4/12/2007

Cracker Jack Prizes...


For those of you who haven't had a box of Cracker Jacks in a while, let me warn you, the prizes have gone way downhill. They suck to the point that you're better off buying Crunch & Munch or Fiddle Faddle and forgoing the prize altogether.

I'm having homemade crabcakes for dinner. I can't remember ever having them before. Are they better with chocolate or vanilla frosting?

19 comments:

teri said...

chocolate



OR flounder, try the crabcakes with flounder.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Chris, I can't believe you couldn't squeeze TWO posts out of this material. Romance is fogging your mind.

Valerie said...

When were the prizes in Cracker Jack any good? I never remember them being great.

Tattoos, Stickers...what else was there?

But despite the lameness of the prizes, I still liked the whole concept.

Anon. Blogger said...

I'm told by my older siblings that the prizes were closer to actual toys back in the day.

I stopped eating cracker jacks when they cut the peanuts back to about 2-3 in the whole box.

Vanilla always rules over chocolate for me. With the crabcakes, I'm thinking lemon.

Skylers Dad said...

Fiddle Faddle? I have no clue what that is... I must be missing an important chunk of my formative years.

And crab cakes? Aren't you setting the bar a little high for us guys? Unless of course you are buying a McDonalds fish sandwich and breaking it up into a patty...

K.I.D. said...

I used to LIVE for getting the tatoos in my Cracker Jack box.

The Boob Lady said...

Vanilla. French Vanilla if you can get it.

Also, Crunch and Munch Buttery Toffee is the best.

Fuck the Fiddle Faddle.

Big Orange said...

Cracker Jack sucks the big one these days. What do I get? some dumb-ass sticker or something-- EVERY TIME!

Fuck 'em.

What about strawberry sauce on them cakes??

I saw that Dunkin Donuts now has some sort of "maple cheddar" something. That was so profoundly disgusting to even CONTEMPLATE, I suggest to YOU for your cakes: put on a healthy slice of cheddar and then cover it with maple syrup.

then toss back some Fiddle Faddle.

Scarlet said...

I remember Pretzel Pete's and they had peanut butter in them. Do they still make it?

In Australia we(I) cant find it.

Dave said...

I used to eat Screaming Yellow Zonkers.
Popcorn coated with some sugary yellow glaze. Made by the same people who made Fiddle-Faddle and Ovaltine Chocolate Bars.
Try squeezing lemon on the cakes.

Dick Small said...

crunch n munch. definitely.

Slinger said...

I remember every once in a while getting a plastic toy compass or something like that.

Bubs said...

Mmmmm...crabcakes. What you want to follow them up with is a nice bread pudding with a hard sauce, accompanied by 5 or 6 Abita Turbo Dog beers.

Beth said...

So tired of not getting a ring in my Cracker Jacks these days.

Dick Small said...

I did an ebay search for Cracker Jack Prizes. It's amazing how awful the new ones are in comparison.

Johnny Yen said...

My father actually worked in the Cracker Jack factory when I was a baby, in the part where they put the prize in! That was, of course, when the prizes were cool.

I looked it up, and here's the website for the Cracker Jack Collectors' Association. They've got pictures of various prizes

http://www.tias.com/mags/cjca/

I imagine lawsuits were the root of it-- some stupid kid choked on something, and eventually they had to put prizes in it that a kid couldn't concievably hurt himself with. Just part of how we've had to dumb our society down to the level of it's most idiotic members.

Jen said...

OMG
Chris...
this is SICK!

I was going to do a post on this
exact thing

I had cracker jacks last night
and was thinking the same thing

I think we were
seperated at birth...

wow.

Megan said...

Chris, I cannot believe you're gonna let them go on thinking you know how to make crabcakes.

Dick Small said...

You mean.... you really DON'T know??? Dang. So Megan's the HONEST one..