Girls Write Out
Monday, August 27, 2007

"Yes, I'd like a large Baja Blast please," I say to the talk box at my local Taco Bell.

"We don't have that right now."

It's the only reason I chose Taco Bell. They carry my favorite soda that, incidentally, is only carried at the restaurant.

I pout a little and order something else, wondering out loud to my kids if they discontinued the drink.

It wouldn't surprise me. It started with my favorite pink lipstick in high school. Next was my favorite de-frizzing hair product. Then there was Pepsi Light, my favorite soda that was Diet and Pepsi with a hint of lemon. Discontinued. All of them. I get wary now when I settle on a product, wondering if the manufacturer will dangle this product just long enough to get me addicted then jerk it off the market. Either that or I have weird taste and love unpopular products.

Mostly, I think I'm just jinxed. So if you have a favorite product, don't get me hooked on it. It may not be around much longer.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 10:22 AM  
  Comments (15)
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At 9:30 AM, Blogger Winter said...

Funny you should mention this. My fav and the only coffeehouse in my town was closed while I was away. No warning whatsoever and it had great coffee. Now I don't know where I'm going to write for the 2 and half hours I'll have to myself twice a week.

At 10:04 AM, Blogger Tina said...

This always happens with lipstick! Even if the colors might be the same, they change the name!

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

No, you're not. It happens all the time to me, too. My grocery store keeps discontinuing the things I like and purchase on a regular basis. I know others purchase those items, too, since they run out all the time. It's a conspriacy, I tell you!

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Betsy Ann said...

It happens with me and granola bars!! Geez! Just let me eat my chocolate chip sugar free Quaker oats in peace, please. lol

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

That happens to me, too. Ugh. Lipstick. Base makeup. Right now, it's the PERFECT red/brown lip pencil I use for EYEBROW pencil (remember on GWO when we talked about substitutes in makeup?) Can't find the color anywhere. It's called Topaz. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

Oh, it happens in food, too. Love Publix chunky applesauce (Publix is a big grocery store down here in Florida). THEY QUIT MAKING IT!! The other brands don't come near the delicious taste! Ugh.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

What is wrong with these manufacturers? Thanks everyone for making me feel unjinxed. :-)

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

It's a conspiracy, I tell you. Happens with bras too. LOL

At 6:46 PM, Blogger Deborah said...

i love baja blast too. it's such a pretty color.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger WordVixen said...

The same thing happens to me (remember Holiday Spice Pepsi?)- so now I've made it my mission in life to spread the word about products I love. I figure, if enough people buy it, they'll keep making it.

Can I plug Celestial Seasoning's Zingers To Go?

At 10:59 PM, Blogger Lauri said...

They are discontinuing Baha Blast? They can't do that! I share your pain.

At 11:02 PM, Blogger Brittanie said...

Did any of yall ever eat the snack mix DooDads? My sister loved it so much she still looks everytime we go to the store and she is 23. Apparently they discontinued it. She is still upset over that one. As for me my favorite water is Dannon and they no longer have it at least here in my area except for in little tiny bottles. Oh well it was too expensive anyway. :)

At 1:50 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Same thing happens in Turkey all the time with imported products. I'll see something like Rice Krispies on the grocery store shelf. I know that I'd better buy 3 or 4 boxes, because it will never be seen again. Actually, Rice Krispies isn't a good example, because the last time I found it in Turkey was in the mid-90's. I did buy 4 boxes. On that occasion, I rushed home and made homemade marshmallows (also not available) so that we could make rice krispie squares. What a delight!

OK, our situation is a little different than yours, but I still know what it's like to lose products I like.

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

For me it is usually with television shows. All I have to do is really like something and it is the kiss of death. The latest was Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Gone just like American Dreamer about 18 years ago (yeah, when it comes to TV executive decisions, I tend to hold a grudge--look what they did to Gilligan and Star Trek--okay, dating myself here but it was traumatic to my young psyche). Anybody actually remember American Dreamer with Robert Ulrich? It was innovative and clever and well done but lost in the nightly shuffling.

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

My favorite chips were Hershey Cinnamon chips. I'd use them to make my favorite cookies EVER (except maybe chocolate chip, because I have a hard time saying anything could beat chocolate): oatmeal cinnamon chip.

Though, I've discovered that it's true that you can find anything online - I could pay to have them delivered in bulk.

If anyone does find them - make the recipe on the back (though I don't use raisens...) -- it's a keeper!

At 5:47 PM, Blogger Crystal Warren Miller said...

This happens to my husband all the time! He could empathize with you. What really got to him was when Lay's Potato Chips changed their oil! He refused to eat them in sunflower oil. I really can't tell the difference, but maybe people like you and he are like the Princess and the Pea.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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