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It was either a piece of sliced turkey or beef in a bag with gravy and you would boil it. It was around in the early to mid 80's. I'll never forget them!!
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Charlie - September 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't forget the chicken a la king bag!
John - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Those were great!!!!! I remember the chicken ala king bag as well!!!
Dan-o - March 19, 2008 - Report this comment
The chipped beef was my favorite. I can't believe they are not around anymore. My brother and I lived on those things.
Angie - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
There used to be a pepper onion steak like that, too! Dang, that was gooood!
Jimmy - June 10, 2008 - Report this comment
My favorite was veal parmigiana in a banquet boiling bag! Yummy!
MOE - June 27, 2008 - Report this comment
crazy amy - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
these were the wave of the future before microwaves became popular-i loved them-mostly the chipped beef! the cool thing was nodishes to wash-now you can get similar things but microwaveable-stoufers has chipped beef and its in a bag but you microwave it.
Sharon - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Gosh! I remember mom making - or should I say boiling? - these! I remember turkey with gravy, beef with gravy, but Salisbury Steak was my favorite! :)
Angie - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
This was a staple at grandma's house I can still smell the over salted gravy.
Diane - January 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Please, Please bring back the Chicken Ala King boil in bag....My daughter, who is now 35 yrs old talks about how much she loved it as a kid....I want my grandchildren to experience them too....Any chance they would ever come back???
SZA - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
No, Diane, they won't bring them back because now we have MICROWAVES!
Diane - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
To: SZA Mybe they could bring back a version we could microwave....It doesn't matter to me as long as they bring them back....
Timmy - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Did La Choy also have chinese meals this way also?
William - January 31, 2009 - Report this comment
what ever happend to them, why did such a great product go away. I'm thinking a major leftest conspiracy here.
SZA - February 01, 2009 - Report this comment
They won't bring them back, people! Sad, I know, but true. American consumers-at-large do not want to bypass their trusty microwave to boil their meals in a plastic bag on the stovetop!!! This is the 21st century, baby. In another 20 years we'll be using our cell phones to heat family-sized portions of beef stroganoff and cheesy chicken entrees!!!!!
William - February 06, 2009 - Report this comment
It has nothing to due with the commonality of the microwave, or I don't believe it does. I used to throw these things in my microwave all the time, less hassel than boiling water. I contacted Banquet trying to get some information reguarding the demise of the Banquet Cookin Bag. About a week later I got an e-mail explaining that Banquet discontinued their Hot Toppers because of lack of sales. In other words the customer service person who answered my inquirey had no idea what product I was refering to and didn't take the time to find out. Oh well.
Hyeseo - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I think I've seen these recently. Perhaps I'm wrong.
tomfinnegan - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
The veal parmigian bags were soooo gooood!!!!!! Wow I wish that these were still around.
Sandy - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these so fondly. I think they were even around back in the 60's and 70's and they must have been really cheap because after my dad passed away, I remember my mom fixing this for us,mainly the turkey and beef and salsbury steak. They were probably 10 for a $1.00 because mom raised us 6 kids on the $800 SS that she received after my dads death. I remember we would put a slice of bread on a plate and then pour the boiling bag on top of the bread and it was delicious. Please bring them back, I know they can be retrofitted to microwaving.
VIVIEN - March 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Pat - March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
My son, 34 yrs old, moved out of town a couple years ago. He emailed me at work the other day and asked what part of the grocery store do they put them in he was in the mood to cook for himself, some comfort food and could not find them at all. I told him they were long gone he would have to go for stouffers or bob evans. He wants the chicken ala king, thank was his favorite. Of all the made from scratch, home made food I provided for him while he was growing up and Banquet and Freezer Queen get all the glory. Imagine that!
Tish - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
OH SNAP DA DA DAP!!! I remember boiling this little packet and waiting to slice it open (without burning my fingers). It was sooo good! Especially the chicken a la king over some toast. Good eats!
Karen - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe the Hot Toppers were the "revived" Boiling Bags. I used to buy them up until a few years ago, and they were frozen. I would microwave mine, but they could also be boiled in the plastic bag they came in. I only bought the Turkey ones, so I am not sure what other flavors were available. I haven't seen them for a few years, so I'm not sure when they got discontinued. But they were SOOOO good!
Geo - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh yea...I just googled boil-in-a bag salsbury steak and I found you Guy's..I thought it was just me that loved those things.I remember them from the late 70's and eary 80's...they where about 15 cents and alot of food for the money..the salsbury steak must of been a good 1/4 pound of meat and the chicken parm was great too.
Brenda - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Maybe if you send the Banquet these comments they will see that the people would like the boil in bags back and start making them again. My was the cream chip beef and turkey. They were quick to make and tasted great.
Jim - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Man I forgot all about the boiling bags. I lived on those things. Chicken ala king. Chipped beef, the were all great!!!!
Jean - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
When the kids were toddlers,they enjoyed the Salisbury steak rather then chewing steak with their little teeth. No more complaints after that. Please bring them back so my little grandsons can experience them too!!!
Katy - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I know I have seen the chipped beef one recently but none of the others. I'm in AZ
joe.e - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
i was looking for them in the super market the other day. the said they don''t sell them any more. :{ i used to put them on toast. i wish they would bring them back.
aine - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
My parents always bought the turkey and beef ones. I loved the turkey better than the beef. We used to put them on top of rice or bread. They were a great cheap meal. Man, I miss those more than anything else that's no longer around.
SUE - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
As a single mom , my kids were brought up on boil in bags!!! Does any body remember the frozen pepper steaks, they were oval, and they came frozen, but only took a couple minutes to fry up? I can't find them anywhere, I'm in NY STATE
Ellie - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Stouffer's makes the chipped beef in a bag that can be boiled or microzapped.
CHARLES BUNCH - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Angel - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
We had them on bread, but a lot of times we had them over noodles. I miss them, but we "make do" with the turkey or salisbury steak family size entrees.
I love the 80's - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
After school snack!Yum
jackie - September 02, 2009 - Report this comment
where are they!!!!I want them also,I loved all of them, my sons in new hampshire he still askes for where they are. if any one knows email me at and thank you/have a blessed day
Lynn - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
we were talking about them the other day. My kids loved them. why they disappeared i'll never know.we have looked all over for them, thats why I'm on here do you think they don't make them any more?
kent - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
my mother was the worst cook! she hated to do it. so as a child I grew up on minute rice and boil in bag turkey. I still miss that, it was a big part of my childhood. cheap and filling.
KDFoster - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
My husband and I have been talking about the boil in bag meats for weeks, I finally googled it and came to this site, those were the best meats, this younger generation knows nothing about making do and a meal that will stick to your ribs, if they came back with this it would be the best thing, my favorite was the chicken and my husband loved the turkey.... Lack of sales as william stated they told him is the reason they took it off the market, I believe if they were to try and remarket them they will sell, you have to put them in the right stores in the right areas.
Ala King - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm in. Been looking for these for years. Loved them all, but the chicken ala king was my favorite. I crave it and can find no tasty substitute not even homemade. Please bring them back, all of them. Oh, sliced beef was second but now you can get that in a small frozen meal box. Still no ala king. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK! (We love them, and are in need of cheap eats during this recession. Think that will help,lol.)
Jim R - November 15, 2009 - Report this comment
My wife and I have been looking for the boil in bags for quite awhile. This used to be a normal part of our weekly grocery shopping. These were absolutely perfect in size. I can't imagine that these were discontinued due to a lack in sales, as many times, the grocery store clerks had to refill these many times throughout the day. Even though my wife and I bought these religiously every week many years ago, I am confident that even with todays cost of food, I would bet that these would be a favorite again with many shoppers.
brenda - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
i wish they would come back
Jim B StChuck, IL - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
My wife and I had some leftover stuffing from T-Day and wondered "What can we eat this with?". I suggested that we go to the grocery and see if the Banquet turkey Cooking Bags were still available. Evidently they've been gone for years (I've now learned). I used to eat the turkey ones three-at-a-time. I remember that each bag always had two slices of (semi?) white meat and then one slice of dark meat, the latter being somewhat gristly but still acceptable. I would eat the turkey ones (three of them) on a plate, alone. The beef ones were good too, and those I would eat over bread :o) For the record, today instead we bought a "Family Size" Banquet Homestyle Gravy and Sliced Turkey (note the order!) for $3.19. This will have to make do for us today, with our leftover stuffing!
Diane-West Jordan, UT - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Good News!!! I copied, pasted and emailed every comment in this forum to ConAgra Foods, which bought out Banquet Foods...I explained to them that in these economically challenging times they might consider bringing these products back. It was worth a shot!!!!!!
Terri...Calif - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Remember those banquet boiling bags too! Our Mom always kept them in the freezer. So funny that I just found this site, as we started a new business last year where we do fully prepared food in boiling bags! Our family has had the Hitching Post Restaurant in California, known world wide for great steaks. Now we grill them (along with other items such as ribs, tri-tip roast, etc), flash freeze them and all you have to do is boil a pot of water and drop the pouch in. Even our good customers from the restaurant are amazed how good it is. We call it BBQ2YOU. But fun to find this site and share memories of the old Banquet boiling bags.
norgil - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I use to buy several different kinds and boil them, and let my kids pick what they wanted for dinner, it was fast and they were good..i loved them all.
Ellen - January 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Being a single mother with long work hours, I used to buy these a lot and fix a meal around the bags. They were great!! Perfect portion size. My son adored them and would also like to see them come back.
Bj - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember these! I used to love the Meatloaf in tomato sauce. Yum-O!
nounofme - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
make your own.......put your stuff in a sandwich bag and freeze
Dawn - March 08, 2010 - Report this comment
How can we find them???
Rebecca - March 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the boiling bags they were great for when i was dieting i got to count my calories an keep the family happy because the food was great. I loved the meat loaf with tomato sauce.
Patrick - March 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Chipped Beef!! I loved it. The comments here bring back a lot of memories. Thanks.
cynical - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh the memories,, How I miss my chipped beef on toast, meatloaf and tomato sauce. If it hadn't been for these I probably would have starved to death as a kid.(Times were really tough then).No matter how often I had to eat them I never tired of the taste.I'm in MI and haven't had them here for at least 25 years (my oldest is 26 and has never had them).Would be great to have them back.
K. Wayne - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I asked the Banquet people, and the girl did not even know that the product ever had existed. She searched for a week without ever finding a reference to it. Our bad luck.
ashlie - May 11, 2010 - Report this comment
i realllly like the turkey ones!! i cant find them anymore! =) were can i get them
Janet - June 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Perhaps the reason Banquet doesn't find anything on the boil in bags is because you have the wrong company. I remember these as being Freezer Queen, not Banquet. I remember my favorite was always the Chicken Ala' King on toast. I would really love to see these come back because they are quick and easy and always a favorite for the whole family. They were quite econimical.
Vonda - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to buy one brand called Miss Molly's. I loved it because the noodles weren't cooked you boiled them in their own seperate bag. The microwave ones now the noodles are too thick and soggy.
Jonathan - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
You would think in the economic hard times we all live in some matketing guy would be all over this. I would pay .75 to 1.25 for one. They were great....loved the Salsbury steak or turkey over white rice !!
David - September 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Try making a baked potato, slathered in butter, then pour a chicken ala king over it. It's sooooo good. But I guess all good things must come to an end. These days, I'm trying to duplicate their recipe so I can make it myself...I'm getting close too.
Debbie - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh PLEASE bring the boiling bags back,there are millions of people who want them back,as for me and friends to family and all the strangers I talk too as well,every night we all gather around and quess what? we are wanting a boiling bag with french fries there is nothing out there that will take the place of a boiling bag.My grandaughter would love them,They were great with mashed potaoes,baked potatoes,french fries and vegatable,what a simple fast meal.We go to the grocery store and look for the boiling bags just hoping we will see them in the freezer section>>>PLEASE bring them back for all of us PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Virginia - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Where can we find them / buy them?
Ruthie - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
after a hard day at work getting home late my husband and I had a nice meal with boiling bags YUMMY!!!Like Debbie and all others say PLEASE bring them back,what store can we find them PS where can we find and buy boiling bags
Ken - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I would like to make my wife dinner wiithout the hassels and surprize her with a boiling bag with french fries / baked potato,I could see the love in her eyes
Dale - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Come on now it is time to bring the eighties back into the future,I need to fill my freezer with these boiling bags.Bring them back and you will be glad you did
wishihadmesometoast - October 04, 2010 - Report this comment
i remember my last boil-in-a bag in 1998 Salisbury steak. I vividly rmemebr for opting for un-toasted toast was for chicken-ala-king. Now, if only I could remember the last time I had sex....i could tell my wife "we just had it."....well...gotta go.....since I can't remember
Missin Boiling Bags - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I use to fix two sliced beef boiling bags and fix some instant mashed potatoes. I would carefully pick the meat out and put it between two slices of bread, slice the sandwich diagonally, put my mashed potatoes inbetween the 1/2 sandwiches then pour the gravy over it all. Just like going to a restaurant only a lot cheaper.
Sharon B. - October 20, 2010 - Report this comment
where are the cooking bags? why were they discontinued? I'd love to buy some!
gene - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
growing up poor we were practically raised on these, and can still remember about 10 years ago they were going for around 69 cents. the best was chicken a-la king, before they started putting rice in it, and the salisbury steak. everyones right tho, in times like these, seems like it would be a no brainer to put them back in the stores.
Ken S - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved those things too... the person who got the email back about lack of sales, then had the audacity to claim no one bothered to look was likely wrong. Look at these comments folks.. Since 2007 there have been like 50 total comments... People quit buying them when the price got better than a buck a bag. Many of us (myself included) didnt consider the product a bargain anymore.
Ashlie - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the turky bags!!! i have trouble gaining weight,, and i lived on those things!!!!!!!
lunasmother - December 15, 2010 - Report this comment
LOVE those bag meals! I remember the cheap ones, but what about all those great Stouffer's meals, like Scallops and Shrimp Meuniere? It had a rice bag too. YUM!! And frozen crepes???
Mark - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Wish they would bring them back.. It was quick and easy and tasted excellent. I'm sure the individual packs would sell like hot cakes now. It's like most stuff now - It's not want you want but what they give you now. A small company would make a lot of money selling these, especially now..
Tricia - January 01, 2011 - Report this comment
As I sit and eat my chicken a la king with rice from stouffers, I also wish they would bring the boiling bags back as I always had it over toast,not rice. The comments about it being discontinued because of cost is probably true. We used to buy the banquet pot pies 3/$1.00.(4/$1.00 when they were on sale!!) Now they are like .99 each or more. Has the price of food quadrupled since then? Even so, the price of a boiling bag wouldn't or shouldn't be more than .75 a bag. I would definately buy them. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!
gosheri - January 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember buying boiling bags and I'd whip up a small portion of mashed potatoes and crack open a can of some kind of veggie. Money was slim, so this was dinner for my little girl & I. It was affordable and they had a good variety and they tasted great. Sure wish they'd bring them back. Hey Banquet, shake a tail feather and bring Boiling Bags back!
Pamela - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Googled boil in bag and found this site. My mom and I were talking about them tonight and she swore there wasn't a chipped beef one...I told her I thought there was and now I know I was right! We lived on those things and even after I left home, I still bought them because they were economical...Bring them back please.
Diana - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My husband looked at me when like I was insane when I said I missed them the other day. He was convinced they never existed...I told him they did, otherwise my whole childhood was a lie! I grew up on those things. With 2 working parents, my older brother would pop them in the water and we'd put them on bread for an easy filling meal. Man I miss those things. I love love loved the turkey on bread (occasionally buttered bread as well). So delish!
Crissy - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
These were so good.My mom used to keep a stack in the freezer for after school.Isaw them at Kroger a year or two ago and got all nostalgic.I cannot remember the price,but I remember that they were no longer a bargain.Sigh.
tom baker - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
boiling bags were around long before the 80's. I was enjoying them in the 60's, possibly even late 50's. Great snack!
Moxley - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember those well and miss them too. I know this is for boil in a bag, but who remembers those frozen "steak" patties with the butter pat on top? Yummy!
mj - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
my 80 year old mother is with me, during this nasty weather, and we were just talking about them. so a google later, here i am! they would be great for the older people, no waste. and for me!!! i'm making salisbury steak for supper, but i bet banquet beats it!
Diane - February 11, 2011 - Report this comment
This comment is for MJ...You mentioned those steak patties with butter pat...Don't know what part of the country you are in but they still sell those at Albertsons Markets...They were in the frozen pizza section in the back of the store at my Albertsons...Last time I bought them was in May of 2007...I'm sure they still have them...Good luck...
Sandy - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I liked having these on hand for my daughter after school..A quick meal with mashed potatoes or over bread. My grandson would love them, Im sure. Now I find out they no longer make them. I used to stock up when they were $1.00 a pkg. loved them!
James - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I so miss them. They remind me of when my grandmother would babysit my sister and me. She always served them over bread. Mmmm mmmm!
jackievollmar - February 14, 2011 - Report this comment
been looking for them too, i liked all of them but i've been really craving the chicken ala king, wish they would bring them back if anyone ever comes across them.
willy-t - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
mmmm wish i could have a boiling now.i was searching for them but relized they are no more
Tracy - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
They WERE Banquet--I was buying them under the name of "Banquet Cooking Bags" through 1998, then they suddenly disappeared. They were in small orangey-red boxes. My ex- husband would eat 2 of the salisbury steak ones on his supper break from the factory. We really liked them. I do remember IGA offering the turkey ones with gravy, too. I think Freezer Queen had their own version, but the ones I bought were definitely Banquet.
rose rohrbaugh - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
why did they quit making he gravey packs?are tht going to remake them?
sharon - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
wish they would bring them back i loved hot roast beef sandwhich or chicken ala king over toast or noodles and so fast and easy to fix
Neal - March 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Worked in a grocery back then. They were usually 3/$1. Sold then by the ton.
David - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Thank you everybody for bring back down memory lane. I am eating a veal parm and it made me think of back in the day when that was the bomb. Salisbury steak, veal , turkey. Yum they really need to bring this back.
Terri - March 30, 2011 - Report this comment
There were some called Toast Toppers. They had one the was sloppy joe - yummy
glenn - March 30, 2011 - Report this comment
first remember these back in 1971 - 25cents each -chicken ala king over toast was my favorite - these were great - I think minimum wage was $1.65 an hour - i would always have some in the freezer for quick meals over toast or rice...miss them
JJMADOG - April 06, 2011 - Report this comment
My little sister and I used to eat alot of these. Salisbury Steak, Roast Beef, Turkey and Sloppy Joes. Banquet stopped making them, but another brand called Freezer Queen also had a similar product. I could really go for one them now !!!
Mary - April 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I practically lived for the Banquet BB Chili. So GOOD!
Cathy - April 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Those were so good! Wish they were still around. I loved the Salsbury steak and the Turkey. The turkey we would poor over Kilpatricks White bread as an open face sandwich. The BBQ beef was good as well put that in a hamburger bun. Yum!
Jeannie - April 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I would do most anything to have those boiling bags back. We loved chicken ala king the most. What an easy and delicious dinner for our family of six. We have tried to duplicate the taste but no luck. Please, oh please, Banquet, bring the chicken ala king back to the masses!
Lori - April 27, 2011 - Report this comment
ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a Facebook page. I'm sure if enough people expressed interest in these products, they might consider producing them again. Just my two cents. BTW - I'm getting ready to post on their wall right now. ;)
Cole - May 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I could have LIVED off the boil in the bag Beef one, it was soo gooood... These were still around as late as the early 90's... I used to boil me up a couple bags, with some mashed potatoes... As I said... Soo Gooood!
Aimee - May 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Was so great to read all of the above comments & know that I'm not alone in missing the heck outta this things! Child of the 70's and dad was layed off alot from the plant so it feels like we lived off of the turkey boilng bags on toast for years! You'd think I'd never want one again but I've been on the hunt in grocery stores across several states for years looking for these darn things! So so soooooo tasty! Sigh......
Laura - May 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I wish they still made these !!! I loved the beef one if was wonderful with mashed potatoes. It was the perfect size. so quick and easy and tasty. Very sad they are gone.
samantha - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm very glad to see I'm not alone...but VERY sad to see there's no way of fulfilling my craving for the veal parm and salisbury steak...DAMN!
Saint99 - June 09, 2011 - Report this comment
You can microwave the Boil in the Bag product by cutting a small slit in the plastic. It is faster than boiling and very convenient. You were not limited to only placing them in boiling water. Also microwaves were in high use in the 80's so it makes no sense to remove this product from the stores. I want the chicken and gravy to put over my biscuits for a quick chicken & Dumpling meal.
Betty - June 09, 2011 - Report this comment
If all these people are asking including me for the freezer queen boiling bags. Why do you not listen. Can you imagine how hard it is to cook for one person???. these boiling bags are perfect for us. and also economical as well. Please consider us and make them available again.
jo - June 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Could you please consider all the senior citizens who sometimes live alone and cook for one. It's almost impossible to find ways to cook and not have excess. And it would be economical for us also. I know of a few who are losing weight and not eating properly because they can no longer cook whole meals. Very sad......
cloeyj - June 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I missed those meals chicken ala king. I use to boil it and eat it on top of bread yummy.They need to bring it back big time. they could increase the size for families. I don't care for the microwave meals that much. Bring it Back, Bring it Back!
angela - June 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who remembers and misses these. I used to love the chicken a la king or beef and gravy on toast or the veal parm on a roll. They were cheap and fast (I nuked them right in the bag) and much better than anything you can buy canned or packaged. I really don't understand why they stopped making them.
Jamie - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I liked these a lot. Turkey and gravy was my favorite back then. I lived on these. PLEASE bring them back!
JessicaLynn - June 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember the Boil-Bags! Loved them. When I moved out on my own about 11 years ago I searched for these... But found out they no longer produced them :-( I really wish they'd sell them again... So delicious (and cheap!)
KSMOM - June 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm 58 years old and was a single mom. I raised three kids and had to stretch a penny! I made home made mashed potatoes to put the food from the boilin' bag over, made corn on the cob that I bought very cheap at a local farm, sliced apples that I bought by the bushel from a nearby orchard, or took one of the many apple pies out of the freezer that I 'pre-made' and froze. The kids loved these 'home cooked' meals, and it was an inexpensive way to put meat on the table, and saved me the time of preparing it after working overtime shifts at the restaurant. The children are all grown, one is a sportswriter, another a college professor, the third a nurse. They all fondly and warmly remember those meals with Banquet Boiling Bags and would prefer them to the expensive chain restaurants they frequent with their families now!
marlin hoover - July 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Im 40 years old and remember all the good time favoites. The boiling bags, Homemade hotdogs, the delivery of the old time sodas. I grew up in an era that is basicly gone. Its ashame that what is our childhood memory is replaced by time and this new genoration. The kids today have no understanding of our generation and my grandparents. I loved the turkey, chip beef and beef. They were quick and good. Please bring these back as I believe they would be a big hit as they were back than.
DEBBIE GAUTHREAUX - July 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Cindy - July 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Just sent a message with a link in comments to this site to Conagra foods. Hopefully they will get the message that people want a comeback of the boil in bag foods from Banquet. My favorite was the sliced beef
donna galan - August 08, 2011 - Report this comment
i live on a fix in come and i live alone please put those boil bag back on the market, please help us poor fokes thank you
GS - August 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Yup, I miss them too. The gravy with the peas and carrots, was that the chicken a la king? For some reason I remember something called 'turkey tetrazzini', does that sound right? I'd buy them now...
GS - August 10, 2011 - Report this comment
OK. Freezer Queen was recently bought out by Family Buffet. They make salisbury steak, and beef w/onion gravey, meatloaf, turkey in gravy etc. Family portion size. See Then, Campbell Soup sells chicken a la king under the Swanson brand, in cans. Not a boil bag, but looks promising. Not available in all markets maybe, but good luck!
Rusty Shackelford - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I want my boil in bag meals! I loved the roast beef and gravy on toast. And they worked fine in a microwave. In a slow economy stuff like this would sell well, and it would sell well to singles and seniors who don't want to cook a lot of food for a meal. This stuff was great. Why won't they bring it back?
Jesse - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the broccoli, chicken, rice and cheese ones. Went all through college on those! Would love to see them come back.
al in yonkers - August 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Whats funny is about 3 years ago i went to the local iga supermarket and in the frozen food section i found about 10 bags each of the chicken and the sliced i know they Where still making them up to three years ago in the new york area. Im 38 and when me and my order brother would go shopping with my mother she would by my brother tb chicken a la king and i got the sliced beef.all u needed was a sliced of bread and 2 minutes in some boiling water and u had a mal
Derek - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
oh yes! These were so great... I was trying to explain them to my kids the other day and they were looking at me as if I was crazy! We used to make them over toast for meals. I remember one year, when my mom raising five kids made made turkey and gravy with potatoes for our Thanksgiving dinner... Bring Them Back!
Lori - September 22, 2011 - Report this comment
My grandparents used to stock their deep freeze w/ these that they would buy at Sam's club. I had them for lunch all of the time. I really wish I could have them again. I remember having one w/ beef or chicken and it had a separate pack of rice that you boiled w/ it then combined them on a plate. Sooooo Good!!!
Sabre - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved those bags(probably had 'em all except the chipped beef) - I think the gravy from the Swedish meatballs is probably still clinging to my arterial walls ~
James - October 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Salsbury Steak. Boil as many as you need, vs having to buy the family 6 steak and eat leftovers the next day, or after eating 3 of them not wanting it again the next day because its got that leftover lack of goodness, throwing them away a couple days later. BRING THEM BACK. I was about ten the last time my dad made me one. Now as a single guy I wish they brought them back. More than ever. PETITION THEM BACK INTO EXISTANCE.
Lora - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these. I still look for them. Total disappointment.
Mona - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
My husband and I ate these all the time in the late 70s! I boiled them before we got a microwave and then zapped them when we got one. My fave was chicken ala king over rice and John liked chipped beef on toast. I thought of them at lunch today and then found this site. Ha! Ha! Ha! Wish I had one right now!
Chyna - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to make these all the time. I loved the Salisbury steak one and I would put it over some toast after school....mmmm mmm good
yvonne - November 16, 2011 - Report this comment
are you ever gonna return the chicken a-la-king boiling bags on the market
Herb - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss them too. Beef or Turkey, I liked them better than pot pies. And no, I never "boiled" them. Always nuked them.
Misty - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I sent Banquet a message about this! & linked to this page. Everyone should send them a comment. I miss the chicken ala king.
Joey Wilson - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I wish this freezer company would bring back the family size meatloaf in tomato sauce dinner. It was the best frozen dinner on the market.
Janice - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
OHHHH I miss all these foods. I despise microwave dinners. The box tastes better. Why don't we start a writing campaign demanding these foods back? Boil in a Bag foods were all so perfect, quick cooking and easy clean up. I remember watching the frozen stiff bag of chicken a la king soften and slip all the way into the water. BRING THEM BACK!!!
Jan Griffiths - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember these!! They came out in the mid-70s, and my favorite was Chicken a la King. I used to pour them over rice. I had tons of them in my freezer back in the day. So convenient, and quick to make.
Glaivemaster - January 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Banquet Boil-in-a-bags were the best. We were so stinkin' poor back in the late 70s/early 80s that this was a staple for us. Bread was cheap so we could eat well almost every night. I LOVED the Salisbury Steak - my mom would get the cream turkey and my dad liked the beef bits. They were probably chock full of MSG and ate away our brain cells one delicious bite after another - but back then no one really cared. We would always have a nice vegetable with them so our dinner wasn't too incomplete. What a great memory from the past - even though we were so poor - it's funny what you remember with fondness.
Childof73 - January 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh how I miss the old days of good food and great families. I think what was best about those bags were that we had good quality family time and good shows on tv to help us enjoy them. Oh how I miss the old school days.
Winnie - January 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I miss the good old days also and those boing bags. My mother now has passed away she lovd those meals especially chicken ala king. I liked them all.
TexJan - February 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved the Banquet Boiling Bags when I was a kid. After school, I made them for my 3 brothers and myself and would put them on toast. Yummy!Especially the Chicken a la King. I wish they still made them but alas....
Rhonda - February 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved them, my favorite was the BBQ beef in a bag, we ate them all the time. Wish they would bring them back too.
Paul - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
prior to microwaves, a slice of white bread and a cooking bag. what a great snack! boiling water wasn't too hard. i used to pick them out at the store 10 at a time as a child. all the colors of the boxes stacked in the freezer (sigh). i really miss Banguet's family size chicken and dumpling's. great food from year's past.
Heidi Feser - March 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring them back. I especially loved the creamed chip beef and the chicken a la king!
Tim - March 31, 2012 - Report this comment
We all need to raise hell and get them back in the stores, would much rather have one of these than a crappy Pot Pie. Whats wrong with the retailers. I am asking the Mgr at Krogers WHY dont they have them. Come on people if we all ask maybe they will take the hint.
Angela - April 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I wish they would bring them back my dad and kids loved them, i remember them they were sooooooo goooooood
Edie Boyd - April 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I was just thinking about cooking a turkey cook in the bag in the microwave, put it in between and on top of 2 slices of bread with french fries on the side. then my mom told me that they stopped making them years ago. WHY !?!?! This was one of the best, quickest, stick-to-your ribs food out there. BRING THEM BACK !!! (especially the turkey & beef)
donald pritchard - April 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Ill send the link to these comments to to Banquet . Mabye thay will respond. I miss them too.
don pritchard - April 19, 2012 - Report this comment
This is there contact.
L - April 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I would so buy these again! PLEASE Con Agra bring them back :)
kim heyd - April 24, 2012 - Report this comment
ok talked to them if they get enough people to write there site they may consider bringing them back here is the link...........
Monique - May 21, 2012 - Report this comment
these where the best...on a slice of toast. dinner is served! so economical too!! bring them back, we could all use them these days
WILL B - June 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Debi Sizemore - July 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I would love to have one of these roght now! I would put them on toasted bread with melted cheese...yummm
Marcy - September 23, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG I grow up on those and looooooved them. I agree on tossed bread it was the best. PLEASE PLEASE BRING them back. I try to explain to my kids now and they just think its the most insane thing to boil a bag HAHAHA....they must have been affordable and we all can use a yummy meal on a budget these days.
Pamela - September 29, 2012 - Report this comment
need to contact these people to bring them back.
cmb - October 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I came here because of the nostalgia and searched to see if they were still made. In reality I doubt I'd buy them more than once as a nostalgia trip. Most of this stuff is available in microwave version from Stouffers or Banquet. I doubt the economics would support bringing back the boil-in-bag entrees. If it came back at all, I bet it would be more as a niche, gourmet thing rather than an ultra-low price model (which is dominated by microwave dinners). Until then, if you truly miss cooking in bags, maybe take up sous vide cooking?
Jeannie - October 18, 2012 - Report this comment
My sisters and I have been searching for the chicken ala king. I just tried the Swanson in a can...YUK
Tracy - October 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I know everyone keeps saying they wont bring them back because people don't want to give up there microwave, but when they were popular I was a kid and too young to use the stove, so I nuked them anyway and they still turned out yummy! The beef over a slice of white bread was the best!
Mary Garlick Jones - November 10, 2012 - Report this comment
My daughters are 43 & 45, I raised them on the the Turkey!!!! I did not know you could not buy them anymore been looking everywhere.
michelle - November 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I am 38, and I was just thinking about how my mother would serve us something so delicious that was served in a bag and it would have to be boiled, well I Google chicken ala king boil in a bag and I found you. :) my mother is no longer here so I couldn't ask her but I remembered that was one of my favorites growing up. I also wish they would come back.
James - November 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember Eureka Foods(It may have been spelled differently, maybe Yureka, etc.) boil in bags? They had several good ones - Salisbury Steak, Stew, etc. It was good. Does anyone know if there is anyone selling a similar product? It wouls sell nowadays. People are stioring food and this would be a great way to do it. As I recall the food bags would keep it good for years.
DB - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I had not thought of the old boil in bag meals until I recently bought a vacuum sealer. I now do my own boil in bag meals now. I actually preferred boiling to the microwave because the food is more uniformly heated.
Eileen - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved these bags as a teenager!!! My husband & I are now retired and looking for easy fix meals that taste good!! These bags would be perfect to have in the freezer for a quick, delicious meal by just adding some vegetables and starch!! Since I have given up cooking, they would be a big relief on our food budget - not eating out so much.
Lulu - January 01, 2013 - Report this comment
As with everyone else on here. Please bring back the Boil-in- Bags. My Grandma and all us kids would eat them all the time.
BS - January 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I miss these bags sooo much. There was another chicken one besides the chicken a la king. Anyone remember it?
Jake - January 15, 2013 - Report this comment
No boil bags, but you can find Chicken a La King and Creamed Chipped Beef like we used to have at Tastes the same, but it's expensive!
Lyby - January 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Banquet still sells the turkey&gravy and Salisbury steak&gravy in family-sized versions that are about the right size for a teenage boy. Especially with a little minute rice.
terry ross - February 03, 2013 - Report this comment
like everyone else have been looking for years for them if they brought them back they would out sell ramen noodles someone could make good money if they brought them back
aneise gentry - March 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember them too but were can you buy them., been looking for long time
Ardith - April 25, 2013 - Report this comment
LOVED these! I was on a very tight budget, Banquet Boiling Bags and pot pies fit very well in the few dollars I made. Chicken A La King was my favorite, too bad you find these anymore, beats Ramen noodles all too heck.
brad berube - June 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Wants his boiling bags back now...miss them dearly :(
Laura S - August 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Please bring them back!!!
Roger Walker - August 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember them well. I used to buy all flavors. It seems to me that when a small company gets bought out the bigger one drops some of the smaller ones products. Franco american got brought out by Stokley Van-Camp So there went the good spaghetti in the can. Everyone on here should email Banquet to bring back what everyone enjoyed.
Tony J - August 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Remember them as a kid and a teenager. Would come home after being out for the night and make two of the veal parmesan with sauce on bread. They were grate and they were cheap. Shame that some favorite things end up disappearing. Wish they would bring these back.
Tracy and Deidra - September 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Banquet, you now have competition.....Guess What, Stouffer's has a Signature Classics version of the Chicken A La King and it is DELICIOUS!!!!!!!You need to bring back your entire line of boiling bags, with the modernization of a microwavable version of the bag, IMMEDIATELY......
Elizabeth Johnson - September 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I was just telling my daughter how great these were. I would definitely purchase these if they came back. We would put them over a slice of bread and loved them. BRING THEM BACK!!!
fern barton - October 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I think some other company should start making these dinner again ,if banquet will not,food boiled in bags taste so much better than a dam microwave food,with the economy the way it is,bringing them back now some company will get Rich Fast!!!!!
stan - October 28, 2013 - Report this comment
how i miss the great taste and convenience
Annabelle Schecter - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
All of the boil in bags were awesome. It used to be a really big deal when we were going to have Banquet boil-in-bags for dinner. I don't think they made one that I didn't like. It's hard to believe that the Banquet stuff they have now is even related to the stuff they used to have. :-
Lili - December 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow, I had no idea I was not the only person who miss the Banquet Boiling Bags. These were great and just enough that you were satisfied and not feeling full and bloated.
MR FERN BARTON - December 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Tammie - December 29, 2013 - Report this comment
The boil bags was awesome!!! I akso thhouhht freezer queen sold them to. PLEASE BRING TGEM BACK TO HOLLIDSYSBURG OR ALTOONA PENNSYLVANIA!!!!to
CECILIA - January 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Let's bring them back Please they were so good and quick
Jenn - February 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Just bring them back...pleazzzzz
karen - February 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Those boiling bag chicken ala king were the best so many fond memories of waiting for the water to boil every kid was a great chef thanks to Banquet the children of today dont have a clue as to what good processed food was all about please bring them back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#!!#
Mike S. - February 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Those meals were awesome.My folks made them and we poured them over rice!!!Good easy meals!Miss them!
Mark H. - March 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Bring them back. They got me through some tough times before. Now that I am retired and not well, I need them again.
Arlo - March 06, 2014 - Report this comment
they still make them at least the chipped beef one. Just not labled as boil in a bag. I had one last week over toast.
Carla - March 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Stouffers has the chipped beef, you can boil it or microwave it now. If anyone finds the beef and gravy, PLEASE let me know. That was my favorite.
Rick - March 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved them ALL, don't forget about the Banquet frozen cream pies. Chocolate Cream was the best, man I miss the old days!
Mike - March 20, 2014 - Report this comment
As I recall, they were called Banquet Cookin Bags. Not Boiling Bags. They were awesome. Note to some of the posters on here: THEY DO NOT MAKE THEM ANY MORE. YOU CAN NOT GET THEM ANYWHERE. I miss them dearly. They were a quick and easy meal. One of the few things my mom would let me "cook" as a kid when she wasn't home. I liked them all.
Becki - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
It was Yureka foods. They were not made by Banquet, you couldn't buy them in the store. My mom used to be a Yureka rep. I loved the Salisbury steaks and the manicotti. My sister liked the Swiss steak the best. The chocolate whey was good too. And those crunchy things that looked like styrofoam peanuts were good too. I wish they'd bring them back. I refuse to use the microwave.
Tom - April 14, 2014 - Report this comment
The original boil in a bag back in the 80's was from Smokey Canyon and they were great. They are no longer around. Replacement that can be boiled with good selection is Hormel Completes. They have alot of variety and even though it says microwave I called them and they can be boiled instead. I tried it and worked fine. Great for camping and great tasting meal. Can be found at most grocery stores Hormel compleats, you can check them out on line.
Dudette - May 08, 2014 - Report this comment
Becki, I have no idea who Yureka foods is (or Freezer Queen, as someone else said). It was definitely Banquet and I bought them in the store all the time. Tom, the original was in the 80s? How do you figure that? I definitely bought the Banquet in the 70s and other people here have mentioned that they bought them even earlier.
Mike M - May 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Chicken cacciatore was my favorite
Jack - May 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I have to laugh. Never thought I'd google this. But I was just thinking why I never see them anymore. I lived on them as a teenager. Tasted great and fast. Well, by 1974 standards anyway. My favorite was the turkey. On toast with a square piece of cheese. Haven't seen them since the early 80's. Too bad.
Alta - May 28, 2014 - Report this comment
My husband has been craving banquets chip beef on toast. I tried to find them, I looked every where I wish they would make a come back.
DAVID - June 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Send your comments to the company
Ella White - June 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Pleas tell me these can be ordered. my mother loved these.. why did they stop making them? please let me know where I can order them.
sherry - June 18, 2014 - Report this comment
do they still make these anywhere?,,,,please bring them back
donnie - July 06, 2014 - Report this comment
i also miss those boil in bags. if i remember correctly they were released under the freezer queen brand, the one i really miss is the gravy and sliced beef, it was like roast beef.
Deedra Keck - July 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Please bring them back!! I miss them and searched everywhere to but some!
Kit - July 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved the Chicken Ala King and Salisbury Steak over Wonder bread. Miss them terribly!!!! The memory of these tasty meals randomly has popped into my mind over the years, like today. So I thought I'd see who else misses them and found this site.
Frannie P. - July 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved the chicken ala king over toast. Please bring it back. Funny how there is many different variations of crap I don't like being sold, and something that I and many others liked, well, completely gone! I'm tired of microwaved junk.
Nita - July 25, 2014 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING BACK CHICKEN ALA KING...I dream of eating it every year
FERN B. - July 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Kevin In Choconut Center - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
So glad to see I'm not the only person who misses these.
Meghan - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Like many others I Google'd boil in bag meats and found this forum. I really miss the turkey and the salisbury steaks. I remember my mom making these for me regularly and loved hearing the sound of the boiling water with the bag bouncing around in the pot! My personal belief is that the company discovered the plastic bags used were full of chemicals and carcinogens and pulled them from the market. These meals and the Planters cheese balls are foods I really miss.
lilbrat - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved them i was raised on them and so were my kids they were awesome i hate that their not here anymore i hope they bring them back i ll have a deep freeze waiting for them lol my store would never have them lol id be stalking up heehee
tina - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
We loved them all please bring them back.
Nancy - August 07, 2014 - Report this comment
why is it when you find something really great, they do away with it? they were soooooo much better than pot pies and tv dinners, which we still have
nikel - August 19, 2014 - Report this comment
my granddaughter just asked about the Chicken-a-l-king I used to make for her (on toast). I had forgotten all about them since we moved south. Need them back. Loved them and the ease with which they became a meal.
Zetta Stanley - August 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I wish they would bring them back
Delores - August 20, 2014 - Report this comment
being back that wounded be good for single person or dinner for 2
Joyva - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Still looking for the frozen pepper steak patties that you fried up. They were oval shaped and delicious back in the day. Has anyone seen them?
Lisa Vee - October 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I long for the Chicken a la king! I remember the little package it came in was shaped like an envelope. We would put the frozen bag on a plate, poke it with a knife and microwave it. So convenient and delicious.
Ginger - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Love the turkey over hash brown patties great for single working mom's PLEASE BRING BACK THEORY LOVE!!
Ginger - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
That's supposed to say BRING BACK THE LOVE!! Stupid auto correct!
Teresa - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Sure do wish they would bring these back!
Nikki - October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved these and often crave them, I thought they were from freezer queen though, I don't remember banquet ones.
girl from the 80's - November 07, 2014 - Report this comment
They were perfect size and was good...bring them back
Brad - November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
BBQ beef and sloppy Joe were my 2 favorites
Beth - 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!
Dale - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
man I have really been wanting some chicken ala king. Someone said Bass Pro Shops may have some in a MRE.
Laura - January 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Believe it or not, i still look for these in the freezer section of the grocery store. I would like to see them back. Just thinking of the chipped beef over toast makes me smile.
Terry - January 12, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved the lil boil in a bag meals especially the creamed chipped beef and the chicken ala king I sure do miss those!Its so uncalled for that we still cant get them...things just arent the way they used to be and prices are too expensive to make ourselves on things.....
Patty - February 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm with all of you, I loved these and also WISH Banquet would bring THEM BACK! You could make them to go with a full meal; mashed potatoes and vegetable or over bread, bun, or toast. YUMMO!!!!
Marci - March 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I grew up on these in the 80s.I loved the beef slices with gravy.I would love to buy these in stores today.They would be a quick meal.
irene - March 10, 2015 - Report this comment
David - 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
Glen - April 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Maybe this list should be sent to Banquet to show there is a interest
tanya - April 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved the chicken ala king boil bags, when it was my dads night to cook he would fix these and put them over toast and crunch up plain lays potato chips over the top. sounds bad but it was so good. I wish they would bring them back too. or roast beef made awesome open face roast beef sandwich. yummy
Judy - April 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Please, Please, Please bring back those wonderful Banquet Cooking Bags! My family loved them & were talking about them this evening, so I decided to try to find them but I guess they are no more. Banquet, please bring them BACK!! SOON!
MiMi - May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved the roast beef. Poured it over white bread!! Very yummy. Please bring them back.
Tracie - June 07, 2015 - Report this comment
Just sent another message to conagra :) Let's keep this going til they bring them back!
Jenn - June 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I miss Salisbury steaks over white bread. They were the best! I look for them every time I go to the grocery store.
Aly Jackie - June 11, 2015 - Report this comment
I was young. My dad was a salesman for Eureka Foods. They were good. I was young and went with him to work, to the warehouse? There was a guy in a lab coat there. Yes, Rapid City, SD! and he said try this! it was generic cola...
NeNe - June 22, 2015 - Report this comment
I googled boil in a bag Salisbury steaks and found this forum as well! LOL I thought I was the only one who actually missed these things. We ate tons of them as children. Quick, easy and affordable! Plus they were delicious! I would much rather cook these than to microwave them. I don't like the microwaved family portion. :( If they brought them back today I'd probably stock pile them for my children!
Rocco - September 13, 2015 - Report this comment
I grew up making these, in the 80's, while mom and dad were working or out. The directions were originally for boiling in hot water. However, as the microwave ovens became popular, the company added directions to place on a microwave safe dish and cut a slit in the top of the pouch. So, I'm not sure why they did away with them because microwave cooking did not deter people from buying them... They were cheap, quick, and tasty...
chuck - September 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes I remember the barbq and the beef one's they were great on bread!!
Mike from Ohio - September 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Mother always had a stack of them in the freezer, they were like four for a buck in the late sixties. Loved the turkey and gravy over a plate of rice, yum! And as someone above said, the turkey and rice is now in the Banquet family size in the store's freezer, and it tastes the same! But wish they still sold the originals!
Gary - November 24, 2015 - Report this comment
Chipped Beef over toast or Chicken a la king over rice....I had a hankering for some today. Totally miss it.
Wanda-Ky - December 18, 2015 - Report this comment
Was ready to buy cases as Cnristmas presents and also landed on this page. Would love to surprise friends and family with those delicious meals. I'm with Chuck, I liked the barbecue beef. Now retired we could use a good cheap meal like boil a bags.
Cathy - January 03, 2016 - Report this comment
We was talking about this tonight at work. Wish they would come back. I know it would sale...
Randall - January 09, 2016 - Report this comment
I use to eat these all the time. I wish they were still available. PLEASE bring them back!!
Fern from maine - January 13, 2016 - Report this comment
shawn - January 16, 2016 - Report this comment
Please bring these back. I miss them. They were so good.
Maxie - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Really miss the meatloaf in tomato sauce; would eat 6 t.v. dinners at one time....also the Salisbury steak and gravy (bomb) MISS IT!!!!! Please bring them back
Chris - January 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Just found this site, the last place I was able to find these were at albertsons about 6 years ago.we no longer have an albertsons but they definitely need to bring these back. Turkey, beef and salsbury steak over bread...mmmm
Joe Marty - February 05, 2016 - Report this comment
These boil in bags meal were the ticket. Fast and easy. Even if they can make a portion you can microwave then put on toast it wouls be great and a hot seller !!!! You can get anything that has the right portion ready to go !!! Bring them back in some form !!!
Laura - February 16, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved the chicken a la king over buttered egg noodles. Please bring them back. It was so good.
JUDY - February 16, 2016 - Report this comment
I raised 4 kids and these were great for a family. The kids loved the turkey and I loved the chipped beef. They were so good and would love to see them back in the stores again. Please bring them back!!!!
Mary - March 01, 2016 - Report this comment
My mom's favorite was chicken ala King I liked all of them were very quick and easy meals please bring them back
Regina vAzquez - March 13, 2016 - Report this comment
They were great. We would make isntant mashed potatoes on top of sliced bread and put the chicken ala King on top or other ones and it was great,I have 7 kids from ages 37 to 14 years of age that all loved them my 14 year old has have to enjoy the staffers version but we wish that freezer queen would bring them bag I fixed them in the microwave all the time it wasn't rocket science
kim - March 17, 2016 - Report this comment
Just thought of these yesterday, thought I would google it to see if they were still around. Grew up eating these also, so nice to see so many people have interest in them still.
Terri - April 16, 2016 - Report this comment
They were so darn good!! The bbq beef and roast beef in gravy were awesome!!! Please bring them all back Banquet!!!!
Edna Chesek - May 31, 2016 - Report this comment
why did they stop the boiling bags ?
Brenda - June 13, 2016 - Report this comment
Banquet Foods in Moberly Mo made these back in the 70s. When ConAgra bought it out, they closed the plant,then tore it down. Never heard of another plant making them!
Forrest - June 20, 2016 - Report this comment
Damn, I soooo miss these. Need to bring them back somehow??
Nick - June 21, 2016 - Report this comment
They were so good for hot turkey sandwiches
Ronald - July 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Many years ago I was a top MLM distributor for Yurika Foods Corporation here in Nevada. Convenience, shelf life in weather extremes of 50% below zero to 120% above zero and for 2o plus years. Then there was taste, product quality...I could go and on regarding the merits of this product but based on the many comments, you all know what I'm eluding to. What amazes me is why someone has not jumped on this "financial gravy train" and reintroduced this concept. Oh, and by the way, the advent of the microwave has nothing to do with the company's demise and would not cause the slightest corporate concern. Perhaps one day some entrepreneur, with vision, will see the obvious potential and resurrect this most incredible business. Till then, God bless you all.
Fran - August 05, 2016 - Report this comment
I would love if they brought them back. They would be great to take camping. Just boil water on the fire, drop the package in then pour in on sliced bread. Yummy!
Michael - August 19, 2016 - Report this comment
They were Yureka foods. Back in the 80's. It was a multi-level marketing/distribution model business. My Dad was a succesful Rep for them in Yuba-Sutter County with 2 LDC's set up like small markets. So that people who weren't neccesarily members could come in to browse, buy, and even become members as well if they wanted. We used the products ourselves and even at 11yo I saw the value of their products. The Cabbage rolls and Swiss Steak were 2 of my favorites. We also liked using the Chocolate Nutri-Whey(instant milk type product) on cereal. If you wanted to microwave them you could always cut open one end of the pouch and do so after pouring the contents on a plate. They also had a "rice" type product that was supposed to be better than regular rice. They were also one of the first to have instant surgar free "kool-aid" type beverages in the little foil covered cups stacked into a tube. As for what happened to them.... even though the product was very good, sold very well the head owner it turns out was not reinvesting his money into paying off the loans he used to start the company and the only manufacturing source of the product linein effect embezzled the money he got from being at the top of the pyramid and skipped out leaving all the downline distributors with no source for their continued business.
OhioMike - October 10, 2016 - Report this comment
We ate a lot of these 50 years back. Loved the Turkey/Gravy over rice. Back in the 60's, Great Scot would put 'em on sale 10/$10, but usually 4 or 5 for a buck. Always had a stack of them in our freezer. Now I get the family size and enjoy it reheated, so to speak. Ah, memories...
Mary - November 10, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved these I grew up eating these wish we still had them.
Sandy - December 04, 2016 - Report this comment
I used to buy 20 bags per week. They made great lunches for my kids and their friends. We served them over toast, rice, mashed potatoes, or pasta. My favorite was the chipped beef. My husband liked the beef and gravy, my son liked the salisbury steak, my daughter liked the sliced turkey, and we all liked the veal parmesan. Sometimes I boiled them, but most of the time I microwaved them on a plate. Bring them back please! There is no reason why they can't sell them in microwavable bags. We ALL love them, so they would definitely sell. They were only 80 cents a bag years ago, but were often on sale for 4 or 5 bags for a dollar. We want them back!
Jackie - January 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I have been craving dried beef gravy and remember that As a kid, we would have Banquet Cooking Bags for dinner a lot. I loved the veal parm, but also the turkey, the chicken ala king and the chipped beef. I' m disappointed that they are no longer available.
evelyn - January 04, 2017 - Report this comment
At least let us know the recipe for the Chicken ala king they use to use in the cooking bags so WE could make them email addy for response is If anyone knows How to make them Pleeeeease email me and I will Share! also, my facebook name is dragonladyevelyn.
cogitovici - January 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Gosh, I loved these things. I would take 4 slices of Butternut bread, put a healthy pat of butter on each, put two on the bottom, dump a bag of turkey, beef or chipped beef, top it with two more slices of bread and dump another bag on top.HEAVEN. I wonder if I have any Stouffer's in the fridge. BTW, these were usually about 39 cents a bag in mid 1980's. I would easily pay a buck or more each or so now.
Veronica - February 10, 2017 - Report this comment
Wish they would bring them back!!!!!!!
80sretrofun - February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Chicken ALA King was my FAV!!!!! used to pour over toast. So yummy!!!!!!
Mike - March 06, 2017 - Report this comment
BB-Q beef #1. Ditto other comments BRING THEM BACK !
Renee - April 18, 2017 - Report this comment
they were the BEST! why don't they start making them again! please please please :)
Mindy - April 19, 2017 - Report this comment
Yes me and my honey was just remembering these the other day i loved boil in bag! Chicken ala king was my favorite over toast. We also miss the shrimp rolls do you remember those? They were like the pizza rolls but shrimp. Wish theyd bring back
David - May 07, 2017 - Report this comment
No doubt, cost played a part of their demise, as well as the micro-wave ovens. My favorite was the Beef in Red Eye Gravy. I also learned to like Chipped Beef. Beef in Brown Gravy was also good.
Scott - May 22, 2017 - Report this comment
The price was small but the great taste was huge.Turkey over rice was fantastic. ConAgra, PLEASE bring these back to the stores
Kristinapedia - May 29, 2017 - Report this comment
I found this page because I just ACCIDENTALLY made Chicken Ala king. Not the exact recipe but I swear that was the ONLY thing I thought of when I tasted what I just made. I was trying to make the recipe here: ( I added too much water so the rice ended up a bit soft. but I also added some heavy cream to actually make it "creamy". I didn't have fresh chicken so I used some Kirkland canned chicken breast. I didn't want it to taste like chicken soup (like reviewers said) so I added some Kirkland frozen stir fry veggies. I took a taste and I was instantly transported to 1980 to my 10 year old self and eating that creamy yummy goodness we call "chicken Ala King". I just found my favorite go to meal for when I'm low on food or there's a foot of snow outside. :)
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Barbara - July 07, 2017 - Report this comment
These were so gooooooood,I wish they would bring them back .They are so easy and cost effective for seniors and people who live alone and don't want to have a lot of left over food from fixing a big meal ,just enough for one person .
Angel - August 13, 2017 - Report this comment
we ate them over noodles or bread. the gravy was a lot so my mom would boil 2 when we were younger and we would cut up the meat and divide it. when we were older a third bag was added so we got more meat. I wonder if people getting burned either by the water or gravy was an issue that contributed to their demise? maybe they could put them in a bag that is sealed but a slider would open the seal with getting splashed by gravy? another option would be to get them out to thaw in the fridge that morning maybe
Rita - August 21, 2017 - Report this comment
We had these a lot on Saturdays when my Dad would work. Momma would toast bread and fix instant mashed potatoes! they were around in the 60's and 70's. My grandparents kept them too, I think they could get them on sale for 4/$1.00! I do still have a scar on my right hand from some of it dripping on me when I wan pouring out of bag but still crave them sometimes! I always figured they stopped making them because of the burn risk and law suits. Our favorites were Chicken Ala king, Salisbury Steak, Meatloaf, Turkey and dressing. I have gotten the family size sometimes when the craving is really bad!!!
Toni - August 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved these also. The kids really liked them. This was the only way the kids would eat meat. I really wish they would come back
Cosmo - September 09, 2017 - Report this comment
I practically lived off these when I first struck out on my own at age 18 in 1987. It was the perfect bachelor food. And yes, as others have pointed out, they were microwavable. I bought them only once after I got married in 1994, and that was around 1995/96 or so. By then, Banquet had reduced the size of the meat portion significantly. The contents of both the Veal Parmigiana and the Turkey bags were mostly sauce/gravy. The veal patty was literally 1/3 its original size from 1987-92. Reduced portion size is usually a sign that a product is no longer profitable. I guess that's what ultimately killed the Boiling Bag.
Gayle Fowler - September 17, 2017 - Report this comment
It sure would help us Senior Citizens who live alone. No sense in fixing a large meal just for one. Raising my two daughters in late 70's and 80's I would fix Roast Beef Manhattan with mashed potatoes, slaw or Mac and Cheese.Wish they wouldn't bring them back.
Kim D - October 12, 2017 - Report this comment
They really were the best. I think of them often. Five minute rice and chicken ala king was a feast. The salisbury steak on mashed potato or any of them on toast. Its probably been close to thirty years but I still miss them.
David G - January 10, 2018 - Report this comment
yes I have thought of these many times could not have lived thru college in 70's without them, Please bring them back.
Lela Powe - January 30, 2018 - Report this comment
My husband and I were just talking about the frozen roast and gravy in a bag that you would boil a couple of days ago and how good they were!! Can you still get them???
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Connie - May 10, 2018 - Report this comment
'Sous vide 'is a haute cooking trend term for boil in a bag foods. Get ready for someone to suddenly 'rediscover'these little delish meals as more people fear their microwaves. My nostalgia story is getting these boiling baggies in Vons groceries on vacation in Indio California. Hotel hotplate goodness. Swedish meatballs and fettuccine Alfredo. Mmmmm
Rita - July 15, 2018 - Report this comment
I was introduced to the turkey and roast beef ones at a grade school friends house. Boy were they good. I had my mom buy these for our family. Freakin fantastic. Would love to see these make a comeback.
GiGi - August 19, 2018 - Report this comment
Hello from Texas everyone! I was just o. The site for the "70s" food and everyone was raving there as well about loving and wanting these! 2 posts said they had been contacted back from Banquet and ConAgra. Both said they don't have any plans of bringing these items back. HOWEVER, my thought is that if someone more computer savvy than myself could/would send these threads to these companies, they may change those plans. ✌
Kevin and Mary - October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Banquet,please bring these Boiling Bags back!! My husband and I loved these and likely still would. We were so broke when we got married 38 years ago and we had these several times a week. A slice of toast with a heap of homemade mashed potatoes and a Boiling Bag to top it off! Delicious! My husband liked the beef and salisbury steak was my favorite. It sure helped a young and in love couple make ends meet. Now we are getting ready to retire and may be on a tight budget again! :} Thanks for the memories to everyone who commented on here....those were the good ole days!
Sandra - October 19, 2018 - Report this comment
I loved the beef with gravy, over toast, or salsbury steak with gravy, sliced turkey on noodles. Serve a green veggie and your dinner was covered. They cost about 39 cents each in the 70's.

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