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We like a particular brand and variety of bread.

When da Covid first hit, the shelves for that brand were a tad sparse (as was most bread at the time) and the variety was totally absent. I nabbed the bread guy as he was stocking shelves and he said the bakery wasn't making that variety cuz da Covid. Made no sense to me, but whatever. It eventually came back and has been fine for a year or so.

The last 2-3 weeks, it's been gone again. Cornered the bread guy again and he said "They can't get the wrappers printed." They can get wrappers for a dozen varieties, but not the one we like? WTF?

He did say "This house brand is exactly the same stuff made in the same bakery, just has the generic wrapper." Hey, I get 2% off house brands with my Super Shopper Saver Card, so sure, we'll go that way. Haven't tried it yet, but if it's true, we'll be getting that from now on.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
Posts: 14211 | Location: Downeast Maine | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's kinda like the Claussen large sandwich slices. We got hooked on them years ago and then for around 10 years you couldn't find them.

Then, around a year ago, they were here again and now they're gone again. They're also gone off Claussen's website so they're probably gone for good.

I'll never understand Marketing.
 
Posts: 8756 | Location: Gilbert Arizona | Registered: March 21, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's kinda like the Claussen large sandwich slices. We got hooked on them years ago and then for around 10 years you couldn't find them.

Then, around a year ago, they were here again and now they're gone again. They're also gone off Claussen's website so they're probably gone for good.

I'll never understand Marketing.


I just bought a jar at Krogers a few days ago.
 
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Had a similar experience. Remembered I had been a baker, and started making a few batches. Turns out I'm still pretty go for a production baker. Now I gotta start some sourdough.
 
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And now Claussen brought back the huge pickles under a different name.

Picked up 3 jars today, so my hamburger will be complete.
 
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And now Claussen brought back the huge pickles under a different name.

Picked up 3 jars today, so my hamburger will be complete.
What's the new name? Can you post a picture of the jar?



Any cocktail can be a shrimp cocktail if you put your mind to it, and if you carry lots of loose shrimp in your pocket.

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Posts: 26917 | Location: Central Florida, Orlando area | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Flash-LB:

And now Claussen brought back the huge pickles under a different name.

Picked up 3 jars today, so my hamburger will be complete.
What's the new name? Can you post a picture of the jar?


Did some more investigation. It used to be called burger slices (I called them big ass pickles) now they're called chips. I've got a couple jars of the burger slices left and did a side by side comparison of the pickles and they're identical in every way including diameter.


 
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I'm still trying to find these, to feed my addiction:





Any cocktail can be a shrimp cocktail if you put your mind to it, and if you carry lots of loose shrimp in your pocket.

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