Food of the Eighties, Flaky Puffs
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Little snack pastries with preprocessed fruit fillings... may have come out late 70's, but definately a lunch box staple for part of the 80's
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fbns - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
what a flaky puff
sm - April 06, 2009 - Report this comment
these were the best snacks, only vachon in canada makes them close to the original - called "Passion Flaky"
pr - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I love flaky puffs I wish they still made them they were the bomb. I grew up in MA...they sold them there when I was a kid.
erin - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in MA also and loved those things. Anyone know where you can still get them. wernt they by drakes cakes.
erika - January 31, 2010 - Report this comment
bring back the flaky puffs!
J T - March 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Tracy C - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
From Salem Mass...1980's all the "flaky puffs" cant find them anywhere...good times
tk - March 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in MA and flaky puffs were a staple in our pantry. I wish they still made them
Jose - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Dammit! I thought for a minute there that I made this food up. I used to eat them 6 at a time. There were 6 in the box, right? Who made them? Why did they stop! Ugh!
Tracy Cormier - March 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Love them....strawberry was the Best! brings back good memories!!
Ruth - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved the Flaky Puff.. had them when I lived in RI in the 80's. Seems to be a New England thing.
Aimee M - February 10, 2012 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING THESE BACK!! Ive been looking for these for YEARS=( Drake's Cakes should REALLY RECONSIDER this... I used to eat 2 boxes at a time. For real!! I want more!!!!!!
Deanna - March 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Look for them under the name passion friut made in Canada.
Calista and Jessy - May 25, 2012 - Report this comment
unmmm my sister and i couldnt understand why no one knew what a flaky puff we get it only a Mass thing we wish we could enjoy one now..maybe we will order a passion flaky..:)
Raquel - September 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Shoot! I remember flaky puff when i was starting kindergarten in Charlestown RI. I used to call them puff pies. LOL. I miss those pies very much, still my favorite. Twinkies were my second. Wish they had them back (flaky puffs). Now I live in FL and no one knows what the heck im talking about. If anyone knows where I can still get them, plz by all means email me the store and its phn # so i can order the box to my house. TY!!
tia - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up in MA too and I miss my flaky puffs. Loved the choc ones.
John Hall - October 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I was at Market Basket in Raynham, Massachusetts last Thursday and they are selling six-pack boxes of Flaky Puffs from Vachon! Only they are now called "Passion Flakie", but they're the same things I remember from my childhood! :D
Jut - November 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I have found Flaky puffs made by some brand I never heard of! The ones I remembered a s a kid were called "Pick 'em Up's" made by drakes. These new ones taste exactly the same and are made by a company called Taste 'n Tell, and they call them "pastry puffs". Found them at the Family Dollar. (western MA)
Cline - December 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Yup, grew up in w.springfield, MA. Like 1984, anytime my mom bought them, I'd have have a box gone. Love them.
AnnQ - February 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes! I grew-up in Topsfield, MA, and LOVED Flaky Puffs! YUM!!! :-)
Sonja - May 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I didnt realize they were a Mass thing either...grew up in Spencer. Would really like a Flaky Puff right now. - April 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone know if they still make these my pregnant girlfriend is craving them
isaiah - August 23, 2014 - Report this comment
They carry them at Market Basket. Apple raspberry and cream. As soon as Arthur T is back and I start shopping there again I'm gonna grab a few boxes. You all got my mouth watering :p
Paul - September 28, 2014 - Report this comment
You can get Vachon Flaky's in Canada. They are amazing!!!!
Jeff Jones - March 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Another MA kid who was obsessed with Flaky Puffs. Grew up in Beverly, MA and we had these every week at our house along with Chocolate Jell-O pudding pops...
michelle - April 29, 2015 - Report this comment
From Revere MA I miss the flaky puff. my favorite when I was a kid. I need one!
Billy - December 12, 2015 - Report this comment
They were from Canada and made by Vachon. Vachon Flaky Puffs. They were good. I used to buy them here in Brighton, Mass. You may have to go to Canada to get them. I think they call them "Pastry Puffs" now (or that was the original name in Canada). I bought some May West cupcakes at Market Basket that are made by Vachon. Maybe if we write the company they'll bring them back ?
MD - December 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Sara Lee is making something like this now(12/15) I just had one(5)
JJ - January 05, 2016 - Report this comment
Here is yet another from Sharon, Ma looking up flaky puffs on amazon... no luck! I am sad to hear they don't make them anymore! I loved these growing up!!!
JJ - March 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Actually, Flaky Puffs were made in Canada by Vachon,and were available in MA, VT, upper NY and NH. I'm from MA, BTW.
Dt - May 16, 2016 - Report this comment
We had Drakes Pick'em ups. 1970's.
Jen - September 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Also grew up in MA and loved flakey puffs. Now living in NJ and recently found Sara Lee's version called Raspberry Creme Flaky. They are an identical match. Ahhh childhood memories.
Dee - September 12, 2016 - Report this comment
I've never had the Vachon pastries, but Sara Lee makes a raspberry Creme flaky pastry, that sounds similar. Six in a box individually wrapped. It's a new item I found in Giant Eagle in the Pittsburgh PA area. Delicious! I could eat the whole box in one sitting! I bet this is close to the Vachon pastry you are talking about!
Krissy - September 26, 2016 - Report this comment
Yes! Pickem ups we used to call them! Haverhill ,MA native right here! :) just had a holiday pumpkin creme Sara Lee puff- tastes just like them! 9/26/16
JoeyJoeJoe - May 08, 2017 - Report this comment
Yep. Grew up in MA as well. Flaky Puff was THE snack to have in your lunch during the late 70s/Early 80s. My mother rarely, if ever, bought them because they were too sugary. After I finish this message, I'm going to get a box or two of Pick 'em Ups and nobody can stop me.
Goochman - August 09, 2017 - Report this comment
They still do exist. I live in Canada now. Vachon is a Canadian company. They’re still available here. I haven’t checked but I bet you could find them on Amazon.
mebe - January 20, 2018 - Report this comment
They are on the shelves of Bim bo / Entemmens outlet stores 3.99 raspberry/apple and the 3 fruits one yummm
cccccpinkk - April 21, 2018 - Report this comment
I am from MA but moved to Arkansas about a year ago. I am now pregnant and THESE ARE ALL I WANT!!!! Pleeeease help me find these :'(
Joe D. - February 28, 2020 - Report this comment
I grew up outside Worcester and never realized these were a Massachusetts-only thing!??! So delicious, I keep on thinking of the TV ad. I wish I could find either the ad or the flaky puffs online, but no luck. I think you can make your own, though, with puff pastry dough and a ton of demerara sugar.
Billy Beans - April 21, 2021 - Report this comment
We had them in ME also. I remember them hitting the stores around '82 or '83. The shelves would be empty of them almost as soon as they were put out.
John G - November 18, 2021 - Report this comment
We had them in Ct also. Also like Puffed Pies and Kuddos
Janet - February 07, 2022 - Report this comment
I live in Massachusetts too and remember flaky puffs. Entennmans makes something like them called Minis Raspberry creme puffs, not even close to how good rain puffs were.
Janet - February 07, 2022 - Report this comment
Flaky puffs were.
Benjamin - February 09, 2022 - Report this comment
Yes! I grew up in Beverly, MA and loved these :)
Patrick Barbour - August 21, 2022 - Report this comment
Grew up in Maine in the 80s and loved 🥰 the raspberry ones dad and I used to fight over them! Man wish I could find them again so I could remember those days hanging with dad😀
Deb D. - February 23, 2023 - Report this comment
I grew up in Newton MA. and Flaky puffs were my favorite! They were the bomb diggity! Didn’t know they were a New England thing. Wish they still made them
Cat - May 17, 2023 - Report this comment
I grew up in Sturbridge, MA and LOVED these! They had the best commercials too! Entenmann's makes a pretty good one called Minis Raspberry Creme Puffs but they only come in that flavor
Mikey - December 01, 2023 - Report this comment
Guess I’m not the only one who misses these! MA native as well. The commercial with the construction guys was the best. They were definitely made by Vachon. I had no idea it was a regional item and can’t believe they aren’t sold anymore!
Brockton - January 21, 2024 - Report this comment
Cat is right! I loved Flaky puffs BUT Entenman's makes a terrific knock-off! Raspberry goodness! Better than nothing since there's no time machine. xo

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