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Friday, August 20, 2010

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack

As a child I LOVED Cracker Jack!  I loved eating all the peanuts in the box of the caramel popcorn.  The more peanuts, the better.  The prizes were awesome; rings, toy tools, charms, 3-D pictures; it was always fun to see what surprise awaited me. 

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It has been years since I had any Cracker Jack.  I purchased some to see if it was all I remember.  I was a little disappointed.  Where are all the peanuts?  Is this really the way the popcorn tasted?  The prize was the best part!  It made me laugh!  


Do you like Cracker Jacks?
I think I'll stick with Peanut M&Ms. At least I'm guaranteed a peanut in every bite!

22 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Yeah, the peanuts are my favorite part!

Kazzy said...

I like nuts, but not so much when they are in things. Sorry, but plain caramel corn for me.

Joanie said...

Give me peanut M&M"s or my cheese puffs and I'll be happy.

Beth at Aunties said...

I bought 30 boxes for the 4th of July. It is a tradition for the kids while they watch the fireworks!

The adults get them too. I am disabppointed as well with the prizes and the lack of peanuts.:)

Garden of Egan said...

Wow Connie. I have never seen you so hateful.
Just kidding.
I remember them being awesome when I was a kid too.

The prizes are the most pathetic ever.
Maybe we should all start a revolt or something. See if Mr Obama can get involved and get it solved.

Kelly said...

What is up with that prize? Who am I? Looks like the Quaker Oats man without his hat. What a rip!

Tracy said...

I never liked Cracker Jacks. I just liked the packaging and the prize. I remember, I always begged for them at the store.

Hands down, peanut M&M's any day!!

Marilyn said...

I LOVED Cracker Jacks as a kid-but you are right-it's disappointing these days. It used to be one of my favorite treats.

Julie Harward said...

I so loved them and the prize was always so magical! I agree about now...not so delish today! ;D

Ann Marie said...

I'm pretty sure the best part for me has always been the prize.

Those are some cool old Cracker Jack prizes... when I was younger.. it was always some lame tattoo. :[

Peanut M&M's rock my world.

Yvonne said...

Do you think it's the peanut allergy thing????

I used to love Cracker Jack's, too.

Today, like you, I'd stick with the M&M's.

Doran & Jody said...

I use to LOVE Cracker Jack's too....but I uh...spit out the nuts...blech. So I guess if I go buy some now it would be much better for me eh?

Valerie said...

When I was younger I'd throw out the peanuts. ?? I haven't had them in a long time, but the last few times I did, the prizes were pretty sad.

The Gough Inn said...

now a days - feed me M&M's for sure but I once did love and could hardly wait to get my surprise in side the box..the box seam biger back then too!

wendy said...

Like all the good things in life...cracker jacks too has taken the path of costs more....gives less.
Dang.
I LOVED cracker jacks.
Used to have LOTs of nuts back in my day........a long, long time ago. Somewhere In another galaxy

Valerie said...

I don't remember any cool toys. Just tattoos and joke books. I was highly disappointed the last time I tried Cracker Jack too!

FabuLeslie said...

The nuts were always the best and there were never enough. I prefer Crunch N Munch for that reason. P.S. That prize looks lame compared to ones from the past!

Teachinfourth said...

I loved those as a kid…mostly hoping to get the glow-in-the-dark tattoos and stuff like that.

I'll stick with peanut M&Ms too.

The Empress said...

Oh, I miss my cracker jack. My teeth have gotten too soft. Can u believe that? I'm only 50, but they crack on everything.

BUt I did love it and the prizes....

Valerie said...

My children have no idea what Cracker Jacks even are... I'd rather not waste my money (should I say WAIST?)
M&M's rule... but Inigo won't eat them. I have to buy a bag of M&M's for the normal people of our family and a bag of carrots for my boy.

Jenny said...

this is one of my favorite childhood treats. I loved finding the treasure in the box.

Kimmie said...

I miss the "Good old days". Nothing is as good as it used to be and the prizes in Cracker Jacks are not cool anymore. I remember the rings, toys,s charms 3-D photos, etc...

I wish that my kids could enjoy things the same way that we got to enjoy them. Everything has gotten so cheap.

Oh well, thank goodness for peanut M&M's as you ALWAYS get a peanut each bite you take.

LOVE your witty and funny sense of humor! Have a great day!