Food of the Seventies, Flings

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These were cheese puffs that were sold in a box around 72. They were called "flings". The best!
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Connie - May 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow...Cheese Flings were the best! We would chomp on these while we watched The Avengers every week! Fond memories.
T - June 04, 2008 - Report this comment
swiss and ham flavor was the best
Diane - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Ham and cheese Flings were great! Does anyone remember what brand they were?
donna - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
i thought they were the best as well.. i would like to know why they were off the market.. i wish i could buy them
Monica - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I just loved the ham Flings! Does anyone know who made them? I wish they were still around!
Stacey - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Flings are made by WILLARDS and still available to order online @ www DOT
Lanette - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Flings were the best!
georgia - December 12, 2009 - Report this comment
The wonderful swiss and ham flings came out at the same time as Bugles and a rather odd Pizza flavored wheel shaped snack. Sadly only the inferior Bugle survives... I think General Mills made them
karen - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my goodness, yes!! Why did they quit making them????
Ginny - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't know why these came to mind tonight...shocked when I found an actual Google for "Ham Flings"!!!! I loved these as a kid..sure wish they still made them!
Red Sox Girl - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
We need to find out who so they can make them again. I want to say Nabisco.
dkbf4 - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
It was Nabisco, and I wish they were still around.
mamasfav1 - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember swiss ham flings and screaming yellow zonkers.If memory serves me correct, I think they(flings)were made by Nabisco.The screaming yellow zonkers I'm not sure.Wish we could get a petition to bring 'em back.Along with Cadbury shortcake snacks.Yum,Yum now that's good treats!
mambo53 - January 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Swiss and Ham Flings all of the sudden just disappeared from Washington State. They were so addicitve, I could eat a box in five minutes if I allowed myself to do so.
Diane K - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes I love them too. I wish they still made them.
cleo - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Never had the Swiss Cheese and Ham ones but they do sound good. LOVED the reg. cheese ones though and have been craving them, wish we could still get them, I was hoping by googling I would find a store that still carried them but I see instead we are all in the same boat... wishing for some.
Lyn - May 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I uase to eat Flings by the bag full. Loved them. I think of them all of the time and wish they were still made.The swiss and ham were my favorites. I think we should get a petition going!
Brenda G - June 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Hey Guys, I too am a Flings Fan! I have found a snack that is very similar in taste to our beloved 'Flings'! They are the new Chee-tos Cheese Puffs 'Honey-Bar B-Q flavor. They remind me of the Bacon & Swiss flavored 'Flings'! Try them if sold in your area, you will like them!
pam berry - November 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember eating these ham flavored flings watching t.v. they were the best!!
Sharon - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
oh yes!!! the ham and swiss was the best ever!!! i suggest we all get together and get something going to bring them back along with the 10:30 bar!!!!
April - February 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember eating bags of Cheese Flings. I don't remember ham and swiss ones. They came out at the same time as Bugles and they were both made by General Mills. I always wondered why Bugles survived and Flings got flung. I think of them every now and then and would like to have them again.
Debi - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved Flings! The ham and cheese ones were the best. I remember them being in a box (like a cereal box) with a foil bag inside. I think they were made by General Mills!! And yes, I would love for them to bring them back!!
Debi - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Flings were not General Mills they were Nabisco. I just went to their site and they list Flings as being discontinued due to not enough interest. Please go to their site and request that they bring back Flings!! I did!
Jody Le Blanc - June 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Well I ordered some Flings from the site mentioned above! I hope they are good as I remember... ;)
Heather Thew - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I have not been able to find cheesies that I like as I grew up eating FLINGS. I wish they would bring them back, they were far superior to everything else on the market.
Louis Braggs - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Flings, The one and only Cheese Puffs.I remember eating Flings as a kid. I could Never Get enough.
Jim G - December 15, 2012 - Report this comment
wonder if we could bring them back....might have to start a website.
Heather - December 31, 2012 - Report this comment
OK, you start the website, we'll all join, cause I don't know how to. But I'd sure love some of those Flings - made by Nabisco
Nona - February 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I can't recall when they came off the shelf here in Canada...seems like mid to late 80's. As I remember they were in a "foil" bag by then & were sold under the Christie brand. Nothing like them, soft, cheesy tasty morsels. Miss them, want some!
Matt Malia - April 28, 2013 - Report this comment
can get them in UK, I heard. Don't know if they're the same. The only cheese curl snack I ever loved. Those and Pilsbury space food sticks were my life in early 70's. Would pay $50 a box to buy them. Are you listening, Nabisco? You guys must have the recipe kicking around somewhere. Promise to buy $1000 worth in A YEAR.
may flowers - May 26, 2013 - Report this comment
where in canada/ the world can they be bought..or are they even made anymore?? misses eating them so much..and mini chips as well..plz
Jill - August 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved Flings when I was a kid and the closest taste I have found is the cheese powder found in the Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni meal...seriously try it!!! Please bring FLINGS back!!!
Bill Bitteras - October 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Flings were the best. Problem is, like everything else that sells g9id, the price went throuhh the roof and people stopped buying them. Nabisco didn't figure that one out.
Jeane Thompson - November 21, 2013 - Report this comment
The first Flings I had were around 1969. I remember that my mother would buy them, and make the Lipton soup onion dip, for her Tupperware, Stanley, etc, home parties. I was 18, and on my own, in 1971 - which is why I know these were on the market before the 1970s.
mary - April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
please bring back the swiss and ham flings, Nabisco!!!! I am 64 and I want to taste them once more before I die!!!(ha,ha)
diana demoe - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I will be 64 yrs old in a few months and i would love to see flings back in stores again they were good i liked the ham and cheese but i like the bscon and cheese to i would so pay the price for them they r worth it thanks for ur time
Brenda - January 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I was talking with a co-worker today about swiss and ham flings. She had never heard of them. Googled them and found this site. For the love people.....BRING BACK SWISS AND HAM FLINGS!!!! Amazing!!!
Tami - March 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Omg! I love Flings ham cheese, they were the best, seems to me since they were so popular that they would bring them back! Please bring back the Flings please!!!!
Eric in Portland, Or - April 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Cheese Flings (just the cheddar ones) were the tastiest, cheddar-tangiest snack ever made ... a very evocative memory of growing up in the 60's. Had trouble not eating the whole box in one setting. The BEST. Here's an idea: let's kidnap the Nabisco CEO and hold him/her until they resume making Cheese Flings ! Anybody in this with me ?
Sorry the stopped making them - December 13, 2015 - Report this comment
The came in a box, which I believe were pink. I am glad they stopped making them. I would eat them every day otherwise. I thought that food companies liked to make money? why did they stop?
billie - August 28, 2017 - Report this comment
there will never be a better snack then cheese FLINGS they were the bomb

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