Food of the Seventies

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Fritos corn chips, Comment by Rob Lambert on August 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Found one of the last Frito Bandito commercials to air on TV. After landing on the moon, astronauts (actors on a soundstage) exit their spacecraft...and see the Frito Bandito leading his burro around, as if he was in the desert. Bandito sets up a parking meter and asks the astronauts for a bag of Fritos as payment for parking on the moon. This aired on the "Cattanooga Cats" cartoon show (1/24/70, ABC). Bandito's days were numbered. By summer, Frito-Lay gave in to pressure by Latino groups to remove him from all packaging and media advertising. Bandito was replaced by another slimy character: W.C. Cornfield (W.C. Fields parody).
Tuna Twist, Comment by Sonia Brown on August 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Please bring back tuna twist,I would love for my kids and grandchildren to experience how Great tuna can taste.I loved it love at first bite
Cinnamon Danish, Comment by Peggy Slobodian on August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Please bring back Cinnamon Danish bar. Have a picture on Facebook.
Camp Steaks, Comment by Barb VanDeVoort on August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
camp steak co. is based i CA always has. They are sold only in CA. Ours are found at Albertsons and Ralphs. GOOD LUCk, need to find friends in CA.
Chippo's, Comment by Mark on August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember Chippos! They tasted great. I think they were made with dried potatoes. The other thing I remember was if you sent them so many box tops, coupons they sent you like a dozen pencils! Why I remember that, I have no idea!
Boil a Bags, Comment by Linda Garner on August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I wish they would bring these back they were just perfect for a lunch my late husband loved these so much i always had them in my freezer yummy stuff !!
Gold Nugget Gum, Comment by Rob Lambert on August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Here's the breakdown on these gold-candied bubble gum nuggets: First was Gold Rush by Topps (1971). Second, Gold Rocks (Fleer/Dubble Bubble, 1972). Third, Gold Nuggets (possibly Donruss, 1973). They all looked and tasted about the same. They priced at a dime to 15 cents a pouch.
Jaw Breakers, Comment by Rob Lambert on August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
The Leaf Company sold these in gum machines for a dime, starting around 1968 (had psychedelic colors), or individually wrapped. You lucked out if you didn't break a few teeth trying the quick way to reach the bubble gum core. If it was a sour one, you could not stand sucking on it for long.
Pillsbury Food Sticks, Comment by Rob Lambert on August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Aka Space Food Sticks. This was just another novelty food item coinciding with the Apollo XI moon landing. Pillsbury discontinued them in 1971 amidst a steady sales decline. Kids expected these to taste like candy. They weren't supposed to. They were supposed to simulate food the astronauts ate in their spacecraft. Despite all the successful lunar missions since 1969, demand for Space Food Sticks to come back has been marginal.
Pillsbury Food Sticks, Comment by Tj on August 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I cannot find them now, but I remember them to be Amazing! I really would like them to make a come back.
Devil Dogs, Comment by Rob Lambert on August 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Thomas: YouTube has a 1965 TV ad for Drake's Funny Bone snack cakes, featuring a pair of five-year-old kids. Slogan was: Everybody Wants a Funny Bone. This aired on WINS-TV in New York. Sorry, no vintage Devil Dog ads. The earliest one YouTube has is early 80s, featuring a black couple, back when Drake's was owned by Borden (now by the resurrected Hostess company).
Devil Dogs, Comment by Thomas on August 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Need some help remembering commercial in the 60s don't recall if it was on the radio or TV it was 60 seconds of someone speaking about playing baseball in the schoolyard going home for lunch having a tuna sandwich and a devil dog and later onfinding a piece of devil dog tucked between his cheek and gum and it was like a second rate experience anyone remember please help. Could it have been a Yankee Doodle?
Dubble Bubble, Comment by Rob Lambert on August 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Dubble Bubble, created by the Fleer company of Philadelphia in 1925, another product made great by longevity alone (not necessarily the flavor's longevity, which wore away too fast). Fleer had little competition until Topps first marketed Bazooka in 1948. Fleer countered Topps's every move, such as the little paper comics inside (Bazooka had Joe, Fleer created the Dubble Bubble Gang). Dubble Bubble soon would be sold internationally. Here's the history kicker: In 1951, Fleer started advertising Dubble Bubble in Archie comic books. The same time, it began marketing Chum Gum bubble gum (two sticks, two cents). Fleer spent millions promoting Dubble Bubble, practically nothing on Chum Gum (other than signs in candy store windows). As 1970 approached, Fleer paid hefty licensing fees to make the Saturday cartoon character tattoos, while at this time, considered doing away with Chum Gum, as sales were about half the volume of Dubble Bubble. Chum Gum was dead by 1972, though many stores overstocked and continued selling it into the mid 1970s. Today, Tootsie Roll makes Dubble Bubble, with all references to Fleer gone. Call this comment a Tale of Two Gums.
Life Cereal, Comment by Rob Lambert on July 31, 2015 - Report this comment
Life cereal by Quaker, a favorite among weight-watchers since 1963. This is like Corn Chex, only EVER so lightly sugared. Only containing about ten percent of the sugar used in Cap'n Crunch. Early TV commercials aired on prime-time shows. First, from "My Three Sons" (1/21/65, ABC, Bill Frawley's last appearance as Bub). Also, "F Troop" from 9/29/65, ABC. I didn't forget the one with little Mikey from 1970, which aired for decades.
Fruit Float, Comment by flora paquette on July 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I too was thinking maybe it was all in my head. Everyone I talk to looks at me like I'm crazy. Oh how i wish they would bring it back. I loved the bluberry, peach and orange flavors.
Corn Suckers, Comment by Ann on July 30, 2015 - Report this comment
OMG....Every one thinks I'm crazy, talking about the sucker with the coin in it, no body seem to know about them the grape and the orange was good, well all of them. Wish I had a pic of them.
Quake/Quangaroos, Comment by Rob Lambert on July 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Found two great TV commercials for Quake and Quangaroos. First, THE commercial in which Quake uses a machine to evolve from miner to cowboy-superhero. Inside boxes, a Quakemobile toy with catapult launcher. This aired on "George of the Jungle" cartoon show (10/5/68, ABC). Second, one where Simon the Quangaroo nearly bungles Quake's pursuit of a cereal thief. Included, a mail-in offer to get a free Matchbox car with two proof-of-purchase seals. This aired on the "Tomfoolery" cartoon show (9/26/70, NBC). Incidentally, Jay Ward Productions filmed all the Quaker cartoon commercials, with co-producer Bill Scott voicing several characters, along with Daws Butler and Bill Conrad (Quake).


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