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Nostalgic Food & Beverages
Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2012-01-20 10:22 am   Permalink

This is for the old Tiki farts out there...

I have been a bit nostalgic for certain foods & drinks that I grew up with of late
things that if I don't make myself, You don't find much or at all any more.

Like "Custard Pie" it was popular in the 50s & 60s, you could find it at any diner
I have not made one in a while, The last time I had a slice was at the now out of business
Marie Callender's restaurants, even though I got the occasional remark from the servers
"only our elderly customers like Custard Pie"




"I had images of "Slam Dancing" on those 20 something servers", kids back in the day would never say anything
like that to someone.......older.

"Ice Cream Phosphates" I loved these as a kid, my favorite was a "Vanilla Phosphate" with Chocolate Ice Cream
a drink made with flavored syrup, Seltzer water, Ice cream and a few drops of phosphoric acid (It gave it this amazing flavored foam)

(I know these Girls are Evil!)

This was when Soda Fountains were always in a "Drug Store"
last time I had a Phosphate was the early 70s these are now extinct, Swensen’s Ice Cream shop's....anyone?

"Flavored Cokes" used to be everywhere, when you ordered a Coke, You got asked, Cherry,Lemon,Chocolate,Vanilla or Plain
Thank God you can still get Vanilla Coke!




What do the rest of you miss?

(Edited to add Pics)



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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2012-01-20 4:51 pm   Permalink

I miss the original "Ovaltine", it had a completely different flavor
back in the 50s & 60s, more malted chocolate (probably alot more sugar too)
but they had to go and reformulate it back in the 70s, Now it has an interesting
chocolate sawdust taste.


One thing I don't miss is "Spam Burgers"
I know you can still get Spam today, My Mom would slice off a thick piece of Spam
fry it up in a pan, throw it in a hamburger bun with nothing else


Presto! cheap and near instant dinner, Cost wise it was popular with my Mom, Not so much
with my developing taste buds.





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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-20 6:00 pm   Permalink

While I don't miss the overt racist theme, I do miss Sambo's, Good Pancakes!

The Original Sambo's Restaurant is still open in Santa Barbara, Ca.
but minus the Jungle theme & decor.

http://sambosrestaurant.com/











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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-01-20 6:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-01-20 18:00, Chuck Tatum is Tiki wrote:

While I don't miss the overt racist theme...


What racist theme is that ??

Sambo was a cute lil' Indian kid with a friendly tiger companion. What's so wrong about that ??

PANCAKE HATER !!


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-20 6:24 pm   Permalink

Don't get me wrong John-O, I love Pancakes!
Little Sambo went from being black to almost white over a decades time.
Nancy still sings the Sambo song (she had the record as a kid)

I actually think Sambo's got in more trouble in how they treated their own
minority workers, then for the evolving theme.

I just loved the Pancakes & was unaware of any prejudice of the times, as a kid.

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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-01-20 6:26 pm   Permalink

I miss Jujubes the way they were in the late 60's / early 70's. I think it was in the late 70's or early 80's when they changed. The old candy had a much richer color (and flavor) almost like they were like candy jewels. The new candy had a dull plastic look and tasted like flavored plastic.

I think this is an example of the box when it was good...





 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-20 6:33 pm   Permalink

Who remembers these....
Those little wax bottles of flavored sugar water





 
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naugatiki
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Posted: 2012-01-20 6:56 pm   Permalink

I use to enjoy Horlicks malted tablets in the 70s. I liked the idea that they came in what looked like a pill bottle, maybe that's why I like vicodine so much now.




 
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Posted: 2012-01-20 7:12 pm   Permalink

It's the high fructose corn syrup used in place of real sugar
that is the destroyer of good foods & soda!

I curse this abomination of sweeteners!


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-20 7:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-01-20 18:56, naugatiki wrote:
I use to enjoy Horlicks malted tablets in the 70s. I liked the idea that they came in what looked like a pill bottle, maybe that's why I like vicodine so much now.






You have not lived, Until you have licked a Horlicks!
Lick one now!


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-01-20 8:23 pm   Permalink

I was enamored of the Funny Face Drinks commercials.



Original series

Goofy Grape
Freckle Face Strawberry
Loud-Mouth Lime (later as Loud-Mouth Punch)
Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry
Chinese Cherry (later renamed Choo-Choo Cherry)
Injun Orange (later renamed Jolly Olly Orange)

Added flavors

Lefty Lemon (later as Lefty Lemon-Lime)
Tart N' Tangy Lemon (later as Tart Lil' Imitation Lemonade)
Captain Black Cherry
Rah! Rah! Root Beer
Chilly Cherry Cola
Pistol Pink Lemonade
Rudy Tutti Frutti
"With It" Watermelon
Tart N' Tangy Orange
Chug A Lug Choclate (New Hampshire only, needed milk instead of water)

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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-20 11:23 pm   Permalink

Here is one from 1970 to 1988 & located mainly in Southern California

Naugles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naugles

This was a Punk Rock institution in the mid to late 70s, It was one of the only places open late at that time
It was fast Mexican food that was actually pretty good, very fresh and the Burritos were huge
they where called Macho Burritos (Del Taco bought them out in 1988 & kept the title "Macho" on the menu, but not the size of the food)

You would get a Macho Burrito that was giant and you very rarely could finish the whole thing, I liked the "Macho Burrito con Queso"
the bun tacos & the taco cups.

We would stop there after shows at the Cuckoo's Nest or when we came back from a gig in L.A.

R.I.P. Naugles


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Posted: 2012-01-21 06:14 am   Permalink

Naugles was THE place to go for lunch when I was in high school in the mid-seventies. Long before the days of closed campuses, we would pile 20 deep in the back of pickups (before that was illegal)and drive 10 miles past several other fast food places to get to Naugles. Then drive 90 mph (that was still illegal then) to get back to school on time.
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PiPhiRho
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Posted: 2012-01-21 11:36 am   Permalink

Flavored cokes can still be gotten at places like Johnny Rocket's and Cafe 50's. I saw phosphates somewhere, too. May have been Cafe 50's. It has been a few years since I have been to a Cafe 50's (the local one here closed down a few years ago but there are still restaurants in Santa Monica and Van Nuys), but they try to maintain that whole 50's soda shop vibe and fare.


 
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Loki-Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-22 09:40 am   Permalink

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R.I.P. Naugles



Could not agree more! (FWIW Del Taco bought them out


 
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