True story: Sometimes I get a little sad when I find a new food item that I love because I am afraid the company will stop producing it. When I think a product may not last, I tell everyone to stock up, myself included. I think 5 people telling Target an item is awesome has the power to keep it around. #ItDoesnt
I couldn’t rightly say, but there is a chance I had a freezer full of bagels at one point in my life once I was tipped off that what was currently in the store freezer was all that was left due to the item being discontinued. #ProudHoarder
The below items have left our grocers freezers – and our desserts haven’t been the same since!
Kidding, I’ve managed. But man I miss that Oatmeal Cookie Chunk!
Let’s start this Throwback Thursday: Ice Cream Edition with the Freezer Graveyard
Viennetta was a rectangle of ice cream “ribbons” and hard chocolate layers (like Magic Shell). It had to be cut with a big knife, and made an appearance after dinner with my grandparents quite often! I can hear my grandmothers voice saying “We brought Viennettaaaaaaaaa!!” I remember vanilla ice cream and chocolate layers, with maybe a dusting of cinnamon on the top. I’m sure it came in other flavors but I don’t recall them. I think this left the freezers in the 90s.
Starbucks Ice Cream.
Boy oh boy, this was GOOD coffee ice cream! I can still taste the “powerful” yet enjoyable flavor of the coffee. The chocolate chips were great and they had a flavor that had chocolate covered almonds – also good. I’m not sure when Starbucks stopped making ice cream, but I wish they’d start again! I remember this in high school/college but think it stopped around 2009? Not really sure.
Ben & Jerry’s (and their stupid Flavor Graveyard)
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
My absolute favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor. I wish they would just sell those cookies! But man, the ice cream and the chocolate chips, and the cookie chunks = DELICIOUS! Senior year of college, our “not cafeteria food” options were non-existent Fall semester….so for the first time ever, our declining balance rolled over to Spring semester. The C Store sold Ben & Jerry’s! The last month of college I had way more money STUCK on a plastic card than I knew what to do with, and was NOT about to let the university keep it. So I’m pretty sure I ate a pint (or 2) of Oatmeal Cookie Chunk each week.
Let me know if I missed any extinct desserts!