Food of the Seventies

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Henry's Hamburgers, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Hah! Found one! A Henry's TV commercial, featuring Captain Henry (wearing a space-travel outfit). This was for a kid's coloring contest. A kid would color a drawing of the captain, turn it in as a contest entry, and wait to see if they won a prize. Over 8,800 prizes were up for grabs, ranging from a crayon set to a Disneyland vacation for four. The mid-level prizes were record albums, transistor radios and B&W portable TVs. This aired in Chicago on "Kiddie A Go Go" over WCIU-TV (9/12/69), a live broadcast. Hosted by Elaine Mulqueen (as "Pandora") and produced by her husband, Jack. "Kiddie A Go-Go" began in 1966 and was cancelled at the end of 1969. Chicago pop bands New Colony Six and Buckinghams made (lip-synced) appearances during the first season. The show was formatted like "American Bandstand," with a pre-teen group of dancers. Just found out that a Henry's was near my home town, Kenosha, WI, on 52nd St. It closed in 1975.
Little Tom's, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Little Tom's soda company was from Cleveland, started in 1959. Came in 4 to 6oz. bottles. The earliest bottles, on back, had a postal zone number painted. By 1965, a zip code appeared on back. Distribution limited to Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Chicken and Noodles In A Jar, Comment by John T. Belt on June 25, 2017 - Report this comment
If there is such a thing as a deluxe flavor College Inn had it ! It was so intensely chicken - and those noodles ! No other product comes near it !
Pomac, Comment by Larry on June 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac. Also have seen bottles spelled with 2 "m". My grandfather had a tire shop in Paducah Texas and he had (wish I had it) a store sign and thermometer in the shape of a soda bottle with the Pomac signage, color and all. Can't really remember the taste, just that it was quite a departure from the normal soda. Of course, in the 60'same you could also get a chocolate soda... Ah, the memories
Michigan Cherries, Comment by rob on June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
I was just telling my wife who has never had them how I got them all the time growing up in Delaware when we visited the pool from the vending machine. I told her I would get some so she could try them out, but alas, they are nowhere to be found. Only cheap knock-offs.
Yucca Dew , Comment by Erica on June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
Does anyone know why it was discontinued?
Henry's Hamburgers, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
This popular fast food chain began in 1954, Chicago. Named after ice cream magnate Henry Bresler, who passed on a few years earlier. During its peak in 1966, Henry's had over 220 stores, covering about 25 states, mostly east of the Mississippi. At least one cause of the sudden closure of many stores (by 1976) had to do with a lack of conformity toward changing times and tastes. These included failure to install drive-thru windows and not expanding its menu to compete better against Burger King and McDonald's. So far as I could tell, also not opening or serving for breakfast. One store still remains, in the impoverished town of Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Seven- Up Candy Bar, Comment by Debbie on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I have very fond memories of this candy bar. My father was in Vietnam Nam 1965-1966 , and we lived near my maternal grandparents in Omaha. They tried very hard to make my life and that of my mother and brothers upbeat until my father returned. They knew the Seven Up bar was my favorite and treated me often. I recently reminisced about it to a friend who had never heard of it before. I,too, wish it would come back.
Krystal Big K burgers, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
The Krystal chain of full-service hamburger parlors began in Atlanta in 1922, moving its headquarters to Chattanooga in 1932. Krystal's restaurants were primarily in the southeast U.S., and for awhile, rivaled White Castle as being one of the oldest burger chains. Unfortunately, the company folded in 1986.
Treasures Chocolate Bar, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Neilson's was based in Toronto and the legacy goes back to 1907. Cadbury made similar products. Much of Neilson's candy was pirate-themed in sales displays, including small treasure chests containing individually-wrapped (gold foil) pieces.
Treasures Chocolate Bar, Comment by Karin on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I still remember my mother enjoying the Neilson's Treasure Chest Chocolate Bar 50 years ago! She is in her 80's now and lives a great distance from me. I was thinking about her and wanted to send a few to her but too bad they don't make them anymore :(
Adams Sour Gum, Comment by Brian C on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved almost all the flavors as a kid in the '70s. Saw a limited run of the stuff about 10 years back. Bought every pack the convenience store had. Haven't seen any since. Darn shame this is not produced any more. Certainly better than most of the crap that's out there today.
Great Shake, Comment by Gibson on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Loved my Great Shakes. Would give anything for just one more.
Pee Wees, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Found out a little more about Pee Wees. The Rochester (NY) Soda Company also bottled a Pee Wee soda in the 1960s and '70s. No bottle images, though. In Hialeah, Pee Wee was sold in 4 to 6oz. bottles. They were embossed in the 1950s, and then had everything painted on in white enamel in the 1960s. An alternate company name was the Beverage Co. of Florida, still in Hialeah. That stuff must have been sold at the famous race track.


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