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

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

by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, Brian Bellmont


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399536717
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper is a journalist and author of the nationally recognized pop culture blog Pop Culture Junk Mail. Her published works include Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? and The Totally Sweet ‘90s. A native of the Twin Cities region, Fashingbauer Cooper now resides in Seattle with her family.

Previously a television reporter and producer, Brian Bellmont now runs a public relations agency. His published works include Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? and The Totally Sweet ‘90s. He has interviewed various pop culture icons including Adam West, Davy Jones, and Loni Anderson. Bellmont resides in the Twin Cities region with his family.

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"Every single page will remind you of something from your childhood. Sea Monkeys! That’s Incredible! Lik-M-Aid! What a fun way to revisit all of that stuff."

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