Food of the Eighties Index

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Maple Buds, Comment by Whyowhy on March 29, 2015 - Report this comment
My life has not been the same since Maple Buds were discontinued. I have been depressed and in a catatonic-like state. In fact - I can barely get out of bed because I no longer have those soft Maple Bud chocolates in my life. Man's inhumanity to man is something that would be somewhat diminished if Maple Buds were again part of our collective palate. Oh how we have suffered.
Yumbo, Comment by Bobbie on March 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I worked in the 70s at BK in NJ and the Yumbo was my treat for my breaks. hot Ham and white american cheese on a "round" soft bun served in a Styrofoam container, you could add tomato and lettuce if you wanted (Have it your Way!) I looked forward to the comeback but this new one is not the same I am in marketing and I believe Burger King missed the point of the comeback they are losing the Yumbo addicts of the 70s. Bring back the orginal!!!
Groff's Potato chips, Comment by Vett on March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I Loved & Still Wish they had Groffs. My favorite chips of all time Groffs Cheese & JalapeƱo ughhh the best tasting chips ever. They had a small company between 5th & 6th and Parker in Chester Pa back in the90's. I still remember going to the store and getting3 bags for $1.00 those were the good ol' days
Corn Quistos , Comment by Louis on March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Nostalgia brings back memories when I was a kid.
Banquet Boiling Bags, Comment by David on March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I've gotten so hungry reading all the comments miss them so bad wish they would bring them back my favorite was Salisbury steak. They always stop making what people like and come up with someother b crap
Oatmeal Swirlers, Comment by melanie on March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember making my mom go to a million stores looking for this took me forever to give up I still miss it wish I could go downstairs now and make it and I was also an 85 baby to miss it this much says something come on Quaker please my son is looking at this with me hop on the wagon your fans want their oatmeal back
Betty Crocker Stir n' Frost cake mix, Comment by lmntcrans on March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
The banana spice cake was the perfect size for a manicured ounce of weed, and the brown flakes blended into the color of the cake. It fit my toaster oven perfectly, and made 6 or so little rectangles of happiness.
peanut butter bopper, Comment by Sara U on March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Nature valley..u gotta be out of your mind not to bring boppers back! You will have a ton of consumers that will go NUTS for this product..OLD and NEW..just saying!
peanut butter bopper, Comment by Sara U on March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Bring our boppers back!! why not??? Cadbury bought wispa back..we miss boppers.I fondly remember those tasty snacks as a kid.Soooo miss them!!
Groff's Potato chips, Comment by Sindylou on March 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Omg!!!! They were the best ever chips I miss them it makes for great childhood memories. Wish they would come back so my kids can have great memorries too.
COMPLETELY AGREE ABOUT THE FRENCH! I look it up every once in a while when I crave it. And I do not eat fast food very often at all, but for the french int'l chicken sandwich, I'll probably gain 20 pounds I'll eat it so often. BRING IT BACK BK!!!
RED L cheese puffs, Comment by MP on March 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I used to love these puffs too, and would eat them very often during the early to mid 80's. Also, Tree Tavern pizza used to be my favorite during the 80's, and around the mid 90's, they changed the crust and sauce, and it hasn't been the same Tree Tavern pizza since-it's just about inedible! Very sad!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Share this on March 27, 2015 - Report this comment
There's a kickstarter to place a large order for these!! Share on Facebook, Twitter, anywhere you can let's bring em backhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70191074/bring-back-dutch-mill-donuts
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Warehous3 on March 27, 2015 - Report this comment
This is insane. I can't believe there's a site like this. I dream about these things. I used to take the powdered sugar ones slice them down the middle and fry both sides in a bit of butter when I was super young child. I remember these like it was yesterday. I would do anything to get em back. Has anyone thought of starting up a kickstarter?
Hardee's Big Deluxe, Comment by windsorbear on March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Lots of good stuff on here about the Big Deluxe, but there needs to be a few clarifications for those that don't know. The Big Deluxe was originally called the Deluxe Huskee. I think the name changed around 1976, when Hardee's changed their logo over to the new "slanted lettering" design. The Huskee Jr. became the Big Twin. Originally, the Big Deluxe had regular mayonnaise. Sometime in the 80's, it was changed to a "tangy" mayonnaise, and then to a thousand island type sauce. In my opinion, the regular mayonnaise worked best. It was a great tasting burger... somewhat similar to Burger King's Whopper, but with a much better taste and texture. Sometime in the 90's, I think the name was changed to "The Big Dee", and eventually was replaced by "The Big Hardee." After that, CKE Restaurants, parent of Carl's Jr., bought out the chain in 1999 and the "All Star" burgers first came into play, and then the now familiar Thickburgers. While Hardee's burgers are still good, they still don't taste as good as those original Big Deluxe burgers did... char-broiled on those char-grills with the flames shooting up into the air. During peak times, I would have 25 Big Deluxe burgers on that grill... all putting off that great smell, and when I flipped them all, the juices would hit those lava rocks and the flames would rise up into the hood system, and the customers out in the lobby would squeal!
Cup Custard Cookies, Comment by Nancy on March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Oh,they were so good, what I would give to have some again! Nothing like them since. Please, Keebler, throw us a bone!
Choco-Lotto candy bars, Comment by Scott on March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
If you google "Lowney Chocoloto Wrapper", you can see a wrapper!
Choco-Lotto candy bars, Comment by Scott on March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
LOL I cant believe I googled this and wasnt the only one who remembers them. I grew up in Brantford On, and used to stop in at Willy's Olde Time Ice Cream every day to buy them. Good memories....
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by FawnHall76 on March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Seems everyone wants to put in their opinion about these great donuts. I've been missing them for years, but have yet to speak my piece. For one thing, it's great to have so many interesting personalities. For another, it's great we seem to be making some real strides towards bringing these guys back. I spent all of last night reading this whole page! Printed it out at work and read it that evening. Apparently their are some jokers, but also some very bright people out there. So what's the update on a "reopen" as Hansy said. To tell the truth, it's sometimes hard to tell who is sincere and who is not in life.
Oatmeal Swirlers, Comment by kenya on March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Strawberry was my fafavorite. N i loved the bears too. Im gonna write to quaker maybe everyone should maybe they will bring it back out
Soup Starter, Comment by HDRock on March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Been using soup starter for many years , It's still here , samr thing just different names, It's now Mrs. Grass Homestyle Beef Vegetable , Homestyle Beef Stew, Homestyle Chicken Noodle , are the ones I use . GOOD STUFF
Taco Light from Taco Bell, Comment by Jill on March 25, 2015 - Report this comment
So glad to see other people loved the Taco Bell Light Tacos! I still talk about them and wish they still had them, I would never get anything else!!
Doritos... the original ones!!, Comment by Andrea on March 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm so glad I found this site. I speak often about the way Doritos used to be! They were almost a bit greasier with thicker cheese and we absolutely delicious when they came in the plastic bag! Once they started putting them in the foil bags I didn't like them anymore. The best way I can describe the way they taste now is sawdust. Bring back the original ones!
Creamy Burger, Comment by Danny on March 24, 2015 - Report this comment
Used to eat them in the 80's. Then they died. Can anyone tell me if they still make them. Haven't seen them since the 80's. Creemee Burger and a Sundrop, nothing like it.


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