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Old 01-12-2015, 08:24 PM
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Here let us commemorate memorable foodstuffs taken off the market too soon. They were too delicious to live.

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Emerald Nuts Party Mix.

Peanuts, purple potato chips, and pretzels balls all soaked in Worcestershire sauce. Such savory goodness...

Royal Crown Premium Draft Cola
Made with cane sugar long before Pepsi even thought about throwing anything back. Bliss in a 12 oz bottle. I understand though, you can still find it in Australia, New Zealand and France.

Anyone else lamenting a lost foodstuff?
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:57 PM
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Crystal Pepsi. The gold standard of lost-forever nostalgic soft drinks.

I think I only had it once and don't remember what it tasted like or even liking it all that much. I'm just a 90's Kid™ and have to yearn for it. I think I signed a contract.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:00 AM
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Crystal Pepsi tastes like Pepsi without the brown
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:16 AM
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Generally the five-second rule holds firm. Depends on the surface, distance of the drop, number of full rolls.

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Old 01-13-2015, 05:46 AM
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Old Dutch Kettle Cooked Caramelized Onion and Smoked Gouda Chips.

I pine for these.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:16 PM
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Snyder's of Hanover Steak & Grilled Onion Potato Chips
Made with dark sorcery, I'm sure.
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:08 PM
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Grape Newtons
The best alternate filling in the Fig Newton line.

Planters Cheez Balls
My childhood favorite. No other cheese snack has the right flavor and consistency to replace these. They're either too dense (regular Cheetos) or too poofy (Jax, Cheese Doodles). The closest I've found was the generic cheese balls at Walgreens, which are acceptable but the flavor is too strong.

Cheetos PAWS
The other baked cheese snack I liked. Haven't seen these in years, and none of the current Cheetos varieties are similar.
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:50 PM
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Hydrox The original sandwich cookie
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:49 PM
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Hydrox The original sandwich cookie
It's an important marketing tip that you should not make your delicious confection sound like it's an industrial-strength cleaning agent.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:09 PM
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Planters Cheez Balls
My childhood favorite. No other cheese snack has the right flavor and consistency to replace these.
Word. Also, Nabisco Bacon Crackers. Actually, I'm surprised they haven't been resurrected with the whole bacon thing. (Of course both of those items probably contained trans fats so they can't come back. )

The Priazzo.

Whatchamacallit candy bars - without caramel!

Hardee's roast beef.

Tato skins.

OK, prety much everything I ate in the 80's.

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Apparently they were supposed to be reintroduced but I guess that didn't happen.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:02 PM
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It's an important marketing tip that you should not make your delicious confection sound like it's an industrial-strength cleaning agent.
Dang, Octo. Recycled humor? I am dissapointed.

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Tato skins.
Do you mean the chips by Keebler or potato skins that weren't actually half a spud? Either is fine.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:18 PM
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I will never tire of banging the drum for Ben & Jerry's Cool Britannia - Vanilla ice cream with strawberries and fudge covered shortbread.

So fresh, so clean, so long...
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:42 AM
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Dang, Octo. Recycled humor? I am dissapointed.
It's better for the environment.
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:32 AM
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:36 AM
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Trader Joe's used to carry a seafood Newberg in a crispy filo pastry. It was amazing and now it's gone.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:37 PM
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This happens to me all the time. In any given line of flavors I will find a favorite, and inevitably it will be the only one that gets discontinued, breaking my stomach's heart.

Snyder's of Hanover has a line of hard pretzel bites that used to include a "New York Deli Style" flavor. It tasted like a corned beef sandwich on rye, but in crunchy pretzel form, and was too amazing for words. Apparently I was the only person who thought so, because they yanked it off shelves.

Annie's, that weird rabbit-themed macaroni & cheese brand you see in the organic section, used to have a Mild Mexican flavor a thousand years ago that was the most delicious thing. But again, because someone found out I liked it, it had to be destroyed.

Bananabix is/was(?) a weird variant of the British cereal Weetabix that for whatever reason was carried by a few local supermarkets just long enough for me to develop a fondness for it. Maybe it still exists across the pond? But it's gone from these shores forever. I still pine for it.

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Tato skins.
♫ Tato Skins got baked potato appeal
Something something something and skiiins that are real ♫

why in the blue fuck do I still remember that

Anyway I guess T.G.I.Fridays outs out potato skin chips that are kind of hard to find but extant. They aren't Tato Skins, no sir, but maybe they can be your Tato Skins methadone.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:05 PM
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Annie's, that weird rabbit-themed macaroni & cheese brand you see in the organic section, used to have a Mild Mexican flavor a thousand years ago that was the most delicious thing. But again, because someone found out I liked it, it had to be destroyed.
Omigosh, Annie's macaroni and cheese is the best. I don't remember this flavor. Was it anything like the spicy mac & cheese that's been showing up in various places lately? Kraft has chipotle and jalapeño flavors, and Chili's has an amazing southwestern macaroni and cheese sidedish.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:12 PM
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Maybe? I haven't tried those. Per the "Mild Mexican" name, Annie's version had just enough heat to tickle your tastebuds, but with a very flavorful blend of spices in with the cheese. So good. This would have been back in the mid-90s or thereabouts.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:24 PM
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This happens to me all the time. In any given line of flavors I will find a favorite, and inevitably it will be the only one that gets discontinued, breaking my stomach's heart.

Snyder's of Hanover has a line of hard pretzel bites that used to include a "New York Deli Style" flavor. It tasted like a corned beef sandwich on rye, but in crunchy pretzel form, and was too amazing for words. Apparently I was the only person who thought so, because they yanked it off shelves.
Snyder's used to have some real flavor wizards.
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Do you mean the chips by Keebler or potato skins that weren't actually half a spud? Either is fine.
I meant the Keebler chips. But the other option sounds nice.

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This happens to me all the time. In any given line of flavors I will find a favorite, and inevitably it will be the only one that gets discontinued, breaking my stomach's heart.
Does that just happen with food or with other things?

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♫ Tato Skins got baked potato appeal
Something something something and skiiins that are real ♫

why in the blue fuck do I still remember that
Because some jingle writer earned his pay way back when.

(Also, the second line is:
Because they're made with potatoes and skiiins that are real ♫

...

This is why I can't ever remember anything useful.)
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:31 PM
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I miss the Salsa con Queso Cheetos. Those things were perfect, spicier than regular Cheetos but not burn your mouth off hot like the actual hot ones. I used to eat those by the bag, because that was how they were packaged.

Also, the Fritos Ballpark Nacho chips are sorely missed. They perfectly captured the slightly spicy cheese sauce flavor of nachos you'd get at a ballpark as well as nailing the inevitable queasiness you felt after eating them.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:34 AM
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I miss the Salsa con Queso Cheetos. Those things were perfect, spicier than regular Cheetos but not burn your mouth off hot like the actual hot ones. I used to eat those by the bag, because that was how they were packaged.
I've never heard of these before, but after looking up pictures of them, I think these are basically the same thing as the Nacho Cheese Cheetos I mentioned in another thread, which I can STILL get up here. If they're not identical they're probably pretty close since I've had Salsa con Queso dip before and have thought it tastes an awful lot like the Nacho Cheese Cheetos.

I'm starting to think they must be Newfoundland-exclusive at this point or something. Maybe Atlantic Canada? Can one of our New Brunswick Tyrants confirm whether or not Nacho Cheese Cheetos are in the stores there?
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:01 AM
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Snyder's used to have some real flavor wizards.
Do they still have spicy buffalo wing? That shit astounded us in college by actually tasting like what it was supposed to taste like. We'd never experienced that before.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:42 AM
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Yes.
Yes, they do.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:17 AM
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Trader Joe's used to carry a seafood Newberg in a crispy filo pastry. It was amazing and now it's gone.
Ooooh, their turkey sausage strombolis in the freezer section. I still look for those every time I head into the store, even though it's been years.

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Annie's, that weird rabbit-themed macaroni & cheese brand you see in the organic section, used to have a Mild Mexican flavor a thousand years ago that was the most delicious thing. But again, because someone found out I liked it, it had to be destroyed.
Oh man, I could have lived on Annie's Alfredo and Shells when I was a kid. Their white cheddar pasta you can get these days is good too (it's a really good base for doctoring up, especially), but nothing will ever match that alfredo.

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Anyway I guess T.G.I.Fridays outs out potato skin chips that are kind of hard to find but extant.
I see them all over the place here. Mostly in vending machines, but a few larger bags in the stores too.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:49 PM
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Torengos
Reese's Crunchy Cookie Cups
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:51 PM
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I miss Oreo O's pretty much daily.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:08 AM
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that is NOT a crunchy cookie cup, sir
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Oh. Nevermind then. I never had the cookie cup one.
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