Food of the Seventies, Pizza Spins

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Pizza Spins might have been the Bugles Corn Crisps side kick. At least I remember that the 2 boxes were always side by side at the IGA grocery store. These were round, pizza-flavored crisps. They looked like a wheel with spokes or like a round pizza with slices cut out.
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R Stacy - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm not crazy! Finally validation that these really did exist! I LOVED them!
mrstan - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Who made these things? I loved these as a child. Can we find the owners to see if they still make the pizza spins?
C Lynn - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, Pizza spins DID exist!! I remember them fondly! I thought they were the best snack ever when I was little. Not sure who made them. Maybe Nabisco.
cfc - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember Pizza Spins. My Grandfather always had them at his house for me. Probably the late 60's or early 70's. I actually e-mailed the company (General Mills) about them a couple of years ago... no go on the re-make.
Rob - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes!! Validation! Few people seem to remember them, but Pizza Spins were my favorite snack to eat while watching U.F.O. and Space 1999 on my portable, red-plastic, black-n-white TV!!!!
Jg - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Out of the blue the other day, I remembered Pizza Spins. Anyone know what company made them? Maybe we can bring them back. I loved 'em. I miss them... I WANT THEM!
k-ro - June 06, 2008 - Report this comment
My grandmother and I used to eat these ALL the time while watching the Flip Wilson Show and Laugh-In. They were around in the late 60s and early 70s, and then disappeared. Heard Chex Mix pizza flavor tastes just like them, but haven't tried it yet!
Biggie T - June 22, 2008 - Report this comment
O my God YES. I loved those. PLEASE...let's start a petition to bring them back!!!!
Chris Duers - July 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow - this is great - we used to buy them at the IGA near my grandmother's house on the cape during summer visits - not many folks seem to remember them but they were the snack food BOMB! I remember feeling totally crestfallen when finally one summer they vanished, and all there was left were some boxes of Bugles on the shelf...
WC - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, I remember this General Mills snack very fondly! That had a great spicy Pizza flavor to them. I will send copy of all these comments to General Foods and see if we can change their minds about REintroduction. I bet 1000's remember these and would BUY them again - if they were the same taste. Please everyone - Leave more comments....
WC - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
By the way, Pizza Spins came out about 1968 (taken off market - 1975). Bugles, Whistles & Dasies were all introduced together in: April 1966. Dasies were the first to bite the dust, then Whistles. Bugles, of course are still with us! >Pizza-licious PRINGLES are the closest thing currently available to Pizza Spins...
Bearasaur - August 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember Pizza Spins and would love to be able to buy them again. They were one of my favorite treats as a Kid. Wish they would come back!
Kelly - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved pizza spins but not as much as my sister. She loves them more than anybody. They were sold at our neighbor Lawson. Pizza Spins were the bestest ever snack food.
Keith - August 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved them !! I remember them being really tasty along with a snack called BBQ Vittles ! I always wonder why they take something off the market that people really like ?
Mary Jayne - September 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I thought I imagined pizza spins.I used to sneak the box to my room, with my purple passion soda,& eat them all!! I want more!
LEE ANN - September 04, 2008 - Report this comment
WHAT CAN I SAY THAT YA'LL HAVEN'T ALREADY THEY WERE AWESOME.I MEAN THINK ABOUT IT ALL THESE PEOPLE REMEMBER A SNACK FOOD AND THE OUTSTANDING FLAVOR FROM 30 YEARS AGO, THAT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT AN IMPRESSION THEY MADE THEN AND WOULD AGAIN IF REINTRODUCED, COME ON GENERAL MILLS GIVE IT A CHANCE !!!!!!!!!!!
Brent - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Man, I loved those. Haven't had them since I was a child but still miss the flavor. I can't think of a pizza snack that even comes close, or is as good (from what I remember). If General Mills were to bring them back, I hope they make them exactly the same.
gail - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't believe how many people actually remember these. The only two snacks that even come close are Bugles Nacho Flavor and Pepperidge Farms Pizza Flavored Goldfish crackers. I will definitely email General Mills to revive this awesome snack.
YooHoo - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I can still taste these in my mind even tho I last had them at age 9. These really left a HUGE impression. And I recall that dark green box. I have craved them thru the years since. I would buy them if they came back - I'd break my "no junk food" rule.
dave - September 28, 2008 - Report this comment
thry used to be my favorite along with the original taco flavored doritos. I used to eat them while watching love american style, lost in space and name of the game. I can't believe general mills took them off the shelf.
Lisa - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
OK..OK..I tried a new (well, to me) cracker from Nabisco. A co-worker gave me some of her Wheat-thins Sun-dried Tomato and Basil. I flashed back to the 70's and those wonderful Pizza Spins! If you want to get a pretty close version, try these Wheat-thins!!! I told my husband about them but he wasn't sure if he remembered them or not. I grew up in central Illinois and I loved them!!! Why did they quit making them when all of us loved them so much? I remember the box and the foil lining! Try these Wheat-thins, though, until General Mills gets wise!
Dale - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I use to eat a box at a time. Greatest junk food on earth.
Laura - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh hells yeah, I remember Pizza Spins. I didn't actually remember the name, but I can picture them in my mind and I remember the taste very clearly. They were so far superior to Bugles it's not even funny. Why would they ditch those and keep Bugles? That is all kinds of wrong. The only thing I have ever had since them that came close was an Israeli snack called Bisli that comes in a pizza flavor.
Liz - January 14, 2009 - Report this comment
They were yummy!! Wish I could have some now.
Jean - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't believe I found you guys! Pizza Spins were my FAVORITE and I do remember them next to Bugles in the Red Owl grocery store here in St. Paul, MN. Were they shaped like an old west wagon wheel with spokes? I'm 46, miss them and want them back! Hey, anyone remember the cereal Ka-Boom, shaped like clown faces?
Cari - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Pizza Spins and would buy them in bulk if they came back. I also grew up in Minnesota and remember them in the Red Owl.
Susan - February 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Count me in! I think about them often. I'm 45 and grew up in North Dakota. Forgot about the Red Owl but have been unable to forget pizza spins. The Pizzalicious Pringles are the closest thing I've found but I will definitely try the other recommendations. I will start a group on facebook if I can figure out how.
Susan - February 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I started a facebook group "We miss Pizza Spins" Join if you want http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=63783138668&ref=mf
Susan - February 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Another snack that reminds me of pizza spins called Clancy's Nacho Rings. Unlike Bissli, which is expensive to get here in the US, Nacho Rings are available at the low-price store Aldi for slightly more than $1 for a 7 ounce bag. They are corn-based, a little more "airy" than Pizza Spins. The nacho flavor is tastes more like pizza spins than nacho, in my opinion. I just imagine I'm eating Pizza Spins when I have them.
Rich - February 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in central Pa. and we used to eat these things by the box. I still crave these from time to time. Who was the genious that decided to quit making these? One of the best snacks ever!!
Mike - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow!!! great to hear so many others remember the good stuff from the 70's. I had a flashback this morning at work with a craving, but could not remember the name of the snack. thanks for the wonderful memories you all.
Connie - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister and I used to go to Grandma's for the weekend..every Saturday she's make a Chef Boyardee pizza, and serve it with Pizza Spins & Chocolate milk on TV trays for supper, and we'd watch Lost In Space. The best of times ever.
Steve - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in White Bear Lake MN, and you all are my long lost brothers and sisters! I LOVED this snack, and would go with my father to the local Red Owl or Applebaum's grocery stores on Saturday mornings. I would eat the whole box watching cartoons and finish it off before noon. They were so good my kids can taste them when I talk about it.
Andrew - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
We used to get this snack every now and then. They were my hands down favorite. If you're looking for a similar taste, I just discovered the Fisher Pizza Balls (Real Cheese Flavor) is fairly reminiscent.
Robin - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Pizza Spins too! I wrote to General Mills a few years back about making them again and they said no. I used to eat a whole box on Friday nights while watching "Fantasmic Features" here in the Boston area. I wash it back with some Orange Crush. They were the best and always will be. I am 55 and can still taste them. Bring them back and no one will get hurt - haha!
Sharon - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins NOOOOO way!!! I want some again and some dippy canoes. Come on General Mills!!!!! Show us snack lovers some love.
sue - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Just today I was telling my daughter about how much I loved pizza spins as a kid. She, of course had no idea what I was talking about. She is only 24 and I read on here they were discontinued 34 years ago. Now I feel really old! I also would love to see Pizza spins come back. They were so darned good !!!! I have a brother that works at General Mills. I'll see if he can put a good word in for us old timers that love Pizza Spins !!!! LOL
toni - July 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I was beginning to think NO one would remember Pizza Spins. I had the name wrong, calling them Pizza Wheels. But I TOTALLY remember Bugels being right by them on the shelf. LOVED those things.
David - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins were definitely a great snack and the best of that particular line of snacks from that era. They were also available and popular in the South. Hey, in this economy, if General Mills wants to be cocky and not respond to obvious interest, let them go for it! Maybe the recession hasn't reached them.
Sandy - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Man and I thought I was the only one craving these things!!! Wish they would bring them back!! They were AWESOME!!!!
mARK - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
No one believes me that these did indeed exist. The 4 boxes were green for Pizza Spins, blue for Whistles, yellow for Daisies, and of course red for Bugles. I loved 'em all. However in this day and age of money money money they will never bring them back. General Mills unfortunately is probably run by someone too young to care about these real pieces of American history and nostalgia.
Bonnie - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes! I remember these Pizza Spins. My cousins always had them (along with Bugles) at their house but my Mom never bought them. The Pepperidge Farm Pepperoni flavored Gold Fish taste similar. BTW, does anyone remember Chipos?
suzanne fabrizio - October 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Pizza spins were the best snack ever made. I think if general mills wants to make some money they will bring them back.I think people should start a protest.
Liam - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED these when I was a very young kid. I also can still taste them in my mind after 30 years. LOL I wish whoever made them would do it again.
Tony - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Who would have thought that when asked about your best childhood memories it would be Pizza Spins! Please bring them back!
Steve - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
As a child my sister and I would watch made for TV scary movies like "Don't be Afraid of the Dark" and "The Cat Creature" and Dracula movies while eating Pizza Spins. We loved them, and each other. We still reminisce about Pizza Spins.
Craig - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
We need to continue to ask General Mills to bring Pizza Spins back. No other snack even compares.
tammy - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
i love pizza spins, we need them back, was just thinking about them and thought i would look it up.
Dan Hoagy - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
i started eating them when i was 9 & 10 yrs old. i am 48 will be 49 in about 2 wks away yes i do remember them as well. i could eat some right now. general mills did manufacture this product. anyone remember other snacks general mills manufactured the list is as follows whistles hotches bows daisies etc etc etc. chipsters that was nabisco that manufactured these
Susan - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Pizza Spins. I used to eat them as a child and would for my teenagers to have them available to eat now. My kids think I am crazy because I talk about good they are. Those were the days!!
Lynette - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Of the three snacks, Daisies were my favorite, and I could swear they were in a bright green box and the Pizza Spins were in a red box. Bugles were my least favorite, so, of course they are still available. Is this democracy????!!!
Kimmy - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I was thinking of these the other day and no one really remembers them, so I thought that I was crazey and decided to google them. I can't believe that there are others out there that loved them too!!!!! You would just open the box and they had a certain yummy smell. They were the best snack of the 70's. When I used to have my slumber parties they were definaely one of the must have snacks!!!!!
John - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm crying brothers and sisters. Wish I had some!!
Becky - April 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss these snacks too. Some of the stuff you get now just don't compare. Besides Pizza Spins, my favorite was a snack called "Chipsters" and another one called corn diggers. Does anyone remember them??
Dawn - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED these things. I have not had anything like them since. They had a distinct flavor, texture, and look. Why oh why wont they bring them back. Let me relive my childhood one more time.
Cheryl - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I could remember eating some round snack that tasted like pizza...everybody thought I was crazy. I just happened to ask my dad yesterday and he said yeah you loved them they were Pizza Spins...I loved them and wish they would bring them back. I am always looking for a snack that reminds me of them.
Scott - April 29, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW reading all of these msg brings back memories. I loved these things and would eat them right now! Haven't found anything like them since! Must be why I love pizza now! LOL
AL - April 29, 2010 - Report this comment
They were my favorite as a kid. Wish they would make them again. My son bought a bag of these potato puffed chips with spicy pepper flavor tonight and I got a flashback as soon as I tasted them. So I googled pizza spins and found this site. Maybe we can get enough posts to bring them back
yvonne - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
If you really want Pizza Spins back you should do like I did and go to General Mills website and contact them with your request to bring them back. If enough of us contact them, maybe they'll give us what we want!
Dennis - May 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Man I wish they'd bring them back...just like the rest of the posts, I loved those things! I also remember a chip...I think they were actually called 'Bacos' and looked like a puffed up fake piece of bacon, and were around at the same time as Pizza Spins.
Lei - July 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Haven't thought of Pizza Spins in years(which I, like an earlier commenter, thought were called "pizza wheels"). I tried the new Townhouse italian herb flatbread crackers and WHAM! Instant flashback. A good substitute for your Pizza Spin cravings until GM is convinced to bring them back.
Dean - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins were definitly the best of the General Mills snack family. I never tried Daisies, I don't think they were available in Canada, but I remember Whistles. Pizza Spins if my memory serves me would probably have been oat based like Cheerios. The flavouring was superior, I mean I can still remember them after 40 years!! It boggles the mind that Bugles, the greasiest of them all remains. I guess they must be cheap to make.
Emily W - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved Pizza Spins. I remember that they were very popular back in the 70's. Wish they they were still available!
Wes - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Here is the response from General Mills to my request to bring back Pizza Spins: Dear Valued Consumer: Thank you for contacting General Mills. We are sorry you encountered so much difficulty in attempting to find the product you were looking for. Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued and is no longer available. While many of our consumers did enjoy this product, it wasn′t as successful as we had anticipated. We regret any inconvenience this caused and hope you continue to enjoy the many other products we offer. Sincerely, Gwyn Walters Consumer Services No kidding Gwen, we know they have been "discontinued" like 35 years ago.I think you ought to discontinue Bugles and reinstate Pizza Spins.
Rae - August 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the Pizza Spins very well ~ they were my Favorite Snack! I really wish they would bring them back.
Celeste - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
We used to call them Pizza Wheels. They were so awesome, unique and fun to eat. Would love to see them come back into production. We need to bring back the good ole snacks that America grew up on!!!!
Barry - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved these as a kid. They came in a box and were sold alongside Bugles and another General Mills snack kind of like cheese puffs called Cheese Whistles.
Gail - October 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I so miss these! I was talking about them today w/ someone who had no clue what I was talking about! I wish I could remember the pizza flavored snack she told me about! Still eat Pizza Rolls!!
Gail - October 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I just remembered while I was looking at another site discussing Pizza Spins - Goldfish pizza flavor. I sure hope I remember when I'm at the store, I am old now :)
Bob - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Now more than ever this country needs these snacks. GM, Please bring back Pizza Spins, Daisies and Whistles. This would be a goldmine.
mrstan - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I too have fond memories of early childhood at my grandparetnts house eating pizza spins... It was probably the first snack food that I was introduced to at the early age that I was. I wonder if the flavor was really that good as we all seem to remember though or if the nastalgia makes the sensation heightened though. I have found that sometimes memories of a taste or smell get exagerated over time and we build it up like telling a tale seems to grow. I just remember that those were the greatest flavor that I can remember, but I wonder if it is associated with my grandparents that makes it so desirable? I wish I had some to experiment and see the comparison...
Scott - October 26, 2010 - Report this comment
If we don't bring back Pizza Spins, the terrorists have won. I remember them fondly too, and I found this site while looking for information on whether they'd been made available again. For whatever it's worth, I just submitted a comment to General Mills asking them whether they could be persuaded to revive the product.
Annie - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
LOVED Pizza Spins, we used to eat them while watching a program called Creature Feature!! That's cool that so many people remember them. I also liked Chipsters.
Brenda - November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved, loved, loved Pizza Spins. If so many people loved them, why did they take them off the market???!!!!!
Gordon - November 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I was born in '63 and I remember my Aunt, who was a Senior in 1970, used to snack on these whenever. Yeah, they were great tasting! :-9 Yummy! I, too, have thought it'd be awesome to have them back. And, I also have found that most pizza snacks of today do not compare. Come on, GM, move it!
Dave - January 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Friday nights, eating Pizza Spins with a bottle of Coke and watching Gomer Pyle. These days, I could live without Gomer Pyle, but I do miss Pizza Spins. Whistles were good too.
becca - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved pizza spins. and fudgetown cookies, and goucho cookies, and glass bottles of coke, and pepsi in bottles, my grandma always had fudge town cookies and gouchos, but pizza spins were great. i want this stuff back too...
Snack Lover - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Bring back PIZZA SPINS!!! I think you should try it again, I believe you'ld be surprise how the younger generation ,and older as well, would love this product.
Dave - February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Why is it that they take all the good stuff off the market and leave the crap. TV is the same way. There used to be some good TV shows on the air. Now it's those darned reality shows.
Tina - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I love and miss pizza spins! My sister and I mention how we miss them. I was online today searching to see if they were available and found this string of comments. You'd think General Mills would read this and do something. Has anyone reached out to them?
Amboy - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to watch my brother's football games while reclining on the hood of our Brady Bunch station wagon...eating pizza spins. Please General Mills, take us back to those simpler times!!!
Wayne - May 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Has anyone heard back from General Mills? Me and Brother used to open a box of Pizza Spins and watch late night Sci-Fi movies on saturday night...wish i could share these with my kids!
Charlene - May 20, 2011 - Report this comment
In the late 1960's I spent a summer at my girlfriend's cottage on a lake and I swear we ate a box everyday. They were delicious and addicting. I still get cravings for them
Jodi - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Me too! I remember and wish for Pizza Spins - I, too, thought they were Pizza Wheels. Voting here at AZ to bring back the great stuff = Pizza Spins! Thank you. :)
Liz - May 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been thinking about these for YEARS!!! I loved them. I was searching under Pizza Wheels! Maybe if enough people request them, General Mills will re-introduce!!
St THC - June 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Just today I tasted a Pizza Dorito, and longed for a Pizza Spin. That led me here. I too miss the delectable snack known formerly as Pizza Spins. If I were asked at the age of 5 what my favorite food was, it surely would have been Pizza Spins. Although Bugles were a sister snack, the Pizza Spin had a texture more like Funyuns. A perfect mix. Damn you, General Mills, for depriving the public of the delecacy you created! Give US what we want!
Sue - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins were my all time favorite snack. I talk about these all the time and really wish that they would make a come back!
Cindy - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins, Dip in a Chip, and Red Owl Stores.............Oh the Good Old Days. 43 years old and still longing for a taste of the past!!
Lavonna - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I can still taste those Pizza Spins.My brother and I use to watch Dark Shadows and eat them. General Mills please bring them back.
Bob - December 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I was just asking my girlfriend if she remembered pizza spins, googled them and ended up here. IT'S NOT JUST ME! I Loved them too, wish I could buy some tomorrow. Thanks for all the info.
Kathy - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
yupper....Pizza spins were GREAT !!!!!! I do miss them also. We also used to have both the bugles and the spins.......oh to be that young again!!!!!!
Liz - January 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I crave them all the time!!!!! Bring them back!!
Liz - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
OK, I found a product that reminds me of that taste from when I was a kid, but just a bit spicier. In fact as I was eating them, I was trying to remember the name of those little round pizza wheels my mom used to buy us, which brought me to this link. They are made by Nathan's and are called Chili Cheese Crunchy Crinkle Fries.
nancy - January 28, 2012 - Report this comment
big bang therory had some kind of snack that looked similar on the show last week, I miss these snacks too and was looking for them too again. surprised at the amount of people missing them too.
Gail - February 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Pizza Spins also!!!!!! No one in my family except my sister and I can remember them. Of course we were the ones who were so crazy about them. I was so shocked to find this site! I can't believe how many others remember them also. I would love for these to be be made available again the kids in my family would think they were awesom too!!!!!!!!!!!
dato - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
i am about to make a post that will make you all jealous. by dumb luck, my family was a general mills test family for bugles, daisies, and pizza spins. with four kids in 1965, we were the perfect cross sample. my brother, sisters and i loved them all!
dato - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
by the way, in those white test boxes, pizza spins were labeled, WHEELS.
mark - February 26, 2012 - Report this comment
i was just telling my mom about pizza spins today.its been so long,we called them pizza wheels.they were my all time favorate snack.nothing today compares with them.is there any way general mills can bring them back.they would probably make a great profit,im just saying!
Lou - March 11, 2012 - Report this comment
General Mills brought out Pizza Spins, Daisies, Cheese Whistles, and Bugles all around the late 60's. I remember Bert Lahr doing their commercials when they first came out. My favorite was Pizza Spins, then Cheese Whistles. I never thought Daisies nor Bugles were that great. It's too bad my favorites fell by the wayside. There has never been a more tastier pizza flavored snack than Pizza Spins. Whistles as well were one of the tastiest cheese snacks ever. What was General Mills thinking when they stopped making them, but kept Bugles?!?!?!?
Skip Wiley - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Pizza Spins. There were my favorite snack food in those days. A bonus was finding the occasional lump of pizza flavoring in the bag.
Sally - April 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I was just asking my in-laws who are from the east coast (me from illinois) if they had ever heard of whistles. They never had. I got the biggest craving for them.I have never found ANYTHING to compare! After finding this site, I remembered pizza spins. I , also thought they were pizza wheels.
David - May 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins were the first indication that I had of the truism - "Everything that I like in stores goes away!" Where are the snack crackers of that time? I remeber ther being a large selection of chip alternatives back then. I went into the US Army in October of '74, could not find Pizza Spins in the PX's on post at Fort Knox, was transferred to my permanent duty station in Germany the beginning of '75- still no luck. Then ran into one box at a PX in a training area of Hohenfels Germany. I was ecstatic! But someone had opened the box & munched about half, then put it back on the shelf! That was the last box of Pizza Spins I ever saw.
Jason - May 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Why doesnt every single person like myself who really misses pizza spins do something. Every one of you start to write a little email to general mills and beg that they bring them back. How can they say no to profit with this economy when thousands of emails come in. There are tons of places all over the Internet with people who want these back so let's all try to make it happen
Rob Lambert - May 22, 2012 - Report this comment
To everyone who wants Pizza Spins back: You gotta contact General Mills...they made 'em, along with Daisys, Whistles, Bugles (which are back), Buttons and Bows. Yeah, it's been forty years since Pizza Spins disappeared. Most probably forgot which company made 'em.
Cristin - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I would love to buy Pizza Spins!!! I recently tried the Wheat Thins Tomato Basil crackers and was reminded of the Pizza Spins I ate as a kid. I loved the taste and texture of these snacks. I certainly agree with all the comments above that this snack would be enjoyed by many consumers.
Jan - June 12, 2012 - Report this comment
General Mills obviously doesn't listen to consumers, so why bother contacting them? The consumer services rep stated about Pizza Spins, "it wasn′t as successful as we had anticipated." Yet the product was around for 8 years or so! If it was so unsuccessful, why not discontinue the product much, much sooner? They're a bunch of nitwits with Pizza Spins for brains -- most of whom have probably never even tried them. And they probably lost the receipe. They are the best snack food. Ever.
Scott Reutter - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember eating Pizza Spins as a child, they were the best bar none. I tell my wife when we are at the store that I am going to the snake Isle to look for Pizza Spins, She just rolls her eyes. Well, it's wishfull thinking they might be on the shelf again some day, I'm still going to look for them in the snake isle, I sure miss them.
Rob Kabob - July 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Whistles were my favorite...man I miss those. Once we got into the store we would take off down the snack isle...find a box and open them and start chowing down...our mom would have to by 2 boxes then!
bob - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
pizza spins & pepsi spending the weekends @ my aunt & uncles. those were the good old days!
Rob - September 02, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG - I have been looking for years - the craving just does not go away after 30+ years! These were the greatest snack EVER. Now I'm 52 - 4 kids and none of them had the pleasure to taste these treats! How can it be we all remember these things? That is so bizarre...hmmm...bring them back General Mills - fats, salt, and whatever all else was in them!
dave - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I can't understand why General Mills, or whoever owns the rights, doesn't bring some of these back, even if only for a limited time. I'd buy a bunch of boxes of Pizza Spins and a lot of other junk foods from my childhood, given the chance, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who would!
Maggie - September 21, 2012 - Report this comment
i was just thinking about pizza spins and i googled them and landed here. luckily i was the youngest of 6 and most of my siblings were already moved out so i didn't have to share. i loved them!
Karen - September 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I am constantly looking for anything close to my long gone beloved Pizza Spins - I remember them at my grandparents house - Bugles red box and Pizza Spins in green. Today I was getting snacks for the football game and I came across TGIFriday's Pizza Chips - pretty darn close! Crunchy, pizza-y, salty. Worth a short for all of us who long for our Pizza Spins - I bought them, of all places - at the Dollar Store (Dollar Tree)!
John - October 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Pizza Spins. Had to share with siblings... but I was used to that. Very sad when they disappeared from the shelves of the store. I have never found their equal, although someone said that the kid's Chex Mix pizza is good. I'll try it. Not too hopeful.
Randy - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Please Bring them Back. I went thru them a box at a time from H.S. thru college. Couldn't eat just a half box, had to finish it. Also I agree with a previous poster that it was an extra treat to find lumps of pizza flavoring in the box. True heaven.
midwestern born - October 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Along with the rest of you, I love these treats growing up. Can still taste them, just like you can. Occasionally I run across a snack with a similar flavor, but nothing replaces them. Perhaps GM could bring them back as a seasonal item like those halloween cereals that were written about in the Wall Street Journal last week! We could all stock up for each year! Somebody in Marketing...go get a job at GM and sell this proposal!
K - January 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Seems that most of us on this board are in our 40s/50s and remember Pizza Spins from childhood. If General Mills says they weren't profitable back then, it was probably because, as children, we had no income. Now that we are (much) older we could buy them for ourselves, with lots of profit for General Mills, if they were made available.
Gordon D G - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
My Aunt had a box of Pizza Spins, in 1969 or 1970, around that time. They were very delicieux! There is a snack available (at BIG LOTS) that, to me, tastes very similar to the Pizza Spins, and it's "Herr's DEEP DISH PIZZA Cheese Curls". They are very CLOSE. :-9
Scott From Western N.C. - February 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Pizza "wheels" spins. Wow! Just out of the blue tonight, the ole' spin craving hit me! Got curious and wondered about their demize. Found this posting. I just turned 47. I can remember watching, "Wonderful World of Disney", then, "All In The Family", then throwing the empty box in the trash, (after completly licking the foil liner clean!) I do not eat junk food at all now. Seriously, I eat as healthy as anyone I know. But, bring back pizza spins, and I will gladly buy larger britches!! The 60's - 70's, wonderful innocent times... Glad I lived during this "happy" period. No wonder I used to love to watch, "The 70's show". Remember when they all ate "space dust?" Haha... Would'nt Pizza spins and a "Frosty" be good about now......
tami - February 11, 2013 - Report this comment
We should start a like at general mills on Facebook maybe we can get them back.
Jo - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember my brother and I raiding the cabinets for the Pizza Wheels (I swear that is what they were called). Bugles were my least favorite too, but we would wear the Bugles on our fingertips, eat the Pizza Wheels and then bite our Bugle "fingernails" off when they were coated witht he Pizza Wheel flavor!
Kate - March 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I was just at my desk wondering "what were those little pizza wheels I used to eat as a kid. Then on BING I typed in Pizza Wheels and found this......All these people remember the goodness of a simple snack that was discontinued. I wish they would bring them back.
Colleen - March 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I was thinking about these tasty snacks this morning and I decided to see if there was anything about them online. I have to smile while reading all the posts. If they would make a pizza flavored popchips it could be close. I can still remember the taste and it makes my mouth water.
mike - March 30, 2013 - Report this comment
we want pizza spins, we want pizza spins
CHRIS - April 05, 2013 - Report this comment
The greatest snack food ever.
Regina - April 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I was a little girl when I enjoyed Pizza Spins. When you can, so vividly, remember the taste of a snack 38 years after it was taken off the market, you know that snack was the best!
Kirk - April 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I was just thinking about Pizza Spins today and decided to see if I really remembered them the way I thought I did. By reading the posts here tonight...I was right on the money. Wish they'd bring those back as well as "Doo Dads" snack mix.
Gabby - April 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I couldn't remember the name, but I remember eating this snack as a child in the late 60's
Harvey - June 01, 2013 - Report this comment
The greatest pizza snack ever. The taste had to be too much competition for someone. Otherwise General Mills or whoever would heed all these comments!
Belle - July 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Had some Chex Mix "with Italian seasonings" the other day and was instantly hurtled back to the memory of Pizza Spins. My mom used to buy them for our camping trips. They must have been good for me to remember them after, what, 40 years??!!??
Mag - August 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved, loved, loved Pizza Spins! At 'em at my grandma and grandpa's house. Bring 'em back!
Cher - October 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved pizza spins and would give anything to have that taste sensation back. I have never found anything close to that wonderful pizza flavor.
Ed - October 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Tell GM to listen to its customer base and reissue Pizza Spins.....it will help out their stock price!
Jim - December 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I blundered upon a snack that is close. Osem is the brand. Bissli is the snack and pizza is the flavor. They are from Isreal. I found them in the Discounted section of my local Krogers.
Josie - December 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I thought I dreamt pizza Spins, they really do exist. Bring them back they were the best!! Nobody but me remembered them, then I had to make sure I wasn't imagining this snack until I googled them. Now I can rest my mind. Mmmmm good
Annette - January 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I use to call them "pizza wheels". I remember the taste so clearly. I tried a "Triscuit w/roasted tomato & olive oil" and it brought that flavor back . Just has a little stronger flavor but very close.
H - January 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins were awesome...really miss them. I can still remember how they tasted after 40 years. With all the absolute crap out there in the snack world, I don't really understand why something like this wouldn't be given another shot.
Chris - February 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I wish they would bring back Pizza Spins. I loved them as a kid. Miss the snacks dearly!
Rick - February 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I've craved Pizza Spins for 40 years now. I'm going to try all the things I've seen on this site that are close to them, but nothing will be just right. If I were CEO of General Mills I'd bring them back in a heartbeat !!
Gail - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
YES ~ FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! Like others, I've craved these things for over 30 years!!! I found something that I THOUGHT was the same thing but they have a red-pepper flavor, good but not the same AWESOME pizza taste. (Reudas is the name, found them at Big Lots, of all places) Who do we have to bribe to get these back on the shelves?!?!?!
Gail - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Sorry, that should have been spelled Ruedas, not Reudas.
Lin - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm part of the pizza spin club. I actually brought this up on another board about 10 years ago. I really miss them. I have tried pizza Doritos good but not the same. I will try the item above poster mentioned I saw them a few times but never tried them. When the kids pizza chex mix came out it was a very close substitute but of course they stopped making it.
Lin - April 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Also years ago the teenage mutant turtle snacks made by General Mills was the exactly same thing different design but again did away with them. I was very happy when I found those but sad when they did away with them.
Zacc - April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Try Town House pita crackers in Mediterranean Herb. Reminded us of Pizza Spins
Sandy - April 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember eating these when I lived in Germany in the early 80's. I was reminded by these because the other day I tried Pringles in the pizza flavor and it brought back Pizza Spins!!
elgato99 - April 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins, my favourite childhood snack. Fond memories of small farm town grocery stores in Minnesota where I spent my summer's. I don't remember them in Chicago where I lived. Any know why Gen Mills won't produce them again ?
womble1226 - May 02, 2014 - Report this comment
These bring back good memories. I sat with my grandma and we ate them and watched shows like Red Skelton and Get Smart. Great memories.
danhoagy - June 17, 2014 - Report this comment
just found a revolutionary snack from frito lay chesters poppers cheese pizza flavor. the closest even better then pizza spins. but i still love pizza spins. i still wish General Mills would bring them back. such fond memories
marian kelley - July 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I`ve been thinking about pizza wheels for years.They were so good.Someone commented that pringles pizza flavored tastes like them.I totally agree!
Eric - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
"Chester's Poppers Pizza Flavored Waffle Rounds" are just a thinly veiled ripoff of a true American classic- PIZZA SPINS! So, take that, Chester Cheetah!
Lin - August 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I am excited. I went to Walmart and came across a snack called Chester's Poppers cheese pizza waffle,rounds made by Fritos Lay. They are shaped like wheels. I bought two bags and couldn't wait to,try them. They are a very close match to pizza pains and look like them too. I will be going back to get more. Any interested take a look in walmart near the chips isle. The bag has a tiger on it and look,for the name Chester's on it
paul - August 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember Pizza Spins. Who could forget them. I'm 60 years old and still look for them just in case they might of brought them back. When my kids were growing up and smerfs were the big thing on tv I had found I think they were called smerf berry's they tasted just like pizza spins. I only wish we could do something to bring them back.
derah - August 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I thought they were called pizza wheels;but I remember the smell was so strong and alluring..it seems like the taste faded fast and they smelled better than they taste..and maybe they would get gummy like crackers when they dissolved in mouth? Still I liked them.
clay - September 12, 2014 - Report this comment
frito lay chesters poppers cheese pizza waffel rounds are real close to pizza spins
Jim - September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I am 55 now. I think about these about once a year since watching Star Trek prime time. Pizza Spins were my all time favorite snack. I would love to try them again to see if they were as good as I remember. Please bring them back!
Yote - October 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Nothing beats Pizza Spins. And nothing better than Sat nite in front of a Black&White TV showing Bela Lugosi turning into a rubber bat with visible strings helping him fly, Spins & Mountain Dew close at hand.
Jennifer - October 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I've discovered a new chip that had a taste that took me back to the 70's Pizza Spins! Chester Cheetah has done it! They are in an orange bag and are called Chester's Poppers, Cheese Pizza Waffle Rounds! Go get 'me and enjoy! :D
Wayne Russell - October 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Pizza Spins bring back memories of sitting around the TV with Mom and Dad and watching the greatest TV shows ever eating the greatest chip/snack ever made. The flavor was so awesome I'd be sure to lap up the leftover spice crumbs and sides of the package!

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