Thursday, April 17, 2008

Remember Crystal Pepsi?

How about Keebler's Tato Skins?

15 comments:

Todd Mason said...

I still miss Pizza Spins, one of the several General Mills snacks that were available along with Bugles. The flavored Bugles sometimes help fill that empty-caloric void.

Doc Quatermass said...

She was very much in demand at one whorehouse in Wheeling in the 1970s. You went in and asked for, "Pepsi, please." I didn't know her name was Crystal though. (I never had the pleasure of this particular lady's charms, but I was told this is a true story.)

Anyway, being a type 2 diabetic my days of Bugles, Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Quisp, Quake and Count Chocula and keeping Classic Coke in the house are sadly over.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I thought I was the only person on Earth who remembered brown bread in a can. That stuff was great.

Randy Johnson said...

I'm with you there, Doc. Those days are long over for me also.

Jerry House said...

I grew quite fond of peanut butter with bacon bits during the two or three weeks it was on the market.

Todd Mason said...

Oh, I spent 10 years in New England, so also remember B&M's canned Brown Bread, which is or at least was a fine treat with entirely too much butter on it. But I have to flinch at the notion of it going for nearly five dollars a can (shipping extra)...how much if you could pluck it off the shelf at Purity Supreme or Stop and Shop? (That decade ended nearly thirty years ago, after all.)

Doc Quatermass said...

Hate to be locked into a theme but, "brown bread in a can" sounds like sum'thin' you pay for at The Chicken Ranch.

Great catalog, a lot of old timey stuff:

http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=11553&itemType=PRODUCT&RS=1&keyword=brown+bread+in+a+can

http://www.vermontcountrystore.com

Bill Crider said...

I'm pretty sure brown bread in a can isn't for me.

Doc Quatermass said...

"I'm pretty sure brown bread in a can isn't for me."

I bet if one molded anything food wise into a gator or croc shape yu'd probably eat it. :-)

Bill Crider said...

Maybe.

TM said...

Leaving aside Doc's improvisations, this canned brown bread is something like a fruitcake, only better, somewhat less sweet, and with no inedible cherries nor walnuts involved. Also a little like a heavy gingerbread, but closer to fruitcake. At least, that's the way I remember it (and I like cherries and walnuts...just not in most of the fruitcakes I've encountered).

Bill Crider said...

Well, I have to admit that doesn't sound bad.

Doc Quatermass said...

Leave aside my comedy stylings? Well, I never...

All kidding aside, I've been tempted to order the brown bread in a can from VCS to try it. As far as the much, and unfairly, maligned fruitcake. I also thought poorly of the dried cakes with the icky candied fruits that I experienced in my youth*. Then several years ago we received a Christmas gift of a Trappist monk fruitcake and sampling of their cheeses. We ate the cheese and shoved the fruitcake in the back of the fridge. The next year we got the same gift. I thought what the hell. We tried the fruitcake and it was excellent. We pulled the old one out of the back of the fridge and tried it. It was still really good. I imagine it's probably even better than the brown bread.

http://www.gethsemanifarms.org/

*I have a book of Christmas cartoons with one where Lois Lane is being held tied up by bad guys and they tell her that Superman will never find her with his x-ray vision as the room is lined with fruitcake.

Bill Crider said...

Shameful confession: I like fruitcake.

Doc Quatermass said...

PS: Several years ago I did the old '60s bodybuilders "start the cut phase after the bulk phase" three day tuna and water diet and had my pants waist size go from 40 to 36 inches. I was really hungry and weak the third day and then segued into protein, healthy fats and low & complex carb vegetables and fruits and wraps in place of bread, avoided empty calorie quick to raise the blood sugar junk food and drinks and carbs (bread, white rice and potatoes). When Fall rolled around I started buying a cherry pie every weekend and the pants waist crept up to 38. I've been eating way too much bread and the 38 waist jeans are much too snug (with about 8 months of health problems - two surgeries and two bad bouts of bronchitis and my cholesterol and blood sugar really bad, I need to get back to areobic exercise and watching my diet, So I may not get the chance to try the brown bread in a can.