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 Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy"

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poboy

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Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" Wed, 06/27/07 8:45 PM (permalink)
Hi Guys,

I have been trying to get my family to remember a snack food I used to eat but they don't seem to have any idea of what I am talking about.

It was always called a "poor boy" or "po boy" snack cake to me. It was an individually wrapped 1/2 of a little cake. The entire cake would have been about 6-8 inches across. It was a golden brown (like a well done pancake) color. Was sort of like a yellow cake taste with cinnamon and had raisins in it.

I loved those when I was growing up in Louisiana and would like to see a picture to convince my family not to commit me.

I was a kid in the 60's.

The package was a clear type sort of like a honey bun package.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks - poboy
 
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    Eric B

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    RE: Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" Wed, 06/27/07 9:11 PM (permalink)
    Wasn't that the regional name of a type of sandwich (the one called "Sub", "hoagie", "grinder", etc. in different places?
     
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      unabashed

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      • Location: greencastle, PA
      RE: Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" Thu, 06/28/07 2:03 AM (permalink)
      http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1546002932081030467pOlong

      not the sweet version but hey heres a pic
       
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        poboy

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        RE: Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" Fri, 06/29/07 10:47 AM (permalink)
        Actually this was a snack sold in stores just like a Honey Bun. I wish I could recall the maker but I can't. From 15 feet away you could even have thought it was a honey bun. Not a Hoagy or traditional Poboy type sandwich.

        Perhaps it was something very regional to Northeast Louisiana.

        Thanks anyway
         
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          ChiTownDiner

          RE: Anybody remember a snack food called a "poor boy" Fri, 06/29/07 11:15 AM (permalink)
          Nothing like it in the Chicago area...sorry!
           
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