Food of the Eighties Index

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Franco American Macaroni and Cheese, Comment by Leah on November 28, 2014 - Report this comment
PLease please bring back Franco American mac n cheese. I loved it as a child n now I have been craving it for years. I've tried other things but they do not come close in comparison. So please bring it back. As u can see from the comments u will make money.
Peanut Butter Snickers, Comment by Myers on November 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Yea the new peanut butter snickers squares suck compared to the full bars they use to sell in the red wrapper
M & M Royals, Comment by Lisa on November 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved these in high school! My band director had a candy dispenser of these in her office. Yum! M & M Royals need to make a comeback for sure.
Buried Treasure, Comment by Paula on November 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived in NY (Long Island). I loved Circus Surprise. I would always get the Raspberry Sherbert. If you got the monkey you would get a free ice cream the next time the truck came. Those were the days.
Franco American Macaroni and Cheese, Comment by Rosie on November 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I happen to be 82 years old. In the late 30's, other than cookies and milk their Mac and Cheese was the only thing Mom could get me to eat. Would love to have some now. Someone please try to replicate the sauce and let all of make some NOW.
Banquet Boiling Bags, Comment by Beth on November 27, 2014 - Report this comment
LOVED all the boil in bags foods....especially the chicken ala king and turkey!!!PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!! I used to make crepes and use with the chicken ala king... DELICIOUS!
Banquet Boiling Bags, Comment by Brad on November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
BBQ beef and sloppy Joe were my 2 favorites
Cheese Whiz, Comment by Vikki on November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff as a teenager, but now I can't stand it!
Candy Cigarettes, Comment by Vikki on November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I liked this candy as a kid, but when I got older and had my own kids, I didn't think it was a good idea!
Blow Pops, Comment by Vikki on November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Cherry is also my favorite, and this is the only sucker I will eat!
New Coke, Comment by Vikki on November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I am so glad they didn't keep the "new coke" and do away with the old. I didn't really care for it, but I love the original!
unknown, Comment by Di on November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
As we approach Christmas, I am thinking about Childhood Christmas treats. Does anyone remember the baubles which had orange flavoured tic-tac in the top half of the bauble, which was clear plastic and a small metal toy/trinket in the bottom half of the bauble which was made from that very fine shiny glass. They came in the colours: red, blue, green and gold. There was a white disc separating the top and bottom portions of the bauble and acting as a division between the tic-tacs and metal toy/trinket. They used to hang on the Christmas tree. I wish they would bring these back!
New york Seltzer, Comment by Eugol Dlareg on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
A bottle of this, a grab bag of Cajun Spice Ruffles, a bag of M&M's(red is back!), a cup of Penguins Frozen Yogurt... That is a snack that would bring me back to 1987...
Little Caesar's Pizza, Comment by Eugol Dlareg on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I was a delivery driver at Little Caesar's for a few months
It's It, Comment by Eugol Dlareg on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
My favorite is the chocolate ones... these are so delicious
Hydrox Chocolate Cookies, Comment by Eugol Dlareg on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Most people think Hydrox is a knock-off of Oreos, but actually, it's the other way around, Hydrox came first.
Goober Grape, Comment by Eugol Dlareg on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved this when I was a kid, and still do...
Chu-Bops, Comment by Eugol Dlareg on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember those... I remember getting KISS Unmasked, and I think Dynasty
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Kody on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Whoops, So now that I'm here, how do I help bring them back? NO doubt they sell since there aren't any good ones left.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Kody on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Was gonna say take me off list, but now get.
Cajun Spice Ruffles, Comment by Eugol Dlareg on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Lisa, I would buy as many bags as I could, too... those, New York Seltzer, Penguins Frozen Yogurt, and red M&M's are the ultimate 80s cuisine...
Green Christmas Tree Ice Cream, Comment by Aha! I'm not crazy! on November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
PLEASE someone sell these in the south. I have told my children about these for over 20 years. I look for them every year and have not been able to find them. :`(
Pepitos, Comment by Marcy on November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Pepitos were manufactured by Cain's Potato Chips, not Frito Lay. Both my parents worked for Cain's and I still to this day dream about these wonderful tortillas.Try Doritos Salsa Verde. They are similar and the last bag I had made my nose run a tad.
Corn Diggers, Comment by Keith on November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Corn Diggers were also my all-time favorite snack, and I still have cravings for them. I have been looking for a snack that is similar for the last two years, and I was excited by the recommendation above for Cornsations from Barrel O' Fun Snacks. I tried to find them in a Big Lots or other food store to no avail. Finally I called Barrel O' Fun, and sadly the Cornsations have been discontinued (before I could even try them!).
Jiffy Muffin Mix, Comment by BETTY on November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I used a lot of Jiffy products for so many many years. Now I wish to make an "Ole Candy Recipe" from the powder frosting mix and can NOT FIND IT. So sorry - was my husbands favorite for the holidays.
Soup Starter, Comment by EZT on November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Get over it people! Soup stock is easy to make and better for you than Soup Starter which has been gone since the late 70's early 80's! I say bring back Lucky Lager! Now that sumthin to complain bout!
unknown, Comment by hellokittyis40yearsold! on November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Pronto pups..anyone remember them at Dairy Queen in the 1970's-1980's? They were like a corn dog but waay better


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