Food of the Eighties Index

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Roller coasters pasta, Comment by Mathew from Jersey on September 17, 2019 - Report this comment
Blue can Roller Coasters we’re by far my fave of the canned pastas we had in my house. SpagettiOs were ok but I ate cans and cans of Roller Coasters. They just stopped making them one day when I was 12 and I was devastated. I’m still not right.
Powerhouse Candy Bars, Comment by Rob Lambert on September 17, 2019 - Report this comment
Found another variant of a Powerhouse commercial on "Captain Video" with the Video Ranger (Don Hastings). The other has the show's announcer dressed like a ranger. Also, an episode with Post Raisin Bran and Baker's 4-In-1 chocolate syrup from late 1951. Shortly after, "Captain Video" ended production and left the Dumont network, bound for seven years of syndication (1952-59). In Chicago, WGN-TV was a Dumont affiliate which carried the show. Dumont folded in 1954, becoming ABC Television. Fawcett published a six-issue "Captain Video" series of comic books, which the story plots were much more elaborate than the low-budget TV show.
pineapple push up, Comment by DeeDee on September 16, 2019 - Report this comment
In the 60's we had a choice or orange or pineapple sherbet pushups. Back then it did not have pineapple pieces in it, just flavor. They were 5 cents. Then Little John of Little John's Dairy informed me that they had gone up a whole penny. I walked home around the corner and though, "Where the heck am I gonna find a penny?" Sometimes you can find White Sherbet in a tub at the store but it has the pineapple pieces in it.
Powerhouse Candy Bars, Comment by Rob Lambert on September 15, 2019 - Report this comment
Mike: "Captain Video" with Al Hodge (old Dumont network) had two sponsors: Powerhouse and Post Sugar Crisp (long before Sugar Bear), and on from 1949-51. Afterward, Judd Holdren assumed the captain's role in a theatrical serial by Columbia Pictures. YouTube has a Powerhouse commercial offering a Captain Video picture ring (1950) for a dime and one wrapper (from jumbo bar) or two regular wrappers. There's also a full "Captain Video" episode (1949) with Sugar Crisp commercials. Reminds me of the 1956 "Honeymooners" episode, where Norton (Art Carney) wore the space helmet, as he and Ralph (Jackie Gleason) argue over use of the TV set they bought.
Powerhouse Candy Bars, Comment by Mike on September 15, 2019 - Report this comment
OK, I'm dating myself here, but I seem to remember that Power House Candy bars was one of the sponsors on the "Captain Video" show, which was aired in the mid 50's. I can still remember a space Ranger pitching it on my parents small black and white TV.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Heather the FAME MONSTER on September 14, 2019 - Report this comment
OK, you losers want a true story?! My friend from High School, that I actually hated back then, moved to L.A. and knew this Felicity Huffman chick that is going to jail. Anyway, she told me she was the single most entitled and horrible person she ever met! How funny is that? Love Dutch Mill and never thought I'd be back before the big October, which I invented. How R U Green Mountain Snot?


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