Food of the Seventies

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Butternut Candy Bar, Comment by JD on June 21, 2018 - Report this comment
Butternut was made by the Hollywood Co, which was bought out by several companies ending up w/Hershey. I think what made it so great was the quality ingredients (according to Wikipedia) Hollywood insisted on using. Maybe we can get everyone to bombard Hershey til they do at least a once a year production, so we can all get our fix (assuming the original recipe is still around).
Twinkies, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Found a comic book ad for Twinkies and Cup Cakes, with baseball trading cards (three in a box, 150 in all) inside. Pictured were Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer and Reggie Jackson. This was in issue #6 (mid 1977) of "Welcome Back, Kotter" from DC. Main story has the Kotters being saddled with caring for an elephant while its owner is jailed for passing bad checks. Kotter drafts the Sweat Hogs into helping deal with it. Bailed out by a congressman, the owner returns to reclaim his elephant in the end. Comic has a contest ad, with the winner getting a walk-on role in the first "Superman" movie, plus a tour of the DC Comics offices in New York. Another ad for Sea World with DC heroes, and a 75c off admission coupon. Must've really been cheap to get in back then. Sea World was in Orlando, Cleveland and San Diego then.
Koogle, Comment by John on June 20, 2018 - Report this comment
I loved Koogle, when this stuff came out I was about 7 or 8 years old, all of the kids on our block would get some Koogle and we would have several jars at a time with spoons in hand sitting on the curb while we took a break from our normal every day skateboard riding or playing some kind of game/sport. We would pass the different flavors around everybody digging in and eating it right out of the jars, never failed that someone in the group would jump up running around and start singing that song "Here comes Koogle with the Koo Koo Koogley eyes" those are great memories. Kids today don't seem to gather together to play or share anything like we did back in those days, it was a different time back then, maybe we need Kraft to bring Koogle back to unite todays kids again, just look how all these years later it brought all of the people making comments together to share our memories, BRING BACK KOOGLE and the KOOGLEY eyed monster :-)
Sugar Daddy's, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 19, 2018 - Report this comment
Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies originated in 1935 by Welch Candy Co. (not the grape juice one). Nabisco took ownership around 1969. The inaugural issue (late 1976) of "Welcome Back, Kotter" comic books has an ad. Kids could get vouchers for tickets to NBA and NHL games (with paid adult) by sending in wrappers from Sugar Daddy, Mama or Babies. The main comic story has Kotter preparing to leave Brooklyn for a Manhattan school (to appease his wife). Fearing Kotter will be replaced with a tough teacher, the Sweat Hogs convince Mrs. K to help in keeping Gabe in their school. A retired teacher of Kotter's from the sixties shows up to persuade him to stay at Buchanan High. Kotter tears up his transfer papers.
Kelloggs Pop Tarts, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 19, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, a later TV spot with Milton the Toaster. Leaving on a trip, a little girl asks, "Why don't you come along?" Milton replies, "I'd need an extra long extension cord." This aired on "Partridge Family 2200 A.D." over CBS (9/14/74). Many characters were voiced by the original actors from the 1970-74 series. Exceptions were Shirley (Sherry Alberoni), Keith (Chuck McLeland) and Reuben (John Stephenson, though Dave Madden is credited). Most of the stories in the 16-episode series center around Danny's (Bonaduce) antics.
Gino's, Comment by Gino's '79 on June 19, 2018 - Report this comment
I worked at the Marlton, NJ Gino's from 1979 until the day it closed in September of 1982. Most fun job I ever had with the greatest of co-workers and friends! We did indeed serve a Cheesesteak Sandwich and I grilled many of them for customers. I'm thinking maybe around 1980 or so. We also has the best roast beef sandwiches and they were sliced from real, baked beef that we put in the oven each day. I know because I did that but could not slice them until I was 18 I think; I know at 16, I could not use the slicer! LOL. The Homestyle burgers were pressed each day from a machine, laid on a wax sheet of paper and then refrigerated. They were fresh and I liked them. We started serving breakfast around 1980 or 1981! We had to be there by 6 a.m. or so and the first day of breakfast, I was scheduled. I swore to my colleagues that I would be there first thing and that I was an early riser (yeah, at 17)...of course, I was the only one late that had to receive a phone call from the manager. If any of you worked at the Marlton, NJ store, please leave comments or memories. Gosh, it would be so great to re-connect after 40 years. Never be a place like it, ever again.
Shake And Bake For Hamburgers, Comment by Lillian on June 19, 2018 - Report this comment
I was searching for the ingredients and found this site. I also am glad I am not the only one to remember how good the product was!
Hostess Chocolate Fruit Pies, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 19, 2018 - Report this comment
In a 1977 issue of "Welcome Back, Kotter" comic book, an ad for several different Hostess Fruit Pies with Batman, who deals with Topsy Turvy, a villain who could turn things upside-down, including a bank. Main story in the comic book has Kotter trying to teach some humility to an arrogant, overbearing physical education teacher who runs gym class like a Marine boot camp.
Kentucky Fried Chicken's Ribs, Comment by Kimmers on June 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Grew up in Rhode Island in the 70s and yup... I remember those ribs fondly. I kinda thought the sauce was really red... almost like Chinese ribs, but not sure. My mom was the only one to get the ribs. She would share a few but I kinda wanted my own box.
The Red Barn, Comment by Tracy on June 18, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember the Red Barn at Keele and Wilson! I was extremely young when it shut down but I still remember going there. I went to Downsview SS as well but I was born in 1969.

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