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Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2012 [No more Kellogg's Corn Pops? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!]
Yahoo Finance ^ | June 22, 2011 | Douglas A. McIntyre

Posted on 06/22/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT by grundle

Kellogg's Corn Pops

The cereal business is not what is used to be, at least for products that are not considered "healthy." Among those is Kellogg's Corn Pops ready-to-eat cereal. Sales of the brand dropped 18% over the year that ended in April, down to $74 million. That puts it well behind brands like Cheerios and Frosted Flakes, each which have sales of over $200 million a year. Private label sales have also hurt sales of branded cereals. Revenues in this category were $637 million over the same April-end period. There is also profit margin pressure on Corn Pops because of the sharp increase in corn prices. Kellogg's describes the product as being "crispy, glazed, crunchy, sweet." Corn Pops also contain mono- and diglycerides, used to bind saturated fat, and BHT for freshness, which is also used in embalming fluid. None of these are likely to be what mothers want to serve their children in an age in which a healthy breakfast is more likely to be egg whites and a bowl of fresh fruit.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cereal; foodnazis; foodpolice; kellogs; nannystate; nokia; sears
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1 posted on 06/22/2011 5:45:26 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

2. A&W

A large part of my teen years was “cruzin the loop” and hanging out at the A&W. Practically every Saturday there was an impromptu car show featuring the nicest rides in the valley.

“All things must pass”


2 posted on 06/22/2011 5:51:15 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: grundle

I remember their old name and marketing, but they are not politically correct enough to survive in this era.

3 posted on 06/22/2011 5:51:27 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1
Times like this, I feel like creating a politically incorrect food brand. Resurrect old favourites that are pushed aside by the Fun Police (”Fun Suckers”, as PJ O'Rourke calls them).
4 posted on 06/22/2011 5:54:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: rockrr

I worked at an A&W in high school...$1.15 an hour. The guy that owned the franchise was a slave driving skinflint.


5 posted on 06/22/2011 5:57:07 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: grundle

I still miss Burger Chef.

But seriously...walking through a Sears is a bit jarring - it’s so empty and quiet. I felt like a deer on the first day of gun season as the heads of ever staffer snapped around as they spotted a live customer.


6 posted on 06/22/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: grundle

People need to think outside the box. All breakfast foods are revolting. I never ate breakfast until I realized I could eat other things. Eat sandwich or soup or salad for breakfast. On rare occasions I have some pancakes or an omlet for um dinner.


7 posted on 06/22/2011 5:59:03 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: grundle

I miss Kellogs OKs, Sugar jets, Puffa Puffa Rice, and my personal favorite, Calvin and Hobbes’ cereal Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs!


8 posted on 06/22/2011 6:00:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: grundle

Wow - Sears too.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 6:02:00 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

The founder/owner of Marion’s Piazza (Dayton OH pizza institution and yes it’s ‘piazza’) used to visit each store to personally collect the coins from the penny gumball machines. Bartenders were instructed to leave at least an inch of foam head on a pitcher i.e. one inch less liquid.


10 posted on 06/22/2011 6:02:06 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: grundle

11 posted on 06/22/2011 6:03:02 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: grundle
Alas, Corn Pops never got a cool mascot like Tony the Tiger or Sugar Bear or Captain Crunch.

I liked the cereal (it was certainly tastier than Kix), but they were sort of like a school whose team mascot was some amorphous blob, rather than anything recognizable: hard to take to heart and love.

12 posted on 06/22/2011 6:03:51 PM PDT by x
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To: Daralundy

Breakfast foods revolting? The best meal of the day. So many choices - cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage....


13 posted on 06/22/2011 6:04:26 PM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

You just miss the sugar. I would suggest a good donut place. Much tastier.


14 posted on 06/22/2011 6:04:57 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Ya beat me to it. (: sorta :)


15 posted on 06/22/2011 6:05:13 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: grundle
Corn Pops also contain mono- and diglycerides, used to bind saturated fat, and BHT for freshness, which is also used in embalming fluid

Well thats good to know.

16 posted on 06/22/2011 6:05:54 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Pollster1

I remember those, crunch golden nuggets of synthetic, reconstituted stuff. A little bland without a good showering of sugar, though.


17 posted on 06/22/2011 6:06:15 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Most people eat cereals. And they are yucky.


18 posted on 06/22/2011 6:06:27 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: Daralundy

cereal aisles always seem to expand like in “The Matrix” and its ‘we need lots of guns’ scene.


19 posted on 06/22/2011 6:06:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: grundle

Kellog’s Sugar Corn Pops

Sugar Pops are Tops


20 posted on 06/22/2011 6:07:38 PM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: grundle

how about ‘HOPE AND CHANGE’ brand?


21 posted on 06/22/2011 6:07:38 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Daralundy

What, the cereal or the people? ;-)


22 posted on 06/22/2011 6:07:56 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: grundle

What cerial is healthy?

They might as well drop them all if that is the standard.


23 posted on 06/22/2011 6:08:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: grundle

24 posted on 06/22/2011 6:08:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Army Air Corps

There’s probably a good market for that - I hope. If kids run around instead of sitting at a game console, they can eat anything.


25 posted on 06/22/2011 6:09:20 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: editor-surveyor

I like Kashi Go Lean Crunch in the morning. Plenty of fiber and protein - it fills me up and I’m good until lunchtime.


26 posted on 06/22/2011 6:10:38 PM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: lowbridge; grundle
Corn Pops also contain mono- and diglycerides, used to bind saturated fat, and BHT for freshness, which is also used in embalming fluid

Both BHA and BHT are antioxidants and are safe for human consumption. As far as embalming fluid goes, formaldehyde, used for preserving biological specimens, happens to be a natural byproduct of human metabolic activity. You can also find all the essential amino acids in crap. That doesn't mean you should eat crap. It just means you shouldn't avoid getting your essential amino acids because they also happen to be found in crap.
27 posted on 06/22/2011 6:12:25 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Pollster1
I've never had those. But I've had hundreds of boxes of these:

Oh, they're shot with sugar through and through,
Too lazy to Google - something, something - for you.
Kell-ogg's Sugar Corn Pops..
Sugar Pops are tops!


28 posted on 06/22/2011 6:12:39 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Eggs, bacon, sausage, ok, but the rest of that crap is death in a bowl.


29 posted on 06/22/2011 6:13:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: grundle

Sugar Smacks...sigh...


30 posted on 06/22/2011 6:13:23 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: grundle
First they came for the smokers.

But since I wasn't a smoker...

(How long now until the ads start appearing on TV demonizing the "Sugar Industry"?)

31 posted on 06/22/2011 6:15:02 PM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: Daralundy
All breakfast foods are revolting. I never ate breakfast until I realized I could eat other things.


Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.

32 posted on 06/22/2011 6:15:07 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Puffa Puffa Rice

Best commercial ever!

33 posted on 06/22/2011 6:16:35 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: grundle

Anyone besides me remember when Kellogg’s Corn Pops were first called Kellogg’s Sugar Pops? Anyone remember Sugar Pops Pete?


34 posted on 06/22/2011 6:17:00 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: FrdmLvr

Yup, and sugar frosted flakes. They’re great!!!


35 posted on 06/22/2011 6:20:00 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Yup, and sugar frosted flakes. They’re great!!!


36 posted on 06/22/2011 6:20:21 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Yup, and sugar frosted flakes. They’re great!!!


37 posted on 06/22/2011 6:20:21 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: grundle

I even remember this Sugar Pops Pete commercial from the 60’s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv3l-PdtFKs


38 posted on 06/22/2011 6:20:39 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: grundle

39 posted on 06/22/2011 6:21:58 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: editor-surveyor

There certainly are a number of food snobs on FR.


40 posted on 06/22/2011 6:23:08 PM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: grundle

SEARS? Really! They partnered with K Mart, and I noticed that ACE Hardware is now selling Craftsman tools.


41 posted on 06/22/2011 6:23:55 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: grundle

I just hope one of them is “ObamaCare”.


42 posted on 06/22/2011 6:24:43 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

It’s all we’ve got! :o)


43 posted on 06/22/2011 6:25:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Army Air Corps
I feel like creating a politically incorrect food brand.

Like "Cheese Nips"? Little yellow slanty-eyed crackers?

44 posted on 06/22/2011 6:26:22 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Cream of Wheat with real butter and a little sugar.


45 posted on 06/22/2011 6:26:41 PM PDT by therut
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To: grundle

Brings back memories of those 80s Corn Pops commercials.

“Gotta Have My Pops.”


46 posted on 06/22/2011 6:27:33 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Our Joe Wilson can take the Dems' Joe Wilson any day of the week)
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To: Daralundy
I work my meals differently. I get up early but don't eat anything till about 11...and that's usually "lunch"...soup...maybe salad...maybe sandwich.

Dinner is about 7. Late night snack 10PM is "cereal"...with WHOLE milk.

47 posted on 06/22/2011 6:27:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Wisconsinlady

I like smacks and pops once in a while in those space-age aluminum foil bags but I get healthy cereal 95% of the time.


48 posted on 06/22/2011 6:29:08 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: 6SJ7

I like hamburgers for breakfast sometimes, too. They have some lettuce and tomato and less fat than egg and sausage or bacon breakfast sandwiches.


49 posted on 06/22/2011 6:30:16 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: 6SJ7

I like hamburgers for breakfast sometimes, too. They have some lettuce and tomato and less fat than egg and sausage or bacon breakfast sandwiches.


50 posted on 06/22/2011 6:30:26 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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