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Uh oh! Franco-American is no more
Boston Globe ^ | November 18, 2004 | Knight Ridder

Posted on 11/19/2004 6:17:27 PM PST by asgardshill

PHILADELPHIA -- Here's one for nostalgia buffs: the Franco-American brand -- best known for SpaghettiOs -- is no more.

Campbell Soup Co. has quietly retired it, though not SpaghettiOs, which were introduced in 1965. SpaghettiOs are now sold under the Campbell brand.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: france; francoamericans; monkeys; surrender
Even French brand names are surrendering these days! I'm quite sure that "Franco-American" is as popular a brand name these days as Mitsubishi would have been during WW II.
1 posted on 11/19/2004 6:17:28 PM PST by asgardshill
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To: asgardshill

You won't hear me crying. Or catch me buying any French anything!


2 posted on 11/19/2004 6:19:35 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: asgardshill

They're selling 2 cans for $1.00 at the neighborhood grocery store, a lot of Tabasco sauce makes them pretty good.


3 posted on 11/19/2004 6:19:57 PM PST by wrathof59 (semper ubi sub ubi)
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To: asgardshill

Whither Chef Boy-ar-dee?


4 posted on 11/19/2004 6:20:09 PM PST by martin_fierro (Chat is my milieu)
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To: asgardshill

The brand survived Francisco Franco, but not Jacques Chirac.


5 posted on 11/19/2004 6:20:18 PM PST by John Thornton ("Appeasers always hope that the crocodile will eat them last." Winston Churchill)
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To: asgardshill

LOL one of the competitors is "Heinz." It looks like Chef Boyardee is going to win this battle.


6 posted on 11/19/2004 6:20:24 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Santorum 2008)
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To: wrathof59

I used to love the stuffed ravioli they do, but got burned out on them in college. (I still have a few cans of F-A in my food storage - maybe its time to put those puppies on EBay) :)


7 posted on 11/19/2004 6:21:36 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: ElkGroveDan
It looks like Chef Boyardee is going to win this battle.

He looks French too - that wussy little moustache ;)

8 posted on 11/19/2004 6:22:36 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: bullseye876
"Muhammad-Os"

They kidnap the Lucky Charms leprechaun and behead him unless you send in Quake to "negotiate" his release.

10 posted on 11/19/2004 6:24:22 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: yldstrk
You won't hear me crying. Or catch me buying any French anything!

I still buy French's mustard. It's made in America and the only thing it has in common with the French is that they're both yellow.

11 posted on 11/19/2004 6:24:54 PM PST by Prime Choice (STFU ACLU.)
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To: asgardshill

I love Spaghettios!

12 posted on 11/19/2004 6:25:31 PM PST by UnklGene
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To: martin_fierro

hey the Chef retired a millionaire and buy the way, why was a pseudo Italian dish called Franco........that gives credit to the French who by the way were taught their culinary disciplines by the Italians during the Roman Empire....Franch then went on to create.....ummmm, oh yea, sauces and gravies to cover up the taste of their god awful meat


14 posted on 11/19/2004 6:27:01 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: asgardshill

How can a nation who eat glorified snot in the form of l'escargot have the nerve to brand it as haute cuisine?


15 posted on 11/19/2004 6:27:19 PM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Prime Choice
I bought store brands when I was poor and foolish. Now that I'm not so poor but still foolish, I still use 'em.

(I do use W Ketchup though - no Heinz will ever darken my pantry again).

16 posted on 11/19/2004 6:28:56 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: UnklGene

I love Spaghetios!

17 posted on 11/19/2004 6:29:38 PM PST by UnklGene
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To: Happygal
How can a nation who eat glorified snot in the form of l'escargot have the nerve to brand it as haute cuisine?

(uncomfortable silence - menudo night is huge around here ...)

18 posted on 11/19/2004 6:29:49 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: bullseye876

Memo to the camp cook - ALWAYS poke a hole or two in the can before you put it near the campfire. Can go boom otherwise (better than throwing a handful of bullets in).


19 posted on 11/19/2004 6:31:23 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: wrathof59

The tabasco might be the only edible part of that dish.


20 posted on 11/19/2004 6:32:37 PM PST by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi.)
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To: asgardshill

Thank you for remembering Quake. Man, I wanted him to dismantle that stupid little Quisp.


21 posted on 11/19/2004 6:34:38 PM PST by sittnick (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: sittnick

Quisp was a little jerk. I always wanted to grab him by the throat, wind up that stupid little propeller, and watch him bounce off the walls.


22 posted on 11/19/2004 6:35:41 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: asgardshill

Uh Oh, SpaghettiOs!


23 posted on 11/19/2004 6:37:03 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: asgardshill

Overcooked pasta in ketchup.

Yummmmm!


25 posted on 11/19/2004 6:39:24 PM PST by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: asgardshill

What will we do without that delicious carrot gravy?!


26 posted on 11/19/2004 6:40:35 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: yldstrk

I don't see the problem -- Franco-American was not a French company.


27 posted on 11/19/2004 7:06:21 PM PST by pecadillo
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To: asgardshill

I don't think I have ever eaten a 'spaghetti-o'. Try to say away from the canned fat stuff.

I do like 'french bread' however on the shelf in the grocers'. I know it's not really from France....


28 posted on 11/19/2004 7:13:59 PM PST by ZOTnot (Nov 3: 'I WILL NOT gloat'; 'I WILL NOT gloat'; 'I WILL NOT gloat': [4 MORE YEARS!])
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To: wrathof59

Ugghh... can`t stand tabasco, it`s not even hot, just nasty. College taught me the pleasures of "Spam parmagin" a little fried spam, a can of "canned pasta product" of your chioce, Frank`s original Red Hot Sauce, shredded mozzarella....mmmmm!


29 posted on 11/19/2004 7:22:35 PM PST by infidel29 (America is GREAT because she is GOOD, the moment she ceases to be GOOD, she ceases to be GREAT - B.F)
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To: asgardshill
When we were little our folks used to cook big cans of Franco-American Spaghetti for camp out dinners. With a big slab of sheepherder bread and butter on a cool evening ----- brings back memories of of times before.
30 posted on 11/19/2004 7:31:15 PM PST by Mike Darancette (RICE '08)
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To: asgardshill

AP and UPI reported the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert from "run" to "hide". The only higher levels in France are "surrender" and "collaborate". This increase in the terror alert level was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed one of France's white flag factories, disabling their military


31 posted on 11/19/2004 7:32:06 PM PST by Tweeker
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To: asgardshill
menudo night is huge around here

Menudo tastes better than escargot.

32 posted on 11/19/2004 7:33:49 PM PST by Mike Darancette (RICE '08)
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To: Mike Darancette
Menudo tastes better than escargot

Ummmmmmm, menudo < /Homer Simpson voice>

I had menudo a couple of weeks ago -- I was disappointed. It has to be COLD for me to enjoy menudo. Hopefully a cold front will come through before long!

33 posted on 11/19/2004 7:38:37 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: asgardshill
...as Mitsubishi would have been during WW II.

Ah, hence the "Three Diamonds" tuna?

34 posted on 11/19/2004 7:48:49 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: asgardshill

Campbell very wise.


35 posted on 11/19/2004 7:55:09 PM PST by onyx eyes (....Proud to be Red! (better red than .......))
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To: UnklGene

36 posted on 11/20/2004 5:20:42 PM PST by UnklGene
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