Food of the Seventies, Oh Boy Submarine Sandwiches

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They came two to the box, wrapped in foil and were found in the freezer section, made up of cheese and meat (not sure what meats)that you heat up in the oven, my question is do you know if they are still found somewhere or a website
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Chris - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these and thought they were called poor boys. Bologna, cheese and maybe salami or peperoni. They were very good and came with a packet of thousand island dressing. I wish they still made them. The microwave made a lot of foods like this disapear
Deanna - December 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I have ben looking for these,too!! These were the BEST in the 70's!!
footballmom104 - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
My mom used to fix these for my brother and me on evenings when she and my dad were going out - I think they were called Poor Boys and they were made my Lawry. We had them once when one of my friends was over and she liked them so much she started having her mom buy them, too.
sandi in utah - June 02, 2010 - Report this comment
They were called Poor Boys, I remember we didnt get them often, when mom and dad were goin to a Cocktail party, u cooked them in the oven and they were GREAT!
Leo - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I was just talking to my 50 year old brother Bobby about the Oh Boy Submarine sandwich... Now understand that in the 1970's frozen food was a real treat for a kid, there were not fast food places on every corner and gas station only sold gas... I would love to pop one in the oven to share with my kids but would probably get a better repsonse from my brother. Looking back is always fun.
smeghead - January 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Been looking for these for darn near 40 years
Dave D. - March 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been looking for 25 years. I guess I'm not alone. Are we sure they quit making them all together? I sure miss them.
shelly in alaska - October 09, 2012 - Report this comment
How crazy, I have been looking for these for years as well!! The closest I have come is in the span alaska catalog, they showed frozen poor boy sandwhiches. I had already made the order when I found them, but have always wondered if they were the real deal.
Liberty Boro - January 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I was one of those kids in the 70's who at school lunch every day - I loved the Oh Boy Sandwiches served on Fridays - they were wrapped in cello and kept hot under HOT lamps!! The Cheese was hot and strechie!! I think that this sandwich was the best thing since Beef Pin wheels! Are there any thoughts or comments about this sandwich out there?
John - January 31, 2013 - Report this comment
It's over! they havent made them since the micro became the rave! bummer!
Colleen - February 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I just sent a link to a site I think may be pretty close to what we all remember. However, it no longer has the foil wrap and it look like a white cheese. (I remember yellow cheese). AdvancePierre Foods seems to be the new maker of these. I can tell you that my Dad bought them all the time in the late 50's for us kids. So, they have a long standing history.
Jesse - April 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Mmmm, one of my favorites as a kid. I remember anxiously waiting for them as they cooked. Never used the dressing, preferred them hot right out of the oven. The closest thing I've had are Cold-Cut Combo's heated from Subway. Not the same but still pretty good.
Morris - January 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Hello. Poor boy came in A red box two frozen about six to eight inches. in clear plastic. there was baloney, salami American cheese. two packets of mayonnaise, mustard. That's it.
Tee - May 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I went to a private school and the only option for school lunches were preheated sandwiches. I remember the Oh-Boy. It was the smaller version of a snawich called the Chuchwagon (we served both). Landshire, sold in fine gas stations everywhere, still makes the Chuckwagon, but not too many places stock that particular sandwich. Go to Landshire website, click on "Our Menu", and selct "Subs". In there, you will find the Chuckwagon.
Mike - September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been craving these for decades. Use to buy them at the store and heat them in the oven. DELICIOUS. Thanks for this web site! Two to a box, wrapped in foil,came frozen. Heated them in the oven, I think for about 20 minutes. I always burnt them, but what the heck. Tasted Great for a young bachelor!
Skidd - September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
For all that love this Sammy we need to request that they start making them if we bug them enough they will make them,they can be heated in a microwave or oven. I already have a call in to the company look at any Oh Boy product for the number
Mike Wolf - December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Where I worked, you couldn't go out and buy lunch. I would buy a box of these Oh Boy Sub Sandwiches, leave them wrapped in foil, on either the dashboard or back ledge of the car (when they had back ledges,) and by time lunch came, the sun would have heated these enough so that the cheese had melted. If it were particularly cold, I open the hood, set them on the top of the intake manifold, and let the engine run until it warmed up. That would be enough to finish defrosting the sandwiches, and melt the cheese. They were cheap, substantial, and well worth the money. I cannot imagine why some frozen food company hasn't paid attention to these posts, and duplicated this product. It would be a great seller. I'd still buy them today.
Cheryl K. - February 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved them they were really good,wish they still made them for a change of pace
Segio V - April 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember u can just buy cold cuts and cheese and make your own heated up in the oven....otherwise the modern day version of these is called "Hot Pockets".
jim - September 20, 2015 - Report this comment
They were definitely a babysitter food. Loved them.
Rickruel - January 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I still remember the toasted bun with a different meats on the inside and cheese I used to dress them up can anybody find them now
Kb - February 28, 2016 - Report this comment
LKD - March 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I definitely remember these sandwiches, and they were a favorite of mine back in the 60's. We always had them when our parents were going out to dinner (guess because they were so easy to fix), and despite the fact that I was never happy when my mom and dad were going out to dinner without us kids, I looked forward to these special sandwiches and savored every bite! Sure wish they still made them!
Mary - April 09, 2016 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one one this earth that loved them! After swimming on a hot summer day they were the best. Everytime I order a sandwich I still think of them. Along with the smell of sea&ski that was a summer day. What happen to sea@ski?
Jerry A. - November 14, 2016 - Report this comment
My dad and I used to eat the Lawry's version of these together in the 1970's. I remember them being in a foiled paper wrapper, two to a box. Part of my childhood I miss too.
Kevin - November 26, 2016 - Report this comment
My Mom used to buy these all the time. They were usually a late night snack on weekends. I can still recall the smell as they were cooking in the oven. For some reason the TV show Hogan's Heroes reminds me of the Poor Boy Sandwiches, not because of the Hero name, but because one late Saturday night that show was on in reruns and my Mom cooked them and we ate them as we were watching that show. Good memories. I sure wish they still made them.
Rob Lambert - November 26, 2016 - Report this comment
Along with Lawry's (1971-81, national brand), a local Ohio company also sold Oh Boy! Farm Boy! frozen subs (1962-80). While on CBS-TV, "Hogan's Heroes" had three primary sponsors: Philip Morris (until 1970), P&G and Kellogg's. It's possible that Lawry's subs may have advertised during the final season, but more likely, in syndication. The few network kinescopes in my collection go up to 1967.
Roland Propst - February 09, 2017 - Report this comment
I still have a craving for those Lawry's frozen subs, or whatever they called called them. They were best when nice and crispy. The flavor of seasoning must be nearly impossible to replicate. How I wish I could experience them again. It's like an all-time favorite restaurant that went out of business 30 yrs ago
Pam - September 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I would love to find a recipe!
Brian Link - December 16, 2017 - Report this comment
I've been trying to figure out what the sub was that my big brother used to buy in the '70s. I asked that question in an online forum, and one person mentioned "Oh Boy". It was wrapped in a foil package, because nobody had a microwave back then. I think I remember him calling it a "poor boy". There was a distinctive, cross-hatch marking on the bottom of the bun.
Cindy - December 19, 2017 - Report this comment
I was just searching poor boy soundwich and this site popped up. In the early 70's at the pool hall in town they served the best poor boys. Bologna, salami, american cheese, mayo, mustard and a little sweet relish. They were in a soft hoggie bun and steam pressed. So good. I expermented and mircowaved one 20 seconds then pressed it down after heating. So good.
Stacie - January 14, 2018 - Report this comment
We need to convince them of how popular they would be! My whole family is craving and wanting these!!

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