Don't you hate that? You find something new to love at the store and then when you go back to buy more, you find it is going to be discontinued! Augh!!
About a month ago, I was in the cereal aisle looking for a particular cereal. I spotted something new and thought, "Why not? It's healthy and good for you" and bought it. It is honey roasted whole oat clusters from that cereal Honey Bunches of Oats, but without the flakes, just the clusters. It got eaten up by all of us in one sitting! Right out of the box! Grandma, the girls, Hubby and I just devoured it! Makes a nice little snack when you add raisins and pecans to it and make your own trail mix.
Anyway, I bought another box the next time I went to the store and the same thing happened-- gone in a night! So last week, at the food store, I was poised to buy 2 boxes this time and what do I see? A tag on the price stating "discontinued item" with a reduced price. What?!? No!!! While I love the reduced price, I am so disappointed they won't be selling it anymore. Hubby went to the food store today and bought all they had left-- 7 boxes! That should last us a short while, until we make a trip to the big town and stop at the bigger stores over there.
With the higher gas prices, we have been consolidating our trips even more than we already have and only go until it's absolutely necessary. Last week was a baby appointment at the pediatrician's office, so we also went to the bank, Costco, lunch, Wal-mart... We have another appointment next week so that will be another multi-stop trip into big town.
I remember over 10 years ago, my sister used to use this french perfume and it was quite expensive but it was her scent-- it smelled so lovely on her. She could only find it at the big department stores. Then one day, they stopped selling it. She went around to all the other stores and found the same thing-- nothing. She finally found some at a perfume outlet and bought the 3 or 4 jars they had left. They have long since been used up and she has moved on to something else.
Do you have any favorite items (food or cosmetics or anything else) that have been discontinued? What did you do about it?