Friday, January 23, 2015

From the snack aisle: Cajun Spice Ruffles

Product: Cajun Spice Ruffles
Company: Frito-Lay
Years: 1986-???

Who remembers these? I sure as heck didn't, when alert reader Gerald Logue emailed me and said "What about Cajun Spice Ruffles?", to which I was like "Cajun Spice Ruffles? Now you're just making stuff up!", to which Gerald was all like "Un-uh - they're real!", and I was like "No they're not"................this went on for days.
Finally, I remembered Gerald had said something in the initial email about Justin Wilson, the Cajun Cook, so I looked it up.........and holy s%*t, I found the commercial on Youtube, and bam, I remembered. (Well, I remembered the commercial, anyway....) Justin Wilson was the pitch person for these delicious, Cajun flavored chips.

Justin Wilson was from Southern Louisiana. He was a cook, a recording artist, a writer, a humorist, and best known for his catch phrase: "I gar-on-tee!

In the mid 80's, Cajun cooking was all the rage (much in the way Sriracha is today). Every brand of chips and snacks around this time had to have a cajun flavor, and Ruffles had a hit on their hands with their version. Problem is, like every other fad, people lost interest pretty quick, and these chips were discontinued after only a few years.

I do now remember liking these back in the day....I've always been a sucker for new potato chip flavors, and Cajun Spices have that kick I dig.

So if someone starts a petition to Ruffles to bring these back, I'd gladly stand in line to sign it.

I gar-on-tee!*

*Yep. I went there. It's been a long week, cut me some slack. He's dead, I hope he doesn't sue me for catchphrase infringement. Is that even a thing? I mean, I could spell it a little different, then it should be ok, right? Right???

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Expired Coupon Daze: Nutrament Energy Food (1970)

Sorry, you're about 45 years too late to get this AWESOME Zodiac Necklace. It's a shame, too....would have looked nice with your unbuttoned butterfly collar shirt and hairy chest.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Years!

From all of us here at Gone But Not Forgotten Groceries (just me), we'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Years! Here's to another year of bringing you the best groceries from our past! 

(Doors will close 2 hours early today so our employees (me) can celebrate the, who am I kidding, I've been drinking since noon......)

"For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne."


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

From the Frozen Food Aisle: Birdseye Cool 'N Creamy Pudding

Product: Cool N' Creamy Pudding
Company: Birdseye
Years - Late 60s - early 70s

Recently I received an email from a reader/fan/ downright awesome person named Amy Bernstein-Feldman. She was inquiring about a product that she knew she remembered, but couldn't recall exactly what it was. It was a Cool Whip like Pudding from the 70's, but Amy couldn't figure out exactly what it was she was remembering.

So using my magical extinct grocery powers, I started to do some digging. And some more digging. And some more digging. I broke 3 shovels, threw out my back, and possibly uncovered an old indian burial ground, so there is a good chance I'm now cursed. But at last, I hit gold, and came across this product: Birdseye Cool 'n Creamy Pudding. It was a frozen pudding that came in a container very similar to what Cool Whip comes in today. You would thaw the pudding out, and it would be a rich, smooth consistency that was very different then other brand pudding that you could get in the store, and would last in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

It came in 3 flavors, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Butterscotch.

So it turns out that Amy wasn't crazy after all. The product did exist.

And the best part? The awesome 60's Commercials:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Expired Coupon Daze - Jell-O Pudding and Gelatin Pops!

Jell-O Pudding Pops & Gelatin Pops!
Coupon Expired - 6-14-1986
Could have saved a whopping .20 cents!
Bill Cosby has something he'd really like you to put in your mouth.
(Pudding pops......why, what did you think I was talking about?)
Milwaukee Journal Ad - 1986