Food of the Eighties Index

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Burger King Whaler Sandwich, Comment by Mik Wyatt on January 25, 2015 - Report this comment
The Big Fish is nothing compared to the original Whaler! Is there any way to get Burger King to consider bringing it back? It was the standard for ALL fast food chain's fish sandwiches! I would pay extra if that was the deciding factor in bringing it back!
Franco American Macaroni and Cheese, Comment by JohnnyB on January 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved this product! When I was in Germany as a GI, we used to bring a case of this when we were in the field- you could eat hot, warm, or cold! Later I turned my bride on to this and it became our favorite dish. It was always tough to find since it was sold out moe often than not. Why did the bail out with a best selling item?
New York Seltzer, Comment by ONYS on January 25, 2015 - Report this comment
1987 is here again. The Original New York Seltzer, made in the original factory, with the original formulas are in production. Drink ONYS.
Springwater Cookies, Comment by christie Pennington on January 24, 2015 - Report this comment
My mom worked at a family owned pizza place back in 78-79 in montgomery. The oeners would warm the cookies on a pizza tray....long before pizza hut and papa johns. I still have her cookie jar...survived 10 move and makes a great snack holder.
Le Menu Microwave TV Dinners, Comment by Peggy Martin on January 24, 2015 - Report this comment
Here it is January 2015 and people still interested in the LeMenu meals and plates. I too would love to see the meals back in the stores. Also would like to find the plates. I have 2 of them and one is cracked. I will keep searching for them, like a lot of others.
Twix, Comment by George Costanza on January 24, 2015 - Report this comment
Hey Willie..check it candy!
Tuna Twist, Comment by TunaBoat on January 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I'd like Tuna Twist back too. Maybe my BF will give me some Tuna Twist this weekend!
Cheetos--Bacon/cheese flavor, Comment by angela on January 23, 2015 - Report this comment
yes yes yes the best I was telling my kids about them bring them back bring them back asap ASAP
Tuna Twist, Comment by jamiesarah on January 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I WANT TUNA TWIST BACK!!! I was a little kid and I remember this stuff. My mother tries to make it (celery, carrots, onions and parsley), but even she says its not the same. Heres ny thing, if there was something in it that caused problems, why not remove that ingredient?? Im calling Nabisco.
unknown, Comment by teeni on January 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Awe how I miss the original cherry and orange screwball ice from the 80s it was so so good ice cream trucks don't sell them anymore and neither do the stores...
Chocolate Mint Bubblicious, Comment by Lisa on January 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Ok we need to write the company and bring this gum back! Best fun ever! :)
Skittles, Comment by HawkFan#12 on January 22, 2015 - Report this comment
These are Marshawn Lynch's fav candy..GO SEAHAWKS..again!
Good Humor Fat Frog, Comment by Alex S. on January 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Amazingly, the local ice cream truck by my neighborhood in NJ had these for a couple of months back in 2013. Then they came around again and told me they were discontinued suddenly. I actually still have the wrapper. I loved these as a kid and couldn't find them. So to find them again after all this time only to watch them vanish once more just hurts. Fat Frog is love, people. And I love Fat Frogs.
unknown, Comment by Kim N on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I am looking for the brand name/name of the mini cheeseburger and mini chilli cheese hotdogs that you could microwave. I think it was the early 90's and thry were in individual yellow rectangle boxes refrigerated meat section of the store. You actually opened the box to microwave the food.
Franco American Macaroni and Cheese, Comment by Gloria on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
this was the BEST been looking for years. why would you take something off the shelves that was sooooo good please bring it back . Also you had great Franco American spaghetti sauce. I have been looking for years please bring that back too.
Reese's Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups, Comment by Steph on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I found these today at the gas station. I live in Iowa
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Mr. & Mrs. Maples of the Heathers! on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Great comments DonutMan E.M. and HG0645!!! Dutch Mill Donuts, no "Products" HG did have the best smell in the game. By the way, HG. Are you Howard (last name begins with a g)? I sent an e-mail to my college roommates boyfriend, now husband.
Ecto Cooler, Comment by Erich77 on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved and remembered these cans! You had to use a metal opener. Loved the taste of metal as you'd drink any of these flavors.
Hardee's Big Deluxe, Comment by TaiChi1975 on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Hey Kai, I was a child of the 70's too! This was a great burger. I remember the seats in the old Hardee's. Vinnie's Pizza on Ratzer Road in Wayne, NJ still has those old seats even though it's a pizza joint. GREAT PIZZA by the way bros and sises.
Snack Pack Pudding, Comment by Fun food on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Cut my tounge on the edge of the can. And I only like pudding in a can today. Like food service places
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by DonutMan EM on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
HG0645, thanks for the inquiry. Besides Dutch Mill using real milk and only the best ingredients- NUTMEG I think was the main driver in that unique taste and smell.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by HG0645 on January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
ooh, la la, Sasoon was one big line from the 80's. What a fun decade and what a great time to be a young adult and act like a kid. Glad to see I'm not the only one that got a chain e-mail. Have not, however, seen any writing on any bypass bridges. But have a question for the experts and those pretending to be so. WHY did Dutch Mill donut products have such a distinctive smell? Other donuts did not taste nearly as good, I get that, and agree! BUT Dutch Mill Product Donuts smelled like nothing else. Very distinctive. Unique in that way. Sometimes I think I miss the smell as much as the actual Dutch Mill Product Donut. But why did they smell like nothing else?
Heyday Bars , Comment by Cindy Morgan on January 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I wanted to buy these for my 34th Wedding Anniversary. When my husband and I married in 1981, money was tight, we would buy heydays at the store, adding the price to our "calculator," when over budget, vegetables, meat, or anything else would be put back, so we could keep the heydays! What a treat and what a surprise it would have been to give to my husband next month. :-(

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