Pizza Spins

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reno30
Junior Burger
2004/12/28 17:12:53
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.
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
RE: Pizza Spins 2004/12/29 09:45:55
quote:
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!

Brad
reno30
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2004/12/29 22:58:00
Hi Brad, Yes those are the PIzza Spins that I was talking about. Sadly they are not longer being produced.
Mint_Tea
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/06/28 00:17:29
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!
reno30
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/06/28 00:56:21
Thanks for the tip on Trader Joe's chips. I will check them out.
John In Seattle
Hamburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/08/13 14:09:36
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 They were originally made by General Mills, and came out in the late sixties, or early 70’s as a family of four snacks: Bugles, (still around) Pizza Spins, Bells, and Whistles.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.
joanie41
Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/08/13 15:16:29
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.
johnc123160
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/09/01 10:52:38
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
john
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/09/02 19:27:07
Bugler's are like Tequila...once you have too much and get sick...you can't stand the sight, smell or sound of them.


bellz666
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/09/16 15:21:01
Wow these sound awesome. I love pizza snacks. 80/20s count as one loan.
Ginger9708
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/09/23 10:09:15
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.
Junk Food Junkie
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/10/21 20:30:53
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.
Ginger9708
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/11/09 17:16:20
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.
Kiowa1
Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/11/09 19:12:48
Ate them and liked them...

Anyone remember Chipnics?
John In Seattle
Hamburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2005/12/24 12:42:11
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
klize
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/01/14 07:18:50
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.
stephiegirl
Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/01/16 10:03:49
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!!
harley2100
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/02/25 18:01:12
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.
PickleFreak37
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/03/15 10:19:21
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.
StatenSmokerMan
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/05/22 10:48:25
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
Chochem
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/07/01 15:37:41
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".
John In Seattle
Hamburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/07/30 22:20:30
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/

TCP
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/12/07 16:08:29
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.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2006/12/07 16:19:44
quote:
Originally posted by Kiowa1

Ate them and liked them...

Anyone remember Chipnics?

I remember "Chipsters".
dalegibb
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/02 23:34:13
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
Ginger9708
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/10 17:32:31
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
Ginger9708
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/10 17:33:43
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
harley2100
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/14 13:55:25
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.
Ginger9708
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/01/17 16:47:10
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.
toddandrenee
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/02/25 00:45:33
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.
Pretty Hysterical
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/02/25 18:06:08
I have found something that reminds me of Pizza Spins. www.SpecialCheese.com -look under Crunchy Baked Cheese - try the pizza flavor snacks. These are a great low-carb snack. You can't go wrong with the Variety Pack - White Cheddar, Herb 'n Garlic, Sour Cream 'n Onion, Jalapeno, Nacho, Pizza, Honey Dijon, Cool Ranch, Bacon, White Cheddar w/ Soy, & Barbeque - something for everyone. Most flavors do not contain MSG (monosodium glutamate); however I have recently noticed that my favorite flavor - Bacon - does unfortunately have msg.
Pwingsx
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/02/26 14:01:29
Hey toddandrenee, I remember pizza puffs. I LOVED those things, although thinking back on it now, I don't think I'd even eat one today. They were so awful they were good.

Have you tried googling them to see if they're still made?
reno30
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/03/17 23:59:22
What's sad is I can actually remember what pizza spin tasted like. LOL
reno30
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/03/18 00:02:00
Does anyone know when pizza spins stopped being produced?
mshockey73
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/03/24 22:04:19
If you go to YouTube and enter 'The Monkees commercials' the first video titled 'Monkees TV show sponsor bumper commercials' features Pizzs Spins in one of their ads toward the end. They were advertised as 'the crunchy munchy snack that tastes like a pizza puff.' That brought back good memories. I used to love those when I was a kid.
reno30
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/03/24 23:31:47
Thanks for the you tube info. It was fun to see the old bumpers.
lexkeys
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/05/12 03:44:27
Hey Gang. It's nice to see that my sis and I aren't the only ones who remember the greatest (and most addictive) snack ever.

I, too, can actually remember the taste...

I remember turning my boyscout troop on to them, so they were around in the late 60's or early 70's (I was born in '61 and boyscouts are, what, 10???)

I was in the grocery story today, passing by the pizza rolls and started thinking about pizza spins. I remember reading about the pizza spins/Ninja Turtles Crunchabunga link. They have a new movie out, so ya never know...keep your eyes peeled.

I did a google search and found you, so here I am.
Capn Crud
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/09/27 12:59:29
I know this was posted previously but pizza flavored Pringles taste EXACTLY like the ole Pizza Spins we love. They are what inspired me to search the internet looking for Pizza Spins. But sadly, I found they are no longer available

PIZZA SPINS and WACKY PACKAGES rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!
drummagick
Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/09/27 22:39:10
I loved Pizza Spins, and also Daisies, that came out around the same time. Whistles were just ok. I never at Bugles then, but I do now out of nostalgia for Pizza Spins.
ScottyKage
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/10/03 23:29:23
I found these and they taste very similar

http://www.inventuregroup.net/images/TGIF/TGIF-Pizza-Chip.gif
pathend
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/10/13 20:42:45
Actually, it's funny you mention that. Though I don't know if they're actually called "spins" (I'll have to look it up), the snack machine in the break room at my work has a cracker with pizza flavoring. I personally find them a bit on the nasty side, partially because the crackers have a similar consistancy to cardboard and because the pizza flavoring is lacking. Those pizza flavored pringles are a lot better. However, I'll look at 'em when I go to work tomorrow, and if they are the Pizza Spins, I'll take a picture and post it up here.
pathend
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2007/10/14 23:26:32
Here's an update for ya. They weren't Pizza Spins, they were Pizzarias. Here's a piccy.

SweetTooth62
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2008/04/26 17:43:19
I loved Pizza Spins! My husband didn't remember them till I brought them up a few years back and that jogged his memory about them. The flavor was unique and addictive! I's sit at my babysitters after school and eat them watching the flintstones or Dark Shadows and play with a barrel of monkeys during the commercials. *sigh* Life was so much easier =)
drummagick
Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2008/04/26 18:06:00
Oh gosh, Dark Shadows and Pizza Spins. *sigh*x10
NCTim
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2009/04/30 21:59:38
ALMOST A BULLSEYE! Much closer to Pizza Spins than Pringles' Pizzalicious is, ..

DORITOS Collisions has Pizza Lovers and Ranch in one bag. I bought them thinking they might be close, and aside from the tortilla chip texture, they make those taste bud alarms go off!
 
I DO remember whistles, and they were just like joanie41 said.
 
Pizzerias were nowhere near the same.
Lindseyup67
Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2009/04/30 23:04:11
Pizzaspins.......Yiiiii!!!!!!!!! Me and my fam all got the stomach flu after indulging in these up in Copper Harbor,Mi. back in 1973-74! Would love to find these again! It has been a while.......lol
NCTim
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2009/05/29 17:51:33
Another reasonably pizza plavored item is Pepperidge Farm Goldfish -- Flavor Blasted Xplosive Pizza. But... not even close to the profile of Pizza Spins.
mlm571
Junior Burger
Re:Pizza Spins 2011/03/14 21:43:59
I thought I was the only person in the world who remembered them!  I remember my Pop buying them for me when I was little.  So yummy!  Wish they would bring these back!
7echo
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2011/03/28 02:11:10
I loved Pizza Spins as a teen ager. To me at the time, they tasted like an awesome local pizzeria, Bruno's. Wish they still made them. Also remember getting a puffed pizza flavored snack while on vacation in Idaho in 1969 that was almost as awesome, don't remember what they were called, but they didn't have them in Calif, so maybe a local company? All that stuff would kill me now, I'm diabetic....
Big Kahuna Kooks
Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2011/03/28 10:49:43
I remember as a boy scout Bugles, Whistles and Spins were the snacks of choice for us kids. We would stuff them in our packs and stay up all night munching on them and talking story. I just remember having that Pizza breath for days afterwards. Thanks for the retro time warp. bkk
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2011/03/29 14:48:33
I think my parents bought Pizza Spins, but not very often.I know they sometimes bought Bugles and chicken In A biskit snack crackers too.Funnyons, the ring shaped oion snacks are still around,and i think Cheese Whiz in a can is available too.
NCTim
Junior Burger
RE: Pizza Spins 2012/02/26 16:28:02
I just found something VERY close in flavor!!!
Triscuits Fire Roasted Tomato & Olive Oil flavor. The seasoning was THE CLOSEST if not the exact same taste!
 
It's been years since I logged in here, been very busy, HAD to share the news!
drummagick
Cheeseburger
RE: Pizza Spins 2012/02/28 10:46:00
Went looking for a pic of Pizza Spins, didn't find any, but found this!
 
http://www.flickr.com/pho...lyshopping/3279954073/
 
 
Ah, here we go
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bolio88/5416208196/
post edited by drummagick - 2012/02/28 10:49:08
GumbyD
Junior Burger
Re:Pizza Spins 2012/07/26 03:55:51
Unbelievable!!! Pizza Spins! I knew I didn't imagine them!!! You crazy people do too and you have kept this thread going for at least 8 years!!!!!  So funny! I think General Mills should bring them back. What a lovely taste. If I close my eyes I can almost imagine the taste.  Thanks for the memory!!
chibijunior
Junior Burger
Re:Pizza Spins 2012/07/27 04:40:55
You can get a snack called spin here in Japan . I think pizza flavor is available . It`s no as popular as it used to be they used to sell spin served warm in a paper cone at amusement parks. I remember butter flavor .
chibijunior
Junior Burger
Re:Pizza Spins 2012/07/27 04:46:01
I just checked online and you can buy uncooked spin at amazon.jp . I guess you just deep fry them yourself .
chibijunior
Junior Burger
Re:Pizza Spins 2012/07/27 04:59:38
is this the same snack ?
drummagick
Cheeseburger
Re:Pizza Spins 2012/08/22 15:55:10
GumbyD
  You crazy people do too and you have kept this thread going for at least 8 years!!!!!

 
 
When we have a craving, WE HAVE A CRAVING!!
 
:D