10 May 2012

Stuff You Can't Get Any More

You know you're getting old when things you are used to buying simply disappear without fanfare. I don't mean big things like Pontiacs and Plymouths, I mean those everyday staples like.... Ah, with these you could pretend to be dad with a hangover..they looked just like Alka Seltzer. Plop Plop Fizz Fizz. There is an expensive re-crration of this product available on the net...I haven't felt the need to spend that much for something that wasn't all that great to begin with. It was more fun to put one in your mouth and emit colorful foam.  Those jello mousse cups have about the same consistancy,, but they are way too sweet. This stuff was almost as good as Whip N Chill.

  tasted a hell of a lot better than decaf coffee Kids today are afraid of a little foot impalement.

  Someone marketed a product with the same name a few years ago (maybe they're still around) but they lacked the look, texture, or taste of the original. In short, they were putrid. Not that the originals were all THAT great.

  Still the most popular beer in the UK, this hasn't been available in the US since 2002.

  They bring Quisp cereal back for special promotions every so often (it's just Captn Crunch in a different package), but long forgotten is Quisp's buddy, Quake. A mining disaster took him no doubt:(

  Swason - International - Polynesian Style TV Dinner Sweet and Sour Chicken and Pork, Vegetable Chow Mein, Roasted Rice in a Seasoned Sauce, Orange Tea Cake. These were delicious. There were other offerings in the series: The English dinner was fish & chips, the Italian had lasgana & spinach. This is the Swanson International dinner I could do with out--the german edition: Prunes..cabbage... my stomach rumbles at the thought

  More of a biscuit, really. Not salty. My uncle used to feed me these as a baby. Reportedly you can still get these in Canada.

This stuff would unsmear anything, and didn't leave a greasy "amorall" residue. This stuff smelled great!!

discontinued Jan 5, 2009. R.I.P.

 If you can think of anymore, please leave a comment.


  1. I've never seen Nabisco' Royal Lunch before up here in canada. Of course Nabisco doesn't really exist anymore being bought by Cristie then by Kraft (Unilever is the Parent of kraft I believe).

  2. Thanks for the info! There are several brands of crackers that people say are similar , but no one really makes them anymore, it seems.

  3. Fizzies are back and growing in popularity once again! Here is a link to a store locator where they can be found: http://www.fizzies.com/wheretobuy.php