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phlmaestro2000
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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 02/5/07 6:57 PM
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Nabisco's brown-edged wafers

Also, it's not from that long ago, but I miss Ben & Jerry's Nutty Waffle Cone ice cream.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 02/5/07 7:10 PM
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Pepsi Clear and Mallo Cups. I also was fond of Beeman's Clove gum, which I believe is still made, but a bear to find, and Tang. I don't even see GENERIC Tang

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 02/5/07 7:12 PM
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Absolutely loved fizzies-my mouth just started watering..also,I would pay anything to get the Royal Crown sour cherry candy again...i have googled it to death with no luck.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 02/5/07 9:24 PM
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Originally posted by Ranger Steve

Fizzies need to be brought back. The originals were made with cyclamates, but once that artificial sweetner was banned, Fizzies were discontinued. Apparently, no other artificial sweetener holds together in tablet form.

I also grew up with Fizzies. I don't remember being that crazy about the taste; they seemed inferior to real soda like Coke or Pepsi to my 5 year-old palate. We get the Vermont Country Store catalogue fairly regularly and I thought I'd seen Fizzies for sale there. A search in their online catalogue shows they are available:

http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=32802&itemType=PRODUCT&RS=1&keyword=fizzies

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 02/6/07 11:31 PM
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Every few years Clove and Blackjack gum show up in the stores. It's not a regular thing, though.

As to Fizzies, on second thought, I think I'll pass. I've come to realize that food that I liked as a kid doesn't thrill me anymore. A lot of kids' cereal, for example.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 02/7/07 1:52 AM
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I miss:

Nabisco Chocolate Snaps
Chocolate Babies, a chocolate flavored chewy candy.
Beachnut Orange flavored gum
Fruit stripe gum
Lime Starburst candy
Space Food Sticks the chocolate flavored ones

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Fri, 02/9/07 6:01 PM
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I shop here and these are a great substiture for the Marathon bar:
http://www.englishteastore.com/cnd003.html
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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sun, 02/11/07 9:42 PM
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Tostitos nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips
O'Boises Potato Chips
Marathon Bar (Caramel Candy bar)
Nesbitt Blue Cream Soda
Jewel (Grocery Store) Brand Jalapeno Cheddar tortilla chips
KFC Chicken Littles and KFc Chicken Nuggets (my favorite fast food ever!)

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sun, 02/11/07 9:55 PM
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Poole Brothers' Chinese Mustard flavored potato chips. I wish some of the other potato chip firms who are looking for new flavors to bring out would introduce this one.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sun, 02/18/07 4:12 PM
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Buckwheats cereal
Honey Nut Corn Flakes
Sour Cream n' Onion Doritos
Bold n' Spicy BBQ Doritos
Fritos Ranch
Reggie Bar
Bar None
McD's Arch Deluxe
McD's Chili n' Cheese burger
Pup n' Taco
Prego Meatball Parmesan
Mrs. GoodCookie
PB & Choc Lovers Reese's
PB Snickers
Choc Nutter Butters
Sara Lee Choc Pound Cake



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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 02/28/07 4:48 AM
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Originally posted by SherriKatt

Kraft fudgies
Whip n Chill
7Up Bars
Chum Gum
Wax harmonicas

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 02/28/07 4:57 AM
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I'm looking for Kraft fudgies or something close...anyone know of a close substitute?

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sat, 03/3/07 11:16 PM
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I love the taco flavored doritos the last time i had those i got them in tennessee, these taco ones today are not as good as the old ones.
I have a few sites here if some of you want to check them out one is sodapopstop.com you can go there and they sell the 16 ounce glass bottles of pepsi, coke, mountain dew and lots of other soda pops that were from the past some of these are around 2 dollars a bottle. Thinking about getting some myself.
The other is oldfashionedcandyshop.com you can get all kinds of things on this site they have the kitts taffy, slow pokes, bottle caps, pixy stix, and lots of others.
ALso for the person who wanted dreamsicles--wal-mart has them seen them today and sixlets you can get them at dollar tree
there used to be another site that i went on candydepot I think was the name but they had lots of the old fashioned candy and penny candies. Hope any of this helps some of you out.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 03/5/07 10:45 AM
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Chocodiles disappeared sometime about 15 years ago (living in New Jersey) then I moved to New Mexico, and they have suddenly reappeared, albiet, in limited locations, like my Pic Quick convenience store. Therefore, I've been blissfully reunited with my favorite pastry (sort of). I wonder what the mystery behind these delicious snacks is?

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 03/5/07 11:21 AM
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Chocolate babies were the best- probably gone because of all the Civil Rights things that have come up in the past 50 years- not politically correct. But there are still Necco wafers and dots on paper- and Mary Janes- most larger locales have a "touristy" area and there are novelty candy stores (usually) located there. In Dallas, it's in the West End Market Place- and old fashioned candy store with everything in barrels- all the candy from when we were all much younger- even the root beer in wax and wax lips and mustaches-so check out your local area and see if there isn't a candy store like that within driving distance.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 03/5/07 11:28 AM
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I thought chocolate babies disappeared because they didn't taste anything like chocolate, or anything else anyone would want to eat, but that's just my opinion.

I don't know if they're like the inedible ones I grew up with, but Yummies of Maine, one of those tourist (actually outlet shopping) area candy stores you mention, says they have chocolate babies. http://www.yummies.com/

Search for chocolate babies.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sun, 03/18/07 8:02 PM
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I realize that Drake's snacks are still made today; but I'd like to see the REAL Drake's snacks brought back, not the ones of today which give me the impression of eating flavored plastic covered with chocolate-flavored chalk. I remember when Drake's made cream-filled cupcakes, with real devil's food cake, cream filling that tasted real, and a delicious chocolate coating. They then introduced a golden cake version, with a light brown chocolate coating. I remember the first Ring Dings; they were about 5 inches in diameter, about an inch thick, and were made to the same standards as were the cupcakes.

The last time that I remember seeing any of these good old snacks was in the spring of 1971, in Northfield, VT where I was a sophomore at Norwich University. A corner grocery store in town had a box of golden Ring Dings; so I bought the box, gorged myself on them... and then never found them again.

The main competition was from Hostess. Their cupcakes were equally as good as Drakes, and it was often a matter of spur-of-the-moment choice which one I got, although Drake's probably prevailed a bit.

Annoyingly, I now live in Dorchester, MA, about a 5-minute drive from the site of the old Drake's bakery in Roxbury. I get ravenous cravings for the old snacks every time I take my daughter to school.


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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Fri, 07/6/07 5:05 PM
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I Didn't know that Hostess at one time made their cupcakes filled with pudding???!! That is like a dream come true for me! I would also like to see Keebler Grasshopper cookies come back as well as Nestle Coconut Treasures Candies! I just recently found Jell-O Pudding Pops and I can't wait to try them again! I wish they would also bring back Jell-O Pudding Pies..or Hostess..whoever had them needs to bring them back..as well as Chili Cheese Fritos...the BBQ ones are somewhat close...but not quite the same.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sun, 07/8/07 1:00 PM
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Fan Tan gum

Van de Kamps Dutch Girl Cookies. I think that was the name, flakey rectagles with large crystal sugar on top. drool!

Mini appetizer size frozen tacos

Inner Beauty Real Hot Hot Sauce! (I know this doesn't belong here, but It makes some snacks worth it)

Wampum chips






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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sun, 07/8/07 9:50 PM
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I just thought of one more...does anyone remember microwave smores? They came all pre-packed and all you had to do was pop them in the microwave and then you had a bunch of campfire chocolatey goodness! I miss those so much...the only thing that even comes close is smores flavored pop tarts. Man I miss being a kid in the 80s!

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 07/9/07 3:47 AM
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The only problem I have with Smores is I can only finish 2 on my best day, so all those marshmallows get rock hard before we grill out again. Pre-packaging may be an idea whose time has come back.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 07/10/07 10:42 AM
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I used to love the pre-packaged smores when they were available. When I used to babysit for a little boy his mom would bring them as a snack and I used to sneak one every once in a while. Big Ugly Mich if you are from MI then I'm surprised you can't find Mallo Cups and Tang. I live in the thumb and you can find both very easily. Thank goodness because I love them both, especially those marshmallow filled treasures.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 07/10/07 11:29 AM
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How about the big Chareleston Chews?
Also Tangy Taffy.



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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 07/10/07 12:26 PM
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1. Keebler french vanilla cremes. "Golden" Oreos are good, but they're no substitute.

2. Tru-Aid. Ahh, the (non-carbonated) sodas of my youth!

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 07/11/07 2:00 AM
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OK, I'm adding yet another Doo Dads vote. No snack mix will ever be as good as them. Also throwing in another for the microwave S'mores.

I have been hunting for Gatorade gm, I think it came in orange, lemon-lime, and fruit punch. Used to be sold in places like Sports Authority and other sorts places. Nothing here of the sorts anywhere in Gainesville FL. home of the ade itself.

I miss the original fruit snack, Fun Fruits - they were kinda elongated, round edgdes tringle shapes. Yummy! Grape was my fave.




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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 07/11/07 2:16 AM
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Originally posted by stephiegirlBig Ugly Mich if you are from MI then I'm surprised you can't find Mallo Cups and Tang. I live in the thumb and you can find both very easily.
My last name is Mich****. I'm from SE Wisconsin, right between Milwaukee and Chicago, but you'd have to head about 15 miles off the Interstate to get to the town I live in.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 07/11/07 10:44 AM
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Rbpalmer: Are you referring to the Keebler Vienna Fingers Creme cookies? They still make those...at least in New England they are still available...or am I completely wrong in thinking that's what you're talking about?

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 07/17/07 1:02 AM
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i miss Chocolate Milkshake Bars and a unique Washington DC candy sold mostly thru Woodies Department Stores called Valaties Candies

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 07/17/07 1:10 AM
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Originally posted by rbpalmer

1. Keebler french vanilla cremes. "Golden" Oreos are good, but they're no substitute.

2. Tru-Aid. Ahh, the (non-carbonated) sodas of my youth!


walmart in some areas have them and some of the really big ciain supermarkets have them.i've been able to find them in WV and GA

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 07/17/07 1:12 AM
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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 07/17/07 1:22 AM
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Originally posted by Ginger9909

Pizza Spins
Suppers
Kelloggs Danish Go Rounds
Taco flavored Doritos
Frozen Sara Lee Cupcakes
Buitoni Toaster Pizza
Sears candy counter malted milk balls
Chocolite
Summit Bars
Mars Bars (original from 70s or early 80s with the 3 whole almonds on top)
Wacky Packages





OMG! These were THE best EVER!!!!!!

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 07/18/07 2:42 PM
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Originally posted by Big Ugly Mich

Pepsi Clear and Mallo Cups. I also was fond of Beeman's Clove gum, which I believe is still made, but a bear to find, and Tang. I don't even see GENERIC Tang


Hi Big Ugly,
here ya go for the Clove Gum kiddo!

www.oldtimecandy.com/black-jack-beemans-clove-gum.htm

Happy Chewing!
SherriKatt

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 07/19/07 9:25 AM
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One of my favorite snacks was recently brought back by Planters-dry roasted cashews.I am a happy girl....

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sat, 07/28/07 5:46 PM
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Dry roasted cashews are back? Oh no! There goes the budget!


Two snacks I wish were brought back have only recently been taken off the
market and that is Bacon Thins and Swiss Cheese crackers by Nabisco, those
were my family's favorites of all the crackers. And I don't know what they
did to the Vegetable Thins recipe recently but they're awful!

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sat, 07/28/07 6:48 PM
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My favorite snack as a youth was beyond compare, it was cold, it was crunchy, it was colorful, very tasty and best of all, my usually conservative parents let me eat all I wanted.

This snack is still available, but most parents and kids do not consider it a snack.Most people call it celery and it still can be found in the produce department.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 07/30/07 5:23 PM
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Originally posted by John In Seattle

Here are some of mine I am sure to think of more later:

Willy Wonka Scrunch bar, it was kind of like a 5th Ave bar, but way better.

Willy Wonka Oompas – the original ones that were like M&M’s - they were filled with chocolate and peanut butter.

The ORIGINAL Plain M&M’s - they changed the chocolate in the 90’s – I REALLY miss them.

Taco flavor Doritos.















Pizza Spins. I really miss those.

Coca-Cola and ALL sodas in returnable GLASS bottles made with real SUGAR not High Fructose corn syrup – I have to pay two dollars for a Mexican coke in Seattle, if I can even find one and there still are not as good as I recall.

Nabisco Chocolate Snaps. I gave up looking for them.

Mothers brand angel food chocolate chip cookies.

The original "Sports Shake" drink made my Mid America farms,it was available in chocolate,vanilla or strawberry - it was super rich. But they changed the product to make it lower in fat awhile back and now it is not at all the same.

McDonalds FRIED hot apple pie – they bake them now and they are not nearly as good.

Chocolate Ovaltine from Chicago – The mix used to look like coffee crystals, and was a totally different product from what is sold as Ovaltine now. I used to be able to get the original kind that was made in England, but I heard they are not making it anymore. I have found some from Thailand, but it is not quite the same.

PDQ – made by Ovaltine from Chicago.

Chef Boyardee’s cheese ravioli in a can – a great comfort food from my childhood – I can’t find it anywhere anymore.

Delaware punch. I have seen that you can get the concentrate for it out of Mexico.

The original Corn Nuts, if you want to know how they used to be, click here: http://www.inkacrops.com/snacks/info_box/inkacorn_4oz.htm

Bosco syrup, still made, but not sold in my area.

TEAM Flakes cereal, made by General Mills.

Iranian pistachios. I get Turkish ones from Zenobia, but the Iranian ones are the best.

Russell Stover french milk chocolate bar.


For an extensive list of discontinued foods, click here: http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop/btwgb.asp











John-they sell Kosher Coke and Pepsi in the grocery stores during Passover. They do not use glass bottles but it is made with sugar. I read an article that a lot of people who are not Jewish pick it up for that reason. Try and remember to pick some up next Passover as it sells out quickly.

Nicole

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 07/30/07 5:31 PM
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Does anyone remember Assorted Puffs? They were flat sheets of dough- one sheet was bacon flavored, one was cheese flavored and one was onion flavored. You baked them and they rose and puffed up. I loved these-cannot find them anywhere.

Also, what about Merry Mint Cookies? They were around Christmas time maybe made by Archway? They were round and were pepermint and were yummy too.

I also liked Reggie Bars.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 07/30/07 5:49 PM
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Originally posted by nicolem Also, what about Merry Mint Cookies? They were around Christmas time maybe made by Archway? They were round and were pepermint and were yummy too.
I know these aren't cookies, but still: http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/post.asp?method=ReplyQuote&REPLY_ID=309402&TOPIC_ID=5308&FORUM_ID=19

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 07/31/07 6:31 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Big Ugly Mich

quote:
Originally posted by nicolem Also, what about Merry Mint Cookies? They were around Christmas time maybe made by Archway? They were round and were pepermint and were yummy too.
I know these aren't cookies, but still: http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/post.asp?method=ReplyQuote&REPLY_ID=309402&TOPIC_ID=5308&FORUM_ID=19



It looks like something I would like to try. Thanks.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 08/6/07 11:23 AM
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I was in Tawas, Michigan this weekend and found FUDGIES... not Kraft but the next best thing and only $2.09/LB. They have a great bulk section with lots of other candies, nuts and snacks you don't find just everywhere. For example, every kind of black licorice treat that you can imagine and pepitas (reminiscent of sunflower nuts).
The grocery store is located on the main street going through Tawas and I believe the name is "Neiman's Market".

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 08/22/07 4:12 PM
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My first job was in a supermarket and the dairy section had these shakes in a can, Borden possibly. They were great when they were ice cold, I used to sneak them all the time when I was working and probably did more than my share to the place going out of business. I don't remember seeing them in years. You used to be able to get coffee and chocolate soda, in the summer we'd make ice cream sodas with them.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 08/22/07 4:25 PM
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Originally posted by mland520

Chocolate babies were the best- probably gone because of all the Civil Rights things that have come up in the past 50 years- not politically correct. But there are still Necco wafers and dots on paper- and Mary Janes- most larger locales have a "touristy" area and there are novelty candy stores (usually) located there. In Dallas, it's in the West End Market Place- and old fashioned candy store with everything in barrels- all the candy from when we were all much younger- even the root beer in wax and wax lips and mustaches-so check out your local area and see if there isn't a candy store like that within driving distance.

I worked in a touristy country store type place in the early 90's and we sold penny candy including chocolate babies. One charming old gentleman told me that they used to call them n****r babies.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Wed, 08/22/07 5:09 PM
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Originally posted by chickenwingking

My first job was in a supermarket and the dairy section had these shakes in a can, Borden possibly. They were great when they were ice cold, I used to sneak them all the time when I was working and probably did more than my share to the place going out of business. I don't remember seeing them in years. You used to be able to get coffee and chocolate soda, in the summer we'd make ice cream sodas with them.


Oh my gosh- I loved these! I think they might have been Borden.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 1:21 PM
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This topic is WAYYYYY too broad.

They're so many snacks that should be brought back that it couldn't fit into one whole topic.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 2:39 PM
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Big Ugly, you can make your smores so easily in the house! Just put the chocolate on a graham cracker and toast the marshmallow over a stove burner! Or, you can put three mini marshmallows on a cracker and mic them for 20 seconds or so. When you put the chocolate on and cover it with the other cracker, the chocolate will melt.

I also miss the waffle cheese sandwiches that came in a tube. My mom used to serve them to her bridge club in the '40s or '50s.

Another one I miss is the cookie that had a mound of marshmallow on top with a spoonful of jelly in the middle and the whole thing was coated with chocolate. Anyone remember those?


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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 2:52 PM
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Callard & Bowser's Butterscotch

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 2:56 PM
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Big Ugly, you can make your smores so easily in the house! Just put the chocolate on a graham cracker and toast the marshmallow over a stove burner! Or, you can put three mini marshmallows on a cracker and mic them for 20 seconds or so. When you put the chocolate on and cover it with the other cracker, the chocolate will melt.

I also miss the waffle cheese sandwiches that came in a tube. My mom used to serve them to her bridge club in the '40s or '50s.

Another one I miss is the cookie that had a mound of marshmallow on top with a spoonful of jelly in the middle and the whole thing was coated with chocolate. Anyone remember those?


I don't know if these might be the same thing but here in Georgia they make something called Cheese Waffies and they come in a bag or box and they are 2 waffle crisps alittle smaller than a half dollar with cheese in the middle. Martins and some other snack companies make them

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 2:58 PM
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Callard & Bowser's Butterscotch
I loved the toffee better

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 2:59 PM
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Chocolate babies were the best- probably gone because of all the Civil Rights things that have come up in the past 50 years- not politically correct. But there are still Necco wafers and dots on paper- and Mary Janes- most larger locales have a "touristy" area and there are novelty candy stores (usually) located there. In Dallas, it's in the West End Market Place- and old fashioned candy store with everything in barrels- all the candy from when we were all much younger- even the root beer in wax and wax lips and mustaches-so check out your local area and see if there isn't a candy store like that within driving distance.

I worked in a touristy country store type place in the early 90's and we sold penny candy including chocolate babies. One charming old gentleman told me that they used to call them n****r babies.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 3:01 PM
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Originally posted by chickenwingking

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Originally posted by mland520

Chocolate babies were the best- probably gone because of all the Civil Rights things that have come up in the past 50 years- not politically correct. But there are still Necco wafers and dots on paper- and Mary Janes- most larger locales have a "touristy" area and there are novelty candy stores (usually) located there. In Dallas, it's in the West End Market Place- and old fashioned candy store with everything in barrels- all the candy from when we were all much younger- even the root beer in wax and wax lips and mustaches-so check out your local area and see if there isn't a candy store like that within driving distance.

I worked in a touristy country store type place in the early 90's and we sold penny candy including chocolate babies. One charming old gentleman told me that they used to call them n****r babies.

try cracker barrel or look for a link on food network .com for the web address for the worlds largest penny candy store they might have them .

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 3:03 PM
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Kisscat, thanks! I don't think that brand sells in Arizona but I'll keep my eyes open for it - would love to have them again.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 3:17 PM
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Mitch - I just bought some powdered Tang (in a plastic jar, not glass like it used to be) at my local Wal-Mart. It was located with the powdered juices (such as Kool-Aid, etc.) and was on a bottom shelf. Though, I have looked for it before at Wal-Mart and have not always found it.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Thu, 08/23/07 4:14 PM
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Hershey's mint choc. chip candy bar

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Fri, 08/24/07 1:24 PM
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Originally posted by lynndunham Big Ugly, you can make your smores so easily in the house! Just put the chocolate on a graham cracker and toast the marshmallow over a stove burner! Or, you can put three mini marshmallows on a cracker and mic them for 20 seconds or so. When you put the chocolate on and cover it with the other cracker, the chocolate will melt.
That's all true, but the problem is: on my best day, I'll eat two smores. I don't need a bag of marshmallows minus one or two drying before I want another smore, so bring back the one~at~a~time kits.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Fri, 08/24/07 1:31 PM
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Pop Tarts in the early nineties had a chocolate pastry poptart with vanilla filling and vanilla (or white whatever flavor - oh no I think they said white fudge) frosting. Gone for years, Now they have oreo, hot fudge sunday and one other that look like they could be the old treat, but they taste very different.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Sun, 08/26/07 1:36 PM
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Bonamos Turkish Taffy

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 08/27/07 3:44 PM
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Seven Up Candy Bar...now that's what I miss. It was like having a box of chocolates in just a candy bar...seven different centers.
I also miss Sunshine Oatmeal Peanut Butter cookies.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 08/27/07 6:08 PM
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My first job was in a supermarket and the dairy section had these shakes in a can, Borden possibly. They were great when they were ice cold, I used to sneak them all the time when I was working and probably did more than my share to the place going out of business. I don't remember seeing them in years. You used to be able to get coffee and chocolate soda, in the summer we'd make ice cream sodas with them.


Oh my gosh- I loved these! I think they might have been Borden.


I don't think I know the Borden ones in the can...but does anyone remember something similar in the 80s called "Shake-Ups"? They came in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla (and maybe coffee too) in a small cardboard container that looked much like a carton of milk.

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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Mon, 08/27/07 6:12 PM
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For the people that want to make their own smores here is a recipe that goes over really well at any party I've been to:

Hobo Smores:

What you need:

Jet Puffed Large Marshmallows
Wooden Skewer sticks
Graham Crackers
1 can of Chocolate Frosting

Melt the can of chocolate frosting in a microwave safe bowl in intervals of 30 seconds until the frosting is warm to touch.

Insert the wooden skewer sticks into one side of each marshmallow.

In a large plastic ziploc bag, crush the graham crackers and then pour them onto a plate.

Dip the marshmallows into the melted chocolate frosting (remember to let excess drip off) and then roll the sides and bottom of the dipped marshmallow in the crushed graham crackers. Arrange on large plate and refrigerate for 1 hour.

These may not be "traditional" smores but they sure do taste amazing!


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RE: Snacks that should be brought back - Tue, 09/25/07 9:35 PM
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I realize that Drake's snacks are still made today; but I'd like to see the REAL Drake's snacks brought back, not the ones of today which give me the impression of eating flavored plastic covered with chocolate-flavored chalk. I remember when Drake's made cream-filled cupcakes, with real devil's food cake, cream filling that tasted real, and a delicious chocolate coating. They then introduced a golden cake version, with a light brown chocolate coating. I remember the first Ring Dings; they were about 5 inches in diameter, about an inch thick, and were made to the same standards as were the cupcakes.

The last time that I remember seeing any of these good old snacks was in the spring of 1971, in Northfield, VT where I was a sophomore at Norwich University. A corner grocery store in town had a box of golden Ring Dings; so I bought the box, gorged myself on them... and then never found them again.

The main competition was from Hostess. Their cupcakes were equally as good as Drakes, and it was often a matter of spur-of-the-moment choice which one I got, although Drake's probably prevailed a bit.

Annoyingly, I now live in Dorchester, MA, about a 5-minute drive from the site of the old Drake's bakery in Roxbury. I get ravenous cravings for the old snacks every time I take my daughter to school.



Oh, yes! Drakes, GOD will punish you! I used to ADORE Drakes Funny Bones. I could eat a whole box Yes, I know they still make them but now they use all cheap ingredients. They used to fill them with REAL, great tasting peanut butter with a dark chocolate coating on the devils food cake. Now it's some tan, ersatz-peanut, foam-like filling. <sigh>
I also miss the Royal Crown sour cherry hard candies, they were a fabulous cherry flavor.
My husband misses Marathon Bars.

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