Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy"

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2007/06/27 20:45:29 (permalink)

Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy"

Hi Guys,

I have been trying to get my family to remember a snack food I used to eat but they don't seem to have any idea of what I am talking about.

It was always called a "poor boy" or "po boy" snack cake to me. It was an individually wrapped 1/2 of a little cake. The entire cake would have been about 6-8 inches across. It was a golden brown (like a well done pancake) color. Was sort of like a yellow cake taste with cinnamon and had raisins in it.

I loved those when I was growing up in Louisiana and would like to see a picture to convince my family not to commit me.

I was a kid in the 60's.

The package was a clear type sort of like a honey bun package.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks - poboy
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    Eric B
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    RE: Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" 2007/06/27 21:11:00 (permalink)
    Wasn't that the regional name of a type of sandwich (the one called "Sub", "hoagie", "grinder", etc. in different places?
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    unabashed
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    RE: Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" 2007/06/28 02:03:19 (permalink)
    http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1546002932081030467pOlong

    not the sweet version but hey heres a pic
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    poboy
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    RE: Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" 2007/06/29 10:47:05 (permalink)
    Actually this was a snack sold in stores just like a Honey Bun. I wish I could recall the maker but I can't. From 15 feet away you could even have thought it was a honey bun. Not a Hoagy or traditional Poboy type sandwich.

    Perhaps it was something very regional to Northeast Louisiana.

    Thanks anyway
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    ChiTownDiner
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    RE: Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" 2007/06/29 11:15:49 (permalink)
    Nothing like it in the Chicago area...sorry!
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