Food of the Eighties Index

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Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich, Comment by Consuela Greene on June 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Pleased to see I am not alone asking for these cookies. My daughter and I were enjoying a cup of tea and some cookies. I was sharing a memory of the Marshmallow Cookies wishing I had some. Nabisco do us a favor and grant our wishes for our favorite cookies from our youth. Do some kind of special for a limited time if necessary but please bring them back! .
Picadilly Jellies, Comment by J. Kidd on June 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Been looking for these cookies in every store I go into, found some years ago at Meijer but never again.These are one of my favorite cookies they are the best. I grew up eating them, my mom had them for us all the time. If you read this Bay Valley Foods please bring them back. I want my nieces to enjoy them the way me and my sister's did.
Little Toms Soda Pop, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Little Tom's goes back to 1959 in Cleveland. Several bottle images I found sort of piece the company history, which ended around 1980. The earliest bottles, on back, either said "Cleveland, Ohio," or had a postal zone number between city and state. Bottles from 1964 on had a zip code after "Ohio." Smaller, local beverage companies always arouse my curiosity. Unfortunately, the internet doesn't always have all the answers.
Little Toms Soda Pop, Comment by Yvonne on June 25, 2017 - Report this comment
I grew up near Cleveland and my grampa always made sure there was always little toms pop. I loved the cream soda and all the flavors. We recently had a family gathering and little toms came up in conversation. Miss them!
Peanut Butter Snickers, Comment by Amber on June 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I got so happy when I saw this posting, but no peanut butter snickers here :( I wonder if they have them in other countries.
Mountain Dew Red, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
Mountain Dew Red was as popular as Coke 2. True soda fans knew something was wrong, lasting only 5 months. Here's some Dew History, from before it gained national prominence. The "mountain" in Dew was referral to the Appalachians. Dew began in 1940, rural Tennessee, eventually moving the business to Virginia (Tip Co.) in 1958. Pepsi Co. took notice and bought all rights to the beverage in mid-1964, using a cartoon hillbilly family to promote. By 1969, there was some complaint about stereotyping mountain folks, so Pepsi retired the hillbillies and began using the words "Mountain Dew" in a psychedelic design, which caught on quickly with the youth. The design underwent about seven changes over the 48 years. By 2003, Pepsi brought back the retro, all-sugar formula in cans, with the cartoon hillbillies once again.
Maple Buds, Comment by Dee on June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
It was the best chocolate ever! I wish they would bring them back. At least give it a try.
Mr Salty Pretzels, Comment by Rob Lambert on June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
Nabisco introduced Mister Salty in 1968. The pretzels contained nearly double the salt of ordinary ones. The animated sailor appeared in TV commercials the first few years, including one that aired on the "Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat" special over CBS (3/10/71). Oreos, Nilla Wafers, Lorna Doone and Ritz were the other products advertised on the show. The Cat was voiced by funnyman Allan Sherman, who died a year later at 48.
Kraft Cheese & Macaroni, Comment by Rob lambert on June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
Kraft first introduced its signature macaroni & cheese dinner in 1937. Originally advertised on radio programs like "Great Gildersleeve" and "Bing Crosby." Later, on the "Kraft Music Hall" TV program starting in 1965. Today, Kraft skimps on the grated cheddar mix. There's hardly enough to cover all the pasta equally, and now it costs a buck for one dinner.
Pepsi (made from REAL SUGAR), Comment by La Sponge on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Thank you Mr. Lambert. I knew you would know. I found a 12 pack in Oregon yesterday but didn't purchase because I never drink soda anymore...too much sugar! Sure would try a sip tho as love anything cinnamon!
Alexander the Grape, Comment by LJB on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Go to the Website oldtimecandy.com they have it there.
Hardee's Big Deluxe, Comment by buster on June 22, 2017 - Report this comment
anyone have the basic set up for the BIG DELUXE that I ate every day for four years of undergraduate school at Western Illinois University...thirty yeats ago..help..trying to make one at home.


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