crunch Thins (*sob*)

by Anonymousreply 1509/24/2010

Creepy Crawlers

by Anonymousreply 1609/24/2010

Friendship brand 1% Lowfat Cottage Cheese With Peaches. The Pineapple version does not compare.

by Anonymousreply 1709/24/2010

Evening in Paris

by Anonymousreply 1809/24/2010

Nesselrode pie.

by Anonymousreply 1909/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2009/24/2010

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.

Hydrox cookies.

by Anonymousreply 2109/24/2010

The sponge.

by Anonymousreply 2209/24/2010

Mother's Iced Raisin cookies.

Snyder's Chili Pepper ketchup.

Sugar-free Tang.

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.

by Anonymousreply 2309/24/2010

Bright yellow buckle down the front raincoats with matching visor hood hats.

by Anonymousreply 2409/24/2010

[quote]Sugar-free Tang.

It is available in the Dominican Republic, manufactured in Costa Rica.

You could probably find an internet source for it.

by Anonymousreply 2509/24/2010

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.

Oh well…

by Anonymousreply 2609/24/2010

Another vote for the old Special K.

by Anonymousreply 2709/24/2010

Count Chocula

by Anonymousreply 2809/24/2010

Dannon Frozen Yogurt pops. Coffee or raspberry yogurt covered in a hard chocolatey shell. So delicious.

by Anonymousreply 2909/24/2010

Without a doubt I'd kill for them to still make my favorite candy bar of all time....The Scrunch Candy Bar.


by Anonymousreply 3009/24/2010

Cotton bloomers.

by Anonymousreply 3109/24/2010

[quote]Evening in Paris

The Vermont Country Store claims to have it.

by Anonymousreply 3209/24/2010

Farrah Fawcett Shampoo- I loved it!

by Anonymousreply 3309/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3409/24/2010

Pink and yellow coloured t.p.

by Anonymousreply 3509/24/2010

YES to R30.

by Anonymousreply 3609/24/2010

Kobenhagen ice cream

Oral-B original basic toothbrush

by Anonymousreply 3709/24/2010

Formica with Frisbees.

by Anonymousreply 3809/24/2010

"Nesselrode pie."

r19, tell me about this. I've been looking for it but have never found it.

by Anonymousreply 3909/24/2010

Carnation Breakfast Bars.

by Anonymousreply 4009/24/2010

Marathon bars Chocolate Space Sticks Mr. Bubble The bathtub foam soap that looked like shaving cream

by Anonymousreply 4109/24/2010

Danish Go-Rounds. Way better than Pop-Tarts.

by Anonymousreply 4209/24/2010

Sara Lee frozen banana cake.

by Anonymousreply 4309/24/2010


You have not looked very hard for Mr. Bubble. It is not only made but fairly widely distributed.

by Anonymousreply 4409/24/2010

[R45] The original Mr. Bubble was a powder, sold in a box, dipshit.

by Anonymousreply 4509/24/2010

Tostitos Flour Tortilla Chips.

by Anonymousreply 4609/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 4709/24/2010

tan M&Ms

Ben & Jerry's "Holi Canoli" flavor ice cream

chewable wax lips for Halloween that had that marvelous sweet taste

by Anonymousreply 4809/24/2010

R48, those wax lips are still available. I've seen them advertised on sites that sell old-fashioned candies. Try googling for them.

by Anonymousreply 4909/24/2010

AYDS Diet Candy.

by Anonymousreply 5009/24/2010

Jello Spoon Candy pudding

Sidewalk Sundae ice cream bars

Body on Tap shampoo

by Anonymousreply 5109/24/2010

Aveeno shaving cream, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 5209/24/2010

Nescafe Ice Java Chocolate Mocha syrup.

by Anonymousreply 5309/24/2010

[quote]Pink and yellow coloured t.p.


by Anonymousreply 5409/24/2010

It's touching how deeply you bitches feel for your sugary, factory-made chemfoods. Just like Mom used to buy.

by Anonymousreply 5509/24/2010

Hairy Male Models

by Anonymousreply 5609/24/2010


by Anonymousreply 5709/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 5809/24/2010

threads worth $18 a year

by Anonymousreply 5909/24/2010

Stouffer's Chicken Parmigean. Incandescent light bulbs Supersonic passenger jets WNBA Teams

by Anonymousreply 6009/24/2010

Whip 'n Chill

by Anonymousreply 6109/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 6209/24/2010

Muguet de Bois.

by Anonymousreply 6309/24/2010

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6409/24/2010

Coke Black. Still available in Europe?

by Anonymousreply 6509/24/2010


by Anonymousreply 6609/24/2010

Crayola "Raw Umber."

by Anonymousreply 6709/24/2010

Shake Shake Shake-a-Puddin'!

by Anonymousreply 6809/24/2010

Yazoo Big Wheel Lawnmowers

by Anonymousreply 6909/24/2010

blueberry bubble yum

by Anonymousreply 7009/24/2010

I believe it was "burnt umber", r67. Or was that burnt sienna?

by Anonymousreply 7109/24/2010

Space food sticks

by Anonymousreply 7209/24/2010

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7309/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 7409/24/2010


by Anonymousreply 7509/24/2010

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7609/24/2010

Psssssssst shampoo

by Anonymousreply 7709/24/2010

Before Google there was Koogle

by Anonymousreply 7809/24/2010

movies starring eddie fisher

by Anonymousreply 7909/24/2010

Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo

by Anonymousreply 8009/24/2010


by Anonymousreply 8109/24/2010

get in shape gurrrl leggings

by Anonymousreply 8209/24/2010

Thomas' Date-nut Bread

Milkshake candy bars

by Anonymousreply 8309/24/2010

"Krunchers Jalapeno chips"

Still available, at least in the Chicago area.

by Anonymousreply 8409/24/2010

Sadly that's not true in the Houston area, R84. They haven't been available here in quite a while.

by Anonymousreply 8509/24/2010

Frosty Bananas.

by Anonymousreply 8609/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 8709/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 8809/24/2010

Hair dryers with a hose and vinyl cap attachment.

by Anonymousreply 8909/24/2010

Another vote for Hydrox.

by Anonymousreply 9009/24/2010

My family always bought Hydrox back when Oreos were made with lard.

by Anonymousreply 9109/24/2010

There used to be a novelty candy that came in a ball with candy on one side and a small toy in the other.

by Anonymousreply 9209/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 9309/24/2010

@ R3-I love noodles romanoff!!

by Anonymousreply 9409/24/2010

Pudding Pops!!!

by Anonymousreply 9509/24/2010

The Pierce Arrow.

by Anonymousreply 9609/24/2010

The Today Sponge. Tailspin by Lucien LeLong

by Anonymousreply 9709/24/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 9809/24/2010

[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.

by Anonymousreply 9909/25/2010



Caused hearing loss.

Drove entire families insane.

by Anonymousreply 10009/25/2010

pavlova mix - in the plastic egg

by Anonymousreply 10109/25/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 10209/25/2010

[quote]Stouffer's Chicken Parmigean

oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 10309/25/2010

Tuna Twist!

"I'm Sir Celery; I'm Miss Parsley; We are the onion twins!"

by Anonymousreply 10409/25/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 10509/25/2010

[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 comes from beets, the other from sugar cane?

by Anonymousreply 10609/25/2010

[quote]There is a difference between cane and beet sugar, one very important 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..

by Anonymousreply 10709/25/2010

Zap glass cleaner, it never left streaks.

by Anonymousreply 10809/25/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 10909/25/2010

R107 Beet sugar is nationally distributed and yes widely available outside of Minnesota. You were wrong. You are still wrong.

by Anonymousreply 11009/25/2010

Why don't they make Delaware Punch anymore? I loved it growing up.

by Anonymousreply 11109/27/2010

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

by Anonymousreply 11209/27/2010

[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.

by Anonymousreply 11309/27/2010

Great Shakes Renault Dauphine Nash Metropolitan Fizzies Rambler Marlin

by Anonymousreply 11409/27/2010

Lesbionnaire gowns. The ones that used to have Streisand in their magazine ads.

by Anonymousreply 11509/27/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 11609/27/2010

I make hummingbird nectar from sugar cane and from "granulated sugar" from sugar beets and the hummingbirds do not prefer one over the other.

by Anonymousreply 11709/27/2010

Lemon Coolers

by Anonymousreply 11809/27/2010

Lots of companies put out dry shampoo. Salon Grafix is the most common one I see on drugstore shelves.

by Anonymousreply 11909/27/2010

Entemann's Brownie Crumb Ring. The Bimbo Brothers bought Entenmann's (I kid you not) and stopped production of a lot of old favorites.

by Anonymousreply 12009/27/2010

candy cigarettes

by Anonymousreply 12109/27/2010

Orudis KT, the best over-the-counter pain reliever of all time.

by Anonymousreply 12209/27/2010

Yearn no more, R121:

by Anonymousreply 12309/27/2010

Safeguard soap with the old scent.

by Anonymousreply 12409/27/2010

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

by Anonymousreply 12509/27/2010

rose milk lotion. my mom loved it (she smelled so good), & sometimes i'd sneak some for myself.

by Anonymousreply 12609/27/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 12709/27/2010

The original Ivory Soap dishwashing liquid. It had a clean smell; the cloying, perfumed stuff they sell today is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 12809/28/2010

[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?

by Anonymousreply 12909/28/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 13009/28/2010

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 %0D Here in Arizona you can buy Mexican Coca-cola at many supermarkets. There is a large market for it here.

by Anonymousreply 13109/30/2010

Posting again to say how much I miss my favorite candy bar of all time...Scrunch Bar%0D %0D I'd pay $100 for just one more candy bar.

by Anonymousreply 13209/30/2010

Turquoise/sparkly round bubble gum called Sputnik.%0D %0D %0D ***And I loved NOODLES ROMANOFF. The crap they have now is awful.

by Anonymousreply 13309/30/2010

Why don't they make Delaware Punch anymore? I loved it growing up.%0D %0D ***Me too loved it. The only thing I've found slightly close to it is Welch's Grape drink (in a can).

by Anonymousreply 13409/30/2010

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 %0D ****Delaware came out of the machine in a glass bottle where as the concentrate you're thinking of was Hawaiian Punch.

by Anonymousreply 13509/30/2010

Muguet de Bois.%0D %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.

by Anonymousreply 13609/30/2010

Nyquil that I didn't need to whip out my license to get.

And, deep fried apple pies from Mickey D's.

by Anonymousreply 13709/30/2010

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 %0D *******As I remember it came in a tiny green garlic pod shaped glass bottle.

by Anonymousreply 13809/30/2010

Anyone else remember the candy/toy balls?They were egg shaped at Easter time and you often had to assemble the toy yourself.

by Anonymousreply 13909/30/2010

Dino Pebbles!

by Anonymousreply 14010/01/2010


by Anonymousreply 14110/01/2010

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 %0D

by Anonymousreply 14210/01/2010

Why don't they make good movies and TV programs anymore?

by Anonymousreply 14310/01/2010

R42, thanks for posting that link. %0D %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 %0D Of course, the first response would have been "Oh, dear" because of the typos and lack of capitalization. %0D %0D Someone else would have labeled it "lesbian drama."%0D %0D "Just smoke copious amounts of pot... Punch and delete..."%0D %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 %0D

by Anonymousreply 14410/01/2010

Movies starring Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine?

by Anonymousreply 14510/01/2010

Aw fuck, wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 14610/01/2010

the original peanut butter twix - the kind they have now is not the original and the original was better

by Anonymousreply 14710/01/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 14810/01/2010

[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.

by Anonymousreply 14910/01/2010

them like that

by Anonymousreply 15010/01/2010

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!

by Anonymousreply 15110/01/2010

why don't they make BUTTERNUT candy bars anymore? They are way better than snickers, IMHO.

by Anonymousreply 15210/01/2010

Marie Callendar's Au Gratin Pot Pie - excellent and nowhere to be found any more

by Anonymousreply 15310/01/2010

why don't they make Coca-Cola with real CANE sugar instead of Corn Syrup? Same goes for Dr. Pepper.

by Anonymousreply 15410/01/2010

Right, R154, or ANY sweet that is not made with HFCS.

by Anonymousreply 15510/01/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 15610/01/2010

Anyone ever have a KitKat Bar in Europe? Heaven. Totally different recipe.

by Anonymousreply 15710/01/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 15810/01/2010

Stouffers boil-in-a-bag cheese tortellini Alfredo with ham and peas.

by Anonymousreply 15910/01/2010

Why don't kids make ashtrays in Arts & Crafts classes any more?

by Anonymousreply 16010/01/2010

Funny Face drink mix. Chinese Cherry? Injun Orange? Goofy Grape?

by Anonymousreply 16110/01/2010

[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?

by Anonymousreply 16210/02/2010

R162, where did you discover The Count??%0D %0D What town?

by Anonymousreply 16310/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 16410/02/2010

[quote]Cake frosting mix in a box.%0D %0D I really miss this too, they made a great chocolate fudge frosting in a box.

by Anonymousreply 16510/02/2010

Pudding pops

by Anonymousreply 16610/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 16710/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 16810/02/2010

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 %0D oh, when dry erase markers first came out, lovely aroma.%0D %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 %0D teeny tiny toys which became deemed a choking hazard. i missed them as i got older.%0D %0D surprisingly, my brain still functions in jumps & spurts.

by Anonymousreply 16910/02/2010

Cool and Creamy, YES, r26! %0D %0D Also: Transistor radios. And any radio with a dial, rather than digital searchfunction.

by Anonymousreply 17010/02/2010

I'll second the Spoon Candy pudding--especiall the vanilla flavor.%0D %0D The original Herbal Essence shampoo%0D %0D Single Note body spray in White Floral Musk from Nordy's%0D %0D Soaps that were light puffs (like meringue) that came in a glass jar and you would crush them under the running water%0D %0D Toothpaste that was pill shaped and came in a space ship capsule dispenser%0D %0D Banana Wackies cereal:

by Anonymousreply 17110/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 17210/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 17310/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 17410/02/2010

Lemon cooler cookies can be had at I just ordered a case.

by Anonymousreply 17510/02/2010

[159] I'd forgotten that. One of the best frozen meals ever.

by Anonymousreply 17610/02/2010

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!

by Anonymousreply 17710/02/2010

[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.

by Anonymousreply 17810/03/2010

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 %0D I worked the neight shift and brought them to work with me. I loved the chicken cordon bleu.

by Anonymousreply 17910/03/2010

Tan Lines

by Anonymousreply 18010/13/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 18110/13/2010

real cocaine

by Anonymousreply 18210/13/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 18310/13/2010

A few of you mentioned Pudding Pops - I buy them all the time at the Shaw's in Somerville/Cambridge line.%0D %0D My miss list:%0D %0D Dark Chocolate Milky Way Ice Cream bars.%0D %0D Howard Johnson's ice cream - all the "chip" flavors: Chocolate chip, mocha chip and mint chip.%0D %0D Ice cream rolls: chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream rolled up.%0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 18410/13/2010

Movies starring Dearest Glenn.

by Anonymousreply 18510/13/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 18610/13/2010

Planter's Cheese Balls (in the big can)

Black Cherry Vanilla Coke

Kellogg's Caramel Nut Crunch

by Anonymousreply 18710/13/2010

diet cherry vanilla Dr. Pepper - one of the best diet sodas ever

by Anonymousreply 18810/13/2010

Can't find New York Seltzer in Seattle

by Anonymousreply 18910/13/2010

Black walnut ice cream doesn't exist in NY state.

by Anonymousreply 19010/13/2010

Those reusable vinyl wrappers that disguised beer cans to look like you were drinking a can of Coke or 7up.

by Anonymousreply 19110/13/2010

Stoned Corn Thins

Hagen Daaz Macadamia Brittle Ice Cream

by Anonymousreply 19210/14/2010

Snap poppers

by Anonymousreply 19310/14/2010

Those X-mas lights that looked like candles and had the water bubbles inside them.%0D %0D Tin foil x-mas trees, and THE COLOR WHEELS that went with them.%0D %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

by Anonymousreply 19410/14/2010


by Anonymousreply 19510/14/2010

They do, R195. I get it all the time at The Vermont Country Store whenever I'm visiting my relatives.

by Anonymousreply 19610/14/2010

Swiss Rolls

by Anonymousreply 19710/14/2010

chastity belts

by Anonymousreply 19810/14/2010

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

by Anonymousreply 19906/01/2011

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?

by Anonymousreply 20006/01/2011


by Anonymousreply 20106/01/2011

Alfredo krunchers they were the best!

by Anonymousreply 20204/20/2012

Howard Johnson's butter brickle (butter crunch) ice cream.

Burger Chef hamburgers

by Anonymousreply 20304/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 20404/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 20504/20/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 20604/20/2012

High Point Decaffeinated Coffee, it's the cawfee luvah's dreeeeem.

by Anonymousreply 20704/20/2012

"Swanson oriental broth"

I think they quit making that because the orientals didn't want to be boiled for broth anymore. Pity.

by Anonymousreply 20804/20/2012

Diet Sprite

by Anonymousreply 20904/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 21004/20/2012

Mickey Mouse ice cream bars.

by Anonymousreply 21104/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 21204/20/2012

R205- You read my mind. Both of those were great.

by Anonymousreply 21304/20/2012

Haagen Dazs dulce de leche and cinnamon were also wonderful. Don't know if they're seasonal or discontinued.

by Anonymousreply 21404/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 21504/20/2012


But not this re-made bullshit at the link.

by Anonymousreply 21604/20/2012

(Choward's) Violets.

Even if they did taste a little like soap.

by Anonymousreply 21704/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 21804/20/2012

Madonna hits

by Anonymousreply 21904/20/2012

TENAX hair pommade

by Anonymousreply 22004/20/2012

Jubilee kitchen wax.

by Anonymousreply 22104/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 22204/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 22304/20/2012

Chocodiles with chocolate cake instead of Twinkie cake.

by Anonymousreply 22404/20/2012

Wax Candy

by Anonymousreply 22504/20/2012

Secure pensions you could live on.

by Anonymousreply 22604/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 22704/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 22804/20/2012

Jovan Grass Oil, cologne for men.

by Anonymousreply 22904/20/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 23004/20/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 23104/20/2012

R228, are you talking about Neutrogena Instant Nail Enhancer? I still have a little bit left in a tube.

by Anonymousreply 23204/20/2012

Yes, R232. It was great. The matte, not the pearl finish.

by Anonymousreply 23304/20/2012

Ranch-flavored Gardetto's. *drool*

by Anonymousreply 23404/20/2012

All-American variety shows like Sonny & Cher, The Carol Burnett Shows, Donny & Marie, Pink Lady, etc.

by Anonymousreply 23504/20/2012


by Anonymousreply 23604/20/2012

"Colored only" water fountains.

by Anonymousreply 23704/20/2012

Good college restrooms. The ones in the newer buildings suck. Too small, too quiet, too bright.

by Anonymousreply 23804/20/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 23904/20/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 24004/20/2012

Independent bookstores.

by Anonymousreply 24104/21/2012

Why don't they make white Safeguard soap anymore?

by Anonymousreply 24208/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 24308/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 24408/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 24508/17/2012

Marathon candy bars. We used to keep them in the freezer and break off chunks.

by Anonymousreply 24608/17/2012

Kraft French Dressing like in the 80s with basically no calories but a strong taste.

Not country french or creamy french..

by Anonymousreply 24708/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 24808/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 24908/18/2012

Crystal Pepsi

by Anonymousreply 25008/18/2012

Mendota Springs sparkling water

by Anonymousreply 25108/18/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 25208/18/2012

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[citation needed]. The Yankees won the game, 4–2.

by Anonymousreply 25308/19/2012

Blueberry Bubble Yum

by Anonymousreply 25408/19/2012

I've seen pudding pops at ALDI, but they seem to be seasonal.

by Anonymousreply 25508/19/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 25608/19/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 25708/19/2012

That cherry soda sounds good.

by Anonymousreply 25808/19/2012


by Anonymousreply 25908/20/2012

Canfield's Diet Chocolate Soda

by Anonymousreply 26008/20/2012

yes R260. Is Canfield still around? Haven't thought about that in years.

by Anonymousreply 26108/21/2012

Mars bars- the real kind with almonds in them

Heavenly Hash ice cream- rocky road is not the same!

3D Doritos

Agree and Halsa Shampoo (Agree is now sold in the dollar store but is a totally different shampoo)

NY Seltzer

Whitney's Apple and Raisin Yogurt

by Anonymousreply 26208/21/2012

B & M baked beans

by Anonymousreply 26308/21/2012


by Anonymousreply 26408/21/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 26508/21/2012

Tuna Twist for making tuna salad.

by Anonymousreply 26608/21/2012

R21 I loved those Pop-Tarts-still dream about them. God they were great!

by Anonymousreply 26708/21/2012

Jello Pudding Candy was so good back in the 70s. Wonder why they stopped producing it.

by Anonymousreply 26808/21/2012

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!!!!

by Anonymousreply 26908/21/2012

Ben & Jerry's Wavy Gravy

by Anonymousreply 27008/21/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 27111/13/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 27211/13/2012

My first thought was Dutch Apple Pop-Tarts. Then I realized that was me posting at R21. Not much has changed in two years.

by Anonymousreply 27311/13/2012

Dolly Madison "French Pastries". Also Anastsia confections famous "Fudge-a-gator"

by Anonymousreply 27411/13/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 27511/13/2012

Sara Lee frozen coffee cake, crumb cake, cupcakes, and brownies.

by Anonymousreply 27611/13/2012

Pepperidge Farms Orleans Cookies

by Anonymousreply 27711/14/2012

anyone for some Wishbone Green Goddess salad dressing?????

by Anonymousreply 27811/14/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 27911/14/2012

Tan m&m's

by Anonymousreply 28011/14/2012

Vienetta was wonderful. What happened to chicken tonight? We loved it.

by Anonymousreply 28111/14/2012

Why don't they make Tarzan movies anymore?

by Anonymousreply 28211/14/2012

Safeguard with Hex-o-chlor-o-phene.

by Anonymousreply 28311/14/2012

Ebinger's Blackout Cake.

by Anonymousreply 28411/14/2012

Lifebuoy Soap with the orignal scent.

by Anonymousreply 28511/14/2012

OP shorts.

the short ones that look so damn HOT!

by Anonymousreply 28611/14/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 28711/15/2012

Sara Lee German Chocolate Cake.

by Anonymousreply 28811/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 28911/15/2012

Is there a website where you can find things that aren't made anymore,perhaps catagorized by decade?

by Anonymousreply 29011/15/2012

Full size Dove Ice Cream bars

by Anonymousreply 29111/15/2012

Encore's swedish meatballs and the way hawaiian punch and cap'n crunch tasted in the 80's.

by Anonymousreply 29211/15/2012

Do they still make Sara Lee?

by Anonymousreply 29311/15/2012

Flaky Flix, those damn cookies were addictive.

by Anonymousreply 29411/15/2012

Melody chocolate cookies with sugar crystals.

by Anonymousreply 29511/15/2012

Clothes made in the US and Canada.

by Anonymousreply 29611/15/2012

Coke with real cane (not beet) sugar is sporadically sold at Costco. yes, it's from Mexico.

How about ANYTHING made in the USA?!

by Anonymousreply 29711/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 29811/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 29911/15/2012

Market Day Italian Dipper

by Anonymousreply 30011/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 30111/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 30211/16/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 30311/16/2012

Drake Cakes Swiss Rolls! They were the best!

by Anonymousreply 30411/16/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 30511/16/2012

Mystic Mint cookies.

by Anonymousreply 30611/16/2012

Twinkies, Sno-Balls, Ding Dongs, Suzy Q's, Fruit Pies, Donettes, Cupcakes, and Chocodiles.

by Anonymousreply 30711/16/2012

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.!!!

by Anonymousreply 30811/16/2012

Is there a site that shows all kinds of discontinued products?

by Anonymousreply 30911/17/2012

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...

by Anonymousreply 31011/17/2012

Dutch Mill Chocolate covered doughnuts.

in the 90's I used to scavenge Manhattan looking for them on every visit

by Anonymousreply 31111/17/2012

R301, Did Ayds diet candy actually work, or was it another gimmick?

by Anonymousreply 31211/17/2012

I never tried Ayds r312 but recall seeing the ads for them all the time until AIDS broke out.

by Anonymousreply 31311/17/2012

Why doesn't entenmann's make the individually wrapped brownies anymore?

by Anonymousreply 31401/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 31501/13/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 31601/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 31701/13/2013

Pepperidge Farm Mint Milanos. I only ever see regular Milanos these days.

Keebler Pizzeria chips

The pre-2000(?) scent of Pantene shampoo

by Anonymousreply 31801/13/2013

Lead paint!

by Anonymousreply 31901/14/2013

Tan M&M's. Hidden Treasures cereal. Orange sticks at See's Candies. Boxes to keep hamburgers from getting squished.

by Anonymousreply 32001/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 32101/14/2013

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....

by Anonymousreply 32201/14/2013

Caravelle candy bars and Kranks shaving cream

by Anonymousreply 32301/14/2013

Zero candy bars

by Anonymousreply 32401/14/2013

Size 30" jeans that fit me ?

Camouflage jockstraps.

Silk socks.

by Anonymousreply 32501/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 32601/14/2013

Caftans. Earrings.

Good poppers that aren't labeled "video head cleaner."

New adult bookstores!

Public mens' rooms with gloryholes.

by Anonymousreply 32701/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 32801/15/2013

No more blue plaques for London's personalities:

by Anonymousreply 32901/15/2013

Ombre Rose perfume

by Anonymousreply 33003/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 33103/13/2013

Italian popes.

by Anonymousreply 33203/13/2013

Cool and Creamy Pudding

by Anonymousreply 33303/21/2014

Manufacturing jobs so that the Midwest's main industry wouldn't be meth labs.

by Anonymousreply 33403/21/2014


by Anonymousreply 33503/21/2014

Jovan Grass Oil deodorant and/or cologne.

by Anonymousreply 33603/21/2014

Elegant Vogue Magazine Covers

by Anonymousreply 33703/21/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 33803/21/2014

Hai karate musk

by Anonymousreply 33903/21/2014

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!

by Anonymousreply 34003/21/2014

The the "original" Seven-Up. One of the ingredients was lithium.The slogan way back when was "Fresh-up with Seven-up."

by Anonymousreply 34103/21/2014

Welch's Fudge Bars

Milk Shake Candy Bars

Squirrel Nut Zippers

by Anonymousreply 34203/21/2014

New York Seltzer

The lunchables that had the little herb sauce packet

Hypercolor shirts

by Anonymousreply 34303/21/2014

Chef Boyardee make your own pizza kits

by Anonymousreply 34403/21/2014

Prince Matchabelli Summer Shower Body Splash

by Anonymousreply 34503/21/2014

Vita-Fluff Shampoo

by Anonymousreply 34603/21/2014

Tiny Tears Dolls

by Anonymousreply 34703/21/2014

Magnetic Rollers

Toni Home Perms

Aqua Net Hair Laquer

by Anonymousreply 34803/21/2014

good, clean Jim Nabors albums

by Anonymousreply 34903/21/2014

Red Barn Fried Chicken

by Anonymousreply 35003/21/2014

Zagnut Bars and Clark Bars

by Anonymousreply 35103/21/2014

Mister Softy Ice Cream Trucks

by Anonymousreply 35203/21/2014

Pixie stix

by Anonymousreply 35303/21/2014

Sunbeam Bread

by Anonymousreply 35403/21/2014

Green olive-flavored Philly cream cheese

Butter brickle ice cream

by Anonymousreply 35503/21/2014

Sweetheart Soap

Diaper Pins

Chapel Caps

by Anonymousreply 35603/21/2014

Milk in glass bottles, delivered to you door

Nordica Cottage Cheese

by Anonymousreply 35703/21/2014

Saddle Shoes

Penny Loafers

White Bucks

Dirty Bucks

Wooden Clogs

Squash Heels

Dr. Scholl' s Exercise Sandals

by Anonymousreply 35803/22/2014

Metrical shakes

by Anonymousreply 35903/22/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 36003/22/2014

those nail buffing kits with the paste so you could buff your own nails.

by Anonymousreply 36103/22/2014

Buckwheat cereal and Grrrranimals.

by Anonymousreply 36203/22/2014

Dynamite magazine.

by Anonymousreply 36303/22/2014

Crushed marachino cherry sauce for ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 36403/22/2014

Dusting powder with those big poufy powder puffs.

by Anonymousreply 36503/22/2014

Classics Illustrated books

Little Golden books

by Anonymousreply 36603/22/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 36703/22/2014

The original sno-balls with the cream filling and that stretchy coconut topped frosting.

by Anonymousreply 36803/22/2014

Glass Wax

Octogon Soap

FOHO -- For Oily Hair Only -- Shampoo

Glo-Kote floor wax

Easy Off Paste (the spray doesn't work as well)

Jello 1-2-3

by Anonymousreply 36903/22/2014

Adorn, Aqua Net, and White Hair Sprays

Serutan and Geritol

Williams Lectric Shave and Aqua Velva (by Mennon)

British Sterling

by Anonymousreply 37003/22/2014

Josta. Lived on it while I was in college

by Anonymousreply 37103/22/2014

PDQ milk mix

by Anonymousreply 37203/22/2014

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)

by Anonymousreply 37303/22/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 37403/22/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 37503/23/2014

The old Herbal Essence shampoo from Clairol. Oh I loved how it smelled.

by Anonymousreply 37603/23/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 37703/23/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 37803/23/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 37903/23/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 38003/23/2014

Twinkies had an actual shelf life of twenty years. What does that tell you about the power of preservatives?

by Anonymousreply 38103/24/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 38203/24/2014

strawberry milkshake poptarts

by Anonymousreply 38305/12/2015

Post Fortified Oat Flakes. Loved that cereal. I would eat bowls after school. Mom ate it when she was pregnant with me.

And I'm not the only one. There are web pages requesting it, but the owners of the recipe and brand don't care.

It would fit right in with the healthy cereals except much better tasting. I don't see the problem.

Maybe in some cereal-loving parallel universe, Jerry Seinfeld will bring it back instead of buying the next car. Hah.

by Anonymousreply 38405/12/2015

My 1st post on the lounge how about Dann on yogurt prune whip it was yummy.also snoods with sequins sewn on the fabric hid a bad hair day and was very glam

by Anonymousreply 38507/07/2015

Thank You Brand Pudding.

They say they make it but I can't find it.

by Anonymousreply 38607/08/2015

Hostess fruit pies. My favorites were lemon and chocolate. They had the characters from the comic strip "Peanuts" featured on the wrappers. I remember my mom would stop at a local Kroger's on the way to my grandfather's cabin, which was two hours away, and let my sis and I gett any snack we wanted. I always got one of those with a small carton of milk. I also miss the Barnum circus animal crackers. The top of the box had a a sort of strap that I used to place on my wrist as if it were a purse. (I know, Mary!)

by Anonymousreply 38707/08/2015

Why don't my parents make love anymore?

by Anonymousreply 38807/08/2015

Special K in the original shape

by Anonymousreply 38904/06/2017
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