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Subject: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 04/15/05 at 6:33 pm

Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 05/30/05 at 4:38 pm

I can't believe it that no one remembers these!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 06/17/05 at 8:05 pm

Cmon, someone has to remember!! Please, for the love of God!!!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: annamommynous on 06/17/05 at 8:35 pm


Cmon, someone has to remember!! Please, for the love of God!!!

I don't but I felt badly that no one answered you. I liked Zingers personally.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: zcrito on 06/17/05 at 11:36 pm


I don't but I felt badly that no one answered you. I liked Zingers personally.


Dolly Madison Raspberry Zingers!  :P

http://www.ultimatetahoe.com/images/zingers.jpg

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: zcrito on 06/17/05 at 11:41 pm


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?


A round syrup type cake ??
Where did you buy these?

I remember Hostess and their Banana Split snacks but they were more like a flattened Twinkie than a round cake.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 06/18/05 at 1:08 am

I live in the central valley in California. They sold Banana Dreams here in the 70's and into the mid 80's. Then they vanished off the face of the earth, along with people's memories that they ever existed.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: angelcakechick618 on 06/18/05 at 5:56 pm


Hello, I found this website you might be interested in:


http://snacks.cyberpunks.org/bananadream.html

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 06/19/05 at 6:53 pm

Wrong banana dreams. It wasn't a pita style cake. It was 2 cakes in the same wrapper. I dont think Dolly Madison made them, it was a more obscure company. But thanks for the info anyways.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: SilverUnicorn on 07/11/05 at 9:50 pm

I remember them!!!  Actually, they were made by Hostess.  We used to buy them at the Hostess discount bakery.  ("Day old" shop. )  They were shaped sort of like the round 'cakes' you buy for putting strawberries on, but they were banana flavored.  They had a tasty banana cream topping.  (It was yellow colored. )  I REALLY miss them!!!   :\'(    They were so good!        Maybe, since '70's stuff is coming back into fashion, they'll make them again??  ( *sigh*  One can always hope... )       

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: guest on 07/11/05 at 10:28 pm

I remember the 'Mickey Finn' cake kind of like a spongy angel food cake folded like a taco with whipped creme or banana creme inside..around the 60's/70s

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: dee dee on 07/12/05 at 4:00 pm

I remember them! In fact I've been trying to find out if they stiil make Banana Dreams! YUM!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: pat on 08/01/05 at 2:55 pm

Not only do I remember them, but I have one in my possession right now!!!!  Well...let me back up.  I don't have or remember the cupcake shape originally described above.  I thought Mrs. Baird's made them back in the 80s and called them Banana Flips.  The one I have today is Dolly Madison Banana Dream.  It's every bit as good as I remembered.  VERY hard to find, but I keep looking.  I found this one at a Diamong Shamrock convenience store.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/02/05 at 12:26 am


I live in the central valley in California. They sold Banana Dreams here in the 70's and into the mid 80's. Then they vanished off the face of the earth, along with people's memories that they ever existed.


My boyfriend grew up in the 1970's so maybe he remembers them. I'll ask him next time I see him.
We live near San Francisco, so maybe it was a Californian thing, lol

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 08/14/05 at 12:33 am

Violet, did you ever find out anything about them?

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/14/05 at 12:41 am


Violet, did you ever find out anything about them?


Unfortunately it kept slipping from my memory.. then I remembered he really hates bananas, lol So there may be no luck there.. I'll try and ask him tomorrow.. :0)

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: GREEN67 on 08/14/05 at 1:34 am

;D i remember the banana cakes that were rectangle with the cream filling..they were sooo good..

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: lilleo1968 on 08/16/05 at 6:35 am

They probably went to the same place as Koogle peanut butter.  Anyone remember that? ;)  Chocolate flavored peanut butter.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: GREEN67 on 08/16/05 at 9:54 pm

;D  I def remember the Choc peanut Butter!! it was soo good..They have some today called "NUTELLA"..but its not near as good!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Karen O\'Neel on 08/17/05 at 4:15 pm

My husband loves banana dreams.  I've been trying to find them everywhere.  If anyone finds them....please let me know!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Larry Sweeney on 08/23/05 at 10:18 pm

I remember the ones you are talking about, they were more like a desert cup that you use for strawberry's but they had a banana filling with some type of whipped cream and sprinkled with grated nuts.  They were outstanding.  The went by the way side along with the Sunshine Marshmallow Pies, which by the way, were much better than Moon Pies.  I'm pretty sure they were all made by Sunshine.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: ewk on 08/24/05 at 7:38 pm


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?



Larry Sweeney is correct with his description of Banana Dreams. They were sold 2 in a package and were made by Langedorf(SP?) Bakery. I don't know if they are still in business or not. I do remember they still had a bakery in LA in the early 1990s although another bakery could have bought them out. The cupcake was a very moist spice cupcake with the banana topping with very finely crushed nuts mixed into the filling and was on the top. My kids and I loved them and always bought them at the day old Langedorf Bakery, this was in the 1970s and was in central California. Sure wished they still made these.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 08/26/05 at 4:05 am

Thanks for the help Larry and Ewk. :D I'm glad someone besides me actually remembers the Banana Dreams I was talking about. I had a feeling they were only in California, which is why alot of people here dont remember them. I've looked for pictures of them online but cant find any. Do you think one of you guys could post a pic of them?

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jennifer Miller on 09/28/05 at 7:06 pm

Oh my goodness!!!  I was on Google looking for these exact cupcakes! I'm so excited (and I should be ashamed that I'm so excited over the fact that other people are looking for them). Oh well, I'm not!  :D
Does anyone know where to purchase them?

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 09/29/05 at 4:20 pm

Unfortunately, they stopped making these cupcakes back in the mid 80's. I wish someone would put a picture of them online.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Scott Alan on 10/01/05 at 5:27 pm

Dolly Madison still does make Banana Dreams, a circular sponge cake folded over with banana whipped frosting inside.  I have recently purchased them in some of the gas station convenience stores in Arizona and in Iowa.  Unfortuantely, they are not nearly as good as the Mickey's Banana Flips (or Cherry Flips) I ate in my youth  in the 60's in Minnesota.  Mickey's filling was less whipped and richer, and there was much more of the filling used.  I believe I found the Mickey's version in the 90's at a Hostess outlet store in Illinois, but they also didn't have quite as much filling.  

Gee, now I'm obsessing about the things again!  I gotta have one!  I guess my only option is to take the rest of the day and figure out how to make one myself.  I'll let you know if it works.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 10/04/05 at 11:31 pm

The Dolly Madison Banana Dreams are not the same ones that I have been referring to. The Banana Dreams I am talking about have not been seen since the mid 80's.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jennifer Miller on 01/24/06 at 12:32 pm

Hi angela..  I checked out the website.  Those aren't the right ones.  The ones I'm referring to, were round.. sorta like a spice cake flavor (brown) with yellow banana flavored cream on the top.
Thanks!


Hello, I found this website you might be interested in:


http://snacks.cyberpunks.org/bananadream.html

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: surfingbingo on 04/21/06 at 4:57 pm

I remember Banana Dreams very well. One of my first memories of eating one was when I was in Kindergarten in 1962, and my class went to the San Francisco Zoo. We had to take a bag lunch and my Mom put a package of Banana Dreams in it. I remember sitting on the bus that took us across the Bay Bridge (I lived in Oakland at the time) holding on to my bag lunch and  then eating my Dreams for lunch that day at Golden Gate Park. It is one of my fondest memories of my childhood. I remember they were available throughout my childhood and teenage years. They seemed to dissappear in the early 80's. I remember the cake part of the Dream was dark brown and moist perhaps with molasses in the ingredients because it had a unique flavor. As for the banana filling, it was yellow banana flavored creme. I used to like licking out the cream then eating the cake last. It is a shame they are no longer made. They were really really good. So don't despair there are other people who remember that delicious dessert snack.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 06/01/06 at 4:46 am


I remember Banana Dreams very well. One of my first memories of eating one was when I was in Kindergarten in 1962, and my class went to the San Francisco Zoo. We had to take a bag lunch and my Mom put a package of Banana Dreams in it. I remember sitting on the bus that took us across the Bay Bridge (I lived in Oakland at the time) holding on to my bag lunch and  then eating my Dreams for lunch that day at Golden Gate Park. It is one of my fondest memories of my childhood. I remember they were available throughout my childhood and teenage years. They seemed to dissappear in the early 80's. I remember the cake part of the Dream was dark brown and moist perhaps with molasses in the ingredients because it had a unique flavor. As for the banana filling, it was yellow banana flavored creme. I used to like licking out the cream then eating the cake last. It is a shame they are no longer made. They were really really good. So don't despair there are other people who remember that delicious dessert snack.
Yeah, those are the ones I'm talking about. Kind of sad(in a good way) how we have such fond memories of the food we ate as kids and can never have again.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: michellesanfrancisco on 06/07/06 at 10:22 am

Hi...i've been looking for these banana dreams too!  Have you been able to find any out there?  Let me know

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 06/08/06 at 3:07 am


Hi...i've been looking for these banana dreams too!  Have you been able to find any out there?  Let me know
They are no longer made. Were discontinued in the 80's. Only place to gind them is our memories. :\'(

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Alberto on 08/10/06 at 5:14 pm

Yes, I loved them too!  However I did come up with my own "Banana Dreams" recipe.  One package of Dream Whip, 1 package of Jello Banana Pudding, spice cake mix made into cupcakes.  Whip first 2 ingrediants according to packaged recipes, bake cupcakes and top with banana whip topping--you may even find these better that the old ones we used to buy--bon apetito!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: DIANNE on 11/21/06 at 2:50 pm


I can't believe it that no one remembers these!
  I REMEMBER THEM!  MY SISTER AND I LOVED THEM.  WE WERE TEENAGERS THEN (AROUND 1971 I THINK)WE WOULD BUY A PACK EACH ON SATURDAY NIGHT WITH A TALL GLASS OF MILK AND WATCH A MOVIE.  I USED TO LOVE TO SCOOP THE INSIDE OUT WITH MY FINGER FIRST AND EAT IT AND SAVE THE CAKE FOR LAST.  BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I WAS ON THE INTERNET ABOUT A MONTH AGO TRYING TO FIND THEM.  I THOUGHT THEY WERE MADE BY HOSTESS SO I E-MAILED THEM BUT NEVER GOTAA A REPLY.  I WILL KEEP TRYING AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND OUT ANYTHING.  THANKS.  DIANNE

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Me too on 12/31/06 at 6:26 pm



I wish I could help you. I have also been on a quest for these tasty treats.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Me too on 12/31/06 at 6:30 pm

I loved them so much I had to lick the last little bit of cake off the waxy cardboard insert.Goodtimes....goodtimes. Rox

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: KKay on 12/31/06 at 6:31 pm


I can't believe it that no one remembers these!


wow...never ever heard of them.  were they regional?

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 01/27/07 at 3:36 pm


wow...never ever heard of them.  were they regional?
I didn't think so at first, but with how the majority of the world didn't know they existed, and how the few people who do remember them either lived in Northern-central california or traveled through here, I think it was a local company that made these.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: saver on 06/13/07 at 2:19 pm

Hey all interested,...just heard the news Twinkies will begin  being made with BANANA CREAM filling AGAIN...
I say again as they were ORIGINALLY filled this way until there was a banana shortage in the 40s then they switched to whipped/white cream..so maybe they may be like the good old Banana cakes from memory....

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 06/19/07 at 7:59 am


Hey all interested,...just heard the news Twinkies will begin  being made with BANANA CREAM filling AGAIN...
I say again as they were ORIGINALLY filled this way until there was a banana shortage in the 40s then they switched to whipped/white cream..so maybe they may be like the good old Banana cakes from memory....
Sounds interesting. Wont be a banana dream thats for sure, but will probably be the closest thing the world will ever get to one.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Rose on 09/27/07 at 5:33 pm

I remember them.  That's how I saw your post.  I was actually looking for Banana Dreams!  I am orig. from California too and I do think they were "Hostess"...??  I wish they would make them again.  Same with the "Taco Light" from Taco Bell...Miss those too.  Ahhh well.....

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: james on 10/09/07 at 9:14 pm


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?


WOW! I have been searching for these things for over 20 years. i'm from the Oakland,ca. area and was beginning to think i made them up. Then around 1990 while living in southern cali  a friend of mine just out of the blue asked me if i remember this incredible cup cake like thing called banana dream cups and i almost lost my mind. We've been on a quest since then. Its been like trying to find big foot or something. So i decided to google it again today and... i find this! I remember even then that nobody really enjoyed this treat las much as i did. in the 20+ years i've been on my mission my friend is the only other person that knew what the hell i was talkin about. You guys came up with some great info as far as who and where they were manufactured. if you guys find anymore info please keep me in the loop.  this incredible treat must be resurrected. the closest thing that i found taste wise are those little banana bread cakes with banana flavored cream cheese that they sell at gas stations. but ain't nothing like the real thing!  Thanks for posting!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: james on 10/09/07 at 9:17 pm


I loved them so much I had to lick the last little bit of cake off the waxy cardboard insert.Goodtimes....goodtimes. Rox


I SOOOO DID THAT! AND LEFT NO CREAM ON THE PLASTIC. YUP!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: kat on 05/27/08 at 7:27 pm


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?

oh my god...............i can't believe i finally googled my fave old dessert,that NOBODY ever remembers and here you all are!!!! thee best dessert ever.
i  always talk about them with friends!!! i used to eat them with my dad as a treat!!! we would lick off all the frosting from the wrapping!! it was the best. the cake part was awesome too!!!!
yeah,i was starting to think i made them up in my head too!!!!!
wahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: reckon on 05/30/08 at 11:21 pm

I can't believe you guys,....

MICKEY CAKES made them, not hostess....and yes they were also my childhood addiction (leaving ANY frosting on the plastic, OR cakey yummies on the cardboard was a cardinal sin)

they were a banana cake, shaped like a desert cup (like you see for strawberry shortcake), filled with banana creme filling (same texture as hostess cupcake filling) and topped with crispy coconut (which was never crispy when you got it, but no one cared) and as addictive as pure heroin.

I live in the SF bay area and I used to see them in ALL kinds of stores, but as all you know, they disappeared in the late 80's,...I think mickey cakes went out of business or something.

I heard a rumor from a friend that lives in the midwest that DOLLY MADISON is making these now, but I have not been able to source them, or confirm that rumor.

I'll keep checking back here to "banana dream memory lane" to see if anyone gets anywhere with finding these again.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Reckon on 06/24/08 at 3:22 am


I can't believe you guys,....

MICKEY CAKES made them, not hostess....and yes they were also my childhood addiction (leaving ANY frosting on the plastic, OR cakey yummies on the cardboard was a cardinal sin)

they were a banana cake, shaped like a desert cup (like you see for strawberry shortcake), filled with banana creme filling (same texture as hostess cupcake filling) and topped with crispy coconut (which was never crispy when you got it, but no one cared) and as addictive as pure heroin.

I live in the SF bay area and I used to see them in ALL kinds of stores, but as all you know, they disappeared in the late 80's,...I think mickey cakes went out of business or something.

I heard a rumor from a friend that lives in the midwest that DOLLY MADISON is making these now, but I have not been able to source them, or confirm that rumor.

I'll keep checking back here to "banana dream memory lane" to see if anyone gets anywhere with finding these again.




since no one seems to give a crap,.........

I came up with a recipe that tastes exactly like I remember them, and I'll post it here as soon as I get the amounts (measurements) correct.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 07/25/08 at 9:30 pm


since no one seems to give a crap,.........

I came up with a recipe that tastes exactly like I remember them, and I'll post it here as soon as I get the amounts (measurements) correct.


"No one gives a crap"? Its a snack cake from a regional area of the country, and has 4 pages and a ton of views. Obviously people care. You just cant expect some deep discussion regarding a dessert that will never exist again and is only known by people in northern California.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/26/08 at 12:36 pm

Indeed, you can only expect deep conversation regarding a dessert that will never exist again and is only known by people in northern California... by posting that recipe and letting people compare it with their memories of the original.

(I'm always up for an excuse to make a new dessert...)

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 08/06/08 at 12:01 pm

I remember them well. I grew up in the bay area of California and ate them in the early 70's and 80's. They were made by the Langendorf Bakery which was based in the bay area. Langendorf unfortunately went out of business in the mid 80's, but someone else bought their product line. Unfortunately Banana Dreams were not continued on. It's amazing that you can't find any of the packaging artwork out on the internet or any traces that these Banana Cream filled Spice cakes EVER existed. They were my favorite, right along with Dutch Chocolate Pies made by Hostess, and Taco Flavored Chips by Doritos. Doritos has re-introduced the Taco Flavor Chips, although ONLY to select southern markets only. :( They do sell the collision pack which is Taco Flavor mixed in with Ranch chips, but I HATE ranch. You'd think they would sell the Taco Flavor chips worldwide. Go figure.




Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/12/08 at 11:49 pm

It sounds vaguely Cheech & Chong-ish.  Maybe my big sister and her friends used to eat 'em when they had the munchies!

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/glasses9.gif

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: crazyinventor on 09/26/08 at 5:05 pm

I remember Banana Dreams too. But they weren't just in the Bay Area, they were in the Los Angeles area too. My mom used to pack them in my school lunches whenever I went on a Gates Street Elementary School field trip to Lincoln Park in 1974. I was just talking to my co-worker today about Banana Dreams and she never heard of them, so I decided to Google them to see if they still existed.

Too bad they don't exist, but at least I know that I didn't dream them up (no pun intended.)

I have a sudden craving for a bologna sandwich, a Banana Dream, and a container of milk...

Sigh!  :\'(

The name "Mickey Cakes" sounds so familiar. I remember the logo was of a smiling face with a bow tie or something? Does anyone remember this?

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Recdkon on 09/27/08 at 9:44 pm


Indeed, you can only expect deep conversation regarding a dessert that will never exist again and is only known by people in northern California... by posting that recipe and letting people compare it with their memories of the original.

(I'm always up for an excuse to make a new dessert...)


here ya go,,...(since I see people care enough to WANT to make these great dessert cakes)

=====================================================================
Banana spice Cake:
1/2 box spice cake mix & 1/2 box yellow cake mix (total: 18.25oz)
1  package (3.5oz) instant banana pudding mix
1  ind. package (2oz?) banana baby food puree' (I used gerber)
2 Tbl DARK brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbl Dark Molasses
1 Tbl Veg oil
4 Eggs
1 1/4 Cup Milk

mix dry ingredients, then in a separate bowl mix wet ingredients, then mix
both mixtures together until smooth with an electric mixer, about
2-3 minutes
pour into buttered shortcake tins, or cupcake tins and bake at 350 degrees
for approx. 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
cool completely before filling (DO NOT OVERBAKE)



=====================================================================
Banana Filling: to me this is JUST like the original

1TBL crisco shortening
1TBL softened butter
2 Cups powdered sugar
1/4Cup "margie's banana syrup" (I got it at safeway grocery stores)
1TBL banana puree baby food (as above)
Pinch kosher salt
4 to 6 DROPS banana extract (too much and it's airplane glue!)

beat all ingredients with an electric mixer till smooth and frosting like, if it's too thick add some water, too thin, add more powdered sugar.

I used a pastry bag to "inject" some of the frosting into the cup cake (I didn't make the shortcake cups like the original), and then frosted the tops, and sprinkled some toasted coconut on top.

try the recipe, to me it's just about dead on what I remember.

enjoy!   :)

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: SweetsExpert on 09/30/08 at 11:28 pm

:)  ;)  :D  ;D  Yah they haven't been gone that long, I am pretty sure I tracked them to Dolly Madison. http://www.dollymadison.com They dropped them for some reason, I guess you can only make so many sweets,lol My wife and I did a local search for them,they vanished,poof a ree no!! lol As Sponge Bob would say,"Good Luck with that!!" Sweet E (male)

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: sweetexpert on 10/01/08 at 12:27 am

.....testing forgive me  :)

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: sweetexpert on 10/01/08 at 12:44 am

:) ;) :D ;D :-* http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/behead.gif  I'll describe a picture of one of these snack cakes. Better yet go to http://snacks.cyberpunks.org/bananadream.html and there ya go!!!!! Sweet E

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: SweetExpert on 10/01/08 at 12:50 am

:) ;) :D ;D :-* BTW They were good!!! As in excellanto!!!!!!!!! The guy on the web page (my previous post) was an ass but he got the picture on there for us. Bless Him!!  Sweet E

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Souldiegirl on 11/01/08 at 5:39 pm

OH MY GAWD!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE SOMEONE FINALLY REMEMBERS THESE WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS MOUTHFULS OF JOY!!!!!! I'M ALWAYS ASKING PEOPLE IF THEY REMEMBER THESE AND EVERYONE SAYS NO.  I DREAM OF BANANA DREAMS, BUT I KNOW I DIDN'T DREAM THEM UP. THANKS FOR CONFIRMING MY SANITY. I HOPE WE CAN FIND THEM SOMEDAY. I DON'T REMEMBER  WHO MADE THESE, I KNOW IT WASN'T HOSTESS OR LITTLE DEBBIES. 

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Linda on 12/17/08 at 11:28 pm

Oh my God, finally someone who remembers these tasty cakes!

I don't know if they still make them but I'm going to go down fighting to find them. 8)

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody on 12/27/08 at 3:08 am

You won't find the Banana Dreams you are searching for that were from the 70's throughout the mid 80's in the Northern California area. There were two types of Banana Dreams out in the market, the flat "taco shaped" flat Banana Dreams with a white cream inside, "YUCK", and then there was the absolutely wonderful Banana Dreams we are ALL referring to. It was a package of two open face style cupcakes. The cakes were spice cakes, and they were filled with an absolutely perfect mix of banana cream. It was the BEST. The cakes look just like the cakes you'd buy to make Strawberry Shortcakes, only in the Banana Dreams these cakes were spice instead of a vanilla type cake. So that many of you who are searching for these, or who they were made by. They were made by the local bay area bakery, Langendorf. They are the same bakery who made alot of bread for many of the local bay area stores. Unfortunately Langendorf went out of business in the mid 1980's. Langendorf product was taken over by other bakery, however the Banana Dreams were not continued. As like Dorito's bringing back Taco Flavored Tortilla Chips, I wish we could get someone to bring back the Banana Dream - spice cakes. Also would be nice if Hostess would bring back their Dutch Chocolate Pie, not the Chocolate pie which is already in many Supermarkets.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Tom on 01/10/09 at 9:49 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only person who remembers these. I remember very clearly that they were called "Mickey Banana Dreams", and they were a cup of dark cake-like material with a solid creamy banana-flavored filling.

Mickey was a subsidiary of Langendorf; don't know what happened to them.

Wish they still made them, although I hardly need the calories by this point.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: puhpow66 on 01/27/09 at 4:42 pm


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?


I remember these cupcakes fondly.  They were my favorite.  My mom would buy them as a special treat for field trips, etc.  They were made by Hostess and was replaced with the Twinkie.  The Twinkie's filling cost less than the banana filling.  I like Twinkies, but they are no match for the incredible taste of a banana dream.  I'd love to see Hostess bring them back on the market, but according to them, they have no plans.  Hope this helps. 

Description of Banana Dream:  Two round disc like cakes, that had a round dip in the middle to hold the banana flavored filling.  I believe this to be the cupcake you're talking about.

Banana Dream Lover!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/27/09 at 8:01 pm

Wish they'd make a comeback.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody on 02/02/09 at 7:05 pm

Read my earlier posting on page 4 of the posts. Banana Dreams were not made by Hostess Bakery, they were made by Langendorf Bakery out of the California Bay Area. They were the BEST snack EVER in the late 70's and throughout the mid 1980's. Langendorf has since gone out of business. Langendorf was well known in the California bay area, as they produced much of the local breads, and snacks.



I remember these cupcakes fondly.  They were my favorite.  My mom would buy them as a special treat for field trips, etc.  They were made by Hostess and was replaced with the Twinkie.  The Twinkie's filling cost less than the banana filling.  I like Twinkies, but they are no match for the incredible taste of a banana dream.  I'd love to see Hostess bring them back on the market, but according to them, they have no plans.  Hope this helps. 

Description of Banana Dream:  Two round disc like cakes, that had a round dip in the middle to hold the banana flavored filling.  I believe this to be the cupcake you're talking about.

Banana Dream Lover!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: shelley on 05/11/09 at 12:11 pm


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?


THATS FUNNY I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THESE BANANA DREAM CAKES FOR YEARS. I AM FROM WAHINGTON STATE AND WE HAD THESE AS A CHILD ALSO. I LOVED THE SPICY ROUND CAKES WITH BANANA FILLING. WISH SOMEONE WOULD MAKE THEM AGAIN.I THOUGHT THEY WERE HOSTESS.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 05/25/09 at 12:11 pm

Yep they were something special. Many people thought they were hostess, but they were Langendorf a local California bay area bakery. It's easy to forget details, especially when these delicious cakes were made back in the wonderful 70's, the days of GREAT snack foods, Great cereals, Great toys, and Great times. Talk about technology all you want, but I'll take the 70's over today ANYTIME. Loved waking up and watching the GREAT cartoon's we had in those days. Our tv shows were EXCELLENT. Now days it's ALL crap, reality tv trash, I don't care about someone's disfunctional family and see how trashy they can be on tv.







THATS FUNNY I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THESE BANANA DREAM CAKES FOR YEARS. I AM FROM WAHINGTON STATE AND WE HAD THESE AS A CHILD ALSO. I LOVED THE SPICY ROUND CAKES WITH BANANA FILLING. WISH SOMEONE WOULD MAKE THEM AGAIN.I THOUGHT THEY WERE HOSTESS.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Don on 08/27/09 at 2:17 pm


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?


I remember those delicious cupcakes. They were made by Hostess and I want one real bad.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 09/14/09 at 4:22 am

Funny how this thread has existed for four and a half years and some people still confuse them with some similar Hostess cake.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 09/29/09 at 8:38 pm

Very true.... I've responded MANY times informing people that the Round open-faced cupcake type treats Banana Dreams were made by Langendorf bakeries, NOT Hostess. Those treats were the BEST back in the 70's and 80's. They should have NEVER taken them off the market, or hopefully at some point they will be brought back. Although the Langendorf Bakeries no longer exist, they were bought by Interstate Bakeries I believe.







Funny how this thread has existed for four and a half years and some people still confuse them with some similar Hostess cake.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: debra on 10/06/09 at 8:26 pm

I loved, loved, loved Banana Dreams.  The last time I saw one was in the 80's in Santa Monica.  As a kid, none of my friends liked Twinkies.  Banana Dreams were it.  They were Langendorf.  I grew up in the SF and Marin, and never realized they were a Northern California company.

So great to read this thread.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 10/13/09 at 6:21 pm

Debra, you are so right. The Banana Dreams were the BEST ever. I grew up in Redwood City, California smack dab in the middle of the Bay Area. The Banana Dreams were in all the Bay Area stores during the 70's and 80's. They dissappeared sometime in the mid 80's when the Langendorf Bakery went out of buisness. It amazes me that with ALL the lousy products on store shelves that businesses can't get it right and bring back an awesome product like Banana Dreams. Between Banana Dreams and so many other GREAT products of the 70's and 80's I really wish that many of these items would make a comeback. There are sooo many people who comment and talk about the Banana Dreams you'd think they'd make a comeback.



I loved, loved, loved Banana Dreams.   The last time I saw one was in the 80's in Santa Monica.   As a kid, none of my friends liked Twinkies.  Banana Dreams were it.   They were Langendorf.  I grew up in the SF and Marin, and never realized they were a Northern California company.

So great to read this thread.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 10/15/09 at 12:18 pm

agoraphobicwhacko, you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about on the Banana Dreams. I went back to the first post on this subject and see that YOU were the first person to start this topic here in April of 2005. It's funny how so many people thought Hostess made these wonderful snacks, when all the while it was California based Langendorf Bakeries. Langendorf had one of their bakeries right in the bay area. It's really a crying shame that the Banana Dreams have not been brought back. I can fondly think back to times as a kid in the 70's, being at school and waiting for lunch time to come around. Grab the Lost In Space Metal Lunch Box, hurry and eat my sandwich and down my drink so that I could enjoy the Banana Dream Snack that my mom had packed in my lunch. In the 70's and early 80's we had not only better snacks than today, but better candies, better tv shows, better music.


Funny how this thread has existed for four and a half years and some people still confuse them with some similar Hostess cake.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: CALI209 on 10/27/09 at 1:26 am


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?
Yes i remember which is why i am here i was talking to a co-worker about them and decided to google it and found you. Man those were my favorite and still are even though i believe they dont exist anymore :( :( :( :(

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Kthlnawd3 on 11/15/09 at 12:32 pm

I absolutely do remember those.  I think about them all the time.  The moist cake was make with graham crackers.  I thought they were made by Hostess so I recently checked their site.  Whoever made them must have discontinued making them a long long time ago.  I bought a package everyday after work and ate them on the way home.  They got me thru a really long commute.  Please let me know if you come up with a recipe or a manufacturer.  

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 11/16/09 at 1:07 pm

Kthlnawd3... Please read my previous post about Banana Dreams. They are NOT made by Hostess, but rather Langendorf Bakery out of the local California Bay Area. Langendorf closed their doors in the mid 80's. Their product line was purchased by another bakery and since sold to
other bakeries several times, however the Banana Dream product was not continued. The Banana Dream cake was NOT made from Graham Crackers, but rather a Spice type cake. The filling was ONLY the BEST Banana Cream filling that I've EVER tasted. I enjoyed these snacks in
the early 70's and into the 80's. Took them to Elementary School quite often as my snack, packed securely in my square Metal/Tin Lunchbox
with Thermos.



I absolutely do remember those.  I think about them all the time.  The moist cake was make with graham crackers.  I thought they were made by Hostess so I recently checked their site.  Whoever made them must have discontinued making them a long long time ago.  I bought a package everyday after work and ate them on the way home.  They got me thru a really long commute.  Please let me know if you come up with a recipe or a manufacturer.  

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 11/17/09 at 5:33 am

These will probably never return, and if they did, it would be a Banana Dream in name only. If the company still existed, there would be a chance.

Nostalgia sells, and eventually a LOT of these old food items so many people wish for WILL make a comeback. Especially in these tough economic times when they are fighting for every dollar. Jack in the Box just brought back its Bonus Jack hamburger which hadn't been on its menu in 30 years.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Cindy Glidden on 12/27/09 at 4:23 pm

I hope you are still interested in the Banana Dreams.You may also call them Banana Flips and my husband just came back from where he was raised in Minnesota.  His big "score" were the Banana Flips that he got as a kid.   He purchased them from Sunshine Bakery on 3rd Ave. in Hibbing,, Minnesota.   His sisters are sending me the recipe so if you want it...just let me know.   Cindy

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 12/30/09 at 12:11 pm

Cindy, please read many of my earlier post. Banana Flips are not the same as Banana Dreams. These are two very different items. The original Banana Dreams were made by Langendorf Bakeries which was out of the California Bay Area.



I hope you are still interested in the Banana Dreams.You may also call them Banana Flips and my husband just came back from where he was raised in Minnesota.  His big "score" were the Banana Flips that he got as a kid.   He purchased them from Sunshine Bakery on 3rd Ave. in Hibbing,, Minnesota.   His sisters are sending me the recipe so if you want it...just let me know.   Cindy

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: herbalshampoo on 01/06/10 at 11:37 pm

In the world of classic or superstition-based dream interpretations, eating bananas suggests a period of hard work but little reward. Spoiled fruit usually suggests "spoiled" situations or friendships.  I liked twinkies and Suzie Q's

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: jimjim on 01/25/10 at 3:48 pm

Oh man I loved Banana Dreams...    the two cakes were shaped like mini versions of those pre-baked dessert cake cups you can buy from Safeway (if you're making a low-rent version of strawberry shortcake); they were dark, about 2" round, very moist, and spice cake.

But what rocked was the filling. As a kid I loved a lot of different banana flavored junk, but these were the best. What made the cream part particularly good, was that rather than mixing in powdered sugar, they used superfine sugar, a finer grind of granulated sugar.  I'm guessing they added the sugar late in the mix, so it wouldn't dissolve.  The result was that the cream had this tiny crunch between your teeth - crazily good. Insanely good. Yum Yum Yum.

There was no coconut on top. The cakes were on a thin piece of white cardstock, in a clear cellophane wrapper, with the cream side up (which would smear on the inside of the wrapper.)

My eating procedure:
1 - Open the end and slide the whole thing out of the wrapper.
2 - Lick all the banana filling off the inside of the wrapper.
3 - Lick all the banana filling out of cake #1. (Best part.)
4 - Eat the cake part.   
5 - Do the same for cake #2.
6 - Lick all the spice cake off the paper.
7 - Look around for some milk.

Oh - Whoever said they were made by Mickey Cakes got it right.  I grew up around Berkeley, and Banana Dreams were made by Mickey Cakes.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: jimjim on 01/25/10 at 4:07 pm

Here's a Flickr photo showing the Mickey Cakes logo (and mascot!)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jelene/85893533/

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 01/30/10 at 4:44 am

Hey JimJim...

Excellent overview of the Original Banana Dreams, down to the detail of the Banana Cream sticking to the clear packaging, but you forgot a minor detail. These cakes were not made by Mickey Cakes, but rather Langendorf Bakeries, which was headquartered and operated out of the California Bay Area. Read some of my earlier posts. You are correct in that Banana Dreams were the BEST of the BEST. I used to not only eat these at every opportunity I got, but also took them often in my square metal lunchboxes of the 70's, whichever character lunchbox I was carrying at the particular year. I wish these cakes would make a comeback, but I'd be skeptical of the taste that would be created today. I say this because Langendorf Bakeries closed their doors in the mid 1980's. Their product line was bought by other bakeries, however the Banana Dreams were not continued on. Even if someone decided to bring back the Banana Dream, it does not necessarily mean they will get the taste and texture just right. Dorito's brought back their Taco Flavored chips, however I was very disappointed with the taste of the chips today versus the taste of the Taco Flavored Dorito chips of the 70's and early 80's. But you are "DEAD ON" with your explanation if the Banana Dreams.



Oh man I loved Banana Dreams...    the two cakes were shaped like mini versions of those pre-baked dessert cake cups you can buy from Safeway (if you're making a low-rent version of strawberry shortcake); they were dark, about 2" round, very moist, and spice cake.

But what rocked was the filling. As a kid I loved a lot of different banana flavored junk, but these were the best. What made the cream part particularly good, was that rather than mixing in powdered sugar, they used superfine sugar, a finer grind of granulated sugar.  I'm guessing they added the sugar late in the mix, so it wouldn't dissolve.  The result was that the cream had this tiny crunch between your teeth - crazily good. Insanely good. Yum Yum Yum.

There was no coconut on top. The cakes were on a thin piece of white cardstock, in a clear cellophane wrapper, with the cream side up (which would smear on the inside of the wrapper.)

My eating procedure:
1 - Open the end and slide the whole thing out of the wrapper.
2 - Lick all the banana filling off the inside of the wrapper.
3 - Lick all the banana filling out of cake #1. (Best part.)
4 - Eat the cake part.   
5 - Do the same for cake #2.
6 - Lick all the spice cake off the paper.
7 - Look around for some milk.

Oh - Whoever said they were made by Mickey Cakes got it right.  I grew up around Berkeley, and Banana Dreams were made by Mickey Cakes.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Ramiro on 04/09/10 at 9:44 pm


Hey JimJim...

Excellent overview of the Original Banana Dreams, down to the detail of the Banana Cream sticking to the clear packaging, but you forgot a minor detail. These cakes were not made by Mickey Cakes, but rather Langendorf Bakeries, which was headquartered and operated out of the California Bay Area. Read some of my earlier posts. You are correct in that Banana Dreams were the BEST of the BEST. I used to not only eat these at every opportunity I got, but also took them often in my square metal lunchboxes of the 70's, whichever character lunchbox I was carrying at the particular year. I wish these cakes would make a comeback, but I'd be skeptical of the taste that would be created today. I say this because Langendorf Bakeries closed their doors in the mid 1980's. Their product line was bought by other bakeries, however the Banana Dreams were not continued on. Even if someone decided to bring back the Banana Dream, it does not necessarily mean they will get the taste and texture just right. Dorito's brought back their Taco Flavored chips, however I was very disappointed with the taste of the chips today versus the taste of the Taco Flavored Dorito chips of the 70's and early 80's. But you are "DEAD ON" with your explanation if the Banana Dreams.

Actually they were made by Mickey Cakes, which was the subsidiary of Langendorf that not only made these great treats but made the BEST pies (better than Hostess, Dolly Madison or any of the other companies making them today). Used to go to the corner store and buy them for 17 cents, along with my wax lips for 5 cents. Those were the days.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 04/13/10 at 7:02 am

Jody, you've posted a lot of great info in this thread, but Jim definitely hit the nail on the head. Mickey was definitely the logo on the wrapper. I actually called my aunt(the biggest Banana Dream fan I've ever seen) with this latest pic posted, and she agreed that it was Mickey. So like already said, Mickey was just one of possibly many labels under the Langendorf 'umbrella'.

Its also possible that you are both right. In some regions, Langendorf may have sold them using both brand names.


I started this thread five years ago. I knew even then that we'd never find them again, but mainly wanted actual information on the cake and where it originated. Five years later, we have the answers. Would like to thank all who participated in the thread, even those confusing it with inferior cakes from Hostess.  :D


I agree with Jody that I don't want them brought back. The recipe definitely wouldn't be the same. Companies bring back products all the time, and they might as well just call it something else because its not the same product.

Just let the Banana Dream live in the past where it belongs.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 05/06/10 at 8:35 pm

agoraphobicwhacko, ... Thank You! I guess over times our minds tend to forget some of that actually "was". I completely had forgotten about the Mickey Cakes logo. You started this thread 5 years ago, and STILL it is going pretty strong today. :) You started a GREAT conversation! I've had an absolute blast EVERYTIME I'd read an article or added to one. Hope EVERYONE ELSE has enjoyed as much as I have.




Jody, you've posted a lot of great info in this thread, but Jim definitely hit the nail on the head. Mickey was definitely the logo on the wrapper. I actually called my aunt(the biggest Banana Dream fan I've ever seen) with this latest pic posted, and she agreed that it was Mickey. So like already said, Mickey was just one of possibly many labels under the Langendorf 'umbrella'.

Its also possible that you are both right. In some regions, Langendorf may have sold them using both brand names.


I started this thread five years ago. I knew even then that we'd never find them again, but mainly wanted actual information on the cake and where it originated. Five years later, we have the answers. Would like to thank all who participated in the thread, even those confusing it with inferior cakes from Hostess.  :D


I agree with Jody that I don't want them brought back. The recipe definitely wouldn't be the same. Companies bring back products all the time, and they might as well just call it something else because its not the same product.

Just let the Banana Dream live in the past where it belongs.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: GuavaJelly on 08/08/10 at 1:30 am

I grew up in the 70's and yes...I remember the Banana Dream Cupcakes from Hostess...I was a kid living in San Jose CA...and they were the BEST!!! I use to eat them with a Hawaiian Punch Soda. I wish they would bring them back...  :)

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Eric B on 08/16/10 at 1:13 pm

Hostess now has miniature versions of this (from the way they're described) in boxes, but in carrot cake/cheese cream, yellow cake/vanilla and another flavor, I think, but not banana. All they would have to do is come out with a spice cake/banana creme version, and that would basically be a resurrection of it.

Sounds pretty good from what everyone describes. I was out in CA in '89, and apparently missed them. By that time, Dolly Madison (IBC) had just taken over ABC (which would include Langendorf. It was Taystee and Merita in the East, and I never saw these in the bakery thrift stores over here), and I remember the Mickey "Creme Boats", which were formerly flat on top and wider than Twinkies, now under the Dolly label became identical to Twinkies.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Eric B on 08/16/10 at 1:21 pm

My mistake, the miniature cups I was refering to are apart of Entenmann's Little Bites line; not Hostess.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Quartarolo on 08/29/10 at 10:20 pm


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?


I do remember them. They were made by Mickey Cakes through their subsidiary, Langendorf Bakery. They were avail in all markets with a Langendorf bakery like Northern California, Southern California, and in Seattle Washington where I grew up. See accompanying photo.

My mom packed these in our lunches and took them in her own. We loved them as a family. At work one time she asked a crotchety old man in the factory which she worked if he ever had "Banana Dreams" as she was opening hers. He replied in his deep gruff voice, "I only have nightmares."

You brought back some good memories of good snacks and the innocense of being a kid and simple pleasures.

Trust me. I will find them. CHECK OUT THE PICTURES BELOW Especially the ones with the Langendorf Trucks Showing they are distributors of "Mickey Cakes" my favorites. (Do you remember Langendorf "Chocolate Bread". I loved so much I had baloney and mayonaise sandwiches with them.

Happy snacking. (Oh check out "Funny Bones" an east coast snack, Chocolate twinkie style cake filled with peanut butter vreme and covered in chocolate like a Ding Dong. Yummy.

Chucky


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Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Laura Laura on 09/29/10 at 1:32 pm


I live in the central valley in California. They sold Banana Dreams here in the 70's and into the mid 80's. Then they vanished off the face of the earth, along with people's memories that they ever existed.
Langendorf made the banana dreams.  They were awsome.  I was just telling my co-worker about them.  I got them at our local grocers when I was a kid.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 10/26/10 at 3:18 pm

We ALL rememeber how absolutely wonderful the Banana Dreams of the 70's thru mid 80's were as we grew up in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. We ALL know that they were discontinued somewhere about the mid 1980's when Langendorf closed their doors. We will probably never see the actual Banana Dreams back again, however I found a delicious Banana flavored, cream filled cupcake that taste very close to that wonderful taste that we ALL enjoyed as kids back in yesteryear! The cupcakes I've found are Mrs. Freshley's. They are 6 Banana Pudding Cakes in a box. Natural Banana Flavored Creme-Filled Cupcakss. I found these in my local Walmart here in the State of Colorado. Try these and let me know. I think you will be impressed. Send me a personal email at JodyRDandridge@aol.com if you'd like to send me a personal note on your thoughts about these delicious treats!



Jody, you've posted a lot of great info in this thread, but Jim definitely hit the nail on the head. Mickey was definitely the logo on the wrapper. I actually called my aunt(the biggest Banana Dream fan I've ever seen) with this latest pic posted, and she agreed that it was Mickey. So like already said, Mickey was just one of possibly many labels under the Langendorf 'umbrella'.

Its also possible that you are both right. In some regions, Langendorf may have sold them using both brand names.


I started this thread five years ago. I knew even then that we'd never find them again, but mainly wanted actual information on the cake and where it originated. Five years later, we have the answers. Would like to thank all who participated in the thread, even those confusing it with inferior cakes from Hostess.  :D


I agree with Jody that I don't want them brought back. The recipe definitely wouldn't be the same. Companies bring back products all the time, and they might as well just call it something else because its not the same product.

Just let the Banana Dream live in the past where it belongs.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Margie on 10/30/10 at 1:08 pm


Cmon, someone has to remember!! Please, for the love of God!!!

Yes!!!!I remember them, they were my favorite of all time snack cakes!!!!!!
Not really a syrup cake, but a carot cake with a hole in the top middle for the banana frosting/pudding with nutmeg sprinkled on the top, yes, I remember them very well, and the cake might have been kind of like a mushy syrup, by the description it doesn't sound very good, but they were Delicious!  YUM!  I look for them now aand again to see if anything was heard of them from anyone, and this is the 1st time I seen someone else looking for them too.  lol  Kewl!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: sherry on 11/01/10 at 8:22 am


Does anyone remember those cupcake style snacks called a Banana Dream? Its a round syrup type cake with a hole inside with banana cream filling inside. You got 2 cakes in a pack. I've looked all over the net for them but cant find anything. Do they still make these? If yes, then where could I buy them? Does anyone know what company made them?


i dont remember b.dreams but twinkies made a version similar to this and once in awhile they will sell them you might want to contact the company direrctly and see if you can order online hope this helps the rooster

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 11/01/10 at 3:39 pm

Sherry,

Nothing that's put out by the company that produces Twinkie, (I think Hostess), tastes similar to the Banana Dreams,
once put out in the Market by Langendorf bakeries out of the Northern California area. Read ALL the prior post in the "Remember Banana Dreams" thread. There are 7 pages of posts. There is a new snack that I just mentioned about 1 week or so ago that taste similar to the original Banana Dreams, although they look nothing like what the Original Banana Dreams looked liked back in the 70's and 80's. This new snack is called, Banana Pudding Cakes, by Mrs. Freshley's. You can find them at Walmart stores. I have craved Banana Dreams since the mid 80's at which time Langendorf bakeries closed their doors, and had not found anything remotely similar since...until the Banana Pudding Cakes by Mrs. Freshley's hit the shelves.



i dont remember b.dreams but twinkies made a version similar to this and once in awhile they will sell them you might want to contact the company direrctly and see if you can order online hope this helps the rooster

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 04/10/11 at 8:46 am


I found a delicious Banana flavored, cream filled cupcake that taste very close to that wonderful taste that we ALL enjoyed as kids back in yesteryear! The cupcakes I've found are Mrs. Freshley's. They are 6 Banana Pudding Cakes in a box. Natural Banana Flavored Creme-Filled Cupcakss. I found these in my local Walmart here in the State of Colorado.


Last month I bought a few of these at a local gas station on my way to visit my grandma. She loved it and I ate one of them as well. While not a Banana Dream, I do agree that it's as close as we're ever gonna get to one again.

Mrs. Freshley's have always been great. Love the carrot cake and their chocolate cupcakes and Sno balls are much better than Hostess. 

Thanks for posting those pics Quartarolo. This thread is pretty much the ONLY place on the net these are being discussed. It's a nice little archive for those who remember them and ANY photos are a tremendous help. The holy grail would be a pic of an actual Banana Dream.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Lisa on 06/23/11 at 9:55 pm

Yes I remember them my Aunt loved them and so did I! I have searched high and low for Banana Dream cupcakes, two in a pack years. I grew up in Oakland so it is only a Regional deal. I feel like I am home as no one around me remembered them and sadly my Aunt passed away. That soft spice cake with that Banana filling..oh so fantastic! The best ! I know the package had Mickey on it with a little red head boy.
I hate to hear it is gone but now I am not alone!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39744960@N00/3588319378/in/photostream/

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Jody Dandridge on 06/28/11 at 7:10 pm

Lisa,

I too am from the California Bay Area, and that is where those original delicious snacks originated from. You have the exact "right" snack cake in mind. These were the BEST treats EVER! If you have not already seen here on this board, you might try trying Mrs. Freshley's Banana Cupcakes. They are individually packaged and come 6 to a pack. These do not look like the Banana Dreams, however they are the closest thing to taste like the Banana Dreams since the 70's and 80's. You can find them at some of your local Walmart Stores. If you find them and try them, please respond back on this board and let me know what you think?

Jody D.


Yes I remember them my Aunt loved them and so did I! I have searched high and low for Banana Dream cupcakes, two in a pack years. I grew up in Oakland so it is only a Regional deal. I feel like I am home as no one around me remembered them and sadly my Aunt passed away. That soft spice cake with that Banana filling..oh so fantastic! The best ! I know the package had Mickey on it with a little red head boy.
I hate to hear it is gone but now I am not alone!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39744960@N00/3588319378/in/photostream/

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: art55clo on 10/01/11 at 6:44 pm

I remember these delicious cakes also. A girl friend and I was just discussing this very subject last week. My friend had just brought a carrot cake that she felt was very close to the taste of the banana dreams. I will go out to Walmart and try the banana pudding cakes that someone said was the next best thing to the banana dreams. If anyone find the origninal, please post for all the lovers of the BANANA DREAMS who long awaits their comeback.

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Larson on 06/21/12 at 3:01 pm


I can't believe it that no one remembers these!


I totally remember those. I do wish they still made them. They were our favorites as kids, and our Dad loved them too!

Subject: Re: Remember Banana Dreams?

Written By: Lori on 08/06/12 at 2:05 pm

:D  I absolutely remember them and they were pure deliciousness!  Wish they still made them and I haven't seen them for years, sadly.

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