Emily Maynard Makes a Horrifying Grocery Store Discovery That's All Too Familiar


funfetti cupcakesI have a sad tale of first-world problems -- but it's one we can all probably relate to. We begin with our reality TV heroine in the grocery store, buying the ingredients for cupcakes. But alas! One key ingredient is missing. Quoth former Bachelorette Emily Maynard, "What happened to @BettyCrocker Rainbow Chip icing?? How am I supposed to make funfetti cupcakes without it?" How indeed, Emily Maynard. HOW INDEED.

No seriously, though. How do you make funfetti cupcakes without rainbow chip icing? Ooh, I hate it when your favorite food just disappears from store shelves. That is the worst! Well, not the worst, worst. But it's still annoying.

I remember when my favorite brand of chicken suddenly flew from the shelves with no explanation. Yeah, I said it -- I have a favorite brand of chicken. Doesn't everybody? Fortunately it turned out they were just changing their packaging and the chickens are back! But without the feet, which was one of the things I loved about them. (Because you make stock with them and it gives you super immunity powers -- oh never mind.)

And then there's my favorite yogurt for breakfast, which disappears from the cooler every so often. How am I supposed to start my morning without it? And when they're out of my favorite pistachio apricot granola -- well, forget it. I might as well stay in bed until the stuff returns. God forbid it should ever be discontinued. Don't get me started on my feelings about my favorite olive oil. That's just going to get embarrassing.

No word from Betty Crocker in Emily's thread, but FYI Emily, you can stock up on that rainbow chip frosting online. Wilton did pipe up to say she could fold in their Rainbow Chip Crunch (sprinkles?) into icing. So all is not lost. Use your imagination, Ems!

Have any of your favorite foods ever disappeared or been discontinued?


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nonmember avatar Cynthia

The shake & bake teriyaki glaze dissappeared on me for a while and now when I see it I stock up!

youth... youthfulsoul

Yes Wonder bread and Colombo French breads. Ever since Hostess closed up shop. Supposedly Wonder is back, although I've yet to find it at my local Safeway. Boo

nonmember avatar Desiree

Too many times to count.

Jammi... Jammie209

My favorite flavor of yogurt is extremely hard to find. So, like the woman above me, when I find it, I try to stock up as much as I can with a dairy product.

nonmember avatar Kimber

The worst is when your favorite cosmetic item disappears. I wore the same lipstick for years and then it was gone.

Amy Stearns Lewis

Definitely. Just this past year 3 of my staple items at home have disappeared from Meijer store. Now I have to go to Target and Giant Eagle to get : Keebler Honey Graham Crackers, Cinnamon Burst Cheerios, and Unfrosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptarts.

sweet... sweetaspie630

Lipton had a coconut thai instant soup that was AMAZING, and they got rid of it. :(

Andrea Chapman

Keebler Opera Creme Cookies that had the vanilla and chocolate sandwich cookies with lemon creme in them. The website states it cost too much to produce the cookies from the 80's, reminiscent of my childhood.


Jabbe... Jabbertiff

Yes!!! In fact, I've made it a rule not to proclaim out loud when I get stuck on a snack for fear I'll jinx myself. Lol...I miss 3D Doritos as well as smoky cheddar/BBQ reg. Doritos. Chai Latte creamer which is amazing in hot tea and I have been craving a Nestlé Alpine White candy bar for about 17 years!

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