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2004/08/08 14:58:56 (permalink)

Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts?

I remember having these as a kid before heading to school. They came in a brown box, probably 18 to a box, but they were "mini". Just enough for my brother, sister & I to wolf 'em down before school. The "glazed" variety were doughy, not unlike a Krispy Kreme. I vaguely recall a cake-like sugar/cinammon variety as well.

Does anybody else remember these? My brother, sister & mother all think I'm nuts.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/08 16:00:17 (permalink)
    I remember them--- every once in awhile my mom would buy as a "treat". As a kid, we ate biscuit donuts and Morton's were so different.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/08 16:51:47 (permalink)
    Wow I remember those....and they tasted a treat then. Especially so, since I was a wee thing and had to run the gauntlet to get even one past two brothers 17 and 22 years older than I.Ah the sweet taste of victory.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/08 17:40:00 (permalink)
    I thought the box was black. I surely remember them. During a semester off from college I worked in the accounting office of Morton Frozen Foods in Crozet, Virginia. I don't think I ever tried them though.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/09 08:36:19 (permalink)
    Didn't they also make frozen honey buns? And chicken pot pies? I guess that company is gone now.

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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/09 09:01:55 (permalink)
    Yes, I think the box may have been black.

    And they definitely did sticky buns too.

    Thanks for the replies - my family won't think I'm so crazy now.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/09 09:36:11 (permalink)

    And don't forget (for some of us, we would!) the TV dinners:
    in the mid 70's, they used to have "kids'dinners" with a
    Strawberry? Twinkie for the dessert....
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/09 10:02:44 (permalink)
    Wow- haven't htought about those in a long time- they were good- they also made Pot Pies and other frozen foods. I think they made those little boil in bag pouches of sliced turkey and sliced beef too. Once in awhile we'd eat those over white toast for supper- I loved those when I was little.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/09 11:33:19 (permalink)
    Morton's also had some fairly decent frozen fried chicken, well at least in comparision to other frozen brands.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/09 12:44:39 (permalink)
    I remember morton's honey buns and the weird kids dinners with a packet for your milk that would turn it purple!
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/08/09 12:46:11 (permalink)
    For a brief period, Morton's also did pot-pie-sized fruit pies, which as I recall were not as good an idea as they might sound: it was lava-hot for ages when it came out of the oven, and what was a reasonable portion for a pot pie was actually way too much for a fruit pie, especially because the filling, as I recall, was wicked sweet.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/09/11 23:11:12 (permalink)
    I did a search for Morton Honey Buns and Doughnuts and it brought me to this sight. I loved those warm honey buns and cinnamon doughnuts at my grandmothers house when I was little. I will miss them! Mrs. Bairds makes mini cinnamon doughnuts that tast similar when you warm them in the microwave.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/09/13 16:42:41 (permalink)
    Wasn't the box brown and the writing on it red? maybe not, but for some reason that rings a bell. I used to enjoy the doughnuts and the honey buns when I was a mere child.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/09/13 16:52:53 (permalink)

    Yep - that was their 1970's packaging/logo.........[|)]
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/09/13 17:11:30 (permalink)
    Does anyone remember those kids TV dinners that had a pirate on the box, and you usually would get a brownie or mac and cheese or fish. I'm thinking back to circa 1971 or so. Were those made by Morton's?
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/09/13 18:29:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Kristi S.

    Does anyone remember those kids TV dinners that had a pirate on the box, and you usually would get a brownie or mac and cheese or fish. I'm thinking back to circa 1971 or so. Were those made by Morton's?


    I remember those! I think there were about 4 different versions with different names, and the only name I remember was "Sundown Supper." One had fried chicken, one had pieces of boneless fried chicken (tasted like rubber). I can't recall the others, but some type of fish filet sounds right. Don't know if they were Morton's, either that or Swanson, maybe? They're a big frozen dinner name.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2004/09/13 19:09:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jvsmom

    quote:
    Originally posted by Kristi S.

    Does anyone remember those kids TV dinners that had a pirate on the box, and you usually would get a brownie or mac and cheese or fish. I'm thinking back to circa 1971 or so. Were those made by Morton's?


    I remember those! I think there were about 4 different versions with different names, and the only name I remember was "Sundown Supper." One had fried chicken, one had pieces of boneless fried chicken (tasted like rubber). I can't recall the others, but some type of fish filet sounds right. Don't know if they were Morton's, either that or Swanson, maybe? They're a big frozen dinner name.


    Oh yeah, I was wrong. Made by Libby!

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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2005/12/27 14:07:43 (permalink)
    Is Morton's Frozen Food out of business? I want to find those frozen honey buns!!
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2005/12/27 15:32:13 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    I remember their cinnamon mini-donuts. I'd be starving
    for just a sugar shot and two of those mini-donuts hit
    the spot. Loved them.
    Take Care,
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2005/12/28 12:04:34 (permalink)
    Yes, the cinnamon mini-doughnuts are a real flashback. One of the rare once-in-awhile treats we got (helped that my Mom really liked them). Remember the black box, too. Think we tried cinnamon buns but they don't have the same trigger as the doughnuts.

    My Mom also loved the pot pies. They were cheaper than anything and if my Father wasn't around for dinner we'd usually get pot pies. School vacations I'd sometimes cook one for lunch. Nothing like the taste of cornstarch gravy.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/01/13 08:17:02 (permalink)
    I loved the Honey Buns!! My Grandmother would feed them to us for breakfast. They were in a brown box with the red writing,"MORTONS". It also had 2 big honey buns sitting on the front of the box. What happened to them? Did Mortons go out of business? The last time I bought some was at Krogers about 10 years ago. I bought all they had b/c Delchamps was moving in where Kroger was. Does anyone sale them anymore???
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/01/17 13:26:57 (permalink)
    Yes, my dad owned a small grocery store and we sold them in the freezer section. I remember the cinnamon taste. I can almost taste them right now.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/03/03 19:41:12 (permalink)
    Oh My Goodness, Have you brought back memories. I have been trying to find them for years!! What a treat they were. Loved the cinnamon ones.. Does anyone know where we could find them???? I am in Massachusetts. PLease Help!!! Everybody thinks I am crazy too!!! My Dear Mother and I used to Love them...
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/06/07 17:28:25 (permalink)
    WARNING!!!!

    THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE YOU A MINI-DONUT ADDICT!!!:

    I searched Morton's donuts today for the same reasons most of you have and ended up on this forum. I too remember them well. My Grandmother would always have a box or two in the freezer and we would simply toss 'em in the micro for a few seconds and we had instant breakfast. I can smell and taste them now.

    Anyway, a few years ago I saw a vendor selling hot mini-donuts at our annual county fair. They were exactly like the Morton's, and I would have to say they were even better tasting! I found the company that sells the mix and the carts on the web after searching for "mini donuts". I've already ordered a home kit and thought I would share it with you fellow Morton's donuts lovers:

    http://www.lilorbits.com/mdd/

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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/07/09 11:05:17 (permalink)
    I popped a Krispy Kreme in the micro this morning, for 8 seconds per package instruction -- it was almost exactly like a Morton's, which is what caused me to search it out on the web and brought me here! Now, while this is a ringing endorsement for Morton's donuts (long gone apparently), it makes me a bit sceptical about Krispy Kreme...
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/07/09 11:11:57 (permalink)
    Ah zachgeo... Frozen KK's? Never heard of them. Welcome to RF.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/07/22 19:49:55 (permalink)
    Re Guest500's post and his comments about mini-donuts, they sell delicious minis on Pier 39 in San Francisco. Forgot the name but they're really good! In case y'all get there.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/07/22 20:00:45 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Guest500

    WARNING!!!!

    THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE YOU A MINI-DONUT ADDICT!!!:

    I searched Morton's donuts today for the same reasons most of you have and ended up on this forum. I too remember them well. My Grandmother would always have a box or two in the freezer and we would simply toss 'em in the micro for a few seconds and we had instant breakfast. I can smell and taste them now.

    Anyway, a few years ago I saw a vendor selling hot mini-donuts at our annual county fair. They were exactly like the Morton's, and I would have to say they were even better tasting! I found the company that sells the mix and the carts on the web after searching for "mini donuts". I've already ordered a home kit and thought I would share it with you fellow Morton's donuts lovers:

    http://www.lilorbits.com/mdd/




    I smell an advertiser here.
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/08/01 13:57:21 (permalink)
    When I lived in Charlottesville VA in the early 70s, there was a big Morton plant in nearby Crozet. And the plant had a factory outlet! Potpies were a dime... we ate a LOT of pot pies. Frozen pies were often a dime as well, although sometimes you discovered the cooling racks must have been placed at a severe angle, as half the pie was now in the box rather than in the tin.

    And of course the store had the frozen honeybuns and donuts. I ate them frozen. Kids, no patience!
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    RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2006/08/05 23:46:30 (permalink)
    I live in Charlottesville, Va. and you're right..Morton's DID have a thrift store in Crozet. You could buy anything from TV dinners to 10 lb. bags of their frozen chicken. My family would go at least once a month and stock our freezer. I certainly do remember those wonderful little frozen donuts. The cinnamon sugar ones right out of the oven would just melt in your mouth. The frozen honey buns were great too. Oh for the good 'ole days..lol. Morton's did sell out I believe to Conagra. The building in Crozet now belongs to The Dave Matthews Band. Wonder if Dave ejoyed their donuts as well...
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