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tfrielin
Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2007/11/30 10:08:07

Didn't Morton's use a Kentucky Colonel type character (played by a real person/actor) as the spokesman for their frozen fried chicken dinners? That and their honeybuns are what I remember most about Morton's frozen foods. Thanks for reviving memories of a great, but now sadly departed product line.
ayersian
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2007/11/30 23:45:15
I microwaved a semi-stale glazed donut from Donut Dip in East Longmeadow, Mass. yesterday as a snack. One bite of that warm cake, and it immediately reminded me of hot-from-the-oven Morton's cinnamon-sugar donuts, which my childhood friend Richie and I ate constantly at his house (god bless your mother for always having them in your freezer, Richie!). Sounds like we all have powerful recall images of those little gems in our heads!
waltpiii
Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2007/12/01 08:34:50
quote:
Originally posted by ayersian

I microwaved a semi-stale glazed donut from Donut Dip in East Longmeadow, Mass. yesterday as a snack. One bite of that warm cake, and it immediately reminded me of hot-from-the-oven Morton's cinnamon-sugar donuts, which my childhood friend Richie and I ate constantly at his house (god bless your mother for always having them in your freezer, Richie!). Sounds like we all have powerful recall images of those little gems in our heads!


Apple Cider donuts warmed in the microwave are mighty tasty as well.

Walt
allyk
Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2007/12/07 16:08:22
I was just thinking about Morton frozen donuts today. What a blast from the past! My mother would buy them for a school day special treat. We kids loved them. I remember the TV ad: "Morton is turning my house into a donut shop!" We also had the occasional Morton frozen dinner, and the boil-in-bag turkey and roast beef with gravy was a staple when I was in college. I cooked them in a hot pot. They were pretty good over toast.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2007/12/17 18:40:19
quote:
Originally posted by Debra101

I live in Charlottesville, Va. and you're right..Morton's DID have a thrift store in Crozet. You could buy anything from TV dinners to 10 lb. bags of their frozen chicken. My family would go at least once a month and stock our freezer. I certainly do remember those wonderful little frozen donuts. The cinnamon sugar ones right out of the oven would just melt in your mouth. The frozen honey buns were great too. Oh for the good 'ole days..lol. Morton's did sell out I believe to Conagra. The building in Crozet now belongs to The Dave Matthews Band. Wonder if Dave ejoyed their donuts as well...


This is why I love ROADFOOD! When (1969-72) I was earning my graduate degrees in economics at The University of Virginia we (the starter wife and I) actually bought a $139 Sears upright freezer to keep the goodies from the Crozet Thrift store! Their damaged crust pot pies were a nickel each and we enjoyed many a 20 cent dinner (our $95/month 2 BR in Copeley Hill - still extant graduate student housing - included utilities). And I do remember the nearly free donuts as being quite tasty.
drpep
Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/01/01 21:23:59
Within the last 3 years I remember seeing Wegmans frozen glazed donuts at Wegmans, of course.
Garland Pollard
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/01/23 18:52:10
It's great to see that folks are still looking for the Morton products. I wrote a post about Morton and its history on my blog BrandlandUSA, and have found that it is the most searched for keyword that folks use to find my blog. Folks everywhere are still searching for these donuts. Mostly, they are searching for "Morton Donut" but very often it is "Morton Honey Buns".

If you would like to read the post, as well as see a photo of their cream pies, the link is below. I was thinking about starting some sort of petition campaign to bring them back, but I guess spreading the word is enough.
brandlandusa.blogspot.com/2007/07/mortons-honey-buns.html
tfrielin
Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/01/24 10:03:02
quote:
Originally posted by Garland Pollard

It's great to see that folks are still looking for the Morton products. I wrote a post about Morton and its history on my blog BrandlandUSA, and have found that it is the most searched for keyword that folks use to find my blog. Folks everywhere are still searching for these donuts. Mostly, they are searching for "Morton Donut" but very often it is "Morton Honey Buns".

If you would like to read the post, as well as see a photo of their cream pies, the link is below. I was thinking about starting some sort of petition campaign to bring them back, but I guess spreading the word is enough.
brandlandusa.blogspot.com/2007/07/mortons-honey-buns.html



It's great to see someone trying to revive a lost comfort food group--I too consumed many gross tons of Morton honey buns, TV dinners, and doughnuts in my childhood.

Roadfood and comfort foodies may also be interested in knowing that another "lost" comfort food staple--Kraft Pizza Mixes--are still actually available, but only in Canada.

They disappeared from the grocery shelves in the US in the mid-'80s after being around (and a staple of my youthful diet) since at least the early/mid '60s.

But for some reason, Kraft still markets them in Canada. and thanks to the Internet, you can have them shipped to you via this website:

http://www.canadianfavourites.com/

Standard disclaimer: I in no way profit off of either the website of Kraft Canada. I just love Kraft Pizza mixes!

renesis
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/04/25 20:27:14
I, like the original poster, used to eat these yummy little cinnamon sugar donuts for breakfast and today when I was in the grocery store, they popped into my head. I asked my fiancé if she remembered them, or if she had ever even seen them since she is 10 years younger than me, but she hadn't. I didn't know that Morton's had been sold and that's too bad because once you get a craving for something like that, it is hard to kick.
DavidEMartin
Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/05/01 13:57:17
In regards to everyone reminiscing about the wonderful experience of the cinnamon donuts warm from the oven--- anyone else eat the things frozen straight from the freezer?
Sometimes I just could not wait.
cbtandem
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/07/03 13:13:18
It seems several of us associate Morton's cinnamon donuts with Christmas morning! I looked for them for years after they were discontinued.
magcentric
Hamburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/07/04 03:31:00
Oh, yeah! I remember that day back in 1977 when mom served us those! I guess it was
a special treat because we never had them again.
brittneal
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/07/04 06:18:09
I seem fo remember Mortons TV dinners from way back.
The 1st thing that popped in my head was the guy in rain gear on the box of fish dticks, From their site I couldnt find any sweets, just seafood,
britt
DavidEMartin
Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/07/10 10:44:26
That's GORTON's (of Gloucester).
DLnWPBrown
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/07/10 11:38:19
FYI, Aldi's sells their brand of individually wrapped glazed doughnuts in their freezer section. The box holds 12 and I think I paid $1.99. Taste just like the originals by Morton's.


Dennis in Cary
Baah Ben
Filet Mignon
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/07/10 11:39:11
How about Chock Full of Nuts great frozen donuts.....
fivedonahues
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/08/02 18:38:12
I was feeling like a snack tonight, something really great... thought back to the best tasting sweet I'd ever had... Morton frozen Cinnamon Donuts... put a search out for them, hoping to order cases of them online and found this forum... I am in mourning over that letter saying they are no longer produced. However, I do have the second best tasting thing I have ever had... MY T Fine chocolate pudding.. Only thing that can console me, thank god I have some.
fivedonahues
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/08/02 18:47:31
forgot to add: just about any donut microwaved will give you a very similar flavor to Mortons.. Heat on high for 10 sec's, yum.
Zippster
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/11/12 19:10:52
Hello everyone! Stumbled across this website by accident and glad I did. Many memories of past, present, and hopefully future products, restaurants, and the like found. I recall a poster mentioning a "Colonel" type of character representing Morton's. I recall a "Colonel Morton," a much younger looking version of the KFC Col. I also seem to recall that the Morton's product line was a staple of many "non or small chain food stores." Looking forward to future participation in Roadfood.
sonic
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/11/20 13:09:29
It amazes me that other humans are familiar with these scrumpdillyicious Morton mini donuts. I recall me & my 4 older brothers having these several days out of the week. Thank the lord my Father owned a shoe store & could afford to replenish our Morton's stock & that my dear Mother was always willing to wake up & prepare our morning quick fix before taking off to school. The "glazed" were equal to today "krispy kremes". As far as my memory after all these years, nuttin compares to Morton! Wish they would bring them back....Thanks for sharing this topic! I agree, I'm Nuts in Kansas!
Ms Pixie
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/12/10 21:30:01
quote:
Originally posted by BostonChowHound

I remember having these as a kid before heading to school. They came in a brown box, probably 18 to a box, but they were "mini". Just enough for my brother, sister & I to wolf 'em down before school. The "glazed" variety were doughy, not unlike a Krispy Kreme. I vaguely recall a cake-like sugar/cinammon variety as well.

Does anybody else remember these? My brother, sister & mother all think I'm nuts.
Ms Pixie
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/12/10 21:31:21
Yes! I remember them, my mom would fix them before church on Sunday mornings. Do they still make them? I have check at several stores but no luck.....
quote:
Originally posted by BostonChowHound

I remember having these as a kid before heading to school. They came in a brown box, probably 18 to a box, but they were "mini". Just enough for my brother, sister & I to wolf 'em down before school. The "glazed" variety were doughy, not unlike a Krispy Kreme. I vaguely recall a cake-like sugar/cinammon variety as well.

Does anybody else remember these? My brother, sister & mother all think I'm nuts.
Bigapetite
Hamburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/12/10 21:47:55
Many years ago I worked for a frozen food distributor which later became one of the founding companies later to be known as the Sysco corporation.

Morton's had a large cross section of products, Pot Pie's, TV Dinners, Cream pies, Frozen Bread Dough, Honey Buns and Donuts. Unfortunately they were always to be the Burger King of frozen fast food.
What brought there demise I'm not sure of but boy do I miss those Honey Buns
wlbrown66
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/12/14 21:36:50
I remember the mini cinnamon donuts like it was yesterday! My sister, my aunt (she was only two years older than I), and I would have them for breakfast before school. I also remeber the box having a photo of the donuts with a dark backround and the letters were simple rounded block style red and organge letters that said 'morton's mini donuts'. The box had one of those perforated 'zip' things that went all around three sides of the box so when you zipped it open, the box had a little lid that you would open and there were the donuts all lined up on thier sides...man, talk about opening up a treasure chest! I also remember there being 24 in a box, but many on here have said there were 18. At any rate, we all three would watch each other like a hawk to be sure we all got the same number of donuts. I also remember that if they were left in the oven just a hair too long, the bottoms would get hard and too brown. I was so excited when microwaves came around so that we didn't have to worry about that anymore. I have looked for those in stores and online for years with no luck. I guess the older we get we try to recapture some of our youth.
CpSpalding
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2008/12/14 22:26:36
Wow this brings back memories of both the jelly and mini-cinnamon variety. I remember watching The Pink Panther cartoon as a kid waiting for my mom to finish cooking them. When I was in college I found a box at the Kroegers--this was 1987. It was quite good even then.
baconeater
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/01/03 00:22:39
I've been searching for Morton's frozen donuts for years.  I figured they just weren't available here in California.  I remember having them as a kid on the East Coast in the 70s.  We'd have them in the winter when it was snowy. 

I totally forgot about the honey buns until I saw them mentioned here.

Like others, I stumbled across this forum while Googling for "frozen donuts".  I was so sad to read that they're no longer available.  Nothing tastes like them.

Stan V
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/01/07 23:48:44
I have gotten a total kick from this thread about Morton's and their frozen donuts and desserts!  I worked for them from 1972 - 1980, even relocating from Rye, NY to Charlottesvile when George Mrdeza moved the entire division (of ITT-CBC).  I was the Group Leader, of Dessert Products, in R&D.  When I joined Mortons's, they already had those great Mini Donuts (I know the secret of the flavor!) Honey Buns, Creme Pies, and Fruit Pies.  I helped add the yeast raised donuts, cake donuts, donut holes, mini fruit pies, mini creme pies, and mini cheesecakes!    Many hours were spent in Crozet and Russellville, working with a really great group of Production managers!  One of the best jobs i ever had!!  If you want to know anything about their products, how they were formulated, processed, or marketed, just ask.    Stan                                                                                                      
drpep
Cheeseburger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/01/08 20:50:34
 I'll ask. What was "the secret of the flavor"?
Stan V
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/01/09 00:22:26
drpep

 I'll ask. What was "the secret of the flavor"?


In addition to cinnamon in the sugar, a smaller part of mace oil and nutmeg oil, equal parts, was added.  That really made it standout.
rkofood
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/02/24 16:59:29
TastyKake still makes mini-cini's that you can then freeze. 32 seconds on high gets them just right. hard to find (last seen in phillipsburg PA truckstop) but when i see them I buy as many boxes as they have.

enjoy.
foodqueen5
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/02/26 17:11:17

I also loved those donuts! It ws the best breakfast and/or snack!  Anyone have the recipe? 
SteelyTed
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/03/12 04:50:12

I also loved these donuts as a kid and was thrilled when I ran across a similar product.  I decided to give them a try and I must say they are absolutely delicious!!  Just like I remember the Morton's as a kid!  They are made by a company in Canada called "Buehler's" and I found them at Aldi.  You really must try these if you liked the old Morton's gooeyglazed donuts.  If you have an Aldi in your neighborhood run down and getcha some today!  If they don't have them then ask them to get some soon!
punchcard
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/06/15 22:20:34
cbtandem

It seems several of us associate Morton's cinnamon donuts with Christmas morning! I looked for them for years after they were discontinued.



Me too!   On Christmas morning my mother would light some candles on the dining room table and serve these. 
Endzone
Junior Burger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2009/08/27 09:42:57
I know you all are talking about dounts, but my great memory of Morton's were their cherry pies!  Morton's made the best--even better than Mrs. Smiths or Sara Lee or anybody--even speciality pie stores!  I would always get them at Kroger's in Ft. Worth, but sometime during the late 80s I noticed they were showing up in the freezer.  A manager there said he ordered 2 cases of them, but they just hadn't shown up. 

I can't imagine that this line was not profitable.  They had to be profitable.  I wonder what the real reason was for shutting it down and why they were sold so many times? 

Anybody know that cherry pie recipe? 

KellyRay
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2010/02/17 20:20:28
I LOVED THOSE DONUTS....... growing up in Charlotte, visiting my Grandmom.  We couldn't get them in FL, no Morton's carried down there, but in NC, it was another story.  Grandmom would get them at the old A&P store at Park Road Shopping Center and store them in the freezer.  I preferred mine just thawed, still chilled -- brother liked his from the oven.  We almost fought over them -- there were 18 in a box and he didn't think we should split the box 50/50.  He was right, of course, since I was 2 years younger and at least 30 lbs smaller, but I still could eat my weight in those donuts. 
 
I should have known they were out of business -- I'd looked for the "Morton's" brand for years, but never saw it anywhere.  Oh well -- just a treasured memory now.  I'd sure like to have one more box for old times' sake.  : P
CaramelSmoothie
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2011/02/20 21:41:58
SteelyTed

I also loved these donuts as a kid and was thrilled when I ran across a similar product.  I decided to give them a try and I must say they are absolutely delicious!!  Just like I remember the Morton's as a kid!  They are made by a company in Canada called "Buehler's" and I found them at Aldi.  You really must try these if you liked the old Morton's gooeyglazed donuts.  If you have an Aldi in your neighborhood run down and getcha some today!  If they don't have them then ask them to get some soon!

Old thread, but I was thinking about these today and googled it and came across this thread. I will be trying this brand out when I get around to going to Aldi's.
MacTAC
Cheeseburger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2011/02/25 02:19:30
CaramelSmoothie 
Old thread, but I was thinking about these today and googled it and came across this thread. I will be trying this brand out when I get around to going to Aldi's.
Let us know, please. And welcome!

claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2011/02/26 13:38:37
I loved Morton's Frozen Donuts.  I would eat them just out of the oven,before they cooled off.
I,also, loved Banquet Tuna pot pies.  I would love to find them again.
Kate in Bristol
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2011/03/15 13:50:34
I too LOVED Morton's mini Sugar/Cinammon variety.  Just wanted to let you know that Schwan's (the home food delivery company) now sells an item marketed under their name, and only available (to my knowledge).  The donuts taste exactly as I remembered them.  I might add, not cheap.  But definitely worth it!!!!
mjambro
Cheeseburger
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2011/03/21 08:19:01
Saw what might be a similar product at Aldie's - frozen glazed donuts. 
mo4040
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2011/07/29 22:06:39
I went to Miller School back in the early 80's and these doughnuts were in a definate treat. I remember
being on the football team and on some of our away games, the equipment managers would board the bus after the game and start throwing boxes of these doughnuts to us. I never thought teenagers could ever be sated, but after about 30 minuts, we could not eat them all.
 
God, I miss those days.
utmba_72
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2012/06/13 17:37:18
Been almost a year since there's been activity in this thread.  As old as it is, I'm surprised I'd never come across it before in my periodic searches for Morton's donuts. 
 
Anyway, I've been periodically able to satisfy my Morton's cravings and thought I'd help spread the word as I just got back into town after getting a fix and that triggered my search. 
 
In Seattle's Pike Place Market, there's a little donut stand called "Daily Dozen". Not only do they do the Morton-style cinnamon/sugar, but they also do chocolate sprinkle, powdered sugar, and plain as well.
 
Also, in SF, there's Trish's located in Fisherman's Wharf.  Someone mentioned this earlier in the thread, but I think the name escaped them.
 
*EDIT - Since I'm a new member, links have been removed to prevent spam, but you can search for either of the two via google or yelp and find them.
 
Now if only there were a place like one of these in the DFW area.
 
Did anyone ever determine if Aldi's carried a viable substitute?
post edited by utmba_72 - 2012/06/13 17:39:13
lqm
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2013/12/30 19:28:44
I have dreamed many days about having those tasty little frozen gems in my mouth again with a tall glass of milk. I would sometimes down an entire box of those right after school in the 1970s. They were awesome! I have searched far and wide for something, anything to replace them. I actually found a product that comes very close and yes, they are frozen donuts. Before all of you roll your eyes I will warn you this is a gluten free product and I am not into gluten free, BUT I thought I would try them anyway because I desperately wanted those warm cinnamon donuts in my mouth. I am happy to say they are VERY close in flavor and texture to the Morton's product, but they are bigger, more expensive (because they are gluten free I suppose) and only six to a box because of their larger size. I found them at Whole Foods, but I have seen them in some regular supermarkets across the country in my travels. They are Cinnamon Sugar Donuts from a company called Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. I bake them in the oven like I did those little Morton morsels and they come out slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside just like I remember. Hope you like them, but they are a bit pricier than Morton's Cinnamon Frozen Donuts, but it's the best I could find so far. Wait until you try them dipped in milk. Donut heaven!
 
post edited by lqm - 2013/12/30 19:31:36
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2013/12/31 08:00:54
Welcome to Roadfood, lqm!
 

MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2013/12/31 08:18:08
This thread is nearly a decade old.
 
In thumbing through the posts on this topic I noticed that there seemed to be a lot of folks who took the trouble to join, yet posted only on this topic.
 
And so I went back and counted nearly 40!
 
Either this is the greatest 'recruitment topic' of all time or our welcome mat is a bit frayed. 
 
In any case, it was nice to see and read again a post from Fieldthistle.
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2013/12/31 08:20:57
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2014/01/01 07:54:24
Is there another thread that attracted more "once & done" sign-ups?
jschlender
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2014/01/11 14:36:55
Mmmmmm - I can remember them now. The Sugar and Spice mini donuts and the honey buns. We even ate them frozen when we could not wait to warm them or we'd out them on ice cream. If anyone finds them, share!
lindsay170
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2014/02/04 07:36:11
Would you share the recipe? Longing for mortons minis
lindsay170
Junior Burger
Re:Anybody remember Morton's Frozen donuts? 2014/02/04 07:44:15
Stan, please share the recipe.
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