Food of the Seventies

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King Vitaman, Comment by Rob lambert on November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Sunday morning cartoon vault, animated TV commercial with King Vitaman, stumbling around in the darkness of his castle. His assistant gives him glow-in-the-dark stickers to help him see. These stickers, six different with space-travel images (a la Apollo XI), were inside cereal boxes. This aired on "George of the Jungle" over ABC (1/18/70). The final network season for George, Super Chicken and Tom Slick. In 1994, ABC aired selected "George" episodes, heavily butchered of all violence, gun references, etc., to appease the squeaky-clean Disney crowd. A full, unedited cartoon ran seven minutes. In 1994, the average was under five minutes, and stories quite disjointed.
Chum Gum, Comment by Lauri on November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
My fellow chum gum lovers, I too always get strange looks when I speak of this gum. Rauls corner store on the west side of Chicago was my supplier! The closest I have come to this flavor is Wrigleys Extra classic bubble flavor. Try it...You will not be disappointed;)
Scotty's (or Scottie's) Hamburger, Comment by mike froding on November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
yes i worked there as a student at csu, also worked at the one in loveland
Nabisco Butter Cookies, Comment by Cookie Galore on November 26, 2015 - Report this comment
My grandfather spent his career as a Nabisco cookie man, from the mid '30s to the mid-'60s. Before mergers, the company really took care of its employees, and kept my grandparents in free cookies throughout their retirement and even at his funeral in the '80s. So I was raised a brand gal. Best cookies: butter finger cookies, brown edge wafers (around way before the '90s), chocolate snaps and chocolate chip snaps, animal crackers (they look like blobs now, as if someone destroyed the detailed molds), and those long, thin raisin crisps (Sunshine called them Golden Fruit cookies). I don't believe the cookies ever had pork in them, maybe beef tallow?
Pillsbury Food Sticks, Comment by Beth on November 25, 2015 - Report this comment
No, they most definitely weren't discontinued in 1971, or my sister and I wouldn't remember them. I'm not surprised to read about the ingredients in them—-it's surprising to see what we considered "food" at the time.
Kentucky Fried Chicken's Ribs, Comment by Ric on November 25, 2015 - Report this comment
KFC ribs - I remember walking into the KFC in the 1980's in Walsall and ordering my ribs only to be told they do not do them anymore, I will remember that day forever and ever since have craved for them. They were the best ribs I have ever and will ever taste - that sticky deep red sauce that used to leave a reminder on the side of your lips OH GOD was it GOOD!!, I found this site from searching the web for them in the hope that they still exist somewhere (I would have purchased a plane ticket!) - what the hell is going on! someone must have the damned recipe! Where are the KFC archives? Anyone with me?
Shake And Bake For Hamburgers, Comment by Garry on November 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember my Mom making these weekly and always looked forward to eating them, they were so juicy and delicious! Sure wish they would bring it back!
King Vitaman, Comment by Rob Lambert on November 24, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, an animated TV commercial, with the king (Joe Flynn) and his assistant (Bill Scott) battling a much larger knight (Daws Butler). The king wins by lobbing dynamite into the knight's armor, blowing him up. This aired on the "Woody Woodpecker" cartoon show over NBC (10/3/70). Ironic, how NBC butchered the featured Walter Lantz cartoons (clipping out acts of slapstick violence), while airing a quasi-violent commercial within the show.
Caravelle Candy Bar, Comment by Linda on November 24, 2015 - Report this comment
In college in the early 70's, my favorite study treat - a Caravelle bar and a Dr. Pepper. I miss that...
Carnation Breakfast Bars, Comment by Heather on November 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I have come across an old Carnation Breakfast Bars, Thermo Serv Thermos. It is red and white and the thermos comes in a funny little faux leather case that resembles a gold bag. Has anyone seen them before- I want to list it on Ebay or Etsy but can't find any info or similar products. Thanks!
Fizzers, Comment by karla jean on November 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I am really glad to see that fizzers exist. For one I thought I went crazy when no one and no body heard of them. For two oh yes way better than smarties. Will be getting me some! Does anyone remember the flat licorice rolls strawberry for sure but I think they had black ones too.
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah juice bags, Comment by Val on November 23, 2015 - Report this comment
This little pouch drink was a treat for mom would purchase it and I thought wow !!! liquid in a bag. Good to know others remember this.

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