Blasts from the Past

6 Flavors Rebranded 572x202 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

6 Funny Face Flavors Rebranded 1966

I remember these vividly as a child. I was small enough to crawl under the end table in the living room and play with the colorful packages on the floor.

For some reason, I was enamored with the happy looking faces and the contrast of the vivid color on the white packet. Keep in mind the packets were pure white. In these pictures, they appear something less than white.

Memory is an interesting thing, too. I always thought they were Kool Aid. But these were made by Pillsbury to directly compete with Kool Aid. At 10 cents a packet, they were minting money with these in 1964!

Two years later, 1966, several products were rebranded for political correctness. New flavors were added.

Choo Choo Cherry Pack 66 242x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Choo Choo Cherry Pack 1966

Chines Cherry 64 236x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Chines Cherry 1964

Rootin Tootin Raspberry Pack 64 236x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Rootin’ Tootin’ Raspberry Pack 1964

Rootin Tootin Raspberry Pack 66 240x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Rootin’ Tootin’ Raspberry Pack 1966

Loud Mouth Lime Pack 64 247x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Loud Mouth Lime Pack 1964

Loud Mouth Lime Pack 66 246x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Loud Mouth Lime Pack 1966

Injun Orange Pack 64 231x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Injun Orange Pack 1964

Jolly Olly Orange Pack 66 241x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Jolly Olly Orange Pack 1966

Goofy Grape Pack 64 239x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Goofy Grape Pack 1964

Goofy Grape Pack 66 239x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Goofy Grape Pack 1966

Freckle Face Strawberry Pack 66 239x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Freckle Face Strawberry Pack 1966

Lefty Lemon Pack 66 237x300 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Lefty Lemon Pack 1966

 

Ultimately, Pillsbury removed all of these from the market. At that time they were selling 16 flavors. As you can see from the final photo, the reason they were removed was because they were artificially sweetened with saccharin, which was determined to cause cancer. I personally find the disconnect between the front of the packaging and the back very concerning!

16 Funny Face Packets 435x572 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

16 Funny Face Packets

funny face back photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Funny Face Drink Mix Ingredients

 

And I always thought having the drink stand would be a ton of fun!

Stand photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

Drink Stand

 photo in the post: Blasts from the Past, at www.timtyson.us

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One Response to Blasts from the Past

  1. Susan Simpson July 7, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    Rootin-Tootin Rasberry was my favorite! What a find:)