Food of the Eighties Index

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Rondo Citrus Soda, Comment by J.T. on August 26, 2014 - Report this comment
So cool finding people who miss Rondo. With the mention of Marathon bars,does anyone remember Marathon John? Great commercials.
little debbie spice cakes, Comment by Jennifer on August 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Please bring back the Spice Cakes! There is nothing that tastes anything like them! They were (are)my favorite!!!
Winn Dixie Big 60's Cookies, Comment by Dawn on August 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I like all of you have missed the Dixie cookies!!!! My brother and I talk about those cookies all the time! I would love to find them again. Crave them like you all do! Definitely takes me back to my childhood...sitting in my grandparents house, at the table, that old kitchen, comforting...(smiling)...and those cookies we dipped in coffee when we were just little kids...
Springwater Cookies, Comment by Earline on August 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I asked for, and received two of these large cookie jars as Christmas gifts from my then pre-school age children. I used them as canisters for sugar and flour. They survived many moves, but a few years ago, the top of one jar got broken. I would love to be able to purchase a top. If you know of availability, please e-mail me at Thanks so much.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Sandy from Sandy Hook on August 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Great to see the memories are kept alive everyone! I ACTUALLY remember Hank's Donuts in Lavallette. I grew up in Sandy Hook, and my name is Sandy. Don't start, I've heard all the jokes. But my Dutch Mill stories go back to childhood when I thought they came from Holland. I also thought the windmill on the box was of our own Sandy Hook Lighthouse, which happens to be the oldest working lighthouse in the U.S.A. Also heard a story as a kid that a big owner of Dutch Mill would go to our own Gunnison Beach. Clothing optional, but with some of those folks, clothing should be mandatory! Great donuts. I also remember them in New York City when I visited my girlfriend from high school. She lived on the upper east side. It seemed all the stores in NYC sold Dutch Mill. Boy, do I miss them so very much.
Chewy Chalk, Comment by Denise on August 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I've been looking for this candy for awhile. I was in fourth grade and my teacher wrote on the chalkboard and popped it in his mouth. Some of the kids were selling it. It was the best candy ever.
Fortune Bubble Gum, Comment by Sue N. on August 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I actually found a hand lotion that smells EXACTLY like the fortune bubble gum (as a child we called it Fu-man chew gum) and everytime I use it I wanna like my hands!! One of my all time favorite discontinued candies from my childhood. Does anyone remember the maker?
O Boise's, Comment by Nicole lavare on August 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Where can I buy the O'Boisies potato chips cuse I miss eating them.
Chocolate Snaps, Comment by Nikkie on August 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Chocolate snaps are to this day, the best cookies I have ever had... I love the chocolate chip as well, but the chocolate snaps was like Heaven. As a kid, I couldn't wait to get my allowance. I dreamed about these cookies all week... I wish Nabisco would put them back on the market. They would make a killing...
Charles Chips, Comment by Christopher Cook on August 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss having Charles Chips delivered to our home Tempe Arizona 86 the 80s. I remember the cookies and the butter mints were my favorite. Then we moved and the delivery service stopped Every once in a while I would see an old CC delivery van. Brings back great memories of childhood.
Soup Starter, Comment by Donna,WI. Aug 23, 2014 on August 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I got my recipe down in Arizona. It was called Chicken Tortilla Soup. It called for chicken noodle soup starter it was in a canister, green chilies, frozen mixed veg. can tomatoes. When serving we added tortilla chips and grated cheese. I think I'm going to go on a hunt we have a lot of good stores here and I'll see if I can get them to look into it.
Chocolate Snaps, Comment by Colby on August 23, 2014 - Report this comment
This is refreshing knowing all you snaps cookie lovers like myself... I missed these cookies please bring them back
Yumbo, Comment by marisa on August 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Same here worst mistake they ever made. Deleting the Yumbo. I asked they said it was Oscar mayer ham and yellow american cheese. Thar was back when they still swrved it. I tried didnt taste the same. I still think about the Yumbo lol...
Flaky Puffs, Comment by isaiah on 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
Doritos... the original ones!!, Comment by christopher on August 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss the original cool ranch dorito from the 80s,they were a lot more flavor then the ones today. I miss being able to get that one dorito that was in the bag that was loaded with ranch.. So good!!!
unknown, Comment by Di on August 22, 2014 - Report this comment
For many years now, I have been longing to rediscover my favourite chips from the 1980's. They were called 'Bacon Rings'. They came in a dark blue bag, with an illustration of bacon rings tumbling down. I think the 'o' in the word may have been of a bacon ring also. The chips themselves had a very distinctive bacon taste. They were very thin rings and were pale yellow in colour. They had a texture and taste similar to chips made on tapioca flour. Perhaps they were???? I have searched and searched for any information on these chips, but to no avail. I would be delighted if I could even find someone else who remembered these childhood favourite. I am from Australia, so I am not sure if they were available in America, Canada, England and other countries.
Cheese Balls, Comment by Claudia D. RI on August 22, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG yes bring back the cheese balls and cheese sticks. I have very fond memories of these awesome snacks. I have no idea why they were discontinued in the first place. BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!

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