Last night we had dinner with friends in Queens. We love taking their kids trick-or-treating and the like, so when I was out grocery shopping on Saturday, I picked up 18 eggs and a couple of Paas Easter egg dyeing kits. It's a little early for Easter, but I thought it would be fun. I picked up two "Traditional PAAS Easter Egg Color Kits" and a special fun glitter paint version.
I was shocked- shocked, I tell you!- when I opened the kits and found little round tablets that you have to dissolve in vinegar. What? WHAT-WHAT-WHAT? Where are the four, tiny, impossible to open, oh-so-spillable, stinky bottles of green, blue, yellow and pink that you daubed on the eggs with q-tips?
Apparently, the Old School method has been discontinued. No one else could remember what I was talking about! Zak waxed at length about how the tablets have been around as long as he can remember. (He's 12.)
I've been looking around online. At least one another person mentioned the same dismay, but their post is dated April 2000.
Whoa. What else have I been missing?
EDITED TO ADD:
Okay, the comments have prompted me to pull out these old pictures. Look, it's Gwen from 1993! Isn't her "Blossom" hat the coolest? Here, we are, painting Easter eggs with q-tips.
Let's get a close-up on the jars, shall we?
EDITED (AGAIN) to ADD:
Yes! My sister figured it out! Here they are, the stinky, spillable bottles of Doc Hinkle's Easter Egg dye! Also? How fun to post something lighthearted and get 10 comments right away! I missed you guys. I'm glad the work load has lightened enough to let me get back to my hobbies.