I admit, I am a lazy person. Sure I hold down a job and do cartooning on the side. But overall I am lazy. I workout only about once a week (sometimes more) and have to really focus to make better food choices.
Lately it seems that the world is against me (or at least trying to push me in the direction of making better life choices).
First it was Olympia. They used to sell this great Caller ID Globe at Brookstone. I can sit on my couch and see who is calling from across the room and decide whether that person was worth getting off my ass for.
Image from www.brookstone.com
Well it has come time to replace my 5 year old one because the display has gone bad. Much to my surprise Brookstone no longer carries it and they said the manufacturer has stopped making it. Ebay still has a few for over $70. Can’t someone else work this technology?
In my quest to eat better (notice I said better not great) I started eating Doritos Light a few years ago.
Image from www.Olestra.com
Also known in some circles as Poopie Chips b/c they are made with Olestra, I never had intestinal problems eating them. Honestly I think that whole myth was started because some guy with diarrhea anyway ended up in the test group. Besides I was hoping for them to have an adverse affect on me figuring I could end up losing a few pounds. Anyway, I noticed about a year ago that Kroger stopped carrying them. Typical for Kroger to stop carrying a product I use forcing me to go elsewhere, I went directly to Frito-Lay’s website to find out who carries them. NO ONE. They discontinued them and when I spoke to a representative they said that they still had Baked Doritos…uhhh YUCK. Tastes like cheese flavored cardboard.
So recently Tostitos Gold has been on the shopping list. Forget the calorie jump, they taste good. Now it looks like Frito Lay has done it to me again. Launched with much fanfare six years ago, they are no longer on the shelf. A quick review of the Frito-Lay website, doesn’t include them in the list anymore.
Am I the only one with a kiss of death on products? Anything you loved that is no longer available? Maybe I should farm myself out to companies to start using their competitors products. I could be like the “Cooler” for the retail industry.