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2004/12/28 17:12:53 (permalink)

Pizza Spins

Anyone remember Pizza Spins from the 1970s! I remember loving them as a child. They had a unique spice as flavoring. I wish I knew what it was.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2004/12/29 09:45:55 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by reno30

    Anyone remember Pizza Spins from the 1970s! I remember loving them as a child. They had a unique spice as flavoring. I wish I knew what it was.

    Were these the orange-colored, round, spoked crackers that looked like little wheels? If so, I remember them as well. Haven't tasted them since...well, probably the '70s!

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    RE: Pizza Spins 2004/12/29 22:58:00 (permalink)
    Hi Brad, Yes those are the PIzza Spins that I was talking about. Sadly they are not longer being produced.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/06/28 00:17:29 (permalink)
    Wow! I can't believe it. I think we are the only 3 people who ever ate Pizza Spins. I loved them! My roommates think I am making them up.

    I found a new snack that really reminds me of Pizza Spins. It can be found at Trader Joe's and is called Patato Crisps - Roasted Garlic Parmesan. I know it doesn't sound right, but I swear they are close to the taste I remember. I could eat a whole bag in one sitting!
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/06/28 00:56:21 (permalink)
    Thanks for the tip on Trader Joe's chips. I will check them out.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/08/13 14:09:36 (permalink)
    OK, here is what I know about Pizza Spins. They were originally made by General Mills, and came out in the late sixties, or early 70’s as a family of four snacks: Bugles, (still around) Pizza Spins, Bells, and Whistles. I cannot recall what the last two were like.

    They were corn-based collets about the size of a quarter and shaped like a wagon wheel. They were overly spiced and addictive.

    Pizza spins were my all-time favorite.
    I wish General Mills would consider bringing them back.

    I do believe the formula/recipe is still around because in the late 80’ early 90’s they were made again, but called “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Crunchabungas” I guess when those movies were made. I wish I had saved an empty bag of those, as then I may be able to write the manufacturer. And beg them to bring them back.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/08/13 15:16:29 (permalink)
    I remember liking Whistles. They were hollow cylinder shaped things which were cheesy. And I guess if you blew through them, they whistled. It would be fun if all of these items were brought back. I always wonder when I try something from the past if I'll still think it's as good as I remembered it to be.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/09/01 10:52:38 (permalink)
    i found a snack that brought back the memory of them pizza spins taste the same and very addictive pringles pizza-licious 1 bite and it will bring back the memories
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/09/02 19:27:07 (permalink)
    Bugler's are like Tequila...once you have too much and get sick...you can't stand the sight, smell or sound of them.


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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/09/16 15:21:01 (permalink)
    Wow these sound awesome. I love pizza snacks. 80/20s count as one loan.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/09/23 10:09:15 (permalink)
    Yes I do remember these. I still think about these today they were definitely awesome.

    John in Seattle I cant believe you just posted about the Teenage Mutant Turtle Snacks. I remember buying these many years ago and yes they were exactly like the pizza spins. I did buy a few bags of these. I felt funny though at my age eating Turtle Snacks. lol lol

    I wish they would come back out with these again, there has been nothing else that has tasted so good since.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/10/21 20:30:53 (permalink)
    Pizza Spins was my absolute addiction.
    There was no other food, fresh, canned, bottled or boxed, that drove me to "pig out" like Pizza Spins. My dad started me on them in, I believe, 1970, 71 when I was recuperating in a hospital with a broken leg. I never tasted anything so scrumptious in my life! Crisp, spicy, crunchy and light as a feather; they went down perfectly with a ice cold Pepsi. I ate them out of the box so frequently that the fingertips of my right hand were usually always discolored from the food dye! Ask me if I cared.
    Whenever my mom went to the grocery store, I went through all the bags first (paper bags back then) to locate my box of Spins. I would squirrel them away in my bedroom, pantry, kitchen cupboard, anywhere that would keep them safe from my other siblings. Fortunately, my brother prefered those damned bugles and my young sisters were still into Lucky Charms and Frosted (yewwww!) Pop Tarts. The Pizza Spins were mine, all mine. I loved placing them, one at a time, on my tougne, and (testing the strength of my flavor-loving appendage) pressing it against the roof of my mouth to gently crunch it into tasty oblivion. I loved the shape, the smell, and the exquisite flavor which, by the way, didn't taste anything at all like a "pizza". But it was just exotic enough to send a 13 year old boy into gastronomic peals of delight. It was my new mistress. Overnight, it replaced everything that was sacred to me; peanut butter and graham crackers (I gave up the banana thing when my age was still in single digits), Hostess Twinkies and its equaly talented brother the cupcake, (Hostess later retaliated and won be back with Ho Ho's) and a host of other, forgetable treats that were a poor second to Pizza Spins.

    Later, I was to break another leg (clumsy child) and off I went to spend many weeks in the hospital (they didn't cut you loose so quickly back then). My saving grace? My dad continued his tradition of bringing me Pizza Spins, which by now, was comforting reminder of home. Sometimes he couldn't find a box of Spins, but he didn't want to visit me empty handed, so he would bring some nabs, or Oreos or plain peanuts. O' what a sullen, sullen child I would become. You'd think he had sold off the family dog the way I carried on. It was like thinking you were to receive Crystal Champaigne, but instead was served Mad Dog 20-20.

    Alas, all good things must come to an end, and it was the same for Pizza Spins. I grew older, developed tastes for other products, and one day, I couldn't find them anymore. Just as quickly as they entered my life, they were gone. It was a shock to learn that they ceased to exist. Just like a good relationship, I started taking them for granted and then it was over.

    Since then, I flash back on their memory and always wondered why they aren't being made any more. Like a past lover's eyes or the smell of their perfume, I try to remember exactly how they tasted and I can still get a rush with that memory. You can bet that if General Mills ever decides to have another go at it, I will be the first in line to buy my case(s) of Pizza Spins, the world's best snack food.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/11/09 17:16:20 (permalink)
    I HAVE FOUND SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR TO PIZZA SPINS. LOOK IN THE GROCERY STORE FOR CHEX MIX. THERE IS A KIDS CHEX MIX WHICH IS PIZZA FLAVORED (GENERAL MILLS ALSO PUT OUT BOTH PRODUCTS SO THIS IS PROBABLY THE SAME RECIPE) THE ONLY THING IS I WISH THE WHOLE BAG HAD THE CORN CHEX INSTEAD OF MIXING IN THE CRACKERS & PRETZELS, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE ONLY THING I HAVE FOUND IN THE PAST FEW YEARS WHICH HAS A PIZZA FLAVOR. YOU HAVE TO TRY IT.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/11/09 19:12:48 (permalink)
    Ate them and liked them...

    Anyone remember Chipnics?
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2005/12/24 12:42:11 (permalink)
    I found this product on the web, they sure look like pizza spins.

    Now to find out where to get them...

    http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?snack_code=2228
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/01/14 07:18:50 (permalink)
    I remember pizza spins.They didn't really taste to much like actual pizza but they were awesome.Its strange but a flavor like that, that was so different from anything else would stick with you for 30 years.I would love to get some just so my kids could try them.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/01/16 10:03:49 (permalink)
    I never had the Pizza Spins, but they sound yummy! Speaking of pizza flavored snacks does anyone remember a chip that used to be made called Pizzerias (I think the spelling is right). They looked like a Dorito and had a pizza taste and the chip itself reminded you of a thin crisp pizza crust. They used to have a couple different kinds: Cheese, Pepperoni, and Supreme flavor. I wish they still made them because they were delicious!!
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/02/25 18:01:12 (permalink)
    These pizza wheels were out in the late 60's. I was born in 1966 and I remember eating them at an early age. The box was green and the wheels were about a quarter round. I have been asking people my age for years if they remember them. Nobody remembers them, however, I am glad you people do. If I can remember the manufacturer, I will let everyone know.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/03/15 10:19:21 (permalink)
    I know I'm coming in late on the Pizza Spin conversation, but, I caught a wiff of the smell of them this morning, and decided to do a search! It's funny, because I was born with virtually no sense of smell, but ever since I saw a picture of myself at 5 years old, with a box of Pizza Spins in my hand, I could smell them, and still do occasionally. It's good to know there are other Pizza Spin fans out there. Too bad they don't make them anymore.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/05/22 10:48:25 (permalink)
    Okay, I'm really late to this party. But I'm just happy to see that other people remember this snack. My sister and I still talk about this snack...ah remember...now all we need is a package of this and a few reruns of Love American Style and Room 222
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/07/01 15:37:41 (permalink)
    Pizza Spins werethe best snack food ever!!!

    Ginger, thanx for the tip, I'll try the chex pizza.

    They stopped making them in 1975.

    I believe they'd sell better'n hotcakes, because I've never bought a hotcake before, but I've bought and would buy TONS of pizza spins.

    I remember my sister and cousin looking at the nback of the box of Pizza Spins and they said that it contained every letter but the letter "Z".
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/07/30 22:20:30 (permalink)
    I found this image of The teenage mutant ninja pizza snacks bag:

    http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0946/5.jpg

    From this website:

    http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0946/

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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/12/07 16:08:29 (permalink)
    Pizza Spins

    If they were only around now the world would be a better place.

    I havn't seen them since I was a kid in the 70's

    I have tried to buy the receipe but because of legal complications they could not sell it to my company. We had planned to reintroduce them to the public both in the US and overseas. Pre orders were already being placed by food stores through out the Midwest.

    Sorry people I tried.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2006/12/07 16:19:44 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Kiowa1

    Ate them and liked them...

    Anyone remember Chipnics?

    I remember "Chipsters".
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/02 23:34:13 (permalink)
    Try the new GOLDFISH PIZZA flavored ...taste almost the same as the pizza spins .....REAL REAL close if you ask me....let me know what you think, I'm hooked on them
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/10 17:32:31 (permalink)
    Again the closest thing I have had are the Kids Chex Mix, Pizza flavored which I just recently got another bag. This really is the closest thing I have come across. A must try for the pizza spin lover
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/10 17:33:43 (permalink)
    Oh i would also like to add that they are also made by General Mills who made the pizza spins also so I am assuming it is the same recipe
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/14 13:55:25 (permalink)
    Hello everyone,
    I think I found the flavor again. However, the flavor happens to be on pretzels. I bought a jar of pizza flavored pretzels at B.J.'s Member's Warehouse and guess what, it's the same flavor. I'm away from my house and I forgot the Brand name, but I'm sure you can find it.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/17 16:47:10 (permalink)
    If you try the Kids Chex Mix pizza flavor there are also pretzels in the mix. I do however take out the pretzels & crackers and eat only the chex part of it as its the most similar to me as the pizza spins.
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    RE: Pizza Spins 2007/02/25 00:45:33 (permalink)
    Well I think I have found the right place to ask this question.
    Along the lines of Pizza flavored snacks, My wife and I were recalling some semi childhood memories and rememberd a snack called Pizza Puffs. They were made by either Clover Club or Laura Scuders (sp). I grew up in Arizona and Clover Club distributing is/was based out of Tucson I believe. Anyhow.......I was just wondering if any of you had ever heard of them and if the still can be somehow purchased. I think with the amount of preservatives they were made with, a bag of them still might be edible.
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