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Canned Tomatoes; check to make sure Calcium Chloride is NOT an ingrediant!!

by ryan 16 years ago

What do you guys and girls think about Calcium Chloride? My vauge understanding of canning tomatoes is as follows: to be canned, whole tomatoes need some combinatin of citric acid and calcium chlo...

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Dry Pasta Taste Differences?

by zackly 7 days ago

I've made angel hair pasta twice in the last week. One was an Italian brand the other an American made store brand. Both were 100% Durum Wheat Semolina and the ingredient list very similar. The Ita...

Patagonia Provisions Seafood?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

After reading this Forbes article, I'm curious about the tinned seafood from Patagonia Provisions. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ariellasimke/2020/06/17/patagonia-provisions-challenges-ocean-fish-f...

Vanilla sandwich cookies from the 70s/80s

by mariahan 5 years ago

I'm trying to remember the name/manufacturer of vanilla cream sandwich cookies from my childhood. I grew up in the Midwest and I'm 45, so these would be from the late 70s-80s or early 90s. They wer...

Looking for a Pop/Soda Named Wink

by estufarian 9 years ago

Can anybody help slake my thirst for information on the possible whereabouts of a pop/soda/soft drink branded as “Wink”? In Canada, this was last marketed as CPlus Wink, although it may exist in...

Old Bay Seasoning vs. Chesapeake Bay Seasoning.

by ggbustin 13 years ago

My marriage is on the line here. My husband, who is from Baltimore, claims Old Bay Seasoning is different from Chesapeake Bay Seasoning. I thought Old Bay was a brand of Chesapeake Seasoning. Who i...

What Discontinued Products Do You Miss?

by Miri1 9 years ago

I grew up in a veggie household, and one of my favorite things was a canned sandwich spread type thing called Nuteena made by either Loma Linda or Morningstar Farms. I loved it sliced, on bread wit...

Kirkland mayonnaise

by kcshawman 12 months ago

Since it has been discontinued we are looking for another mayo. Niether of us like Hellmans. Heard Best Foods may have made Kirland brand.

A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

by jrvedivici 5 years ago

I hate A-1 steak sauce, from that first overly bitter bite that puckers your taste buds to that acidic finish that leaves a trail of soon to be agida all the way to the pit of my stomach. I hate A-...

Marie's Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

by jmax 12 years ago

Does anyone have problems with Marie's Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing seperating? The first time I open the jar and use it - it is great. The next few times I open the jar - it isn't as thick and it...

Pantry cookie from 1970's

by tcomeau 3 years ago

I was wondering if anyone out there remembers Pantry cookies. I grew up with them in Massachusetts when I was younger, They where about 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 kinda round very flat, and very hard.I believe...

Moosabec brand sardines

by albee 10 years ago

I believe they are off the market. Does anyone remember the seasoning in them that gave them a unique taste ?

Replacing Trader Joe's California Estate Olive Oil In My Life

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 1 year ago

I've been informed that Trader Joe's California Estate Olive Oil is discontinued, and that TJ's is searching for a new vendor. So the product will either disappear or change. Anyone know an EVOO...

Anyone try Kingsford Ribs?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Kingsford, the BBQ people, have a line of semi-prepared foods in markets now. While on a shopping trip to Shop Rite Market in Westchester County, N.Y., we picked up a full rack of their pork ribs f...

Follow-up to Bad Tuna Post

by Purple_Rose 2 months ago

I know I vowed never to buy or eat tuna again. But, I was dying for macaroni salad. And you can’t have macaroni salad without tuna. (At least, I can’t) So, with trepidation, I bought a can of Stark...

Tuna Fish Lack of Quality

by Purple_Rose 2 months ago

I have been buying Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna for years. And the quality was wonderful. It was just like chicken breast meat. But, lately, the tuna has been wretchedly, disgusting and nas...

Bread... What is going on!

by Caroline1 6 years ago

Oroweat has been a favorite for decades. My big love was Wheatberry, then when its price started pushing four bucks a loaf a decade or so ago, they just gave up and stopped making it. I grieved. ...

Can Anyone Offer More Information About "King Syrup"

by DLynne 8 years ago

I just bought a 32oz. bottle of King Syrup at Gourmet Giant on Rockville Pike. The red label with the lion face looked so interesting, and I thought I remember seeing it called for in a recipe for ...

Shortbread Cookies in the blue can

by Shaylala 13 years ago

I am having a craving for the shortbread cookies in the blue can. Not the holiday cookie mix blue can it was in a coffee type can. What was it called? Is it still out there for sale?? Thanks it ...