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Stevie Doug

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Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 3:13 PM (permalink)
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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    Kristi S.

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    RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 3:23 PM (permalink)
    Banana Flips sound familiar...isn't that by Little Debbie?
     
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      Lucky Bishop

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      RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 3:27 PM (permalink)
      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?
       
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        Stevie Doug

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        RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 4:12 PM (permalink)
        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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          emsmom

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          RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 4:22 PM (permalink)
          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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            6star

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            RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 4:24 PM (permalink)
            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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              Lucky Bishop

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              RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 4:37 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              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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                Kristi S.

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                RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 4:40 PM (permalink)
                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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                  Jennifer_4

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                  RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/8/04 5:07 PM (permalink)

                  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?
                  [/quote

                  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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                    renfrew

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                    RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Wed, 06/9/04 8:19 AM (permalink)
                    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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                      tkitna

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                      RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 06/15/04 2:17 AM (permalink)
                      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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                        Beer&Snausages

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                        RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 07/12/05 9:53 AM (permalink)
                        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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                          PaulBPool

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                          RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 07/12/05 10:13 AM (permalink)
                          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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                            jerseygirl127

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                            RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 07/12/05 10:33 AM (permalink)
                            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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                              octopus

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                              RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Thu, 07/14/05 3:24 PM (permalink)
                              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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                                Kiowa1

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                                RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Thu, 07/14/05 4:37 PM (permalink)
                                Kiowa
                                quote:
                                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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                                  Kiowa1

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                                  RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Thu, 07/14/05 4:41 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  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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                                    BobbyA

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                                    RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Mon, 08/29/05 10:11 AM (permalink)
                                    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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                                      CarolinaBill

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                                      RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Mon, 08/29/05 11:40 AM (permalink)
                                      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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                                        dasl_4

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

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                                          RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 02/7/06 7:11 PM (permalink)
                                          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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                                            stephiegirl

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                                            RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 02/7/06 9:39 PM (permalink)
                                            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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                                              azure

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

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                                                RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 02/7/06 10:46 PM (permalink)
                                                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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                                                  dasl_4

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                                                  RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Tue, 02/7/06 11:49 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  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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                                                    Miss Freddie

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                                                    RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Sat, 04/8/06 2:05 AM (permalink)


                                                    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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                                                      stephiegirl

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                                                      RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Sat, 04/8/06 4:39 PM (permalink)
                                                      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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                                                        Red Green

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                                                        RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Fri, 04/14/06 9:07 PM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        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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                                                          stephiegirl

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                                                          RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Fri, 04/14/06 9:34 PM (permalink)
                                                          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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                                                            sauceman

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                                                            RE: Snack Cakes from Forever Ago Fri, 04/14/06 9:42 PM (permalink)
                                                            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.

                                                            Fred Sauceman
                                                             
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