Food of the Seventies, Great Shake

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A chocolate brown plastic 'shaker' ('Great Shake' embossed in the plastic) with tan 'snap on' lid (the lid was big enough you could sort of share your shake with a friend); came with powdered shake packets (chocolate, chocolate malt, strawberry, vanilla)... just add milk, SHAKE, and the result was a pretty yummy milkshake. I remember this from the late 60's and into the early 70's, but cannot recall the manufacturer. We kept the plastic shakers for years afterwards, made our own shakes from ice cream and chocolate syrup, but it wasn't the same...
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Ronnie - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
My God! I thought I was the only one who ever heard of Great Shake. It was the best chocolate milk I ever had, never found anything that came close to it.
gay tyra - August 31, 2008 - Report this comment
i thought I was the only one who remembered great shake...every time I ask someone thay think I am crazy. where can i get some?
Jim - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Reminds be of a better time.... these were very tasty. Nothing on the market similar today. Weird
CRAIG - October 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I GREW UP DRINKING GREAT SHAKE.LOVE THE TASTE BRINGS BACK GREAT MEMORIES OF THE BEST TASTEING SHAKE I EVER HAD.
Marty - March 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I too have fond memories of Great Shake. I can only assume it was chock-full of thickening chemicals that were eventually found to be carcinogenic. Why else would such a great product have been pulled from the market?
Brian - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow..So releived to see that someone else remembers Great Shakes and would like to have them again. Not many things slip through the internet, but this is only page I could find with a reference to the "Great Shake". Everyone keep looking and post your finds here....
bjbear - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
i think jell-o is making something like this now, only it's in a packet and you get no cup with it. not the same of course, but almost. i still have memories when i first tried this new stuff. when i was a kid, i think i managed to down the whole package when i got home.
Dave - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in a small farm town in Kansas and would run to the grocery isle where Great Shakes was located. Like most kids at the time and today there were always things thrown in the cart that were considered a must have. Today it's Lucky Charms for my kids. Back then it was Great Shakes for my brothers and me. The taste was and still is without comparison. Oh, how I'd like to be shaking one up right now!
Lynne - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I was reminded of Great Shakes recently when I started making iced coffee by shaking instant coffee and Splenda with milk in a large Tupperware tumbler. My mom always bought Great Shakes for us when we were kids.
Lynne - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
There's a Great Shakes commercial on YouTube. I don't have the link here, but it's easy to find; just go to YouTube and search for "Great Shakes commercial".
Mercedes - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm sitting here with a smile on my face having fond memories of the greatest shake ever. It would be great if they could create the exact recipe to put on the market, the kids of today would would have such a treat!
Nancy - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember taking 3 Great Shake packets and the shaker to the house where I babysat. I'd wait till the kids would go to sleep and then I'd make them and all 3 of them. Yummy - if I could just have one. We kept the shaker for years, hoping to find them again, but it never happened. Please - bring them back !
tatteredandlost - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
You all are bringing back such memories. I still have my Great Shake container and use it often. I wish I had the mix but have to settle for inferior Nesquick now. I always smile when I use the thing and I can remember taking it across country in a car. We kept a quart of milk in an ice box in the trunk so we'd have milk for breakfast (those little cereal boxes that split down the middle) and lunch. I'd have a Great Shake with my lunch. Good times. Good times. Thanks for the chance to reminisce.
seb1992 - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
For years I have remembered that container but could not remember the name. How cool to finally find it once again. I love the 70's!
Julia - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember shake a pudding? Probably the same manufacturer. Also carnation instant breakfast made a coffee flavor which was also very popular back then.
Herculoid58 - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
We had Great Shakes. They must not have been marketed for too long as few my age remember them. I remember a friend was shaking one up in his living room and the top came off. I think he was grounded for a month. Maybe that's why the product was abandoned.
Herculoid58 - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Some links to Great Shakes TV ads. /www.classictvads.com (look to page 2 of "drinks") and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S47NPJQq8h8 Made by General Foods which was acquired by Kraft. There's good product development and marketing hx out there somewhere.
mikeeee - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey there i have one brown great shakes container in great condition am taking offer as i am willing to sell it email me at afterlife@rock.com with any offers
Steve Pa - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved that drink. I sure wish it was around today. I came close to making up the flavor. I use a metal shaker from my fountain mixer, add 3 Tablespoons of Chocolate malt, a small amount of Quick chocolate syrup and shake it up. Very close but not the same.
Elaine - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the Chocolate Malt. None of the others appealed to me like that one...yes, it was creamy and wonderful! We bought them all the time...those cute little triangular packets. Easy to take to school. I was in the 8th grade, in 1968. For some reason, I remember bringing them to school a lot that year. They were a little pricy. Only 6 in a box. If you bought the shacker (dark brown bottom, light tan top), I think it came with only 2 packets inside. I can still remember the taste and texture of that chocolate malt one. I wasn't happy when they disappeared off the shelf.
Dave Smith - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
You can buy Carnation malted milk @ Jewel and Dominick's. That's the main ingredient to any malted milk, and Great Shakes had that in it. That's why they tasted so good.
David - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
My sisters, brother and I used to make Great Shakes back in the late 60s while living in South East DC. We kept the brown cup for a number of years until it was thrown out by our mother. Some of the best milk shakes I ever drank came out of that brown cup. I see there are a bunch of old timers on this thread like me who remember the good old days when we were all young.
jeff - June 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Hmmm... and I thought I was the only person who remembered Great Shakes! My grandmother used to make them for me, had to be the mid-to-late sixties, as we moved away in '68. Nothing else tastes like those did... wish they'd come back...
Mark Proulx - June 25, 2010 - Report this comment
God, that's hysterical! I had one of these every day when I got home from school. They were great (and probably full of carcinogenics).
linc - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow. I'd forgotten about these until I stumbled onto this site. I remember the tetrahedral packages but I can't remember all the flavers. I think there was vanilla, chocolate and chocolate malt, but maybe I'm confuing them with Carnation Instant Breakfasts. In any case, I remember we didn't use the shaker cup but used to throw the powder in a a blender with milk and vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm. Not sure when they first appeared, but whenever I hear "Little Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, I remember drinking those great "Great Shakes". That would have been the summer of '66.
Kelly Clifford - August 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember these and and a similar product from Nestles (Nestles Quick Shakes), which I found tasted better than Great Shakes. Regardless, my 73 year old mother still has a Great Shakes shaker container that she stores her paper coin rappers in.
Tina - September 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, I had a craving for a Great Shake just the other day! We didn't get these too often due to finances, but when we could afford them they were enjoyed by the entire family. We've got to get someone to bring them back.
al - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
best drink ever,Great Shakes.Where are they?
mark - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I have also been searching for years for anybody who remembers Great Shake. Yes, I also remember Shake-a-Pudding. It came in 4 flavors, vanilla, butterscotch, chocolate and strawberry. I'm thinking that they came out with a banana flavor later on.
Ruth - November 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I am amazed that someone somewhere remembers this for years everyone I asked my age just laughed and said they had never heard of it. My Mom also has the shaker and I remeber the triangluar packages!!
john - January 25, 2011 - Report this comment
this stuff goes back to 1966 at least---go to youtube and you can hear the original commercial and a couple by the Who and Yardbirds---peace and love---or I'll shoot you.
Linda - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been searching the net trying to find anyone else who remembered these trying to find the manufacturer. I looooved these and would love to see them out again!! No one I know remembers these.
Mit - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
...Mmmmmm delicious! I remember having Great Shakes after school with a corned beef sandwich (made just the way I like with bread & butter pickles!) I'd shake me up a great shake, icy cold, and I was simply in heaven!! There's nothing out there now that compares to the taste .. the chocolate and chocolate malt were the favs ... I got suddenly transported back to tht Great Shake moment this morning as I indulged in a chocolate milk made with Nesquick ..not nearly the same, but just near enough to trigger that delightful reverie (: ... I initially was posting to see just why Great Shakes were taken off the market and found this link .. thanks for sharing the memories .. and I see now about the carcinogens, so that's probably why ... Cheers! :)
Kelly Clifford - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I also remember drinking these as a kid in the mid to late 60's. They were'nt bad, but I also remember Nestle having their own version around the same time frame called "Nestle Quick Shakes". I always thought they were better tasting than "Great Shakes"
Laura J - February 20, 2011 - Report this comment
There were a treat from my childhood. The Chocolate malt flavor was the best! My older brothers tried to horde the Great Shakes for themselves by telling me I was "too young" to have one. I've been searching for years to find out the name of this product - I remembered everything about it except the name. :)
Ray - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I was only about 4 or 5 when we had these, but I remember them as well. The packets had an elongated triangular shape (sort of like a pennant) and we also had the dark brown shaker cup with the light brown lid. Psssssst... if you have the Dusty Springfield "Heart and Soul" compilation CD (unfortunately out of print but used copies may pop up on Amazon and eBay now and then), you can hear her radio commercial for Great Shakes as a bonus hidden track!
ANGELA - March 14, 2011 - Report this comment
This brings tears to my eyes, I have such wonderful memories of this product and Shake a Pudding, wish they would bring them back.
Linda - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Great Shakes were the best tasting ever! I wish they still were around. I remember the dark brown plastic shaker with the light brown lid. The end product was so frothy and delicious! I guess it was back in the 60's and 70's.
Margot - August 21, 2011 - Report this comment
We used to get the shake when we would go visit our aunt - I thought it was called Quick Shake - but when I would bring this up in the last few years my sisters thought I - well you know - had very strange remembrances of something that did not exist - so I am happy to have found this site as it was a happy memory as we couldn't afford this and ,y aunt always bought us all the 'goodies' to take home
Julia Misky - August 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Great Shakes as a four year old in 1965 or around that time..I have a Great Shake container but I cannot find a picture on the Internet of one? Does anyone know of a picture I can get a hold of? Great Shakes came with a package of Milk-shake (Chocolate) Graet Shake mixture and a dark brown cup with a lid that was of a lighter brown shade....Would this cup be worth any money ...its a piece of history and a "keep sake." Please if anyone has anymore information and a picture please contact me!!!
Linda - September 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I sure wish they still made these! I can't find anything even close. Odd you can't find them anywhere.
Glenn - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I was introduced to Great Shakes in 1966 when I visited my Fathers relatives at Cambridge,Mass. They were and still are the best tasting shakes that I ever had.SOOOO GOOOOD!
Janet Potter - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I remembered these as Quick Shakes...thick and creamy. I am 65 now and a chocolate malt was my favorite... the only way I can get close anymore is to make my own... But did love those instant shakes.
Karen - September 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Hey, I still have my mixer cup, use it for my kids instant breakfast. Nothing mixes better than the Great Shake mixer!!!!!
Rob Lambert - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
GREAT SHAKES tasted best when cold. I have two GREAT SHAKES premiums from 1967; two EP records titled GREAT SHAKES SHAKE-OUT and SHAKE-OUT 2,both released by Columbia and featured artists who recorded for the label, such as Byrds, Yardbirds, Dave Clark, Simon & Garfunkel.
Tom 24 - October 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Great Shakes were a special treat for my brothers and me in the late 60s. We liked the vanilla flavor best. We fished for bullheads (a type of catfish) in the spring, and we'd often have Great Shakes with our bullhead dinners...delicious memories!
Rob Lambert - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
More info on GREAT SHAKES mail-in premiums: The original SHAKE-OUT record was first offered in May of 1967. SHAKE-OUT 2 in November of 1967,and also featured Buckinghams, Raiders and Aretha Franklin. Records were free (50 cents shipping) if a box top or proof of purchase was sent in from two boxes, or two dollars without box tops. Mine are in original cardboard sleeves.
Ty Hadden - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved Great Shakes. My funniest memory was walking around the house shaking the shaker. Somehow it came apart and the drink was all over everything including the new color tv. Funny thing my dad didn't get angry. He helped me clean everything up and said just do that in the kitchen.
Martha - November 22, 2011 - Report this comment
This brings back so many memories of my quik shake for breakfast as a I dashed out the door for high school in the 60's! I still have the original brown container but the lid is gone. I'm trying to find a lid that will fit. The imprint on the container is Nestle's Quik Shake. If anyone knows where I can find another lid please let me know! The little Billy Bee (Canada) honey lid is a perfect replacement right now but it won't last forever. I love this container and still use it as my SlimFast shake mixer.
Tommy - January 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh how I remember these. Great stuff! So sweet too (probably a ton of sugar in them) I recall saving the brown cup and the tan top that you mixed the milk and powder together, long after they discontinued the product. Thanks for bringing back a great memory
Rob Lambert - January 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I've obtained a video of an old Andy Griffith Show from January 1968, with a GREAT SHAKES commercial featuring a guy who looks and sounds like Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. He's dressed in a candy-striped blazer and straw boater hat, like the host of a circus side show. Also,American Bandstand (airdate 12/30/67) with the GREAT SHAKES ad showing four teens running away from and back toward a tree on left side of screen, in a bit of trick photography. The Bandstand show was the 1967 Year In Review, and the group Rose Garden appeared. The '67 commercial is on YouTube.
bill - January 21, 2012 - Report this comment
i new i wasnt crazy, i loved great shakes
LYNN WAITE - January 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED GREAT SHAKE AND WISH IT WAS STILL AROUND!! IT'S TO BAD NO ONE IS BRINGING IT BACK IT WOULD BE A GREAT SELLER. I WOULD BUY IT!!!(:
Rob Lambert - February 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Remember your Saturday morning cartoons, GREAT SHAKES fams? I've obtained two more shows containing GREAT SHAKES commercials: 1. Linus the Lionhearted (airdate 10/8/66, ABC-TV) with version two of the GREAT SHAKES dance party ad. 2. The Road Runner Show (9/23/67, CBS-TV), with the "mod" GREAT SHAKES ad with four teens and that mysterious tree at start and end of the ad.
Sara - February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I still have a Great Shakes two-tone shaker - my mother kept it because it's great for mixing flour and water to thicken gravy. When she moved to AZ she was going to throw it away so I kept it. Brings back wonderful memories, but I, like so many of you, can't find anyone other than my sisters who remembers Great Shakes!
RickeyRetro - February 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi Sara: I have some American Bandstand shows from the 60s, one with a Great Shakes commercial, that I would like to trade with you. Email me at Go4itIL@aol.com. thanks!
armand rodriguez - February 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I would never of guessed so many people remembered great shakes..what a great memory. They had a unique taste that I've never found since.
Tomm - March 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I would drink Great Shakes while watching "Time Tunnel" on TV. They had a time machine that would always drop them inadvertently in the middle of some famous event in history. Or "Land of the Giants" another great TV show... But I always had my Great Shakes!
Rob Lambert - March 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Got another old TV show with a GREAT SHAKES commercial: The Road Runner Show from 4/13/68, with the Peter Noone look-alike. This was the first non-musical GREAT SHAKES ad, just all straight talk. A note to Charles: GREAT SHAKES was made by General Foods (now Kraft). Hey, GREAT SHAKES fans, how about petitioning Kraft to bring GREAT SHAKES back?
Deb - March 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Great Shakes from the late 60's. My Grandmother would buy them for me and my friends when they cam over! Also do you remember Shake a Pudding, Funny Face, Fizzies or Kingstirs?
Neil in PA - April 01, 2012 - Report this comment
This was a heavily marketed product and I remember the containers and sweet smelling powder. I also remember a campaign where you got a plastic Dr. Dolittle toy in each package which probably was tied into the late 60's movie.
Rob Lambert - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Neil in PA's comment: Yes, the three-hour-long flop of a movie was a huge promotional campaign by General Foods. The toys were of the different animal characters. each animal was on a pedestal with its name on it. I remember getting a purple duck and an orange Chee Chee (the monkey). These were, in late 1967, in the ten-pack boxes of GREAT SHAKES, as well as in some Post cereals. At the moment, I have no TV commercials with this promo, but the movie promo would follow the "Four Teens and a Tree" GREAT SHAKES commercial from that year. "Dr. Dolittle" was such a snoozer that I'd forgotten it.
Rob Lambert - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Neil in PA's comment: Yes, the three-hour-long flop of a movie was a huge promotion for General Foods in 1967. The toys wre of the different animal characters. Each was on a pedestal with its name on it. I remember getting a purple duck and an orange Chee Chee (the monkey). The "Dr. Dolittle" toys were in ten-pack boxes of GREAT SHAKES and some Post cereals. At the moment, I have no TV commercials with the promo. The movie tie-in promo would follow the "Four Teens And a Tree" GREAT SHAKES commercial from that year.
Rob Lambert - April 03, 2012 - Report this comment
The photo showing the GREAT SHAKES magnet is quite interesting. Looks like the image is from a magazine ad circa. 1966. The image of the dancing people also was dispayed on the front of the "GREAT SHAKES SHAKE-OUT" record sleeve in early 1967. I'll have to search LIFE or other old mags for that ad.
eddieo - May 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Not only were they Great tasting the packets were even of a different shape. Once you shook them up it formed a frothy head. Man were they delicious.
Rob Lambert - May 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Yep, the GREAT SHAKES packets were shaped like a pennant. Well, I've scoured through many LIFE and LOOK magazines for that ad that was reproduced on the fridge magnet. Haven't come across it. More likely, the ad would have been printed in certain teen mags of the era...like Dick Clark's own publication, "Teen Scene." These mags were usually loaded with stories and photos from "A. Bandstand," and "Where The Action Is." Clark had GREAT SHAKES as a TV sponsor for four years, so it's possible his magazines had ads, too. They"re mighty tough to come by, though.
Tracy Cooley - June 11, 2012 - Report this comment
general mills came out with great shakes!!!
Tracy Cooley - June 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I GOOFED !! IT WAS GENERAL FOODS THAT MADE GREAT SHAKES !!!
Rob Lambert - June 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Tracy Cooley's comment: In 1966, General Mills did attempt to market a milk-shake mix to rival GREAT SHAKES. Offhand, I don't recall the name. It was test-marketed in a few areas, mainly east coast. It failed miserably. The product was ditched and long forgotten. No TV ads were made for it.
sue - June 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh how I miss Great Shakes!!! It's so great to see so many that loved them too!
legalmedic - July 02, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG, my sister and I have talked about the Great Shakes all of the time! and yes, a lot of people don't have any idea what we are talking about, PLEASE, PLEASE would General Foods, Kraft or whoever remake these! Just think of the buying power we yuppies are and how we enjoy our retro!
bob - July 30, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG. I can't tell you how many times I've wished I could have a great shake again. I don't know if its nostalgia or what, but I can still close my eyes and taste it. Best drink ever.
kim - August 24, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG. I am so glad that others were able to share this great product like I did. Its great to have wonderful memories from growing up and Great Shakes are definitely a part of it.
Brad - August 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Great Shakes from my youth! Once, when I was shaking one, I failed to hold the top on securely. I'd just finished my bath and was going to enjoy a shake before bed. The top came off, drenching me and the kitchen with chocolate shake! My mother and aunt laughed until they cried to see me standing there looking like something from a Marx Brothers movie!
rowland - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSVlp3ExTGM
Rob Lambert - September 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I'll clue everyone in on what GREAT SHAKES commercial is on the link that Rowland posted: It's a color print of version one of the second dance party series. It aired in the summer of 1966.
Nessa Da Besta - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I mentioned this product to my sister a few years back. She had bought this for me when we stopped at a convenience store-I was 5 or 6, she was 16 or 17. Of course, she had no memory of it. Went look on youtube and found the commercial, don't remember commercial, but Man oh Man, Do I remember that shake-Chocolate malt was my fave and if you put it in the freezer for a while, it tasted just like a Chocolate malt at an ice cream shop (the kind with real ice cream, not ice milk. Why do they always quit making stuff everybody likes, like the Morton sugar spice donuts. Yes, the 70's were the BEST. Best cartoons, best music, best commercials, best cool-looking phones and radios(8-track players-HA!). And remember that egg-looking chair with the speakers in it. SOOOO COOL!!!! NEVER GOT TO SIT IN ONE-BUMMER
mark/L.I. - September 24, 2012 - Report this comment
YES it was General Foods.*Definately the BEST food product divised by man. I lick my lips to this day fantasizing about GREAT SHAKES!!!!!!!!! A PLEA to GENERAL FOODS :PLEEEEEEEAAASSEEEEE BRING BACK GREAT SHAKES!!!! I under stand the world is trying to eat healtier I'M NOT THE REST OF THE WORLD! ON my death bed , i hope my parting taste could be a great shake. something to ponder:are there GREAT SHAKES in HEAVEN !
DJRay - October 01, 2012 - Report this comment
The Great Shakes radio commercials were awesome!! Big time rock acts like the Who, Yardbirds, Dusty Springfield, the Happenings all did commercials for them. Remember the song? "Anyplace can be a soda fountain now with Great Shakes yeah Great Shakes..."
Rob K - October 04, 2012 - Report this comment
The Great Shakes jingles keep popping into my head even to this day! They were really good as I remember.
Michelle Richoux - October 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Where can I buy Great Shake????
Rob Lambert - October 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Answering Michelle: GREAT SHAKES was discontinued by General Foods in 1973. Numerous requests to Kraft, GF's successor, to revive GREAT SHAKES have fallen on deaf ears. There have been copycats over the years, but GREAT SHAKES can never be imitated to perfection. Kraft, unfortunately, is not a nostalgia buff.
Jim Bob - November 03, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG! Great shakes were guzzled around my house. They didn't last long. Would anika them from the cabinet and make them on my own, then get scolded for it. It was worth the scolding.
Terry - November 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I thought it was made by Pillsbury. They really were great. I used to drink a couple of them a day. That may be where all the lypomas come from?
Tom San Jose - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Remember them. Loved them. My Mom still uses the brown & tan container to make salad dressings! I wonder if one could concoct a facsimile with a reasonable blend of ovaltine and chocolate milk/hershy's syrup & very cold milk? Shaken in a modern drink container of course.
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Rob Lambert - January 05, 2013 - Report this comment
What the heck does the previous comment have to do with GREAT SHAKES?
Juan - January 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember taking it with toast'em animals for break while in school first grade to be exact I wish (General Foods)Kraft would bring em back they were delicious with shaker and all.
D Smith - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I am always hoping that these will be back in stores. I absolutely loved them, nothing compares to them. I'm not sure who made them but I keep thinking Pillsbury for some reason. There was also a toaster pastry similar to Pop Tarts but much better called Danish Go Rounds that were fantastic. They also disappeared in the late 70's or early 80's.
g. myers - January 27, 2013 - Report this comment
geez, that flavor, I will never forget. I was highly addicted to great shakes and chocks chewable vitamins, I wanna go back now
Rob Lambert - January 27, 2013 - Report this comment
To D Smith: GREAT SHAKES was made by General Foods from 1965 to 1973. Since GF was bought out in 1993, Kraft has shown no interest in reviving it. To g. myers: We'd all like to have a time machine, with those GREAT SHAKES commercials running, and warp back to that time.
R Ripley - February 21, 2013 - Report this comment
D Smith - I do remember Danish Go Rounds! And I loved them! Thanks for that memory.
D Brennan - March 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm not alone, I used to beg my mother not to come home without the chocolate malt Great Shakes. They are a couple of comments speculating as to whether or not carcinogens were part of there make up. Is there any truth/facts to back that up?
DD - July 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Up until a few years ago, my mom (82) still had the shaker - she used it to mix flour and water together when she was making gravy. I loved those shakes, but we had little money for groceries and these great shakes were a true treat! ;)
JQ - July 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I stumbled across the brown shake cup/lid at a Goodwill a few weeks ago. I had to buy it because of the childhood memories I had associated with it. Cost 0.79 and will now proudly sit on a shelf in my kitchen, much like it did in my mom's kitchen when I was growing up.
AndyNY2 - July 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I have fond memories of wildly shaking the shaker any time we were lucky enough to have our mother bring home some shake mix (which, as I recall, wasn't all that often -- it was a special treat). When we couldn't get the real mix anymore, my brother and I would use Quik in the shaker, but that was never the same. Hadn't thought of it in years. I wish I still had that brown shaker with the tan lid. (Congrats to JQ for finding one for 79 cents!)
JON PAUL - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
IF ANYONE HAS A CONTAINER AND LID FOR SALE, PLEASE CALL EMAIL ME ASAP AT jonderungs2003@yahoo.com.au i would greatly appreciate,GREAT MEMORIES!
Sandy - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I still have my brown great shakes cup from the 60's. I remember we used to have it while we watched the Monkeys. I hated it when we could not get it anymore. I thought it was really good. Does anyone know what company made it?
Rob Lambert - August 21, 2013 - Report this comment
General Foods, Sandy. Kraft bought GF in the early '90s, and has yet to show interest in reviving Great Shakes. If I recall, Great Shakes didn't sponsor "The Monkees" during its prime-time NBC-TV run. Sponsors were Kellogg's and Yardley cosmetics.
Jennifer - August 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Still have my Great Shakes shaker, loved them! I thought it was a Hershey's product???? So darn good, wish they would still make them!
Scott Erb - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
In a fit of nostalgia I ordered and just received a shaker via e-bay, paying $36. But it is worth it - I used the shaker for lots of things (including gravy), and still remember how delicious Great Shakes were (esp. chocolate malt). My parents through the shaker away when I was off at college (thinking 'who needs this plastic thing'?) and now thirty years later I finally have another. Alas, the shakes themselves aren't available.
Rob Lambert - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Scott must have got the only shaker Ebay had available. The only other available item is a copy of the GREAT SHAKES SHAKE OUT 2 record for $13. Cardboard sleeve is heavily faded on right side of front, the only image shown. Seller lists it in good condition. I bought mine for $10 in much better shape. The ultimate Great Shakes prize is still yet to be had: Any unopened boxes with shaker and four packets of mix, or the ten-pack of powder mix without shaker, from any of the eight years Great Shakes was distributed!
Earl Artis - October 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I want my GREAT SHAKES back. This was a taste that would have you humming as you were drinking it. That's how great it was. Nothing, but nothing can beat it. It would be worth a fortune in profits if it was recreated.
Sam - November 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Im so glad I found this thread! I have such fond memories of this shake..I can taste it if I put my mind to it- the Malt! I seem to recall Hershey made them as well- I kept the container FOREVER and I think Hershey was embossed on it. I may still have it in the box from the past. Man we had a great childhood!
Diane - January 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I think of these everytime I see some other powdered drink mix. Nothing ever came close - Vanilla was my favorite.
Anna - February 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I was a local thrift store this weekend and just happened upon a vintage Great Shakes shaker for 10 cents!! It brought back such wonderful memories, although I can't say I remember ever tasting the shake packets. I think we must have just used Nestlé Quik. The shaker no doubt brought a smile to many faces, then and now!
Louise - April 05, 2014 - Report this comment
The GREAT SHAKES need to come back. Nothing can compare to that fabulous flavor. Fond memories of that special treat which my siblings remember and loved also.
Janet - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved Great Shakes too! My favorite was the Cherry Vanilla. I hated white milk and it was the only way my mom could get me to drink milk. My mom also had the container for years and years after they weren't around any more.
Rob Lambert - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Janet made a good point! It wasn"t until 1970 that General Foods started experimenting with flavors outside the Great Shakes norm, being chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Unfortunately, There is almost no print or (YouTube) TV ads available from later than 1968, which would have told fans the other flavors that were created before Great Shakes was discontinued in 1973.

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