When I was working on the Glossary recently and researching dough relaxers, I came upon a website that said that the Lora Brody Dough Relaxer product had been discontinued. When I went to the Lora Brody website today and clicked on the "order" link, I was redirected to a link at cooking.com that confirmed it: http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=104796
. So, it is true. The product has been discontinued.
I once analyzed the ingredients of the product, and even have a can of the stuff that I bought from King Arthur to experiment with, but I never quite understood the need for the dough relaxer. It looks like the other dough conditioning products have also been discontinued. When I checked at the KA website, I see that the dough relaxer product is still available, at full price (at least cooking.com reduced the price before running out). KA is crafty about discontinued products. Usually a hint that a product has been discontinued and about to be jettisoned by KA from their catalogue is a price reduction. But they will never tell you that the product has been discontinued. At least I don't ever recall a statement to that effect.