Food of the Eighties Index

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Air Bons, Comment by Cee Mee on December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
At the Whitman website they appear to be back! I ordered it so we shall see!
Banquet Boiling Bags, Comment by Dale on December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
man I have really been wanting some chicken ala king. Someone said Bass Pro Shops may have some in a MRE.
Velamints, Comment by Simone on December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I still remember the jingle. "New Velamints took the sugar out, you can really taste the mint! So fresh, they take your breath away, cool, refreshing Velamints!" I still remember the jingle.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Doughboy1917 on December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Been gone because of family issues. Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a great coming New Year in 2015! Especially our brave Vets and those serving in our Armed Forces. And this new guy, at least I think he's new, is right. Whatever happened to top of the line super market donuts? But just think of how great the donuts were back when they were made in army helmets. I'll be back with more comments by next week.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Udall on December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Yesterday my wife and I met our son in school for something called a Mingle-Jingle. It was quite enjoyable, actually. They sang and "breakfast was milk or juice with "donuts." For some reason it made me think of Dutch Mill. That and all the damn e-mails I'm getting! Actually glad I got them though. But my point is, one does not know how good Dutch Millls was till you have one of today's imitation donuts. Just mot the same. Could someone explain why Dutch Mills is not only gone, but why there are no more quality donuts on the market. Seriously, nobody has given an explanation as to why there are no longer not just great, but even moderately decent donuts left on supermarket shelves. And I'm not one of these people living in Fantasy Island {Talk About An 80's Reference}that believes Dutch Mills will come back anytime soon. However, why are there no longer quality "power rings" at the market???
unknown, Comment by Teresa on December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Tanya-I've been looking for those cookies too for years!! We used to get them from Food Lion and Bi-Lo (in SC). Can't remember the name but would LOVE to find them...
Yumbo, Comment by Abraham Lincoln on December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
YUMBO.
McDonalds Pizza, Comment by sara on December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Bring back the pizza happy meal! It was the best pizza of the 90's for a fast food place.
McDonalds Pizza, Comment by sara on December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
The pizza was so good I remember this when I was little. I wish it would come back, who ever said it doesn't taste good Never had it! That was the only thing I would have my mom get for me! Please bring it Back!
Jack in the Box Hot ham & Cheese, Comment by p.k. on December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
when I first saw the ad for the return of the hot ham & cheese, I perked right up. Then I saw it was BK. Yuck. Brink back the HH&C, Jack!
Mc DLT, Comment by CT on December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
The franchise is struggling; baffling why they won't try bringing this burger back given it's long-suffering popularity. The packaging logistics can be worked out so that's no excuse, and a trial run (similar to the limited-time-only DISGUSTING mcrib) would blow their numbers through the roof. McDonald's: give it a try! What have you got to lose? Those of us who have long left your drive-thru will be back in droves for this one unique, highly-missed item. Guarantee it.
Slice Sodas, Comment by John G on December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember going to a laundry mat in the mid 80's, getting Apple Slice out of the vending machine, and playing Punch Out arcade. Good times....
O Boise's, Comment by John G on December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I have very fond memories of eating these as a child. I wish more than anything that I could get my hands on a bag of sour cream and onion. I hate that I missed these when they came back around, but it seems they stopped production again.
Sundance Sparkling Fruit Juice, Comment by Eugol Dlareg on December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to like these back when I was in high school... Used to imagine they were wine coolers...
unknown, Comment by Scott P on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
For those trying to think of the ice cream that came in a tube with a star-shaped opening... Soft Swirl Ice Cream. Look up "1985 Soft Swirl Ice Cream Commercial" on YouTube.
Old London's Cheese Waffle Snacks, Comment by pat on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I must find cheese waffies or I will hang myself.
Crunch Gators, Comment by Mitch D on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I am laughing my a** off. I totally want to grab like 5 bags of them. I think it's so funny how we all saw the bag in home alone and are all now craving for them. Frito lay. Bring us some tators!!!!! Merry Christmas to all. I love Home Alone. One of greatest ever.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by George The Animal Steele on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
This is the post about WWF, actually now the WWE ice cream bars that I was looking for as well as Wise Potato Chips. This post is also important ANDREW - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment 1.FAT FROG & WWF ICE CREAM BARS 2. A ICE CREAM WITH GUM CANT NOT REMBER THAT THE ONLY 3 ICE CREAMS I WHOULD GET OFF THE TRUCK NO CONE OR CUPS . SOMETIME DAD WOULD BUY A LOT OFF THE TURCK AND WE WOULD HAVE 1 A NIGHT BUT THAT WAS BACK IN THE DAYS .WISH I CAN TURN BACK TIME. This is what makes this page and all the pages on this site so wonderful. It brings back the glory days, not to be confused with glory holes. But seriously, Dutch Mill, Wise Potato Chips (which are not so plentiful west Philly,) and weird snakes such as WWF/WWE ice cream bars are what makes this an international web site.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Wisechips on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
It was fourth grade when I first fell in love with Wise potato chips. Was looking for them when I found you guys. Remember Dutch Mill very well. Oh for the days when we could eat what we wish and still have a slim waist line. You guys do rock, like lady said!
Burger King Whaler Sandwich, Comment by Lochgelly on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
MMMM...Whaler ...Good!
Swiss cheese flavored crackers, Comment by La Sponge on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Sarah, did you receive your boxes of Swiss Cheese crackers from Canada yet? I am wondering if they're as good as the old Nabisco brand are. I also saw on their webite that they carry the old Bacon thins and wondering if they are as good as well.Im going to check out the grocery stores next time I get up to Canada! Im hoping the also carry the Nabisco Wheatsworth crackers since they have also been discontinued here. Can't have a Christmas party without cheeseballs and a Rum & Coke!
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by LaSi on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
This site seems lame now.I've never heard of Dutch Mill doughnuts and I think Karen/Andrew and weird MapleHeather people are the same couple.Pretty pornographic comments for a site dedicated to doughnuts. Most of you can't even spell doughnuts.
Tostitos, Comment by kurt on December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
loved these chips...they were the best..the good ol days
Cherry Ripe, Comment by Angry Asian on December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
This isn't an 80s candy. It's an Aussie staple. Had it a year ago. Look on eBay or Amazon.
Jack in the Box Hot ham & Cheese, Comment by troy abney on December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Please bring back the hot ham and cheese sandwich people need their hot ham and cheese burger king don't know how to make a hot ham and cheese .
Burger King Whaler Sandwich, Comment by Keith on December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
By far the best fish ever the new one is horrible. Bring it back Burger King
Burger King Whaler Sandwich, Comment by Kwith on December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I agree bring it back. It was the best ever.
Chocolate Snaps, Comment by Deidra on December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
WOW ......THESE COOKIES WHERE THE BEST IN THE WORLD..I WISH THE NABISCO COMPANY WOULD RELLY CONSIDER BRINGING THESE WONDERFUL LITTLE JOYS BACK TO TASTE BUDS.PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS A RECIPE ON THE NABISCO SNAP CHOCOLATE COOKIES PLEASE INBOX ME AT THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS. dfayeblessed@att.net
Yumbo, Comment by Gina on December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
The Yumbo at Burger King was definitely made with white cheese and not yellow American cheese.
Burger King Whaler Sandwich, Comment by Dee on December 14, 2014 - Report this comment
The whaler was the best fish sandwich back then and would still be if Burger King knew what the people wanted. Flaky fish, delicious batter, tarter sauce that was creamy, delicious and warm. I miss the whaler. Nothing compares.
Yumbo, Comment by maverick on December 14, 2014 - Report this comment
The YUMBO is back. We can still have it our way.
Le Menu Microwave TV Dinners, Comment by Betsy on December 14, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG! I loved these dinners, and my mom kept all the Le Menu plates (close to 30 or 40 of them.) We have used the plates out at the lake house, which my folks are selling, and I nabbed all the plates to add to my small collection, which I use on a daily basis. We are going to use them at Christmas for snack trays. I really wish Swanson would bring these little treasures back, but if they do, it probably would not be on a very durable plate. Life, and food was wonderful back then! :)
Fudge Jumbles, Comment by Belinda Young on December 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Yeah- I remember those. They were the best. Have tried to re-create a few times over the past decade or so...but to no avail. I will still try now & again, but I'm hoping for a product reissue!
Jack in the Box Hot ham & Cheese, Comment by charlie baker on December 13, 2014 - Report this comment
The hhc was the best fast food item ever period.com. If there really is a Jack, they would bring it back. Otherwise, the people that really run the company should be retired. LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE: HABDSVUP - GIVE US OUR HHC'S BACK!!


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