Dean Foods Compliment - Where is the IMO?
COOLIDGE, ARIZONA -- I used a sour cream substitute for many, many years. The last manufacturer was Dean Foods, the maker of a lot of dips for chips or veggies.
IMO (I-M-O, not I-Mo) tasted much better than so-called real sour cream, it cost about the same, if not a few cents cheaper than sour cream, did not separate, had a much longer shelf life, and mixed with soup mixes to make dips much more smoothly. In my opinion, if they had IMO on the shelf, as far as I was concerned they could trash the sour cream. The only place I could find IMO was the local Safeway store until it suddenly disappeared from the shelves. Safeway has a form you can fill out requesting a product or making a comment or complaint about Safeway. I filled out one of these forms for IMO, and when someone from Safeway called me, she was very short with me, like what business did I have questioning Safeway. First she tried telling me that IMO was no longer manufactured, then later in the call, let it slipped that Safeway had discontinued it.
I found out that it was still being made, and I have been asking all the local grocery stores to order it for me, so far without results. Safeway personnel still act like they despise me for having the audacity to inquire about IMO. I want IMO, not lies and excuses!