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Subject: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: sweet-lorraine on 01/18/08 at 2:15 pm

I loved the doritos back then, more chip then flavoring, but they are too salty now.
there was a snack back then that was  shaped  kinda like Frito's, for dipping, but they were  more like a hearty potato chip. can't remember the name.
and then there  was a snack that was kinda like a cross between pork rinds and munchos potato chips with a bacon flavor. they were even striped like bacon. I think they were called mondos, or something.
why did pringles ever stop putting the corrugated paper in the cans to keep the chips from breaking up?

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Davester on 01/18/08 at 2:52 pm


  I used to like Dixie's, the drumstick shaped and chicken flavored snacks (crackers?).  I could always find some in my luchbox at school...

  After school snacks were usually celery with peanut butter, a raw carrot or slices of American cheese..

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: cinnabon on 01/18/08 at 4:42 pm

Jiffy Pop Popcorn - I especially loved watching the bag rise on the stove as the corn was popping and then poof open when it was ready

Snack Pack pudding in the tin can

Marathon Candy Bars

Whatchamacalit candy bars when they first came out

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/18/08 at 5:03 pm

anything by Hostess but these were around since the 60's and are still available today, especially Susie Q's
and Dolly Madison Zingers

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: midnite on 01/18/08 at 7:03 pm

In the 70's I only ate baby food.  I loved it back then because I had no choice.  I would try to tell my mom i wanted to eat something else, but my words probably sounded like Goo-goo-gaa-gaa. 

These days, I dont think i would eat baby food.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: loki 13 on 01/19/08 at 10:16 am

A perfect way to deal with the munchies was 2 bags of Dorts, 5 10 cent Popsicles and 3 Chick-O-Sticks.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Brigitte on 01/19/08 at 12:19 pm

I used to have Old Dutch potato chips. My favorite flavors were Bar-BQ, Sour Cream & Onion and Salt & Vinegar.
I liked root beer popsicles too!

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: sweet-lorraine on 01/19/08 at 1:53 pm


Jiffy Pop Popcorn - I especially loved watching the bag rise on the stove as the corn was popping and then poof open when it was ready

Snack Pack pudding in the tin can

Marathon Candy Bars

Whatchamacalit candy bars when they first came out


the last time we vacationed in pa, they had jiffy pop in the original  tinfoil package. i had to buy it!
marathon bars are now called curly wurly, I think. they are still way better than cadbury caramel bars.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: cinnabon on 01/19/08 at 3:10 pm


I used to have Old Dutch potato chips. My favorite flavors were Bar-BQ, Sour Cream & Onion and Salt & Vinegar.
I liked root beer popsicles too!


They still make Old Dutch potato chips - I like them even better than Ruffles, my favorite flavor is French Onion.  :)

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/08 at 6:49 pm


Hostess Fruit Pies

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zvqkRokiVEA

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: 70sgirl on 02/27/08 at 2:38 pm


there was a snack back then that was  shaped  kinda like Frito's, for dipping, but they were  more like a hearty potato chip. can't remember the name.


I think those were Chipsters.

And I LOVED Chocolite candy bars!

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: gemini on 02/27/08 at 5:31 pm


A perfect way to deal with the munchies was 2 bags of Dorts, 5 10 cent Popsicles and 3 Chick-O-Sticks.

Ahhhhh, Chick-o-sticks, I loved those. 

I used to love those really big Pixie Sticks, Bottle Caps, Candy Cigarettes, Bubble Gum Cigars, Pringles, Mr. Salty Pretzels ( the one with the pretzel man with the sailor cap on). I'll think of more later.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Lindee on 02/29/08 at 9:47 am

Nabisco Chicken In A Biskit crackers. I love to eat them with cream cheese on.

My Mom always bought them for picnics and when we went camping.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: KKay on 02/29/08 at 10:23 am

Tang and Zots.    I think we were rockin' the devil dogs a bit too frequently.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Kim on 08/26/10 at 6:15 am


I think those were Chipsters.

And I LOVED Chocolite candy bars!



I am with you I really wished they would them back, best little chip back then.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: lola669 on 08/26/10 at 12:23 pm

Marathon Bars

Snack Pack Pudding in the can that tasted like the can. ;D

Buried Treasure Ice cream.  It had these sticks with figures on them...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2nFrA5gzNVw/R8sspz-xhGI/AAAAAAAACcw/LejodDZGjOA/s320/buried-treasure+(4).jpg

Screwball ice cream, cone shaped cup with a gumball at the bottom.
http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=197975287566&id=5ab71a8ea8dc2cf524cdeec03dac73d1&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.distantcreations.com%2fblog%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2007%2f04%2fscrewball.gif

Big Mouth Pops.  It was sorta like a jawbreaker on a stick and it had gum in the middle.

Nabisco Brown Edge Wafers.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: lorac61469 on 08/26/10 at 1:00 pm



Nabisco Brown Edge Wafers.


I used to love these cookies.  I called them "Ernie Cookies" because they looked like the cookies that Ernie from Sesame Street ate.  :D

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/26/10 at 10:16 pm

Remember this crap?  It's almost pornographic!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_snGCTxJvhhE/TEAd55PhPpI/AAAAAAAABhA/5GWpYHJYk4Q/s1600/Nutty-Buddy-News-America-+blog.jpg

NUTTY BUDDY

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: ADH13 on 09/05/10 at 7:37 pm




Toys R Us used to sell these lollipops, I can't remember what they were called.  They were flat and rectangle shaped, usually pastel colored, and looked like taffy when you opened the wrapper... but they weren't chewy at all.

They also had this gray trash can filled with candies shaped like different kinds of garbage.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Davester on 09/06/10 at 12:27 am


Remember this crap?  It's almost pornographic!

NUTTY BUDDY


  Where have I heard of that...Spongebob Squarepants..?

 

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/06/10 at 12:57 pm

Food sticks (snacks of the astronauts.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D )

I also love Drakes cakes.  I just discovered that Drakes is still in business and will ship anywhere:


http://www.drakescakesonline.com/



Cat



Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/08/10 at 10:13 pm


Food sticks (snacks of the astronauts.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D )

I also love Drakes cakes.  I just discovered that Drakes is still in business and will ship anywhere:


http://www.drakescakesonline.com/



Cat


I loved Drake's when I was a kid.  Then I lost interest.  I had one 15 years later and thought the company had cheapened the project.  It tasted like cardboard.  Nope.  That's the way they always tasted!




Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: karen on 09/14/10 at 2:18 pm


Remember this crap?  It's almost pornographic!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_snGCTxJvhhE/TEAd55PhPpI/AAAAAAAABhA/5GWpYHJYk4Q/s1600/Nutty-Buddy-News-America-+blog.jpg

NUTTY BUDDY


Looks like a Cornetto  :-\\

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/10 at 2:47 pm


Remember this crap?  It's almost pornographic!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_snGCTxJvhhE/TEAd55PhPpI/AAAAAAAABhA/5GWpYHJYk4Q/s1600/Nutty-Buddy-News-America-+blog.jpg

NUTTY BUDDY

Looks like a Cornetto  :-\\
Which can still be brought today!

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: sweet-lorraine on 03/05/11 at 6:01 pm




Toys R Us used to sell these lollipops, I can't remember what they were called.  They were flat and rectangle shaped, usually pastel colored, and looked like taffy when you opened the wrapper... but they weren't chewy at all.

They also had this gray trash can filled with candies shaped like different kinds of garbage.


B b Bats? possibly for the lollipops. I also remember the garbage can candy. they were little hard candies. good stuff. this was around the same time slime came out in a garbage can.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: lorac61469 on 03/06/11 at 11:09 am




Toys R Us used to sell these lollipops, I can't remember what they were called.  They were flat and rectangle shaped, usually pastel colored, and looked like taffy when you opened the wrapper... but they weren't chewy at all.

They also had this gray trash can filled with candies shaped like different kinds of garbage.



B b Bats? possibly for the lollipops. I also remember the garbage can candy. they were little hard candies. good stuff. this was around the same time slime came out in a garbage can.


BB Bats!!

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=583346490079&id=c194dd0459904b4b21fe0b89b60ac04c&url=http%3a%2f%2flittlestorieseverywhere.com%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2010%2f03%2fBB-Bats.jpg

I used to get the garbage can candy all the time.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Gh4tFtHylaU/Rf3lzWJWcyI/AAAAAAAAAAs/3kXgxExirMk/s400/Garbage+CANdy.jpg

They also made the coffin candy called Mr. Bones (same kind of candy as the garbabge can but shaped like bones.)  You could fit the bones together.

http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/10_holidaze/halloween/hw_fleer_mrbones.jpg

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=503439700686&id=0fa7f40e0bb8fe11be054ebcf928e24f&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.retrojunk.com%2fimg%2fart-images%2fcoffincandy.jpg

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: snowcat on 03/08/11 at 5:41 pm

I *LOVED* those garbage can candies, but I had forgotten all about them until I saw them in this thread!

Oh, and I see someone else on this thread already mentioned one of my all time favorites, "Choco'Lite" bars.  They were massively whipped chocolate with a crispy texture, and I wish those were still around.  Here's a picture I found online:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gjA-ftHHqj0/TEp5zTQyJzI/AAAAAAAAAtY/OPhqRM6CfSE/s1600/3424572771_75cabdab1f.jpg


Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Foo Bar on 03/10/11 at 9:20 pm


Oh, and I see someone else on this thread already mentioned one of my all time favorites, "Choco'Lite" bars.


That reminds me of another chocolate bar from back in the day.  Now, I'm not talking about the current user of a very similar trademark that's trying to do some sort of feel-good marketing campaign.  No sir.

I'm talking about original early-80s (They may have been around in 1979, but I could only find one reference to 'em on the entire web, and it had a 1982 on it)  Lowney's Chocoloto bars in the green wrapper.  That's "Chocoloto" with one "t".  Cuz if it had two "t"s, it might be confused for a lottery, and we couldn't have that, could we?  

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4545797403_0ae77c691e_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4546441196_ed5a2242f7_z.jpg

When a bar cost $0.30, winning a nickel was pretty good, and winning a quarter was awesome.  Despite the fine print on the wrapper pictured above, you didn't actually have to collect $3.00 worth of "winnings" before getting a "refund", you just went right back inside and cashed it in at the counter.  I'll trade you this $0.05 wrapper and a quarter for that unopened bar.  Introduced a few years after the resumption of legalized (adult) lottery tickets, Choco-loto was honest-to-Dobbs gambling for young 'uns!  

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Cherie70 on 03/13/11 at 10:27 am

Lemon Heads, Grape Heads, Pixie Sticks

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: lorac61469 on 03/14/11 at 8:04 am


I *LOVED* those garbage can candies, but I had forgotten all about them until I saw them in this thread!

Oh, and I see someone else on this thread already mentioned one of my all time favorites, "Choco'Lite" bars.  They were massively whipped chocolate with a crispy texture, and I wish those were still around.  Here's a picture I found online:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gjA-ftHHqj0/TEp5zTQyJzI/AAAAAAAAAtY/OPhqRM6CfSE/s1600/3424572771_75cabdab1f.jpg





I've heard people talk about these before but couldn't remember them but now that I see the picture I do.  I used to eat them all the time.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Lorelei on 04/10/11 at 6:04 pm

I used to love those things called Vanilla Breakfast Squares.  I wish they still made those, they were so yummy and sicky sweet.    ;D

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: JohnnyVirgil on 04/18/11 at 4:32 pm

I'm not sure if my mom bought them because they were cheaper than ring dings or not, but we ate something called Big Wheels, and i think they had an indian on the box. They were a chocolate covered round chocolate cake with vanilla frosting inside, just like a ring ding.  But they always seemed fresher. 

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Karen T on 07/30/11 at 6:11 pm


I think those were Chipsters.

And I LOVED Chocolite candy bars!
"Thank You couldn't remember the name "Chipsters" Got Kelloggs "Special K Cracker Chips" today & they taste like Chipsters.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/11 at 1:58 pm


I *LOVED* those garbage can candies, but I had forgotten all about them until I saw them in this thread!

Oh, and I see someone else on this thread already mentioned one of my all time favorites, "Choco'Lite" bars.  They were massively whipped chocolate with a crispy texture, and I wish those were still around.  Here's a picture I found online:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gjA-ftHHqj0/TEp5zTQyJzI/AAAAAAAAAtY/OPhqRM6CfSE/s1600/3424572771_75cabdab1f.jpg






I remember those. They were good.



Cat

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: karen on 07/31/11 at 2:44 pm


I'm not sure if my mom bought them because they were cheaper than ring dings or not, but we ate something called Big Wheels, and i think they had an indian on the box. They were a chocolate covered round chocolate cake with vanilla frosting inside, just like a ring ding.  But they always seemed fresher. 


Sounds a bit like a Wagon Wheel

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: King Tut on 08/04/11 at 4:41 pm


I *LOVED* those garbage can candies, but I had forgotten all about them until I saw them in this thread!

Oh, and I see someone else on this thread already mentioned one of my all time favorites, "Choco'Lite" bars.  They were massively whipped chocolate with a crispy texture, and I wish those were still around.  Here's a picture I found online:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gjA-ftHHqj0/TEp5zTQyJzI/AAAAAAAAAtY/OPhqRM6CfSE/s1600/3424572771_75cabdab1f.jpg




Those were really tasty. Does anyone remember a TV add for this and the jingle that went something like (and my faded memory ain't helping much)
"When you say Choco lite, you get a mouthful"..and it goes on.

oh, just found it on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86F-pt2e0_A

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: Tia on 08/04/11 at 4:47 pm

kentucky fried chicken was way better back then, and i don't think it's just cuz i was a kid. it didn't seem nearly as wet and greasy, and it was a lot more crunchy, than it is now.

mmm. 70s kentucky fried chicken. mmm.

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: King Tut on 08/04/11 at 4:51 pm


kentucky fried chicken was way better back then, and i don't think it's just cuz i was a kid. it didn't seem nearly as wet and greasy, and it was a lot more crunchy, than it is now.

mmm. 70s kentucky fried chicken. mmm.

great, now you got me hungry too. KFC....mmm...extra crispy..

Subject: Re: favorite 70s snacks?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/04/11 at 5:11 pm


kentucky fried chicken was way better back then, and i don't think it's just cuz i was a kid. it didn't seem nearly as wet and greasy, and it was a lot more crunchy, than it is now.

mmm. 70s kentucky fried chicken. mmm.



Get a bucket of chicken (finger lickin' good)
Have a barrel of fun (Good-bye ho hum)



Cat

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