Food of the Eighties Index

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Sarasoda, Comment by Stacey on January 24, 2017 - Report this comment
What about Durango? Anyone remember that??
Pow-wow , Comment by Sandra on January 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I miss pow wow. Grandma served us pow wow cheese puffs in aluminum pie pans. My brothers and i talk about wishing for the day we can hang out with an aluminum pie pan of pow wow cheese puffs and a big glass of sweet tea that burns your throat because its so sweet.....grandma gave the cheese puffs and grandpa gave the tea!
Betty Crocker Stir n' Frost cake mix, Comment by Georgia on January 23, 2017 - Report this comment
Really wish you would bring them back. So easy and good especially for us older people. Duncan Hines has come out with one called perfect size. Don't waste your money. I could bake and frost 2 or 3 cakes for the time it takes to make one of those. Lots of ingredients and work and the frosting is like a glaze that just slides off the cake.
Pine Brothers Cough Drops, Comment by Junper on January 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Pine Bros. Cough Drops were routinely available at drug, grocery, "five and dime," and 7-Eleven stores in the 1950s, 1960s, and into the 1970s, [1980s??CHECK WHEN I WORKED AT MDC] then they disappeared from store shelves. They were available in honey (brown box) and Cherry (red box) with a waxed paper liner and cellophane wrapper. One ingredient was glycerin, so they were soft, unlike all other cough drops. An old (empty) box I have says: active ingredients: Syrup of Acacia, Glycerine, and Honey in a sugar base. Life Savers, Inc., New York, NY 10019,” so Life Savers owned the product at one time. Here’s what the honey box looked like (this is from a box that was auctioned on eBay). In 1998, IVC Industries of New Jersey bought the rights to manufacture Pine Bros. Cough Drops, and marketed three flavors in boxes about twice as large as the original. With the newer labeling laws, you could read that the active ingredient is slippery elm, and it also included zinc and Vitamin C. A press release noted that distribution was increased to include the upper Midwest and the East Coast, but the only place I found them was in a catalog: The Vermont Country Store carried them in its old fashioned candy department online, but I think I bought the last three cartons they had in their warehouse in 2004 or 2005. I still have some cherry, but I bought honey/lemon (I think it was) until they ran out, and I read online that there was a green tea flavor. Too bad. These drops chased away my sore throats much better than Smith Brothers, Ludens, Halls, Vicks, Ricola, etc. And, as my friends have noted, you could “eat ‘em like candy.”
Magic Pan crepes, Comment by Angie G on January 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Used yo love the Magic Pan as a kid. I loved their split pea soup, Chicken Divan crepe for dinner and Chantilly crepe for dessert. I wish they were still around. Someone should re-open this chain and don't forget to open one in Nassau County, NY
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Black Beatles on January 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Got the winter time blues, yo. Need Dutch Mill, n That girl is a real (&$)
Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich, Comment by Chris M on January 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Those Marshmallow Sandwich cookies weren`t necessarily from the 80s ONLY, because I was eating them in the 50s while in grade school in Newark,NJ. No doubt,I would buy them again today if they were offered.
Picadilly Jellies, Comment by Rhonda on January 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Please bring the Piccadilly Jelly cookies back!!!! We loved them.
Chipsters, Comment by Ralph Chapman on January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
you can purchase "Cipsters" from The Website www.SupermarketItaly.Com someone just told me about it & sure enough they are there.
Pizza Puff Chips, Comment by Meghan on January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
I miss them alot, I dont think we will ever find them again. They were so delicious
Newtons, Comment by Annie on January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
I really miss the apple Newtons. They were the best! If you heated them in the microwave for a few seconds, they were like little mini-apple pies. Really good with a little bit of vanilla ice cream!
Le Menu Microwave TV Dinners, Comment by Annie on January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Le Menu was hands down THE BEST microwave complete meal on the market. The plate was an added bonus and would certainly justify a higher price compared to other budget (crap tasting) meals made by Banquet. Le Menu was ahead of its time both in terms of quality and quantity. What a great product. So sad it's gone!
Hardee's Big Deluxe, Comment by Annie on January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Hardees Big Deluxe was THE BEST burger from any restaurant around! It's delicious taste is still unmatched. If they brought this back in the original format, I think their sales would skyrocket. I'm not a fan of fast food, but I'd eat an original Big Deluxe seven days a week!!!
Handi-Snacks, Comment by Annie on January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Jingle: "You gotta hand it to a Handi Snacks kid!" Awesome!!!
Chicken Tonight, Comment by Annie on January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
I can still remember the commercial - people dancing around with their hands tucked up under their arms, flapping their arms like wings: "I feel like chicken tonight, like chicken tonight!" My grandfather got the biggest kick out of this commercial. Bad acting, great product!
Micro Magic Food, Comment by Annie on January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Micro-Magic was life back in the late 80's, early 90's!!! My grandmother introduced me and my brother to Micro-Magic burgers and fries. We begged our parents to buy them every time we went to the store. They made such a great after-school snack. It was guaranteed that we'd eat Micro-Magic burgers and fries (and nothing but) while visiting my grandparents. Good times and great food. For the love of God, bring this stuff back!!! Kids today have no clue what they're missing!

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