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

Friday, December 5, 2014

From the Misc. Products Aisle: Tickle Anti-Perspirant

Product: Tickle
Company: Bristol Myers
Years: 1977-1984

Phallic shaped packaging - Check.

Sexual innuendo for a tagline - Check.

Weird Commercials with attractive women laughing continuously - Check.

This product had it all. It had the sexually charged 70's, wrapped up with very era specific package design, wrapped up with a dirty sounding tagline, wrapped up with commercials that make you blush, wrapped up with beans, lettuce and cheese in what I like to call a "Holy Crap, This Product is Amazing" Burrito.

It came in 4 scents, or as my wife hates when I say it, flavors: Herbal , Floral, Citrus, and Unscented.
Besides the obvious, well, um......shape of the "package", the ads for this product cleverly referred to this as the antiperspirant "With the big, wide ball", to which all the girls start to laugh.

The commercials are a whole new level of bonkers, and they were actually voted the worst commercials of 1977. Check em out:

Sex sells, but who's buying? Well, a few years ago a new Tickle stick (now THAT sounds dirty...) sold on Ebay for over $100. Some guy found it when cleaning out his parents bathroom cupboard, and now that guy is rich! Ok, maybe not rich, but he sold a deodorant shaped like a you know what to somebody who wanted to check out it's big wide ball, and that my friends, is pretty f-ing rich.