Food of the Seventies, Fantastics

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it was a chip that looked like a french fry. It came in cheese and something like sour cream and onion, I think. they were by frito-lay I believe. it was back in 1979 when I ate them as an after school snack. Has anyone heard of them except me?
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AJ - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
We did not have alot of chips and snacky things around our house unless it was party time or a holiday, but I remember getting a bag these in the French onion flavor for the Friday night "movie of the week". Very good. They had the shape of a french fry and tasted somewhat like funyuns, but not as strong or as hard and crunchy... more like very thick Andy Capp fries.
Cathy - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these so well! I loved these things!!
Cindy - April 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Fantastics were the BEST!!!! I remember them very well and wish they would be brought back into production by Frito Lay!!!!!! I remember a cheese flavor and an onion flavor. No snack chip in existence today can compare!!!!
jessica - June 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Remember these chips as the best chip ever!! wish there was somewhere to purchase them.
Monica - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Count me in!!! I remember these as well. The commercial had a person holding the bag and crunching one down until it was gone. They were really good.
SRSteele - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
As I was remembering various foods, both Guy's BBQ Chip (the best chips ever) and these Fantastix kept creeping into my memory bank. Guy's could still be available as I discovered (Google is good)and they are the same recipe as I recall (as their customer service stated) and they are sold in the Mid-West, thus leading to a request to the Sister-in-Law in Tulsa, OK to locate -- Now if we can just get these Fantastix (spelling?) onto the shelf.
Melody - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss these!!!
Lowell - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember these! The TV commercial used to have people crunching these. Me and my sister would always get these at a place called super burger in Jacksonville Fl. The only thing even close in taste and texture is the Andy Caps Cheese Fries, but they are much smaller than fantastix were.
Will - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Sour cream and onion fantasticks were the Best! One of my childhood faves. Snyder's of Hannover makes a ” veggie straw ” that reminds me of these, but without the zippy onion taste. (the 70s snack was spelled 'fantasticks' ” stix” at the end is a modern snack that is totally unlike the frito lay version.
Teresa - August 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Omg I remember those chips .....Fantastixs were the best chips ever what happened America ???? go backwards !!!! Lol
paul - January 11, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG!! I thought i was going crazy, everyone i asked couldn't remember these, but i can only remember the onion flavour,bring them back.......
John - July 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one to remember these things ,they were sooooo good and yes they were very big like an super size andy capp .They were sour cream and onion and a cheese flavor.
tn5rr2012 - July 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved these snacks when I was a kid. I knew eventually someone would upload a video of the commercial. I have been trying to confirm that this snack existed and my grandmother did have them at her house. Everyone told me I was thinking of Funyuns and I told them they were WRONG. Vengeance is MINE! hahahaha If you search "1978 Fantastix TV commercial" on U tube you will find the commercial I am talking about.
Melinda - December 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I totally remember these! Sour cream and onion was my favorite. I was 9 years old. Oh how I miss those. :)
Ron - January 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I knew a guy that worked for Frito-Lay when Fantasticks were around then gone. He said the flavoring or coating on the snack would come off the chip and gather in the bag when left in the truck during the summer months. Frito Lay discontinued them because of that according to him.
Elisha - March 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved these! I wish they were still making them. Thank you so much for the video reference - I have been wanting to verify their existence too!
James Holmes - June 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember the cheese flavoured Fantasticks. They were absolutely delicious. The nearest flavoured crisp today would be cheese flavoured "Moments" chutney flavoured Space Invaders were also really nice. The stronger the flavour, the better! Mmmmmm.
Betty - August 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I am so glad someone remembers this snack besides myself also. No one knew what i was talking about but i remember this snack and it was so good. It just disappeared and i cannot find it anywhere
Joanne G - August 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I've been looking for Fantasticks to reappear for almost 45 years! I believe they were by Lay's then and I loved the peanut butter filled ones, the cheddar not so much. My boyfriend used to take me 20 miles away to find them until they completely disappeared. When is someone bringing them back!
Kate B - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved loved loved Fantasticks. They were always the treat I wanted when my mom went to the grocery store in the late 70s/early 80s. God I wish they would make them again. Nothing compares to them!!
Patricia - September 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Omg I remember these chips! I loved them I asked everyone if they remembered these and no one remembered. Loved the commercial with everyone crunching them saying Fantasticks! Bring them back please!!!!
Lindsey - December 31, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved Fantasticks ... They were bright orange and tasted like todays Onion rings crisps ... My mam used to buy them for me from Presto's as well as a box of Twiglets and a Texan bar..... Mmmmmm those were the days!!!!!
audrey - May 10, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember these, but I was beginning to think I was making them up cause no body else had heard of them. But I remember them being delicious!! I wish they would bring them back!!
Gary - June 28, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved them too!! I have been telling people about these snacks for years, but could never find a picture to prove it! I guess it's ours to remember

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