You are NOT crazy! My favorite after school craving in high school in the 70's was to go to our local dairy bar and instead of ice cream would pick up a bag of Cornies and a Cherry Coke at least every week! I've been searching the internet for the brand. I kept thinking it was Jay's or something, but I vaguely remember later the brand was bought out by a another company and don't remember the name. I'm wondering if it's Tom's as the package seems familiar. Here is what I found, apparently in 1985 another company tried to trademark the name, but it was already registered to Borden....
On Thursday, March 14, 1985, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for CORNIES by , Dallas, TX 75206. The USPTO has given the CORNIES trademark serial number of 73527656. The current federal status of this trademark filing is CANCELLED - SECTION 8. The correspondent listed for CORNIES is
of BORDEN INC., 180 E. BROAD STREET, COLUMBUS, OH 43215 . The CORNIES trademark is filed in the category of . The description provided to the USPTO for CORNIES is BAKED CRISPY CHEESE FLAVOR CORN PUFFS AND CRUNCHY CRISPY CHEESE FLAVOR CORN PUFFS.
I also found out through foodtimeline.com that they were originally made by Culbro, DBA Snack Time Company commencing the Cornies brand out of Iowa originally and then distributing to midwest area in Feb. 1978. They no longer exist and the brand trademark has been cancelled. :(
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