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  1. #1
    Tara Guest

    Default Cracker Jack Prizes

    Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.

    When did this happen? Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    tattoo as the fun surprise.

    Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.

    Tara

  2. #2
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:45:40 -0500, Tara <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    >Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.
    >
    >When did this happen? Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    >tattoo as the fun surprise.
    >
    >Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.
    >
    >Tara


    So you're saying modern Cracker Jack is the same as sillycone tiddies.



  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:45:40 -0500, Tara wrote:

    > Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    > Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.
    >
    > When did this happen? Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    > tattoo as the fun surprise.


    Cracker Jacks hasn't had tattoos since the mid 70's when the rumor
    was that kids were tripping from licking the acid-laced tattoos.

    And even when they did have tattoos, getting tattoos were rare.
    There were all sorts of junk prizes in there, not just tattoos.

    -sw

  4. #4
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    Tara wrote:

    > Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    > Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.
    >
    > When did this happen? Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    > tattoo as the fun surprise.


    They found out that kids today already have real tattoos.

    > Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.


    Nothing's the same any more. I've read that they've started making
    Bonomo Turkish Taffy again, I wonder if it will be like I remember.

    nancy

  5. #5
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On 2010-11-14, Tara <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.


    > Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.


    Cracker Jacks haven't contained a decent prize in decades. The bags
    are better than the cartons, which aren't air tight. More often than
    not, boxed CJs are dried out, tough, and stale. I know this cuz I
    still buy CJs now and then. Yum.

    nb

  6. #6
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 18:06:11 -0500, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Tara wrote:
    >
    >> Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    >> Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.
    >>
    >> When did this happen? Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    >> tattoo as the fun surprise.

    >
    >They found out that kids today already have real tattoos.
    >
    >> Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.

    >
    >Nothing's the same any more. I've read that they've started making
    >Bonomo Turkish Taffy again, I wonder if it will be like I remember.
    >
    >nancy


    I'll bet it won't be 5 for a big bar... I loved that stuff... I grew
    up just one block from the Bonomo factory.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZAjA...eature=related

  7. #7
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    Tara wrote:
    > Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    > Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.
    >
    > When did this happen? Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    > tattoo as the fun surprise.
    >
    > Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.
    >
    > Tara


    the toys in Kindereggs were always way better than Cracker Jack prizes
    anyway! I used to have an entire box of them. Many were little Brio type
    toys that required assembly so probably wouldn't have passed US kid
    safety rules..<sigh>.
    http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

  8. #8
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:24:56 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2010-11-14, Tara <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.

    >
    >> Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.

    >
    >Cracker Jacks haven't contained a decent prize in decades. The bags
    >are better than the cartons, which aren't air tight. More often than
    >not, boxed CJs are dried out, tough, and stale. I know this cuz I
    >still buy CJs now and then. Yum.
    >


    They should be packaged like cereal: a package inside a box.

    Have you ever made your own caramel corn? It's very easy and
    absolutely delicious.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  9. #9
    Paco Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes



    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ce06b65$0$17335$[email protected]..
    > Tara wrote:
    >
    >> Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    >> Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.
    >>
    >> When did this happen? Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    >> tattoo as the fun surprise.

    >
    > They found out that kids today already have real tattoos.
    >
    >> Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.

    >
    > Nothing's the same any more. I've read that they've started making
    > Bonomo Turkish Taffy again, I wonder if it will be like I remember.
    >
    > nancy



    From The Vermont Country Store (www.VermontCountryStore.com):

    http://tinyurl.com/2enmacq




  10. #10
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    Paco wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote


    >> Nothing's the same any more. I've read that they've started making
    >> Bonomo Turkish Taffy again, I wonder if it will be like I remember.


    > From The Vermont Country Store (www.VermontCountryStore.com):
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2enmacq


    Haha, I love the video. In my world, you whacked it on the curb
    to break it up, try explaining that one to your BIL from Oklahoma.

    I have to order some, thanks.

    nancy

  11. #11
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:24:56 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On 2010-11-14, Tara <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.

    >>
    >>> Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.

    >>
    >>Cracker Jacks haven't contained a decent prize in decades. The bags
    >>are better than the cartons, which aren't air tight. More often than
    >>not, boxed CJs are dried out, tough, and stale. I know this cuz I
    >>still buy CJs now and then. Yum.
    >>

    >
    > They should be packaged like cereal: a package inside a box.
    >
    > Have you ever made your own caramel corn? It's very easy and
    > absolutely delicious.


    I used to make it all the time. But I haven't made it in years. Last time
    I did was when my daughter was in 3rd grade for a school party. Daughter
    really liked it but a lot of the kids did not.



  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes


    "Goomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Tara wrote:
    >> Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    >> Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.
    >>
    >> When did this happen? Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    >> tattoo as the fun surprise. Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker
    >> Jack should be in a carton.
    >>
    >> Tara

    >
    > the toys in Kindereggs were always way better than Cracker Jack prizes
    > anyway! I used to have an entire box of them. Many were little Brio type
    > toys that required assembly so probably wouldn't have passed US kid safety
    > rules..<sigh>.
    > http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...=&oq=&gs_rfai=


    I remember those toys. I read somewhere that the reason they were banned
    for sale here is because the prize itself was inside the egg and they were
    afraid the kids would eat the toy.

    Used to get good prizes in that rice paper candy too, but not it's just
    little stickers.

    And when I was a kid (at least in Wichita) we used to get some kind of taffy
    candy that came with prizes. I didn't like that candy but I loved one of
    the prizes which was a little glass marble. It was smaller than a regular
    marble and all of the ones I got were sort of a blue/green color.



  13. #13
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On 11/14/2010 5:24 PM, notbob wrote:
    > On 2010-11-14, Tara<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Jack. The prize -- paper pencil toppers.

    >
    >> Also, the bags just aren't right. Cracker Jack should be in a carton.

    >
    > Cracker Jacks haven't contained a decent prize in decades. The bags
    > are better than the cartons, which aren't air tight. More often than
    > not, boxed CJs are dried out, tough, and stale. I know this cuz I
    > still buy CJs now and then. Yum.
    >
    > nb


    Oh yeah. Recently, Spouse and I bought three 3-packs of CJ cartons. We
    opened and shared one box but ended up returning the remaining eight
    boxes to the store because the CJ was beyond stale and more! It's nice
    that nearly all grocery stores take returns for products that are
    unsatisfactory for whatever reason(s). The prizes are definitely not as
    good as they were some decades ago. Oh well.

    Sky

    --

    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

  14. #14
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    Sky wrote:

    > Oh yeah. Recently, Spouse and I bought three 3-packs of CJ cartons.
    > We opened and shared one box but ended up returning the remaining
    > eight boxes to the store because the CJ was beyond stale and more!
    > It's nice that nearly all grocery stores take returns for products
    > that are unsatisfactory for whatever reason(s). The prizes are
    > definitely not as good as they were some decades ago. Oh well.


    Once in a while I get some Crunch n Munch, it's a lot tastier and
    fresher.

    nancy

  15. #15
    Toronto Guest

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    On Nov 14, 8:48*pm, Goomba <Goomb...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Tara wrote:
    > > Max and Whit just opened their bags of trick or treat acquired Cracker
    > > Jack. * The prize -- paper pencil toppers.

    >
    > > When did this happen? * Cracker Jack used to have at least a temporary
    > > tattoo as the fun surprise. *

    >
    > > Also, the bags just aren't right. *Cracker Jack should be in a carton..

    >
    > > Tara

    >
    > the toys in Kindereggs were always way better than Cracker Jack prizes
    > anyway! I used to have an entire box of them. Many were little Brio type
    > toys that required assembly so probably wouldn't have passed US kid
    > safety rules..<sigh>.http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...2&tbs=isch%3A1...


    My all time favorite was a catamaran that was about 2"x3"x4" high when
    assembled, complete with sail, yet it came out of the silly little
    "egg".

  16. #16
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On 11/14/2010 10:10 PM, Nancy Young wrote:
    > Sky wrote:
    >
    >> Oh yeah. Recently, Spouse and I bought three 3-packs of CJ cartons. We
    >> opened and shared one box but ended up returning the remaining
    >> eight boxes to the store because the CJ was beyond stale and more!
    >> It's nice that nearly all grocery stores take returns for products
    >> that are unsatisfactory for whatever reason(s). The prizes are
    >> definitely not as good as they were some decades ago. Oh well.

    >
    > Once in a while I get some Crunch n Munch, it's a lot tastier and
    > fresher.


    Agreed! Fiddle-Faddle is up there with Crunch-n-Munch, too

    Sky

    --

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    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

  17. #17
    Paco Guest

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    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4ce0a61f$0$23294$[email protected]..
    > Paco wrote:
    >> "Nancy Young" <rjynlyord@co[email protected]> wrote

    >
    >>> Nothing's the same any more. I've read that they've started making
    >>> Bonomo Turkish Taffy again, I wonder if it will be like I remember.

    >
    >> From The Vermont Country Store (www.VermontCountryStore.com):
    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/2enmacq

    >
    > Haha, I love the video. In my world, you whacked it on the curb
    > to break it up, try explaining that one to your BIL from Oklahoma.
    >
    > I have to order some, thanks.
    >
    > nancy


    We had to use a tree or a big rock to crack it up! No curbs around here;
    heck, the nearest traffic signal is 15 miles away!


  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 21:50:54 -0600, Sky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > The prizes are definitely not as
    > good as they were some decades ago. Oh well.


    Frankly, I don't remember the prizes ever being worthwhile.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  19. #19
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 18:06:11 -0500, Nancy Young wrote:

    > Nothing's the same any more. I've read that they've started making
    > Bonomo Turkish Taffy again, I wonder if it will be like I remember.


    I don't think they ever stopped. I see it every time I visit the
    "Big Top Candy Shop" here in Austin (just last week, even). It was
    featured on FoodTV of course - they never miss a Candy Store/Soda
    Fountain.

    Hmm - no website but here's Yelp:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-top-candy-shop-austin

    They have some awesome creme brulee cordials. If you see them, buy
    at least a half pound. They also carry all the "Home Town
    Favorites" from the US and England that you haven't seen for
    decades.

    -sw

  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Cracker Jack Prizes

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:10:45 -0500, Nancy Young wrote:

    > Once in a while I get some Crunch n Munch, it's a lot tastier and
    > fresher.


    Crunch 'n Munch and Fiddle Faddle are the ****. For some reason
    they only sell them at Target and the dollar type stores round
    here.

    Somehow I always end up eating a whole box at a time. But they're
    only $1.00! ($1.25 for Crunch n Munch).

    -sw

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