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Old 03-17-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Does anyone remember these and know if they are still made? They came frozen and there were 3 sheets-1 bacon, 1 cheese and 1 onion. They were flat and you baked them in the oven and they raised and "puffed up". I used to eat them as a child and young adult in NJ. The last time I saw them was maybe 10 years ago. I have searched many stores in NJ, NH and Fl among others and have had no success in finding them. I have searched the web too. I cannot remember the manufacturer.

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Nicolem
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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i had something very similar for Christmas day appetizers. I bought them at "COSTCO".
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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i had something very similar for Christmas day appetizers. I bought them at "COSTCO".
Thank you. I do not have a COSTCO near me but will be able to visit one in April when I am in NJ.


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Nicolem
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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I just found this site, and I realize this is a 3-month old thread, so I apologize ahead of time.

But I've been on a misison to find these cheese puffs, and I think they are the same ones nicolem is talking about!

Did you ever find them at a Costco? I am not a member, but I may consider joining if they carry these snacks! I live in PA but go to NJ a lot.

I used to eat these all the time when I was a teen living at home. We always had them in the freezer and I would break off 4 cheese, 4 onion, and 4 bacon, and cook them in the toaster oven. Back in college in the early 90's I found them again. But I haven't seen them in years, and no one I know seems to know what I am talking about.

Were they made by "McCain" or am I totally on drugs? I checked the McCain website, but no luck.

I would love to find these.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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I just found this site, and I realize this is a 3-month old thread, so I apologize ahead of time.

But I've been on a misison to find these cheese puffs, and I think they are the same ones nicolem is talking about!

Did you ever find them at a Costco? I am not a member, but I may consider joining if they carry these snacks! I live in PA but go to NJ a lot.

I used to eat these all the time when I was a teen living at home. We always had them in the freezer and I would break off 4 cheese, 4 onion, and 4 bacon, and cook them in the toaster oven. Back in college in the early 90's I found them again. But I haven't seen them in years, and no one I know seems to know what I am talking about.

Were they made by "McCain" or am I totally on drugs? I checked the McCain website, but no luck.

I would love to find these.
Hi TracySam,

Thanks for your reply. No I never found them at Costco. I believe they may have been made by McCain but not totally sure. I have been on a search for these for a while. If I happen to be in another state traveling-I have even checked out supermarkets when I go to see if I can find them but no luck. I have posted about them on "foodie" type sites but no luck yet either.

I last had them in the mid 1990's in NJ-have not seen them since. I am still on my quest to find them. I will be in NJ in August and will visit Costco again as sometimes those club places vary in what they carry at different times. If I find them, I will send you a dm.

The weird thing is I have not found any confirmation that they are discontinued either. On the foodie sites I search, a lot of times when people are looking for a favorite food-you can find confirmation that it is either made or has been discontinued. I have found neither.

Nicolem
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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You can make something similar. Without the shrimp, it's the foundation for any flavor puffs you want. You flash freeze these, then stick them under the boiler for 5 minutes to serve...five minute appetizers.
Shrimp Puffs

6 english muffins split
1 jar Old English cheese spread
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 T mayo
seasoned salt
1 can shrimp, drained

Mix together all ingredients with a mixer. Spread on 12 muffin rounds. Cut each muffin half into 3 uniform wedges. Place wedges on sheet and flash freeze. When they are frozen, pop them into a baggie or plastic container and take them out and broil them as needed.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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I am guessing the base for these puffs was flaky puff pastry? If so, then this website should be able to provide a lot of good ideas and recipes to make these at home (hint: the dough is very easy to work with and bakes quickly).

Puff Pastry - Home

If the dough of these puffs in question is more like a shortbread/pie crust sort of dough, then I believe Trader Joe's has something like that in their frozen section.

I have 1 roll of puff pastry left at home and now I'm inspired to make some savory treat this weekend - or perhaps some of these:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_utQ-bLRo9u8/...s400/oreja.jpg
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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Nicolem-if you're going to NJ try Shop Rite-I'm sure I've seen them there.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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Nicolem-if you're going to NJ try Shop Rite-I'm sure I've seen them there.
Really? That is funny because that is where I used to buy them when I lived in NJ. I have checked Shop Rite in the past but not too recently. I will check when I am in NJ again.

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Nicolem
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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gentlearts and DontH8Me-

Thank you both for the recipe suggestions! I appreciate it.


Thanks,

Nicolem
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