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  1. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    OK, I didn't want to put anything in the title that would alarm anyone or cause anyone to assume it as a fact...but my mom says she heard today that Pillsbury is discontinuing the biscuits (she did not say crescents, she said biscuits).

    I tried to get more info from her...

    She swears its not the frozen ones, but the ones in the tubes near the cheese/milk.

    I also asked if they said just certain varieties, but she thinks it's all of them.

    I think she is mistaken...but was wondering if anyone else has heard of this.
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  2. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    I cannot imagine them being discontinued
     
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  3. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    That is probably another one of those crazy rumors! Pillsbury would be nuts to do that considering all the varieties they have and how well they sell!
     
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  4. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yeah- I can't imagine they'd discontinue that large a segment of their product line.

    There were announcements a couple of weeks ago that one of the companies (I forget if it was Pillsbury or Nestle) was discontinuing some varieties of refrigerated cookie dough to cut costs.

    I do wish that Pillsbury would reformulate their refrigerated dough products to have less bad fats in them.
     
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  5. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Me too! I love how convient they are, but hate how bad they are for us.
     
  6. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    So true! I love them, but feel so guilty using them. I also can't believe that they would discontinue their entire line of biscuits. Maybe they will cut back on how many different varieties they offer though.
     
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  7. They have a reduced fat honey wheat which is delicious!
     
  8. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I don't know if this is happening where you are, but our grocery stores are thining out their selection. Lots of items have disappeared from the shelfs lately.

    Now I want to go look for those...
     
  9. myinnerchef

    myinnerchef Member Gold Member

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    I don't know if this is related, but our store stopped carrying the single tubes of pillsbury biscuits a while ago and only sells them in four-packs.
     
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  10. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Yes, I think she just heard the announcement wrong. And, I would hope they would cut back on the varieties rather than the whole line.

    Well, I was worried, and since no one else seems to have heard this, I figure it's not true and she was just confused.
    Thanks!
     
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  11. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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  12. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Shoot. Those are the only healthy (-ish) bread products in their convenience line (refrigerated and frozen doughs).
     
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  13. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    That's really too bad. I like to buy them, because it's easy to pull out the right amount - whether you need 3 or 12!


    But, on the bright side - at least I don't have to be concerned that I can no longer do my 30 minute Chicken and Garlic Biscuit Bites demo!:)
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  14. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    I made the Monkey bread version (I called them Monkey Bites) at my brunch show this past Saturday, and they were really popular. Of the 4 people (including host) at the show, I have 3 bookings (the only reason the 4th didn't book is because she lives with her daughter, who DID book). I'm pretty sure there will be a cookware set, or at least a couple of open stock pieces, purchased at one of these shows.

    In fact, I have a tube of Grands in my refrigerator, so I can make Monkey Bites this weekend! Thanks for the recipe.
     
  15. My brother actaully works for pillsbury and he hasn't mentioned anything. I know that the frozen dough division was purchased this week by Pennant Foods. Perhaps thats the announcement she heard. But from what I understand, they will continue with the same product line.
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  16. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    That's exactly why I like the frozen ones, too! With just 2 of us in the house, a full tube is usually too many (especially considering all the trans and saturated fats in them).
     
    Mar 20, 2009
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  17. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    You mean eating a tube of Pillsbury biscuits isn't healthy? Dang!
     
    Mar 20, 2009
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  18. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Say what??? However, I am one of those people that loves chocolate chip cookie dough!
     
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