Woolworth's

  • MOCHAMO 4 years ago
    remember sitting at the counter at the old Woolworth stores back in the 70's??? Tjat was some of the best greasiest stuff i ever ate!!! if i could find some of the old recipes( like mac and cheese) i'd be giving my family a heart attack!
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  • lovebreezy 4 years ago said:
    I remember the wooden floors and strawberry shakes.
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  • FavoriteFixins 4 years ago said:
    The old wooden floors!!! That's right. I remember how they would creek! lol We'll have to do some research on that Mac n Cheese!
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  • pleclare 4 years ago said:
    I can go back to the 50's and remember buying bulk potato chips,pretzels etc. Those chips were the best. Greasy and salty.
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  • FavoriteFixins 4 years ago said:
    Didn't we get the chips in that big can? I seem to remember them getting delivered to the house. I was too young to remember though.
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  • pleclare 4 years ago said:
    I remember chips in a can being delivered but not Woolworth's. Think they were Charles chips.
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  • windy1950 4 years ago said:
    This might be what you're looking for, MOCHAMO...

    Woolworth's Macaroni & Cheese - http://www.hungrybrowser.com/phaedrus/m1208F06.htm
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  • windy1950 4 years ago said:
    I remember eating at Woolworth's... also S.S. Kresge, which later became K-Mart, I believe. I also recall K-Mart having a cafeteria. Getting back to Woolworth's, I loved their Harvard Beets. Strange, eh?

    What other recipes were you looking for, MOCHAMO?
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  • pleclare 4 years ago said:
    I had forgotten about Kresge's. Long time ago..
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  • FavoriteFixins 4 years ago said:
    Charles Chips! That's it. Aren't they still around? It was a sandy/beige can with dark brown lettering right? Boy my mind is going. I should make a CRS group!! You people are good. Does anyone remember the awesome Devil's Food Cake from Horn and Hardart? My dad used to bring home these individual little cakes when he came in from work. Boy were they ever good!!!
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  • lovebreezy 4 years ago said:
    I think I remember chips in a can but they were Red Seal. Greasy, salty and good.
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  • pleclare 4 years ago said:
    You are right favorite. After the cans,they were sold in the grocery store in the same color in bags. I grew up in NY and loved Horn and Hardart automat and yes I remember the cake. Yum!
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  • pleclare 4 years ago said:
    Does anyone remember Nedicks. Great orange drink!
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  • justjakesmom 4 years ago said:
    I remember Nesbitts, Pat. That's the only orange drink I can think of besides Orange Crush.
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  • windy1950 4 years ago said:
    And what about Grape Nehi? I remember that was Radar O'Reilly's favorite drink on M*A*S*H.
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  • christinem 4 years ago said:
    I don't think we had a Woolworth's near us, but my mom used to go shopping in Woonsocket, RI and there was one there - always stopped for a grilled cheese and a milkshake! Later, I worked in Medfield, MA and they had Lord's, which was basically like a Woolworths. Every month we'd go buy birthday cards for our employees who had birthdays coming up - great excuse to sit at the counter on those stools and have lunch! :)
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  • DebbieDoodle 4 years ago said:
    I remember taking the bus to downtown Lancaster PA with my Grandmother on a Saturday and we always had lunch at Woolworths on Queen Street. Charles Chips was very near where we lived and my mother-in-law and sister-in-law worked there until they closed. That was a long time ago.
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  • lovebreezy 4 years ago said:
    Denver used to have the largest Woolworth store in the world. It covered an entire square block. Some nice photos here. http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot.com/2009/06/woolworths-largest-variety-store.html
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  • dixiediner 4 years ago said:
    I loved going to Woolworth's to shop and eat when I was growing up in South Mississippi. Mom and I would stop by some afternoons after school. I loved their potato salad.
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