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Fri May 7, 2021, 06:30 PM

I'm in mourning - they stopped making the only cereal I eat.

Kashi brands -which I think is probably part of some e-vile "big food" conglom, but I don't care - made the best cereal, stuff called "7 Whole Grain Puffs".

It had no sweetener of any kind, except the natural sweetness of the grain, which the "puffing" process brings out. It had a wonderful texture, robust enough to stand up to milk, but not like "RAW BITS - OAT HULLS AND WHEAT CHAFF". Chewy-crunchy without posing an injury hazard to the mouth.

They've stopped making it.

I'm devastated.

Does anyone know a source for case lots? The manufacturer said their remaining stock went "to the usual discontinued resellers" but the local Big Lots doesn't have any.

I will probably have to try and re-create it by buying individual puffed grain cereals and mixing them, but I doubt I can even get close.

sadly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:33 PM

1. I've had that cereal once. It think I've seen it at Trader Joes

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #1)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:36 PM

4. I will check to see if TJ's has an analog - they sell just their own brands, I think. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #4)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:48 PM

6. Many (if not most) TJ products are rebranded

I'm not sure they make anything themselves. There are people online who try to guess what the "name brand" is; they mostly use recall alerts to track down products, but ingredient lists are also helpful. I'd try googling to see if they might have the last shipments.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #1)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:40 PM

5. Yup.

It was at Trader Joe's. That would be the first place to look for me.

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Response to stevil (Reply #5)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:51 PM

7. I will go look, thanks!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:34 PM

2. Did they use to sell it at Costco?

If so, check and see if the same thing is now carrying the Kirkland brand. I read an article somewhere recently that Costco is gobbling up other brands and doing that.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:36 PM

3. I've never seen it at Costco, but I'll for sure keep looking. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 07:21 PM

8. Trader Joe's has stopped carrying my all-time favorite...

...salad dressing ever - Champagne Pear Vinaigrette. I am so disappointed.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #8)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:13 PM

12. use this search term

trader joe Champagne Pear Vinaigrette copycat recipe

There are many who loved this dressing; some people have the knack for being able to put a taste together. I know--I live with someone like that.

So try the copycats and see how you do!

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Response to NJCher (Reply #12)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:29 PM

14. Thank you for this information.

I have 2 bottles left, so Iíll be able to compare my efforts to the real thing.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 07:28 PM

9. Can you mix your own? I love Arrowhead Mills puffed grain cereals,

They have rice, brown rive, millet, wheat, corn and kamut.

https://arrowheadmills.com/product_category/cold-hot-cereals/

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Response to Ziggysmom (Reply #9)

Fri May 7, 2021, 09:46 PM

11. That's probably what I'll end up doing. Won't be the same, but...

...maybe it's time for a change.

resignedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 07:37 PM

10. I used to eat that all the time but haven't seen it in over a year.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:21 PM

13. I'll ask

Does anyone know a source for case lots? The manufacturer said their remaining stock went "to the usual discontinued resellers" but the local Big Lots doesn't have any.

The RG is in the business and he knows who these resellers are. I'll ask him for some names for you and pm you. He's away on business so I'm not sure when I'll get back to you.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #13)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:50 PM

15. Thank you! n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 01:44 PM

16. Sorry you'll be missing your favorite cereal



I use to eat the same cereal back in the late 90's. I ate it from the box like popcorn. However, I became extremely allergic to it and it caused my legs to get a rash from my knees down to my feet and sometimes the rash was so severe that my whole legs would be red and swollen.

Needless to say I haven't had any since then.


Good luck in your searches!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #16)

Sat May 8, 2021, 03:30 PM

17. Thanks! I even have a bowl for dinner sometimes. n/t

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