Oh my gosh, I hadn't thought about Doo Dads in ages! They were a Friday night TV watching snack with my sisters, back in the days when the Mary Tyler Moore show and Bob Newhart were on! THey were also my father's favorite "car" snack. I would love to find some.
I did a little search and found this posted in a message board:
"Let me tell you what happened with
Nabisco's Doo Dads. As recently as June of this year,
I found some at an Exxon gas station here in Houston,
Texas, where I live. This was really interesting since
I had not seen any since the late 90s. I remember that
it was extremely popular when I was growing up in the
70s, 80s, and 90s, and then as 2000 rolled around,
they were practically nowhere to be seen. That snack
mix has been discontinued in the U.S., I believe. It's
a Nabisco Canada product. Anyway, sometime in the 90s,
Nabisco came out with another product called Ritz
Snack Mixers, which was a snack mix composed of Mini
Ritz crackers, plain, whole wheat, and cheese
varieties, cereal that looked like wheat Chex, and
pretzel sticks. They came in two varieties:
Traditional and Cheddar. The Cheddar Snack Mixers came
with more cheese crackers and everything was coated
with cheese powder. Anyway, Ritz Snack Mixers have
been discontinued also, but don't worry. It only gets
better. About a month ago, I was at the supermarket,
and lo and behold, I see this brand new product called
Nabisco Snack Mixers! They come in two varieties:
Traditional and Cheddar. So what is it, you might say?
Nabisco's Doo Dads and Ritz Snack Mixers resurrected!
They have thrown the two snacks into one package and
renamed it! The Cheddar variety is Doo Dads with
Cheddar Ritz Snack Mixers, and the Traditional variety
is Doo Dads with Traditional Ritz Snack Mixers.
Ingenious, isn't it? Oh, and the Cheddar has Cheetos
thrown into the mix! "