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Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by DonutMan EM on July 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Green Mt Boyz.... The Sugared by far was my favorite, even after 18 years of smelling,tasting and living donuts there was still nothing better than a warm new born powdered donut rolling out of the sugaring drum.....if I could only have Fed Ex Air some of those little gems up to you sitting in that corner booth @ Molly's on Main Street you would have known the memory I still have to this day. Checked some sales stats from 1997 and the top 5 sellers were; 1. PLAIN - 391,769 units 2. GLAZED - 257,238 units 3. VARIETY PACK- 208,327 units 4. CINNAMON - 194,290 units 5. SUGARED - 187,314 units. The sugared did outsell our Chocolate Covered which by the way did handily beat Entemann's Choc. Covered in a taste test taken by Entemann's buyers.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Green Mountain Boyz Class of 95;#12 on July 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Something serious for a second. Know I like joking with you good folks, especially with you Maple Girl and Maple man, but these were my donuts of choice. Did not know they had Stawberry, blueberry. Pretty sure I remember the lemon, orange and apple cider. Especially the apple cider. But let's get back to the basics. The plains were the all time best. Followed by the cinnamon and then other standard flavors. Powder was great, too. Does it seem many people don't like powder now-ah-days, Mr. DonutEM dude? Seriously, was that a more popular style back in the 80's. Now when I go to a donuts shop, the poor powders are the last ones left. Are they out of style now. Know you aren't in the business anymore, but you are something of the resident expert in my book. And I'd like to apologize for anyone I offended if my posting were to cutting edge. I just found out there is a sickness and I'd like to settle things. I really do love Dutch Mill and miss them very much. Sorry to be so serious, but it's good to leave people with no hard feelings.
Chocola (drink), Comment by Margaret on July 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I was in two Choc-Ola commercials as a kid: one with Cowboy Bob and a bunch of other children, and another one with the lady from Kindergarten College. Boy I'd love to get my hands on copies of those commercials.
Chocolate Snaps, Comment by steve on July 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Goldfish Graham's fudge brownie tryem taste exactly the same
Bubble-Eez bubble gum, Comment by Rastas on July 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Bubbleez commercial
Town Club Soda, Comment by Stacy petty on July 28, 2015 - Report this comment
You can reach me at if interested in buying off meZ
Town Club Soda, Comment by Stacy petty on July 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I just bought three of crates at an auction they don't have separters for the middle I paid $25 a price for them
Pizza Hut's PRIAZZO, Comment by 80s PH employee on July 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm amazed so many people remember the short-lived pizza. I'm another employee from this era and remember them very well. At least, for the Pizza Hut that I worked at. The pin was a heatsink that was used to help cook the pizza. So this gentleman is correct. I don't remember the dough being any different, but then we only had the Priazzo for a year or so before they were discontinued. They were one of our most popular sellers and no one ever understood why they were discontinued. Of course, since we were in rural Virginia, effectively off the map, we never got the full story on anything that was going on. As I recall, we had one that was all cheese (I want to say five types) filled, with sauce and sliced tomatoes on top. This was called the Napoli. The Roma, I believe, was meat and cheese filled, with at least five types of meat inside. The Milano was the vegetable filled one. The Florentine, one of the last ones we serve, was the spinach filled one. Of these, I don't really remember well because we tended to sell more of the Napoli whenever I worked. I think the Roma had meatballs on top but I really can't remember the others. I only remember serving one Florentine. I'm not sure why they said they were labor-intensive or anything like that. They did not seem to take any longer to make than a regular pizza and cooked in about the same length of time. I don't even remember any specific measurements for the Napoli because we simply put the dough when to form a pie-like crust, filled it almost to the top with cheeses, then sealed it like a pie, trimming off any excess crust, spread a layer of tomato sauce across the top, put approximately 4 to 6 slices of fresh tomato on top, stuck the heatsink in, and perforated it a few times so that it would not bubble up unsightly. Then we stuck it on the oven conveyor belt and when it came out it was done. The meats were measured by cups and mix together without any set pattern. If anything, the hardest part was taking it out to the table and cutting it there, in front of the customers. Of course, this was for the one that I worked at and it's possible that there was no set pattern for all Pizza Hut's to follow. I know that ours definitely had some different rules that were not enforced until a new district manager took over. Which happens to be the same time that they changed the menu and I left. Within a year after I left, the local Pizza Hut business dropped off dramatically. We went from being SRO on Friday and Saturday nights down to a Wednesday night crowd and the rest of the time they were almost empty. Even today, I can pass by and never find a parking lot full. This is because someone higher up the ladder decided to put profits in front of customers and change the quality of the meats, cheeses, and other products. It has improved some, but is still far from what it used to be. Because of this, I hate to say that if they do bring it back it will not be the same flavor that we remember. Even the pizzas today are nowhere close to what they used to be. Darn it, now I'm craving another one. LOL
Wild n Mild Ranch Fritos, Comment by P on July 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved them. I will tell you the closest thing I have found that kinda taste like them is ranch bugles. I would love to have some ranch Fritos though.
Bubble Burger Gum, Comment by Erica on July 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I used to buy the pink box from my local 7-11 in So.Cali, and just sniff the outside of the box before I ate it all. It smelled and tasted so yummy!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by DonutMan EM on July 27, 2015 - Report this comment
No Cherry O.S.,...... but we did have Strawberry, Blueberry, Apple Cider, Lemon and Orange to cover that end on flavors.
Alexander the Grape, Comment by Dawn on July 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Really would love if the company brings back, Alexander the Grape, Cherry Clans, and Boston Baked Beans. The lemonhead candy line doesn't taste anything like the candy in my younger years. I would go to Mrs Wilson's every morning before school and after school and get boxes of Alexander the Grape and Cherry Clans. Please bring back the old fashion candy that we grow to love....even if it's just for a limited time! I'm for sure you'll make money off of it. I'm for sure I'll be buying them until you stop making them.
Arby's Sub Deluxe, Comment by Joe on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I just finished Arby's new "Loaded Italian Sub", and I must say, it tasted very good; in fact, I'd say the flavor (I asked for extra oil & vinegar) was reminiscent of the old subs Arby's had in the early 90s. Very good sandwich, will definitely get it again!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by R. Hull on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes, it get it now. This was a great boxed donut. Do what I can to bring them back, but only one guy. By the way, loved the box with the cool windmill.
Bubble-Eez bubble gum, Comment by John tucker on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Bring back bubble eez bubble gum bubble ubble eez bubble ubble gum !
O'Grady's Potato Chips, Comment by Matt O'Grady on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I didn't make the chips, but I sure had a special bond with them. Gosh, they were good.
Fruit Face, Comment by CONJETTA on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes I must join the crowd! Best tasting candy ever and nothing comes close I also miss cola and watermelon twisters!!
Rondos, Comment by Child of the 80s on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes. They were bite sized dove treats. My dad was addicted to them. At first we were wondering why there was a box of tampons in the freezer due to the packaging.
Jello Pudding Pops, Comment by Steve on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
New advertisement: "I put the pills in the girls drink, and I whip out my chocolate puddin' pop!"
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by "Get Out The Vote '16!" Donnie23 on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Don't forget to elect a competent leader in 2016! For the last 12 years we've elected politicians who have raised our debt and created a welfare generation. What happened to the 1980's with men like Reagan, and donuts like Dutch Mill?! Ha ha ha, I bet you were wondering if/when this would be a plug for Dutch Mill. You asked me on here, friend, so you get what you get. How many others out there are going for responsible leader in our next election?
little debbie spice cakes, Comment by Amber on July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
My parents used to put these in my lunch in elementary school ...... the kids always wanted to trade snacks I nevrr would they were my absolute favorite snacks.... I crave them all the time still.. I miss that yummy taste...every once in a while ill check for them sn still notta :( IT BE AMAZING IF YOU COULD GET THESE BACK ON THE SHELVES!!!
Air Bons, Comment by Twyla on July 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I dream of the peppermint. Pop one in and smoosh, ahhh. surly they can pack them air tight with todays technology. Bring them back to ME!
Air Bons, Comment by Joanne on July 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I recall my mom buying "air bons" at K-Mart during the summer months. They were the most delicious and memorable candy of my childhood. My mom and I, to this day, would give anything to have them again. I remember peppermint (white w/red stripes), spearmint (green w/dark green stripes), cherry (pink w/red stripes) orange, butterscotch, and possibly lemon, too. I can't believe that the candy manufacturers won't bring this fantastic candy back! They could literally make millions ... how foolish they are, like who wouldn't want to make millions?!!! If I had the money, I would by the rights to the formula and make them myself.
Apple Slice, Comment by HD on July 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved Apple Slice... Would do what it would take to get it back on the market!!
Keebler Opera Cremes Cookies, Comment by Rose on July 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I LOVED these cookies!!! My absolute favorite! Please bring them back!!!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by O.S. on July 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Ever have a Cherry Flavor? Never remember a cherry donut of any kind, but that's my only critique of Dutch's Mill. Great donut; too bad they are out of business.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by terry on July 24, 2015 - Report this comment
See Dutch Mill in my sleep. In all the years they were gone, why didn't anyone come close. It's sick to see some of the imitation "donuts" on super market isles. Dutch Mill was the best of the best.

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