Monday, September 29, 2008

extinction

top 5 things i loved as a kid that i can't get anymore

- jell-o pudding pops. bill cosby, where were you on this one?
- keebler's tato skins. such wonderful, fatty saltiness. made with potatoes and skins that are real.
- planter's cheez balls. no other cheez snack even comes close. this has a grandparent memory associated with it, but i'll keep it to myself.
- hi-c ecto cooler. far superior to other juice box beverages. my friend amy drank one everyday, for years.
- dinosaur eggs. like jawbreakers, only way better.

anyone else have now defunct favorites?

11 comments:

b said...

planters cheez balls also makes me think of my grandparents....

liz said...

quackers = my favorite childhood snack ever. i still crave those damn things.

lauren said...

I forget what they were called, but I love these Keebler cookies that had a dollop of chocolate frosting baked into the center. Not like a thumb print - the cookie surrounded it. They were my favorite cookies ever.

k said...

lauren - magic middles?! those were awesome. i totally forgot all about them.
liz - i don't remember quackers...what were they exactly?

Lewis said...

Ok, this is odd. Planter's cheez balls make me think of my grandparents, too.

What the heck?! Was there a concerted effort to market to grandparents?

Drew Vogel said...

WAHOOs were a "triple-screw extruded" snack that I dearly loved. Sadly, they stopped making them.

Veggie Option said...

I miss Marathon bars. They had a 12" ruler on the back of the wrapper so you knew you were getting a foot of goodness.

The closest I can find are Curly-Whirly's from England, but they are skimpy in comparison.

Natalie said...

Pudding Pops aren't gone! We just bought some at Meijer last week. They're made under the "Popsicle" brand now. Shaped different, but otherwise the same I believe!

k said...

natalie- i have read about the popsicle brand pudding pops, and while i have not tried them myself (so cannot confirm nor deny), i heard they are not made from real pudding. how are they? are they as good as i remember?

l said...

If you are a TRUE westsider, then surely you miss Mama's Cookies ... depending on how old you are!!

k said...

sweet jesus! i forgot about mama's cookies! we used to get the chocolate ones - were there other kinds! i always loved the sweet logo with the rosy cheeked girl.