Is it my imagination, or is Chock full o'Nuts not as good a coffee as it was 20 years ago?
I used to buy it in the 1980s, the Original version, ground, in the can, and it was about the best coffee we could find. I wondered what made it different, and upon close inspection noticed that the beans were actually shredded into fine, long particles rather than ground into little round bits. That was the only remarkable difference I noticed.
From about a year ago we started seeing Chock full o'Nuts in our local supermarket. I notice now the brand is owned by Sara Lee, so it's not possible not to like it, right? What I've found is that the flavor is a pale comparison to its previous glory.
Either that, or my taste in coffee has somehow become more refined over the years.