Food of the Seventies, Piccadilly Circles

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These were like mini-pizzas, except they had cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella, and maybe bacon bits on them..maybe it was the 60's..but people I ask have only very vague memories of them, but I know we were like, addicted to them on Friday nights, and Saturday afternoons.(That's how ong they lasted after food shopping on a Friday night !!
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DeanR - October 10, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG!!! I can't believe someone else remembers this product! I remember the tv commercial very well....starring Abigail Van Buren (a/k/a Dear Abby), who spoke with a very sibilant "S". When she spoke the line "one of the toughest questions i've ever been asked has come from my own husband and teenaged son. What's new for snacks or lunch?", I would laugh uncontrollably on the floor (ok, I was 10 at the time, so forgive me).
Ed Infinitum - October 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I seem to remember a very Carnaby Street/Cockney girl riding a double-decker bus around London with an upbeat, jazzy version of "Rule Brittania" playing in the background, chirping something like "Piccadilly Circles - it's the little English muffin with a MEAL on top!"
Ted - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Just saw a freezer stocked with 'em on an early 70s episode of Let's Make A Deal and laughed aloud. Had to look on the Internet to see if anyone remembered them. They were from, I think, "Checkerboard" - perhaps this was Ralston/Purina's human-chow division...?
Michelle - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
My dad worked nights and so my mother would let my sister and I have the kids of meals we liked when dad wasn't there to insist on 'meat and potatoes!" We loved, loved, loved Piccadilly Circles. I have looked for them since and they don't exist. Our large food storage freezer always had a supply!
Jeff - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I have wondered about these things for years. It was a weekend treat for us at TV time. Thanks for the memories!
Sylvia - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I just wish they would bring them back or supply the recipe so we could make them at home. My sister and I were also addicted to them.
kent - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these things! they came in two flavors I can remember. a swiss with ham and a chedder and ham with a hint of mustard. after school treat that could not be beat. somebody has to start making these again. and big john's beans!
Larry - August 29, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG - i can't believe I've finally found another person who remembers these! - I would ROAR at the commercial - when my son and husband come home from work and school and say "hey mom, what's new for schnacks and lunch - picadilly shircles - a hot hearty meal on an englisshhhh muffin - LOL
sparklesquid - December 18, 2011 - Report this comment
there were 2 versions. 1 was chedder cheese/ham and the other (my fav) was a white sauce/ham. somebody who wins the lottery must recreate the foods from the 70s. I loved these things and still will. bring them back
Rainy Day Girl - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I was so hoping to find that classic commercial with Dear Abby in it. I think she got new dentures for the taping of the commercial and could not ssshhhpeak with them in her mouth. It was hilarious. In our family we still say " What's for ssshhhnacks?"
Jean - June 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved these,and have been trying to find them for some time now. Can almost still taste the ones with the hint of mustard. Can't believe they quit making them. :(
Phil - June 19, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG! I can't believe so many people remember these little discs of Wonderfulness! I used to live in the States, grew up there and grew up on these but they were short lived if I remember correctly! I now live in London England and I had told my Husband about these and he had NO idea what I was speaking about LOL! If anyone gets the recipie or finds they are making them, I would pay good money! I tried recreating them on my own, but there was just a "Certain" flavor that is really indescribable to others that never had the pleasure! We need a Piccadilly Circle FaceBook Fan page! I would set on up but I'm not a techie LOL!
Lin - July 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I just had a taste for Picadilly Circles from waaay back when. The cheese, ham and mustard (really simple stuff) was the perfect lunch or snack. I searched Picadilly Circles, and what do you know! Lots of other people with exquisite taste! I don't remember another flavor. What was it? Had to be good though. We need these back, cause nothing else comes close.
dawn - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Make your own. Spam, Velveeta, onions allchopped well. Put on hamburger bun halves and bake in oven.
annette - January 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved picadilly circles. I used to go with my girlfriend to stay with her grandma for two weeks out of the summer and we would always have them. Been trying to find them for years. Please someone bring them back!
Rich - May 15, 2016 - Report this comment
Saw them on a old episode of Let's make a deal
Diane - May 12, 2017 - Report this comment
I finally found people who remember these...but I'm pretty sure there was a flavor that was Turkey and Cheddar (aka Turkey Devonshire) used to love them browned a little on top... never have found anything similar wish they would make a comeback.
Paul - September 30, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember Piccadilly Circles being one of the repeat menu items in school grades K-12. The version the Pouder School district in Ft Collins Colorado used to serve us in the 70's and early 80's was basically an open faced hamburger bun, topped with a sloppy joe mixture, then shredded mozzarella & cheddar cheese was on top, then baked in the oven on large cookie sheets...delicious, I still love them and make them at home to this day!

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