Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by maynesG » 12 Jun 2008 17:46

Yes Hienz does own the Ken1 l ration brand. However they no longer make Ken!l ration Cans or PussN Boots products. The name likves on in Dog Treats, Cat treats and Dry Dog Food.

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by Toby Radloff » 13 Jun 2008 00:05

enginecapt wrote:
Toby Radloff wrote:"From the land of clear blue water...Hamm's, the beer refreshing!"
Wasn't it sky blue waters?
It was sky blue waters...it's been a while since I've seen those commercials.

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by philside92 » 17 Jun 2008 04:09

i just found an ann page brand tin of ground nutmeg in one of my cupboards. there hasn't been an a&p here (philadelphia) since 1982.

wonder when it was purchased, ha.

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Post by turbocsx » 30 Aug 2008 16:15

J-Mac wrote:How about Sunshine Bakeries products? I have a friend that is upset that Hydrox Cookies are no longer avaliable.

Ah well.

hydrox is back, in retro-packaging to boot! I saw it recently at a store. Not sure which,

i think Stop and Shop.

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Post by turbocsx » 30 Aug 2008 16:17

klkla wrote:One 'extinct' supermarket item I rewmember form when I worked at Mayfair Markets in the early 80's was the 'house dress' (also known as a mumu). Most supermarkets had a small section selling house dresses and cheap shoes. The dresses were brightly colored/patterned and usually worn by full figured women. The Mrs. Roper character on Three's Company usually wore a mumu. Thank god this product has become extinct!

bahaha, yeah, I used to bust on my brother for wearing cheap pathmark sneakers. I forgot about that till just now.

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by turbocsx » 30 Aug 2008 16:21

maynesG wrote:Did somebody mention Monk Fish? MonkFish is known as poor mans lobster and now sells for 9.99 lb and is now considered a week end only item in Acmes Butcher Block. i think you could be confused with pollock a cheap whitefish that is used for in Sea Food Chunks, lobster cunks and Sea Food Salads. Does any one remember Quake Cereal. Quaker made Quisp and Quake
They were the same cereal back in the late 70!s The Oats Company had an election so the public could vote wich one to keep.
i bought a box of quisp as king kullen last week.

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by BillyGr » 31 Aug 2008 19:43

philside92 wrote:i just found an ann page brand tin of ground nutmeg in one of my cupboards. there hasn't been an a&p here (philadelphia) since 1982.

wonder when it was purchased, ha.

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Don't forget that Super Fresh is an A&P relative which still exists in the Philly area (for now), so they might have had the Ann Page label after 1982. Now, when exactly they got rid of the Ann Page labels competely, I don't know (still probably 15 years ago ish, along with the A&P labels, in favor of the America's Choice).

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by TheQuestioner » 04 Sep 2008 03:40

Daniel wrote:They no longer make Sizzlean, either! "Move over, Bacon!"
Yeah, don't remind me... Sizzlean was my all-time favorite breakfast food. I have never liked "real" bacon, and I find turkey bacon to be a dry, flavorless substitute for Sizzlean. There were two varieties, the original was roughly 30-40% pork and the rest turkey, this came in the white package. They later had a brown package that was a similar formulation, but had beef replacing pork, I believe the same proportions as the pork-turkey one.

Sizzlean always seemed to be distributed in a spotty way, even in the early 80's when it was relatively prevalent, many grocery chains didn't carry it, and it seemed to never be in any stores in some regions. By the 90's it was renamed "Sizzling" (I believe due to strengthened FDA standards for what kind of foods could claim they were "lean") and had become rather scarce, it was in fewer stores and fewer regions. Sometimes only certain locations of certain chains carried it. The Pork variety seemed to almost disappear by the late 90's though I found a bunch of them once in 2003 in LA (with current expiration dates.) ConAgra (eventual owner/inheritor from Swift-Ekrich) finally stopped making any Sizzlean in 2005.

Suffice it to say I went to great lengths in the 2000's to get my Sizzlean fix, and when the end was near I got several dozen from a distributor. I actually posted an ad to Craigslist in various cities trolling for leads on where to get Sizzlean. Someone pointed me to this distributor, and I got as many as I thought I could get and still be able to eat them before they became inedible. I still have 6-7 packages in my freezer, one or two lost vacuum seal and "died" but most survived and tasted fine. I will probably eat the last of them over the next few months, as they are already almost 3 years old. The carcinogenic "Nitrite" preservatives seem to do their job well. By now I am probably in possession of the last Sizzlean in existence! (unless there are a few stray packages forgotten in the back of some freezers out there...)

I suppose considering how processed and artificial they are, it is just as well that they are no more, but I will never enjoy my breakfasts quite the same again. The closest thing I have found to Sizzlean flavor-wise is Spam, but I am not looking forward to having to slice up cubes of "pork" each morning, rather than slap down presliced "bacon." This is all probably TMI, but I saw that I was not the only person here who remembered Sizzlean, and I wanted to share my story.

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by philside92 » 04 Sep 2008 17:16

BillyGr wrote:Don't forget that Super Fresh is an A&P relative which still exists in the Philly area (for now), so they might have had the Ann Page label after 1982.
it would be hard for me to forget that superfresh still exists for the time being, because i work at one.

:)

i guarantee you though, that the tin in question came from an a&p.

and hydrox is indeed back:

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise (Mother's & Archway cookies)

Post by wrallen99 » 09 Oct 2008 00:00

Mother's cookies and Archway cookies just became extinct:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 13DQQO.DTL

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by romleys » 09 Oct 2008 00:27

Very Sad:(
Charles H:)

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by Daniel » 09 Oct 2008 09:30

That is lousy. I loved thier iced animal cookies!!!

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by enginecapt » 09 Oct 2008 14:58

No more Mother's Iced Oatmeal cookies? Oh nooooooo......
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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by Jeff » 09 Oct 2008 15:33

I loved the Cookie Parade!

You cannot get rid of the Iced Animal Cookies!
I need to go buy some at the market.

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Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Post by MarkWinston » 09 Oct 2008 23:10

I scored pretty much the whole stock at the Market St Safeway. They were out of Animal frosties on the shelf but I found some in a box above the shelves. Alas, in Halloween colors so I'm still gonna have to search out some originals...
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