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Old 11-18-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: SC
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Growing up my mother would always buy little pre made shrimp cocktails that came in a clear glass jar and had a steel screw on lid. They were filled with cocktail sauce and tiny little shrimps and were soooo good.

I just remembered these and realized that I have not seen them in stores in recent memory. She must have bought them at a plain grocery store because there weren't any specialty stores around in the 80s.

Has anyone seen these, or know where to find them nowadays¿

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Old 11-18-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I remember those. Sau-See Shrimp cocktail. As I grew older and tasted REAL shrimp cocktail, I started to dislike them.

Interesting story about the founder of the company: Starting With Shrimp, Ending in Success - NYTimes.com

They still carry them in a few grocery stores, according to what I can find online. But the packaging has changed, so you might not recognize them.








You might also try contacting them through a direct message on their facebook page. Doesn't look like they respond to FB posts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sau-Sea/105151096224112
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I remember those we always had those in the house but as JKGourmet said there's nothing like real thing.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Megalopolis
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My folks bought them in the 60's, 70's. We used them for years and years afterward as drinking glasses.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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My folks bought them in the 60's, 70's. We used them for years and years afterward as drinking glasses.
They were our OJ glasses!
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:38 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I remember those! And also keeping the jars as drinking glasses.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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I remember one time I went to Las Vegas, there was this run down small open front casino and they advertised $1 hot dogs and $1 shrimp cocktails prolly like 8 years ago. Well the shrimp were tiny like the kind that comes in a can and they were on a bed of mostly lettuce. The hot dog was huge, but it tasted worse than baloney, I threw both things out.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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I remember them too, and yes, we also kept the jars as drinking glasses. That was before the days of imitation seafood legs etc. I dont think I'd like them too much now though but they were a treat yrs ago (alth. too much cocktail sauce in the jar imo)
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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I don't know if you have a Shop-Rite supermarket near you, I buy the little glass jar cocktails there.
They're kept on the aisle with the sardines and other canned seafood.

I've also seen the Sau-Sea brand (sauce and shrimps you mix) in the 'fridge.
I tried these, not the same without that shrimp flavor permeating the sauce.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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It's been a long time since I last saw those.

You can buy an equivalent cocktail sauce, pre-made, and many fish counters sell the little pre-cooked shrimp. It wouldn't take much to mix the two together if you are missing those old shrimp cocktails.
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