A couple of weeks ago I posted in this space a piece about things that are no longer available or are quite different now. I intend to continue this tonight with another slew of products that are either gone, or that the adverts are gone, or are quite changed.
Let us take for example a simple item like coffee. My family were always Folger’s drinkers, so I shall use that as the example. When I was a kid, there was only kind of blend and only one roast. However, it came in three degrees of fineness (“grinds”): regular, fine, and drip in decreasing order of particle size. Ma was stingy, so she always used drip grind on the theory, correct by the way, that it was more extractable. The problem was that she used a percolator, so the very fine particles would make the coffee cloudy.
Today, there are over a dozen variations of blends, roasts, and flavors for just this one brand! However, you NEVER see any mention of grind! Things change a lot.