Food of the Seventies

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Funny Face Mix, Comment by Phoebe on February 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Rob, thanks for pointing out that commercial! We never had Funny Face drinks growing up (only had Kool-Aid), but I discovered that commercial on YouTube after you mentioned it. Johnny Whitaker was my very first crush growing up, which began after I saw him in Tom Sawyer when I was 7, and that crush grew ever bigger with Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. That and the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show are my all-time favorite Saturday Morning shows, and made sure never to miss either one, especially Sigmund! I also thought Scott Kolden (my older brother is also named Scott) was really cute, but he never had that place in my heart I had for Johnny. That following Christmas (1973) was possibly the most memorable one for me, when "Santa Claus" brought me Johnny for all practical purposes-- not literally, but I got a Sigmund board game, coloring book, lunch box, and Johnny's record album "Friends" (I noticed Johnny was wearing sandals on the album cover similar to a pair my then 11-year old brother had), as well as the Tom Sawyer album soundtrack! I also loved all the other Krofft shows, especially H.R. Pufnstuf. Thanks again Rob! :-)
Kellogs Corn Flakes , Comment by Rob Lambert on February 25, 2017 - Report this comment
A visit to "Captain Kangaroo's" Treasure House for an in-studio TV commercial, which aired over CBS (3/13/67). Following the station break (model railroad with assorted Kellogg cereals shown), the captain pours a bowl of Corn Flakes with Mr. Moose, who dunks his snout in, covering it with milk. Kangaroo reminds Moose to "mind your table manners." Moose replies, "I can't help it! I can't handle a spoon!" Looking disgusted, Kangaroo introduces a cartoon with Tom Terrific and Crabby Appleton. This was from an early color show. Now, Mr. Green Jeans really had green jeans (they were gray in black & white).
Big Mac, Comment by Rob Lambert on February 25, 2017 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault: Early McDonald Land TV commercial featuring Big Mac, the cop character with a hamburger head. Hamburglar kept dodging Big Mac, scampering all around while swiping burgers. Who finally catches him? Ronald. This aired on "Dr. Dolittle" cartoon show over NBC (9/26/70). Also, the musical ad which introduced the "You Deserve a Break Today" jingle, with an all-male management crew (today, it's the opposite) cleaning up the restaurant (actor John Amos was in this). This aired on "Where's Huddles?" (football-themed cartoon series) over CBS (8/11/71).
10:30 candy bar, Comment by Antonia on February 23, 2017 - Report this comment
I thought I had dreamed this candy bar. This was the best candy bar ever! I wish I could find a recipe or at least a picture.
Shamrock Shakes, Comment by Rob Lambert on February 23, 2017 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault: An early TV commercial for McDonalds Shamrock Shakes. The "Evil" Grimace, usually purple, dreams he turned green! When he wakes up, Ronald and some kids invite him to join them for a Shamrock Shake. This aired on "Hot Dog," the funny, yet educational kids show, over NBC (2/27/71). Show featured Jonathon Winters, JoAnne Worley, Woody Allen and Frank Buxton.
Libby's Libby's Libby's Pizza, Comment by Rob Lambert on February 23, 2017 - Report this comment
The other two phrases the 1974 Libby doll said were, "Let's have a tea party" and "May I have a cookie?" A Libby doll is worth over $100 if talking and unused, in original cellophane wrapping. Maybe a little more if the mailer is still there.
Winner Suckers, Comment by Kathy Bezyack on February 23, 2017 - Report this comment
my father owned a grocery store back in the day. He sold the winner suckers on his counter at the store. I too would love to purchase a box of these. I forgot who made them? Any clue?
Pizza Spins, Comment by Lin on February 23, 2017 - Report this comment
In response to person who sent GM a letter and them saying it wasn't as successful as they hoped, come on this was 40+ years ago give it another chance. I recently tried Herrs deep dish pizza curls and bought a case hoping to get the pizza spin taste as they seemed corn based. It was close but could have used more spices. Years ago in the 90s Mutant Ninja turtle pizza snacks came out and they were the same and of course they went away after a short while. Even kids pizza flavored Chex mix was good that also went away. There are so many people that like these pizza spins
Shake And Bake For Hamburgers, Comment by Tony F. on February 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Bought Shake & Bake for Hamburger all the time back in the 70' and always wondered what happened to it, hard to believe Kraft Foods said basically wasn't selling that well, I agree times and tastes trend over the years but come on Kraft look at all the Positive feedback you have right here. So dam easy to do a survey on social media these days, you could have an answer in a week or so. I personally feel it was a liability issue of people not cooking the Burgers thoroughly and getting sick and the Corp. lawyers said ditch it before someone gets sick and dies. Lawsuit. Just my take.
Scotty's (or Scottie's) Hamburger, Comment by Elliot on February 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Not only do I remember Scotties in Springfield PA, Devon, PA, and Scotties Jr in Aston PA but I worked at both the Springfield and Aston locations in the 60's. When I first started there burgers and fries were $.15. We made the fries from fresh potatoes. They weren't the pre-cut frozen things they use today. I can remember days when "Cardinal O'Hara" had football games there were lines at both windows that stretched across the lot up a small grade and continued across the gas station lot on the corner. We were filling orders nonstop for 2-3 hrs and it was all we could do to keep up with the demand, cooking 50 burgers at a time. I still have a Scotties embroidered patch that came off one of the shirts someplace.
Banana Gum, Comment by KATHY on February 22, 2017 - Report this comment
A&W Rootbear Floats, Comment by Rob Lambert on February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Locally, we had an A&W drive-in on 12th Street, Racine, WI. It opened in 1949, stopped being A&W in 1979, changing to generic J&W. That closed in 1997, demolished in 2005. Another drive-in was in business on Kenosha's north side (Sheridan Rd.) from 1950, stopped being A&W in 1976, became Bob's for 30 years. In 1970, A&W changed focus from root beer to hamburgers, namely the Burger Family (Papa, Mama, Teen and Baby).
Nabisco Marshmallow Cookies, Comment by Karen on February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
These were the best when I was a kid. I was born in 1970, so they were around years later. I can't recall when I stopped seeing them. I don't know what the jelly like substance was, but sometimes it grossed me out. I wish they would bring these back...

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