Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thanks for Telling Me!


I just found out that POSTUM was discontinued.

Last DECEMBER.

Look, people, you have to tell me this stuff. There's a reason I check the blogosphere a hundred times a day. It's so that if anything catastrophic happens someone will tell me. Need the info!

So anyway, according to the Kraft message boards, I'm one of the last people in the universe to find out about it. It's waaaay past too late to rush out and hoard cases, selling them for profit on Ebay stock up on a few extra jars.

( sigh) There goes one of the top 5 smells I connect with my childhood.

Thanks Kraft. (pubas!)

23 comments:

Yvonne said...

I'll check the Canadian shelves ; )

Becky said...

I'm not a Postum fan - blasphemy, I know - but my husband nearly broke down and cried when we heard the awful news (uh, don't tell him I said that). He has since switched to Pero, but that little twinkle in his eye that used to accompany a hot beverage is long gone. Last we checked, three jars were selling for around $70 on eBay. You could've made a killing! :)

Janell said...

I guess that makes me the last person to have never heard of Postum. What is it?

Melissa said...

Oh no! Are you serious? My husband will NOT be happy... :S

Amy Peterson said...

I am so sorry for your loss!

Cheryl said...

I didn't know what Postum was, either, until last year when the blogging world was abuzz with the discontinuation. Sorry! That I knew! And I wasn't even a fan. Darn.

Two Princess Girls said...

I pinky swear that I would have told you, but I didn't know! What is Postum? Instant coffee? Instant cocoa? Hmmmmmm....

Two Princess Girls said...

I pinky swear that I would have told you, but I didn't know! What is Postum? Instant coffee? Instant cocoa? Hmmmmmm....

kristen said...

Never heard of the stuff.

But so sorry for your loss. I hate it when products go out of business.

Becky said...

LOL. Although, maybe I should apologize for laughing. Unfortunately, I don't understand the fuss... I've never tasted it, although my mom/aunts/uncles/grandma all adored the stuff. We have a monthly family newsletter, and when my uncle heard that it was going to be discontinued, he had my grandma stock up on it. Apparently he has a several year supply now. I got a giggle over reading the updates on the Postum hoarding.

But, I suppose, if the world decided to discontinue hot chocolate, my universe would feel like it was coming to a crashing halt, and you BET I'd want to know ahead of time to be given the chance to stock up. So, I'm sorry you missed that boat.

If it makes you feel any better, if I had read your blog back then, and if I had known you liked Postum at the same time, I would have shared the info!

The Mom said...

My husband is devastated. I also went on eBay and Holy Cow! I went to the Pero website and you can requeset a free sample from them to see if you like it. FYI

The Dillon 6 said...

wow. you are the second person I know who drinks Postum. Technically, I know, I don't actually "KNOW" you, but I know OF you, and therefore I feel that I KNOW you. Really? Postum?! bleaughchch!!!

Maraiya said...

Here, here Dillon 6. Postum is naasty. Blech. Perhaps they'll manufacture a real drink in it's place. Oh, did I type that outloud?

Nancy Face said...

I know Postum isn't coffee...but I never could figure out what it actually IS, haha! :D

Jill said...

It could have been worse. They could have discontinued Diet Dr. Pepper.

Heather said...

I'm officially last to know.... but I don't care.

Katy and Paul said...

try cafix, its as close to postum as i have found

Lauren said...

Sounds like something you would drink to get rid of Post-Pardom Depression.

That's what it is for, right?

East of Eden said...

i read this on someone's blog a million years ago, but I thought it was a fake thing....

I'm sorry your Postom is gone. Have you ever tried Pero? I know it's not the same, come to think of it, I've not seen Pero on the shelves for a while either....

Somthing strange is afoot at the Circle K.

Amanda said...

I had the same reaction, but now I drink something I like better. It's called Teecino - and I'm obsessed!

tricki_nicki said...

Dude, what? Can we drink Postum? Ok, I've been a dang Mormon for ten years now and nobody told me I could drink POSTUM!? And now it's DISCONTINUED?

Life is so unfair.

Chell said...

Ah, sorry about that! We dont have it here, so I cant agree or disagree, but I know how much it sucks when they take something off the shelves thats been there for a long time..

No Cool Story said...

I have one jar in my pantry! You can have it.

Although, hmm, it's like from 5 years ago.
Want it?