Products from when I was younger hard to find now

Posted:
in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
How many of you have thought about things that used to be available at the store when you were a child and today seem to have just vanished from ever existing.



I grew up in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and we shopped at several different grocery stores in those days but most often Safeway. When I was a child I remember we used the pancake /waffle syrup called Vermont Maid http://www.bgfoods.com/brand_vermontmaid.asp







Today it is hard to find I suppose as other national brands have played the game for shelf space and won the battles.

I also remember breath mints caled Certs and they just seem to have vanashed:

Remember these?







Now all you see are these:







Life Savers are now these huge things in bags which used to be smaller in rolls which used to actually taste good. Today I am not sure what they are made of but they are not what they used to be.



From this:







To this:







What ever happened to the original Dentyne gum which had that nice cinnamon flavor?



Remember this anyone?







Now all you see are these hard candy coated Dentyne Ice kind of gums sold in blister packs which have an entirely different flavor to them...







What ever happened to original Trident gum?







Now all we have is Trident White again sold in blister packs:







My family used to drink Maryland Club coffee



It does not exist today.



I just wondered if any of you all have seen things that you used to be familiar with as a child vanish in the last several decades.



If so please share your examples.



Fellows
«134

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 68
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
  • Reply 2 of 68
  • Reply 3 of 68
    I'm not gonna post pictures, but I can remember buying music on these things called 8-track tapes. I can't find them ANYwhere now ! All I can find is "CD's" and something called "MP3"....



  • Reply 4 of 68
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    everything went eXtreme a few years ago.





    That "maple" syrup you used to buy was probably high fructose crapola all along.
  • Reply 5 of 68
    tulkastulkas Posts: 3,754member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post


    I'm not gonna post pictures, but I can remember buying music on these things called 8-track tapes. I can't find them ANYwhere now ! All I can find is "CD's" and something called "MP3"....







    Wacky Packages...but I am old

  • Reply 6 of 68
    after a quick google I found them, but it's just not the same as getting a nickel from your mom to get five "2-packs" of original Chiclets at the corner drug store/ fountain.
  • Reply 7 of 68
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    I used to love these:







    And these







    and this







    I'm having trouble finding the bubble gum heroin needles and the fruit juice in beer bottles I used to know and love.
  • Reply 8 of 68
    What about huge clothing brands that totally disappeared?



    Ocean Pacific surfwear?

    Jordache Jeans?

    Vuarnet sunglasses?



    Someone was a moronic CEO somewhere.
  • Reply 9 of 68
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tonton View Post


    What about huge clothing brands that totally disappeared?



    Ocean Pacific surfwear?

    Jordache Jeans?

    Vuarnet sunglasses?



    Someone was a moronic CEO somewhere.



    Heh. Ocean Pacific.



    Members Only?



    Spuds Mackenzie shirts?
  • Reply 10 of 68
    Good lord you're old...
  • Reply 11 of 68
    spindlerspindler Posts: 713member
    There was this product called Tuna Twist that you put on tuna fish. It was seasonings and stuff. I really liked it when I was 11 and can't find it anymore. But who knows, maybe I only liked it because I was 11 at the time and might not like it today.



    http://www.inthe80s.com/food/tunatwist1.shtml



    Oh, actually it looks like they had to take it off the market because it caused gastrointestinal illness! Oh well, so much for memories.
  • Reply 12 of 68
    jupiteronejupiterone Posts: 1,564member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tonton View Post


    What about huge clothing brands that totally disappeared?



    Ocean Pacific surfwear?

    Jordache Jeans?

    Vuarnet sunglasses?



    Someone was a moronic CEO somewhere.



    Horror of horrors.....Z Cavaricci pants. Those high-waisted abominations with the belts that had to be twisted and looped in just the right way.









    I had 2 pair

  • Reply 13 of 68
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tonton View Post


    What about huge clothing brands that totally disappeared?



    Ocean Pacific surfwear?

    Jordache Jeans?

    Vuarnet sunglasses?



    Someone was a moronic CEO somewhere.



    Ocean Pacific ... still going: http://www.oceanpacific.com/

    Jordache ... still going: http://www.jordache.com/

    Vuarnet ... still going: http://www.vuarnet.com/



    Obviously, none of these brands garner the sales that they saw in the past but they're still ongoing concerns. OP, in particular, still produce some fairly nice items.
  • Reply 14 of 68
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JupiterOne View Post


    Horror of horrors.....Z Cavaricci pants. Those high-waisted abominations with the belts that had to be twisted and looped in just the right way.









    I had 2 pair





    Heh. They're still around, too.



    If you thought that their high-waisted pants were bad, you haven't seen the insanely high-waisted jeans that a lot of the fashion brands tried to market last-year.



    I nearly laughed myself unconscious when the reps at the trade-shows were showing them to me.



    http://blogs.smarter.com/fashion/200...et-used-to-it/



    The photos in that article are only 1/2 the story ... check out this pair from Cheap Monday:



    http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2006...f_fashi_2.html



    Yeah.
  • Reply 15 of 68
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by midwinter View Post


    Members Only?



    Spuds Mackenzie shirts?



    Members Only ... hot among the hipsters and thrift-store indie kids.



    The brand was licensed a few years ago and staged a bit of a revival on the back of said hipster/indie kids. The new collections were pretty decent.



    Here's a link to the licensed collections: http://membersonlystyle.com/
  • Reply 16 of 68
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member
    Texas Instruments Speak and Spell







    Wow those were the good days!



    Check out this emulator: http://www.speaknspell.co.uk/speaknspell.html Click play and then when the page comes up turn on the Speak and Spell by hitting the "on" button on the top right of the virtual keyboard.



    WHAT FUN!!!







    Fellows
  • Reply 18 of 68
    I'm not exactly old yet, but I remember I used to be able to buy a certain kind of gum that I can't find anymore:





    The flavor only lasted for a minute and a half, but darn, it was good.
  • Reply 19 of 68
    dmzdmz Posts: 5,775member
    M-80s

    decent Black Cats

    Estes rockets -- that actually used balsa wood

    Vertibird

    Those red LED Texas Instruments watches (and only the rich kids got those)
  • Reply 20 of 68
    jupiteronejupiterone Posts: 1,564member
    Ah, the hours I wasted on this game.













    .....yes, *hours*
Sign In or Register to comment.