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Sometimes I think I must have very odd tastes, because an awful lot of consumer products I regularly use end up getting discontinued by the manufacturer, to the point where I think maybe I was the only person who bought them. I recently used up the last of my stockpile of Crest Whitening Expressions Vanilla Mint toothpaste gel (the kind that came in a compact tube that stood neatly upright). I had noticed it was disappearing from the shelves and ordered a bunch from drugstore dot com, but now its completely gone. I really dislike heavy mint flavoring in toothpaste, and this was a nice mild alternative. CVS used to have a house brand liquid shower soap that came in a very ingenious dispenser with a hanging hook and a no-drip squeeze openingI especially liked the blue ocean-scented variety, as Im not a fan of floral and fruity aromas in the bath. All gone. Horizon organic milk used to come in a non-ultra-pasteurized version. (I find ultra pasteurized milk to have a slightly cooked taste that I dont care for). No more. Then there was the short-lived Quaker whole grain medleys instant cerealsthe box with 8 packets was around for just a couple of years, and has been replaced with single serving containers that are both expensive and environmentally foolish. And dont even get me started on beloved lipstick colors that disappear forever.
This sort of thing annoys me more the older I getI guess Ive just become a curmudgeon who cant deal with change. Anyone else mourning a favorite product that has disappeared?