Food of the Seventies

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Velamints, Comment by Kim on September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG I found some in a little resealable bag at the Dollar Tree yesterday!! Had thought they quit making these!! So glad for the blast from my past.. cocoamints!
Smuggler's Candy Bar, Comment by Philip Peterson on September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes, Andrew, we remember! Loved Space Food Sticks too!
Tru-Ade (Tru-Aide), Comment by John C. on September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I was just in the Carolinas last month, and I would have looked for Tru-Ade if I had known! My Dad would buy me Tru-Ade at Frenchy's on Delaware Avenue in Albany, N.Y. in the mid-1960s. At some point, maybe around 1967, it was no longer available, and I would get 7-up instead. Then, in 1977, I was assigned to barracks at the Norfolk Naval Station where Tru-Ade was in the vending machines! I would drink it all the time, but then never saw it again.
Carnation Breakfast Bars, Comment by Darren on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember these came in a yellow wrapper that reminded me of Kodak 126 film. I ate countless bars as well as General Mills breakfast squares and Pillsbury Space Food Sticks.
Breakfast Squares, Comment by Bill on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
If you wish to bring back General Mills Breakfast Squares please sign my new petition at www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-breakfast-squares
Breakfast Sqaures, Comment by Bill on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
If you wish to bring back General Mills Breakfast Squares please sign my petition at www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-breakfast-squares
Carnation Breakfast Squares, Comment by Bill on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Sign my petition at https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-breakfast-squares BRING BACK BREAKFAST SQUARES!!!
Carnation Breakfast Squares, Comment by Bill on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Like so many others, I want them back. I remember a variety pack with chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon. My first choice was chocolate but I loved them all. Lets begin a petition. Coca Cola just brought back Surge soda. It's possible.
Oh Boy Submarine Sandwiches, Comment by Mike on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been craving these for decades. Use to buy them at the store and heat them in the oven. DELICIOUS. Thanks for this web site! Two to a box, wrapped in foil,came frozen. Heated them in the oven, I think for about 20 minutes. I always burnt them, but what the heck. Tasted Great for a young bachelor!
Pomac, Comment by Harry Keller on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I just happened to think of one of my favorite drinks and just happened to google it. Here I am. I remembered drinking it in Columbus, Georgia in I guess the 60's. Remember it had a 'different' taste and like other comments, looked like wine. Every now and then I think about drinks from my past and wonder if anyone else is doing thie same.
Toastettes, Comment by Robert W on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Everyone, don't buy any more Pop Tarts ever!!! I loved Toastettes & miss them dearly. Nabisco, Please for the sake of all of us on here, please bring them back now!!! I will take the first 50 boxes, 25 strawberry & 25 cherry paid in full. I will also cover your costs of making this order.. It was by far the best quality between the two. I bet tens of thousands of people would even donate money to help with the start up and production, count me in first!!! Kellog's Pop Tarts have written on the packages in fine print, WARNING "not fit for human consumption"
Rothchild's Candies, Comment by Luetta on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes where can we buy these? Do they make them anymore? I remember caramel, butterscotch and black licorice.
Chipsters, Comment by Alan h on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived in NJ, and my Uncle Jack was a flavor chemist w Nabisco. We would visit him every week, and he would open plain cellophane bags of new product for us to try. We loved Chipsters before they were even released!
Chicken and Noodles In A Jar, Comment by ld on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I crave the College Inn Chicken and Noodles! Probably my favorite taste ever! I still look for it, just in case it is made again.
Caravelle Candy Bar, Comment by Joe Padilla on September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember the Caravelle candy bar being one of 3 candy bars. Mounds was the first, Almond Joy the 2nd, and Caravelle my favorite the third. There was no other candy bar even close to it. I love it.
Pomac, Comment by Pam Evans on September 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived in San Francisco in 1967 and my friend and I loved Pomac soda. We put it in the freezer but you have to remember to take it out before the bottle broke. It was best frozen. We wondered if it had alcohol in it and am still not sure. Wish I had a bottle now. We took a bunch of bottles with us to college in Arizona and loved it. I remember the taste as being appley and not too sweet but refreshing. Where can I get one now?
Koogle Peanut Butter, Comment by Sharry on September 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Y'know, it's funny to think that this stuff didn't sell well, yet there are 3 pages of memories on this site of those of us who remember it. (and I've posted on all 3 pages). For those of you who like chocolate Koogle, take some Hershey's spread and mix it w/ peanut butter, and it'll be 1974 all over again! I mixed up a whole jar of this stuff and NOW I HAVE MY OWN KOOGLE!!! Now all I have to do is print some labels! Koogle forever!
Koogle by Kraft, Comment by Sharry on September 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Hey folks, y'know that Hershey's spread that's out now? Well, when mixed w/ peanut butter it makes great Koogle!! I have a whole jar of this mixture, and it's 1974 all over again! I just finished breakfast w/ chocolate Koogle on pancakes! Long live Koogle!!
Figurines Diet Bars (Pillsbury product?), Comment by Kristie on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
My sister and I loved figurines. Especially the vanilla ones. We so wish they would bring them back. But, we have found a similar product. Power Crunch bars (vanilla, chocolate, and PB). You can get them at Wal-Mart and Target. These are protein bars, 14g. Very close.
Wowee Whistle, Comment by Sylvia on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
It just wasn't Halloween if you didn't have an orange wax whistle wowee whistle! We rarely blew them for long as we would find ourselves chewing on them. They weren't that sweet but as good as gum to occupy one. Therefore, my mother never minded getting us some, because soon, we were quietly chewing. I surely do hope to find them somewhere. I think I will start with some places known to still sell "nostalgic" candy. I know that Halloween is only one day a year but preciouis memories abound and the young still need to be able to enjoy this wonderful, yet simple treat!! PLEASE... someone... bring these back.
Ring Dings , Comment by Rob Lambert on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Originated in Brooklyn around 1887, Drake Bros. was owned by Borden's for decades, until 1987. Sold to Continental/IBC (Hostess). We in the midwest had limited access to the Drake line of bakery until the late 1980s. A few TV ads featuring Charlie Brown were made after Continental took over. Ring Dings were delicious as made then, but I would have had to eat them in the old days to fully appreciate them, going by the comments of New Yorkers.
Sunshine Brand Marshmallow Cookies, Comment by Mac on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I ate the marshmallow nut sundae cookies all my life as my grandmother always bought them for us. They were great. Wish they would make a comeback.
Ring Dings , Comment by Mike on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I am SO happy I found this page! Brings back great memories. In fact, I am having a 2-pack of Yodels as I'm reading all these posts, LOL. Unfortunately they don't taste the same as I remember as a kid in the Bronx in the early 60s, though. Now Ring Dings...THOSE were my favorites! As many have noted, they came individually wrapped in clear cellophane with a white cardboard backing, were about 4" in diameter, and cost a dime. You had to hold it in 2 hands, that's how BIG they were. I think Ring Dings had dark, thicker chocolate, which set them apart from Yodels - but I could be wrong about that. I, too, remember the B&W TV commercial with the two boys in paper hats rolling around in the metal drums, singing "Ring Ding, Ring Ding, wish I had a Ring Ding." Then in the 70s Drakes came out with the Ring Ding Jr., which was wrapped in gold foil and came 12 to a box. They were smaller but thicker than the regular Ring Ding, and tasted about the same. I also loved Funny Bones with the peanut butter filling, sold in a 2-pack like Yodels. I don't remember Ring Dings with PB inside, like some people have mentioned, or the Golden ones with the chocolate filling, so maybe they were only offered for a limited time or in test markets. Then there were Devil Dogs and Yankee Doodles, which did not have a chocolate coating but still had a vanilla cream filling. As a kid, I wasn't into the Coffee Cakes until I was older, but talk about your sugar fix! LOL. As with all these snacks, nothing made them go down better than with a nice, tall glass of milk. I used to dunk everything, anyway, getting the milk all over my little fingers - but who cared, they were all delicious! I still get Ring Dings and Yodels when I go back to NY, and you can order them online these days, too. But nothing beats the taste of the original, BIG Ring Ding. Btw, I've never had a Ding Dong, King Dong, Lil Debbie's or any of those impersonators - nor do I want to! Long live the Ring Ding! :)
Can Full Of Worms Soda, Comment by Chef on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Growing up on St. Paul's East-side, we used to go to the corner store(usually Hagg's or Mikes Not Here) to find "Worms" not all the stores sold it back in the 70s. Loved the taste of it as well as the look on others faces, when they saw you drinking "Worms". Ah the good ol days.......
Carnation Breakfast Squares, Comment by Tina on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
They were the best things ever!!!
Nabisco Marshmallow Cookies, Comment by Gloria NY on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I was actually dreaming of these cookies last night! Oh, how I loved them! I'm glad to see that so many others loved them too. C'mon Nabisco...bring them back!
Sunshine Biscuit Company Chocolate Nugget Cookies, Comment by Sue Stamile on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Please!!! Bring back the nuggets best cookie ever nothing like it
Sunshine Biscuit Company Chocolate Nugget Cookies, Comment by Sue Stamile on September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Please!!!!!! Bring back the nuggets best cookie ever
Pizza Spins, Comment by clay on September 12, 2014 - Report this comment
frito lay chesters poppers cheese pizza waffel rounds are real close to pizza spins
10:30 candy bar, Comment by Sugar Dtreet on September 12, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved this candy bar and it's true NO ONE I KNOW EVER HEARD OF IT. Which makes me even want one more. In Niagara Falls, NY you could get them everywhere. ours were made by Nielsen, I think. Thanks for the pleasant memories!
Cake Frosting Mix In A Box, Comment by Linda on September 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Please bring back the frosting in the boxes, I can't stand those in the tub, just plain nasty tasting. I use to get Jiffy White Fluffy frosting mix that was just like the 7 minute frosting and I guess they have stopped making it, please bring it back.
Hoffman's sodas, Comment by Matt on September 11, 2014 - Report this comment
My great grandfather was Mr. Hoffman. If Shannon or anyone wants to contact me to share histories, etc., feel welcomed to contact me at matovo @ comcast . net


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