Food of the Seventies, Figurines Diet Bars (Pillsbury product?)

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This was a product in existence definitely during the '80s & maybe(?) even during the '90s. It may have been around during the '70s or even as early as the '60s. It was a wafer bar with some kind of filling, like chocolate or vanilla in between the wafers & was covered in chocolate, vanilla or something else. I can't remember for sure what the other flavors were -- maybe strawberry or chocolate malt. They were so good & they probably worked along the same lines as the Slim-Fast Meal-on-the-Go Bars that are so popular today. I don't think the product still exists. If so, I'd love to find out where to get some since I'm a runner & energy bars are a big food staple of mine! Thanks!
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Lisa - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
These & Breakfast Squares RULED! I remember Double Chocolate Figurines were so yummy, like you wouldn't believe they were diet food. I remember the song in the commercial mentioned they had a 'calorie rate - 138 a bar'..Very weird how I remember that to this day.
Bob - October 30, 2008 - Report this comment
That dang song (to the tune of "Tangerine") gets stuck in my head from time to time. "...with a calorie rate of 138 a bar - my shape belongs to Figurines!" I just found this site by googling the words to the song because I wanted to be sure I remembered correctly. Man, did we watch a LOT of TV in the 70s!
Gail Temple - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember eating figurines for lunch at Jr high school with a TAB (diet coke) every day!!!
vicki - April 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I wish another company would start making Figurines again. They were so good. I would eat them instead of a candy bar. I also liked the Choclate mint and I think they made a carmel one later on.
gayle - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been trying to remember the name of these--I could remember them being produced by Pillsbury. They really were better than any bar on the market now. I REALLY miss the vanilla ones.
cindy - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these! Lost weight on them in early 80s.I so wish we could buy them now.
ann - July 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved figurines! I lost 18 pounds with no loss of energy. I loved the strawberry. So convenient and they didn't taste like mud the way lots of so-called energy bars do now.
chocoholic - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Pillsbury should bring these back! they are awesome even if they don't apply as a "diet" bar anymore I think tons of people would buy them. I have tasted many other bars and they don't taste nearly as good.
M.J. - September 28, 2009 - Report this comment
How do we get these back? Lost 20 pounds when eating these. Especially liked the strawberry.
k.yohn - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Was sitting at my desk eating a kelloggs meal bar and thought "What was that bar I ate when I was younger, it was so good" loved the choc mint ones!! Remember they were called figurines, would love to see these come back.
Dina - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
these and carnation breakfast bars rule! with a whole generation of kids who remember loving these and some being parents ourselves now, trying to watch our weight they have a ready made market waiting to buy these - BRING THEM BACK!!!
Sue - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
They dont make diet bars like that anymore....these other diet bars suck in comparison!!!!!!!!1
Kara Beth - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I still think about the "Figurines" soo often. I was a youngster and my mother and grandmother always purchased them. I always chose those over candybars and cookies... I didn't like the Figurine 100's kind. The original Figurines were delicious! My favorites, vanilla, double choc., choc. mint! I wish Pillsbury would just bring them back as a dessert bar! Anyone want to flood Pillsbury with calls, emails, and a petition of request?
Jimbo - July 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe somebody even remembers these. The vanilla ones were great. I still remember the sort of dry, thick taste. I'm reminded of them when I have cake batter ice cream on occasion.
Janet Schmidt - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
They were great. Oh, I wish they would bring them back. The chocolate were great, but, the cheddar cheese ones ruled. Awesome. No one makes a savory bar. I hope Pillsbury does bring these back.
katie hudson - November 15, 2010 - Report this comment
My mother use to eat these bars and sometimes split a package between the kids. I was really sad to find out they are not being made anymore. Can I petition for them to come back?
Nessa - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
My mother was always on a diet, and Figurines were always in the pantry. We were not allowed to eat them because they were for her, but that made us want them more. They tasted like candy bars to us kids. I remember the silver foil packages they came in, two to a package. Our Mom finally decided they were not working for her, and gave us kids the remainder of the box. We were so happy!
saharah - January 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I love how look in my new fangled jeans - so I fight for my figure with figurines. The snack for figures!
Kim - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I lost 60 pounds with figurine bars they were fantastic I wish they would bring them back.
Linda - May 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I would love to get some of these again. I was successful losing a lot of weight on Figurines. Get the message out. Need to put these back on the market. I don't care if they don't classify them as "diet" food.
Barbara - June 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I would love it if they started making these again. Hands down they beat any diet/nutrition bar that I can find today. I would use these everyday instead of Balance Bars if they were available!
Karen - July 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh My Gosh I cant beleive there are sooo many people looking for this darn bar , I crave them...they were just right for a meal supplement or in between meals. Sounds like a little gold mine waiting to happen.
Lauri - July 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these too, ate them as a child because my mom was also always trying to diet even though she was always thin. I need them now, no where near thin.
Nancy - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't believe I found this site. I was trying to think what the names of these were and finally remembered they were made by Pillsbury. I especially loved the vanilla ones. Yes, I wish they would bring them back. Maybe someone could come up with a great way to get Pillsubury to bring them back
Nancy - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Just went to the Pillsbury site and filled out the form and wrote a comment to please bring these back. I encourage others to do so; maybe we can get them to bring these back!
Robby - July 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Just wanted to share this with everyone. I was at a vitamin/nutrition store this evening and they had a protein bar called "Power Crunch" protein energy bar. It looks and tastes VERY similar to the Figurines bars. There were about 5-6 different flavors and you can probably get them at GNC or most of the major drug stores, or even online. Not as good as Figurines but darn close!
HelgaP - August 25, 2011 - Report this comment
"Figurines, do a lady proud. They're the diet lunch that you can crunch out loud" can't remember the rest but the end goes "My shape belongs to Figurines"! Sung to the tune of Tangerine.
Moe - September 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't believe I found this link!!! Figurines were the best!!! I loved the chocolate ones and the chocolate mint!!! They really worked and they made you stay full!!!They alco came out with the lemon ones later and they were the bomb!! Maybe if enough of us e mail Pilsbury they will start making them again. This is a product that should of never been discontinued. Shame on Pillsbury!!
Misty - October 16, 2011 - Report this comment
My grandmother always had these in her freezer and we used to LOVE to sneak them. I really wish this product would come back, hands down the best diet bar EVER!!! So glad to know that I'm not the only one who is still interested, I was beginning to think I was crazy because everyone I ever asked about them they had no idea what I was talking about.
Asha - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
My dad worked for Pillsbury back in "the day" and helped to develop Figurines. We had a pantry full of these and Wheat Nuts that never seemed to go empty cause he was always bringing them home. lol. I wish we could still get em too. lol The Chocolate Mint were my favorites!!
Michelle - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
It seems crazy that we all still think about these bars. But they were truly the best "candy bar" ever! I loved them so much as a kid my grandmother had to hide them so that I would only have 1 per day. If she didn't hide them I would each the whole box! LOL
Michael - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
In Nov 1982,I started a diet of one box of Figurines per day along with a 7 mile walk up and down Tustin Avenue in Orange California - In 10 weeks my weight dropped from 204 to 164 - I felt fantastic and I could run like the wind,literally on my toes -
Sergio - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom used to give me these as a toddler, I gobbled them right up! I remember the vanilla ones in the light blue box and the chocolate ones that came in the red box. Today looking for information on Figurines I found these pictures on the Internet: How do we get Pilsbury to bring them back?
amy - April 27, 2012 - Report this comment
PLEASE bring these back Pillsbury, I LOVED the chocolate mint bars, I have missed them for years!!! They were so different from other diet bars because of the wafer consistency which I also loved!
Betty Briard - May 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I began dieting in 1973 after my son was born by eating the chocolate peanut butter figurine bars. I could not find them in the 1990's when I moved to Florida. That was the best diet plan in the entire world! It was easy to stay at 105 lbs. Now nothing works that well, so the weight and old age has made me just plain angry! Please beg for the production again.
Alta - June 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one who wants the Figurine Bars to come back. I would eat those instead of candy bars. Why did Pillsbury stop making them?
Rene Gypsy - June 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I sent a request to Pillsbury with their contact us page. I put a link to this page to show them that tons of us want the bars back. :)
Tami - July 12, 2012 - Report this comment
They were so awsome! I loved the vanilla, strawberry and chocolate peanut butter. Pillsbury really should bring them back. They would be a big seller.
gwen mulder - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
becky mayfield - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
i worked at 24 hour fittness in the 80 , the figurine bars were a great part of our busy day , and the weight loss was , + , i had a dream that you brought them back , what would be the hurt ? please make my dream come ture , and bring them back , if you have all these people wanting to buy them they wont be sitting in the stor for very long , think about , there is money to be made , and i will , love to be a part of your team , thanks fortaking the time out , to read what we have to say . thanks again , ps keep the price as it was , .
Kimberly - August 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember as a kid, my mom and I would go to the local grocery store, and she let me grab a box of Vanilla Figurines in the blue and white box as a snack for the week, now that I'm older I actually crave them, and cannot find them! I too am older now and would love for the company to re'release them...Miss them!
Mandy - September 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been looking EVERYWHERE for figurines. I lost A LOT of weight on these. I never felt hungry, or shakey either.I can't do slim fast or other energy bars because they made me so sick. If they bring figurines back, I hope they won't mess with the formula. They tasted great! It was a special treat for me. 2 small meals a day and a figures bar. I dropped 70 lbs and felt great.
Janet - November 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Like other people, I too have thought about these fantastic bars many times over the years and just tonight decided to look on the internet to see if they could be found. These not only tasted great but truly did curb the appetite and helped a person to lose weight painlessly. I'm going to see about writing directly to Pillsbury. Would buy them right away and I know quite a few friends would too.
write2ap - May 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember my aunt, Patricia, went on the Figurines and Tab diet. This diet was very popular in the Detroit area, lots of women were on it. Figurines were great but Tab was so gross. It was so long ago, I thought, I was the only one who remembered Figurines.
kanga - June 26, 2013 - Report this comment
When I was in my late teens and early 20s I had to eat in order to take medication. I always ate 2 Figurines (double Choc. Or Choc. Caramel). They truly did curb the appetite and they tasted so good! How do we get Pillsbury to put these back on the market???
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Javada - March 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I haven't found anything close to the figurine bars! Please bring them back! I loved them so much!
Rosemary - March 24, 2014 - Report this comment
These were so good. Really helped me lose weight. They had a good taste and texture to help curb the appetite. I was sad when they stopped producing them.
DebrinaMaria - June 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved these bars. I lost weight on them and maintained my weight loss by continuing to eat them. They were around in the early 90's as well. I remember they had come out with Figurines Smores Bars, OMG, there were 4 packs in a box and 2 wafers in each pack with filling in each. And I maybe wrong, but it seems like the 2 wafers had 150 calories total. They were so so so so good to eat. They were full of vitamins. I lived off them for years and years. I wished they would come back too and I would buy them every week.
Gwen Mulder - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Well it's me again I left a comment in 2012 I just want to say if you are not going to bring back our figurines bars that we loved so much could you Please please give us the Recipe . Please think about bringing back the figuring bar all the other junk out there is so nasty.Thank You
P3achess - August 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I recently had some strawberry kitkats that totally reminded me of the strawberry figurines. Probably wont lose weight on the kitkats tho. :)
Darcy - September 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I just loved eating these too- every morning. I know it helped with my weight and they were very satisfying... I just found a box of "Power Crunch" protein energy bars in the nutrition aisle at Publix that are's the closest thing I have found. I've only tried the peanut butter creme but I think they also had it in vanilla. anyway visit if you want to check them out.
Kristie - September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
My sister and I loved figurines. Especially the vanilla ones. We so wish they would bring them back. But, we have found a similar product. Power Crunch bars (vanilla, chocolate, and PB). You can get them at Wal-Mart and Target. These are protein bars, 14g. Very close.
Jennifer - November 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I lost a lot of weight eating Figurines 2x a day back in the 80's! They were delicious and I particularly liked the S'mores! They had no strange
lorrie - December 07, 2014 - Report this comment
i loved the mint chocolate and iam wanting one right now i hate it when you love something and they take it away...
Jerry D Young - February 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I started using Figurines when I discovered I had hypoglycemia. They were the best dessert substitute around. I wish they would bring them back, as well.
Kathy - April 10, 2015 - Report this comment
I really miss them too. I had them for lunch every back in the late 70s early 80s. I remember losing a lot of weight while eating them. The Chocolate Mint were yummy. remember part of the song as "Figurines do a lady proud, with a calorie rate.. 138 a bar. Okay ..I'm writing to Pillsbury!
Edwin McCravy - June 24, 2015 - Report this comment
You can order PowerCrunch protein energy bars from Amazon which are exactly like Figurines except a little larger and they have 205 calories each.
Carrie F - June 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I found bars that are, to me, almost identical to Figurine bars. They are called Power Crunch and they come in almost all the same flavors as Figurines. They are crunchy and wafer-like. I love them. They have mint chocolate, peanut butter chocolate, vanilla cream, plain chocolate, peanut butter cream, salted caramel and others. Try them! I think you'll like them! Low sugar, low carb and high protein. I get them at Walmart and Publix in the diet bars section.
Lakesha - September 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I would like for you all to bring back this product. Let us give our kids a chance to taste what our tastebuds experienced as a kid growing up.
Nancy - March 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Consider-14 is an awkward age for anyone, let alot a girl. I was chunky. Mom bought the figurine bars adn I lost weight! Easy. LIke everyone else, I loved them, especially the Chocolate mint. Ditto to all, bring them back! I did find a Power Crunch bar that reminds me of Figurines, taste good too. Don't know how they compare to nutrition of Figurines it a try...unless Pillsbury decide to bring the Figurine bars back! Please@! Yes! Do! Why did you ever stop selling htem.
Lil - June 13, 2016 - Report this comment
I lost 60+ pounds with the figurines bar. I counted carbs. I had them for breakfast and lunch with a low carb supper. The chocolate mint was my favorite. They were delicious! I wish they'd bring them back.
Colleen - June 16, 2016 - Report this comment
Please bring these back! My mouth is literally drooling right now thinking of Figurines, especially the Chocolate Mint and the Chocolate with toasted coconut on top. I ate them every day for breakfast with a big glass of tomato juice to fill me up through the morning at high school until 1971. I could have that for breakfast right now. Everybody's right -- nothing on the market now tastes as good!
DenverMom - December 29, 2016 - Report this comment
My mom used to buy the vanilla and occasionally chocolate and strawberry bars. I remember the first time I took an airline flight alone, at age 11, she packed some in my bag as a snack for me in case I met with any delays and got hungry during my trip! Great memories and those vanilla bars were so delicious. Wish Pillsbury would make them again and maybe package them as a snack bar instead of a "diet" bar. I would buy them by the case! Everyone, keep emailing the folks at Pillsbury and ask them to bring them back.
Robyn - March 29, 2017 - Report this comment
I ate nothing but these and another diet bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I lost 40 lbs after having baby #2. They came 4 packages to a box. I would eat one box a day. The lemon one were awesome.
Becky - May 07, 2017 - Report this comment
Overwhelming CRAVING for these bars even now! My sister and I loved these things! I'd love to know how to get the company (Pillsbury?) to make them again...the ORIGINAL figurines, that is. Not the remakes. The original 138 calorie ones. YUM!
Janie - May 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember these bars and lost 35 lbs eating them for lunch. I have looked for them since but can't find them anywhere. Chocolate was the best. Please bring them back.
Judy - July 15, 2017 - Report this comment
I used Figurines to lose alot of weight in the 80's . I have diebetes and need to lose alot of Weight and just remembered what I used to lose my weight back then. Place bring back figurines bars and don't change anything. If you bring them back advertise them , I know people would buy them if they knew. Thank you.
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Cathy - March 12, 2019 - Report this comment
I ate a Figuarine bar with a cup of coffee every night for dinner. I was able to loose weight and keep it off. And the great thing about them was I was never hungry. Tried and true..surely wish they would bring them back!
Commbo - April 02, 2019 - Report this comment
Hi! I loved the chocolate Figurines so much! Please ask Pillsbury to bring them back to our local stores. My taste still will belong to Figurines!
Jo - April 18, 2019 - Report this comment
So many of us who were teens in the 70's have happy associations with Figurines. If they brought them back there would be an instant following! They could use an updated version of the same jingle (to tune of "Tangerine") for instant recognition. I ate my Mom's then because they were so delicious. Now I'd eat them to loose weight.
Penney - September 20, 2019 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh. I loved these. We used to eat them for lunch before basketball practice. I want them back. PLEASE!!!! Chocolate and chocolate mint were my favorites.
Debra - November 07, 2019 - Report this comment
I loved Figurines. I worked as a cashier during high school in 10th, 11th and 12 th grade at an old grocery store early 1980's. I bought Figurines because I was super busy with school and working to pay for old car gas and insurance. And of course Figurines kept me on the go. They were 1.99 per box and had a total of 6 packages in each box and 2 bars in each package. Smores was the last flavor they came out with. My favorite. I loved the chocolate and vanilla also. I wished Pillsbury would make them again. They were the BEST weight loss bars on the planet. Would be today too, if they existed. And the best thing about them, they tasted so freaking incredible. I kept my weight way down while eating Figurines. All the bars that has came out in past 30 years, especially Adkins has been very hard to swallow. Ugh. Bitter. The original SlimFast Bars were tolerable. And the old Slender BARS peanut butter that were out the same time Figurines were,,, they tasted good. But NOTHING TOPS FIGURINES.

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