Whatever happened to JUST peanuts?

@AmbiePam (49101)
United States
December 1, 2009 2:36pm CST
I've had a migraine for about four days, and off an on it turns back into a regular headache. So today I went to Walgreens to buy peanuts. With nausea, I eat what sounds good, and peanuts sounded good. Guess what I couldn't find? Slightly salted peanuts. They had roasted peanuts, chocolate covered peanuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, every kind of trail mix available. But no plain 'ol peanuts! Have you ever gone to look for something simple, something basic that ten years ago wouldn't have been hard to find? And you see that there is every kind of everything, but the one thing you need. I finally bought mixed nuts, because you know they usually contain peanuts. I open them up...no peanuts.
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Aww! I'm so sorry to hear that you're suffering with a migraine. I know what they're like and wouldn't wish them on my worst enemy. Well, an ex-husband, maybe, but that's all. I've noticed the same thing about just about everything! I remember, back in the day, when you had a choice of 2 or 3 varieties or brands of something. Now, there's a couple of dozen! Deodorant shopping is frightening! Soap? Simple ol' bar soap to wash your face with? Good grief! I wish I had known of your plight sooner and had time to do something about it. I have two packs of raw peanuts. I wasn't looking for raw peanuts when I bought them but thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to get some. I can roast them however I want, with as little or as much salt as I want. (I like the lightly-salted ones, too.) It's crazy out there! You can't find something simple anymore. Well, okay, it's hard to find something simple. My husband asked me to pick him up some Head and Shoulders shampoo once. He likes the original Head and Shoulders. There are about a dozen varieties of Head and Shoulders now! I looked and looked but couldn't find anything that said "original" or even said nothing but "Head and Shoulders" without something added. I sent him out to get his shampoo after that. I may be dating myself but I like phones that are just phones. The newer cell phones are now phones but also cameras, video recorders, GPS navigation systems, internet, alarm clocks, day-minders, voicemail, phonebooks, blah blah blah. I want a phone that is just a phone!!! I don't want one I can watch DVDs on! I sure hope your migraine/headache gets better soon. I get them myself and they usually last a few days before disappearing. I have meds for them but that just makes me sleepy so I try to avoid them whenever possible. Do you have anything you can take for them?
@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Yes, I and took the medicine. It didn't work. Sometimes it doesn't, and I just have to wait several days before it's gone. Love what you said about the phone. So true!
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Gingerale is great for nausea, as long as it's not too cold or too bubbly. Coke syrup is also excellent for nausea. I used that when I was pregnant and it ended the nausea immediately. (You can get that at the pharmacy counter. Why they keep it behind the counter, I don't know.) I've also taken bubble baths (the long, soaky kind) with a warm compress on my forehead when I get migraines. It helps me. Just a thought.
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
2 Dec 09
I drink Coke when I have nausea and it usually helps so much. I tried everything for my headache today. You know what got rid of it? I put capzasian all over my head AND one side of my face (face hurt too, including jaw). It burned like hell on fire, and I had to keep a cold compress on my face for two hours, but it got rid of the migraine. I'd rather have my face burn than feel the pain of the migraine.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
2 Dec 09
Hello AP. I am sorry to know that you have got migraine for four days. It is really terrible to have a migraine. Sometimes it comes to me as well when I have a cold or when I don't have a good rest. The only way I can get rid of it is to take one or two capsules for cold. I hate it when migraine visits me. Yeah, I like peanuts as well. I bought a big bag of peanuts and eat them every day. Peanuts are good to our health. I wish you to get the kind of peanuts you expect to next time. Good luck to you.
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
2 Dec 09
How are you William? It is cold, wet, and rainy today where I live. How is the weather in China?
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• China
3 Dec 09
It is cloudy and cold today as well. The sun came out this morning, but hid somewhere in the afternoon and cold in the evening. I am glad that I am back home now in the house for the rest of the evening. Stay warm, friend.
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@haiershen (1084)
• China
3 Dec 09
hope you will be better sooner. i know that it is terrible when you had a migraine for long time (four days), i have this experience when i had a cold,because it is really hard to bear, so i always to see the doctor immediately and the cold always can be control after two or three hours later.such around four days for the migraine,i couldn't image how you body could be bear. on the other hands,it is very strange for me to heard that migraine can be cured by peanuts? what kinds of peanuts were there? we like to eat peanuts,so my mum always plante some peanuts at the field which is in the front of our house,good luck and have a nice day!
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
3 Dec 09
Oh no. Peanuts were just because I was nauseated and peanuts were the only thing that sounded good to eat. Unfortunately, my migraine has come back again after giving it a rest yesterday. I'm not sure how long I can stand having it again.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
2 Dec 09
Hi Ambie! How are you feeling? Did you get to see your doctor? What kind of peanuts were you looking for? Lightly salted and roasted ate pretty much the same thing, the only difference is the amount of salt. Dry roasted are nasty, but you didn't mention those. If you are looking for the ones in the shells, they've had them at Homeland in the produce section. Most cans of mixed nuts have very few or no peanuts. People used to complain that there were too many. Now mixed nuts are mostly almonds. Don't forget Mason's Peanuts off of Rt 9 near Riverwind Casino.
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
2 Dec 09
Oh, I meant honey roasted. They had honey roasted, and that's why I didn't want them. I go to the doctor on Thursday. Wish me luck. Once I see him it won't take long, but I'm nervous!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
2 Dec 09
Hey Ambie! That's kind of strange! I thought all mixed nuts included peanuts! I always see peanuts everywhere! Every kind you could possibly want! Maybe you could tell me what kind you want and I could send them to you for Christmas! I don't especially like peanuts! I love cashews, walnuts and sometimes almonds, but not peanuts! And the strange thing is I love peanut butter, and I only eat the chunky kind! Please let me know what you are looking for! Santa will be more than happy to help!lol I owe ya one anyway!
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
2 Dec 09
Nah. I can find them by going to my local CVS. Just today, with the migraine I didn't feel like going more than once place. Walgreens was by my bank, and since I had to stop at my bank I went to the closest place. When I was a kid it seemed like all the mixed nuts cans had were peanuts. My sister used to eat all the other nuts and leave me the peanuts. Now for some reason I just want peanuts, and none of the other, like macadamia or pecans. I guess I get weirder as I get older.
• United States
2 Dec 09
Yeah, you are absolutely correct. And I've noticed this with the peanuts as well. Things today are too complicated and when you want something simplified, it's just not there. I guess coffee would be in the same category. It's available, but sometimes when you go to certain places it either has an extra flavor with it or you are questioned about adding something to it. I guess things just can't be anymore.
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
2 Dec 09
Exactly! Coffee choices are a good example.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 Dec 09
GOSH, I didn't know peanuts were so hard to find. I haven't looked for any , did have payday bars in my halloween candy & of course they have peanuts. first time i had seen that candy bar in a long time. I don't buy alot of things like that because i sure don't need them so i just haven't paid attention i guess.
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
2 Dec 09
Peanuts aren't hard to find. I just happened to go to a store that was out of the plain kind. I just thought it was ironic that no longer are the simplest things the easiest thing to find. There is every kind of variety, except the original!
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Dec 09
hi AmbiePam my son found a large jar of slightly salted peanuts in of all places RiteAid and they were so good, I had a hunger for them. odd but sometimes Walmart is like that, you can find almost what you want but not quite. there is a push now on mixed nuts not to have peanuts in them, dont know why but I see that in the big chain stores now days,used to be that mixed nuts always had a lot of peanuts in them. I was looking for peanuts in the shell in the ninety nine cent store and could not find any before I got a large sack for one dollar. so who knows why the stores do what they do. I did get some ripe fresh tomatoes
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Too bad we don't have any Rite Aids here.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Hi AmbiePam Oh yes I have ran into this problem myself. I first would like to say that I know what you are going thru. I have had a migraine for the last couple of days. I couldn't even get on here and do anything because of it. One of the things that I try to find and it seems almost impossible to find is Peanutbutter cream cookies. Me and hubby both love them and cant' find them any where. I hope that you get to feeling better and have a better tomorrow. Keep smiling.
@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Sounds yummy.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
1 Dec 09
New and improved isn't that what they call it? I think so...but not all products are new and improved or embellished with special things like chocolate! I know there are a few things that disappear...I used to get this certain brand of nylons that wore like iron! You could wear them..wash them..wear them and no runs....the store discontinued carrying them and I can't find them anywhere! Now the ones you buy you can wear once or twice and have a run....they are very tricky!
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Cheaper for them to lessen the quality, and end up making us buy more.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
1 Dec 09
hope you feel better soonest. i have to wonder if it is because of peanut allergies and i guess because of christmas, not too many people want just plain peanuts. i guess you could try a bulk food place that has baking items and candy in bulk.
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@AmbiePam (49101)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Walgreens, CVS, and convenience stores usually have individual packets of peanuts, besides cans and containers of them. I just wanted a small packet, you know the 50 cent kind. And Walgreens usually has them. Just not today.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 09
Goodness I would not have thought that There is no problems here with the salted Peanuts they are still as popular as always and there are always plenty on the Shelves to I hope you have found some in the meantime
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 Dec 09
It has happened to me before, I was looking for loot bags for my daughter’s birthday party, you know the plastic bags you put candy and treats for the children when they leave the party. I don’t know if I chose the wrong day to go shopping but I could not find what I was looking for anywhere! A simple item, just like salted peanuts and it was nowhere to be found; it is frustrating and disappointing at the same time! Hope you are feeling better...
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
1 Dec 09
gee, I guess I wouldn't notice that because I don't eat plain peanuts anymore - they don't agree with me - cashews - those I like
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I get the mixed nuts that says less than 50% peanuts and I find thats about all they have in there along with a few cashews and almonds brazil nuts a n very few pecans
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I have also noticed that it seems they don't have anything less salt when it comes to peanuts. I think there's been a lot of changes to food, like with the boxes, etc. We used to have mac n cheese in a redbox now it's in a white box.
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@bunnybon7 (36537)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Dec 09
oh my goodness everyone else must of been wanting plain peanuts cause thats usually all i find at walgreens when im looking for the mixed nuts cause i mostly like just cashews. but cant find just cashews alone. one time my son came into my room and asked could he eat some of my peanuts. lol! I said why sure, but they are mixed nuts. he said not any more you ate all but the peanuts...hes so funny !!!
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
18 Dec 09
I am not sure what happened to them. I think you can buy just peanuts though. I have bought the Planters nuts that come in a container but when we opened them to eat them, it had all kinds of nuts and no peanuts in it.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
11 Dec 09
Just dropping in to say Hi. I'm WAY behind on my friends posts. Sorry for the generic comment. Happy Holidays!!!