Food of the Seventies

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Kelloggs Pop Tarts, Comment by Rob Lambert on February 22, 2019 - Report this comment
Remembering Peter Tork. From the prime time TV vault, Dennis James in a Pop Tarts commercial, interviewing customers, inside a supermarket, about their favorite flavor filling. This aired on "Monkees" over NBC (12/5/66). The Monkees appear for Kellogg's Rice Krispies. Also, Frosted Flakes with Tony Tiger. Alternate sponsor: Yardley men's after shave and cologne, plus women's cosmetics. Network promos for "Get Smart" and "AFL Football." Recently bought a 45 record by the Monkees, "D.W. Washburn," in which Tork played banjo. Micky sang lead, Mike did chorus, and Davy piano. Oddly, after Tork and Nesmith won control over creativity by ousting Don Kirshner, Tork left the group (after TV production and the "Head" movie). Apparently, he and Nesmith had strong disagreement over the group's future. Nesmith left in 1969 to form a country-western group. Davy and Micky called quits by 1970. Dolenz later did cartoon voice work, such as Kip in "Funky Phantom."
Marshmellows In A Box, Comment by Jan on February 22, 2019 - Report this comment
Family Camping in the 50's and 60's, Girl Scouts, and summer cookouts with Campfire marshmallows from the box. No preservatives, so once you opened a box you had to finish it--but there were only 16 in a box! Best thing about them was that they melted inside when you roasted them. If you were patient and constantly turned the stick your marshmallow was on, you could toast it to the perfect golden brown. Then, when you slid it off the stick onto your s'more, The blazing hot melted center would melt the milk chocolate in your s'more--delish! After they added preservatives, they still have an unmelted "lump" in the center, no matter how pretty and perfect it looks on the outside. So now the chocolate doesn't melt it used to. We started constructing our s'mores and setting them near the fire so the chocolate would melt We were SO disappointed when they starting coming in bags with the preservatives in them. Yeah...they didn't get stale right away, but then we didn't really care. We only used them because there weren't any others.
Concentrate Cereal, Comment by Sheri on February 22, 2019 - Report this comment
I never ate Concentrate cereal, but your comments are making me want to. I found the key components to this cereal, and believe I can recreate it. It really does look like fish flakes! Did it taste like vitamins? I remember the old Product 19. You keep talking about the strong delicious taste. I have recreated Hunts Skillet Lasagna! Remember Libby's Fruit Float? After trial and error, I duplicated the taste from scratch exactly. Because of home bakery laws, I would have to sell a kit for people to put together their own Concentrate. You would have to toast key component yourself. Then you would have to add other ingredients. What I found is NOT defatted. You would have to add the flavoring to get the flavor you remember. I check back here periodically. Is anyone interested. I love recreating recipes for products from my childhood that they discontinued.
Different Kinds Of Pepsi, Comment by Rob Lambert on February 21, 2019 - Report this comment
From the prime time TV vault, a Pepsi Light commercial with slogan: "All the Lemony Flavor In, Half the Calories Out." Cans and eight packs of bottles shown. This aired on "Welcome Back, Kotter" over ABC (9/16/75). In an early episode, Kotter is vilified by the Sweat Hogs for giving Washington a (deserved) failing mark on a test, disqualifying him from the basketball team. Mr. Coffee with Joe DiMaggio among other sponsors. Network promos for "Happy Days" and "When Things Were Rotten."
Shake And Bake For Hamburgers, Comment by Ed K on February 20, 2019 - Report this comment
Was just thinking about Shake and Bake for Hamburgers and done a google and found this site. I also fondly remember those tasty burgers! Juicy and flavorful, why on earth did they discontinue it. It looks like people have been asking this question for a long time. Maybe they can publish the recipe so folks can try to reproduce it themselves.
Post Fortified Oat Flakes Cereal, Comment by Nancy on February 18, 2019 - Report this comment
This was my favorite all time cereal; I never eat cereal anymore since they stopped making it. I would actually eat cereal again if they brought this back.
Tigers Milk Powder Drink, Comment by dtbar on February 18, 2019 - Report this comment
Tiger’s Milk was a tradition in our family as well in the 1970’s. It was so delicious, but I’m not sure I’d want Tiger’s Milk back, because it would most likely be a shadow of its former, robust self. I mean they already screwed up the taste when they “reformulated” it (code for adding questionable ingredients.) I bet some corporation has that original ingredient list (from the old Tiger’s Milk, before they changed the formula), but they’re sitting on it, probably for financial gain someday. Therefore I’m glad several on here posted their own recipes – can’t wait to try them (for preventative health reasons, I don’t consume animal products, so I’ll use a plant milk of some type). I also thought about leaving a comment with the company listed on the packaging as the distributor of Tiger’s Milk bars (Schiff Nutritional Group), but considering how horribly unhealthy those bars are, I’d be very afraid any resurrection of Tiger’s Milk drink powder would be loaded with sugar and (hidden and dangerous) manufactured additives. I noticed that if you want to contact Schiff, they provide an e-mail with the domain name for Reckitt Benckiser (schiffcustomercare@rb.com), a massive corporation which owns (or controls?) things like Lysol and Mucinex. I went to schiffnutrition.com and it redirects to schiffvitamins.com. They hawk vitamins and supplements – I saw nothing about Tiger’s Milk bars. Going to tigersmilk.com redirects to the global food giant, McCormick, which has clearly moved into the mass “food manufacturing” industry (manufacturing “food-like substances” is where all the money is). None of these companies seem to want to “pull back the curtain” on the history of Tiger’s Milk – lot’s of smoke and mirrors in giant corporations, designed to protect their interests. By the way, don’t bother with the Tiger’s Milk bars sold today… The very first (meaning largest) ingredient is high fructose corn syrup and the third highest ingredient is corn syrup! Gak! There’s a whopping 14 grams of sugar in one bar, and their “protein-rich” bar has 22 grams of sugar! The healthiest option is to skip all those supposedly “healthy” nutrition bars/shakes and eat real, whole food.
Camp Steaks, Comment by Mark on February 18, 2019 - Report this comment
I’m in Bakersfield too. Let me know if you find out where to get them.


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