Wednesday, July 22, 2015

VACATION! (It's all I ever wanted)

Sorry for the lack of posts, loyal shoppers. Summers get kind of hectic, with kids having baseball games, baseball tournaments, soccer games, soccer tournaments, the occasional trip to the pool, mowing the lawn, Remowing the lawn (need to get those blades sharpened), curing cancer, playing Scrabble, and the such. But don't fret, New shipments of forgotten groceries from our past are being loaded up on trucks as we speak (or as I type, and you get it......) and will be headed to the shelves of Gone But Not Forgotten Groceries soon. Summer won't last forever, so get out and enjoy it. I promise, new cereals, sodas, chips and snacks will be coming soon!

But for now, more of this vacation thing!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

From the Endangered Groceries List - Larry the Cable Guy Mac N' Cheese

I don't even know what to say about this.

Sometimes I see products in the store that just make me sad. This one....this one right here......this one made me extremely sad. When you go from the huge up and coming comic that everyone wanted to see....the one person everyone wanted in their movies and this: Having your own generic (it was in the dollar section, guys) Mac & Cheese (and strangely enough, doing commercials for heartburn medicine). Sometimes the fall comes quickly, and I hope Larry the Cable guy takes it all in stride (and stuck away a few million dollars on the journey.)

Git R' Done, Larry......Git R' Done.


Get it while you can, kids. I expect this to be gone REAL soon.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

From the Snack Aisle - Nabisco Snaps

Product: Snap Cookies
Company: Nabisco
Years: 70's - maybe early 80's(?)

Hope everyone is having a fun summer! I know I haven't posted much lately, as family is dictating most of my time. Kids are busy creatures, so I spend many of my hours at the baseball/soccer fields and traveling too and from the baseball/soccer fields. But enough about me, lets talk about NABISCO SNAPS COOKIES!!!!

You know what?

I don't remember these.

The boxes are WAY cool, and I imagine I was around (as in living, not fat) when these cookies were around, but I just plain don't remember them. They came in 4 flavors, Chocolate, Chocolate chip, Ginger, and Vanilla.

How cool are these?

Like I said, I don't remember them, but enough people do to create a Facebook page for them.

Yep, Nabisco Ginger Snaps have a Facebook page. (I'm pretty sure they would just send me annoying game requests, though, so I didn't friend them. No I won't play Farmville with you, Nabisco.)

Oh, shoot, I have to get my 12 year old to baseball practice amongst yourselves about these sweet treats from the 70's (and maybe 80's? Anyone know???)

If I could go back in time, these would certainly be on my list of must try treats.

Until next time, shoppers............enjoy your summer!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Expired Coupon Daze! - Planters Potato Chips (in a can)

Planters Potato Chips (in a can)

I fondly remember all the Planters canned snacks, like Cheese Balls, and Cheese Curls, but I missed out on the Planters Potato chips in a can. Which is a shame, because I've got this coupon...........

that expired.....

in 1975.......


Oh well, I've already got my favorite CHiPs, anyway....

Monday, April 27, 2015

From the Beverage Aisle: Aspen Soda

Product: Aspen Soda
Company: PepsiCo
Years: 1978-1982

Alert Reader Alert! (Wait, huh?) Loyal reader and all around standup guy, Mike Henry, recently sent me an email about a product we currently don't have in stock. That product was one that I hadn't heard of, which in a way, made me feel kind of sad. I like to think I know everything, based solely on my own observations of myself and what my mom tells me, and with two simple words, Mike brought me crashing down to earth.

Those 2 words were: Aspen Soda.

Wait, Whats this now? What in tarnation is Aspen soda? Are you making it up???


Mild depression set in for a few days upon realization that I don't know everything. I spent an entire week on the internets, learning about all the things that I didn't know, including but not limited too: Wombats (real), trigonometry (was pretty sure the teacher was making it up as he went along), and now, Aspen Soda.

Aspen soda was an "Crisp and clear" apple flavored soda created by PepsiCo in the late 70's. It was meant to compete with all the lemon lime sodas on the market, which there were many of. For some reason, though, there wasn't an apple flavored soda, and PepsiCo stuck a bunch of money trying to fill this void.

Turns out the reason was that apple soda really wasn't that good. I mean, it wasn't BAD, or just isn't something people really want a whole lot of. In the early 80's, Pepsi decided to rebrand this soda as Slice (another failed soda, for the same reason).

Then, Apple soda went away all together, like the wombats did.

(Correction, wombats are still around.)

Here's the Aspen commercial.

I can't believe this is a real thing. I die a little inside every time I watch this.