Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Trivia -- Goofy Grape

In the mid 60s through the late 70s, Pillsbury challenged Kool Aid with their own fruit flavored drink mixes with a crazy a character associated with each flavor. They were called Funny Face and Goofy Grape was the flagship flavor they offered.

Do you remember these?
How many flavors and characters of Funny Face Drink Mix can you name from memory?

Do you remember, or is it my imagination, King Stir (Drink mix on a swizzle stick that you stirred into water) or Shake-A-Pudding? Now I am really dating myself. How about Space Food Sticks?


Blogger ABFreedom said...

They also had something called ...uh .. I think it was Lic-m-aid .. or something like that.

Having a lot of trouble with blogger tonight, can't seem to get a lot of pages to load... :-(

9:10 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

I can barely remember Goofy Grape. I don't remember any of the other things. Darn, they sound like fun!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

My parents didn't indulge their offspring with all those neat things, so even though I know I'm old enough to remember them, I can't.

One thing I do remember is a little teeny square package, just a bit larger than a postage stamp. Inside were teensy black squares of candy called Sen-Sen. Do you remember those?

11:03 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I guess I'm too young because I don't remember any of that stuff!!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in prime child hood then with a vauge rememberance. I'm sure I drank alot of it though.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Skip said...

There was Choo Choo Cherry, Lefty Lemon remember the cups we had??
What were them little tablets (fizzies???) we just dropped in a glass of water and it made a "bubbly" drink??

7:18 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Yeah, they were like fruit-flavored Alka-seltzers or King Stir without the stick, but I cannot remember what they were called.

My favorite was Rootin Tootin Raspberry or Loud Mouth Punch

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Gina Cobb said...

Wow, I'd forgotten all about Goofy Grape! Now I suddenly miss it.

And Space Food Sticks too.

And I'm still mourning the sudden and unexplained disappearance of Breakfast Squares. It was like having a brownie for breakfast -- and mom didn't object! Mmmmmmmmm! (I think they've got some new thing called "Breakfast Squares" on the shelf now, but it's completely different.)

I used to ponder why Breakfast Squares had disappeared. Did they secretly discover that they contained an unhealthy ingredient? Did they not sell well enough? They were certainly popular in my family. Why, oh why, were they gone from all the store shelves? Why? Why? WHY?

Speaking of breakfast foods, I also miss Quake and Quisp. Remember them? I was a Quisp person. The little saucers held tiny dollops of milk beautifully. Each bite was like its own tiny cereal bowl filled with milk. But they're gone too.

Good thing Honeycomb cereal is still around, or I'd be a complete wreck.

3:42 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

gina cobb
Welcome and glad you visited. I too miss Quisp and Quake (Quazy energy and Earthquake power.)

type "retro foods" into a search engine and you will be suprised at what you have forgotten.

2:25 PM  
Blogger thesixtiesguy said...

I have all the comercials you guys are blogging about: Quisp & Quake, Fizzies, Funny Face, Kool Aid with Bugs Bunny, Post cereals like Crispy Critters with Linus the Lionhearted. I have all the old saturday morning shows on film and I have transferred them to dvd. I have hundreds of these shows and Would love to share.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Spike said...

Gee whiz, no one remembers old buddy, Jolly Ollie Orange (briefly and previously known as Injun Orange)? Then there were Loudmouth Lime and Lefty Lemon. Choo Choo Cherry was originally "Chinese Cherry". I owned several of their plastic mugs (free for so many box tops through the Funny Face Fan Club).

Gayle, (I do remember is a little teeny square package, just a bit larger than a postage stamp.) Actually the package was about 2" high by 1.75" wide...still is:

I remember King Stir, but didn't find it as exhilerating as "fizzies." Shake-A-Pudding I seem to recall being advertised on the original "Batman" show. And I remember how disappointed I was when I was looking for Space Food Sticks in the 80's, and they seemed to have been discontinued.

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Blogger Bryan Thompson said...

King Stir, marketed in the Midwest in the early 1960's. Didn't last long. Basically a Fizzie on a swizzle stick.

TV jingle has been imprinted onto my brain pan:

I'm stirring, I'm stirring
Look Ma! I'm stirring!
Lots of fun for everyone
A brand new kind of mixer
Sweet bubbly drinks
Quick as a wink
It's even fun to fix-ah
New King Stir
It's (boomp, boomp, boomp) Stir-licious!

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