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Old 01-26-2017, 06:23 AM
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Time Machine Grocery List

I'm sure others have started threads on this same topic before, but I wasn't there at the time; though I could be if I got my wish, and then this thread would vanish as if it never had been.

If I had a time machine, I would go back and buy myself cartloads of a lot of things:

the original Joico K-Pak
corn flavor Australian Toaster Biscuits
5th Avenue bars, before Hershey bought them and ruined them completely
same goes for Cadbury Mini Eggs (the hard-shelled ones)
the original Riviera Minestrone
Campbell's Chili Beef soup
the original Ranch dressing. and some Roquefort dressing too, dammit!
butternut squash, back when they used to stain my hands orange from beta-carotene
the original Tripp black stretch jeans (way better-made, alas)
R.H. Philips Night Harvest Cuvee Rouge

I know there are more. I'll come back and rant when I remember them.

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Old 01-26-2017, 06:44 AM
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Faygo pop in the weird glass bottles they used in the '80s.
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:38 AM
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Rowntree Nutty Bars (they were a bit like PayDay, but the peanuts were different) - not for me - for my sister, who loves them so much I had to try to recreate them myself.

For me, I would grab a lifetime supply of candy cigars. They were like the little white candy sticks that used to be called candy cigarettes, but they were cocoa flavour, and bigger. I have looked everywhere for these and I think they're gone. (there are plenty of 'chocolate cigar' products that are not the same, but the chocolate candy sticks are nowhere)
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:08 AM
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The kind of fruit we used to get when I was a child, before they bred everything for looks and shelf-life rather than flavour.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:20 AM
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Regal Crown Sour Fruits. Although, just now, doing an internet search, I see the Sour Cherry and Sour Lemon are back. Not the sour Grape and Sour Orange, though.

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Old 01-27-2017, 12:05 AM
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Regal Crown Sour Fruits. Although, just now, doing an internet search, I see the Sour Cherry and Sour Lemon are back.

Thanks for the heads up- I just ordered the 24 count of cherry. I'm salivating already.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:57 AM
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Cuban Lunch (pictured next to Mr. Big, which still exist).
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:17 AM
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Get me some Spoon Candy.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:24 AM
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Entenmann's Fudge Iced Devil's Food Cupcakes
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:54 AM
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:30 AM
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McDonald's apple pies. The deep-fried kind. I'd try to get them raw so that I could freeze them and cook them upon demand, though.
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:34 PM
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McDonald's apple pies. The deep-fried kind. I'd try to get them raw so that I could freeze them and cook them upon demand, though.
THEY DON'T HAVE THEM ANYMORE??? WHA--?? Dang, those were good.

I'd go back to around 1970 and stock up on Big John's Beans & Fixins. The little separate can had chopped onions in a barbecue-tomato-y sauce. I don't know if they even sell this product anymore, but the last time I bought it (maybe 10 years ago) the little can just had a paste of some kind in it. Blech.

Also, small frozen button mushrooms... don't remember the brand-- Birdseye, JGG? My first husband used to do them up in a pan with butter and Worcestershire sauce. With an artichoke, a gin & tonic, watching the original Upstairs Downstairs (c. 1973), a nice evening. Of course, if that product were available, I'd have to call him up for the recipe. Never mind.

Howard Johnson's frozen shrimp croquettes. Very deliciousl
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:11 AM
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McDonald's apple pies. The deep-fried kind. I'd try to get them raw so that I could freeze them and cook them upon demand, though.
I had one of these about two weeks ago. And I don't have a time machine.

If I did, I'd grab a couple of cases of Betty Crocker Noodles Romanoff. (When they announced they were being discontinued (I was in my mid-20s at the time, I think), my mom bought me a case. I made it last as best I could.)
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:41 PM
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McDonald's apple pies. The deep-fried kind. I'd try to get them raw so that I could freeze them and cook them upon demand, though.
I have permanent scars on my tongue from burning it on the hot pie every single time I ate one. It didn't matter how long one waited after one bought it; the molten apple filling remained at 500F until the fried crust was breached. Today's society, sadly, is too litigious for McDonalds to retain the pie in its original gestalt.

(Actually, they brought them back last year "for a limited time" (test market, I hope?) in Southern California.)
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:03 PM
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McDonald's apple pies. The deep-fried kind. I'd try to get them raw so that I could freeze them and cook them upon demand, though.
They don't have cheese danishes any more, either.

I'd get Whitey's (a local ice cream) Malted Moose Tracks, which was only available for a short time, and Campbell's Scotch Broth. Those were both really good.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:33 AM
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Seconding the Regal Crown Sour Fruits.
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:16 AM
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Ebinger's Chocolate Blackout Cake. If God exists, this is his recipe for chocolate cake.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:05 AM
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:37 AM
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Isn't this still available? I could swear I've seen it in my grocery store recently. I'll check and get back to you.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:48 AM
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Isn't this still available? I could swear I've seen it in my grocery store recently. I'll check and get back to you.
It is... definitely on Amazon, and at a lot of liquor stores as well.

Also, an outfit named 'Fever Tree' makes an excellent rendition of the soda as well, and it's actually more common than the Schweppes version.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:13 PM
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It is... definitely on Amazon, and at a lot of liquor stores as well.

Also, an outfit named 'Fever Tree' makes an excellent rendition of the soda as well, and it's actually more common than the Schweppes version.
Bundaberg makes a a Lemon lime bitter soda which is superb.


https://www.bundaberg.com/en-us/brew...-lime-bitters/
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:13 PM
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Isn't this still available? I could swear I've seen it in my grocery store recently. I'll check and get back to you.
It is. I have it in both large and small bottles. Both Bevmo and my local grocery stores stock it. Now, the Bitter Orange OTOH.....
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:28 PM
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[QUOTE=RealityChuck;" Ebinger's Chocolate Blackout Cake


Best. Cake. Ever. This was my birthday cake every year.
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:19 PM
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I picked up a bottle of Canada Dry Bitter Lemon at the market last week. I was never one of the "pick which is Coke, Pepsi and RC blindfolded" people, though.

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Cayuga Now that I have my Noodles Romanoff, I guess my next choice would be Whip 'n' Chill.
I thought you guys were talking about Jello123, which was pretty cool; I was never a Whip N Chill fan. Now I'm a vegetarian so Jello 123 would be out regardless.

Apparently, KFC Apple Turnovers are a potential substitute for McDonalds fried apple pies, so maybe I'll head over there after work to check it out.

My list:

1. Lime Lifesavers (and jellybeans, and lollipops, and everything else that was green and lime-flavored until some idiot came up with the idea that "green apple" was better, or novel, or cheaper or something.

2. Sunshine Golden Raisin Biscuits (no, Garibaldi are not almost as good). I guess they'd be pretty stale by now, though.

3. I know they were "limited-time only" but surely common sense should have prevailed and Mars should have continued to make Almond Joys with dark chocolate.

I would have said Oompa-Loompa candies, but Peanut Butter M&Ms taste a lot better, even if you can't split them into a peanut better half and a chocolate half with your teeth like you could with Oompas (that's sort of infra dig for a 50+ year old anyway).
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2. Sunshine Golden Raisin Biscuits (no, Garibaldi are not almost as good). I guess they'd be pretty stale by now, though.
My wife likes these: Khong Guan Sultana Biscuits
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My wife likes these: Khong Guan Sultana Biscuits
Thanks! Just ordered some online - I'll let you know!
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:20 AM
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Snapple Elements...specifically Fire.

Also in the glass bottles, not the weird metal ones.
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:47 AM
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:52 AM
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Screw the groceries. I'd go next door to K-Mart and stock up on vintage toys and trading cards.
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:52 AM
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:04 AM
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BBQ Fritos.

Jack in the Box Ham and Turkey melt.

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Old 01-26-2017, 10:01 AM
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Rather than groceries, I'd be curious to go back a few decades to see if a McDonalds hamburger or a Pizza Hut pizza tasted better than what they sell now.
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:03 AM
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Chuck - Did you see that you can now get limited flavors of the sours? Regal Crown Sour Cherry & Lemon

My mouth still automatically salivates just thinking about those candies, after probably 40 years.

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Chuck - Did you see that you can now get limited flavors of the sours? Regal Crown Sour Cherry & Lemon

My mouth still automatically salivates just thinking about those candies, after probably 40 years.

StG
Yes. They contacted my blog when they were starting up. I've seen mixed reviews, usually saying they weren't as good as they used to be.
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You could go back in time and pick up some legal, over the counter cocaine. The resale value would be great (I kid!)

Anyone else remember Nestles Triple Decker bar?

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16 ounce bottles of Coke with the location of where the bottles were made stamped on the bottoms.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:43 PM
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16 ounce bottles of Coke with the location of where the bottles were made stamped on the bottoms.
I loved those!

Some old-timey foods, especially candy, can be found at the online Vermont Country Store, along with cosmetics, pajamas, cleaning products, and other stuff. The site and catalog are fun to read.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:36 PM
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I loved those!

Some old-timey foods, especially candy, can be found at the online Vermont Country Store, along with cosmetics, pajamas, cleaning products, and other stuff. The site and catalog are fun to read.
I don't know if it still carries the perfume, or cologne, called Evening in Paris. It was popular from the 20' to the 50's, then was discontinured. It's now back in small amounts, and is quite expensive.

I have an empty bottle of the cologne, from before 1926, and there's still a fragrance one can smell. It was saved by my grandmother, who attached a little note to it. "Emil gave me this before we were wed" Emil was, of course, my grandfather. I'm so sentimental, I value stuff like that more that most other possessions.
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Old 01-26-2017, 11:58 PM
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16 ounce bottles of Coke with the location of where the bottles were made stamped on the bottoms.
I don't think 16-ounce bottles ever had the original bottling location on them. That was only seen on 6.5-ounce and 10-ounce bottles. By the time 16-ounce bottles were introduced, many bottlers were switching to Chattanooga Glass bottles for all sizes, which only had the disappointing concentric Cs on the bottom.

Nitpicking done; buy me a case of Chipsters.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:59 PM
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canned chicken and dumplings .... I don't remember the brand name all I know was the can was blue white and rather large I think the chicken was separated from the noodles and sauce hence the huge tall can and grandma said it was rather expensive for the time (mid/late 80s )

Only reason she bought it is it was one of the rare things id eat when I was a kid and the others loved it ......

I haven't seen it in years ..........
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canned chicken and dumplings .... I don't remember the brand name all I know was the can was blue white and rather large I think the chicken was separated from the noodles and sauce hence the huge tall can and grandma said it was rather expensive for the time (mid/late 80s )

Only reason she bought it is it was one of the rare things id eat when I was a kid and the others loved it ......

I haven't seen it in years ..........
Was it "Sue <something>"?
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canned chicken and dumplings .... I don't remember the brand name all I know was the can was blue white and rather large I think the chicken was separated from the noodles and sauce hence the huge tall can and grandma said it was rather expensive for the time (mid/late 80s )

Only reason she bought it is it was one of the rare things id eat when I was a kid and the others loved it ......

I haven't seen it in years ..........
Sounds familiar.

There was also a brand of baked beans with a small can of "fixings" taped to the top.
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There was also a brand of baked beans with a small can of "fixings" taped to the top.
See above.
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I'd go back to around 1970 and stock up on Big John's Beans & Fixins. The little separate can had chopped onions in a barbecue-tomato-y sauce. I don't know if they even sell this product anymore, but the last time I bought it (maybe 10 years ago) the little can just had a paste of some kind in it. Blech.

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See above.
Sorry, lost track of where I was in the thread.
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canned chicken and dumplings .... I don't remember the brand name all I know was the can was blue white and rather large I think the chicken was separated from the noodles and sauce hence the huge tall can and grandma said it was rather expensive for the time (mid/late 80s )

Only reason she bought it is it was one of the rare things id eat when I was a kid and the others loved it ......

I haven't seen it in years ..........
Sweet Sue chicken and dumplings.

I seem to remember a short can sitting atop a taller can affixed to it with tape. Couldn't find a photo of that, though.


mmm
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:29 PM
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The old line of Zingers products with Peanuts on the packaging
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:48 PM
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Sweet Sue chicken and dumplings.

I seem to remember a short can sitting atop a taller can affixed to it with tape. Couldn't find a photo of that, though.


mmm
YAY now to see if I can find the stuff in California ... thanks tons

edit: maybe a small can as its changed :https://www.reviewstream.com/reviews/?p=92369

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Honey Almond Delight cereal. Screaming Yellow Zonkers. And there were these chocalate-covered peanut butter cookies that were like a candy bar, but I don't remember the name.
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