Food of the Eighties Index

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Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Dutch on February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Hi Heather, you former Pirate Girl. I was curious when you said Ent's. chocolate donuts got better so out I went, paid retail for donuts... I know I'm prejudiced but I didn't think they've changed. Maybe you were really hungry that day! Anyway the chocolate coating still seemed waxy. The chocolate cake inside was still light in flavor. And the vanilla cake inside those was still a bit citrus flavored to cover up the mono and diglyceride and polysorbate 60 additives... So it made me remember a consumer survey we ran one time - a "mall intercept" where you ask people in the mall if they want to take a taste test. It's supposedly objective. In any event, 19 out of 20 people surveyed preferred the taste of Dutch Mill over Ent's. Hmm, I wonder why they outsold us 100 to 1... I think its the value of brand building and advertising. It proves you can fool some of the people all the time, but, dear readers, YOU have NEVER been fooled by fluffy advertising of mundane commercial products. Thank You all, Dutch Mill Donut lovers!!!
Le Menu Microwave TV Dinners, Comment by Pat on February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
I worked at the Omaha Swanson and Le Menu plans from 1983 to late 1988, and everyone can rest assured that the handling of food was always above board and top-notch. Campbell Soup was a good company to work for, and the Le Menu dinners were all fantastic. We used to buy them at the company store for like $10 a case ($1 each)!!
LUNCH BUCKET, Comment by lunch bucket is trash on February 19, 2018 - Report this comment
i ate a lunch bucket once, then i had explosive diarrhea for like 5 hours on the toilet after
McDonald's Peppermint Sundaes, Comment by hetty on February 19, 2018 - Report this comment
sauce was 100% red here is a link to the photo https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d9/9a/d0/d99ad05396002b4756206173bd9a6d99.jpg
Hardee's Big Deluxe, Comment by Rags on February 18, 2018 - Report this comment
I worked the grill at Hardee's in the late 80's. The big deluxe was mayo pickle lettuce tomato onion cheese..... In that order.
Dutch Mill Donuts , Comment by Nathan on February 16, 2018 - Report this comment
These were good donuts
Lil Abner Potato Chips, Comment by Rob Lambert on February 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Found little on this product, but 1968 was when Lil Abner chips appeared on the way out in Canada. Lil Abner started around 1940 as a comic strip. By 1944, Columbia Pictures filmed a few animated shorts. The creator, Al Capp, died in 1959. A Broadway musical play and motion picture came to be in the mid 1950s. By the late 1960s, Americans and Canadians began to tire of the "southern hick" stereotypes Lil Abner represented with lazy, buffoonish characters, plus scantily clad Daisy May. Until 1996, Lil Abner was shunned by the Gen X crowd. Then, a rewritten play (loaded with political correctness) was adapted and performed around the country.
Dinosaur Eggs, Comment by Tracy on February 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Of everything I remember about my childhood, this was in top 5!!! By far the best candy EVER!!! Please bring these back for our kids sake. So much of life they miss out on cause the "new" generation doesnt appreciate the good ol' days.
Lil Abner Potato Chips, Comment by Mike on February 16, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember them from the late 50's. I think they used to come with a small 'sachet' of salt in the bag


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