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Thread: Vintage Swanson TV Dinners

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    Vintage Swanson TV Dinners

    Was looking at ebay and forgot how many different Swanson TV Dinners there was.

    Today I think they only make boneless chicken, turkey and salisbury steak (at least that's all I see in the store nowadays)

    Check out the oldies

    I want me some of them

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    Blast from the past! I was rarely allowed to eat those. Not Swanson's, or Libbyland, my mom just didn't like them. Sometimes I ate them at a friend's house. The only time mom would let me buy these was when we were moving from NYC to CA and all the dishes were packed. Anyway, here's a classic Hungry Man ad:

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    I'd like to try the ham dinner never knew Swanson made that.I like the BBQ Ribb and Buffalo Chicken ones they make now the best.

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    The recently discontinued Hungry Man XXL dinners were awesome. However, the calorie count was right around 2000 for one meal. My favorite was the bbq rib/bbq chicken meal with mashed potatoes and corn. I vaguely remember having tv dinners as a child. Didn't they used to have some sort of chocolate brownie included in the middle top tray slot?
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    Oh those wre discontinued? Too bad. I remember having those when they first came out. They were GOOD!

    Quote Originally Posted by Random Axe View Post
    The recently discontinued Hungry Man XXL dinners were awesome. However, the calorie count was right around 2000 for one meal. My favorite was the bbq rib/bbq chicken meal with mashed potatoes and corn. I vaguely remember having tv dinners as a child. Didn't they used to have some sort of chocolate brownie included in the middle top tray slot?
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    Is that Jeff Conaway in the youtube add ?

    never mind - just re-read the title
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    For some reason this made me think of Tennessee Pride sausage.

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    ^Did you pick up a pound or two? How about Al Purnell and Old Folks sausage?

    We had TV dinners from time to time. I always liked the turkey and salisbury steak. Seems like it was usually a brownie or cheery cobbler in the middle. Corn always got over into the deserts.

    We ate more pot pies for lunch when home on breaks. I seem to recall thinking Swansons' were superior to Banquet's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth 2 Chris View Post
    I seem to recall thinking Swansons' were superior to Banquet's.

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    Absolutely

    Banquet was/is decent --- but it's always been a poor man's Swanson

    I know because we had PLENTY of Banquets
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    I've been craving an old Swanson meatloaf dinner with the red sauce for a while. It would appear that Swanson in Canada is different than in the US, and the Canadian market has access to a larger variety of frozen goodness than the US market. I haven't found anyone who ships them yet, but I'm still looking.

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