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2013-02-26 06:56:50 PM  
Someone at Gerber actually thought marketing food aimed for adults with that brand name was a good idea?
 
2013-02-26 09:19:41 PM  
If I wanted to eat "food" from a jar, I'd stick to peanut butter or cheese whiz.  Or marshmallow cream.  Or maraschino cherries.

/I might be single
 
2013-02-26 09:39:27 PM  

beautifulbob: If I wanted to eat "food" from a jar, I'd stick to peanut butter or cheese whiz.  Or marshmallow cream.  Or maraschino cherries.

/I might be single

fat

FTFY
 
2013-02-26 09:46:23 PM  
Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though it could be some kind of weird abomination that I'm thankful for never trying.
 
2013-02-26 09:47:58 PM  

SilentStrider: Someone at Gerber actually thought marketing food aimed for adults with that brand name was a good idea?


yeah, name recognition definitely did not work in their favour on that one.

and also, none of these are food, rather food...products.

no, I am not going to offer an explanation.  I am making stuff up
 
2013-02-26 09:48:03 PM  
I once at a green french fry.  The next thing I knew, it was two weeks later before I could think straight and I had acquired a new and intense phobia of soap bubbles.
 
2013-02-26 09:48:40 PM  
Great article, it actually went past 1985 in its list of "all time"
 
2013-02-26 09:51:26 PM  
I found myself actually craving some chocolate flavored jello.  My best guess is that it probably wouldn't have tasted much different than the 100's of other artificially chocolate flavored candies and products on the shelf these days -- it would just have a unique texture.
 
zez
2013-02-26 09:53:30 PM  
Kool-Aid made a chocolate or cola flavored drink mix. I can't remember which it was, but it was sure nasty.
 
2013-02-26 09:55:15 PM  
BORKED, BORK, BORK, BORK

/the link that is.
 
zez
2013-02-26 09:56:04 PM  
It might have been root beer, I see they made all three.
 
2013-02-26 10:07:30 PM  
Chick-O-Sticks have been around since the early twentieth century I think, and I used to always think they were chicken-flavored when I was growing up until I tried one and found it they're more like a Butterfinger. I wonder if naming candy after poultry was a thing then.
 
2013-02-26 10:33:31 PM  
That reminds me. I gotta go get a box of Space Food Sticks, so I can mindlessly mung on them while playing WoW tonight.
 
2013-02-26 10:37:07 PM  
Who the hell thinks the french fry needs improvement? Or sexying up for kids?
 
2013-02-26 10:47:41 PM  
Submitter, I cook the whole pound of bacon the first time I need some, store the rest in a ziplock and reheat it on top of the toaster when I later need a couple of warm slices. Of course, this won't work if your toaster has extra-wide slits.

/Insert "your mom" joke here.
 
2013-02-26 10:50:45 PM  

Darth Jawa: extra-wide slits.

/Insert "your mom" joke here.


gahahahaha
/two of them?
 
2013-02-26 10:50:59 PM  

Darth Jawa: Submitter, I cook the whole pound of bacon the first time I need some, store the rest in a ziplock and reheat it on top of the toaster when I later need a couple of warm slices. Of course, this won't work if your toaster has extra-wide slits.

/Insert "your mom" joke here.


Well, I've picked up my pro-tip for the day.
 
2013-02-26 10:52:31 PM  
I guess the toaster bacon idea was recycled into the pre-cooked bacon that you re-heat in the microwave. Much less messy. Although if you can't find time to cook bacon normally, you should re-examine your life carefully.
 
2013-02-26 10:55:49 PM  

zez: Kool-Aid made a chocolate or cola flavored drink mix. I can't remember which it was, but it was sure nasty.


some supermarkets carry Canfield's Chocolate Fudge Soda. chilled, it is freaking delicious. they also make a Strawberry - haven't tried it yet.

spamdog: That reminds me. I gotta go get a box of Space Food Sticks, so I can mindlessly mung on them while playing WoW tonight.


NO! where you getting these from? or are you kidding? Last time I saw Space Food Sticks another company had these instant breakfast squares that were like brownies in a white & foil wrapper, i loved them too. also loved the little round Pizzas that went in the Toaster.
 
2013-02-26 10:58:59 PM  
As a person who is old enough to experience Reddi-Bacon. It was the equivalent to a pork Hot Pocket dripping molten pork fat down your arm.
 
2013-02-26 10:59:12 PM  

bingethinker: I guess the toaster bacon idea was recycled into the pre-cooked bacon that you re-heat in the microwave. Much less messy. Although if you can't find time to cook bacon normally, you should re-examine your life carefully.




Some times it pants you can't find.

/grease spaters can be painful
 
2013-02-26 10:59:50 PM  

KrispyKritter: NO! where you getting these from? or are you kidding? Last time I saw Space Food Sticks another company had these instant breakfast squares that were like brownies in a white & foil wrapper, i loved them too. also loved the little round Pizzas that went in the Toaster.


Here in Australia they're at my local supermarket. Actually I haven't looked real closely at the box, maybe they're like "Kevin Spacey Food Sticks" or something. I sure hope not, because this is now my number one priority for today.
 
2013-02-26 11:00:28 PM  
Sugar Frosted BaconFlakes Cereal
 
2013-02-26 11:05:50 PM  
I do miss PDQ - It was an eggnog mix.
 
2013-02-26 11:11:27 PM  
Why are there no 10 pound sacks of Bachelor Chow?
 
2013-02-26 11:14:42 PM  
29.media.tumblr.com
4. French Fries, rich in green peaness

1. Failed because it didn't use "Winnar Winnar" as their catchphrase, would be as good as Fry's Ham Gum.

11. Coke Blak
 
2013-02-26 11:17:30 PM  
Coffee jello is delicious. Drizzle some fresh cream on it and you've got yourself a delightful dessert.

It's pretty common to see this at restaurants here in Japan.
 
2013-02-26 11:36:28 PM  
most of these would be a success if released today
 
2013-02-26 11:39:29 PM  

Harry_Seldon: As a person who is old enough to experience Reddi-Bacon. It was the equivalent to a pork Hot Pocket dripping molten pork fat down your arm.


So you're saying it's possible to make hot pockets with a bacon exterior instead of dough?
Cause that's what I'm hearing.
 
2013-02-26 11:42:38 PM  

Fano: Why are there no 10 pound sacks of Bachelor Chow?


Now with flavor!
 
2013-02-26 11:48:29 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Coffee jello is delicious. Drizzle some fresh cream on it and you've got yourself a delightful dessert.

It's pretty common to see this at restaurants here in Japan.


これ^^^

Tasty stuff.  Coffee jello with whip cream, coffee jello with ice cream, coffee jello parfait and my personal favorite the coffee jello/caramel pudding layered desserts that some kaitensushi places have.
 
2013-02-26 11:49:36 PM  

DenisBergkamp: Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though it could be some kind of weird abomination that I'm thankful for never trying.


Ever notice that there are some flavors that just don't seem suited to certain food items? I mean, say grape flavoring for example. People like grape flavored candy, gum, soda, Popsicles and the like, but no one seems to want grape cake, cookies, ice cream or pie. We make strawberry and cherry and other fruit flavored versions of those desserts, so why not grape? I've thought about this for years and no one seems to have a satisfactory answer.

Hmmm...maybe I'll make a grape cake this weekend.
 
2013-02-26 11:52:24 PM  
The author of the article, like so many people, calls New Coke a terrible product.  New Coke is not an example of a bad product. It's an example of terrible marketing. New Coke was loved in taste tests and was all around an excellent product. The problem came when rather than release New Coke alongside the original recipe, they  completely pulled the original Coke from shelves and replaced it with New Coke. The outrage was entirely "I don't like things that are different" and most people wrote off New Coke before ever even trying it. Of course, bringing back the old recipe as Coca Cola Classic ended up increasing Coke sales well beyond what they wanted New Coke to do.
 
2013-02-26 11:54:13 PM  

PacManDreaming: DenisBergkamp: Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though it could be some kind of weird abomination that I'm thankful for never trying.

Ever notice that there are some flavors that just don't seem suited to certain food items? I mean, say grape flavoring for example. People like grape flavored candy, gum, soda, Popsicles and the like, but no one seems to want grape cake, cookies, ice cream or pie. We make strawberry and cherry and other fruit flavored versions of those desserts, so why not grape? I've thought about this for years and no one seems to have a satisfactory answer.

Hmmm...maybe I'll make a grape cake this weekend.


www.cartoonscrapbook.com
 
2013-02-26 11:55:01 PM  

Harry_Seldon: a pork Hot Pocket dripping molten pork fat down your arm


I'm not sure there's any combination of these words that doesn't sound delicious.
 
2013-02-26 11:55:20 PM  
I like cinnamon on my fries every now and then. Maybe not enough to buy a bag of them already prepared that way, but it brings a little something different to them when you're in the mood for it.
 
2013-02-27 12:05:18 AM  

DenisBergkamp: Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though it could be some kind of weird abomination that I'm thankful for never trying.


Call me picky, but most coffee flavored things taste like wheat. And if you read the ingredients, there's often a reason for that.
 
2013-02-27 12:13:51 AM  

PacManDreaming: DenisBergkamp: Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though it could be some kind of weird abomination that I'm thankful for never trying.

Ever notice that there are some flavors that just don't seem suited to certain food items? I mean, say grape flavoring for example. People like grape flavored candy, gum, soda, Popsicles and the like, but no one seems to want grape cake, cookies, ice cream or pie. We make strawberry and cherry and other fruit flavored versions of those desserts, so why not grape? I've thought about this for years and no one seems to have a satisfactory answer.

Hmmm...maybe I'll make a grape cake this weekend.


Plenty of grape flavored things in Japan.  Cookies, ice cream, danish, cake, pie and others.  I think it's more an issue of grapes going all mushy when they cook.  Not very pleasant to look at or put in your mouth.
 
2013-02-27 12:17:34 AM  

Omnis_evil_twin: Not very pleasant to look at or put in your mouth.


Like penises!
 
2013-02-27 12:28:16 AM  

Twigz221: The author of the article, like so many people, calls New Coke a terrible product.  New Coke is not an example of a bad product. It's an example of terrible marketing. New Coke was loved in taste tests and was all around an excellent product. The problem came when rather than release New Coke alongside the original recipe, they  completely pulled the original Coke from shelves and replaced it with New Coke. The outrage was entirely "I don't like things that are different" and most people wrote off New Coke before ever even trying it. Of course, bringing back the old recipe as Coca Cola Classic ended up increasing Coke sales well beyond what they wanted New Coke to do.


Nope.  Tried it.  Nobody liked it.  It sucked worse than Pepsi Clear
 
2013-02-27 12:29:06 AM  

Confabulat: Chick-O-Sticks have been around since the early twentieth century I think, and I used to always think they were chicken-flavored when I was growing up until I tried one and found it they're more like a Butterfinger. I wonder if naming candy after poultry was a thing then.


I never did get around to trying them and until reading this figured they tasted more or less like chicken

/Sobs over all those wasted years
//Likes Butterfingers even if they're not chocolate
 
2013-02-27 12:36:25 AM  

DenisBergkamp: Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though


It would be easy to make. Really easy,
 
2013-02-27 12:36:39 AM  

PacManDreaming: DenisBergkamp: Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though it could be some kind of weird abomination that I'm thankful for never trying.

Ever notice that there are some flavors that just don't seem suited to certain food items? I mean, say grape flavoring for example. People like grape flavored candy, gum, soda, Popsicles and the like, but no one seems to want grape cake, cookies, ice cream or pie. We make strawberry and cherry and other fruit flavored versions of those desserts, so why not grape? I've thought about this for years and no one seems to have a satisfactory answer.

Hmmm...maybe I'll make a grape cake this weekend.


It seems like for most of the non-grape-friendly items you mentioned, Americans and Europeans at least would be more apt to use the dried version of grapes: raisins. Not sure why.
 
2013-02-27 12:36:50 AM  
"9 Food Items that Flopped, and one that was sold for decades but we think it had a stupid name" would be a better title.

# Freaking One on their list sold for DECADES. What a flop.  It's like that dumb list of Spinoffs that were canceled "right out of the gate" that included "The Cleveland Show"
 
2013-02-27 12:39:30 AM  

Omnis_evil_twin: PacManDreaming: DenisBergkamp: Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though it could be some kind of weird abomination that I'm thankful for never trying.

Ever notice that there are some flavors that just don't seem suited to certain food items? I mean, say grape flavoring for example. People like grape flavored candy, gum, soda, Popsicles and the like, but no one seems to want grape cake, cookies, ice cream or pie. We make strawberry and cherry and other fruit flavored versions of those desserts, so why not grape? I've thought about this for years and no one seems to have a satisfactory answer.

Hmmm...maybe I'll make a grape cake this weekend.

Plenty of grape flavored things in Japan.  Cookies, ice cream, danish, cake, pie and others.  I think it's more an issue of grapes going all mushy when they cook.  Not very pleasant to look at or put in your mouth.


->Rasins<-

PacManDreaming: DenisBergkamp: Coffee jello doesn't really turn me like the others do. I love coffee and most things coffee flavoured though it could be some kind of weird abomination that I'm thankful for never trying.

Ever notice that there are some flavors that just don't seem suited to certain food items? I mean, say grape flavoring for example. People like grape flavored candy, gum, soda, Popsicles and the like, but no one seems to want grape cake, cookies, ice cream or pie. We make strawberry and cherry and other fruit flavored versions of those desserts, so why not grape? I've thought about this for years and no one seems to have a satisfactory answer.

Hmmm...maybe I'll make a grape cake this weekend.


-> Rasins <-
 
2013-02-27 12:53:37 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Coffee jello is delicious. Drizzle some fresh cream on it and you've got yourself a delightful dessert.

It's pretty common to see this at restaurants here in Japan.


Was going to say this.  I like coffee jelly.
 
2013-02-27 12:56:29 AM  
Coffee flavored jello sounds infinitely better than tomato jello, which existed too.

/hork
 
2013-02-27 01:01:31 AM  
Coffee-Flavored Jell-O® Whisky Shots.............I'm thinking of working up a kickstarter for this.  Wiggly Irish coffee Shooters......Somebody get Kraft and Jack Daniels on the horn for me.
 
2013-02-27 01:11:49 AM  

andychrist420: Nope.  Tried it.  Nobody liked it.  It sucked worse than Pepsi Clear


Pepsi Clear was ambrosia.
 
2013-02-27 01:33:04 AM  

andychrist420: Nope. Tried it. Nobody liked it. It sucked worse than Pepsi Clear


Dude, Crystal Pepsi was good as hell.
 
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