Snack Cakes from Forever Ago

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Stevie Doug
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Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 3:13 PM
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From my long past youth I remember inhaling Banana Flips and Jim Jam's with a glass (or 2) of milk after school. Anyone know if these snack cakes exist (are made and sold) anymore?

Kristi S.
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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 3:23 PM
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Banana Flips sound familiar...isn't that by Little Debbie?

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 3:27 PM
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I don't think Little Debbie made Banana Flips, but I'm not 100% positive. I never ate one because I think banana-flavored things, with the exception of bananas, are almost always intensely nasty.

I remember seeing Banana Flips in convenience stores in Texas as recently as a couple years ago, so I bet they're still around.

I've never even heard of Jim Jams, though. What were they like?

Stevie Doug
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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 4:12 PM
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Jim Jams were an inch-inch and a half yellow cake about the size of a small coffee can lid slice in half with cream filling in between and a jam-like (strawberry/raspberry?) topping sprinkled with coconut as I remember.
SD

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 4:22 PM
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I always liked Snowballs- little round sponge cakes covered in marshmellow and coconut. Then I liked Moon Pies of course. Also, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I craved chocolate Zingers.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 4:24 PM
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Here is a link for Banana Flips: http://www.wets.org/?BISKIT=1369802058&CONTEXT=cat&cat=365
I think you have to go there to get them.
(Little Debbie makes "Banana Twins".)

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 4:37 PM
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Originally posted by Stevie Doug

Jim Jams were an inch-inch and a half yellow cake about the size of a small coffee can lid slice in half with cream filling in between and a jam-like (strawberry/raspberry?) topping sprinkled with coconut as I remember.
SD


Oh, like a round raspberry Zinger! I love those!

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 4:40 PM
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Think I found it:
http://www.bluebirdcake.com/electroPublisher/website/index.cfm?pageID=3

But after I eliminated Little Debbie, I could swear that Mickey made the 'flips'...is Mickey still in business?

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/8/04 5:07 PM
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Originally posted by Stevie Doug

From my long past youth I remember inhaling Banana Flips and Jim Jam's with a glass (or 2) of milk after school. Anyone know if these snack cakes exist (are made and sold) anymore?
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As soon as I read the title of this thread, the first thing I thought of was Banana Flips! I loved those things! I always thought Hostess made them.. thanks for bringing back happy memories :)

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Wed, 06/9/04 8:19 AM
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This was before my time I believe, but Jim Jams sound very good. Both the name and what they are. Keep us posted if you find them.

My youthful snacks were always Fudgetown cookies from Burry's and Drake's Cake's. I would love a Funny Bone...

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 06/15/04 2:17 AM
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Nickles bakery makes Banana Flips (as I just had one yesterday). Heres a site for them, but there are no pictures of the flip unfortunately.

http://www.nicklesbakery.com/products/pasteriessnackcakesdonuts.html

They also have come out with a red velvet twinkie type cake and its incredible. They always seem to be fresh.

If somebody else made the banana flip besides Nickles, I apologize. I've only been familiar with this one over the past twenty years.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 07/12/05 9:53 AM
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Not sure if they are still made, but when I lived in Hawaii in the early 70's, they had a Banana Twinkie that was leaps and bounds better than the one served on the mainland. It wasn't banana creme filled but the cake portion was made with the bananas. Really close to a banana bread. I loved them. Any know if they are still made?

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 07/12/05 10:13 AM
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How about Drake's pound cake with RAISINS? I remember that so well, moist, sweet pound cake, with plump raisins inside! Soooo good with a glass of cold milk! Haven't seen them for years though...

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 07/12/05 10:33 AM
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what about DRAKE'S coffee cakes and funny bones?? they are the BESt and can not be found anywhere around south bend, indiana... i have had friends send them to me once in a while so i can get a 'fix' of them.. funny isn't it- how certain foods get to us and we just HAVE to have them-- scary in a way the power food has over people..... but it's GOOD!! :)

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Thu, 07/14/05 3:24 PM
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I have not seen Funny Bones in a while course have not really looked for them, but Coffee Cakes are readily available in my neck of the woods.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Thu, 07/14/05 4:37 PM
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Kiowa
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Originally posted by Kristi S.

Think I found it:
http://www.bluebirdcake.com/electroPublisher/website/index.cfm?pageID=3

But after I eliminated Little Debbie, I could swear that Mickey made the 'flips'...is Mickey still in business?

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Thu, 07/14/05 4:41 PM
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Originally posted by Kristi S.

Think I found it:
http://www.bluebirdcake.com/electroPublisher/website/index.cfm?pageID=3

But after I eliminated Little Debbie, I could swear that Mickey made the 'flips'...is Mickey still in business?


I believe you're right about Mickey's... I remember the Banana Flips and Zingers (never liked either of them), but I LOVED the cream filled devil's food sandwich they made... yum!!!

Sorry for the previous post... my bad...

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Mon, 08/29/05 10:11 AM
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Hi All,

While trying to find out if Mickey cakes are still made, and/or the name of the bakery(ies) that made them, I ran across the Banana Flips.
They were first named Banana Dreams, then renamed Banana Dream, and finally Banana Flip.

They are still available from:

http://www.mrsfreshleys.com/Products/cremefilled.html
According to the Patent & Trademark Ofice they are owned by the same folks that own Hostess and about 50 other brands.
It also appears they will ship them to you.

Any help with Mickey Cakes would be appreciated, and can be posted here or emailed to me at the current year at bobby.net, ie. 2005@xxxxx.xxx (hopefully this confuses the address collection bots).

Thank you,
Bobby

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Mon, 08/29/05 11:40 AM
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Wow - now I'm dating myself with reference to Jane Parker baked goods from A&P...can now imagine several 20-something readers wondering what an A&P is....

I loved Jane Parker orange frosted cupcakes as a kid as well as their Spanish Bars, which were basically a dark spice cake with white frosting. Does anyone know if the remaining A&P's left in the Northeast still do the Jane Parker goods? They had some good stuff!

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 02/7/06 6:17 PM
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I ran across banana flips today .. I think they were Dolly Madison (or Hostess)

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 02/7/06 7:11 PM
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Sara Lee frozen iced banana cake in the loaf pan....they don't make it anymore, but my husband and I both adored it as kids, he growing up in MA and me in PA. I can still taste it. beth

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 02/7/06 9:39 PM
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Dolly Madison makes Banana Flips- which I have seen in the past couple of months at a party store and they also make the raspberry zingers which I adore. All this talk about sweets is making me hungry.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 02/7/06 9:47 PM
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are chocodiles old or new?

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 02/7/06 10:46 PM
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CarolinaBill, I can almost taste the JP Spanish Bar.. I loved those and the fruitcakes, too. I haven't seen an A&P in a long time...

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 02/7/06 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by azure

are chocodiles old or new?
I think Unwrapped on the food channel said they have been made for over 40 yrs.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Sat, 04/8/06 2:05 AM
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This is so funny. I found this site because someone found a thread that I responded to on another site, where I was talking about Banana Flips and Jim Jams.

I grew up in SW Ohio, born in 1955.

I could get a Barq's rootbeer and a Banana Flip,or a Jim Jam for a quarter.

Later, Dr. Pepper and a bag of Styer's BBQ chips was my choice for the quarter.

Mickey Cakes made the Banana Flip and the Jim Jan.

Anyone remember Mama's Cookies? You could get a large bag/box for twenty-nine cents.

AH...the good ol' days.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Sat, 04/8/06 4:39 PM
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I see now that King Kong is out on DVD they have come out with the Banana Twinkies by Hostess. I thought the creme was banana flavored, but now that I know it is the cake itself I might be willing to give them a try.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Fri, 04/14/06 9:07 PM
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Originally posted by Kristi S.

Think I found it:
http://www.bluebirdcake.com/electroPublisher/website/index.cfm?pageID=3

But after I eliminated Little Debbie, I could swear that Mickey made the 'flips'...is Mickey still in business?


I believe Mickey's was part of the Old Home/Sara Lee merger. I see Mickey's bannana flips at the Sara Lee day old bread store.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Fri, 04/14/06 9:34 PM
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I looked at the Banana Twinkies a little closer and they are a golden sponge cake with Banana creme filling. That turned me off, I thought it was the other way around.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Fri, 04/14/06 9:42 PM
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I love Banana Flips. I believe Kern's makes them, don't they, Sundancer? They're getting pretty hard to find nowadays, but occasionally I'll run across them at a convenience store or newsstand.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Thu, 05/4/06 5:50 PM
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Originally posted by Stevie Doug

From my long past youth I remember inhaling Banana Flips and Jim Jam's with a glass (or 2) of milk after school. Anyone know if these snack cakes exist (are made and sold) anymore?
[If memory serves, I remember Jim Jams Banana Flips and Spice Boats all being manufactured under the name of "Cookbook". I think there was a name with an apostrophe like Smith's or Brown's or some such word that preceded the word "Cookbook". I haven't seen any of these in northeastern Ohio for years.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Fri, 05/5/06 9:50 AM
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I always like the Spanish Bar cakes. Even Winn Dixie sold those, but I don't remember who made them. I also liked the cinnamon buns with the white icing and with raisins in them. Years ago, the Christmas season would begin with my Daddy buying a Jane Parker fruitcake.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Sun, 05/7/06 10:20 PM
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Mmmmmm. I'd kill for a 'Devil Dog" or a "Yankee Doodle" about now with a nice cold glass of milk.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Sat, 06/24/06 12:33 PM
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For young twenty-somethings, A&P was a supermarket chain from days gone by.A&P + Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.We had quite a few here
in Chicago.They left about twenty-five years ago

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Sat, 06/24/06 1:38 PM
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I used to love Drakes coffee cakes and Devil Dogs. Ring Dings were great too. Hostess seems to have aquired some of Drakes recipes/rights and their coffee cake is similar.

What I liked were Richs Chocolate Eclairs and Bavarian Creme Puffs that could be found in the store freezer section. They do not seem to be easily found, so I will go for Entenmanns chocolate eclairs.

mark

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Wed, 06/28/06 7:09 PM
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Dolly Madison (IBC) has inherited the banana flips from Mickey (ABC).
Flowers also used to make them, (that's what Mrs. Frehsley's would be)but the cake was always dry and gritty. They also made chocolate flips (vanilla creme) and even a vanilla flip.

I still have the paper labels from a lot of these things, and have even scanned them and used them as my desktop for a while.

I also still miss Drake's strawberry and banana Shortcakes (basically, their fake Twinkies back before the merger). And out West, the best tasting cakes I ever had were Break's (Campbell Taggart; now Earth Grains) Shake Cakes, which looked like Zingers, but were slightly longer, and came in vanilla, chocolate, and Strawberry.

These days, I have been eating Entenmann's mini carrot cakes, which are also sold in two in a pack, at least around here. They are kind of shaped like Zingers as well, but not as sugary, but tasty carrot cake. Totally unique in snack cakes.

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RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Mon, 04/23/07 9:08 AM
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Regarding the 'Banana Flips' & 'Jim Jams' there was a third cake treat called 'Devil's Delite' that was a devils food sandwich with a vanilla creme center. The label said "Cookbook Cake treats" and then later the word 'Mickey's' was added to the label as I remember. I grew up in the 50s & 60s in Michigan and we had them there.

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Re:Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Sat, 03/31/12 3:15 PM
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THIS IS CRAAAAAZY  my brother and I were just talking about jim jams the other day  they were his favorites!!!!!!
 
My favorite on the other hand was a small pie that had lemon jello then on top of that was a whipped cream with toasted coconut on top of it.  OMG i am drooling for one of those right now!!!!!
 

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Re:Snack Cakes from Forever Ago - Tue, 10/2/12 4:40 PM
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Passion Flakies were called Puffed Squares 45 years ago and then Fruit Flakies for a brief period about 30 years ago. They're still the very best though by whatever name, but they're sold only in Canada:

 


They can be bought individually wrapped at most variety stores but buy a whole box of six if you're ever north of the border. You won't regret it. They'll make you want to move to Canada. 
 

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