One of my favorite products, frozen, cooked, pureed squash, is no longer on grocery shelves. An integral ingredient in several favorite recipes for decades, as it was for my mother, somebody in the Birds Eye. frozen food land has chosen to remove it from its inventory. It turns out that I am not the only one bereft. The company’s website features scores of protests from disappointed customers. “Please bring it back!” they say. Is the company reading the posts? Will they return this beloved squash to its rightful place?
As if that decision hadn’t squashed my hopes for a holiday souffle, we recently discovered that one of our favorite cookies is no longer available (granted, we hadn’t purchased them in a while). On the new season of The Great British Baking Show, contestants were challenged to prepare Garibaldi biscuits. Under the name Golden Raisin Biscuits, the Sunshine Biscuit Company produced these delicious, raisin-filled delights all through my childhood and beyond. Alas, after take-over by Keebler and then Kellogg, the cookies are no longer.
Perhaps GBBS enthusiasts could join forces with other cookie lovers and start an online petition. After all, petitions saved the Clark Bar.
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