Falling Out of Favor


Daily we witness the evolution of products we’ve known, loved, and used for decades go the way of the dinosaur and become obsolete. Last year the list of “going, going, gone” included:

  • NIV-11947-3Bar soap – replaced by liquid body wash (the dirty little secret here is body wash slips through your fingers and down the drain – no bar of soap would abandon you like that in the shower.)
  • Margarine – turns out our taste buds crave the smooth, full-fat taste of natural dairy products. Yum.
  • 514bIWWM2FL._SY300_Powder detergent – pacs and pods are taking center stage in the laundry room.
  • Cellophane-wrapped processed cheese – soon the aerosol can and cello-pac fake cheese will disappear, replaced by natural cheese in slabs, slices, and chunks. Yum.
  • Ground coffee in a can is losing ground brewing-flavia-packets-before-after(pun intended). Now those little pods slip into a slot, you push a button, and moments later fresh coffee glides into your favorite mug. No more spent grounds to pitch and stained coffee pots to clean.
  • Rechargeable batteries and an array of charger cords have taken the zing out of the alkaline variety.
  • Frozen juice in those sticky little cans in the freezer section has been replaced by blender recipes for all-natural drinks made with water, spinach, lemon, and turmeric. Yum?

So, if you see any of your “favs” on this list, you need to spring into action and start hoarding – oops – really meant stockpiling. Look at your favorite store first – then “straight on through the choppers” to the internet.


5 thoughts on “Falling Out of Favor

  1. Yes. When we travel, I take a small container of powdered detergent to rinse items in the sink. It was almost impossible to find this time. Bought a close out deal.

    Also had a heck of a time finding ziplock (or any) snack bags. I put anything that might leak in there so it doesn’t leak over clothes when traveling.

    Thanks for the notice. Guess I’ll get bar soap too. I like it.

  2. Due to health issues, I have rid my cupboards and fridge of processed poison, so I’m already ahead of the game. I use natural soaps and detergents that knock out allergies. I’m much healthier because of it. Health food stores will never delete soaps, which are so much kinder to your skin and healthy for your body. One of my daughter-in-laws got me hooked on yogurt butter. It’s wonderful!

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