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Foods you loved as a kid that are no longer sold

post #1 of 151
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I used to get cinnamon twist ice cream as a kid that was amazing. It was like melted, gooey ribbons of red hot candies swirled into vanilla. I have tried in vain to make it at home and cannot find it on the internet.

Also, I loved peanut butter boppers, a granola bar-like product that had a catchy Beach Boys song on its tv commercial.

Anybody else out there remembering treats from the past?
post #2 of 151
When we went on long trips (car or airplane), my mom would always buy a few packs of gum, some of it even *gasp* gum with sugar. It was a huge treat. One of our favorites was that gum that comes in huge cubes--Bubbalicious? Hubba-Bubba? Anyway, they made a chocolate mint gum that was SO delicious. I guess my family members were the only ones who thought so; I haven't seen it in years.
post #3 of 151
Planter's Cheez Balls...I bet they stopped making them because they were making people grow extra heads or something but I don't care, I would buy them in a SECOND if I saw them again...

imagining my shopping cart full of dark leafy greens, organic eggs, lentils, avocadoes, whole wheat pasta and an entire CASE of Planter's Cheez Balls
post #4 of 151
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Any food that is purposely spelled incorrectly is bound to be yummy!
post #5 of 151
Not sure if they still make it or not since I haven't looked in years... I just said to DD1 today that I was having a craving for Campbell's Meatball Alphabet Soup. Anyone seen it? I couldn't eat it anyway with current food restrictions. The other thing was a TV dinner (staple of my youth) that was meatballs in gravy, alongside fake mashed potatoes. YUM! Again, something I wouldn't be able to have now anyway, so maybe they're still out there. Most of the things I loved as a kid are still out there, I just don't buy them!
Crunch n' Munch... BooBerry Cereal... chocolate Pop-Tarts... Fun Dipps candy... I used to love the Watermelon Hubba Bubba (doesn't stick to your face when the bubble bursts!)
post #6 of 151
jim henson's muppet brand yogurt(i know not horribly nasty) GOD I MISS IT!
pebbles cereal( i know they still make it just cant find it around here )
this "oatmeal" that came with strawberry sauce in a pouch and you squeezed it into your oatmeal-idea being you could "draw" in your oatmeal
post #7 of 151
Triples! I loved that stuff. http://www.mrbreakfast.com/cereal/c_378.jpg It was my favorite cereal ever.
post #8 of 151
Cheez balls for sure! I had forgotten about those! We used to eat them while we watched "Full House" on friday nights Also Welch's (I think that was the brand?) juice treats that were shaped like little half circles and each box was just one flavor- either grape, orange or cherry flavored.
post #9 of 151
[QUOTE=Martha27;14779456]Cheez balls for sure! I had forgotten about those! We used to eat them while we watched "Full House" on friday nights Also Welch's (I think that was the brand?) juice treats that were shaped like little half circles and each box was just one flavor- either grape, orange or cherry flavored.[/QUOTE]
OMG YES!!!
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jim henson's muppet brand yogurt(i know not horribly nasty) GOD I MISS IT!
pebbles cereal( i know they still make it just cant find it around here )
this "oatmeal" that came with strawberry sauce in a pouch and you squeezed it into your oatmeal-idea being you could "draw" in your oatmeal
How did I forget about this??? I LOVED IT!

Hmmm...not sure let me think I don't know if they are made anymore or not but I for sure don't buy them!
oldschool spaghettio's since they are now "improved" they stink.
Scwanns strawberry fruit bars.
the kiddie tv dinners with the fake pizza...
chocolate malt o meal
post #10 of 151
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mmmm Schwann's
post #11 of 151
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Planter's Cheez Balls...I bet they stopped making them because they were making people grow extra heads or something but I don't care, I would buy them in a SECOND if I saw them again...

imagining my shopping cart full of dark leafy greens, organic eggs, lentils, avocadoes, whole wheat pasta and an entire CASE of Planter's Cheez Balls
Oh, I miss cheez balls. So good.

I loved drinking Beep. It was sold in a carton (like milk) and it was some juice thing. So yummy too.
post #12 of 151
Duh how could I forget...
There used to be a pharmacy(thrifty's) near us in california that had an icecream scoop counter. they hadthis ice cream "chocolate malted crunch" YUMMMY!!! chocolate ice cream with little malted bits throughtout...yumm.
post #13 of 151
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Hmmm...not sure let me think I don't know if they are made anymore or not
Scwanns strawberry fruit bars.

Schwan's still makes those.

I miss 7-Up Gold. And I don't know if I ever drank banana quik or if my Dad used to wax on about it. But it sounds good, not that I'd buy Nestle now.
post #14 of 151
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I used to love the Watermelon Hubba Bubba (doesn't stick to your face when the bubble bursts!)
They still make this, I bought some a month or so ago.

I miss Tuna Twist, Maypo, and most of all I miss Chocolite candy bars...I've been craving one for 25 years.
post #15 of 151
I think they still make this, but not near me... Big Red or something like that... a carbonated bright red soda that tasted similar to an overly-sugared root beer or cream soda.

They DO make lick-em-aids still. And non-pareils. And lavender mints. And root beer barrels. DH and I put stuff like that in one another's stockings.
post #16 of 151
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Crunch n' Munch
PM me your address, Kathy, and I may be able to send you some. (Can you even eat it?)

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oldschool spaghettio's since they are now "improved" they stink.
Scwanns strawberry fruit bars.
They changed Spaghetti-Os? How sad.

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mmmm Schwann's
Schwanns like the frozen food company? I think I've seen their delivery trucks around here.


I miss the old Ben & Jerry's. I haven't had it for 2 years because of nursing a diary-sensitive LO, but DH says it just isn't what it used to be - filled with air and the "chunks" are now the size of sprinkles.
post #17 of 151
I loved those fruit snacks! Yum! I forgot about Triples!!

I miss Kaboom cereal! My mom used to get it for wic. Smiley face cereal with teeny star marshmallows!
post #18 of 151
I just remembered what used to be my absolute fav drink- "Clearly Canadian". It came in wierd shaped bottles and was like a sparkling soda in flavors like black cherry and raspberry? I loved that stuff! Anyone else remember this stuff?
post #19 of 151
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I miss the old Ben & Jerry's. I haven't had it for 2 years because of nursing a diary-sensitive LO, but DH says it just isn't what it used to be - filled with air and the "chunks" are now the size of sprinkles.
I miss Ben & Jerry's Wavy Gravy, my very favorite ice cream ever

Oh, and New York seltzer.
post #20 of 151
Martha!!! Yes! I loved that stuff!!
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