Food of the Eighties Index

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Keebler Opera Cremes Cookies, Comment by Patrick on May 22, 2015 - Report this comment
My favorite cookie as a kid was the Keebler Opera Creme cookies and still is to this day. It was also my father's favorite. As a kid, both my sister and I were willing to incur the wrath of "DAD" by eating his favorite cookie. Every other imitation "lemon creme" cookie made today pales in comparison to Keebler Opera Creme cookies. Today's cookies taste so artificial in comparison. I would love to see Keebler Opera Creme cookies brought back, and if not permanently, Keebler could occasionally produce the original recipe. "If you build it, they will come".
Swiss cheese flavored crackers, Comment by ImSoSweezy on May 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Didja hear that Nabisco is coming out with a coconut and sea salt Triscut cracker? Really Nabisco? Please STOP making crackers with weird flavor combos and bring back Flavor Originals like Swiss Cheese and Bacon Thins. Even the Vegetable Thins are not as good as when they were shaped like veggies. Coconut flavor belongs in macaroon cookies, Malibu Rum, and of course Pina Coladas!
Mr Salty Pretzels, Comment by Kayren Queen Myers on May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
In the late 1950's early 1960's when I was in elementary school they sold pretzels in the school store. They came in long, flat boxes, probably 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Those were the best pretzels! Do you think those were Mr. Salty's? They were skinny and crunchy and salty. I've never found anything that tasted as good.
Rondo Citrus Soda, Comment by Becky on May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved RONDO, I have a 12 oz yellow can with the label printed up-side down, Someone told me the Company had a contest and if you found one of these cans you were to win something, don't know if that's true. But I have had this can for at least 40 years, I could drive so I was at least 16, and I would drive by a cretin gas station that had a pop machine that carried RONDO..It was a sad day when I went to get my Rondo and they said they couldn't get it any more :( always wondered why they stopped distribution, cause I liked it, and if this can was worth any thing, being printed up-side down and discontinued in my area any way..Mo.
Aspen Soda, Comment by louise aguilar on May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
i can remember going to the liquor store in the inland empire. I would ALWAYS buy a bag of munchos and a can of ASPEN
unknown, Comment by Maggie Blaney on May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Used to love a canned product (many varieties, one I recall was chicken) for spreading on toast then grilling, think it was appropriately called "Toasty Grill". Does anyone know if this product was discontinued, thanks.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by 21 on May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Guess I got brought in. Interesting page. Guess I'll be back. Barely remember Dutches Mill since I was only seven when they went away, but I remember the box on mom's breakfast table. But what up with them turning into alien pods?! Now that would have sold me as a kid. Hope you guys are successful bringing them back into biz.
Hostess Pudding Pie, Comment by Olivia on May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved these so much. one sounds good right now
unknown, Comment by Heidi on May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
HUNTS was the pudding...I was addicted to it and loved the "tin" taste. What about mint chocolate chip hubba bubba, when you bit down it sorta oozed out!
Keebler Opera Cremes Cookies, Comment by clare on May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
My daughter and I love vanilla cream cookies. I was trying to remember the ones my mom use to buy because they were so good. i believe they were from the keebler Classic Collection. The fudge one was delicious too...great shape, thick and both the vanilla and fudge had gret flavor. I would love to see these cookies back in the grocery stores. They were hearty and delicious!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by DonutMan EM on May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Correct Mrs. Mapes...We had a Plain, Marbled and Struesel variety. Liked the employee story- but even back in the day a VP of Tasty even whispered to me that Dutch Mill made better donuts "but don't tell anyone" it's a secret or something dah. DM FUN FACT: Dutch Mill Plain Donuts when placed in Barneget Bay near Lavellette amazingly grew to 4 times their size and resembled alien pods. Quite the sight but oh what I would give to have those donuts back for consumption now.
Sarasoda, Comment by Lorne on May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff and would definitely drink it if it is still available. Does anyone know if you can still buy this stuff?
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Mr. & Mrs. Maple of the Heathers! on May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Hey all, so glad we're getting hits from our e-mails! You are all so awesome. By the way, still waiting for a picture link so we can show pictures of our top donut shops up in the Great White North. And here's a big update for our donut experts. Mapes and I found a "rip off" operation that copied Dutch Mill and is using Entenmann's packaging. OK, well remember when an irving company copied Dutch Mill's light blue box and put an inferior donut in it? Well that's what a company from Chester, New Jersey is doing with pound cakes; of which Dutch Mill's were the best. Or as Mapes would say, "The Best, Jerry, The Best." Anywho, A company called "The Buttery Bakery," is using a second rate Dutch Mill pound cake and putting it in an imitation Entenmann's box. It looks much like Entenmann's, but without the name. They did to Entenmann's what the irvings did to Dutch Mill back in the 1980's. Anyone know these guys in Chester, New Jersey. Do they have anything to do with TaskyCake? By the way, my friend from high school knows someone that used to work at Tastycake and this page is driving them crazy. A new worker, before my friend's associate quit got in trouble for joking around about Dutch Mill's page and the quality of their donuts! NO JOKE! Management at that second rate operation can't stand this cite!!! Poor saps ... not only do they know their product stinks, but they can't sleep at night knowing the people have spoken when it come to real donuts and baked goods. By the way ... how many different pound cake did Dutch Mill make? I thought it was three
Banquet Boiling Bags, Comment by MiMi on May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved the roast beef. Poured it over white bread!! Very yummy. Please bring them back.
Cheetos--Bacon/cheese flavor, Comment by rock kitty on May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
SOOOOO wish they would bring them back!! Everybody else is jumping on the bacon band wagon!! They have bacon flavored Ritz now!! I miss that maroon bag!!
Carnation Breakfast Bars, Comment by Gail on May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I miss the chocolate chip bars! The Carnation bars were the best! My mother and I loved them! She'd only buy one box at a time and they'd be gone in no time. I'd love to see them back on the shelf!
Jack in the Box Hot ham & Cheese, Comment by robert barnes on May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Well I worked there nights while attending mid colledge. The best ever was an ultimate cheese burger. Made with toasted rye sourdough bread 1/2 lb. Burger two slices of Monterey jack cheese one on top one on bottom and their special sauce that was bottled and sent to us directly from ca. #2the steak pita pocket and the chicken pita pocket. It was put grill from portioned packets heated on stove on grill and served hot in a pia pocket bread wrapped little paper foil half baggie blue bag was steak silver bag was chicken.And there was a lot more
Air Bons, Comment by Dawn Kelley on May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Iloved these candies as a child and would love to be able to share them with my children please help me find them.
Fortune Bubble Gum, Comment by frat on May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
And this was Whitman, ma. And I Kno other did the same in brockton and all the lil surrounding towns.
Fortune Bubble Gum, Comment by frat on May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
The ice cream man would trade u an empty can for a stick. It was awesome. See the truck coming and then go grab a can on the side of the road, wave him down and get it. I did this everyday at the park when I was a kid.
Cup Custard Cookies, Comment by Ila on May 18, 2015 - Report this comment
How could anything so delicious be discontinued, Kellogg please bring them back, I promise you they will sell, because I would buy them all!!!!!
Heyday bars, Comment by Ray on May 17, 2015 - Report this comment
the recipes from copy cat for theses cookies are good tried 2 of them
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Steve on May 17, 2015 - Report this comment
This is how you get the best donut in the world back. Used to think I was an outcast, me and my brother, but obviously we're not alone. Think this is the way to the Promise Land filled with thousands of little baby blue boxes with a kind windmill on them.

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