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Banquet Boiling Bags, Comment by Sandra on 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.
Powerhouse Candy Bars, Comment by Becca on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
My Grandfather used to buy me a Powerhouse bar every Friday when we grocery shopped in the 60’s, It was truly my favorite candy of ALL Time. I very seldom eat sugar or chocolate since 1990, but if they made Powerhouse again I’d DEFINITELY BUY THEM 4 myself. Having a Powerhouse bar and a cold bottle of 7up with my Grandfather were some of the BEST DAYS of my child hood. To this day whenever my friends, and I talk a bout back in the day we always mention penneycandy, some 2 for a penney, and then we start on the bars: My Powerhouse, the Zero, Milkshake, and Nestles milk chocolate bars. Of course The POWERHOUSE was and will Always be my #1 and All Time Favorite. So whenever I’m asked don’t you eat chocolate I always reply I used to eat a candy bar called Powerhouse back in the day! PALEEZ-PLEEZ BRING THEM BACK!!!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Jack on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Had these at a little store in Ringwood
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Jose on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Lots of love to all Dutch Millers out there. I love these donuts and the people that make them.
Blueberry Hubba Bubba, Comment by MA on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
I am still craving Blueberry Hubba Bubba to this day!! I am so glad I'm not the only one.
Pepsi Free, Comment by Jersey Elite on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
You are welcome, RoB! I went to YouTube and put in: "Pepsi Free Commercial 1985" and said commercial came up! And I told everyone to go to in the 80s
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Michael M on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Best time of the year for fun and fun foods. There's Halloween and plenty of scares. But nothing is more frightening than the notion we are stuck with pitiful Tasty Cake and no more Dutch Mill.
Doritos... the original ones!!, Comment by Rob Lambert on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
From the prime time TV vault, a Doritos party commercial. Everything goes great, until the party host announces that he's out of Doritos, then, everyone suddenly leaves. This aired on "Lewis & Clark" over NBC (11/5/81). After quitting "Welcome Back, Kotter" (before series ended), and starring in an awful movie ("Fast Break"), Gabe Kaplan stars as a New Yorker with desire to own a country-western themed place. His character, Lewis, goes to Texas, and partners with Clark, played by Guich Kooch ("Carter Country"). Amy Linker, later of "Square Pegs," is in the show. After seven weeks of poor ratings, NBC put the show on hiatus for six months. Remaining six episodes didn't air until July, 1982, then cancellation.
Pepsi Free, Comment by Rob Lambert on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jersey Elite! Blake was in the later "Our Gang" shorts from 1940 to 1944, when the theatrical series ended. He began as Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer had outgrown his role. Robert Blake was the professional name he was given (he was Italian-American). Blake also played Jimmy Hoffa in the 1981 TV miniseries, "Blood Feud." After the "Our Gang" series ended, Blake appeared in several B-grade western films, like Red Ryder, Roy Rogers and the like. Only starring in "Baretta" sparked new interest in making Blake a movie star once again.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by The Fridge on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
We didn't come looking for trouble, we just came to do the World Series Shuffle. Do you know I could eat two dozen Dutch Mill. P.S. This is not the real "Fridge," but I sure would eat like him if they came back, baby!
Pepsi Free, Comment by Jersey Elite on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
What an interesting post, Rob!!! Going un youtube to find this commercial. Also, I barely remember the show with Robert Blake as a Priest, but I do remember it. Didn't know he was in Our Gang, but of course I remember Beretta. And also his murder ordeal. Can't believe he's still alive. Guys that that usually die young from a hard life. Great info, please keep it coming.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Wes on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Calm down, Pirate Woman Heather. We'll have to wet you down with a hose. Did you hear what happened in Clearwater, Florida? The Police found a stolen van filled with doughnut and were allowed to keep them. Talk about a find! They gave them to the homeless, but got to eat some. My cousin's a cop and he calls doughnuts "power rings."
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by I, Heather, The Queen of Pirate Girls on October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Oh you poor little GM BoBo. You seem to be sad. But, like the old commercial goes, "Don't get sad, get mad, use heavy weight trash bags." And then put your sorrows in one. My dad is an old time baseball fan and was born in Milwaukee. And he says baseball playoffs don't start until there are four teams left. And that's being generous. He can to the North East as a boy, and rooting for the Metros from Queens because his Milwaukee team back then was from the National League, just like they are now. You probably don't even get it foolish boy. This girl knows sports. And Dutch Mill and how to get people on here.
Domino's Bubblegum Pizza, Comment by Nate on October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Better quality images. I couldn't upload them even downsized > 50% https://imgur.com/a/oIbQVC3
Pizza Puff Chips, Comment by Newman on October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
I feel everyones pain. You may like these, they are very similar. They have them on Amazon. Herr's Deep Dish Pizza Cheese Curls
Bit O'Honey, Comment by Nate on October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Yeah, you can buy these on Amazon, in stores, etc. I think they still taste the same as well.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Jackie B on October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Had these when I came down to New Jersey, but did you Dutch's ever deliver up to around Main? What's the furthest north you went?
Pepsi Free, Comment by Rob Lambert on October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
From the prime time TV vault, the Pepsi Free commercial about a woman taking flying lessons with a nervous instructor. They get back safely, but the airplane they used falls apart shortly after. This aired on "Hell Town" over NBC (9/18/85). Set within the guts of the East Los Angeles skid row area, One-time child star Robert Blake played an ex-convict turned priest, Noah "Hardstep" Rivers. Whitman Mayo played a retiree named One Ball. There first was a pilot movie in March, 1985. The actual series lasted only 13 episodes, criticized for its grimness and (to some) hypocritic in nature. He was in "Our Gang" shorts, he was "Baretta," he dodged a murder rap, now Blake is 85 and scot-free.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Bryher on October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Dutch Mill is life; TastyKake is death in a box
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by House of Dootittle on October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
A bad day eating Dutch Mill is better than a good day eating that TastyCrap. Love Dutch the Donuts.
Kraft Toffee's, Comment by GI Joe on October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Can anybody see the picture? Huh, Well, Eh??? 🙄
Cheese Kisses, Comment by Matt of Boulder on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
yeah The Stand
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Wes on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Not time to BS. Giving my honors in this important mission from the baked in the brain chain gang
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Pineapple Chunks on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Don't count me as one of the "Marathon Drones" I'm on here cause I'm just a plain old fan of Dutch's. Ya'll can go to the devil if you think you can count me in on some cult thing. Just kidding, your all OK, but just know I'm just a solo joe~!
Banquet Boiling Bags, Comment by Kevin and Mary on 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!
Hardee's Big Deluxe, Comment by Lee on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
I worked at Hardees in the mid seventies. The original was called the Hardees Huskie and then was changed to the deluxe huskie. The Hardee Huskee had special sauce, shredded lettuce, slice of cheese on a quarter pound burger. The deluxe was made with mayo, 3 pickles, 2 onion ring slices, shredded lettuce, 2 tomato slices, slice of cheese on a 1/4 pound burger
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by New England Assassin on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Came to wipe out the competition. Down with baked crap such as TastyKake. They are what happens when week old crap catches on fire in a dumpster. Dutch mill is King of the Worlds.
Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit, Comment by Alidave6 on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Made one last night! Still delicious, though I think they've changed the sauce. It could be that I've forgotten what it tasted like (hadn't had one in close to 20 years). My husband had never had Chef Boyardee pizza. He liked it. We'll buy more soon!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by GM Man on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
I went by GM Mam, because it sounds like "BAM!" And that's what I'll be doing with more promotions! And, for your info [I Heather the Little Girl] The MLB Playoffs started two weeks ago! You are a Joannie come lately! Ha ha ha
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by GM Mam! on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Looks as if [I, Heather] is getting a little too big for her britches. Not that girls wear britches. Good job, girl, but don't let it go to your pretty little head. The GM Man is going "Nuke-lar" as G.W. Bush would say. More people will be coming on her for The Fall Classic!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Lemar on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
There will never be another Dutch Mill unless it is PimpSiFi and Dutch Mill comes back.
Powerhouse Candy Bars, Comment by Nathaniel on October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
When i was little, my mother used to take me to the Stroudsburg Newberry's (which i now find out was the original one), where we'd have a time out with grilled cheese and afterward buy us a Powerhouse candy bar. That candy was so good. I wish i could bring it all back sometimes. Innocent sweet times.
Cheese Kisses, Comment by Chris on October 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Add one more to the list of people reading The Stand! Although I think it’s funny that in his version of 1990 these still exist when it looks like they’d been gone for almost a decade at that point!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by H80 on October 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Dutch Mill goes great with Boar's Head Hot Dogs. Casing hotdogs are t5he best
Keebler Opera Cremes Cookies, Comment by Bernie on October 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Please bring back the Opera Cremes. This is my all time favorite cookie. There has never been another cookie that even comes close.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Roger 83 on October 15, 2018 - Report this comment
It's going down! Talked to BoBo couple days ago and he was crying because he lost all his friends. I told him, "don't worry, bro, you didn't have that many to begin with." Looks like the girls are taking over. Let's go girl power and Dutch Mill!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Micahel 9 on October 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Which Dutch Donut did I like the most? Grew up in New Jersey, eating Dunkin Donuts, so to me, the 'cake donut' is king. But my wife is from Alabama and they grew up on 'soft white glaze' as the main donut. It's a culture thing.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Savyon on October 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Legally, Dutch Mill could trademark itself as the best of all time. Tis is what was said, before, almost a year ago, and we'll stand by said state
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Bo on October 15, 2018 - Report this comment
This is the season for dutch mill
Wendy's Apple Dumpling, Comment by kelli on October 14, 2018 - Report this comment
I would love it if wendys would bring back there apple dumplings they were really good i always made sure i had enough money everyday to stop and get one before i went home from school and of work. So i wish yhey would bring them back even its for a short time.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Diana on October 14, 2018 - Report this comment
Dunn Hill cigarettes and English Pound Cake was my thing back in college. Thought I was the Cat's Meow! But not just give this ol girl some of that Dutch Mill Pound Cake. Not many know they made the best Pound Cake around and in the area
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Tango & Mace on October 14, 2018 - Report this comment
Mace to the face of all who hate Dutch Mill. Then again, don't know many that would not like these fine donuts. Dutch Mill
Hockey Pucks, Comment by New Jersey E on October 14, 2018 - Report this comment
What a cool product. Thanks for the picture! I wish I knew about these back in the 1970's. I'd like to be a cool kid. And, I love hockey. Did they have different teams on each candy? What did it say on them, I can't make out the print.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Samantha on October 14, 2018 - Report this comment
Of course it takes a woman's touch; and I'll do the touching. These boys aren't Boys to Men. They are Boys to wimps. You go, girl.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by I, Heather The Totally Great ONE on October 14, 2018 - Report this comment
Oh, you poor little children and your lack of power play to get many hits on Dutch Mill's page during the baseball playoffs. Just goes to show GM Baby, never sent a boy to do a woman's job! Now let's get some hits on here!


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