Food of the Seventies, Banana Flip

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this was a yellow banana cake that was folded in a half moon shape and filled with white filling. they were soooooo good and messy. they were made by hostess and you got one in a package. they were on the same shelf as the ho ho's and twinkies. i do not think they make them any more but i wish they did.
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flip-nut - January 25, 2008 - Report this comment
loved those things! the cream was really fluffy and had a slight banana flavor as well! quite large. i did not think they were hostess brand... would like to see them again at the old 7-11!
karen - August 17, 2008 - Report this comment
They were called Mickey's Banana Flip - they were great! Hostess puts out a banana creme filled Twinkie now - similar taste, but not quite like the 'flip'.
LORI - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
BRING BACK THE FLIP.........PLEASE.
B. Nannyflip - September 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I got a whole case left from 1969 and they still have not expired past the expiration date, which happens to be on my birthday...July 1st 2086
Judd Nelson's Nostrils - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I got of these things outta the machine at work a while back.....that creme stuff was EVERYWHERE...I couldnt have made a bigger mess if I had put in in a paper bag, blew it up, and busted it with my friggin fist.....it made my teeth hurt after all was said n done.
Patricia Conrad - October 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Mickey's Banana Flips were the best! The closest I've found for the flavor is Hostess Banana Suzy Q's, yep, they still sell them, talk to your store mananger.
Velvet Cyberpunk - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
My Uncle George was obsessed with these. He would get them whenever he could. I wasn't a big fan and preferred the Hostess Suzie Qs but every time I smell artificial banana I think of the Banana Flip and my uncle.
swimmerbob - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
you must have a really good nose- artificial banana flavor is actually made from banana oil. it is made with a process using ethylene glycol which is why it must be labeled artificial. loved how that ethylene glycol-laced creme filling in the mickey's banana flip tasted way back when. just kidding- food grade EG isn't like antifreeze- it's odorless, colorless, and tasteless. if hostess were to come up with a good-tasting banana-flavor creme filling for those suzie-q's, they'd have something there.
mrbigg - May 03, 2009 - Report this comment
the best cakes of the 60& 70's were mickey's banana flip & mickey's devil delight ! they beat hostess hands down !!mickey's must be out of buisness now !!
Mimi - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Banana flips were my favorite snack as a kid growing up in the 70's. My sister hated the smell of them. I absolutely loved them and can still remember the taste after all these years!! Thanks for the reminding me a simpler time!! Long live the 70's!!
sadie - May 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I want a flippin' banana FLIP!! PLEASE--You baker people out there--wake up!! WE WANT BANANA FLIPS!
sadie - May 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Try Nickles Bakery --they are located in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana I believe. They look like the same wedge half/moon shape in the package..Haven't tried them yet but plan to soon!
Susan - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
We want these so bad. I wish someone still made them. I wonder if there is a recipe online?
Stacie - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
My husband and I traveled from San Antonio to Eagle Pass. There is a convenience store that sells Mickey's Banana Flips off of Highway 90. I bought one for my mom and she loved it! It was just like she remembered.
Susan Swegel - June 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED the banana flip!! It was my favorite along with a chocolate snack cake with white cream icing that filled a cut-out in the middle of the cake, Delicious!!! Twinkies are nasty.
Jim - June 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Stacie, I live in central texas what convenience store is selling banana flips?!
Sadie - July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Hello - Can anyone help me find a place that sells Banana Flips? Please let me know!
Nancy - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Susan is correct Nickles Bakery has a website and if you search products there is a picture of them. They have distribution centers in PA and WV also and they list phone #'s. A friend told me they have them in the vending mach. where he works, so not sure if they are in retail outlets.
Dale - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I liked to put them in the freezer for a little while so that the cream got firm and then eat them.
Kindra - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Mickey's Cakes!! Banana Flip, Devil's Delight, and Jim Jams, mmmm yummy. Hostess comes close with the banana Twinkies, Zingers, and Suzy Q, but just not quite the same.
pretty T - September 28, 2009 - Report this comment
My wife and I talk about them all the time. There was nothing like it back in the day. I'm contacting Nickels tomorrow...have to have a taste again.
bobbya - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Waco Texas and we had Mickey's Banana Flips here until the late '70s then they disappeared. If anyone can buy one at that convenience store and then post the name of the bakery from off the package or ask the clerk who delivers those to them and then post the results it would be awesome
Bubba Earl - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
My wife bought some cup cakes , I tried one and we both spent a hour trying to remember where we had tasted that flavor before. "Blue Bird" makes a cup cake that has that same Banana Flip taste.I think better than hostess' I started looking on-line , for a flashback
Wild Joe - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Every day after school. I'd stop off at the local deli and get a Mickey's Banana Flip and an RC cola. Ahhh... where have those days gone??
maria - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved those flips. lick the cream...eat the cake...why did they stop making such a good cake?
Texas Rex - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Mickey's Banana Flip was my favorite snack cake in the 60s. If you were lucky enough to get one that wasn't smooshed in its package and remove it intact, you'd have the perfect dessert taco. I would lick the excess creme filling from around the edge before eating the rest of the cake so it wouldn't squish out and make a bigger mess. These things were delicious, totally awesome! B. Nannyflip, if you have a case of them (which is highly unlikely), send me one and I'll give you tewnty-five bucks for it. If anyone knows where I can get one (not a Hostess or other brand knock-off), please post the information here. Thanks.
Greg - November 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I was searching for a recipe for banana flip icing, when I found this site. I regularly had a banana flip for dessert in my lunch..my mother made our lunches. What made me think there was a recipe for the icing is that a co-worker brought creme filled donuts from a bakery in Shadyside, (Pittsburgh,PA)-- the filling tasted exactly like the Banana Flip lunch cakes. Anyone who knows the recipe please list it.
Carolyn - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Did anyone ever find any recipes for the Bananna Flip or the Devil's Delight snack cakes?
Uncle Theo - November 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Try this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Banana-Flips/Detail.aspx
Rob - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Man o man, those were the best! Closest thing i have found to the flip is Little Debbies "banana twin", they are almost as good!
wayne alexander - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I started to work for american bakeries in 1960.Being a new trainee and not stopping for lunch,I ate eight banana flipsthru the day.They soured on my stomach that night and the next day,I was eating them again.I sold them for 15 yrs.and still crave them.I found them in Florida in the 90`s but can`t find them anymore.I would love to eat eight more right now.
BornIn57 - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
It's nice to know I'm not the only one who flipped over Mickey's Banana Flip :-) It was larger than two Twinkies put together and way more tasty. I loved the unbelievably huge amount of yummy banana creme filling and the rich taste of the moist cake. Nothing was better than eating this crescent moon shaped treat while drinking a big glass of cold milk. I have to go now, I'm drooling!!!
Robbins Mitchell - April 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Mickey's Cook Book Cake Treats also made the "Devil's Delight" which was 2 slices of round chocolate cake with vanilla creme center,and Jim-Jam which was 2 slices of cake with jam center and topping....but the Banana Flip always won the prize....great after school with a cold glass of milk while watching The Threee Stooges (nyuk,nyuk,nyuk)
Born in '59 - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
So sad that my kids will never know about Banana Flips or Bonomo Turkish Taffy (...the vanilla...)
Leann - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
oh baby, those banana flips are a sweet memory I will cherish - there is a bakery in Northern MN. that makes them they look just like them BUT, yup there is a but, I was so excited to discover these just today - yup today they are so sickening sweet - I know the original FLIP was sweet duh! but, these from this bakery are sick sweet and put me into an immediate sugar induced head buzz that lead to a coma and that was just 2 bites (not kidding here people) skip the bakery idea and hang on to the memory of the way they were - they cannot be duplicated - don't be looking for the bakery you will be disappointed - trust me just go with Little Debbie peanut butter bars - they're no Flippie - but, hey give them a shot they are really good too
Becki S - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
They still make Banana Flips...and they are out of Ohio --Nickles Bakery...I read about them and had to start a search...looked in a local store here in Weirton, WV close to Pittsburgh and Steubenville Ohio...FOUND THEM..bought all they had on the shelves....you can call the Nickles Bakery located and listed on website and they will send you these wonderful wonders I'm sure...they are a small delight from days gone by....YES THERE STILL ARE SOME GOOD THINGS LEFT IN THIS WORLD...enjoy!!!
Jacqui - May 08, 2010 - Report this comment
There was also a Chocolate Flip and I only found one back in the 60's. The little country store's stocked them and it was rare to get the chocolate flip- bring these back to the market. Someone pleeze buy the rights. I just got a whole box of Hostess treats fro Mother's Day. I do fake food art and I am making them all in brown velvet and white silk. The SuzyQ is a two pack and it used to be a square single cake. The Swiss cake Ho-Ho's are great. I will be selling my art later this month. I will upload to the New York Times blog " What are You Eating Right Now" photos of the real and fake cakes. be sure to visit with your cold glass of milk.
Dave - July 17, 2010 - Report this comment
My family won't believe that there was a Jim-Jam. I lost on one of those games where you can get double points. I should have won. Can anyone varify that there was once a Jim-Jam?
LILLY - July 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I DIDN'T REALIZE THE CHEMICALS THAT WERE IN THOSE BANANA FLIPS, BUT THEY WERE SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! LOVED THEM, THEY WERE MADE BY NICKLES!!! I WISH THEY WOULD COME BACK!!
Lala - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
They do still make banana flips, but you can only get them in around Pennsylvania, OH, INDIANA area. So I you know someone, they can mail some out to you. There not as good as they used to be (bummer). Howver "Mrs. Freshley's" makes a banana pudding cupcake (WOW tastes just like the old BF did, only smaller and round. Got them at Walmart. Its yummy with a cup of coffee. Good luck hope this helps someone.
Paul - August 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked for American Bakeries Company for 14 years in the 60's and 70's. We made the Mickey brand Banana Flips. Unfortunately American was purchased by Interstate (Dolly Madison)and most of their plants were closed. My father worked for American as well from before WWII and we always had plenty of banana flips while I was growing up. We used a 6" layer cake sliced in half, filled with icing then folded over.
Paul - August 26, 2010 - Report this comment
To Dave, We also made the Jim Jams and Devil Sandwich as well. Our bakery was located in Dallas. We made Taystee and Cookbook bread and buns.
Daryn - September 26, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad, Paul Frank, worked in the advertising department of American Bakeries located in Chicago from 1965 until the mid '80s. As a kid, I remember him traveling around the country a lot. He was very involved with the labeling artwork and advertising spots for Mickey Cakes, Taystee, Cook Book, Langendorf and others. I've also been told he used me as his model for the little boy face on the Mickey Cake label. I remember that he used to bring home boxes of the banana flips, cup cakes, devil delights, etc. and he would put them in the freezer. Regrettably, the Banana Flip was the one cake I didn't like, especially when it was frozen. I liked all the other cakes a lot....but the Banana Flip tasted way too sweet for me and the banana flavor tasted too artificial.
Darryl D - October 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I too wish the Banana Flip was still around. It was the only snack cake at the time that you still got your monies worth ! It was BIG, for a snack cake.
Matt - October 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I stocked up on the Nickles Banana Flips. As a matter of fact, I'm going to go eat one right now.
Diana - December 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a cake called a French Pastry? There was a white one covered in chocolate icing and another white one covered with a light mocha colored frosting and toasted coconut...out about the same time period as Banana Flip which I grew up with...yum!
Len - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Had some family get some shipped down from ohio. Got them as early xmas present. They dont have the white cream anymore. its yellow and not as fluffy but they are still big and moist and taste good. Im loving them!
Bon - December 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Diana, I loved the French Pastry! I have been looking for them for 20 yrs. Glad you remembered them also.
Rob - December 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Diana & Bon, I think the unforgettable 'French Pastry' was made by Dolly Madison. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find these delicacies for many years. I also loved Mickey's Devil's Delight.
ron - January 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes I remember the banana flip and the round chocolate mickey's with the vanilla creme-For a short period they made a yellow batter Mickey's with chocolate frosting in the middle-Absolutely of the highest quality-EVERYTHING back then was! When the Hostess Fruit Pies came out [they were.15? ] they were fabuloue!The lemon filling was out of this world!
Kim - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
SO THAT YOU GUYS WILL KNOW? THEY STILL MAKE BANANA FLIPS... www.nickles bakery.com
MyzCheryl - January 22, 2011 - Report this comment
@ Kim thanks a million I contacted them for some I love these cakes you are a life saver
Greg Young - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
In the 60's while attending James E. Rogers School and living in East Liberty, I remember the banana flip fondly. When I went back to Pittsburgh for visits (up until 1992)I found the banana flips at Giant Eagle. After that I couldn't find them or Daly's fruit juice in the Burgh
Peg - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
The banana flips are still made by Nickels bakery in Mogadore, OH. They have a place there where you can go in and buy them loose. They also have those creme-filled cones there. Yum! But, I've never seen the Devil's Delight since I was a kid. Those were the bomb!
Harry - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
10-15 years ago I bought a dozen at a Dolly Madison Bakery outlet in Kansas City. They were packaged and shaped EXACTLY like Mickey's only it said Dolly and tasted spot on! Might be worth checking into.
John M - May 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Banana flips and Devil's Delight were sold under the Merita brand, at least in North Carolina in the 60s and 70s.
Loretta B - July 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I would love to find the French Pastry, too. I had one every day in high school. I've never found anything else that tastes that good.
Sandy - September 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Banana Flips are now made by Nickles bakery and are sold in Dollar General Stores here in Ohio
lookat - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to buy these in the Kroger super market when I was a teen back in the 70's. It was full with double the amount of banana flavored creme almost to the point of it falling out as you ate it. The thing is, it was years later when I had a hunger for a mickey's banana flip that I realized they, the makers of this delicious delight stopped making it for some dumb reason. They probably decided it was too generous to put all that filling inside and wanted to just cut back. I think even the official twinkie has less filling than it used to but that is my opinion.
Phil - October 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone have any PHOTOS or old ads of the ORIGINAL Mickey's cake labels...Banana Flips, Mini Doughnuts, etc?? Would love to see the old labels (not Nickels bakery labels.) psunkel at yahoo dot com Thanks for the memories!
Eric B - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I am so Glad I stumbled on this website when I was Jonesing for a Banana Flip. Like everyone else here, he lure of the Banana Flip is an overwhelming presence. Thank you to those who recommended Nickles Bakery. And we have one right here in Toledo Ohio! I will soon be in the B-Flipps! http://www.nicklesbakery.com/products/productDetails.php?id=2503
james mcashan - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Mickey Banana Flips were large, with a lot of creme and flavor. when the large fake corporations full of criminals and liars took it, they sabotaged it (like everything they control), to keep us from getting any real use or satisfaction (so you keep shopping and paying them more). the public does not choose these products, they are forced on us. notice that the "food industry" takes trillions of dollars per year, but they do not bake real whole grain yeast bread at the stores (only the same old chemical trash from the plant). - james mcashan for the US Senate
james mcashan for the US Senate - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Mickey Banana Flips were large, with a lot of creme and flavor. when the large fake corporations full of criminals and liars took it, they sabotaged it (like everything they control), to keep us from getting any real use or satisfaction (so you keep shopping and paying them more). the public does not choose these products, they are forced on us. notice that the "food industry" takes trillions of dollars per year, but they do not bake real whole grain yeast bread at the stores (only the same old chemical trash from the plant). - james mcashan for the US Senate
dr. james mcashan - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
("artificial banana flavor" was butyl acetate or amyl acetate, like real bananas have. gorillas may eat 40 pounds of food per day, consuming entire trees and roots, leaving no food supply. (see: US Senate Appropriations Comittee). - james mcashan for the US Senate. independent (no tribe).
MP - January 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Just finished eating a Nickles Bakery banana flip, and was fairly impressed. Not quite as I remember the Mickey's but pretty close. I bought a whole tray of them,(12). Yum!
Rick in StL - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Okay, now that I can't get my mouth to stop making all this saliva, anybody got a picture of the REAL Mickey's Banana Flip. Nothing else will do. The original (and later) Hostess Cherry Pie's were a close second for me... but I always came home to the Flip. I am sure nobody could duplicate Mickey's AND get it approved by the FDA. I'm sure the ingredients are partially responsible for making me the man I am today.
FRANK ROGERS - January 13, 2012 - Report this comment
A local grocery store chain here in VA/TN is actually trying to find a supplier and bring them back on the grocer market. SWEET!!!
Paul - January 13, 2012 - Report this comment
The Mickey Banana Flip filling was made with real banana puree from large cans.
Dan - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I thought the Banana Flip was made by Nickle's
Dan - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes. Nickle's Bakery still makes the Banana Flip and the Chocolate Delight. The bakery is in Navarre, Ohio. I live in Massillon, Ohio, which is less than 5 miles from a Nickle's Thrift Store.
patsy goodman - January 15, 2012 - Report this comment
have looked everywhere for bananna flips- thought i was the only one -will keep trying to find some- will ck out the dollar store and seven eleven
Jarrette - January 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I sold Mickey cakes in St Paul, Mn. for over 11 years during 70s and 80s! The Banana Flip was a GREAT cake! They sold like crazy! Mini Donuts are still in the market. What poor management can do to a GREAT PRODUCT!
Elsie - January 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I just made the banana flip cake from the recipe on allrecipes.com , and it is sooooo good! I used powdered sugar instead of granulated. It is either just like the old banana flips, or my memory is faded. It's GOOD!!!!
Judy L - January 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for a french pastry that was sold at 7-11's back in the 70,s. in Texas. They were so good. Cannot find them anywhere.
Keith - March 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Last Banana Flip I had was about a year ago, (Made by "Mrs Freshley's") Got it at The grocery store in Shallowater, TX. going back this weekend to see if they still sell them.
Dawn - March 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I had the French Pastry for lunch everyday of my Sophomore year in High School, believe it or not the cafeteria sold it along with paper cups of Coke. Interesting or not I don't remember any obese kids in this High School of about 4000 kids-the year was 1980 in Mesquite, TX. If anyone knows where you can get these or recipe to make it please let me know. The French Pastry was the best thing I can remember about my Sophomore Year.
Den1956 - April 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Mickey's also made a similar product called a Cherry Flip. They weren't too bad, but really, the Banana Flip was my favorite of all the packaged cake snacks. The ones you get now are not edible. The cake is awful and the filling indigestible. Totally unlike the ones in the 60's
VictorS - May 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I saw a Merrita Bread truck in Fuquay-Varina NC last week and it listed Mickey Cakes on the side of the truck. I am currently in a search for these snack cakes and will post further if I can find anything.
Karen H. - July 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember a TV commercial for Mickey's Devil's Delight cakes which probably aired in the 1960s. It featured an actor dressed as the devil and he sang this jingle, "Why do they call it Devil's Delight when the poor old devil never gets a bite? Why does it taste so heavenly when there's never any Mickey cakes left for me? When kids are good and they've earned a treat, there's creamy filling and it's oh so sweet. So behave yourself and act just right because life's no without a Devil's Delight!" The commercial ended with the devil sobbing. Does anyone else remember it? Would love to see a video of that commercial!
Karen H. - July 21, 2012 - Report this comment
correction to my post above, "..life's no fun without a Devil's Delight!"
TMac - August 01, 2012 - Report this comment
French Pastry and Banana flip were my two staple foods when I was a teenager in the 70's. Loved them both and wish they would bring them back at least for a test run to see if they were a money maker. I would invest a small fortune!!
Norma - August 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Banana flips!! YUM!!!! I miss these!!! My mom would buy a bunch of these at a bakery called Millbrook. That was alot of years ago. I am in NYS. Does anyone know where to find banana cakes? Sure would love to have some right now!! LOL
Elaine - August 20, 2012 - Report this comment
No other Hostess dessert can match the taste of a smooth and creamy, unique Banana Flip! Almost 40 years later, & I still have fond memories rewarding myself with the remarkable treasure. Even if the fat content was 20g. & frozen, I would pay double the price. Please remove the animal fat and resurrect one of America's favorite snacks.
Michigan Dave - August 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Mickeys made the infamous 'Banana Flip.' Soft white outer cake folded in half (round like todays' taco)filled with a light yellow scrumcious fluffy creamy banana filling. 60's & 70's mid-west treat !
WestPhillyDee - October 31, 2012 - Report this comment
I was just talking about these a few days ago. They are lost forever. I miss them. They sold them at the corner store. I can taste it now. #torture
Illinois Pat - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I"m almost 54 and I'll never forget how wonderfull the Banana Flip was. My children and grandchildren will never know the delisous creamy filling was. There are some things that should always be kept. I miss them.
Fl girl - November 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh how I miss the wonderful Banana Flip. It was my favorite! I remember the walking to the little general store and spying the banana taco-looking cake on the shelf. I contacted Nichols bakery in OH but they do not sell to individuals or do any online orders. I told the customer service girl that they are missing out on a lot of sales! Don't keep us from our Flips! Oh, how I want another Banana Flip!
Banana Flip Lover - November 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Love those BaNANA flips
Sherloc - November 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I found this photo of the original Banana Flip along with others mentioned on here. I wish I had one of them. I can still taste them...yum! http://www.flickr.com/photos/emeraldtoys/7582899142/
Sherloc - November 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Hostess also made the Banana Flip http://trade.mar.cx/US76163860
Rob - December 11, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG!! I remember the French Pastry. I was shaped like a football, had cream in middle and was covered with chocolate...I wish they still made those.
Debby - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Omg! I loved the Hostess banana flips!my friend had ito have a banana flip and a mt. Dew EVERY day
jim - January 13, 2013 - Report this comment
The French pastry had a whole pecan half on each end.
jim p - January 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Hostess did not make the Banana Flip, they were made by Ward Baking Co.,at least here in Detroit. Our neighbor was a maintanence man at Ward and worked mid-nights. On Sat morning there would be a shopping bag on the front porch filled with Flips,Devils Delights,bread and my favorite Hawiian Spice Cake. Trying to find that recipe right now. Found A&P spice bar recipe, very close.
Susan - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
How about the Langendorf white coconut cake. I haven been trying to find my momma some. I can't locate it anywhere. It's a wonderful memory of hers. Thanks for any help.
Joy - February 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to walk round trip 5 miles to the convenience store to buy banana flips. They were the best tasting treat. I would scrounge the house for spare change, walk 2.5 miles, buy two; one for the walk back home and one for later. Guess that's why I didn't put a lot of weight on since I had to walk so far for them.
Mark - March 09, 2013 - Report this comment
We were pretty poor but my best friend in the third through fifth grade Keith Baxley brought one for lunch every day and shared it with me. I will never forget him or them and it's already been forty years!
Marie - April 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Niclles had white cream filling for the flips, but it's still reaaaaaaaaaall good.
Gary - June 23, 2013 - Report this comment
From 1969-1971, I bought Mickey Cakes Banana Cream Sandwich every day for lunch at my junior high snack window in Palo Alto CA. It was rectangular, not a fold over like the banana flip. Did others have this too? Addicting!
John - July 28, 2013 - Report this comment
As other folks have mentioned, Banana Flips are still being sold in NW West Virginia and SW Ohio by Nickles Baking Company. Got some at their bakery thrift store in Parkersburg, WV earlier this month.While they are not as good as the Mickey Banana Flips were, they are still yummy.
Karen - October 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Make the family and friends banana flip bars. Taste like the original flips--can even adjust the banana flavoring...
Lissa - October 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I live them and see them daily in all the stores where I live:) southern West Virginia.
Hawkeye - October 17, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember putting the Banana Flip in the freezer to freeze the center cream, then eating them---Good memories!!
Kem - October 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Big Bear grocery stores used to sell a French Creme coffee cake, which to me was a giant Banana flip. Heaven on earth. Wasn't there a cake made by Mickey called a "Mickey Delight"? Was it a cake with schredded coconut? After 30-35 years memory is fading on these cakes, but I still check the shelves for a Banana Flip. And whatever happened to Yes Yes and Hey Heys? Excellent, but apparently long gone.
Richard - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
The ONLY pre-packaged dessert that was the best tasting of all time. Man, somebody needs to bring back the Banana Flip! How hard could it be to do this?
Barbara - February 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I am SO glad I found this thread, though it isn't Banana Flips I have looked for info. about for years and years. It is Dolly Madison's French Pastry - the vanilla cake with off-white frosting, a bit of coconut in it, and the most luscious filling I have ever tasted in any cake! I would love to know what that recipe is! I wrote to Dolly Madison, and one of their reps confirmed that the cake was one they sold. (A few years ago I was not even certain of the company that made it.) I wonder what it would take for them to start making French Pastries again - and Banana Flips, too! They need to know that there are a whole lot of dedicated customers out here who would buy masses of these cakes!!
Barb - February 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I found banana flips at Giant Eagle in Verona, PA in February of 2014
Judy - May 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Just bought a box of banana twinkies by Hostess at Walmart today. I would swear I was eating a banana flip that I loved as a child.
Essy - May 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I am looking for a coconut Cake my Mom used to buy buy, i don't remember who made it this was back in 1970.
KatKit - May 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Bring back the FRENCH PASTRY!! Please! OMG they were soooo goooood!
Sandi Fuller - June 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Where can I get a Banana Flip in Oklahoma???
dan poyner - June 18, 2014 - Report this comment
call hostess and pressure them to bring back the banana flip, I called and they said there were no plans at this point to bring them back.i have chased down the nickles brand flip and they are good but not the same as the original
Doreen - July 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember getting these as a kid - they were soooooo good! If anyone starts making these again I want to know if they'll be in Wisconsin. Twinkies are ok but Mickey's Banana Flips hands down were much better.
Carroll - August 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I've been looking for the french pastry with white icing and toasted coconut, too. I can remember how the icing would be a little hard and how it covered the creamy filling, just under the icing on top. I used to love them. Last time I had one was in the early 60's.

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