Food of the Eighties, Micro Magic Food
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Hamburgers, fries, milkshakes that you could cook in the microwave found in the frozen food section in a red box
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Chandra - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I was addicted to micro magic fries as a kid. Literally my after-school snack every day. Delicious!
des - September 09, 2007 - Report this comment
These were immortalized in the Steve Martin flick "My Blue Heaven." Martin walks up to a woman in the freezer section and says "It's dangerous for you to be here in the freezer section like this...because you could melt all this stuff." She is standing in front of an entire wall of Micro Magic red boxes.
Bang - September 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Micro Magic Food also appeared in "Honey, I Blew Up The Kid".
YummyCelestePizza! - October 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Aw I remember these, we'd get them because they were cheap and we were on a major tight budget! I was like 6 and then when I remembered them after some years they were just gone. I miss those orange-red boxes! I guess the closest is Tony's or Red Baron's microwavables!
N - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
So great, like a cheap fast food meal, even the milkshake got microwaved to make it drinkable.
80's kid - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved an occasional Micro Magic hamburger as a kid. Somehow they tasted better than any other hamburger.
T-Dog - May 20, 2008 - Report this comment
After I would get stoned the were first of the munchy cravings.
ZB Milwaukee - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
These were the perfect after school snack as a kid. My big sis and I went through them like crazy.
Jeremyyy - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these from when I was a kid! The last time I had these was around 95... Like Chandra I used to eat these almost everyday when I came home from school! I only had the Milkshake around 89-91 once or twice but I did not like it.
MrTroy - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Holy Crap! I used to eat these all the time! One time my brother almost burned down my grandmothers house because he put one in the microwave for and set it for like 20 minutes as a small child. Good times.
Sharon - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these being pretty tasty... We had them a lot for a while!
Jay - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I wish they'd at least bring back the milkshakes...
justin - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
the fries were the absolute best. i used to eat a box and drink a faygo redpop every day after school.
J - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
My little brother would eat these almost everyday! He was picky. I still remember opening the box when they were done and adding salt and shaking the box. I was little, it was fun! lol Does anyone else remember microwaveable fries that were in a box but each fry was in its own little sleeve. Kinda hard to explain! reminds me of a box of crayons. They were skinny like McD's fries and the sleeve was made out of the same stuff hot pockets use. Don't know who made them, but my brother would switch off between them and micro magic fries.
MrTroy - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
J, I remember the fried that had their own little slots for each fry, I can't remember the brand name, but I used to eat those all the time as well.
marshalmeg - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved all of the Micromagic food as a kid. I hated burgers but I loved the micromagic ones. Oreida's Extra Crispy Golden Crinkles are the closest thing I can find to micromagic fries these days but they aren't quite as good. I've never been able to find anything like the burgers but crave them all the time.
kt - May 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED the micro-magic shakes as a kid and I was always so amazed that you could make a MILKSHAKE in the MICROWAVE. I miss them! I remember the individual-sleeve fries as well. We used to get them at Sam's Club in the 90's.
TW - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember getting these as a kid, but only when they were on sale because money was pretty tight back then.
Trevor - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I lived on micromagic food as a kid. My folks were away alot and it was a way for me to fend for myself. Brings back great memories.
Jen - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Where did these go? I was just telling my boyfriend how good they were. I loved them! Great crispy fries!
krista - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
my grandma lived on this stuff in the 80s due to her copd and emphysema she couldnt breath when the stove was on and i can remember her freezers being stocked full with this and diffrent microwave dinners
I love the 80's - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these.
spider04drwho - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these!!! But what got me thinking was of a 80s microwaveable ice cream. I think it was Macro Magic too, but not sure...maybe it is??? Also, I very much remember the individual sleeved fries. Had totally forgotten all about them 'til just now. Those were good too!
barkercakes - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
there were some ice cream bars shaped like baseball mitts with a small bublegum ball in the center. those were TOO good, the texture of the ice cream was to die for.
L - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
absolutely, these things were great !!! the burgers were awesome too. the shakes weren't too shabby either, why do they always have to discontinue the best things in life...haha
Nick - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I always ate these when I was a kid. I can remember exactly how they tasted. I loved when you would get the flimsy greasy ones at the bottom of the box. I had the burgers a couple times too and remember the distinct chemical taste... so delicious.
Missy - January 14, 2010 - Report this comment
yeah these were the best fries...why did they stop making them? I can't seem to find them anymore...!
TommyC - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
they still sell them in japan! when i was there last november, i picked up three boxes for my sis. despite being frozen then thawing then freezing then thawing again, she said they were still tasty! :) btw, i shot that pic up there!
e - March 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the micro magic burgers, but the micro magic fries tasted like fried sand lol.
hillary - July 03, 2010 - Report this comment
i found a photo of the MILKSHAKE!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/25692985@N07/4545206252/ I post a lot of photos of gone-but-not-forgotten food on www.imremembering.com.
Amanda - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I was telling my daughter about Micro Magic. We actually found some microwave Burgers at Kroger in the freezer section!
jeff - September 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Micromagic burgers and fries sustained life when I was a kid. Each week, my Dad would go grocery shopping and get me several 3-packs of the fries and a few burgers. These made the best late-night snacks. Ah, the good old days, when food came in a box, kids weren't fat because they played outside and you didn't have to wear body armor to ride a bike. 3 minutes on top of a red box to cook a burger...brilliant.
J - October 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Smart Ones makes a two-pack of microwave cheese burgers and they taste just like the Micro Magic ones did. It really brought back the memories of when I was a kid and had a snack after school. After eating them, I just had to see what happened to the brand. Google led me here.
Tony - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
For a frozen and microwavable product, Micro Magic burgers were actually pretty good! I remember the exact flavor and it really takes me back to when I was 12. The fries were great, as good as any current frozen french fry.
mike - March 18, 2011 - Report this comment
hahahaha i looked em up to. man tha burgers were good as hell. never had tha fries or milkshakes tho
Ailey - May 18, 2011 - Report this comment
This was the most awful food!! My brother and I thought it was punishment when my dad would heat us up some for dinner. My mom had gone back to school when me and my older brother were tiny and dad was left to fend for us!! He worked all day and these were easy... The only product they made that we liked were the shakes... we would gag down the burgers as long as dad gave us a shake with it!
Bunneh - September 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh man I loved this stuff when I was a teen in the 80s. Never tried the shakes but I was addicted to the fries and burgers. I always remember nuking up some fries and a burger and taking 'em with me to eat on the way to a party or whatever. Good times!
L. Hynes - October 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I was HOOKED on Kroger's brand of chocolate Micro-Shakes until the other day when I went into my local Kroger store that's been well stocked in my favorite Micro-Shake flavor, chocolate for the past 12 months since I had a talk with the head manager/owner of the store and he started ordering huge batches.But I recently was in my store and seen that my chocolate MICRO-SHAKE addiction was out of stock.I completely freaked, panicked and rushed to the Management complaining of why? my Mirco-Shakes were out of stock.After a couple different tries of getting them re-stocked I was told their again being discontinued.I was morified to say the least.They just brought them back out.And they seemed to be really popular since most times their are only a couple packs left on the shelves so I know I'M not the only addict of these sweet treats.I cannot figure out why they would bring them back only to bring back a HUGE Popularity of these products ONLY TO DISCONTINUE THEM YET AGAIN? Whats the problem KROGER?YOUR JUST A TEASE!
Mitch - March 10, 2012 - Report this comment
The burgers were absolutely revolting and the fries always were a mushy mess. Whoever thinks these are good, have absolutely no sense of taste at all.
L. Snarky - April 11, 2012 - Report this comment
looks like mitch is either a snob foodie or his parents were too poor to get these awesome treats and was left out of the cool kids in the 80's, lmfao
Nat - April 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Micro Magic burgers were better than good, they were great. I am 37 now and still eating McDonald's hamburgers (plain) as a distant imitation of Micro Magic. There was just something about these things. They cooked in the box - everything was perfect. They remind me of youth and my first girlfriend and 80's rock. Micro Magic fries were damn good as well. The only frozen fries I liked.
Jason - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Had a serious craving for the fries tonight... So glad I'm not the only one. Faygo Redpop too, totally! I am 75% sure Act II made the fries in the sleeves. I remember those being a serviceable backup to the gold standard, or red boxed standard I should say!
gary - July 11, 2012 - Report this comment
wow i use to be a production opereator. making 135 micro hamburgers a minute hehe those were the days. miss Grand Prairie
Mitch - December 29, 2012 - Report this comment
@ L. Snarky Too poor? I grew up in Great Falls, VA. My parents wouldn't buy this crap, period.
paul - January 09, 2013 - Report this comment
the ones in their own sleeve were act II
jason - August 31, 2013 - Report this comment
LOL. He said "My parents wouldn't buy this crap, PERIOD." As if they were too good for it. Funny. This was good kid food, folks. I miss it too. Shakes were the best.
Chesh6280 - January 09, 2014 - Report this comment
We loved these fries. I think of how often we would fight for the last box. Came in a strip of three. They were much better for the kids than a candy bar. I wish they would come back. Does anyone know who actually made these and a way to contact them. I would be interested in bringing these back out on the market. Miss them so much.
Ann Marie - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Who made those? Now in 50's single would be perfect w/ meals instead of toaster oven fries.
Charlie - February 10, 2014 - Report this comment
It appears that the hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and fries came out in 1988 and then the milkshakes in 1989. The milkshakes were available in chocolate, vanilla, and for some reason, orange (not strawberry).

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