Friday, July 25, 2008

R.I.P. POSTUM

NOT MY POSTUM!!!

I never thought it would happen. Since I normally don't stock up on Postum until late fall, I didn't find out until YESTERDAY, that Kraft foods STOPPED MAKING POSTUM IN FALL 2007.
This is a tragedy. Seriously. I grew up on Postum. I got my Hubby into it. My MIL loves it. THIS IS NOT HAPPENING!!!
Apparently a few thousand people have written/emailed Kraft, begging them to bring back Postum. Kraft has stubbornly refused. Some people are selling Postum on Ebay. One person wants $150 for THREE jars. I used to buy it at the store for $3.49. Waaaahhhhh!!!!

NOW what am I gonna drink in the cold winter mornings? Herbal tea is thin. Postum is creamy, with creamer and Splenda. All I have left is one half jar, sitting in my Pantry. Hey, maybe I can get a couple hundred dollars for it on Ebay...

(kidding)

In happier news, I've broke the 40K mark in my word count! Check me out! I did it last night. I am very impressed with myself. This is the most I've been excited about a novel since...well, about 2005. I guess when I'm finished I'll find out if it's any good. I'm actually at a very suspensful part in the ancient setting, so it's been fun to write. I have planned out every detail, so really, it's just getting out the story.
I am hoping to have a completed first draft by the end of August. The way I'm going, it might be MID August! Woo!
Okay, I am going to go and lament the demise of Postum, now. Such awful news!
Update: So I am going to try something called PERO. I found this blog entry and apparently it might be a fitting substitute. My dad drinks it and I asked him, and he said he recommended it. So, maybe things will be OK? But with my luck, I'll get hooked on Pero and they'll discontinue THAT...

4 comments:

Michelle Miles said...

I'm so sorry about your postum. I had never even heard of it until I knew you! LOL

You are seriously on fire with your story. I hope I get to read it soon :)

Karen said...

That's terrible for you! I'd check out places like Big Lots, they might still carry it.

Lowa said...

I had never heard of postum until I found your blog! Can't you have hot chocolate if you want something hot and yummy to drink??

I just read on-line that some Indian stores have it or something. Maybe you can try that.

Glad you got so much writing in, that is VERY exciting!

Lowa said...

Oh, also. I was addicted to a drink called "Toffee Coffee" made by Tastefully Simple. It was HORRENDOUSLY expensive but I would buy a tin of it here and there as a treat and make it last. Of course within months of me discovering it, they discontinued it!?!? Why do people DO THAT!?!?