Food of the Eighties, Tootje
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This was an important from Holland. It was a pudding-like drink in a milk-sized carton; came in chocolate or vanilla flavors. Very delicious. Circa, 1985-1986 era.
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trippinmarlin - June 07, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks whoever put this i was beginning to think i was the only one ho remembered that stuff i was about 10
trippinmarlin - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
apparently i am the only one
erica - January 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Strawberry too. That was my thing, strawberry Tootje ... for about six weeks, before it disappeared from the stores. Simple, cool, smooth, artificially flavored pudding slop, and what a treat it seemed to me. Gone in the blink of an eye, yet Spam (eck eck eck) lives on? And on. And on.
tami - December 31, 2010 - Report this comment
i had forgotten about it until today when i was cleaning out a box of papers from an old storage unit only to find a coupon with no expiration date! how am i to redeem it now??? it was 91% milk, low in sugar and calories, and 100% natural. i wonder if the dutch are still enjoying it today...
erica - December 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes, the Dutch still enjoy it. In Nederland, it is called "vla", and it sells ready-to-pour, in refrigerated cartons, in many flavors. It is also quite easy to make from scratch, if you are so inclined. Recipes abound. Or, you can mock-up a reasonable facsimile with instant pudding mix, by cutting back the amount of pudding powder you add to your milk or half-and-half. "Tootje" is an Anglicized version of "toetje", which is the Dutch sort-of nickname for "dessert" in general.
Bastiaan - March 27, 2012 - Report this comment
When I first moved to the USA from NL, I remember it buying it at Safeway in San Pedro, CA. It lasted only a few months. I even think it was locally made.
Ruthie - September 09, 2016 - Report this comment
I used to buy this for my son when he was a little boy (he is 32 now) . It was his favorite when all of a sudden it disappeared from the US shelves.
John - July 08, 2017 - Report this comment
My friends and I in San Francisco loved it. It was cool, refreshing, smooth, and not too sweet as I would make it. I expect it ended here because it was not sweet enough for the common masses. I googled it today because I had a random memory of it out of the blue.
Cindy - March 23, 2018 - Report this comment
So glad I found this site! My Mom and Dad loved getting to enjoy Tootje when they visited from No. Calif., where it was not available. Nice memory!
Tracy - January 12, 2020 - Report this comment
It wasn’t 1985 it was the early mid 70s when US stores sold Tootje.
Bonbonne de Tootje - March 03, 2020 - Report this comment
Darn tootin', Northern California Safeways carried Tootje, roughly between 1986-1987. I, personally, lived on vanilla Tootje, until it disappeared.
Adam - January 01, 2022 - Report this comment
I remember it fondly. Not sure why it popped into my head today but I’m glad I’m not the only one who remembers it. My mom used to buy it for me till it went away. I loved it!
Alex - October 26, 2022 - Report this comment
Yes, I remember loving this stuff! It was about '86. Very tasty, my friends loved it too!
Julie - December 13, 2022 - Report this comment
Wasn’t it called Puddingla? Or Pooding-La?

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