Food of the Seventies, Shake-a-pudding

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It was a pudding mix that came in little plastic containers( four a pack I think) you added milk then ran around the kitchen shaking them up for a minute or two. It came in a few different flavors.
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Carl - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
My Grandma used to give it to my Brother, Sister and I. I remember the cups were like small paper drinking cups you get at fast food places and the lid was plastic. I think it came in Chocolate, Vanilla, and maybe even strawberry. I never shook mine up for the full two minutes. I liked it with little powder chunks still left in it.
jim - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
not to many people remember shake-a-pudding, but i remember we would take it to school for lunch or have it as a evening shack watching tv.
Cat - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
We used to sing the commerical with it and shake shake shake a pudding at grams. then we would go out and use our hula hoop.
Dee - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the Banana and Butterscotch. If you didn't shake it enough you ended up with chunks of dry powder which I liked.
duncan - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
when I was a kid living in Denver I Had a crush on a girl that lived in the neighborhood. Her folks were rich and she was beautiful and she and her brother were in a shake a pudding commercial back in the 70's.
Mass Kid - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember having it as part of my lunch in the fifth and sixth grade. Banana was my favorite flavor, well then again the chocolate was not too bad either....too bad they can bring it back but without the artificial flavor and color!
Deprived Child - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
We didn't get a lot of treats as kids, so I clearly remember my mom getting this for us. SO EXCITING. We found out, though, on my brother's first shake that he didn't secure the lid on his cup. What a mess, and that was the end of that! LOL
Patti - February 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember watching the TV commercial, singing along and wishing Mommy would buy this fun food for us. Alas, she did not.
Don Purciful - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the chocolate flavor. I remember it in the late 60's. Royal is the brand name of this product. I use to see links on the product.
katie - March 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Can you still buy shake a pudding?
patti f - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
i just remember loving the taste ,bring it back please
Jim - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I was in Vietnam in 69-71, and one of my favorite items that got sent from home was Shake-a-pudding. My folks would send a boxfull and it was a rare treat for my platoon, and we eagerly awaited the next arrival.
Mark - October 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved shake a pudding. I was between the ages of 4-6 when I used to eat it (that's 1966-1968). I loved the taste but I loved to play with it even more. I used to decorate the walls with it and I'd take it to the basement and try to feed it to the spiders. My mom stopped buying it because she said it had too many chemicals in it.
Mike - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
My Grandma worked for Standard Brands the company that made the Shake-a-pudding. She must have stole it because we ate it all the time. I remeber the cups were baby-blue and white with cartoon pictures of people shaking the pudding. She had so many cups we use to drink soda out of them. I loved the bananna. God, I wish I could have just one more with my Grandma. What great memories. Thanks
royboy361 - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
We have a lady at work who eats a salad everyday for lunch. She always shakes her dressing bottle. It instantly reminded me of shake a pudding. She is about my age (53) and doesn't remember it.
Cnboys - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I love shake a pudding....my parents would bring when we would go camping....so many people don't remember this...I wish they would bring it back
Lisa - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Of all the treats from childhood, this was one that I remember the most! I remember it coming in a cup and it was powder and you would shake and no matter how much you shook all the powder didn't complete mix..but that was part of the yummy for me :) I loved this!
Kevin - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Not milk--you added WATER. That's what made it so portable. I loved the butterscotch, and took it to school with me every day.
Doug - August 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Looked forward every afternoon to CHOCOLATE shake a pudding. My parents could get almost any chore accomplished by stocking the fridge. lol
Rose - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember it. It was similar to Angel Delight and Instant Whip. I wouldn't dream of feeding it to my kids but i loved it!
Skydog70 - November 04, 2011 - Report this comment
In the 60's, I remember the TV commercial featured some boy in a swimsuit even jumping off a diving board with it still shaking in his hands- me thinking that was fine, because all you needed was water, anyway, which meant you could travel anywhere and have this wonderful treat, so long as there was water somewhere. So, I can see why something like that was welcome in Vietnam, (and I'm guessing the VC got to have some too.)., There had to be a catch, though- one I am still paying for in the form of extra fat cells, and strange chemicals still coursing through my body. The writing on the wall came on April 16, 1967, when my sister had a birthday party and all the kids got a shaker and their own pudding, but one girl forgot to secure her shaker and Chocolate pudding got all over her nice dress- then somehow right after that we didn't eat it any more....
steve - January 04, 2012 - Report this comment
When I would spend the night at my Grandma's house, I would show up with all the essentials. Blanket, teddy bear, medicine and of course a goodly supply of Shake-A-Puddin'
Michael - March 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Ahh man! Shake a pudding days! Those were the best! I gobbled it up as a kid & we sent it to my older brother in vietnam then had to end up sending it over there by the case! Since my uncle owned a grocery store in the 70s made it easy to come by ;) wish they still had it ;\
michael - March 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Just submitted last box of shake a pudding! ;) hopefully they will post image soon!
Felicia - April 08, 2012 - Report this comment
My brother and I would shake up the shake a puddin and put it in the fridge. By the time we were done with our baths the pudding was set! We loved it! I can still remember the song from the commercial! Great memories!
Jeff - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Shake, shake, shake-a-pudding. Pudding, pudding, shake-a-pudding. Shake in in the park, shake it at the pool, shake it in the dark, shake it after school.Bananaaaaa, CRAZY! Butterscotchhhh, CRAZY!
Ray - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Shake-A-Pudding like it was yesterday. When I was 12 (1933), i worked as a newspaper boy. After collecting my paper money I would stop a a local grocery store and buy shake-a-pudding. My mother could never figure out why I wasn't hungry for supper. Butterscotch was my favirite! A great memory!
Ray. - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Sorry, 1966
Debbie - June 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a parakeet that died, and I had a funeral for it. All the neighborhood kids came and I served shake a puddin.
Linda - January 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I REMEMBER SHAKER PUDDING SO YUMMY YOU DID JUST ADD MILK THATS WHAT WE DID ,Very much like the flavor of angel delight today
Deb - April 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Im so glad i found this thread. I can't find anyone who remembers this.I loved shake a puddin.I used to make banana and chocolate then mix them together. I agree they should bring it back , a little revised tho. My granddaughter would so love this.
Deb - April 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Jelset.com that's the maker of Royal. Write them, as i did, to bring it back.
David - September 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember riding down to the corner gas station on my bike and buying shake-a-puddin singles with my brother. Perfect treat on a hot summer day in Mississippi!

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