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Old 10-30-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I love when new flavors are added alongside original products. My beef is that the ones I tend to like best are often available for a 'limited time only' and then they are gone in favor of even newer flavors.
For instance I don't much care for regular Oreos, but peanut butter ones are pretty good, and I suspect I would really like them if they had a coffee flavor too, so for them to have me buy their product they definitely need something other than just the original flavor. And that's the name of the game, increase the customer base to increase sales.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:34 PM
 
Location: GA
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Granted, but don't think think the number of new variations is exploding these days? Much more so than in my lifetime previously. It's a growing trend, and one I don't like. But then, I'm a purist.
I totally understand. Especially M&Ms! It seems this is happening with everything not just food. There are so many choices it can be overwhelming for some people. There's so much competition companies need to appeal to more people. Doesn't work for me
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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I LOVE all the M&M varieties! Keep 'em coming, I say!!
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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I just wish they wouldn't put hot peppers in things where I don't expect them, like yogurt and chocolate. I can avoid chili and mexican food, but now I need to look twice and read the fine print on a lot of things.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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I just wish they wouldn't put hot peppers in things where I don't expect them, like yogurt and chocolate. I can avoid chili and mexican food, but now I need to look twice and read the fine print on a lot of things.
Sorry, but I love these things (the Noosa Blackberry Serrano yoghurt is divine!) The beauty of variety is that there's something for everyone.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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As long as you can still buy the originals you like, why would it matter?

The worst is when they tamper with a great product. Then, you cannot get the original at all.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:39 PM
 
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Granted, but don't think think the number of new variations is exploding these days? Much more so than in my lifetime previously. It's a growing trend, and one I don't like. But then, I'm a purist.
It doesnt bother me. I don't buy a lot of prepackaged food, so the only time I see these variations is when they're an end cap display. I don't pay them much attention, just keep on walking by.

If something I do buy comes out with a new variation, I might buy it if it interests me, otherwise I just grab what I always buy.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Nope, I'm generally pleased to have a number of varieties available, assuming original versions continue to be available as well.

I tend to be interested in seasonal varieties of lots of items. I don't always get the same thing.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:12 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Like Cranberry Newtons? They might be good, but c'mon.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:27 PM
 
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Like Cranberry Newtons? They might be good, but c'mon.
If they're good, what's the problem?
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