Food of the Seventies, Figurines Diet Bars

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These were made by Pillsbury. I remember my great grandma giving them to me as a kid. I don't really think they were very low in fat or anything, but then of course they tasted a lot better than the stuff out there today. I haven't seen them in the store in over 10 years, but if anyone knows where to find some, I'd love to have them again!
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AJ - July 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I saw this and had to chuckle. I remember the Lemon and chocolate flavors only because my cousin and I got into my Aunt's boxes 'cause we thought they were creme wafers. How did anyone lose weight on these, they were full of sugar?
Rachel Zeigler - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved these bars. My mom would eat these all the time. We used to sneak some out of the box. I would love to find some. Please let me know, if I can buy them anywhere...
Melody - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
I agree, these were soooo good! They tasted so good. The lemon flavor were excellent. I would buy them if they were stil available.
dd - January 02, 2008 - Report this comment
My aunt always had the vanilla. I loved them!! There is no way anyone lost weight with these, they were too yummy.
RL - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I ate these as kid with my granmother. I was addicted. Vanilla was my favorite. I heard they were bad for you is why they quit making them. I would buy them now if I could.
Ethel Almond - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Me and my sisters used to sneak them from our Mom! She would let us have them sometimes too. Chocolate and Vanilla were awesome!!!!
Coco - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Man I wish I knew where to buy them. I loved them growing up. I remember when I got my first job and would buy them instead of candy bars. Like someone said they tasted like wafers. Let's all write Pillsbury and ask them to bring them back.
PAM - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I E-MAILED PILLSBURY. I ASKED IF THEY WOULD CONSIDER BRINGING THEM BACK. WE'LL SEE. THEY WERE GREAT. EPECIALLY THE CHOCOLATE FLAVOR.
George - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
If ppl lost weight on these, it'd because they replaced a meal with it. If one ate 300 calories of granulated sugar for a meal (or butter, for example), one would still lose weight. They were not low in fat either. Not healthy, but that's why they tasted so good.
Suz - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I was surfing on the net to see if they made these any more. They were SO Yummy! I thought there was a strawberry one, but maybe I'm thinking vanilla... My grandmother had these as well, and would give them to me as a snack. Miss them terribly!
Jeff - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
These didn't seem to be a quality diet product to me. I think the deal was that they contained added vitamins and minerals, and candy bars, pop tarts and the like didn't have anything added. It seems like a stupid idea today, but then I just saw an energy bar at the convenience store today selling for $5. And it's just a big, glorified candy bar. Oh, and Figurines tasted great. They were kind of expensive for our budget, so we didn't get them often.
Linda - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to love the Caramel-Nut flavored Figurines. I would freeze them and eat them for breakfast with a cup of hot tea. For me it had nothing to do with dieting, they just tasted so darn good! I wish they were still available, I'd buy them in a second.
Lauree - July 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I was addicted to figurines 25 years ago. I was in great shape and ate them by the box fulls, they were my dessert (hehe). I was telling my daughter about them (cuz I'm on a diet and wanted to see the nutritional value), but couldn't find them and didn't remember seeing them in a really long time. I did a web search and found this blog. I am sad to see they aren't in production anymore, but I will email Pillsbury too. Everyone here should do that and see what happens.
Jill - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
MMMMM, chocolate mint was my favorite. Whatever happened to them, and WHY (oh, why) can't they bring them back??!!!
molly - August 13, 2008 - Report this comment
my favorite was the vanilla, with a hot cup of coffee in the morning they were great!!and yes they did have added vitamins in them .and i hid them just for me...lol i would love to have them back. i will contact pillsbury also
montel - August 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved the chocolate ones. I would put them in my swim bag then eat it as a snack by the pool once it was good and soft. Does anyone remember the Breakfast Squares? Thay were sort of like a brownie but really dry and powder like. SOOOO good.
Liz - August 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I am a personal trainer and one of the trainers that I work with was eating what looked like a Figurine. I mentioned this to her (she is only 21) and she laughed and said there is no way such a thing existed. I HAD to do a search to find some information to prove to her they were real. How funny. I can't wait to show her this tomorrow. I only wish I had a picture.
Linda - September 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I've been hunting for them too online. They were great tasting...especially the caramel nut ones. I ate 6 of them a day along with a regular evening meal and lost 80 lbs. in one year without the added benefit I'm sure I would've received exercising. They were a lot less expensive than the protein/diet/fiber bars on market today and certainly more filling and tastier.
Michele - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
WOW! I agree with every sentiment I've just read. It's been at least 20 yrs since I've had a Vanilla Figurines bar - and I remember exactly what they tasted like...pure heaven! Today I was eating natural almonds and just for a moment I had that Vanilla Figurines flavor - hence finding this blog. Maybe I'll start a petition and forward to Pillsbury.
Dr. H. - October 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I lost 50 lbs. in 4 months on Figurines in 1978. They came in packs of 2 and I would eat one every 3 to 4 hours and supplement it with a couple of V8 juices and vitamins. I used them in place of a meal. Chocolate was my favorite and I liked to keep them in the refrigerator. Bring them back!
Erika - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED figurines!!! I've contacted Pillsbury with hopes they would bring them back. I loved them as well as Carnation Breakfast Bars (also discontinued)-YUM! If you liked the taste of the vanilla Figurines, try the Pepperidge Farm French Vanilla Pirouette's- obviously there not low cal or anything but they taste SO similar. It's a throw back and will bring back memories.
eydie - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
a lot of people asked how you could lose weight on these. i lost 130 pounds in the late 70's. i did it by eating figurines or slender bars for lunch and sensibly at the other two meals. they definitely worked for me and i wish they'd bring them back.
Carmen - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss them so much, it seems everyone does, I've had fun reading everyone's comments, when I try to explain to my younger coworkers they don't have a clue. I also remember the ABBA shakes, they were awesome.However Figurines were the Best!
Joe - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I never ate Figurines, but as a kid, I definitely remember their commercial on TV. A BEAUTIFUL girl singing "For every chocolate you resist.... Figurines are sweet revenge...."
Marcia - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
In the '70s, I lost a lotta weight with Figurines & diet cola. That combo really filled me up. I wish Figurines were still available. Are they, on some retro food site? I hope so.
Janis - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the full lyrics. I can't find them, although the internet says they will send the ring tones for a fee.
KJ - February 15, 2009 - Report this comment
These are the lyrics as I remember them: Figurines, for a lady proud They're the diet lunch that you can crunch outloud Figurines, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch! They're the most exciting kind of diet lunch My shape belongs to Figurines!
Stephanie - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these bars and remember my mom having them. We have looked high and love for them. I remember the vanilla and the chocolate mint. They were such a good snack. Now as a mom of 2 they would be great as a quick breakfast, yum, I miss them.
bekka - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
figurines lyrics as i remember: figurines do a lady proud...they're the diet lunch that you can crunch out loud figurines help keep you as you are...with a calorie rate- one thirty eight a bar!
babu - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!! I Loved figurines! They were the best snack food ever...tasted really good...I found some really old box at a local small town called kemps food, like in the 90's! They totally need to bring figurines back!!!
Happy memories.. - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
these were my moms favorites as well... i always sneaked one ;o) And just the other day, while ordering snack supplies for my office, i came across the Vanilla Balance Bar 100 Calories - I SWEAR IT TASTES EXACTLY LIKE I REMEMBER THE FIGURINES BARS!! Someone else, please check them out and weigh in.. :o)
Holly - March 20, 2009 - Report this comment
My Mom was always dieting and my sister and I got hooked on her Figurines. I loved the Vanilla. They were so good. I remember buying them in the late 80's when I first moved from home, not because I needed to diet, but because they tasted so good! I wish they would bring them back.
greg - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I also remember that Figurines girl in the ad when I was a kid, and she definitely was a looker. Wish someone would post the ad on youtube. Lyric I recall "For every cream-pie you pass by, (something something).... Figurines are sweet revenge....For every chocolate you resist.... Figurines are sweet revenge...."
Gron - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
For ev'rything that you pass by, Banana splits or lemon pie, New Figurines are swee--eeet re-venge! For every chocolate you reist, Or trouble for a danish twist, New Figurines are swee-eeet re-venege!
Collette - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
FIGURINES, I LOVED THEM! I used to raid my Mom's stash. I loved the Chocolate Mint. I wish they'd bring them back. They were soo good.
Pixiebrush - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! I lost 30 lbs in high school on these (of course I was only eating one of these and 2 diet cokes a day). Not the healthiest way to lose weight I know, but I'd kill for a chocolate mint figurine today. Wish they'd bring them back.
flamingokitti - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Smores was my favorite. I used to eat those daily! The grahm flavored wafer was more like burnt brown sugar caramel, but was still a wonderful flavor combination with the chocolate coating and the uniquely delicious toasted marshmallow flavored creme filling. YUMMMM, I REALLY WANT A BOX OF THEM!!!
Vivian - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
My Aunt was constantly on a diet! She would buy Tab Diet drinks and Figurines by cases! I loved the vanilla and the chocolate ones. I remember my mom saying the took em off the shelves a few years ago I too wish they would bring em back!
Matt - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with everyone else! These things were so delicious. I was a little kid when my mom was eating them in the '70s, but I remember stealing bites of them and I thought they were one of the best things ever.
Mike - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG..were those figurines just the best tasting things around..I remember my mom god rest her sole bringing home the chocolate with coconut on top.Was so funny how my sister and I just a few days ago started taking about these.Were we disapointed to find out we were unable to find these anywhere on the net..I see they would make a big come back with this item..
Mona - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
All I could say is ...PILSBURY....PLEASE BRING BACK THOSE FIGURINES BARS....IT WAS GREAT WITH COFFEE FOR BREAKFAST, THEN A WELL-BALANCED LUNCH, AND FOR DINNER,,,FIGURINE BARS WITH TEA..
Pauline - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Absolutely loved the chocolate mint Figurines, my children did too!! They used to sneak them out of the bottom of the box thinking that if the boxes were still sealed at the top, I wouldn't know that they had taken a bar or two!!! I too wish that Pilsbury would start making them again.
Andrea - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Never had them, but I remember the commercial, too! Figurines...help keep you as you are, with a calorie rate...138 a bar, figurines....
christina97223 - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!!!! i loved the vanillia ones!!!! please, please, please bring these back. all the diet bars out there now taste like crap!!!!
Agrimony - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss them as well. I remember the Cheddar flavor. Wow, I wish they would bring them back.
barbara - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
A girl at work just mentioned these bars, and i loved them..so funny makes us stop and think how old we are getting!!! I think they are what killed the pilsbery dough boy!
JOY - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I'VE BEEN READING A WHILE NOW AND NO ONE MENTIONED THE CHEDDER CHEESE ONES! NOT AS GOOD BUT..... WHEN YOU GET SICK OF SWEET STUFF THEY WHERE, AND STILL ARE THE ONLY BRAND THAT OFFERED YOU A CHOICE.UUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMM CHEDDER CHEESE AND A FRESH APPLE MADE A GREAT SACK LUNCH, BACK WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS FAT! WISH I LOOKED THAT GOOD NOW !!!
Margie - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Nothing tasted like the caramel bars! Oh how I miss them!! Please, Pillsbury, bring them back!!! My figure belongs to figurines!!
Cheryl - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
They must have had several jingles. I was just a kid in the 70's but I remember the jingles as such: Figurines help keep you as you are, with a calorie rate one thirty eight a bar. I was just getting a nutri-grain bar and that song got into my head. I could not remember the name "Figurines" so I googled "with a calorie rate 138 a bar" and I got right here!! Sorry to say I never tasted them. Everything Pillsbury makes is delicious!!
Jill - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these and I actually lost about 50 pounds eating them.
Minnie - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Pillsbury PLEEEEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEEEEE bring them back!!!! I can taste the vanilla just by thinking about them!!!!!!!!!! Who cares if they are low fat or not?
Nina - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
How Funny! I tell people about Figurines and nobody knows what I'm talking about! I loved the Vanilla ones.. I use to eat them and drink a Tab! SOO wish Pillsbury would bring them back!!
Carole - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Sung to the tune of Tangerine: Figurines...do a lady proud. They're the diet lunch that you can CERunch out loud. Figurines...crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, CRUNCH! With a low cal rate, 138 a bar. My shape belongs to Figurines! And that's all i can remember. I sure did love that ad.
Beci - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just thinking about my favorite chocolate figurine bars. I filled out a 'find a product' from the Vermont Country store webpage. You can request them to find products that are discontinued or hard to find. I found them in a walgreens about 1996 and never seen them again. I too have emailed Pillsbury. Let's cross our fingers!
Linda j - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I ate these wonderful bars and lost weight to boot!! Please Pilsbury ! If you are listening bring them back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisa - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! I cant believe what I'm hearing, my mom used to eat these. We where talking about whatever happend to them. They kicked butt, now I am a mom and wish they still had them. My kids think I'm nuts and don't know what I'm talking about, if they only knew. who cares if they werent't healthy, compared to todays food they probably are now! I didnt know they had mint, I remember the red box. I laughed when I read all these, We all should have a group therapy together or have a sit-out at the pillsbury headquarters! LOL! Brininging them back would be awesome at least it would bring back some some good memorys of the good times. The good ole days!!
Deanna - October 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember eating these back in high school. I loved the chocolate ones right out of the fridge. I didn't even need to be on a diet. I just loved the way they tasted. Pillbury should bring the back as breakfast bars since they were really too sugar-y to be a diet bar.
LG - October 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Hello, my name is Laurie and I'm a Figurine-aholic. I ate them between the ages of 18-21 I think (I sure was thin back then, maybe because I would eat them as a meal!) So many yummy flavors - they did make a great dessert too and satisfied the sweet tooth. Maybe we should get a petition going and submit to Pillsbury!
Merrily - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Figurines were ok. Slender bars were much better!!!
Stacie - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I am amazed that so many people have such fond memories of Figurines! My mom used to use them and my sister and I LOVED them! I agree, my mom did have success with these bars and they tasted SOOOOO good! There was a certain "crunch" they had that I have never found since. I was hoping they were still made but after searching everywhere I can think of, I found out for sure they have been discontinued. I loved the chocolate flavor and there was one called chocolate caramel (I think?) that was absolutely to-die-for! I'm reading that Pillsbury made them - I do wish they would consider putting them back on the market - maybe even just as a snack item. They were terrific and I really miss them.
Carole - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
How funny... i've been racking my brain trying to remember the name of these things. i used to LOVE them. i think i was even addicted to them. lose weight on them? oh i dunno. but they were SO GOOD! too funny to see how many other people loved them too. my favorite was the plain vanilla variety. yep, wish they'd bring them back... don't even care if they're not on the diet aisle. why can't they just be a breakfast bar? can't be any worse than any other bar on the market! so much sugar and.. well, CRAP on the market these days. why not?!
Sarah - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG, I was such a fat kid and I ate these CONSTANTLY! Remember the mind ones with the little green flakes on the outside? I used to get them in my lunch box and trade one of them for real food, lol. I'd try to eat one layer at a time to make it last. So sad. I'd love to try one now!
Elizabeth - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I love how i look in my Gaberdines, so I fight for my figure with figurines. I wish I could remember the rest
Beth - February 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, Carole, I finally remembered the name of these things after about 2 weeks trying...I used to buy these when I was a teenager in the early 1980's-I remember the chocolate mocha with little shavings of fake chocolate sprinkled on top. That plus the Aids chocolate appetite supressants and Alba shake packets. Yup! I was so thin then. I lived on that crap. Hope we aren't sorry down the road-he he. Btw, Figurines were sold in a box about the size of your average granola bar. And I can almost remember the tv theme song, wasn't it akin to "Volare-whoa oh oh oh"??? "Fig-urines..."???? Funny.
Dolores - February 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Throughout my life I have battled weight issues, exept for my "Figurine" stage. I was a teenager in the 70's and my weight flutuated around 225 -250 (I am 5'3"). In 1976/77 I was on a strict "Figure" exclusive diet for almost 2 years and at one point got my weight down to less than 100 pounds. Those were the best days of my life - lots of dating and sex. Subsequently I suffered a lot of serious health issues. I have had my gall bladder removed and partial pancreas removal also I had 7 feet of my large intestine removed. I am diabetic and on renal dyalisis three times per week. Regretfully my weight is now over 375. But I fondly remember my "Figurine" days as the best of my life. I hope to one day get back to those times. "Figurines" could get me there - I am sure.
Cynthia - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
In the seventies, I lost weight on the vanilla figurines, and I felt great. Now I am 50 and need to lose weight. Figurines where are you? I wish they would come out with more figurines. I want to lose weight and stay healthy.
Melanie - March 17, 2010 - Report this comment
They were still making these in the mid-1980s, when I was a freshman in high school. I distinctly remember the commercial from the early and mid '70s, with the Mary Tyler Moore-looking brunette walking around and singing "138 a baaaaar..." That jingle has been stuck in my head for about 35 years now. "My shape belongs to Fig-ur-ines..."
Betsy - April 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I would love to see Figurines come back. In my twenties, I would eat one with a glass of milk everyday for lunch. I stayed thin - bring them back please.
Mindy - April 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I spent an afternoon in the gorgeous Hollywood home of Carla Borelli - the "Figurine" beauty, and her husband, Nick. They were family friends of my college roommate. I've always wondered what happened to her? I think she acted in soaps for awhile. I loved the bars. Vanilla with a cup of coffee. Yum!
Commbo1 - May 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Hello! I used to eat those Figurines for breakfast or lunch. But, literally, I oouldn't stand it when the Pillsbury Company used the tune of "Tangerine" for the commercial. Rats! Those jingles still drive both my father and me crazy!
Valerie - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED the Vanilla figurines back in the late 70's early 80's....Pillsbury really needs to bring these back, in fact they need to see this blog to see just how much they are missed! My 35 yr old daughter remembers sneaking into them when she was a kid...I really wish they'd come back!
Brandy - May 18, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister and I used to sneak these from my mom. I loved the vanilla ones, I would get in so much trouble for eating all of them. My mom finally just kept them put up in her room. I loved them wish they would come back.
Melody - July 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I've never had one but my husband and his sisters still crave them to this day. Every time they bring up their childhood they mention the figurine bars. They would steal them from their mom and eat the entire box. lol I'd love to find them for their sakes. It sounds like most people feel the same way.
paige sterling - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Omg!!!! I loved those figurine bars...and i did lose weight....also the Ayds diet chews ! remember those??? i lost 40 pounds!!!
Blythe - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I have often wondered about the figurines bars... I also stole them from my mother whenever I had the chance. I was just eating some of the new Keebler 10 Calorie Right Bites: Fudge Shoppe Fudge Dipped Pretzels and for a few bites, they had the crumbly goodness of the figurines "filling". I sometimes wish they would come back, and sometimes not because I would probably gain weight eating so many :)
Paula - August 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I actually lost weight in 1978using figurine bars. I ate only figurines for breakfast and lunch and healthy dinner. I too have searched long and hard and I think I have found something similar! They are called Power Crunch protein bars 13g protein and 5g sugar. They taste so much like Figurines especially the special wafer crunch. It in a product of cananda. powercrunch.com Enjoy!!
Julie - August 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been researching if Figurines are still on the market somewhere in the world. I am amazed at all these comments! When I was in high school (grad. 1978) I would have the Chocolate Mint not because I did not need to lose weight but because they tasted so good. Would love to have them now to be able to lose some weight!
Renae - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved loved Figurines... I had been trying to remember the name of these for a long time too... These were so good.. I didn't need to lose weight or anything.. heck i was just a very young kid. My mom would buy these for me after I begged and begged..she'd try to tell me that it was a diet bar..but I didn't care.they tasted so good!! I loved Chocolate.. I wish they would make them again :(
Sher - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the vanilla! a little toasted coconut on the top. If i remember right they changed them before the went off the market and the change was not good. OMG!! I used to sneak the Ayds diet chews! I guess no one would buy them now with that name.
Mary - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
The closest thing I found to Figurines are protein bars by powercrunch.com. They are creme filled wafer bars - choc and vanilla. Not very healthy though but worth a good Figurine flash-back. Walgreens St. Louis has these now but probably not for long (12 grams of fat!).
pauline case - September 02, 2010 - Report this comment
i really liked the figurine diet bar. if theres anywhere i can find them i would like to know
terry6565 - September 05, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! My sister and I have been sitting here reading the majority of these entries just giggling out loud! We can relate to just about every entry! Our Mom would get these at the grocery store every Friday, and even her attempts at hiding them from us couldn't keep them in the house! Love, Love,Love 'em!!! We will each be sending an email to Pillsbury requesting their return! Maybe we should start a support group! Ha Ha!
donna swank - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
im looking for figurine bars to buy i loved them all where can i buy some
Lisa - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
My grandmother used to buy the vanilla figurines. She gladly would share them with me, and I was about 7 yrs. old at the time. Around the mid eighties, I was born in 1978, and I knew they were diet bars and my mother thought I was crazy, but me and gram knew just how great they were. Brings back fond memories of our time spent together when I was a kid! Where can I find out about getting them back on the market? Pilsbury, are you listening? Love, love loved Figurines!!
Mike - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
So many people never completed withdrawl! LOL
babu54 - September 18, 2010 - Report this comment
YES YES YES!! My grandmother bought us figurines all the time. I would buy it at the foodland in podunk, TN and Oh I wish pillsbury would bring them back!!
joy - September 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I was looking on the web to see if I could find Figurines any where,I lost a lot of weight about 80 pounds and my kids and husband all liked them,couldn't keep them in he house,ate them for breakfast and lunch then a reg. meal for dinner
julie - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment
They were the best bars. i can see the pkg and taste the wafer in the chocolate ones. We have to get pillsbury to make more
Donna - October 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED vanilla Figurines years ago. Pillsbury please please please please please bring them back. No need to market them as a diet bar just do it as an indulgent snack bar. I would buy them regularly. My kitchen would always be stocked with them!!!!!
Teri - October 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved them, too - last time I saw them in the stores was sometime in the early/mid 1990's. BUT I found something that is shockingly close in flavor to the chocolate figurines bar - the Nestle Crunch CRISP bars. They are currently in stores - not the plain Nestle Crunch - look for the Nestle Crunch "Crisp" bars - wafers with chocolate filling/coating. They are the closest I've found to that wonderful chocolate figurine flavor. I hope you enjoy them!
Andy - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I totes remember these very well too. They were sort of exclusively "mom's" property and we knew not to indulge in them. I do remember that faint "diety" after taste. Mom would enjoy them with either a Tab or a Diet Dr. Pepper, when the cans were still blue. Also, remember the Diet Mr. Pibb can? I love the 70s.
Jacqueline - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I've looked forever to find anything that tasted like vanilla Figurines and finally found it! Its a high proteen wafer bar called Power Crunch. Its got the same high fat sugary but diet aftertaste lol. You can get them at 7-11 or GMC stores or Trader Joe's. Also, you can also go to BNRG dot com to check it out
Amy J - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I think I remember a strawberry one, if it's the same bars as I remember. My mom used to get them and they were wonderful! I would probably find them waxy now though, lol! I've seen some frosted wafer cookies around, that's the most similar thing I could think of.
Cate G - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Ther was something about Figurines that once you've tried themn the craving stays with you forever. I can 't think of any other food that has that effect. Strange but wonderful; would love to see them back on the market. Does Pillsbury know about this site? They should.
Ivy - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
"Figuriiiiines do a lady proud, they're the diet lunch that you can crunch out looooooud, Figuriiiines help keep you as you are, with the calorie rate, 138 a baaaaaar...my shape belongs to Fiiiiguuuuriiiiiies." It's been stuck in my head all these years. I'm not sure if the lyrics are correct but they're close.
Stacy - December 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I just tasted Clodhoppers (vanilla)..."The Original Graham Clusters" and they taste exactly like the vanilla figurine bars. They are distributed by Brookside Fruit Company, Inc. (Product of Canada). They are in little clusters similar to popcorn, but taste exactly like the figurine diet bars. Hope this helps someone..:)
cindy c - December 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been searching everywhere to get figurines I didn't know they aren't available anymore Thats too bad they were great.I lost weight using them plus they tasted great Please bring them back
Joanne Ramirez - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Please tell me where to purchase those figurines bars I live in Orlando Fla Thank -You
Carol - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I would love for Pillsbury to produce Figurines once again but only if they use the original recipe. Btw---although the Power Crunch Bars are good---in my opinion, the original recipe Figurines in any flavor beat them--(maybe because of the additional fat and sugar content--LOL).
Kimi Sosa - January 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Figurines were simply awesome! The regular ones and not the Figurines 100 kind. It would really be nice if there was a petition of request that could be sent to Pillsbury. It's not about the "diet" standard, it is about great tasting snacks back on the shelf. Pillsbury can make a profit and make the rest of us happy!
debbie terry - January 26, 2011 - Report this comment
thanks for all your tips on things that are similiar in taste, i would like to know if there was something unhealthy about figurines because like all of you i ate alot of them, they were addictive, love to know the ingredients, i am going to try and call pillsbury for info
Patty - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to buy figurines every time I shopped! I loved them! I was truly disappointed when they were discontinued! I wish they'd bring them back! What happened to them? They were the best!
sheila - February 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I think about them all the time . I loved eating my mom's Figurines whenI was a kid. strawberry was my favorite but also like vanilla and chocolate.
vickie - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
wish i could order figurines online or buy them in alabama! loved these back in 70's & 80's!! helped keep me and mom in good shape!
Marthajo - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Rite Aide has Power Crunch bars at $1.99! I tried the triple chocolate crunch and it was amazing. 210 calories and 10 carbs!!! Taste and look just like figurines!!!! Yummy! They also have Slimmies, that look like the Ayds candy. Haven't tried yet,
Liz - April 26, 2011 - Report this comment
As I ate my Special K Bar for lunch I started dreaming of my beloved Figurines. I haven't thought of them in years. I so enjoyed all the comments - I too used to sneak them from my mom. Chocolate Mint was so goood. PLEASE Pillsbury - bring them back!!
Victoria - May 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Figurines and Slender bars were how I lost 80 pounds in 6 months after giving birth to my daughter in 1979. I don't know why those worked so much better than the "protein" and other meal replacement bars of today, but they did. I continued to use them as needed as my daughter grew up; even she remembers how delicious they were (and she was very young)!! I wish Figurines and Slender bars would come back, I'd buy them in a heartbeat! I know my daughter would too!! Pillsbury and Carnation, listen to your loyal customers! So many years have passed and we still remember the success only you made possible!
smiller - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
as a kid i was a lit chubby and when i was introduce to figurines frm television i went out and got aolt of boxes of them diff flavors. in childhood this was my dream come to i only ate them instead of food and lost alot of weight... oh how i wished i had them right now..... please bring them back... i need them right now.....smiller
Sara - June 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Yum, I remember those. I loved the chocolate ones. I wish they still made them, need more tasty diet food.
Lisa - June 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Reading these comments really makes me laugh. All of these people sound like they were addicted to Figurines, and I was too!!! Truly miss them! The vanilla were really the only ones me and my gram ate because she bought them and I ate hers. I must have been around 5-7yrs. old then, mid-80's. Don't know when they stopped making them, but would do anything to taste the vanilla again!! And I mean anything! LOL. Pillsbury, do you hear us?!
Sandy - June 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Figurines! I only bought the Chocolate~yummy. I don't care if they were a diet bar or not they were SO good. I wish Pillsbury would bring them back. The "diet" bars are so popular now...it may just be a real profit maker for them! About the closest thing to it is Skinny Cow's heavenly crisp milk chocolate bars found at Target...but still not as good a Figurines. Ahhh, how I miss them.
Andrew - July 12, 2011 - Report this comment
My grandmother used to pack these when she would visit us, when I was a kid. Or, I'd dig in her pantry at her house. My favorite were the caramel flavored, they might be considered the chocolate bars. But, I could eat so many. At the age I was they decided I didn't need them, but was caught on occasion anyways! I'd love to see these back on store shelves too.
HELEN KAMINSKI - July 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Figurine was my first diet when i was 13yrs old i ate one before school and one at school for lunch i was so in shape and owed that to the bars I loved them so much i wish they were back i buy them in a new york minute !!!!
Cindy - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
The chocolate bar was my lunch in the late 70's and early 80's. I, too, have been looking for these over the last several years. The light crisp wafer and chocolate flavor (a flavor that was all its own) was wonderful. Pillsbury.......bring them back, please, and let us know why they were discontinued. (Is is really, as I read on another link before I got to this one, that they were very high in iodine)?
lela - August 08, 2011 - Report this comment
i have GREAT news!!!! no, they haven't started making figurines, the diet food of my mother and my pre-teen self. (we combined it with tab.) BUT i did accidently purchase a "Power Crunch" bar at Trader Joes (my kids put it in the cart b/c it has a picture of a reeses cup on it). We shared it and I was FREAKING OUT in front of my kids because it tasted exactly like a figurine!!! there might be two flavors. I bought the peanut butter fudge. it's so good. again, not a diet food. but if you loved figurines, you're in luck. here's some more info in case you have trouble finding it: "power crunch" "Protein energy bar" product of canada. powercrunch.com by the way, i'm a mom and artist, don't work for the company. if i did, i'd make a gluten free version so my husband could see what all the fuss was about. he never had a figurine in his childhood....
Corinne - August 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I too used Figurines Vanilla to maintain my weight and my waistline. The best part of those 2 bars were, you were not all consumed with a "diet" you enjoyed yourself and the Dr. was happy too! I am going to ask The Vermont Country Store to bring it back. They have brought just about everything from my childhood back with the exception of Pomac- my favorite soft drink.
Jerry underwood - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember trying to go on a diet in the early 80s with Figurines. You were supposed to only eat a couple, within the context of a sensible diet. I opened the box, and loved them so much that I ate the whole box in one setting! I dearly wish they'd bring these back.
Susan - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh how I wish they would sell these again. I've tried several other diet bars and they all have a funky taste to them. But figurine bars were so tasty - especially frozen! yum. I lost weight so well on them. I need them back!!!!
Corinne - August 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I spoke to the Vermont Country Store. They( thier Buyers) are investigating them for us! Keep your fingers crossed.
Angela - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Try power crunch bars at the vitamin shoppe, they are very similar and full of protein. 200 calories and not full of chemicals and sugar. They are awesome especially the French vanilla!
Debbie - September 14, 2011 - Report this comment
The new Skinney Cow Heavenly Crisp reminds me of Figurines. 110 calories.
Misty - October 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I just wrote to Pilsbury begging them to bring them back.
stacey - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the chocolate ones!! I used to eat them when I was growing up as snacks. I wish that Pilsbury would start making them again....they were so good!
laura - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
loved reading all these comments, my favorites were chocolate mint and vanilla (think it had almond flavor in it too) and I was humming the song and fell upon this site... sure wish they were still on the market, loved them!
Shanna - November 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I looked them up to see if they were still being sold.. :( I miss them so much. I'm 26 now and I use to eat them when I was really young. I would sneak into the cabinet and eat them, so good. I want them to come back.
Nay - December 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I just found an old coupon for 50 cents off 2 packages of Figurines 100 Diet Bars. The date is 1987, no expiration date, so I held on to it. I enjoyed them in high school also and lost almost 20 pounds. Chocolate was my favorite. I kept the weight off until I was 33 or so. I could use them now!
JZ - January 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Do they still make Figurines?? I loved those things.
B.D. - January 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I too remember these bars. I loved the chocolate mint ones the best and would live to be able to buy them again!! I to would raid my moms stash of them, then when I got older bought and hid my own!! Please bring them back Pilsbury!!
d.o. - January 23, 2012 - Report this comment
when ever i go south to winnipeg i pretend not to look for the chocolate bar called(snackbar). and ever since since i haven't seen them for years not,i wonder why they never make them anymore,i wish they could bring them back to the stores again.
ANNETTE - January 31, 2012 - Report this comment
PLEASE PILSBURY, BRING BACK THE FIRGURINE BARS, I LOVED THEM SO MUCH. THANKS
Sharyn - February 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved these SOOO much---I would get them in my EASTER BASKET---go figure that....It doesn't surprise me that they are not good for you, but were so good!
David - February 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow, I didn't realize so many other people liked these too! I remember my mom buying these as a kid. They were really good. It might sound strange, but I can actually kindof remember the flavor in my brain. The chocolate mint ones seem to stand out. That'd be great if they brought them back. I'll put in my request to Pillsbury. Thanks to the Admin for setting up this page!
TERRRI - March 19, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG,I have been looking for these bars for years! My mom ate them years ago and got me hooked on them too! Actually, I ate them in High School in 1982 and did lose weight on them! MOM and I both LOVED the Vanilla! Please let me know where I can buy them, if they are still out there and IF NOT-BRING THEM BACK, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! Waiting patiently for a response! HELP!!!!!
Darla - March 20, 2012 - Report this comment
WOW! These bars changed my life back in the early 80s. I went from a size 16 to almost a 3 in just 6 months on them..it was amazing! I never was hungry after i ate 2 for breakfast and 2 for lunch then a small dinner and another 2 for a snack every day lol. Oh how i miss them!! My fav was chocolate man it was so goooood!! Pillsbury you need to bring them back!!! Does anyone remember the diet Nestle shakes in a can? Those were great as well and really worked for me. YUM!
Beci - March 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I've been looking for these bars fir tears. The last time I saw them was about 2000 and one walgreens store had them. Went back and no more. I wrote pillsbury years ago as well as the Vermont country store. My aunt use to buy them and leave them in her room. I'm not sure she ever got any of the chocolate becuz I ate them all. Skinny as a rail but just are them like candy!
MJ - April 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I feel so much better knowing that others share my love for Figurines. My favorite were the chocolate and peanut butter. Unfortunately, I was on a diet in the fourth grade and these helped my sugar craving! I'm trying to remember the name of the other bars that were around at the time of Figurines. I think they were from Carnation-they were smaller and thicker than the FIgurines. Does anybody know the name??
Patty Gamblin - April 19, 2012 - Report this comment
These bars were around in the 80's and 90's also! I use to buy the chocolate ones to eat for my lunch at work! It did keep my weight down! I sure wish they would bring them back!!!
Randi - April 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I just emailed Pillsbury myself. Those chocolate figurine bars were what I lived on way back then! Easy and yummy! Maybe Pillsbury will bring them back... Nothing lost by asking, right?!!!
denise - April 25, 2012 - Report this comment
i wanna buy some, i loved the chocolate, if anyone knows of a site to purchase them let me know
Penny - May 07, 2012 - Report this comment
When I was in third grade of we got rewarded by our teacher Mrs. Golmore she gave the chosen student each day the other half of her figurine bar, they were the vanilla ones. I would love to have one again, they were tastee.
Kate Lamb - May 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Figurines too! My mother and I ate these like crazy!! We loved the caramel nut flavor, put in the freezer! I wish they'd bring them back! They were scrumptious!!!!
Kate - June 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Honestly - in my early 20s I was addicted to Tab and Figurines! That was my whole diet and my way of staying slim. Unbelievable when I realize now that I was subsisting on chemicals and sugar - yikes! These days I'm very happy with a salad instead!
Elena Tauler - July 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow! how i miss this bars these was my treat on the weekend. I love the chocolate and vamilla they were the best. Please bring them back.
chandra - July 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved these bars, can't believe they discontinued them. tasted great obviously, 20 years later and people are still talking about them. bring them back.
Torrance - July 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I lost and kept off more than 30 pounds eating Figurine Bars. I loved the choclate ones and always bought them when I went shopping. Ate the entire box all at once. I was so skinny then.
TracyJ - July 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I still so remember the taste of the chocolate/caramel bars! In fact, a craving for these hit me out of the blue the other day which brought me to do an online search for these bars. I plan to email Pillsbury as well and also attach this website. Wish me luck!
TracyJ - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Bummer! I contacted Pillsbury yesterday as I mentioned and here is the reply I received from them today: Thank you for contacting Pillsbury. We are sorry you encountered so much difficulty in attempting to find the Figurine Bars product you were looking for. Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued and is no longer available. While many of our consumers did enjoy this product, it wasn′t as successful as we had anticipated. Once a product is discontinued, very seldom does it get brought back to the market. We regret any inconvenience this caused and hope you continue to enjoy the many other products we offer. Sincerely, Rhonda Short Consumer Services
Nancy - August 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I had made a comment on another Figurine site a year or two ago. I see this one has several comments. I did email Pillsbury. Got a response something along the lines of we will look into the matter. Still no Figurines. Please Pillsbury, bring them back. Loved the vanilla and chocolate mint, especially. I still drink two to three TABs a day. Love the burn of a TAB with some Figurines!
Kimberly - September 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Here is the response I got when emailing Pillsbury: Thank you for contacting General Mills regarding Figurines bars. Your comments are important to us. This product was discontinued due to low sales. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our consumers. Feedback such as yours is important to the nature of our business.We appreciate your loyalty and the time you took to contact us. Please be assured that we will share your thoughts with the appropriate individuals. Sincerely,Jeremy GoldConsumer Services I then asked what we need to do bring them back. I did not get a response. Maybe everyone should email the same person.
Margaret - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
they were so good, I at a whole box of the chocolate ones with a glass of milk watching TV one day. It was back in 85. Shortly after that I think they were taken off the market, because I don't remember seeing them since.
April - September 16, 2012 - Report this comment
The year was 1983. The place, my bedroom with na 13" black and white tv playing re runs of Three's Company and a pack of chocolate mint figurines bars. I would eat a pack of these for dinner. After that I would exercise like crazy to my K-Tel "Hot Tracks" cassette. I was only in 5th grade, but a chubby kid. They really did taste wonderful and I miss them too. Didn't know there were so many people who remember them!
la - October 06, 2012 - Report this comment
my boyfriend used to ride his bike while i ran miles thru the park in a desperate to be thin i ate figurines like manna from heaven loved all the flavours but remember vanilla espesially welll power crunch vanilla bars remind me of figurines too enjoy all your posts here wish someone had a pic of the box to share....
Kat - October 20, 2012 - Report this comment
In the 70's, I went to college & gained the"freshman 15". I lost it using Figurines. I are them during the day & ate a sensible meal for dinner....was hoping to find then again. Can't believe they don't exist. Please, please bring then back. As you can see, there is great demand for them. Pillsbury, listen up...we want them back!!
Daphne - November 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Figurines ROCK ... !!
Janet - January 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I've got some good news for you all. I was at Sam's Club last night and happened to see these boxes of diet wafer protein bars. The picture on the box looked EXACTLY like I remember the Figurines looking like! (Boy, do I miss those!). I bought them hoping they'd taste somewhat like a Figurine. Okay...they are not identical but they are VERY similar and they satisfied the craving I've had for a Figurine all these years! I was a kid in the 70's and would eat these as fast as my mom could buy them. I've been looking for something like them and this is the closest thing I've found. Here's the info on these: they are called "Power Crunch" protein energy bars. Sams sells them as a package with 2 cases of 9 bars each. One case is Triple Chocolate and the other case is Peanut Butter Creme. I believe I paid $18. The company name is BNRG (be-energy). I'm hoping they make them in Vanilla because that was my favorite Figurine flavor...I will not stop looking! :)
Ginger - January 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Janet...I thought the same thing, they looked like figurine bars. I bought them &they they remind me of the taste too. So excited!!
Erin - January 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Fellow Figurine lovers!!! I remember my mom and I were addicted to these. We would buy them saying we were going to lose weight. It was impossible--they were better than any candy bar. I think there was a carmel flavor one--not sure. As I recall, they were pretty expensive for the time. To this day, I remember the very shelf in the grocery store where we bought them. They sold out frequently so we were always thrilled when there were lots to choose from.
Kelly - February 05, 2013 - Report this comment
My mom and I miss these! I can still taste the vanilla sometimes. Wish they would make them again. Very addictive!
ErinD - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved loved loved the vanilla bars. Bring them back!
San - March 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Omg...I loved them too and was also skinny as a rail. What can we do to get them back? Why did they ever stop making them?
Terri - March 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I too loved figurines in high school. My fave was caramel. I had one with coffee for breakfast and one for lunch with diet coke.. I stayed thin eating these plus a lean cuisine for dinner. Lean cuisine was new then, in the 80's. I'd love to see figurines again, they were yummy and they worked!
JoDeen - June 02, 2013 - Report this comment
The Raspberry Figurine Bar was The Bomb! I can still taste it now! The chocolate was yummy too! I wish they would come back too.
Brenda B - June 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I ate so many of these in the late 70's and early 80's. Yes it is hard to believe you could lose weight with Figurine but I did. They were so good.
red - June 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I would love a figurine diet bar wright now,Take me back to the good old days! Where do you get them now or can you?
Cora - July 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Just tried the Girl Scout Thin Mint bars made by Nestle for a limited time and it took me back to my grandma's kitchen - she had all of the good stuff that we didn't have at home (frozen pizza, store bought cookies, pop (soda), etc) I loved figurines the best! Just realized how much I missed them and after reading all of these comments I can remember very distinctly how each of the flavors tasted. So try the limited-edition Thin Mint Nestle crunch bars for a bit of nostalgia - but I'm pretty sure they won't help you lose weight.
DRHODES - July 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved these...I went on a diet and lost 20 pounds in one month. In all I lost 60lbs. and kept it off until... they were taken off the shelf. I want to go on it again but can't find them :-( does anyone know where I can find them?
Audra Lee - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Funny I think I weighed 139 and was trying to lose weight in high school. Only if now. They were so delicious I would eat nothing else. Peanut butter was my flavor. So good. I'd eat them for all three meals and snack.
Bambye - January 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I smoked Figurines. They were great.
Spike - March 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I am off to GNC to find Power Crunch Vanilla Protein wafer bars!  If they even come CLOSE to the flavor of a Vanilla Figurine, I will be thrilled.  The secret flavor enhancers to the Figurine were toasted coconut and ALMOND.  So insidiously delicious!
Dwyin - April 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Have been trying to remember the name, so entered a description and VOILA! Here I am. In my 30s I lost 40 lbs. in about 3 mos. eating the vanilla ones (2) with a cup of hot chicken broth every evening for supper. I never tired of looking forward to supper when that was the fare. The saltiness of the chicken broth (I used bouillon cubes and hot water) really complemented the mild sweetness in the Vanilla Figurines. Did have trouble keeping my six children out of them. I will try to find the power crunch bars at Amazon, if no luck, will look at Trader Joe's next time I am in the city. If Vermont Country Store can't get them, they probably are "ungettable" ... Like my Muffets shredded wheat round biscuits with malt, and my glycerine-based cologne, "Early Iris" by, both late 60s products. Sigh...such good stuff gone forever...but wondrous memories. :)
Jim Baker - May 12, 2014 - Report this comment
I'd love to find the commercial. The one with the tune from Tangerine. Even just the audio would be great. Youtube has a different one. Sego diet used the same tune.
Jim Baker - May 12, 2014 - Report this comment
PS. Forgot to leave my email. It's: THISOLDMAN99@NETZERO.NET
Judy - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
..I loved Figurene's.. I worked for a grocery chain back in 1977-1978... I would grab a box for my lunch..I would eat 1 of the packages of 2 for lunch, and 1 of the same for supper. I would always have a larger, healthy breakfast. I lost 75 pounds in approx. 10 months. I did not starve my self, or over-indulge with the Figurenes.. I only wish I could have them again now. I am 64, and really need to loose about 50 lbs. I have tried lots of products, but NOTHING has worked like the Figurene's did. My routine is still very active as it was back in 1978..but the weight just won't budge. I really wish they would bring back to "original" Figurene. Nothing changed about the ingrediants like they do a lot of things.. If they change it...it want be the same...My favorite was the Vanilla Figurene's...
Katrina - June 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I lost 50 lbs eating figurines my favorite was the lemon bars... In 1975 I was a bit overweight.. decided to shed some pounds started eating the figurines and lost the weight! Would definitely stock my shelf with these delicious bars again!

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