Food of the Seventies, Whistles,Bugles and Daisies

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Whistles-round hollow corn(?) flavored snack-Bugles cornucopia shaped corn flavored snack(only surviving snack- still around) Daisies-daisy shaped corn flavored snack all very salty! I think it was the eaarly 70's could have been the late 60's
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Kathy - March 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I believe there was also Buttons (pizza flavored) and Bows (same as Bugles except bow-shaped)
Rich - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Whistles and Daisies as a kid('70's). Surprisingly, the one I didn't care for that much, Bugles, is still available. Anyone have some slightly stale, or moldy, W's or D's that they would like to trade for some e85 flex fuel??
Richard - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Whistles were cheese flavor (like hollow cheetohs). The company said these were the first munchy snacks shaped like a discernable object. At one point, all three were gone. Bugles returned to the market in recent year.
Joel - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I was born in 1955 and I very distinctly remember eating all three of these products in my early elementary school days. I remember my great aunt coming to babysit me one week when my parents were off on a conference. Thinking Daisies, Whistles and Bugles were all cereal, she made me eat them every morning with milk and sugar!!
Cheryl - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Whistles as a kid. I used to put one on each finger and (kind of like what some people do with olives) and ate them. I wish they would bring them back. They were the best.
Bob - October 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Whistles were my favorite; they tasted like grilled cheese, nothing like them since. The pizza snacks were called "Pizza Spins".
Carol - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree w/Cheryl & Bob. I loved Whistles. They had the best cheese flavor (even better than Cheetos). Please bring them back!
Sue - December 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Whistles also. Will they bring them back again? How does a person get ahold of the company?
Alan - June 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Whistles were my favorite daisies were ok and I really didn't like bugles. As a kid in the 60s I ate way too many of them. I would love to have them come back. Until then I have gotten used to bugles.
gerry - July 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved whistles and daisys too, the bugles are back but what happened to the other two. the bugles are flat now , as a kid we put them on all 8 fingers and 2 thumbs to pretend they were witches claws.and we ate them one by one.
Kerry - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I was born in 1955 too, and I remember these snacks in the mid 60s. I recall putting a Daisy on the end of my tongue and the air bubbles popping on them. Made my tongue tingle. Kinda like Munchos does today!
Judith - December 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I was born in 1954---my memory is of the mid-to-late 60's----my favorite was Bugles----I thought the daisy was rather bland--agree with Kerry--remind me of Munchos---liked Whistles,too--
JW - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember them, too. Daisy snacks were touted as tasting like pop overs. Loved whistles. Bugles were okay but greasy, I thought.
Jeff - June 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Now I know for sure that I wasn't imagining that Whistles were for real,and the best by far! was beginning to think my mind was playing tricks
Beth - June 30, 2011 - Report this comment
THANK YOU! I was trying to recall the third of the great snack tritych: Whistles! I remember Daises and Bugles from the late 60s...and also Buttons and Bows. How about Great Shakes, 1-2-3 Jello and Jiffy Pop?
Susan - December 17, 2011 - Report this comment
The way I remember it, Bugles, Flings and Corkscrews (or something close to that) came out at the same time in the 60s. They came in boxes (like ceral boxes) and the package inside was foil. Flings were a tasty cheese curl -- my favorite. The little corkscrews were similar to Fritos and were good for dipping. Bugles were Bugles. My favorite way to eat them was to get a can of processed cheese and squirt each little horn full of cheese and then eat it. Yum!
Karen - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Whistles were the best by far. I was born in 56 and remember them well. Loved the cheese flavor. I too wish they would bring them back!!!
tg - February 16, 2012 - Report this comment
whistles had the flavor of cheesballs if i recall. i liked them better than bugles.
Carrie - February 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved, in this order, Daisies, Pizza Spins and Whistles. I didn't eat Bugles then, and I only do now when I'm missing Daisies, Pizza Spins and Whistles. ;)
Rob Lambert - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Ah, yes! The General Mills trio of salty snacks. While BUGLES, WHISTLES and DAISIES differed in appearance, they all tasted about the same. These were like the sixties version of South Park's Cheesy Poofs. First appearing early in 1966, one would see these snacks advertised on TV shows such as Please Don't Eat the DAISIES, Dark Shadows, Where The Action Is (Dick Clark), among others.
BRIAN ANDERSON - March 17, 2012 - Report this comment
WHAT I REMEMBER ABOUT THE DAISIES IS THEY WERE CALLED BACON DAISIES''THEY TASTED ALOT LIKE CRISPY WELLDONE BACON'''I LOVED THEM''I WISH THEY WERE STILL AROUND'''I ALSO LOVED WHISTLES AND PIZZA SPINS''AND OF COURSE BUGLES''IM SO HAPPY BUGLES HAVE BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO CANADA''I WOULD LOVE TO SEE WHISTLES AND BACON DAISIES AND PIZZA SPINS BROUGHT BACK TOO.
Rob Lambert - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Charles doesn't have a page for this item, but I figured it's worth mentioning since it's related to WHISTLES, BUGLES and PIZZA SPINS. In early 1967, General Mills added two salty-cheesy snacks to its lineup: BOWS and BUTTONS. I have no TV ads for these, but I found an ad in LIFE magazine.
Chuck Polglase - May 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Bugles, Whistles, and Daisies came out in 1966 I was thinking in the back of my mind that more were added later but wasn't sure until I read these comments- BUTTONS AND BOWS! lol I had forgotten all about Buttons and Bows.
Beth - June 10, 2012 - Report this comment
whistles were the best. I wish they still made them
Stacy - September 16, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG...do you know how long I've been trying to describe Whistles?? No one knew what I was talking about I'd forgotten the name!! Best cheese curl EVER!
Margie - July 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved Whistles but I don't remember Daisies :( My husband says Bugles make him want to puke! Does anyone remember Noodles Romanoff? And my favorite was Cheese Frenchies at Kings Restaurants-loved it!
BRIAN ANDERSON - February 04, 2014 - Report this comment
ANOTHER THING I REALLY LIKED ABOUT THEM BACON DAISIES WAS THE FACT THEY REALLY"CLEANED OUT YOUR SYSTEM AFTER A LONG NIGHT OF DRINKING"AND DANCING"'IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN"BRING BACK THE PIZZA SPINS TOO, BACON DAISIES AND THE DISCO!!
dan - July 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Freakin Whistles were the best dang corn cheese snack ever nothing even comes close. Those suckers the CHEESEIEST ever crunchy snacks. No bout adoubt it!!* bring them back
Norman - October 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Whistles were by far my favorite snack. I ate boxes of that stuff. I never stopped looking for them even tho I could never find them. So one day in June, 1983 I went on a fishing trip to Canada and we stopped at a grocery store in Thunder Bay and there they were....Whistles! I couldn't believe it. I bought out the store's supply but have never found them since.
Norman - October 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Check it out: http://www.blog.generalmills.com/2012/04/bugles-in-the-mad-men-era/
Zombie Spock - November 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved whistles, daisies and bugles..daisies were my faves. I also remember spacefood sticks (astronaut food), fizzies and drink mixes called rootin tootin raspberry, choo choo cherry. It was also a time when there were no food stamps and people went to pick up commodities once a month. DECADES before commodity cheese. And we got our Dairy Queen from the Dilly wagon which was driven around town...Just like the ice cream men now...but not as good.
Doug from Rochester - November 29, 2014 - Report this comment
So happy to read these notes about whisltes. Those of us born in the 50's and early 60's were fortunately to have them for a few years. I wonder why they quit making them. Bugles survived but they were my least favorite.
Rob Lambert - November 29, 2014 - Report this comment
It was simply a case of the novelty wearing thin. All of these snacks were made of corn, with minor flavor variations. Buttons and Bows were gone by 1969. Daisies, really a subtle Vietnam-peace thing, disappeared in 1971. Whistles survived until 1973. Bugles, over the years, came, went and came again, still available.

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