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LISA LISA
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Did anyone else love Cracker Jacks? Today...I was out shopping, and I found Fiddle Faddle at the Dollar Tree-does anyone remember that stuff? My grandma use to love it. I hadn't had any for a billion years...I thought they quit making it...it is like Cracker Jacks ..but better.

I remember we use to eat Cracker Jacks as a snack all the time, and there use to be cool trinket things in the box as prizes, I use to collect them.

My brother had a Cracker Jack sleeping bag-he got it one year for Christmas, and I got a Double Mint gum sleeping bag.

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The crackerjacks were good, but I just got them for the prize. All I ever wanted were the Tattoos.
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A great childhood memory, even though I didn't buy it very often. I recently bought a box of Fiddle Faddle as well...then went straight to the Dentist [Wink] I love the Cracker Jack "shout out" in the baseball song......Take me out to the ball game...la la la la la la...buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks...la la la la la....
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quote:
Originally posted by 80'sRocked:
The crackerjacks were good, but I just got them for the prize. All I ever wanted were the Tattoos.

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It has to all start somewhere.
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Isnt it funny how we're old enough to remember when CRACKER JACKS actually had COOL prizes? Their prizes SUCK now! My best friend says its because kids are so stupid they EAT the prizes and then sue CRACKER JACKS or cereal companies for millions...so now all you get as a prize is a sticker or temporary tattoo!

When I was a kid I used to know how to MAKE that kind of caramel popcorn. I keep saying i'm gonna find the recipe and make it for my daughter but I never remember to do it. Besides its cheap enough to just but CRACKER JACKS, FIDDLE FADDLE or CRUNCH N MUNCH. My daughter asked me which is better: CRUNCH N MUNCH or FIDDLE FADDLE. I honestly couldnt tell the difference blindfolded, I just grab the one thats on sale!

Has anyone ever made or ate popcorn balls??? In 37 years I have never had a popcorn ball! My daughter and her friends were eating them on Halloween and part of me wanted to grab it out of their hands and bite into one just to see if I've been missing anything all these years!

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I have memories of eating popcorn balls at Christmas time. We always got one from Santa Claus, when we went to see him. They were dyed red or green. I actually have never really liked them, they are hard to even bite in to. We like to throw one on the floor and let our dog have it, because it is so funny...because we try and take it back off of him, he guards it with his life.
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I love popcorn balls....they're brutal on the teeth and gums though!
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Popcorn balls are Ella's favorite treat to have on movie night. So we make them whenever we have our "girls night".
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quote:
Originally posted by EleanorJune:
Popcorn balls are Ella's favorite treat to have on movie night. So we make them whenever we have our "girls night".

Cute Cute Cute... [Smile]
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Hey 80'sRocked,

You ever smell moth balls?

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quote:
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Hey 80'sRocked,

You ever smell moth balls?

Haha........I know the punchline and somehow I think you shouldn't post it....lol, lol, lol!!!

I'm still laughing. I haven't heard that joke in years.

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Jeez, I don't know "what" you're talking about? I was just going to say they are great for keeping moths away from wool jackets. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
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oh yes we use to love cracker jack as kids i still buy it for my hubby as i am allergic to peanuts for 10 years now he likes fiddle faddle too and your right the prizes were alot better years ago now they are just dumb lol dee [Cool]
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Odd, I am eating Cracker Jacks right now..... Tastes pretty good...teeth are a little sore though! Green plastic ring that fits my pinkie was inside!
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quote:
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...teeth are a little sore though! Green plastic ring that fits my pinkie was inside!

Sore teeth? Sure you didn't bite down on the ring? [Big Grin]
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I used to love Cracker Jacks, even the dinky prizes. Don't eat them so much anymore, too much stress on my teeth, I'm more partial to straight up chocolate.
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oh yeah chocolate is my favorite too love dark chocolate and milk chocolate especially sponge candy and lindt truffles yum but when hubby buys me chocolate i only have one a day then put it out of sight lol
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I too have to be careful, I seem to inhale chocolate and cookies without even realising it.
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I iunderstand Riptide. I open a bag or oreo's. I eat one, and don't stop till they are all gone!
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Caramel popcorn balls/cracker jacks are fantastic. I have fond memories of eating these as a kid - and adult.

Unfortunately, they have a lot of sugar & are best eaten in small doses - LOL.

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