Food of the Seventies, Big Shot

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I remember Big Shot chocolate syrup by the Pet Milk co. Big Shot was on the market maybe around 1966-67 but it didn't last very long. Big Shot was recalled by the FDA due to people becoming Ill after consuming it and it was soon taken off of the market (if my memory serves me correctly). I myself and a few people in my neighborhood also became ill (with stomach problems) after using Big Shot. If i'm wrong maybe someone can correct me.
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Big Shot guy... - December 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm 48...My Dad developed Big Shot at Pet in the mid 60s when I was a kid. Big Shot had a faulty spraying nozzle. The whole launch became a dud. Pet had a hard time giving away the thousands of cases. There are some funny stories about this product disaster.
LA - July 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Big Shot was not a dud! if so why would I be searching right now on Ebay for a can on sale? Just kidding, it is a good childhood memory and I like to preserve some of them. Therefore I will continue searching for BIG SHOT!!!!
Ed - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember using for many glasses of chocolate milk and it was good. I thought it was cool at the time
kbowles - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a can of big shot chocolate syrup in ment condition. I bought it at a yard sale a few years ago. I am not sure why I bought a can of syrup from 1963, I guess I thought the can was neat. It still has the syrup in it. Its for sell. just havent got around to posting on ebay. If intrested leave comment.
Don - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Here I thought I was the only one to remember this. I was very young and as i recall you added this to milk to make chocolate milk. The nozzle seemed very close to todays Ready Whip Cream nozzle.
Greg - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my mom having Big Shot in our refrigerator around 1967-68. I guess I bugged her to buy it. Once, I fell down and the point of a pencil I was carrying broke off in the palm of my hand. To pacify me, my dad made me a chocolate milk using Big Shot. I can still remember that, and the big face on the can. Man, to be 5-years-old again ...
Rob Alfred - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I just dug up a can of Big Shot from an area of my land. I guess people used it as a dump site many, many years ago. I have found some really cool stuff there. This can is very rusty, but it was a neat find.
zow - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
My mom bought out the local Gelsons market of Big Shot for me. Seemed like we had enough cans to last forever but forever did not last that long. Never got sick.
Lynn - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember always bugging my mom to buy Big Shot! Does anyone know what the ingredients were? I am kind of scared to find out.
Craig - November 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I have found 6 cans of big shot and the original box they came in if anyone is looking to buy one. The box was marked with the date 1964. If interested email me
aly - August 10, 2011 - Report this comment
it was one of my favorites but no one else seemed to remember it. I wish it was still around. I don't remember getting sick. DELICIOUS!
jigs726 - November 29, 2011 - Report this comment
ohmy gosh i remember that stuff it was soo good i never got sick on it to bad they couldnt bring it back
Zahily - January 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember that for a few dollars and some big shot labels, mailed you a super powers ring. When I used the ring for the first time I was pretty sure I could fly. That was my first disappointment in life.
Dean - March 07, 2013 - Report this comment
After 35 years or so, I gave up looking for this stuff because I just couldn't remember the name of it. All those Feebay searches of "aerosol chocolate milk" came up empty. Now at last I found it and I know the name. Naturally, anyone selling a vintage can will want $100., so back it goes into my memory, but this time with a lot more info attached to it. Cool!
Lauren - October 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved this as a kid, watching my older brothers spray into their milk. I begged and begged my Mom to let me do it myself! Finally she gave in. I was not able to control the spray and it went all around the kitchen table and on the walls (wallpaper)! Great memory!
Robin - February 03, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved this! I couldn't remember the name. Loved how you could spray it into your glass. Big shot was delicious!

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