Food of the Eighties Index

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Snapple sodas, Comment by Greg on September 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Creme de Chocolate was amazing. Bring it back!
Cheese Kisses, Comment by JIM on September 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Most everyone I've asked about these looks at me with a blank stare. SO happy to have found my fellow Cheese Kiss lovers out there. I grew up in Houston in the 70's; and these were pretty popular back then.
RED L cheese puffs, Comment by Michelle on September 01, 2015 - Report this comment
It's nice to know we aren't alone in this quest for long gone but never forgotten comfort treats! Many times as I'm unpacking Athens feozen apitizers for my family, that I can still smell and taste the goodness that were the Red L cheese puffs... I enjoyed other ones they made BUT hands down the price and taste of the cheese puffs were the all time #1
Maple Buds, Comment by Barr0691 on August 31, 2015 - Report this comment
I saw a pic of the Rowntree Maplebuds on a Facebook group of Winnipegers. I remembered them right away but I thought it was Resebuds, not Maplebuds....they were delicious. Maybe my memory is failing as I am a 60's child.
Mr Salty Pretzels, Comment by bobbi on August 31, 2015 - Report this comment
bachmann has pretzel stix get them for 2.00 for 6 boxes at walmart very saltly and real good
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by DonutManEM on August 31, 2015 - Report this comment
What a month with over 40 entries! Where's Doughboy 1917 when you need him... I'm sure he would have referenced "The Charge of The Light Brigade" or some other historical military comparison..... let's just hope we have better results. IT'S great to see this page of DONUT critiques swell it's ranks and make a statement. And Yes Little Buddy, we did make a great Whole Wheat donut that was even endorsed back in the 70's by some famous health nut....Dr. Fredericks something or other... Hope to hear from you Doughboy 1917, it's been awhile....thinking the "Mapes" are near the end of their stroll and hope to hear about the exursion. Hope all is WELL Green Mountain Boys, be good.
Pogen's Ginger Snap Cookies, Comment by Tom M on August 31, 2015 - Report this comment
Lived in Venice beach,ate pogens every night with a cup of cold milk nothing better!great memories😋
La Choy mini eggrolls, Comment by jackie on August 31, 2015 - Report this comment
Please bring back the mini egg rolls..loved them!!!
Le Menu Microwave TV Dinners, Comment by Linda H on August 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I have just received a box of le menu plates would love to sale them
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Jofa on August 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Anyone still have an old Dutch Mill box? I bet they're collector's items now. I think my record was five donuts in one sitting and more than a box in a day! They were fantastic donuts!
XLNT Tamales, Comment by David Crandon on August 30, 2015 - Report this comment
What a trip stumbling across this. I was best friends with Andy Morales as a kid. Son of Alex. I remember he had a sister, but I don't think she lived with them. It's funny that although I was Andy's best friend in the 1960's and live across the street, I knew nothing about how famous his father was in motoracing, nor did I know his father made some many of the mexican foods that I devoured while in college. Weird...anyone know where Andy is these days?
Zots, Comment by Angie on August 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Got some in my kitchen cabinet right now. They sell them at the Shell station right across the road. They are in a pale pink wrapper. They still taste the same.
Velamints, Comment by Angie on August 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Sorbitol was originally marketed as a laxative. It isn't the only sugar substitute that will do the same thing. Also, sugar-free doesn't mean noncaloric but much better than the calories in a regular mint with sugar. If you gained 30 lbs in a year, I would have to say it wasn't the mints you were consuming. You would have to have eaten a ton of them each day and that would have resulted in a very "free" bowel. That would probably result in a 30 lb loss. Maybe you were eating a lot more than Velamints ;)
Swiss cheese flavored crackers, Comment by Rocky on August 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Nabisco just started delivering Swiss in a biscuit in Florida at least.
Carnation Breakfast Bars, Comment by Martin on August 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I used to love the original chocolate chip breakfast bar, they were so tasty and possesses their own original texture in the mid-seventies. They weren't trying to copy whatever some other company was doing, the flavor was great too and the bars weren't sweet like candy! Curses to the numbskulls whom are responsible for deciding to remove Carnation breakfast bars from grocer shelves, fantastic product!
Bubble Burger Gum, Comment by Shannon on August 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I have been searching for this for disappointed they don't still make this...❤️ the way bubble burger tasted!! Bring it back!!
Mc Donalds Danish, Comment by Wendy on August 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one missing the McDonald's danish!! Has anyone heard if they are talking about bringing them back?
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Dr. Donut 1970 on August 28, 2015 - Report this comment
It's been a while, quite some time, but I'd like to give my best to "The Troops" that have come forward to Dutch Mill. And let us not forget our real troops overseas and here in The U. S. of A. And how about those three Americans that saved a terror attack in France?! Even today, we Yanks are saving our French brothers.
Mr Salty Pretzels, Comment by ray on August 28, 2015 - Report this comment
come on marketing people, get on the ball,if you would read all these comments ,you would bring back the mr.salty thin I have been hooked on them for 60 years,because they are so good PLEASE READ!!!!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Jennifer on August 28, 2015 - Report this comment
It's been so long since I had one of these donuts I think I barely knew how to drive. Those were the days. If they do come back, let me know. You nice people are obviously making people think about it. I like the chocolate, but they were all great. Actually, chocolate on chocolate and white dough. GREAT!
Wild n Mild Ranch Fritos, Comment by Bran on August 28, 2015 - Report this comment
My favorite snack from the 80"s. Would love to have these back! So good!
Betty Crocker Stir n' Frost cake mix, Comment by Alfred V. on August 27, 2015 - Report this comment
start doing stir and frost again. PLEASE.
Chocolate Snaps, Comment by T on August 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Bring them all back!
New Coke, Comment by L. Mycroft Ducaine on August 27, 2015 - Report this comment
It didn't really taste all that bad, but the mistake Coca-Cola made was the very idea of changing Coke in the first place. Of course, a few months later, when they brought the original Coke back, there were people who believed that was their plan all along, the entire purpose of New Coke was to create demand for the original product.

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