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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 10:59 PM
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What foods do you miss from the past?
Fruit Float Jello
Toaster Pizzas
Funny Face Kool Aid
Watermelon slice candy that tasted like coconut
Patio Tacos
O'Henry Hamburgers

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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:00 PM
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1. I miss Gino's hamburgers
They were goood. :)
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:01 PM
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2. Were they frozen?
:shrug:
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:05 PM
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6. It was a restaurant where I used to live
Edited on Fri Feb-06-04 11:06 PM by camero
My grandmom used to take me there every Friday in the 70's. A guy on the old Baltimore Colts used to own it.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:29 PM
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74. I Worked at a Gino's!!!!
In Elizabeth, NJ - back in 1971-72, when I was going to DeVry Tech in Union. Their Gino's Giant was MUCH better than a Big Mac, IMHO.

I even remember a joke about Gino's:

Q - Why doesn't anyone use the bathroom at McDonald's?

A - "'Cause Gino's Is The Place To Go!"

:-)
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:12 PM
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82. Thanks for bringing that one back
They were good. I'm surprised anyone else remembers. :)
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:39 AM
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99. ours was in bayonne
well, on the city line with jersey city. remember the little wrapper that held it straight up, and plastic kept everything in? best special sauce too.

(best homer simpson imitation) mmm, gino's giant...
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 11:15 PM
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155. So did I
Even met Gino Marcetti the owner. I think he was a football player with the Baltimore Colts.
Besides being a dupe of MacDonalds we also sold Kentucky Fried Chicken before the Colonels franchised.
Never figured out what the secret herbs were but did know that the Colonels real secret was recycling the oil the chicken was deep fat pressure fried in. Nobody that worked there would eat the chicken.
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short bus president Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:01 PM
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3. Krazy Kow cereal
But what I really miss most is being able to order my burger bloody-ass RARE in a restaurant. Damned gubbmint stickin' its nose in everyone's business, and its meat thermometer in everyone's burger!

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phaseolus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 08:44 AM
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45. Not the damned gubmint. It's the damned e.coli O157:H7 strain
that causes painful deaths in children, and the meat packing industry that sometimes cares more about productivity than keeping fecal matter off the meat in the production lines... I'm glad the damned gubbmint has food safety standards.
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preciousdove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:01 PM
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4. Sara Lee Almond Coffee Cake
:cry:
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:03 PM
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5. Pirogies made by the nuns at the Catholic
Church across the street from my grade school. Every Friday my friends and I would eat lunch there. They served them with onions, butter and sour cream. Three for 25 cents. And oh so yummy!

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:05 PM
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7. whip`n chill
god i loved that "stuff",what ever the hell it was..
and of course, my grandmothers home made egg noodles.
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Alopenia Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:07 PM
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9. I loved Whip and Chill, too.
AS well as 'Quickshake' and 'Great Shake' circa 1966
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:28 PM
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15. Which one of those had the commercial where the pitchman asked...
the hippiechick in a grannydress to "Shake it, granny!"? I've always remembered that part of the commercial from my childhood.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:25 PM
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11. You just brought back memories
I loved Whip n chill.
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Alopenia Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:06 PM
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8. Pasta Toss, Shake&Bake for Fish, and Adams' Sour Orange gum
I can sort of make my own 'pasta toss'. I'd give good money to find the last two.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 05:21 AM
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38. Ah, yes, whatever happened to Pasta Toss?
You should be able to find Shake & Bake for fish. They have it for everything else. I never buy it as I don't eat meat. But I have used it in the past during my meat-eating days.
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Alopenia Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:00 PM
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53. I haven't seen it in a couple of years
But I keep looking. I actually phoned the makers of Pasta Toss (I think it was French's) and they said they stopped making it. I guess the garlic in it was making everybody smell bad. But I just mix parmesan cheese, salt, and a little garlic, and it's close.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:25 PM
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10. Goofy Grape of Funny Face fame!
I have a near-sick fascination with that Napoleon-hat-wearing purple lunatic
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:26 PM
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12. Loud Mouth Lime
LOL
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:30 PM
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16. Rootin Tootin' Raspberry and Lefty Lemon say hello!
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:13 AM
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119. They changed the names of a couple of them.
Remember? "Chinese Cherry" became "Choo Choo Cherry", and "Injun Orange" became "Jolly Olly Orange".
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:27 PM
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13. Crispy Critters Cereal
I loved it.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:28 PM
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14. That I missed too
Man, this thread is making me hungry...lol :)
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:30 PM
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17. I am eating rice crackers right now
I will pass you some through the screen.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:31 PM
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18. Okey doke
Want a cookie? :) I'll trade ya.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:52 PM
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21. Sure
Want some divinity?
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:56 PM
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23. LOL
You are divine. :)
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:32 PM
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75. "The-One-And-Only-Cereal-That-Comes-In-The-Shape-Of-Animals!!"
:-)
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:47 AM
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102. Here you go -


Photo credit: theimaginaryworld.com
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:53 AM
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106. Oh, I remember those!
My mom wouldn't get it for us very often (too much sugar) but we loved that stuff!
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 11:58 PM
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159. The one and only cereal that comes in shapes of animals!
I loved those commercials.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:17 AM
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122. Indubitably delicious
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Katarina Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:33 PM
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19. Peach Nehi
They were my passion growing up.

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:38 PM
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20. nehi grape
i drank enough nehi to float a boat when i was a kid..
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:52 PM
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22. Marathon Bars and Party Animals cookies
anybody remember those?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-04 11:58 PM
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24. The cowboy in the Marathon commercials was John Wayne's...
son (Patrick?)
I spent all of my money at Boy Scout camp on Marathon Bars
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:00 AM
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47. "No one eats a Marathon bar fast, Quick Carl."
"Lasts a gooooooooooood long time."

As a kid, my daily ritual involved walking down to the 7-Eleven where I bought a Marathon bar and a cherry Slurpee in a DC Superhero cup.

Ah, those were good times.

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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:57 PM
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78. Yes, I loved Marathon bars!
Are party animal cookies the ones with the pink icing?? That was my top choice as a response. Can you still get them?
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:54 AM
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108. Marathon Bars were my camp food of choice (n/t)
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 12:00 AM
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25. space food sticks
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 12:01 AM
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26. I was addicted to Space Food Sticks
Someone should start a business and make all of the old favorites.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 12:07 AM
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27. Man!
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:02 AM
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48. Peanut butter MetRx bars taste a LOT like Space Food Sticks
Of course, they're a lot bigger and more expensive, but they bring back memories.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:55 AM
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109. I was hooked on these, with Slim Jims and Delaware Punch
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:57 AM
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110. I loved those too!
I posted below that I thought I was the only kid who did-guess not!

I think I liked the chocolate flavor best, which by many other accounts was the most vile. :9
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:07 AM
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117. They still make 'em!
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 12:34 AM
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28. Anybody remember Jello 1-2-3?
Is Bosco still around?
How about Lik-M-Aid?
We used to get Mrs. Paul's Macaroni and Cheese sticks!
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 01:03 AM
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29. I remember Jello 1-2-3
It was kind of like fruit float in a way. It had three layers and I
loved it.

One of my Sisters was addicted to Lik M Aid.

I don't remember Mrs. Paul's Mac & Cheese sticks.
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:07 AM
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49. Lik-M-Aid still available and you can order it here
http://www.oldtimecandy.com/lik-m-aid.htm

They even have "decade packages" featuring candy popular in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. (Gee, I hope the candy's not fifty years old. :) )
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:16 AM
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51. I do.
I remember it well. My mom was quite fond of it for a while.

And Bosco -- I remember it, miss it, don't know if it's still around.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:02 PM
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54. They were flavored straws right?
Tasted like Sugared Kool Aid powder.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:43 PM
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61. Are you thinking of Pixie Stix?
I LOVE Pixie Stix. It's like eating SweetTarts without having to crunch 'em up.

Lik M Aid is the same type of flavored sugar, not as tart (or as good) as Pixie Stix, in a little envelope, and a candy "stick" that you lick then dip in the powder, then lick off the powder, repeat, repeat.

I think I had a Lik M Aid once. Pixie Stix are much easier.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 12:21 PM
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132. Do you remember the little pop bottles that came in a 6 pack?
You would bite the top off and drink the liquid inside.

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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 01:14 AM
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30. My Mom-in-law has three boxes of Roast & Boast
Unopened. I told her she should sell them on eBay.


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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 01:18 AM
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31. Koogle...
flavored peanut butters. Can't remember all th flavors that it came in. The chocolate was pretty good. I would classify it now as a second-rate Nutella.



I miss Purplesaurus Rex too.
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Katarina Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:24 AM
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52. I can remember 3 flavors
Don't know if there were more. Chocolate, cinnamon and my personal favorite, banana. And I remember every time I asked for some in the grocery store, my mom would do that weird shiver, like I had just asked for monkey brains or something. :crazy:
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:00 PM
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79. Purplesaurus Rex was my Favorite Koolaid of all time!!
I even used to mix it with vodka when I become old enough to drink. Talk about product loyalty!
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 10:49 PM
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154. That takes me back!
I remember my mom buying some chocolate Koogle and I ate the whole jar in one sitting (I must have been five years old). She never bought it again and I have craved it ever since.
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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 01:51 AM
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32. Definitely Bubble-Up soda.
I soo miss that.

Though now, it would take a miracle to get me off Mountain Dew. Yellow Coffee.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:25 PM
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70. I think they still make it
We saw it on the menu at my former hometown's local root beer drive in. I know that it had been bottled in that town, but I don't know if they still do that.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 09:32 AM
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90. You can get mail order sodas (including BU) from this place...
http://www.ifsandsbutts.com /

Its a great store in the Bishop Arts area of Dallas that carries just about every type of soda there is, and they'll pack up bunches and mail them to you.

Enjoy!
FSC
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Shanty Oilish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:00 AM
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33. Good Humor ice cream bars
especially the vanilla ones covered with coconut. Yummy. :9
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 03:24 AM
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34. Brownie bottled drink
like Yoohoo but better,,,,
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 03:53 AM
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35. Buc-Wheats
Great cereal featuring buck wheat and maple. Shame about the name, though.
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AliceWonderland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 03:57 AM
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36. Jello Pudding Pops
Damn, every Gen X kid I know LOVED Jello Pudding Pops and knew the Bill Cosby commercials by heart. Why did they stop making those, anyway? The chocolate ones were delicious... but so were the butterscotch... mmm...
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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 07:23 AM
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43. I loved those.
I've even experimented with trying to make homemade ones.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:24 PM
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58. I wondered about that too
Man they were good. I went for vanilla myself.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 01:33 PM
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135. they were SOOOO goood.....
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 04:40 AM
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37. Quisp & Quake cereals, Cool-A-Coo ice cream
I don't remember if I preferred Quisp or Quake, just that they had a contest when I was a kid,"Keep Quisp and dump Quake, or keep Quake and dump Quisp?" The company literally was letting you decide which cereal they would eliminate.

Plus I had neat mini frisbies from Quisp & Quake after sending in proof of purchase labels.

I was addicted to Cool-A-Coos while attending college in Los Angeles, at least two boxes per day. Vanilla ice cream inside two big wafers and coated with chocolate. They are probably still available in California, but no longer in Las Vegas. Damn.

Also I miss Lum's Restaurants, from my childhood in Miami.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:31 PM
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59. but the vote was rigged
an early indicator of how Democracy really works.
and after the voting they still got rid of Quake and brought in that stupid kangeroo.
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Gadave Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 05:53 AM
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39. Cincinnati style chili
Yeah, its still made, but because of my geographical location it might as well have been made in ancient Egypt.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 12:04 PM
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128. You can buy it in cans or frozen
Not nearly as good as in the restaurant, but it'll get you through the day.
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Dees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 05:56 AM
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40. Grapette, Clark Bars, Jiffy Pop and burgers from
Charcos in Coralville, IA
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 06:11 AM
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41. Here in Ashington, UK, where I live ...
.. there was an Italian family called Peroni who had an ice-cream parlour. When I was a kid, an ice-cream there before the movies was a must. Best damn ice-cream I ever tasted.

The last Peroni retired five years ago and took the recipe with him. A crime to humanity.

The movie theatre's closed too! ;(

The Skin
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 12:22 PM
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133. Do you remember Frothy Mans?
They were good.
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Esurientes Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 06:21 AM
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42. Gorilla Milk
Anyone know of a good replacement?
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:47 AM
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127. "A glass in the morning and you swing all day!!"
nm
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phaseolus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 08:39 AM
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44. Switzer's Licorice, Pillsbury Space Food Sticks!
n/t
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 08:56 AM
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46. Candy ciggarettes
red marichino cherries - which were REALLY red
I remember my grandmother baking with lard
Jello salad
Whippits - but that belongs in a different thread.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:13 AM
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50. Bosco & Naugles
Bosco was what we used to make chocolate milk.

Naugles was a Mexican-fast-food joint. Infinitely better than Taco Hell -- gawd, not even in the same league. Taco Hell couldn't refry Naugles's beans.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:16 AM
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96. Any other So. Californians remember Naugles?
Anyone?
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:14 PM
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55. Sara Lee had this
unbelieveably good frozen crumb cake, in individual servings.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:22 PM
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56. Jello 1-2-3... and those
Edited on Sat Feb-07-04 02:27 PM by arwalden
Chicken casserole all-in-one creamy gravy simmer-sauce blends. It was in a glass jar about the size of a Ragu spaghetti sauce jar.

-- Allen
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:24 PM
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57. Coca Cola In 16oz GLASS Bottles...
Just like the ones we see in the TV commercials, but that are NOT available anywhere in my area. It's all plastic bottles, or cans.

-- Allen
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 09:51 AM
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92. I don't remember 16 oz glass bottles...
My recollection is of either 10 oz or 6.5 oz glass deposit bottles...I remember PEPSI in 16 oz glass bottles, though...
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:44 AM
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100. 10 oz (0.29 litre) are commonplace in Brazil
Now, 16 oz (0.45 litre) I've never seen.

BTW, the 10 oz bottles go for R$ 1 (US$ 0.34)
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:33 PM
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60. hmmm - different mindset here, but my momma's cooking!
.
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Meatloaf

Home-made bread

Scalloped Potatoes

Pancakes made from scratch with sour milk

Apple Sauce made from the three apple trees in our backyard

Fresh pears offa the one pear tree

Fresh peas and carrots from the garden (summer only)



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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:24 PM
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69. Yeah. My mother made the best biscuits.
Canadians and English people would call them 'scones'. But these were the simple Southern biscuits, upon which you put butter and cooked apples or molasses. I can NOT make them, no matter how hard I try; they come out like big hard cookies.
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shimmergal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:49 PM
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62. Breaded tenderloin sandwiches
Or do they still have these in the Midwest?
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:52 PM
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63. Hominy..probably still around though
I just haven't seen it in awhile.
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 02:54 PM
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64. Ben & Jerry's "Dastardly Mash"
Best ice-cream ever made.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 04:18 PM
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65. Triceratops burgers
and Brontsaurus Pterodactyl Wings.
mm-mmm
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:18 PM
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66. Pop rocks
Weirdest. Food. Ever.
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HamstersFromHell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 11:57 PM
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144. You can still buy Pop Rocks...
google it and you'll find several places online selling it. But what I miss it's predecessor...Space Dust. Not chunks like pop rocks, just powder.

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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:22 PM
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67. Being a vegetarian now, it's..... BACON!
There is no substitute for it, either. No, not those nauseating breakfast 'strips', either. Yuck!
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:36 AM
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98. I really like those breakfast strips.
They come fairly close to tasting like bacon.

I've been a vegetarian for 7 years now, and yes, I miss bacon, too, and pork chops.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:59 AM
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112. There was a study in the UK that asked former vegetarians
what got them eating meat again, and the winner was Bacon.

I don't know the source, it was just one of those things I heard about.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:24 PM
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68. Definitely miss toaster pizzas!
Those were GREAT!
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:25 PM
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71. They had a good taste didn't they?
Who were they by?
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:28 PM
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73. Same people that do Hot Pockets
I was on Jeopardy a few years ago, and one of the freebies everybody got was a fistful of free coupons for Toaster Pizzas. I was a happy girl.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:27 PM
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72. Team Flakes!
the Nabisco cereal from the 60's/70's!
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:35 PM
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76. Bonomo Turkish Taffy
My favorites were Chocolate and Banana.

You'd buy it, bring it home, and have your mother put it in the freezer. Then after dinner, you's "smack it and crack it" - smack it against the kitchen table so it would break into little pieces. Then you's unwrap it and eat it.

I think they stopped making it back in the '60s. :-(
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Norbert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:45 PM
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77. Shake-a Puddin'
Actually the stuff wasn't too bad but I don't think it tasted a lot like pudding.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:01 AM
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114. Great Commercials though
Shake Shake Shake Shake Shake a Puddin'
Shake Shake Shake Shake Shake a Puddin'
Shake Shake Shake Shake Shake a Puddin'
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:15 AM
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120. Shake-a-puddin rules!
I was just thinking about this stuff the other day. Haven't seen it in over 30 years, though I can still remember the taste, the texture, and the way you made it---by (obviously) shaking the hell out of the container. I wonder what was in the stuff?
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:02 PM
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80. Frankenstuff hotdogs.
Hotdogs with chili in the middle yummy.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:17 PM
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83. I remember those hot dogs
I loved them.
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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 08:29 PM
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150. Only problem is that you always burned the shit out of your mouth
The chili was generally 50 degrees hotter than the hot dog. But I loved them as a kid.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:04 PM
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81. I forgot. Freakies cereal. I don't know if loved the cereal or the free
monster that came inside.

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:21 PM
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84. My granny's chilli. Good fresh German Pastries after church on Sundays
A little later, The fine food in Asmara. The Zigni, boon, Suwa, and Tej could not be beat.
Drinking tea and eating Italian roll with unsalted butter in a small cafe in the Bosh. It wasn't just the tea, it was the friends, the music, and the smell of the spices in the market.

The boon (coffee) was like Turkish coffee, but there was a ceremony that went with the coffee that made it special. They roasted the coffee there. When the beans were ready, and smoking, the pan was passed in front of each present so they can get a good whiff of the wonderful smell. The ground bean were then put in a clay vessel then water was added. It is allowed to boil three times, which seems to be the custom in much of the mid east.

When ready, some horse hair is stuffed into the stem to act as a filter. The hostess then pours a bit of the boon into a small cup. That coffee was tossed to the ground. If any food is served, small pieces are also cast around. It is an offering, a symbol of generosity and caring.

Love and caring from friends and family makes any food better.

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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:24 PM
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85. Gonzales' Restaurant -Chili Colorado
Edited on Sun Feb-08-04 09:25 PM by nini
The was the best chili colorado EVER. They closed down due to retirement of the owners about 10 years ago and I have never found any chili colorado that came close to it.

They said their secret ingredient was peanut butter which took the bitterness out of the chili.. but I've tried that and it still doesn't come close.

That stuff was awesome on chips and cheese.

yummmmm

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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:50 PM
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86. Good Buttermilk
Those sour Lemom and Cherry British Candies I grew up with as a kid and true 6-oz Coca-Colas before the chemistry was altered.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 10:05 PM
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87. I hated when they changed the formula
Do you remember the bottles that you would pull out of the soda machines?
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 09:28 AM
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88. Chocolate Vanilla-Creme Pop Tarts!
I cried when they stopped making them.

None of the other flavors do it for me.... sigh.
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afraid_of_the_dark Donating Member (724 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 09:54 AM
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93. Good thing they're gone...
otherwise you would have probably been into sugar shock by now. :puke:
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:34 AM
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97. I've seen them at my grocer, maybe it depends on what plant supplies
Your store. The Holiday Market in Royal Oak Michigan has had chocolate vanilla creme poptarts in the last few years-I haven't been looking lately, but I know I've bought them in the past year or so.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 12:15 PM
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130. They're still out there
I buy 'em when my kids aren't looking!
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 08:38 PM
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151. REALLY?????!!!!!
We have not had them in Texas for well nigh 20 years!

I'll gladly pay you on Tuesday for a box of chocolate vanilla creme pop tarts today....

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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 09:32 AM
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89. Fizzies & Atlas Pop
Cream Soda was one of my favorites. Also Rock & Rye.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 11:56 PM
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156. FIZZIES WERE GREAT!!
We'd pop em in our mouth and foam out!
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 09:47 AM
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91. Leo's "meatless plate"
It probably wasn't actually meatless--lard is often found in traditional Tex Mex. Leo's wasn't the place to introduce visitors to good Mexican food. But there was something about the meatless plate....



The building was bought by Star Pizza--Leo's couldn't afford another location, Houston's growth being what it is.


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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 09:56 AM
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94. beef tartar
raw ground steak served with a slice of onion on dark bread. They would offer it at bull and oyster roast back home in Baltimore in the 70's. Guess it's too unsafe nowadays. I suppose raw oysters are next.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:14 AM
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95. Hire's Root Beer
None like it.

I also liked Mars Forever Yours candy bars.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:46 AM
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101. Anyone remember Bag O Gold?
Or something like that? It was a small white bag with a draw sring. Inside was yellow colored pieces of gum that were supposed to look like pieces of gold.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:50 AM
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103. "screaming yellow zonkers" and "Space food"
I think I was one of the few kids anywhere that loved space food sticks, which is probably why they weren't produced for very long!
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:52 AM
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104. white castle burgers, sabretts hot dogs, bosco
and entenmann's doesn't taste like it used to (not enough sugar?) and what is with those "rich" donuts? fda says they have to have actual chocolate to be called chocolate? they taste like they're dipped in brown WAX!

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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:52 AM
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105. Zotz, Pappy Parker's Fried Chicken, Marathon Bars
Space Food Sticks
Red Barn Burgers
Delaware Punch
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afraid_of_the_dark Donating Member (724 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:54 AM
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107. Strawberry Limeades
I moved into an area without any Sonics :(
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 10:59 AM
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111. Zotz, Regal Sour Lemon and Sour Cherry candies, Bounty coconut bars
(I think you can still get those in Canada, along with Aero bars, another favorite)
Also really miss my Grandma's meatballs, lefse, and krumkake (Yeah she was definitely Norwegian)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:01 AM
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113. Does A&W still have restaurants?
I loved them when I was a kid. :-)
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:05 AM
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115. I've been to a few A&W/KFC's.
There are still some A&W's in MA.
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afraid_of_the_dark Donating Member (724 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:05 AM
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116. Yeah, they do...
I've seen them as a combination Amigo's (or maybe it was like a Taco John's or Taco Bell... one of those anyway)/A&W.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:10 AM
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118. Ugh...combination places? Ptooey!
Edited on Mon Feb-09-04 11:10 AM by GOPisEvil
:P

I want the REAL DEAL! The last one I saw was in Napa Valley in 1999. Boy, the food and root beer sure was tasty!
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 02:20 PM
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170. Several in small town Wisconsin
They aren't combination places either. I don't know if there are any in the metero areas. I know of several smaller towns though that have them.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:16 AM
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121. What you thought was gone might be
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 04:45 PM
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137. wow, razzles
now that's a flashback.
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:18 AM
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123. The chewing gums of yesteryear...
...including Black Jack, Clove and Beeman's.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 01:28 PM
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134. I have found then sold at 7-11 in upstate NY (n/t)
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 01:34 AM
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164. Welcome to DU, new_beawr!
I have also seen these sold in Upstate New York. I'm not into chewing gum, myself, but I do recall having seen them. So glad to have you with us. :-)
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 12:13 AM
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161. i see those sometimes at stations here in minnesota
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:20 AM
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124. I miss Shakey's pizza-- specifically their shrimp
(with mushrooms, black olives and cheese) as I recall on a thin style crust.... Shakey's went out of business years ago, at least everywhere I've lived recently. I hear there are a handful still in business around the US. I'd be really interested to see if they still have that shrimp pizza!
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 12:19 PM
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131. We use to go to Shakey's when I was a kid
Every week a group of us kids would get 2 bucks from our parents and go to Shakey's for pizza and pop.
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:39 AM
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125. Anyone remember "Sandy's" hamburgers??
Their logo was a Scottish lass, in plaid and a tam-o-shanter, doing one of those Scottish dance kicks? This was the first fast-food I ever had, since there was a Sandy's not 50 yards from our front door in the 1960s. (This was in Pittsburgh---it may have been a regional chain.)
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Norbert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 09:49 PM
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141. I used to make Sandy's Hamburgers
and still swear thet are better than McDonalds. Remember the Big Scots. They might have been East of the Mississippi but I'm not sure. Hardees bought them out in the early 1970s like they did later on with Roy Rogers Roast Beef. They ran both into the ground.

Whoever started this thread I must congratulate them. I haven't thought about some of this stuff in many years. Excellent thread.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:45 AM
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126. Bottle Caps candy.
Those were my all-time favorites. Occasionally I still find them at dollar stores.



Photo credit: theimaginaryworld.com
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 12:14 PM
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129. Geri's Hamburgers


Before McDonald's was all that, there was Geri's. I think they're all out of business today.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 01:40 PM
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136. Anyone remember Junket?
Edited on Mon Feb-09-04 01:44 PM by bif
It was like a pudding. I remember strawberry was my favorite.

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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 08:49 PM
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152. Not quite a pudding...
IIRC, it was called a Rennet Custard. That always seemed odd to me--their ads pushed "Junlket Rennet Custard", not the most mellifluous of phrases.

Never tried it myself. Did I miss much?
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 01:32 AM
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163. Yes, it was quite unusual, difficult to describe.
Cold and kind of soft and runny. Good, though, and I really liked it as a kid. I can't believe they don't make it anymore. :-(
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 01:29 AM
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162. Yes, I remember Junket!
What? They don't make it anymore?! I think I liked vanilla. How about Fizzies?! Loved them, LOL! :D
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Shanty Oilish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 04:22 AM
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165. Junket rennet custard, the growing-up dessert
or was it the throwing up dessert? Memorable old tv commercial jingle.
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 04:51 PM
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138. Chowards Violet candy & scented gum
eat 'em by the handful.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 05:41 PM
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139. Buitoni Instant Pizzas
I could live on those things. I used to, actually.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 06:27 PM
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140. Bugles--horn (cornucopia) shaped snacks,
kind of between a cracker and a chip. They came in a bag in the potato chip section.
They were good!
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 06:03 PM
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147. They still make Bugles. I had some just last month.
But they come in box nowadays. Maybe they're not being distributed in your part of the country.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 06:37 PM
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148. No kidding!?
I haven't seen them sold anywhere since I was a kid. I'll have to look in the boxed cracker section.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 10:59 PM
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142. my mom's cooking
Edited on Tue Feb-10-04 11:00 PM by cosmicdot
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SiobhanClancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 11:04 PM
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143. Hunt's Skillet Lasagne
When I was a young bride back in the 70s,Hunts had skillet dinners like hamburger helper,but much tastier. Also miss Whip n'Chill and Jello 1-2-3. TopSecretRecipes.com used to have a Dead Food Board where people posted about this stuff....alas,the Deadfood Board is now....dead :(
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 06:01 PM
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146. OMG, I loved Skillet Lasagna
That stuff was heavenly. Remember the packet of powder that you mixed with water to make the pseudo-cheese topping? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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SiobhanClancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 07:59 PM
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149. Yummy....
and those marvelous green and white noodles. Sheer bliss :) Glad someone else remembers it.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 09:40 AM
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145. Kraft Spaghetti Dinner. I used to live on that
And would give anything to find it again. Little broccoli and cheese vegetable pastries made by Pepperidge Farm. My dog loved them, as well. And these little casseroles that you would just add hot water to and let them sit for a few minutes. This was before everything was microwavable. I liked the tuna ones. Sigh. :-(
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rocktop15 Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 10:08 PM
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153. Clear Pepsi
Clear Pepsi....mmmmmmmmmm.........so good..........and yet it's clear........
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 11:57 PM
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157. Kraft
In the green box? It's still in markets here in the South. My wife and I had it a lot as a kid and still make it occasionally.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 05:04 AM
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166. Yes! That's the one! When I visited my grandmother in North Carolina
I brought home 10 boxes. My aunt in Colorado used to send it to me. Can you still get it? Maybe I should request it at my local supermarket if it is still available. Thanks! :-)
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-04 10:06 AM
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172. Where are you and where do you get it?
It might be worth the trip, LOL! I just loved that stuff, but they just don't carry it around here anymore. I am in New York. :-(
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:11 AM
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167. I remember the Spaghetti Dinner by Kraft
It was so good!
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-04 11:57 PM
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158. Chef Boy Ardee Frozen Pizza
I remember these as a kid. Little pizzas in a box.
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 12:04 AM
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160. Kelly's Jet System Hamburgers
There was a single holdout location of Kelly's Hamburgers in Birmingham, AL. I used to eat there on the way home from work back in 1991. I doubt they were still part of any chain, but they'd make me a cheeseburger combo in the morning. They sandwiches were great, but the surrounding neighborhood got too dangerous for them to stay open.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:13 AM
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168. Bacon cheezburger burritos from Taco Bell.
They had them back in 1996 or 1997 I think it was. I know I was in either 8th or 9th grade at the time. Those things were probably the best food I've ever eaten. Too bad they probably had a gazillion grams of cholestorol in them, tho.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:25 AM
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169. Chipsters
they were potato flavored and sorta like cheetos only they weren't cheese flavored and they were not so puffed up. :9
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 02:23 PM
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171. Freakies! (nt)
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