Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s and 80s

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Penguin, Jun 7, 2011 - Reference - 240 pages
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If you owe a couple cavities to Marathon candy bars, learned your adverbs from Schoolhouse Rock!, and can still imitate the slo-mo bionic running sound of The Six Million Dollar Man, this book is for you.

Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? takes you back in time to the tastes, smells, and sounds of childhood in the '70s and '80s, when the Mystery Date board game didn't seem sexist, and exploding Pop Rocks was the epitome of candy science.

But what happened to the toys, tastes, and trends of our youth? Some vanished totally, like Freakies cereal. Some stayed around, but faded from the spotlight, like Sea-Monkeys and Shrinky Dinks. Some were yanked from the market, revised, and reintroduced...but you'll have to read the book to find out which ones.

So flip up the collar of that polo shirt and revisit with us the glory and the shame of those goofy decades only a native could love.
 

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Review: Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s and 80s

User Review  - Caitie - Goodreads

I'm not sure if I'm slightly too young (born in 1977), slightly too Canadian, or if it's just that my parents didn't go in for super sugary snacks, but I only recognized about half the things in this ... Read full review

Review: Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s and 80s

User Review  - Chris N - Goodreads

This is a good, fun quick read down memory lane for those of us who grew up in the 70's and 80's. It brought back some things I had forgotten about. I laughed at some of the toys, movies and other ... Read full review

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