Food of the Seventies

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Banana Dreamboats, Comment by Feliha Montgomery on October 31, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes!!!!!!!!!!! I remember these man they were the best. I was speaking with my Co-Workers today, about them. We searched for them on Google. I too was like a kid in a candy shop, they were excited to see the joy on my face when I spoke the Bananna Dream Boats. All I kept saying was Lord Have Mercy, If could only taste them once more!!! So glad I found this site. I will be revisiting for an update.
Oregon Farms Frozen Cupcakes, Comment by Toni on October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
These were a total favorite with my family growing up. We all had our favorites! Even with the cupcake craze and all of the gourmet cupcakes available, I do not recall anything as yummy as Oregon Farms! I would Love for these to come back!
Giant Sweet Tarts (not chewy), Comment by Rene on October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Where do we get these huge sweet tarts? They made my toungue bleed licking on them, from early 70's!
Pizza Hut Cavatini , Comment by RICK on October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
MY DAD USE TO TAKE US TO PIZZA HUT RIGHT BEFORE A MOVIE AND I LOVED THE CAVATINI. EVERYBODY ELSE WOULD GET PIZZA EXCEPT FOR ME, MY FATHER ALWAYS NEW HOW TO MAKE US ALL FEEL SPECIAL...WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT BACK ON THE MENU, IN TEXAS
Tootsie Roll, Comment by Rob Lambert on October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
One correction: The name of the toy I described previously is Toot TWEET, not Sweet. The comic book ad also claimed that each candy whistle produced could be blown...and sound like a real whistle! That I find hard to believe.
Ring Dings , Comment by Glen on October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
We just bought my kids ring dings and yodels for the first (and only) time. My 13 year old started to eat the yodel when I yelled at her to stop. She looked at me like I was crazy when I told her that she had to first eat off the chocolate then try to unroll it. She asked me why, and I told her "because that's how I ate them." Kids! I remembered a larger, ring ding like cake, but didn't realize until I saw this board that it was the original ring ding before they were made smaller. Thanks.
Ozark BBQ Potato Chips, Comment by Daniela on October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
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Ozark BBQ Potato Chips, Comment by Tom on October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I was a soft drink salesman for nearly 40 years in southern Indiana, and was friends with several Chesty salesmen over the years. I recall when they were so strong, but as the years went by, they lost so much business, due to Frito-Lays 'space buy-out' programs. Story I was told, is they combined businesses with Seyferts brand chips. And because Chesty was union, and Seyferts being non union, all their combined products were combined under the Seyferts brand. The end for Chesty. If you want to blame anyone, because you cannot find your 'favorite brands' from your childhood, then put the blame on Frito Lay. Their strategy to go in a retail account, and 'buy' all the space in the store, has put all your old favorites out of business. Frito Lay is owned by Pepsico, so that is why you are limited to soft drink brands in the retail market,that are only sold by Pepsi. Coke does as best they can to compete. All the independent soft drink companies have been nearly forced out of business.
Nabisco Butter Cookies, Comment by vince on October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I worked for Nabisco for 27 yrs. We came out with "Brown Edge Wafers" around the 90's and called it our "Gold Line" with 3 other cookie products. I assumed another company made them for us. They were great!
Tootsie Roll, Comment by Rob Lambert on October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
This item wasn't mentioned in the toy category, but it relates directly to Tootsie Roll. In 1969, Mattel came out with this, similar to Thingmaker, though non-electric, and also similar to the Play-Doh modeling toys. Mattel's Toot Sweet machine. You had to insert a half-melted Tootsie Roll piece down a hatch, crush it, and pull down a lever. Out came a chocolate whistle, or whatever other flavor the candy was. The mold only worked if the candy was soft enough. I found an ad for this in a DC comic book from summer, 1969. This toy, though much safer than Thingmaker, was only produced until 1972. Historically, Tootsie Roll goes back to 1896.
Nutrisystem (the diet plan) makes a walnut choclate chip cookie. not sure if you need to be on a plan to purchase ala carte. but it is the closest thing I've found to nuggets.
Scotty's (or Scottie's) Hamburger, Comment by greg fava on October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Remember Mario,Bob Dalf, Pete Grim, Steve Cot,& Greg L...
Toaster Corn Cakes, Comment by MB on October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Just went to the grocery store for chocolate chip cookies, saw these in the bakery in blueberry and had a flashback. Couldn't pin point it, but recall them being comfort food and with melted butter. Bought them, ate it and recalled grandmas at single digit age in the 70s. Googled and confirmed with these posts. What fun!
Wigwag Chocolate Bar, Comment by Leanne on October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Teresa -- I remember 5 Star bars too! They were the best ones to get at Halloween and my parents and I would actually fight over them. I've been searching the Internet for them for years -- looks like Cadbury might sell them in India? I also found recipes today for 5 Star squares that sound like they will be good. Yum!
Sandy's Hamburgers, Comment by Erica on October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived in Kankakee from 1968 to 1971 and everyone I knew loved the big Scott burgers. Does anyone know the recipe for that sweet yellow sauce and chopped cabbage goop they slathered on top? Anyone? Please?
Wigwag Chocolate Bar, Comment by dave on October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
i remeber them well,my favourite chocolate bar! wish i could still get them.anyone remember bar six from the seventies?
Nabisco Marshmallow Cookies, Comment by rkaye on October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
best cookie on earth ever!!!!
Aspen, Comment by LAMusing on October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
LOVED Aspen soda. When we heard they were discontinuing it my mom bought a dozen cases and we rationed out those last cans LOL. It was so refreshing and tasted cold even when it was straight off the shelf- my guess is it had a high carbonation level. It was like a bite of a cold crunchy Granny Smith! Never found an apple soda half as good.
Apple Beer, Comment by Michael on October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Is it sstill being made?
Concentrate Cereal, Comment by tizme on October 27, 2014 - Report this comment
i grew up in Alaska and i remember that cereal. my mother would also add it to waffles and pancakes and would also use it for toppings on them with fresh fruits. she baked with it and when we could get the box away from her we would get to eat some . LOL the good ol days. bring it back. that was the only cereal besides shredded wheat that was allowed in my house. KELLOGG'S BRING BACK THE CONCENTRATE CEREAL!!!!!!
Chum Gum, Comment by susie on October 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Sad!
Edible Orange Wax Harmonica , Comment by Rich on October 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes I got the wax harmonica a couple times in my childhood for halloween. I specifically remeber the first one I got and the "huge" (for a kid) decision I had to make between having this wonderful musical instrument or actually eating it. I remember how tempting the aroma was and tried hard to only take a couples of licks. But before I knew it those ever larger licks were turning into ever-so-small bites(not so big I wont be able to play t the notes now) until the first note fell apart and I gave into temptation figuring: "what good is an incomplete harmonica?" Before I knew it all i had to show for tht wonderful treasure was a malformed ball of wax, a deep sense of regret, and a vow to never eat a waxed harmonica again(A promise I broke and made every year until I was too old to trick-or-treat. A Plea to those of you who still have one or more of these marvels saved from you childhood....get it to a qualified mold maker they will prolly need 2 of these...one to slice in half along the seam..and the other to check the mold maker's result against. Then get a few made out of plastic and get thhe notes tuned by adding or subtracting very small amounts of plastic from the inside of each note's chamber ( guitar tuner or other similar device can be used... do this with a copy which hasnt had the parts sealed together (use tape or whatever to hold a temporary seal to check the notes....then get the result to the same mold maker as before and send the resulting molds (or copies thereof ) to a confectioner to make the blessed things with different flavorings and orange food coloring. Get some blessed labels made that look close enough to the original but do no infringe on the copyrights and lastly SELL THEM TO US. We Will pay the price, cant you see how many of us want these treasured goodies again???? Maybe we can get a kickstarter account going and take our nostalgic craving to the public for help!? But in either case preserve whatever you have so that if you dont want to do this someone else CAN.
Tuna Twist, Comment by Leslie on October 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I so remember Tuna Twist. I had 3 sisters so my mom had to make food stretch. I heard it caused cancer or something like that. I'd still eat if. Anybody remember Egg Noodle Dinner? It was packed like Kraft Mac and Cheese. We could make a meal of just that.
Keebler's German Chocolate Cookies, Comment by Sean on October 27, 2014 - Report this comment
A big fan!
Post Fortified Oat Flakes Cereal, Comment by Fan on October 26, 2014 - Report this comment
It sounded ridiculous back then and it still sounds ridiculous today but Post was forced to stop making the original Oat Flakes because part of the advertisement claim was that Oat Flakes were good for your heart. Either the court or FDA said that if it was good for your heart it was a drug because only drugs heal. Post is not a drug company so they couldn't make Oat Flakes.
Chum Gum, Comment by Rob Lambert on October 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Unfortunately, not, Susie. Chum Gum was a Fleer exclusive, there were no past or present copycats out there. 33 years had passed from when Fleer discontinued it (1971) to when Tootsie Roll bought out Fleer (2004). There was little demand for Chum Gum after it was dropped. Tootsie Roll dropped the Fleer name from all former products, such as Dubble Bubble, after the buyout. Tootsie Roll has displayed no interest in reviving Chum Gum.


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