Food of the Seventies

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Tang - Grapefruit!, Comment by Paula R. on September 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved grapefruit Tang! When I was pregnant with my first child, I craved grapefruit ice cream! I mixed grapefruit Tang with vanilla ice cream several times a day for months - it was awesome! We had orange Tang all the time when growing up. We camped a lot, and it was perfect for that. My little brother loved that he drank the same thing as astronauts too. We lived in St. Louis, MO and grapefruit flavor was widely available in the area for at least several years. I was pregnant in 1972-1973.
Ovaltine Candy Bar, Comment by David on September 27, 2016 - Report this comment
You can find the candy bars for sale throughout Europe or online. They are made in Switzerland. Just google ovaltine candy bars and it will pop up.
4 Flavours Chocolate Bar, Comment by Dave on September 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Liquid four flavor, I have been looking for this bar for decades in specialty candy stores to no avail. A fantastic bar and would love to see it back on the market. If I ever saw it in a store I would literally buy boxes of it. As well I believe taken off the market that I would love to see back are the jersey milk treasure, the caravan bar, the rum and butter bar, and the jersey nut bar. Why are they getting rid of all the good ones. Like Moires Pot of Gold choclates, back in the day they were great with the rainbow wrapped chocolates and the many different flavours, now they just suck.
Rc Cola, Comment by CVWaller on September 26, 2016 - Report this comment
The website for RC. http://www.rcbeverage.com/
Rc Cola, Comment by CVWaller on September 26, 2016 - Report this comment
They're right across the Ohio River from Henderson Kentucky, in Evansville, IN. We grew up drinking RC and Ski. Ski had real fruit pulp and I was still able to get the small bottles up to 2001 or so.
Cake Frosting Mix In A Box, Comment by Sylvia on September 26, 2016 - Report this comment
I have a Lime Torte recipe that calls for 1 package of Fluffy White frosting mix as an ingredient. I'm dying to make it. Of course I can't get the frosting mix. Help!! Please bring back the box frosting mixes. Betty Crocker and Jiffy get on it, please get on it!!!!
Prontos, Comment by Dave S on September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Ahh Yes... Prontos wavy corn-like chips in the small window bag! I ate these one time in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin sometime in spring or summer of 1977. All I can say is that these tasted just alright but the smell from the bag was like someone farted and then bagged this product for sale. No love for this product that soon disappeared from our area store sometime in 1977.
McDonalds Steak Sandwich, Comment by Dave S on September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Ahh Yes... The McDonald's Steak sandwich from 1980-1982 that came with a large packet of Kikkoman Steak Sauce and was only sold from 4:00 P.M. until closing time at least in the suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin stores. I was only eleven years old when this came out in 1980 and remember feeling extra grown up ordering this superb sandwich with my mom and that these trips were special as it had to be after 4:00 P.M. just like going out for a steak dinner! The sauce was the great part and I always got an extra packet by coming up with some excuse when they argued about it--so I could dip my french fries in the stuff. Great Times! Then POOF! sometime in 1982 it was gone forever.
Kentucky Fried Chicken's Ribs, Comment by Dave S on September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Ahh Yes... I remember in the later 1970's my dad would sometimes get the original recipe chicken with that sticky red sauce on it and I tried it once but he stopped buying it or our area store stopped making it. That sauce was great on the chicken but I never had the ribs either the pork or beef ones. I am unsure if they sold them in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area but I would get them now if they did. Great chicken then and great memories on here now!
Fanta Red Creme Soda, Comment by Mike M. on September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Fanta Red Cream was, and probably still is my all-time favorite soda. Can't recall when I last had one but I can tell you that I miss it. I used to be able to get it at a laundromat vending machine in Milwaukee around 1975 when I was only 8 or 9. I would have to go with my mom, and that is how she would bribe me. Only fond memories now, of course. I would love to try one again, even in a laundromat!
Sunshine Biscuit Company Chocolate Nugget Cookies, Comment by Dan Griffin on September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
My dad was a salesman for Sunshine Biscuit Co. To this day i have many memorable moments going to work with my dad, on my school vacation day's enjoy every moment! I have friends to this day that see or hear from, that remind's me of the time when my dad would come home from work and reach in the trunk of the car and hand them a box of chocolate nuggets. I wish they would make a comeback, many great products. Many thanks for the memories that i embrase as a kid growing up. Thank you to Sunshine Biscuit and to memories i got to share with my dad Lawrence Griffin
Big Moon Cookies, Comment by Gaynell on September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I need to find this cookies
Cheez Wiz, Comment by Donna on September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
@Celeste, the other Kraft spread was "Old English"...enjoying a small juice jar of it spread on celery (on a low carb diet). LOL. It is probably just as gross as Cheese Whiz, but I will eat anything now.
Kellogg's Danish-Go-Rounds, Comment by Lisa on September 24, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved these, not only did they taste better than pop tarts but my grandmother would get them for me and my little sister when we would stay with her, so they have extra special memories for me!
Libby's Fruit Float, Comment by mary bradish on September 24, 2016 - Report this comment
when I was a kid fruit float was my favorite dessert. I sure wish Libby's would bring it back.
Heyday Bars, Comment by Cindy on September 23, 2016 - Report this comment
The original post on this page asked about Heyday and also Marathon bats. Cadbury makes a candy bar called the Curly Witly that is the same thing as a Marathon bar! Only made in England. I have s case coming!!
Willy Wonka Super Scrunch Bar, Comment by Pat on September 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Yay! So glad others remember this candy. I agree that the scrunch bar was the best ever! They could not possibly have stopped making it because of too few sales. When I was in college at Auburn University, I would walk to the Fast Fare every day to get at least one scrunch bar. Oh, how I long for another. If anyone has any influence, it would be great if some company would make them again. They would make a fortune!
Ideal Cookies, Comment by Nancy on September 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I couldn't believe how many comments about Ideal cookies. I was looking up pinwheel cookies and came across Ideal. Holy cow. Memories at my grandmothers came flooding back. They were the best. Nothing compares.


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