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Offline JasonLiebig

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« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2011, 09:41:46 AM »
Very cool!  I didn't know there was Gold Rush in 1982.  What flavor is the one on the left - regular "bubble gum" flavor, or another fruit?

The adjective-less bag on the far left was, I believe, simply the fruit flavor but not named, which was also the standard flavor.  When they introduced the other flavors, they added the fruit flavor distinction.
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« Reply #71 on: January 10, 2011, 02:16:16 PM »
The adjective-less bag on the far left was, I believe, simply the fruit flavor but not named, which was also the standard flavor.  When they introduced the other flavors, they added the fruit flavor distinction.

Not willing to try a piece to be sure, hmmm??   :]  I remember buying that gum frequently, but I don't remember if they had a regular 'bubble gum' flavor.

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #72 on: January 10, 2011, 03:50:01 PM »
I think that we should convince Topps to bring that good old gum back  :D

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« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2011, 08:44:41 PM »
I think that we should convince Topps to bring that good old gum back  :D

They were able to match that 70's original wacky gum with ANS. Smells great, chews good for 3 seconds, flavor sugar rush, then instant hardening into rock like substance while retaining zero flavor. Ahh yes, that great Wacky Gum - only real use was for staining the cards.
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« Reply #74 on: January 19, 2011, 06:06:12 AM »
They were able to match that 70's original wacky gum with ANS. Smells great, chews good for 3 seconds, flavor sugar rush, then instant hardening into rock like substance while retaining zero flavor. Ahh yes, that great Wacky Gum - only real use was for staining the cards.

Ha ha, I remember riding my bike home from the store with a pocket loaded full of gum sticks, and about every 50 rotations of the peddles I would need another stick to keep the flavor rush going, and my jaw muscles would get sore!
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #75 on: January 19, 2011, 06:17:30 AM »

Regarding the gum, I guess the folks at Topps haven’t heard of Wonka’s Everlasting Gobstopper concept?

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« Reply #76 on: January 19, 2011, 01:09:37 PM »
Regarding the gum, I guess the folks at Topps haven’t heard of Wonka’s Everlasting Gobstopper concept?

They were just trying to keep those memories alive. Guess it would of worked even better if the gum was used in the FB sets!
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« Reply #77 on: January 19, 2011, 03:22:06 PM »
They were just trying to keep those memories alive. Guess it would of worked even better if the gum was used in the FB sets!
I agree. It wasn't much of a flashback without the gum. I guess they were relying on those stupid border patterns to trigger the flashbacks. 

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« Reply #78 on: January 19, 2011, 04:48:02 PM »
I guess they were relying on those stupid border patterns to trigger the flashbacks. 
LOL!
Finally someone offers up a sensible explanation for those crazy FB borders. That one pattern is of mushrooms supports your theory.

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« Reply #79 on: January 19, 2011, 05:02:22 PM »
although not used in the original run of wackys, I saw this at the grocery store today.
I guess it's just the next round in Pepsi Co. use of retro packaging?

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2011, 06:49:27 PM »
although not used in the original run of wackys, I saw this at the grocery store today.
I guess it's just the next round in Pepsi Co. use of retro packaging?

[expando]http://i52.tinypic.com/29vgoq0.jpg[/expando]

Do they still have taco flavor doritos or was this a flavor flashback?

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« Reply #81 on: January 19, 2011, 08:31:16 PM »
although not used in the original run of wackys, I saw this at the grocery store today.
I guess it's just the next round in Pepsi Co. use of retro packaging?

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It's definately retro looking.

That reminds me, in NJ, we never did get the retro pepsi that was discussed on the forum here. The one that was made with real sugar like back in the day. I thought that release was a limited time but was supposed to be nation wide.
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« Reply #82 on: January 19, 2011, 09:04:44 PM »
Do they still have taco flavor doritos or was this a flavor flashback?

I think they stopped making it for quite a few years, but it was brought back not long ago as a "Late Night" flavor called Tacos at Midnight, although I'm not sure if it was the original flavor from the 70's.

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #83 on: January 19, 2011, 10:01:55 PM »
although not used in the original run of wackys, I saw this at the grocery store today.
I guess it's just the next round in Pepsi Co. use of retro packaging?

[expando]http://i52.tinypic.com/29vgoq0.jpg[/expando]

Yes, this is retro packaging, and the way they're reintroducing the "classic" taco flavor for Doritos -So, the packaging is limited, but the flavor is set to become a standard again.  The packaging is the style used in the early 80's.  Original Taco, and variations of Taco flavors have been released over the years.  Also, this week Hostess released retro Twinkies and Cupcakes, which you can probably find at Wal-Mart, and Shoprite stores have an exclusive retro Ho-Ho's.


Frito-Lay- Doritos Throwback Taco flavor chip snack bag - 2010 by JasonLiebig, on Flickr

Here's an early 70's Taco Doritos bag, for comparison:


Frito-Lay - Doritos Taco Flavor 15-cent bag - 1970's by JasonLiebig, on Flickr

Here are two of the Hostess retros that were released this week:


Retro Hostess Boxes by Neato Coolville, on Flickr
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #84 on: January 20, 2011, 08:53:48 AM »
Yes, this is retro packaging, and the way they're reintroducing the "classic" taco flavor for Doritos -So, the packaging is limited, but the flavor is set to become a standard again.  The packaging is the style used in the early 80's. 
and what's that yellow thing on the front of the package? it looks like a skillet or a measuring cup.
and don't tell me it's a sombrero, because it's clearly not.  :P

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2011, 09:08:11 AM »
Also, this week Hostess released retro Twinkies and Cupcakes, which you can probably find at Wal-Mart, and Shoprite stores have an exclusive retro Ho-Ho's.

So are these retro Twinkies made with the old recipe?  Or is it just retro packaging?
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« Reply #86 on: January 20, 2011, 09:50:09 AM »
So are these retro Twinkies made with the old recipe?  Or is it just retro packaging?

The Twinkies have banana-flavored creme filling - which is, historically speaking, the only kind of creme filling that Twinkies had during the initial years of their existence, before WW2.  So the flavor is retro, but I can't imagine that the recipe is. 
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #87 on: January 20, 2011, 10:47:16 AM »
The Twinkies have banana-flavored creme filling - which is, historically speaking, the only kind of creme filling that Twinkies had during the initial years of their existence, before WW2.  So the flavor is retro, but I can't imagine that the recipe is. 
Maybe those are the actual Twinkies from before WW2.

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« Reply #88 on: January 20, 2011, 12:32:44 PM »
Well, according to Family Guy, Twinkes can servive anything. That means that maybye they are from before WW2 :o

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« Reply #89 on: January 20, 2011, 02:34:57 PM »
Well, according to Family Guy, Twinkes can servive anything. That means that maybye they are from before WW2 :o

I know we're joking - but in reality, Hostess products have surprisingly short shelf-lives.  Twinkies, for instance, become dry and rock hard in a few years time.  Like an old piece of cake, I guess.

Another tidbit is that the banana flavor has been brought back before - most recently as a tie-in to the recent King Kong remake.   This one is far more fun, of course, because they've brought back the 1970's version of the mascot. 
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« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2011, 03:37:45 PM »
Another tidbit is that the banana flavor has been brought back before - most recently as a tie-in to the recent King Kong remake.   This one is far more fun, of course, because they've brought back the 1970's version of the mascot. 

I'd like to see retro packages Chocodiles next!

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« Reply #91 on: January 20, 2011, 03:51:20 PM »
I'd like to see retro packages Chocodiles next!


Me too!  What's great about this is that it certainly sets the stage for more retro possibilities.  Retro Chocodiles would be great, and would be a great excuse to do a limited national release of them.  Right now they're regional.

The only thing I wouldn't expect to see is a retro Big Wheels package with Chief Big Wheel.
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #94 on: February 08, 2011, 10:59:47 AM »
I loved the Taco flavored Doritos from the 70's.  The new ones in the Late Night bag are definitely not the same.  I will have to try and find some of the retro ones.  I love that 15 sent bag.  I used to buy those all the time!
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« Reply #95 on: February 09, 2011, 08:19:29 AM »
I loved the Taco flavored Doritos from the 70's.  The new ones in the Late Night bag are definitely not the same.  I will have to try and find some of the retro ones.  I love that 15 sent bag.  I used to buy those all the time!

I found a bag at Sams club. Strange that I have never seen these in Colorado before but you can still find Doritos Taco Chips in North Dakota. I started to think it was a regional thing.

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« Reply #96 on: February 13, 2011, 06:29:21 PM »
Here's a new one I just acquired - it's the basis for the 1985 Wacky Package sticker Reaganets - it's a photo box for Raisinets:


Ward Foods - Raisinets milk chocolate covered raisins - candy box - late 1970's by JasonLiebig, on Flickr

Though the Wacky is from the 1985, this particular photo box most likely dates to the later 1970's. 

Before the photo box, they had a more simple illustrated box - this one is an early 1970's example:


Ward Candy Company - Raisinets - milk chocolate covered raisins - candy box - 1970's by JasonLiebig, on Flickr
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« Reply #97 on: February 13, 2011, 07:22:29 PM »
Here's a new one I just acquired - it's the basis for the 1985 Wacky Package sticker Reaganets - it's a photo box for Raisinets:


Ward Foods - Raisinets milk chocolate covered raisins - candy box - late 1970's by JasonLiebig, on Flickr

Though the Wacky is from the 1985, this particular photo box most likely dates to the later 1970's.  

Before the photo box, they had a more simple illustrated box - this one is an early 1970's example:


Ward Candy Company - Raisinets - milk chocolate covered raisins - candy box - 1970's by JasonLiebig, on Flickr


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Thought I'd give this topic a bump, to see if anyone had products from OS2

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