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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 02:57 PM
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What product that is no longer on the market do you miss the most?
For me, it's the original Clairol Herbal Essence (remember the green shampoo) w/ the woodsy smell. God I loved it.
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mrboba1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 02:59 PM
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1. Sea Dog dogfood.
My old dog missed that when it disappeared.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 02:59 PM
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2. New Coke
I really didn't think it was all that bad. The old coke is fine, and I would not get rid of it, but I wish they had kept the new coke around longer. As I remember, it was phased out in the early '90's.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:55 PM
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33. I liked that, too.
I couldn't understand the backlash against it.
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 11:50 PM
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113. new coke was a 100%pure
upgrade from the original, original coke was just so seepd into our history it's immortal, if they had just sold both we'd probably still have it around today, i miss 4 things (2 of them toy tie ins, so sue me) #1&2 super mario chocolate bars and sodas #3 Crystal pepsi and #4 the really good cracker jack prizes
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:20 AM
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116. They still sell it
It's called Pepsi. Actually, Caffeine-Free Coke Classic is very much like New Coke, imho. I'm drinking some right now.
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Shadder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 02:59 PM
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3. Bonomo Turkish Taffy
Any flavor would do just fine.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:14 PM
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23. Chocolate only for me
but I think it would just pull my fillings out now.
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 07:50 PM
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62. Bonomo's!
vanilla here. didn't care for the strawberry, & the banana tasted terrible, but was fun to say...
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:55 PM
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82. OMG Bonomo turkish taffy. I haven't heard of it in years.
I remember the ad but being Canuck I never had the pleasure of trying -B-O-N-O-M-O :(
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:17 PM
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89. French Chews are a pretty good substitute for the big flat Turkish Taffys
that you could put in the freezer and then smash into a zillion pieces. Yum!
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:51 PM
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101. oh my god!!!!! i forgot about bonomo......whoa, i remember it... barely!
Thanks.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:00 PM
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4. Fresca with cyclamates. Hell, anything with cyclamates
They were tasty! And no worse for you (heck, prolly better for you) than evil aspartame.

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djeseru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:10 PM
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16. I was devestated.
I loved the original Fresca! This new stuff is nasty...
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:54 PM
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81. I'm drinking Fresca right now
what the hell? so I guess it must be a diet drink then

All this time I never read the label. I thought it was a regular soda!
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:57 PM
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83. Fresca still sold in Canada.
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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:00 PM
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5. Captain Crunch cereal with JUST the pink berries
bastards...
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:56 PM
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35. I never knew you could buy those alone
I guess I'm better off not having known :(
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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 08:37 AM
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135. not just the pink berries alone.
i meant the regular captain crunch with nothing but pink, as opposed to the blue and purple berries, which i hate.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:02 PM
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6. product
QUISP CEREAL

It was the best, with the blue martian with the beanie cap
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:12 PM
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20. you're in luck! quisp still exists according to this site (buy it there!)
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:34 PM
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29. Woohoo! Thank You!
n/t
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:59 PM
Response to Reply #29
84. Who says wishes don't come true.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 06:53 AM
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130. But, sadly, Quake has been forgotten...
.
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stevebreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:02 PM
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7. Bacardi breezer blue Hawaii
the used to make them with rum the switched to a "malt" type. The taste was never the same.
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fairfaxvadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:03 PM
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8. Lancome Immencils Mascara
Best stuff, ever. Can't understand why they took it off the market, it was very popular. Well, who knows, maybe they brought it back. Haven't been by their counters in years and won't be any time soon.

But damn, that a great mascara.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 07:18 PM
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57. Yes, I used it too. The best! What happened? nt
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Kid_A Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:04 PM
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9. Citra
It was a soft drink that Coke made about six years ago. It was a citrus soda that tasted like grapefruit and tangerine. It was delicious. Then they stopped making it. Now I am pissed.
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:07 PM
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12. Michelob Golden Pilsner and Pete's Bohemian Pilsner
Latrobe Brewing Company Bohemian Pilsner. Why doesn't America like Bohemian Pilsner?
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:06 PM
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10. Crystal Pepsi
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:07 PM
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11. Revlon Touch and Glow makeup
Edited on Mon Aug-23-04 03:08 PM by demnan
just a touch of moisturizer, no greesy feeling and not drying either. Good light natural coverage. It also came in good shades for my skin. All the Revlon makeup they make now is too yellow for me and the new kinds are either too drying or to heavy.
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loftycity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:45 PM
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32. Revlon's Absolutely Fabulous lipstick...the best!
Couldn't touch the same formula at the Department Store counter for $25.00 a tube.
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:00 PM
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86. Revlons constantly discontinues good products.
:grr:
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loftycity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 08:08 AM
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134. Revlon should really do the double check on their Marketing Department
They don't get it and that's why they are having a horrible time competing in the market place.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 06:45 PM
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52. Stila makes a good one
It's a tinted moisturizer, and I use it instead of foundation. They sell it at Sephora if you have one near you, or you can get it on Sephora.com.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:13 PM
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71. Try the clean and clear morning burst moisturizer.
Its great. Takes just a small amount AND it has sunscreen in it. I love it.
Duckie
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djeseru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:07 PM
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13. Oh my yes.
I loved the original Herbal Essence shampoo. Even spent one summer on a fruitless search. :-(

I miss The Sponge too.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:08 PM
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14. I liked that one too... How come Clairol changed it?
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djeseru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:22 PM
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26. I wish I could understand
marketing sometimes, I don't know why they changed it! Betcha with all the 70's retro stuff they're re-introducing they could bring it back.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:15 PM
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72. It was tanking...
THen they started the new ad campaign with the organic experience, and sales skyrocketed. Saw something on Discovery or something about kitchy ad campaigns.
Duckie
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:08 PM
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15. pet rocks
mine died....
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:10 PM
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17. Did You Water It?
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:33 PM
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28. yes, but
my sister overfed it on pebbles while I was at camp
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:11 PM
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18. Ooooooooooh!
Hershey's raspberry chocolate chips. To die for!

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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:11 PM
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19. Salvo detergent is one that comes to mind.
For those of you too young to remember, it was a detergent that was in solid form. You got a box of solid "tablets"--shaped kind of like bars and about the same size. I liked them because if you went to the laundromat you could just take how ever many tablets you needed, rather than lug a big bottle or box or pay a fortune for the little boxes they sell at the mat. And no worry about spilling anything, which was good if you were a klutz like I can be. So I'd even like having them now that I do laundry at home. Plus it cleaned great.
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searchingforlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:36 PM
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30. I miss SALVO too
Also "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific" shampoo and creme rinse.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 05:48 PM
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42. Ooohh, I forgot about that.
Didn't they smell great?
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 05:50 PM
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45. Meant to say "bars of soap"
They were about the same size and shape as an oval bar of soap, like Dove.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 07:02 PM
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55. I think Tide is sold in pellet form
One pellet per load. But Salvo was really good.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:15 PM
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73. You can get wisk like that too...
Makes me break out, but you might like it.
Duckie
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:13 PM
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21. Nescafe Chocolate Macadamia Nut Gourmet Coffee
It was made exclusively for K-Mart, and believe it or not, it was the best damn flavored coffee I've ever had. Sadly, when K-Mart filed Chapter 11, Nescafe discontinued their product line. My wife called Nestle to complain that it was missing (that's how we found out it was an exclusive that was discontinued.) :(
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:14 PM
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22. Jarts
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 06:52 AM
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129. I have a set...
When I bought my current house, the previous owners left them behind. I'm keeping them hidden because my kids (6 & 10 years old) would probably be tempted to have a series of "accidents" with them.
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gWbush is Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:17 PM
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24. yogurt covered fruit snacks
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:21 PM
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25. Sugar Jets cereal, Hires rootbeer, Ipana toothpaste
Bonomo's Turkish taffee, pizza-flavored ketchup, Land's End rain shoes, Forever Yours candy bars, Elusive perfume.
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:23 AM
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117. We still have Hires root beer here
It can be hard to find, though.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:31 PM
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27. Matilda Bay Wine Coolers
In the 2 1/2 gallon dispensers that you just slip into the fridge.

Man, those were the best.

:9
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:40 PM
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31. Do-Nuts cereal
Girder and Panel sets
Choco-Lite
Name Droppers
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 03:55 PM
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34. Girder sets
I loved those as kid.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 04:15 PM
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36. PhisoHex
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 05:57 PM
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49. You must be from my generation!
I loved Phisohex! Wasn't it great for acne? Then they took it off the market because it supposedly had something in it that could do I forgot what. Cause cancer maybe? I don't remember. But the Phisoderm that replaced it sucked.

I also remember something else. The Nuetrogena shampoo in a bar form. Another bar product I liked. If you went to the public pool (I grew up in NYC) or beach it was nice and portable and no worry of spilling it.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:04 PM
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63. I'm 44... And YES... It was great for skin care and reducing...
acne outbreaks. It was taken off the market because the hexachlorophine (sp?) caused birth defects? or was harmful to infants?

I'm not sure exactly what it was that was so horrible, but I do recall that it was something to do with infants. (Which annoyed me because we had NO INFANTS in our home.)

-- Allen
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 06:21 AM
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128. Oh, yes, now I remember.
The hexachlorophine. When I was using it I was around 12-13--somethng like that. We had no babies in the house at the time either. I am 46 by the way.

:hi:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 07:08 PM
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56. You want pHisoHex? I'll get you pHisoHex!
http://www.drugstore.com/pharmacy/prices/drugprice.asp?...

They never quit selling it--they just moved it to the "professional line" and supposedly only sell it to healthcare facilities.

And you're right, pHisoDerm sucks.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:09 PM
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66. WOW... It's EXPENSIVE!!! $40 for 16 ounces.
But since you don't need much... I guess it would last a long time. The cost PER USE goes down to a reasonable amount.

-- Allen
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:51 PM
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80. They're trying to dissuade people like us from buying it
Hospitals can put it down as an ordinary and necessary cost of doing business. We can't.
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:28 PM
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92. OMG...
...that's what I was going to say!

My son has a porblem with his skin....I would kill (okay, maybe not kill) for a bottle.

Cheers,
Kim :toast:
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:51 PM
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111. The PhisoHex bottle was a shade of green that screamed "death to zits!"
Edited on Mon Aug-23-04 10:52 PM by rezmutt
I remember it well.
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mrboxers Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 04:15 PM
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37. Pop Rocks
They are still out there but hard to find. I think like only dollar stores seem to sell them anymore lol.

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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 05:50 PM
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44. the guy that invented them just recently passed away
he was also the inventor of Tang :-)
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:11 PM
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69. ...with a BIG smile on his face...
:evilgrin:
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:18 PM
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74. Candyopolis still carries them.
and you can occasionally find them in convenience stores.
Duckie
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 04:28 PM
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38. This one is weird but.......
Soft and Fade. I got some jeans that were just too blue, and that stuff used to work great. It's nowhere to be found now.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 04:29 PM
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39. Little Debbie Easter Puffs
I loved those and looked forward to them every Easter; I didn't even care about the weird looks people gave me when I bought them. I haven't seen them for several Easters now. :-(
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 04:34 PM
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40. Quisp cereal
I can't believe I was the first to mention it.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 04:37 PM
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41. Check #20 N/T
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 05:49 PM
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43. Orbitz (the drink)
It didn't taste very good, but it was awesome.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 05:51 PM
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46. Josta
soda from Pepsi. I loved that shit!
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 05:54 PM
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47. Buc-Wheats
Edited on Mon Aug-23-04 05:55 PM by lazarus
Fantastic cereal with an unfortunate name. Supposedly used actual buckwheat, it was in the form of a wheat flake (kinda like Total or Frosted Flakes), but instead of frosting it had a sweet maple coating. Really delicious.

Another one I've seen only once, way back in 1988. Bubba-Yum bubblegum flavoured soda.

Surprisingly good. It wasn't cloyingly thick and sweet, as you'd imagine. Light, clean, crisp, with that neat old fashioned bubble gum flavour. Not something I'd drink two litres of, but a nice change up in the sodas in the fridge.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 05:54 PM
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48. Pillsbury egg and cheese scramblers.
I am a vegetarian and all of the scramblers had either bacon or ham. But the egg and cheese scramblers were delicous, and now Pillsbury has stopped making it. I mean, that pisses me off because not everyone eats mean.
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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 06:00 PM
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50. Teenage Girls
they say I'm too old!
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 06:03 PM
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51. Cuban Cigars

Available just about everywhere else in the world, but not here (at least not legally)since 1962, due to that stupid, outdated, ineffective embargo which, in the long run, just works in Castro's favor.

I still manage to get a few when I'm abroad; good stuff.....
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DemWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 06:50 PM
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53. Cadbury Whispa Bars...
whipped chocolate that was kind of the consistency of a marshmallow from Lucky charms wrapped in semi-sweet Cadbury chocolate... yuuum, yuuum, yuuum
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 06:53 PM
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54. Phen-Fen- Now don't freak out!
I have had an ekg and my heart is fine.
I lost 50 lbs in 5 months. It was willpower in a pill. It was a miracle. I saw a doctor once a week where they took blood pressure and blood.

I am so mad it is off the market. Damn trial lawyers!!!
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 11:59 PM
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114. AMEN!! You and me both!
It's the only thing that worked for me and it was wonderful. My Dr. said it was a shame they did what they did to it as the actual percentage of people who had problems with it was miniscule compared to the number of deaths/problems with things like Tylenol and Aspirin.

I would take it again immediately if it were available.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 07:29 PM
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58. Snapple soda pop
The clear cola was my favorite.
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masmdu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 07:39 PM
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59. Space Food...Tubes of gunk popluar in the 70's because astronauts ate em.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:18 PM
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90. I remember that taste vividly!
Yuck. But different, that's for sure.
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 07:41 PM
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60. Payday
candy bars.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:07 PM
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64. MMMmmm...Chocolate covered Paydays!
I remember those
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:20 PM
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75. They stopped making them?!
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:43 PM
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76. I know that I've seen them recently
I suppose it is possible that it was the last of the stock, but I know that I've seen them in the past month.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 06:54 AM
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131. They're in the vending machine in my building...
Payday's are alive and well
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:48 PM
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77. Stove Top Supper Bakes
Edited on Mon Aug-23-04 08:49 PM by Nikia
If anyone knows if they still make these, let me know. They've disappeared from every grocery store, including Woodman's (for those of you familiar with it), over the past year or so. I especially liked honey mustard stuffing bake and the cheesy chicken. The Campbell's Soup Supper Bakes and those all in one meals with the canned meat are inferior.
I know, I could buy stove top stuffing, some extra spices, and honey mustard sauce along with the chicken that I had to buy anyway and make my own. It was really good stuff though and very convient.

Sorry, I accidently replied to the wrong spot.
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Mrs_Beastman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:43 PM
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98. We still have some in our cupboard
from 2002.....saving them for the nuclear winter, I guess
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:49 PM
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100. I'm so jealous
Although, we have a couple of items that we've had for over a year. Part of the problem is that often my husband will go shopping without me and buy food. For some strange reason (He claims that the kitchen is too small for him at our place we have rented for the past 3 years), he very rarely cooks. There are some items that he buys that although I could stand to make them, I don't really want to cook them either. Donating them to a food pantry is always an option but it would be cool if there was some kind of non perishable swapping event. I'll trade you some Stove Top Supper Bakes for some Hamburger Helper.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:50 PM
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79. Jukes, honey, I can get them everywhere I go.
I'll send you some if you like. Seriously. PM me.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:20 PM
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91. Yup, you can still get this salty candybar n/t
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Baja Margie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:03 PM
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104. jukes,
Edited on Mon Aug-23-04 10:04 PM by Marjorie Grisak
You can buy them over the net at:

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/payday.htm

The only reason I knew about this little bit of trivia, is that we received a catalogue from Vermont, and they were selling old time candies. Anyway, there you go !




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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 07:48 PM
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61. Love's Fresh Lemon
spray scent. It was in a really phallic looking bottle, and smelled just like a lemon tree.

Love's also made a rainwater fresh spray scent that was also wonderful. Same shape bottle, though--what were they trying to tell us????
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:04 PM
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87. Talk about retro. Who didn't have a bottle.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:08 PM
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65. Blotter Acid
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:09 PM
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67. Jumpin' Jack Doritos.
Monterrey Jack cheese flavoured tortilla chips. Mmmmmmm.... :9
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:10 PM
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68. Jello Pudding Pops
God, I remember eating those with my grandma, and then poof, they stopped making them. Bitches.
Duckie
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:58 PM
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102. they're back ! : Jello Pudding Pops
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YNGW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:12 PM
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70. Shake-A-Puddin'
Showing my age.
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:47 PM
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108. I remember that
:hippie:
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:29 AM
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118. Remember the jingle?
Shake shake shake a puddin'
Puddin' puddin' shake a puddinnnnnnnnn
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:49 PM
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78. TEAM Flakes breakfast cereal.
And I liked Herbal Essence, too.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:00 PM
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85. Thums Up cola
God damn motherfuckers at Coke finally killed it :grr: assholes

Apparently there are a few bottles floating around for a hefty price, but they stopped making it.

oh well, cane cola is close enough. You people who have never had soda made with cane sugar and just few other natural ingredients don't know what you are missing or what kind of poison you are drinking now.

corn syrup, aspartame, etc. will kill you
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:33 PM
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93. cornsyrup and artificial sweeteners will give you diabetes
and make you fatter than sugar, and gmos in corn syrup, you are probably supporting ADM...they also control most the soy products on the market (think VitaSoy)

i miss just the way shit was simple. now everything is just loaded up with unknown, unpronounceable CRAP
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:43 PM
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97. especially in the US
and we wonder why we are the fattest nation on earth. maybe...just maybe...the rest of the world may know better.

I saw this hilarious commercial. It talked about people around the world eating, drinking, and having more sex than Americans. Because what can kill you is speaking English!
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Used and Abused Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:05 PM
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88. Xenadrine
Not fair that we all have to suffer because a few folks can't read (and follow) instructions.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:04 PM
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105. I think ephedra should be legal
because I believe in the legalization of all drugs, but the times I tried ephedra products, I felt like absolute shit, worse than any drug. I've done a lot of cocaine (don't anymore) and never had side effect problems really. I can't say that about ephedra...oddly enough, I know other "drug" users who feel the same way about that shit.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:33 PM
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94. Two products
Essem keilbasa

and a leave-in conditioner made by Avon called "One Step"
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:34 PM
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95. OK soda
Edited on Mon Aug-23-04 09:35 PM by last_texas_dem
Anyone else remember this stuff? I only had three or four cans, but really liked the taste. It never even hit my hometown; I was visiting Austin for the summer ('95 I believe) and originally tried it from the hotel drink machines. I was surprised to never see it again, but after reading up on it later I discovered that Coke test-marketed it in a few cities but threw in the towel after it didn't get a great response. Apparently, it was supposed to be the "Gen X" soda or something along those lines, but that wasn't particularly apparent from its packaging; I just liked the weirdness of it.

http://home.pacifier.com/~ntierney/oksoda.htm
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 03:44 AM
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127. I loved that stuff
I drank it nonstop all through the summer of 96 (or was it 95?) Then it just suddenly disappeared.
I drank that Surge stuff for a while too(the stuff that looked like antifreeze or something) but they quit making that too.
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juslikagrzly Donating Member (646 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:41 PM
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96. I miss
the real Hydrox cookies, before they sold out to Keebler. Now they're just repackaged oreos.

Also, Bosco chocolate syrup. YUMMM the best

And Marathon candy bars. Caramel and chocolate is my all time favorite.
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stranger_with_candy Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 09:44 PM
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99. Jello pudding pops
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:01 PM
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103. they're back>>>>jello pudding pops.....

"varity pack" chocolate, vanilla and chocolate & vanilla swirl on sale at stop & shop this week $1.99
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stranger_with_candy Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:04 PM
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106. what ?!?!?!?!?!?!
i'll make sure i check next time i'm at stop and shop!!
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ilovenicepeople Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:45 PM
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107. STRETCH ARMTRONG
:wow:
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:48 PM
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109. Thingmakers and Creepy Crawlers
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 10:49 PM
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110. Unique Cat Food
I had a cat that wouldn't eat any other type of cat food and when they took it off the market she stopped eating for a few days and I had to take her to the vet.

We started giving her the little gourmet cans with real fish in them but she never liked them too much.
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 11:42 PM
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112. Perry's White Lightning Ice Cream
oooooooooohhhh i can almost taste it....super-dark dark dark chocolate icecream with white mint fudge stripes.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:00 AM
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115. 7-Up Gold
A cinnamon-flavored version of 7-Up. Looked like carbonated urine.
Only around during the late 1980's.


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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:31 AM
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119. old ovaltine
it didn't dissolve all the way and crunchy stuff floated to the top...now it's no different than anything else
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 07:56 AM
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133. That reminds me of PDQ
A freeze-dried chocolate drink that was simply the best.
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allalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:38 AM
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120. Xandria perfume
very spicy and deep
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:52 AM
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122. ah i was just thinking of 'blue grass' perfume the other day
i wish that were still around. can't describe the smell-powdery, i guess
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allalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:49 AM
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121. vermont country store catalog
may have some of the candies etc. you all are mentioning. They even have Tangee lipstick, which for you young types was THE 1st lipstick for young girls to start out on. Orange in the tube but turned pink on the lips. And has a wonderful smell. They even have Lifebouy soap. stuff like that.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 12:52 AM
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123. ephedra n/t
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 01:21 AM
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124. The Yugo.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 01:24 AM
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125. Holloway All-Day Suckers
Yum. It'd pull the fillings right outa your teeth.
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shimmergal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 01:25 AM
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126. Suave Green Tea fragrance shampoo and conditioner.
Only on the market about two years---disappeared (from here at least) within the past year.

Also lemon ice or lemon sherbet.

Third thing--I _really_ miss Replique perfume and cologne. It's a French product, I think, but used to be available in the U.S. with a little searching. Haven't seen it at all for quite a while. IMO, it's the most heavenly scent I've ever worn.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-04 07:54 AM
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132. Buitoni Instant Pizzas & Fizzies
I could live on Buitoni Instant Pizzas but alas the current Buitoni company says they never sold such a product. Must've been a different Buitoni.

Fizzies were what we were allowed to drink as kids instead of soda. They were like flavored Alka-Seltzers without the medicine and sweetened with cyclamates. We used to pop them onto our tongues, instead of dissolving them in water, to effervesce our saliva. Best flavors were orange and root beer.
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