Food of the Seventies

The food in this section are not STRICTLY 70s only food. We have food that were widely available for purchase DURING the 70s. This section was recently redesigned, so if you have any problems please let ChuckyG know.

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Great Shake, Comment by Cindy on September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
We lived in a small town in SE Kansas, my brother and I loved Great Shakes. Why can't they come up with something that great today? Yumm.
1-2-3 Jello, Comment by Rob Lambert on September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Found an early TV commercial for 1-2-3 Jell-O which aired on "Green Acres" (10/1/69, CBS). At the time, only five basic flavors were offered. 1-2-3 desserts lasted 17 years (1969-1996). Discontinuation coincided with Kraft taking over General Foods.
10:30 candy bar, Comment by Troy on September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I have been thinking about this candy bar,for over 40 years.To remember a damn piece of candy,it had to be good.Damn shame they don't sell them anymore.
Purple Passion Soft Drink, Comment by SirFrancis on September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved this soda! I remember Peter Max-type TV animated TV ads.
Henry's Hamburgers, Comment by michael on September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
had one across the street from our house in Wheeling Illinois in the 70s,Great corner Dog n Suds on the otherside,they had an awsome pizzaburger
Henry's Hamburgers, Comment by Melody C on September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Henry's Hamburgers... rode my bike to work. Best summer ever 1973. Springfield MO
Henry's Hamburgers, Comment by Lou Emery on September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I used to flip burgers for Mr. Leo Fitzmaurice back in the 1970's. Thirty at a time. Onions and special sauce. Cherry Street in Milford, CT.
Hostess Taquitos, Comment by Victor the Crab on September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Whether it was Hostess or Frito Lay, Zesty Cheese was, and remains, the greatest snack food around.
Teddy Bear Ice Cream Bars or Brownie Bars, Comment by Jeff on September 03, 2015 - Report this comment
In the mid fifties in Ottawa Ontario we ate a Soldier Boy bar every chance we could. An orange sherbet bar covered in chocolate for 5 cents. Don't remember who made them. Today, Chapman's has a similar bar called a Tiger Paw, sold at Sobeys in Kanata.
Good-n-Plenty, Comment by Rob Lambert on September 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Thank you, the person who texted last comment. Licorice is far from my favorite also. I always try to make this site more interesting for everyone. Much of what I comment on comes straight out of childhood memory...especially TV commercials from the 1960s and 1970s on Saturday morning cartoon shows. I rely on sources like Wikipedia to look up the history of products. I appreciate your comment, whether or not you like the product.
Good-n-Plenty, Comment by I♡R.Lambert on September 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I hated Good-N-Plenty because I do not like the taste of licorice...Jager..Nyquil..EW! But I sure do like Rob Lambert and all his info on food and drink of the 1970's! Great memories!
Walnut Crush Candy Bars, Comment by Charleen Hofer on September 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I've thought of the Walnut Crush candy bars so often through the years. I'd really love to have one!
Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours, Comment by Homestead 73 on September 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Farrell's, Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale - 1972 and 1973. Such a fun place! Loved the troughs! Actually worked there one week as a dishwasher when I was 14. But here's the confession, stemming from confusion: later in high school, went there weekly, often with dates. Read a sign that said "no tipping of minor employees." Confused, I never tipped the waiter! For a year! They always assigned the same poor guy to me. Eventually I figured out my mistake and made up for it. But I'm embarrassed to this day! Thank you for your graciousness and forgiveness, dark haired guy with five o'clock shadow who always waited on me anyhow, with a smile no less.
Good-n-Plenty, Comment by Rob Lambert on September 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Another good product with a long history. From 1893 to 1972, Good & Plenty was produced in Philadelphia by the Quaker City Confectionery Company. Production was suspended briefly toward the latter year of WWII (sugar and labor shortages). Early TV commercials, featuring the half-pound Family Size box, began airing in 1957. The first Choo-Choo Charlie ad (the famous one) first aired on the "Alvin" cartoon show over CBS in 1964, and continued being aired until 1966. In new color commercials, an animated piece of Good & Plenty was the star. Choo Choo Charlie returned in 1968, running for president. After that, we saw little of him. Good & Fruity was introduced in 1970. Hershey Foods now sells this product.
Cherry Hump-Candy Bar, Comment by Faye on September 02, 2015 - Report this comment
my all time favorite - Cherry humP - I would double that $20 offer just to have one again!!!
Good-n-Plenty, Comment by Bill L on September 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Who was the voice of Choo Choo Charlie around 1970? Andy Devorine!
PDQ Chocolate,Strawberry,Eggnog flavor mixes, Comment by Sandra on September 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember that it disolved in 3 stirs of your spoon in the milk because it was like it was freeze dried. I loved all the flavors!
Mars Bar (original), Comment by alice on September 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes, Mars was my favorite candy bar, I've tried others, but no way they can replace Mars. They should sell them again, and you will know how much people love them when they buy them out.
Lemon Thin/cookie, Comment by Cindy on September 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I am also a Lemon Thin thusiast and I do bake. The recipe at top of thread looks about right BUT these thins had no grated lemon rind. They were as smooth as could be and melted in your mouth. No hard little rinds left. So I'm thinking 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp lemon extract and scratch the grated rind.
Nacho Cheese Cheetos, Comment by Rob on September 01, 2015 - Report this comment
So what will it be? Are we going to get these back or not?
Popsicles With Building Sticks, Comment by Rob Lambert on August 31, 2015 - Report this comment
Well, my information source forgot to add 50 years to the history of Popsicles, actually going back to 1905. Rights to the name Popsicle were sold to the Joe Lowe Company in 1925. Popsicle had been a loyal advertiser in Archie series comic books, starting in 1948, continuing into the early 1970s. The series of contests in ads ended in August of 1961, featuring a lavish above-ground swimming pool as grand prize, with a Bob Hope comic endorsement. TV commercials started airing in 1950. Most of the other "Sicle" products like Fudgsicle were developed in the 1930s.


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