Food of the Seventies, Banana Dreamboats

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This was a package of two round cakes that you could find in the individually wrapped Hostess baked goods section, and they were delicious. Not sure if they were by Hostess or Dolly Madison, but they were spice cakes kind of shaped like a shortcake cup, and filled with banana cream. Our mom used to serve them to us as an after-school snack. They seemed to have disappeared in the late seventies unfortunately.
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Doris Mae - January 28, 2008 - Report this comment
OH! MY! GOSH! I loved those, they were soooo delicious and now i can't find them anywhere just like you can hardly find Banana flavored ice cream. There used to be a banana nut ice cream which i guess is discontinued i really wished i knew where to find the banana cream boat pies. :(
Doris Mae - January 28, 2008 - Report this comment
If anyone who is logged on knows where i can find the banana dream boats on line please leave it on this site...
karen - August 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember Mickey's Banana Flips, but not these. I know Hostess puts out a banana creme Twinkie a couple of times a year and they're great!
Jody Dandridge - August 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Banana Dreams the Spice cakes that were shaped like Strawberry Shortcake cups, and filled with Banana Cream were California produced by the Langendorf Bakery. These were around in the 1970's thru the mid 80's. Langendorf Bakery went out of business in the mid 80's, and most of their product line bought by another bakery, although the Banana Dream was not continued on. These are totally different than the NASTY Banana Flips.
ME1970 - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG!! These were my favorite!! I remember in the 70's they cost about .25cents..i did a search on the langendorf bakery and found this site. if anyone knows of how to get a hold of these please leave it on here..thanks
jojojojo - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
My brother and I loved those Banana Dream Boats. We were just talking about them about a month ago. I just went on line to see if the Bakery was still in business. That Banana Dreamboat was taste better than any Hostess, Dolly Madison or Entemen could ever taste.
retrohostess - October 26, 2008 - Report this comment
My husband did not believe me! He had never heard of them! We used to get them from the Hostess outlet store in Milpitas,Ca 10/$1.00 LOVED them. Now I make Banana bars with real cream cheese. Yes they were like banana shortcake cups with banana cream that was kind of yellow with specs.
LeVon - November 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one to remember these! I loved them to death, I kept thinking they were made by Mickey's. I remember eating them in the early 80's....ahhh the good ol' days.....
Jody Dandridge - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Nope, nobody was losing their minds, these really existed. I grew up as a small kid in Redwood City, California where I used to purchase these mostly at Vera Cash Market in early 1970's. I wish they would be brought back to market. What amazes me is that you'd think someone would have a picture of at least the wrapper from way back then. I sure miss these!!
johnny d - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
man o man, a banana dream was the best snack ever! i remember as a child eating those. its been a long time, and just the thought of 1 puts a big smile on my face.
shay - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
wow i cant believe these were real ive heard my mom tell me about them they were her favorite after school treat i just wish i could try one ive researched them for quite sometime where theres a will theres a way im going to contact the bakery owner for the recipe somehow
Tina - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes I also am trying to find these delicious cakes we used to put them in the freezer and then cut them in half and share when we were kids. They were the best snack cake ever made please somebody find them or a recipe!!!
Derek - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
These were called "Banana Dreams" and were made either by Langendorf Bakery or Dolly Madison which was a competitor of Hostess. They actually made them until the 1980's and they were excellenlt.
Edi - March 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I totally remember "Banana Dreams" they were by Mickey's. They were 2 round, brown cakes, much like the shape of a shortcake, topped w/ pale yellow banana cream. God they were delicious. I just saw a truck on the 15 Freeway last week that had Mickey's Snacks and the same boy w/ a big smile just like the "Banana Dreams" wrapper. I'm searching non-stop to find them. I will keep all of you posted.
Ramon - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
The Banana Dreams by Langendorf/Mickey are long gone, My Dad used to drive for Langendorf Cakes-Cookies, they were bought out by Dolly Madison who quickly did away with most of the good cakes the Langendorf baked, Dolly was subsequently bough by Hostess, no specialty baked goods remain, just Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Zingers...that truck you saw on the 15 was probably a Merita (Langendorf in the South) trailer, beigh with red and blue stripes, the Merita label in a red oval, and a sad rendition of "Mickey" right?
LADY TEE - May 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't know if they still sell them, but Lucky's Supermarket bakery on the west coast sold banana dreamboats...GIVE IT A TRY!!!!!! DELICIOUS1
Kate Baird - July 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to get those cakes as a teen in the 70's...they were the absolute best snack /snackcakes ever, why they did away with the recipe in favor of twinkies, ding dongs etc., I will never understand, Banana Dreamboats tasted MUCH better ,what, with those moist tender spice cakes filled with that smooth creamy banana filling, once you had one, you were hooked and I'm not even a fan of banana flavor....SO,how do we petition the new owners to start baking this obviously popular vintage treat once again? OK so it may just be a snack item, but if you ever had one you'd know why it was so popular :P
Eric - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Hostess now has miniature versions of these (from the way they're described) in boxes, but in carrot cake/cheese cream, yellow cake/vanilla and another flavor, I think, but not banana. All they would have to do is come out with a spice cake/banana creme version, and that would basically be a rsurrection of it.
Eric - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
My mistake, these are Entenmann's "little Bites" I was referring to.
teresa - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW I WAS JUST THINKING OF THESE THE OTHER DAY. I COULDNT REMEMBER THE NAME AND AFTER SEARCHING THE WEB. WAS ABLE TO RELIVE SOME TASTY MEMORIES OF MY CHILDHOOD. YES AND I THINK SOMEONE NEEDS TO BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vicky - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember these too!! They were the best, use to lick out the cream filling before eating the cake. I lived in San Francisco as a kid and thought they were only sold in that area cause when I moved to Southern California I couldn't find them. What a shame. Sure would be great if someone could recreate them. Banana Boats by Mickey.
moe - October 09, 2010 - Report this comment
these cakes were my favorite and then they disappeared. Much better than what hostess made since they changed all of their cream fillings into something nasty tasting, sure wish some bakery could bring these great cakes back!
kathy - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
god YEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! i am ALWAYS trying to find someone who remembers these, the BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!! ugh....why oh why can't we finally come up with a time machine? i would go back to the 70's and buy a bunch and munch down while watching sigmund and the sea monster on tv.
Josh - January 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I saw them as recently as 5 or 10 years ago.Don't remeber where.
Plurb - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes, as a Bay Area Native I remember those brown spice cakes filled with a generous amount of yellow banana cream with flecks of walnuts in them. WOW ! delicious and yummy, Langendorf and and later Dolly Madison made these. The Mickey ones were counterfeits. I would love the recipe for the banana cream. The spice cakes tasted like Jiffy cake mix only oilier. WOW what a great memory.
Kara - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
If anyone find a recipe or a product similar, let me know. I'm doing a project on the 70's for school.
louella - July 12, 2011 - Report this comment
i remember these.yes they were great..i grew up in the oc.ca..i tell my kids about them.they dont know good taste...everything was better back then.i have looked and looked..i so want to have one again...why oh why if it isnt broke..leave it alone..if anyone finds a recipe plz plz email me.woud love to make them..my mother in the midwest has been checking thrift bakerys everywhere no luck..banana dreams were my favorite growing up...life was simpler then ...
Paul - August 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Hmmm, I work in a bakery. I'm sure we do a spice cake, the 'Strawberry Shortcake cups' we call Dessert Cups (we also do chocolate ones), just need a banana creme. And we ship to all of North America.
hiliana rosario - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
every now and then when my sweet tooth starts to act up i think about a dream boat i remember looking at the snack cakes and i would always choose a dreamboat over the hostess cupcakes or the zingers and i remember a time when they were becoming harder and harder to find until there were no more and i was born in 1970 and was eating them in the 6th grade i think that was the last time i ever ate one.i miss them so much
Dee - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember having Banana Dreams for lunch in elementary school. We always called them "doggie dishes" because of the shape. Of course we would lick the filling out before eating the spice cake.
JO - November 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember buying them in Los Angeles in the late 60s to early 70s then I never saw them again. I have to say they were the best out there. Like others have said, once you had one you would choose it over any other cupcake out there. I'm not a banana lover but these were the best.
Karen - December 17, 2011 - Report this comment
They were the best... I still remember them and how moist the cupcake was and how tasty the banana cream in the center... so good!
Verna - February 05, 2012 - Report this comment
my sister and i were just this minute talking about these Banana Dreams pie/Cakes. the conversation started when i noticed she had a loaf of Langendorf bread. "i'll find them on the internet." wow now we're really sad.
Martin - March 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Banana Dream were the best!! They used to be all I bought. You would think with all the people that love them some company would make them. Instead of putting a twist to the stuff out there bring them back and make money DUHHH!
Roy - April 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I was privileged to have eaten to different variations of these cupcakes. One variation was from Dolly Madison and the other was a local bakery named Langingdorf bakery! Both were excellent! I wasn't into sweets when I was a kid,hard to figure, but that was my favorite desert snack! I wish they could make them again!
cathy - April 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I am trying to find information on my favorite banana creme snack cake. I know of the spice cake banana dreams, but here in the Seattle-Tacoma area, when I was a kid in the 70s, my favorite treat (especially for school trips) was a rectangular-shaped yellow sponge cake with a banana creme layer in the middle. I can't remember the name or brand. Any info?
Lampshort - May 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I do so remember Langendorff bakery. My favorites were those tiny frosted chocolate doughnuts in the miniature cardboard window box. They were under the Mickey Cakes line. I remember the Mickey Cakes logo as being a cartoonish illustration of a boy with a happy expression on his face. I sure loved those tiny chocolate doughnuts, they were tastier than the Hostess versions produced today. Also what comes to mind are the Langendorff delivery vans. The vans were late fifties/early sixties era Ford P series step vans. Langendorff used those vans well until the 1980's. Well, times change.... a few things change for the better and way too many things for the worse:(
Scott - July 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I came here to this sight hoping to get a clue of what was in them, nobody I know seems to remember them,these were my favorite. I would collect pop bottles and turn them in.They were kind of messy the wrapper stuck to the creamy filling. bonus wrapper lick.and a coke in bottle for a 35 cents,then turn the bottle in for a dime.
bigg3469 - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
My late dad worked at the Betlehem Steel plnt in Vernon and when he came home from work he always brought me a package of Banana Dreams that he got from the catering truck at work. Boy those where happy memories and i do miss them so!
bigg3469 - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
^OOps i meant to say PLANT not Pint!
Dan - September 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Okay people, you're not going to believe this. I've got my Banana Dream back! I've gone gluten free and forced to make just about everything myself. Why not a Banana Dream from my past, I thought. And I've done it. The spice cake part is really good but I'm still working on perfecting it. I don't know what kind of market there would be for it or when I can legally sell it. If I ever follow through with it, I'll post again here.
Steve - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I know where they sell them in LA
Suzy - November 03, 2012 - Report this comment
These snack cakes made the perfect breakfast when I was in high school and had to catch the bus. I'm so glad to see that there are still many of us Banana Dreams fans out there. To anyone trying to resurrect them, good luck and keep us posted.
Cathy - November 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember Langendorfs French Fondants? I get so hungry for those
susan w - November 16, 2012 - Report this comment
omg, I thought I was the only one who missed these. They were moist and looked like brown banana bread cups, delicious, delicious, yummy.@ steve, where in Los Angeles I am going there on Nov. 30-Gardenia..
Sheesher - November 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm glad to see I am not the only person who remembers the lovely Banana Dreamboats. My Mother wouldn't buy us kids this kind of stuff. She wanted us to eat apples and oranges. :) I would walk downtown a couple of times a week to get a Banana Dreamboat. They were so good! That was when I started loving spice cake in general. I am pretty sure they used an artifical banana flavor, but what ever it is was, it must have been a high quality flavoring because I didn't even like bananas much. I'm not sure what compelled me to try one in the first place.
Bobbie B - November 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Banana Dream Boats were my favorite. I bet they could be slightly duplicated with spice cake and banana pudding! Unless you grew up in the 70's most people don't remember these treats !
Rhonda - December 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh I so remember these Banana Dream Boats! Ok, I remember it being a round cake folded over to like of look like a taco with banana cream filling inside. These were my FAVORITE specialty snack growing up in the early 70's. I would lick the cream out of the center... ahhh. I can taste it now. :) Wish they still had them.
jessica - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Hearing all your comments about Banana Dreams is making me drool. I grew up on those and would like to share them with my kids. They were the best and better than anything out there today. I'm still hoping they will show up somewhere.
Brooke - April 03, 2013 - Report this comment
My mother use to talk about these all the time. Then one day, we actually came across them in a gas station in South Carolina in the late 90's. They were the best.
Danny - April 11, 2013 - Report this comment
They were two spice cakes filled with a yellow flavored banana creme. They were absolutely delicious. I liked them cold the best...They were sold by Dolly Madison. I would like to see some company bring them back.
Eric - June 10, 2013 - Report this comment
OK, Mickey/Langendorf was bought by IBC (Dolly Madison), which then merged with Hostess, and is now being picked up by the owners of Pabst (Metropoulos & Co), which "has a stellar record of using the nostalgic pull of old brands to make them popular once more". So this company would inherit the rights to Banana Dreams. So everyone start writing them, to bring it back. The way everyone talks about this thing, they just might be persuaded to bring it back!
Randy J - July 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I dream about these things.... used to buy them at Laurel's Market in Chico, CA when I was a kid. Nice trip down memory lane.
Gamia - July 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Mickey cakes were knock offs! The original was called Banana Dreams. Best snack cake EVER!
cj - August 26, 2013 - Report this comment
We got these in wash state but they were only at little mom and pop type stores. I still get cravings for them often. Best tasting dessert ever.
Jill - October 20, 2013 - Report this comment
My grandfather used to work for Langendorf bread company he used to bring us home some of the best bread and cakes
Sue - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Ah yes these banana cakes were sometime in the refrigerator section. I am all for bringing them back. YUM!!!
Carla - December 21, 2013 - Report this comment
My husband drove truck in Seattle for 30 years and would stop at Langendorf bakery on 6th Avenue and pick up bread and also the Banana Dreams. He loved those in his lunch and I am with you, I wish they would bring them back but only exactly as they used to be.
Renee - January 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Yeahhh, those dreamboats were 2nd to the boom- boom. It was my absolute favorite, now all I have is a ding-dong.
Jody Dandridge - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Unfortunately the Banana Dreams from our late 1960's' early 1970's are no longer around, ANYWHERE. These were not made by Hostess or Dolly Madison, but rather Langendorf Bakeries. Not the Banana Boat, or the Banana Flips that are currently sold in stores. Once you have seen the Original Banana Dreams, you will never forget. Two Spice Cake Cups (Just like Strawberry Shortcake cups), only brown in color. They were of course open face, so that you could see the cream through the clear packaging. The cream was yellow in color, with sort of brown spreckles, and was a mild banana flavor. These were the BEST snacks in the early 70's and a favorite of ALL the kids who went to school in Redwood City, Ca. Even though Langendorf is no longer around, I wish someone could bring these great snacks back to market.
Robert Burkett - March 07, 2014 - Report this comment
"Banana Flips"
Mishon - March 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I wish I could find some now I think I could eat three packages they were the best hands down.

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