I've mentioned these before, but no one ever commented. They seemed unknown, even though they were probably all over the bulk of the country (just over here in the east or at least the northeast I never heard of them).
Well, now, someone has a video of a commercial for them:
Pretty much the typical Hostess imitations. The only ones of these I had remembered, were the pies, which look almost like Drake's two mini-pies, but are joined by a thinner section in the middle.
What I most remember the line for (not shown here) were the SHAKE CAKES! These were like Dolly "Zingers"; basically rectangular " fingers", with ribbed icing on top; but slightly longer, and came in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. It was the cake and
icing that were flavored; not just the icing! There was nothing else like these anywhere!
It was '89 when I saw these (don't know when the commercial was from), and when I returned to NYC, I never saw them again. A few years later, other Break products surprisingly turned up in NYC, replacing the Royal creme pies carried by Operative ("Lady Linda" distributor) for a time! But the Shake Cakes were discontinued by then. Now, the owner, Campbell Taggart has changed its name to Earth Grains, and discontinued the Break Cake line and all brands but Earth Grains bread.
Does anyone else remember these?
They struck me also, for rhyming with "Drake's", which even had a slogan in the 80's, "Drake's Break". (And the "Colonial" logo resembled the logo Drake's was using at hat time in the late 80's). And they had these unique cakes, like most Drake's were unique; and again, the pies resembled each other. The only thing, is that Beak had lard in them, while Drake's was completely kosher, but that seemed to be the only Break product with animal fat.
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