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Thread: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:28:30 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    > The Old English cheese is a fairly old product. It came out at a time
    > when marketing of food products in general was new and due to a
    > variety of reasons, a lot of people didn't have access to any kind of
    > "special" cheese.


    Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. Just
    like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    Jack, and shredded wheat.

    There's tons of others I just can't think of right now. But I'm sure
    most of them are stocked in Sarasota, Florida.

    -sw

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    >extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. Just
    >like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    >horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    >Jack, and shredded wheat.


    Why shredded wheat? It's a very useful, single-ingredient food.
    If you want to eat whole wheat and nothing else, it is one of
    your few options (pasta and couscous being others).

    Steve

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:28:30 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> The Old English cheese is a fairly old product. It came out at a time
    >> when marketing of food products in general was new and due to a
    >> variety of reasons, a lot of people didn't have access to any kind of
    >> "special" cheese.

    >
    > Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    > extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. Just
    > like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    > horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    > Jack, and shredded wheat.
    >
    > There's tons of others I just can't think of right now. But I'm sure
    > most of them are stocked in Sarasota, Florida.


    I used to love Tab but I had to quit drinking it when I was pregnant because
    the dietician told me that saccharine crosses the placenta. Then I got some
    after I had the baby and yech! It didn't taste right. Still had saccharine
    in it but they also added aspartame. Why? We already have diet Coke.



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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 04:56:00 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:

    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    >>extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. Just
    >>like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    >>horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    >>Jack, and shredded wheat.

    >
    > Why shredded wheat?


    I expected denial from a few folks who still eat/drink the products
    mentioned.

    -sw

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    Michael OConnor Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    On Oct 5, 12:58*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "Sqwertz" <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > > On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:28:30 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    >
    > >> The Old English cheese is a fairly old product. *It came out at a time
    > >> when marketing *of food products in general was new and due to a
    > >> variety of reasons, a lot of people didn't have access to any kind of
    > >> "special" cheese.

    >
    > > Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    > > extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. *Just
    > > like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    > > horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    > > Jack, and shredded wheat.

    >
    > > There's tons of others I just can't think of right now. *But I'm sure
    > > most of them are stocked in Sarasota, Florida.

    >
    > I used to love Tab but I had to quit drinking it when I was pregnant because
    > the dietician told me that saccharine crosses the placenta. *Then I gotsome
    > after I had the baby and yech! *It didn't taste right. *Still had saccharine
    > in it but they also added aspartame. *Why? *We already have diet Coke..


    I like Cheerwine, which I guess is a southern thing, like Mr. Pibb.
    When I lived in Cincinnati and Detroit I could never find Cheerwine in
    the supermarkets there.

    I remember drinking Tab when I was a kid and it had a weird taste but
    I liked it. About ten years ago I saw Tab in the supermarket and
    bought a 12 pack, and they changed the flavor, I guess it was from
    going to Saccharin to Aspartame, but I took one sip of the first can
    and I didn't like it. I gave away the rest of the 12 pack.

    I eat Deviled Ham at least once a week, eat it right out of the can as
    a snack, and my cats love it too. If it didn't sell, it would already
    be extinct, and it survives without any advertising; I've never seen a
    commercial for deviled ham.

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    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    On Thursday, October 4, 2012 11:49:09 PM UTC-5, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:28:30 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > The Old English cheese is a fairly old product. It came out at a time

    >
    > > when marketing of food products in general was new and due to a

    >
    > > variety of reasons, a lot of people didn't have access to any kind of

    >
    > > "special" cheese.

    >
    >
    >
    > Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    >
    > extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. Just
    >
    > like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    >
    > horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    >
    > Jack, and shredded wheat.
    >

    Good riddance to "****" (Armour dried beef). Horehound candy and Ovaltine were nasty back in the day, as was the deviled ham. I wonder if anyone under 50 eats head cheese, olive loaf or pickle loaf, or has ever tasted Postum. Same with pickled herring.
    >
    > There's tons of others I just can't think of right now. But I'm sure
    >
    > most of them are stocked in Sarasota, Florida.


    Circus Peanuts and Neccos. I guess people will persist in eating organs because they are a by product of food production. Liver and onions and chitterlings will probably never go away.
    >
    >
    > -sw


    --Bryan

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    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)



    On 10/5/2012 12:49 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:28:30 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> The Old English cheese is a fairly old product. It came out at a time
    >> when marketing of food products in general was new and due to a
    >> variety of reasons, a lot of people didn't have access to any kind of
    >> "special" cheese.

    >
    > Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    > extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. Just
    > like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    > horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    > Jack, and shredded wheat.
    >
    > There's tons of others I just can't think of right now. But I'm sure
    > most of them are stocked in Sarasota, Florida.
    >
    > -sw
    >


    I saw wheat nuts recently at a local grocery store. It's been a long
    time since I last saw them stocked.

    Tracy

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I saw wheat nuts recently at a local grocery store. It's been a long
    >time since I last saw them stocked.


    Are wheat nuts the same as wheat berries? If not, what exactly
    are they?

    Steve

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    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods



    On 10/5/2012 12:50 PM, Steve Pope wrote:
    > Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I saw wheat nuts recently at a local grocery store. It's been a long
    >> time since I last saw them stocked.

    >
    > Are wheat nuts the same as wheat berries? If not, what exactly
    > are they?
    >
    > Steve
    >


    Not like wheat berries. Difficult to describe - a processed snack
    food meant to taste like nuts, but are nut-free.

    http://www.wheatnuts.com/

    Tracy

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods

    In article <k4n3kv$r9e$[email protected]>, Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >On 10/5/2012 12:50 PM, Steve Pope wrote:
    >> Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I saw wheat nuts recently at a local grocery store. It's been a long
    >>> time since I last saw them stocked.

    >>
    >> Are wheat nuts the same as wheat berries? If not, what exactly
    >> are they?
    >>
    >> Steve
    >>

    >
    >Not like wheat berries. Difficult to describe - a processed snack
    >food meant to taste like nuts, but are nut-free.
    >
    >http://www.wheatnuts.com/


    Whoa. 85% calories from fat! So, nothing like wheat berries.
    You're healthier eating potato chips.


    Steve

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    On 10/5/2012 6:50 AM, Steve Pope wrote:
    > Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I saw wheat nuts recently at a local grocery store. It's been a long
    >> time since I last saw them stocked.

    >
    > Are wheat nuts the same as wheat berries? If not, what exactly
    > are they?
    >
    > Steve
    >


    They are an extruded wheat product that had the general appearance of
    pecans. The bite feel is a pretty good simulation of a crunchy nut like
    macadamia. It's an interesting product but my guess is that most people
    would rather have real nuts. OTOH, I probably wouldn't be able to
    distinguish it from the real thing if it was in a cookie or baked product.

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    tert in seattle Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:28:30 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> The Old English cheese is a fairly old product. It came out at a time
    >> when marketing of food products in general was new and due to a
    >> variety of reasons, a lot of people didn't have access to any kind of
    >> "special" cheese.

    >
    > Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    > extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. Just
    > like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    > horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    > Jack, and shredded wheat.
    >
    > There's tons of others I just can't think of right now. But I'm sure
    > most of them are stocked in Sarasota, Florida.
    >
    > -sw


    just wait until they're revived with "classic" stuck onto the name..


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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    On 2012-10-05, tert in seattle <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Sqwertz wrote:


    >> Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    >> extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on.


    This due to the fact bland tasteless food has become the norm. So
    much cheaper to make foods with little/no flavor component, which cost
    $$$. Notice how Monteray jack and brie are all the rage and blues and
    very sharp cheddars have all but disappeared.

    > just wait until they're revived with "classic" stuck onto the name..


    .....or "boutique" or "craft" and the price jacked WTF up cuz of using
    good ingredients with actual flavor.

    nb

    --
    Definition of objectivism:
    "Eff you! I got mine."
    http://www.nongmoproject.org/

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    zxcvbob Guest

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    dsi1 wrote:
    > On 10/5/2012 6:50 AM, Steve Pope wrote:
    >> Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I saw wheat nuts recently at a local grocery store. It's been a long
    >>> time since I last saw them stocked.

    >>
    >> Are wheat nuts the same as wheat berries? If not, what exactly
    >> are they?
    >>
    >> Steve
    >>

    >
    > They are an extruded wheat product that had the general appearance of
    > pecans. The bite feel is a pretty good simulation of a crunchy nut like
    > macadamia. It's an interesting product but my guess is that most people
    > would rather have real nuts. OTOH, I probably wouldn't be able to
    > distinguish it from the real thing if it was in a cookie or baked product.



    They are a nice addition to something like Chex Mix.

    bob

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    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)


    On 4-Oct-2012, Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Old English Cheese

    Already extinct around here (STL), unless you refer to the Kraft stuff in
    small jars. I have been unable to find sliced Old English for many years;
    until recently, my favorite cheesemonger offered Hoffman Sharp American as
    the best substitute. Last time I went to buy some, she no longer carried
    the Hoffman and suggested Land O' Lakes Sharp American as the best
    alternative. Neither were perfect substitutes; but, are damned good
    cheeses.
    --

    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    Steve Pope wrote:
    >
    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    > >extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. Just
    > >like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    > >horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    > >Jack, and shredded wheat.

    >
    > Why shredded wheat? It's a very useful, single-ingredient food.
    > If you want to eat whole wheat and nothing else, it is one of
    > your few options (pasta and couscous being others).


    Agreed. It's so out, it's in! It's among the
    best whole-grain foods, a living fossil from
    the era when breakfast cereals were a new thing.
    I've eaten a ton of it, though not recently.

    Spoon-size is fine as a snack right out of the
    box, sort of like Triscuits but not so dense
    and no added fat.

    As the population ages and has more problems
    with "regularity", I expect increasing demand
    for ol' Shredded Wheat.

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    On 10/5/2012 8:15 AM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > dsi1 wrote:
    >> On 10/5/2012 6:50 AM, Steve Pope wrote:
    >>> Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I saw wheat nuts recently at a local grocery store. It's been a long
    >>>> time since I last saw them stocked.
    >>>
    >>> Are wheat nuts the same as wheat berries? If not, what exactly
    >>> are they?
    >>>
    >>> Steve
    >>>

    >>
    >> They are an extruded wheat product that had the general appearance of
    >> pecans. The bite feel is a pretty good simulation of a crunchy nut
    >> like macadamia. It's an interesting product but my guess is that most
    >> people would rather have real nuts. OTOH, I probably wouldn't be able
    >> to distinguish it from the real thing if it was in a cookie or baked
    >> product.

    >
    >
    > They are a nice addition to something like Chex Mix.
    >
    > bob


    Yes that would be nice. I've never had Chex mix with wheat nuts. Wheat
    Nuts is not a good name. They should change it to something less generic
    sounding. Unfortunately, Nutella is already taken.

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods

    On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 16:50:27 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:

    > Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I saw wheat nuts recently at a local grocery store. It's been a long
    >>time since I last saw them stocked.

    >
    > Are wheat nuts the same as wheat berries? If not, what exactly
    > are they?


    They are a nut-free extruded oil and wheat germ product. Very dense,
    they actually have good texture from I remember - kinda like a peanut.
    Nutritional info says they're about 66% fat (VIA soybean oil).

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On 5 Oct 2012 17:47:32 GMT, notbob wrote:

    > This due to the fact bland tasteless food has become the norm. So
    > much cheaper to make foods with little/no flavor component, which cost
    > $$$. Notice how Monteray jack and brie are all the rage and blues and
    > very sharp cheddars have all but disappeared.


    The brands and styles of blue cheeses are on the rise and very much
    the "in" thing right now - especially in the U.S.

    -sw

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    Christopher Helms Guest

    Default Re: Nearly Extinct Foods (was: REC: Crabbies)

    On Oct 4, 11:49*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:28:30 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > > The Old English cheese is a fairly old product. *It came out at a time
    > > when marketing *of food products in general was new and due to a
    > > variety of reasons, a lot of people didn't have access to any kind of
    > > "special" cheese.

    >
    > Old English Cheese is one of those products that is destined for
    > extinction once the current generation gets older and moves on. *Just
    > like Armour dried beef, TAB cola (sorry Melba), Cheerwine soda,
    > horehound candy, Ovaltine, wheat nuts, Underwood deviled ham, Cracker
    > Jack, and shredded wheat.
    >
    > There's tons of others I just can't think of right now. *But I'm sure
    > most of them are stocked in Sarasota, Florida.
    >
    > -sw



    Some others that are disappearing or gone:

    City Chicken
    Beechnut Gum
    Postum
    Canned hams are getting rarer all the time.
    Smelt
    Unstriped watermelons
    Persimmons
    Mincemeat


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