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Seinfeld Quote[edit]

NOTE: The Seinfeld quote in this article is incorrect. The speakers are reversed and the delivery is different. This needs to be fixed.

According to http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/ThePezDispenser.htm, the article is correct. Aranhamo 17:14, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Copyright?[edit]

This article is word-for-word the same as http://postum.quickseek.com/. Which came first? Aranhamo 17:14, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

It claims it came from Wikipedia, so Wikipedia came first. Jerodd 208.51.25.208

Alternatives?[edit]

Postum was discontinued by Kraft. Does anyone make a similar product? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.67.35.112 (talk) 16:59, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

What do you mean by "similar"? "Kaffree Roma" by Natural Touch is a similar product. Decaffeinated coffee is a similar product... etc. --74.179.96.165 (talk) 12:40, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Can we mention that of all foods tested by the FDA, Postum has the highest concentration of the carcinogen acrylamide? [1] page A-11 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 144.189.5.201 (talk) 20:24, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

The reference above is somewhat misleading. According to the above-referenced document, it's true that brewed Postum had 93 ppb acrylamide, compared with other brewed coffees, which generally contained less than 20 ppb acrylamide. However, to put that in perspective, Cheerios contains about 2.5 times that much, Terra chips contain about 8 times that much, and Baked Lays contain over 11 times that much! Fast food fries and frozen fries were also very high on the list. Comparatively, Postum does not seem all that bad. This is only an appendix, and does not state a recommended maximum ppb. Sunshine34l (talk) 08:40, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

I used to drink Postum all the time, I want it back! The only substitute I can find is decaf coffee - and that's not a good subsitute! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.171.61.156 (talk) 03:57, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

If anyone else has found a similar product please let me know Dowew (talk) 01:28, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Man, my mum used to make me Postum when I was young, so I'd feel like I felt in with the "grown ups." Until now, I didn't know it had been discontinued. I'll have to phone my mum and tell her. Pollenberg (talk) 17:16, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

High culture[edit]

Do we really need a "Postum in high culture" section? Tony Myers 05:56, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Do we really even need a "Postum in Pop Culture" section? This is supposed to be an article about postum - its not a list of every time someone famous mentioned the drink. Nlm1515 15:12, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Personally, I'd agree with you both. Shall we be bold enough to remove it? Xenophon777 (talk) 14:08, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Yes. Done. ⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 12:42, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Postum during WWII[edit]

I haven't found a good source for this but it is a historical aspect that shouldn't go without mention; perhaps someone else knows of one...

Postum enjoyed meteoric rise in sales & popularity in the U.S. during World War II as coffee became heavily rationed and people searched for a replacement. Postum's post-war success is primarily due to the exposure it received during the war. --Berean Hunter (talk) 00:23, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

That's the story I'd always heard from my parents' generation, too. However, I don't know a source for it... I'll look, but, if I should find only a primary source, e.g., in a reference from the Chicago Tribune in the 1940's, I suspect that might come close to "original research"... Xenophon777 (talk) 14:06, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, your response got past me and I'm just seeing this. Apologies for the late response...no, if you have a newspaper reference that wouldn't be original research..it just needs to be properly sourced as a reference. I'd welcome it. Cheers, ⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 12:52, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I know there is info on this in Uncommon Grounds : The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World, Mark Pendergrast, which I've never read but had the book for years. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.181.63.109 (talk) 05:08, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

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Mormon[edit]

This article is incomplete without some reference to its use over the years by Mormons. 621PWC (talk) 03:55, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The proper reference to call a member of the church is a Latter-Day Saint. Mormons or Mormon is slang and is in reference to The Book of Mormon, Another Testament Of Jesus Christ which the founder of the church, Joseph Smith, translated from ancient writings to be another witness to the world that Jesus is the Savior and what God's plan is for his children.
As to the reference in the article that Postum was popular among Latter-Day Saint members, it is because members of the church do not drink coffee or tea. This came about through the dictate of The Word of Wisdom which is found in The Doctrine & Covenants, which is a compilation of writings from prophets both ancient and modern. Postum was a great substitute for coffee especially for new members trying to ween themselves off of coffee. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.4.197.148 (talk) 06:10, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

In the wake of its discontinuance, a number of replica recipes for Postum have circulated across the Internet.[edit]

None of the replica recipes I have found are for an instant beverage. Postum was instant, all the replicas require brewing. Can someone update with the instant version? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.100.47.217 (talk) 09:13, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

There were two types of Postum; the original form which required brewing, and the instant kind that did not. There was also origional flavor (blue label), and coffee flavor (red label). -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 21:24, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Post was a patient not a student of Kellogg[edit]

"Post was a student of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg who believed caffeine to be unhealthy." From what I have read, Post was a patient in the Battle Creek Sanitarium that Kellogg ran. Post seemed to have a predilection to wandering around the kitchen area and learned of a recipe that Kellogg was working on. --74.179.96.165 (talk) 12:37, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

New Postum[edit]

Reference is made to the company that bought the rights to the name, and apparently the trademark, "Postum." Reviews of the new product, however, suggest it is substantially different from the original product in appearance, texture, taste, and potency, not to mention price. A comment to this effect would be very appropriate for those hoping to renew their acquaintance with an old friend. An authoritative citation may currently be lacking, but recent customer reviews on online stores that carry the product are pretty consistent. Wikitokker (talk) 01:03, 11 July 2013 (UTC)