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"Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:11 pm
by housil
The German "Knorr" company announces in Dec 2018, they discontinue after 129 years the production of the "Erbswurst". :cry:

https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/baden-wue ... u-100.html

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:19 pm
by norge
you need to stock up before its gone....

we do the same thing here in Norway if something retires in the food world

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:09 pm
by Demolition_Man
I discovered the fact that it still exists only last year by pure chance. Unilever never put a cent into advertising it for newer generations, no wonder less and less people bought it. You can't rely on tradition alone on the food market.

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:16 pm
by carlosflar
I is this a Germany only thing?
I would love to try it before it disappears...
Nobody makes and offbrand equivalent?

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 pm
by ViperGTS
Its like a pea and sausage soup mix of sorts, right??. I dont know much about it.

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:50 pm
by housil
carlosflar wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:16 pm
I is this a Germany only thing?
I would love to try it before it disappears...
Nobody makes and offbrand equivalent?
They are some on Ebay.de, but prices are gone crazy. 5 pcs up to €27... (~$30) :shock:
https://www.ebay.de/i/273638393893?chn=ps

It´s a German thing. Founded back in 1867 (!) and used as the very first military "ration" in 1870 to the Prussian Army. In use for the last 129 years.
ViperGTS wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Its like a pea and sausage soup mix of sorts, right??. I dont know much about it.
Ja. Each "sausage" holds 6 compressed "tablet's", you dissolve one in 250ml (~ one cup) hot/boiling water that gives you a pea soup.

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:41 pm
by wats6831
housil wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:50 pm
carlosflar wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:16 pm
I is this a Germany only thing?
I would love to try it before it disappears...
Nobody makes and offbrand equivalent?
They are some on Ebay.de, but prices are gone crazy. 5 pcs up to €27... (~$30) :shock:
https://www.ebay.de/i/273638393893?chn=ps

It´s a German thing. Founded back in 1867 (!) and used as the very first military "ration" in 1870 to the Prussian Army. In use for the last 129 years.
ViperGTS wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Its like a pea and sausage soup mix of sorts, right??. I dont know much about it.
Ja. Each "sausage" holds 6 compressed "tablet's", you dissolve one in 250ml (~ one cup) hot/boiling water that gives you a pea soup.
I still have some that you sent me :D Thank you! I treasure it

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 pm
by Smitty
Heartbreaking! I prep all my food for reenacting and that is always a treat. Though I’ve been know to have it for dinner at home. I’ve sent a message to Knorr expressing my heartbreak. Probably won’t change things, but hey, I had to try.

In any case, I’ve stocked up for the next 4 or so years.

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:14 am
by carlosflar
Is it no longer for sale in supermarkets?

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:47 am
by vespa
A smaller food company could get in the market and produce their own to sell.