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Things we enjoyed as kids in Poland


pgtx 30 | 3,156
11 Aug 2010 #1
Do you remember guys the bubble gum "Donald"? with a short story in it?

and then it was the "Turbo" gum

I still remember this taste of my childhood!

:D
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
11 Aug 2010 #2
We used to have the "penny bubbly" over here:

This was back in the days when shops used to have coin-operated sweet machines outside their premises... can you imagine how long those would stay on the wall these days?? lol
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
11 Aug 2010 #3
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Wasnt the "Turbo" gum the one with car stickers? I still remember the He-Man action figures and Matchbox soldiers as well as russian made metal tank models.

Also the polish made hand painted soldiers, i still have an army of 1200~ Uhlans.
OP pgtx 30 | 3,156
11 Aug 2010 #4
Wasnt the "Turbo" gum the one with car stickers?

it was! and it was specifically fruity...
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
11 Aug 2010 #5
standing 3 hours in line in freezing cold to buy a kilo of sugar, ahh memories, nothing better to do after 7 hours in school.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
11 Aug 2010 #6
Do you remember guys the bubble gum "Donald"? with a short story in it?

We had that too when I was a kid :) Don't know if they still sell them, though. We also had Bazooka gum...With Joe Bazooka, I believe it was:

Bazooka Gum

M-G (or was it Bazooka Joe? Can't remember)
Paulina 13 | 3,077
11 Aug 2010 #7
I remember both "Donald" and "Turbo" and me and my brother collected those short stories ;)
When we were kids there were also those weird orange drinks in transparent bags which you drank with a straw - it was quite a feat to put this straw in the bag ;D

I remember oranżada in glass bottles and "Śnieżka" ice creams: Polish Food from the Socializm Era

And I loved to eat (or rather lick) "Vibovit" instead of drinking it ;D

Some time later, I think in the 90's there were also those candies and we ate a lot of them:
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
11 Aug 2010 #8
standing 3 hours in line in freezing cold to buy a kilo of sugar, ahh memories, nothing better to do after 7 hours in school.

I remember standing in a queue with my grandad, who was trying to buy some bread. By the time we got to the front - two hours later - it was sold out! So much for "the good old days"!

"Donald"

We had that too when I was a kid :) Don't know if they still sell them, though.

I wouldn't buy them if we could - they would remind me of Tusk - ugh! lol

Does anyone remember when Polish towns used to be full of street sellers who sold some kind of red-coloured drink? When did all that stop, then?
OP pgtx 30 | 3,156
11 Aug 2010 #9
in transparent bags which you drank with a straw -

yes, sold very cold and so delicious... and this taste! i remember!
and first potatoes chips, which tasted like heaven!
:D
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
11 Aug 2010 #10
Did you know that all those chewing gums for kids like Donald and quite a few other brands are actually Dutch? Maple Leaf is an Amsterdam chewing gum company which produces these brands. I didn't know that either up until just now...I just read it as I initially thought ML was a Canadian brand, with the maple leaf and all. But no, NO! It is the black magic man from Amsterdam :)

>^..^<

M-G (free after Laurel Aitken, that is)
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Aug 2010 #11
When I came first time to Poland in 1989, I remembering people buying milk (actually white water) in plastic bags.
And me on the border having to change per day of my visa 36 DM in (then) worthless zlotys.
And having to buy coupons to get diesel :)
And the Pewex & Balaton shops (Was there actually a difference between them?). I remember buying in Sanok Belgian meat pie in a Pewex shop. If you look back at it - pure Monty Python.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
11 Aug 2010 #12
and "Śnieżka" ice creams:

i had one of them a couple of days ago.

some of those things from yesteryear are still about.
OP pgtx 30 | 3,156
11 Aug 2010 #13
and lody bambino! bambino ice cream!
made in mleczarnia in Krakow, i was there to see around with my class in middle school (one of the girls dad worked there) and we got many bambinos which we ate all in the tram on the way back home...lol

and then they closed it ... :( very sad there is not even one picture of them online... :(
Seanus 15 | 19,706
11 Aug 2010 #14
Yeah, those snieżka things are still on the go. In 3 flavours now :)
Paulina 13 | 3,077
11 Aug 2010 #15
yes, sold very cold and so delicious... and this taste! i remember!

I don't think I remember the taste that well anymore :( But I remember I liked it :)

and first potatoes chips, which tasted like heaven!
:D

You mean prażynki? :) Because I think those were the only chips available in the commie times ;D You know they still sell them? :)

And before you could buy prażynki, I think, my mum fried those things when we were little:

:)

i had one of them a couple of days ago.

Oh yes, I still eat them :)

and lody bambino! bambino ice cream!

Yes, I remember them too :)

I remember also those frozen mashed strawberry ice creams ;)

And I loved "serek homogenizowany" ;D
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Aug 2010 #16
I remember some beers which I think are not around anymore.... Heweliusz (from Gdańsk I think) and Leżajsk (hope I spell it correctly).
OP pgtx 30 | 3,156
11 Aug 2010 #17
And before you could buy prażynki, I think, my mum fried those things when we were little::)

i think you can still buy it...

You mean prażynki? :) Because I think those were the only chips available in the commie times ;D You know they still sell them? :)

prazynki also, but i remember 1st potatoes chips... but not in the commies times anymore :)

And I loved "serek homogenizowany" ;D

it's still in stores :)
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Aug 2010 #19
Paulina:
And I loved "serek homogenizowany" ;D

it's still in stores :)

I know. My cat adores it :) Won't eat any other type of cheese :)
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Aug 2010 #21
I agree. It was a great beer.
I also remember a beer which used the image of rabbi on their cans? Could have been Leżajsk, I am not sure.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
11 Aug 2010 #22
I remember drinking the short-lived EB beer.
Paulina 13 | 3,077
11 Aug 2010 #23
i think you can still buy it...

You're right! It's called "Przysmak świętokrzyski" o_O Didn't know that! ;D
fotoforum.gazeta.pl/zdjecie/517894,2,11,przysmak-swietokrzyski.html
przysmakswietokrzyski.pl/przysmak-swietokrzyski

But I didn't see it anywhere in stores, I think :/

prazynki also, but i remember 1st potatoes chips... but not in the commies times anymore :)

Hmm, something rings a bell... Tylko nie wiem, w którym kościele ;)

it's still in stores :)

Yeah, but is it the same thing? I have one in my refrigerator, so I'll find out soon ;)))
zetigrek
11 Aug 2010 #24
- Polonia1 cartoons
- stiching with saliva chrupki Flips into weird shapes
- kartki z kolorowych notesów (kolekcjonowaliśmy je i się wymienialiśmy, ja chyba miałam ze 100 różnych z Króla Lwa ;)
- obgryzanie ptasiego mleczka (i still do it... shame on me)
- first anime manga hysteria - Sailor Moon ;)
- Spice Girls
- klocki Lego
- vanillia Bambino icecreams
- Jajko Niespodzianka!!!

... well it seems I have nothing really polish in my childhood (maybe besides Flips and Bambino)

When I came first time to Poland in 1989, I remembering people buying milk (actually white water) in plastic bags.

and still you can buy it ;)

Does anyone remember when Polish towns used to be full of street sellers who sold some kind of red-coloured drink? When did all that stop, then?

In £ódź recently you can buy it again. The "company" is called Saturator ;)
Paulina 13 | 3,077
11 Aug 2010 #25
- Polonia1 cartoons

Watched them too ;)

- kartki z kolorowych notesów (kolekcjonowaliśmy je i się wymienialiśmy, ja chyba miałam ze 100 różnych z Króla Lwa ;)

Collected them too ;)

- obgryzanie ptasiego mleczka (i still do it... shame on me)

I still do it too ;D

- klocki Lego

Loved them :) But that was some time later...

... well it seems I have nothing really polish in my childhood (maybe besides Flips)

You didn't watch "Reksio", "Miś Uszatek", "Bolek i Lolek", etc. when you were a kid?

Pgtx, that's all I found on lody Bambino:
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Aug 2010 #26
When I came first time to Poland in 1989, I remembering people buying milk (actually white water) in plastic bags.

and still you can buy it ;)

Now that you mention it - I did see it in the supermarket lately. Cannot really see people buying it.
Pani Grazynka - | 12
11 Aug 2010 #27
I remember being given something absolutely vile that supposed to imitate the chocolate but had less cocoa replaced with a fatty blob instead. It stuck to my gums and teeth and got me shut up for a couple of hours which obviously pleased my family. I'm not sure if they produce it any more but...and I couldn't believe it myself,Sainsburys does a non-added sugar 'chocolate' which is as chewy as the Polish one! so if you miss it here in Poland I'm keen to supply lol
zetigrek
11 Aug 2010 #28
Now that you mention it - I did see it in the supermarket lately. Cannot really see people buying it.

It is a milk niepasteryzowane so you have to boil it first.

I remember being given something absolutely vile that supposed to imitate the chocolate but had less cocoa replaced with a fatty blob instead.

wyrób czekoladopodobny... but you know I'm some kind of pervert - I always liked it more than original chocolate!!! Really!
Bzibzioh
11 Aug 2010 #29
Who remembers orenżada w proszku for 50 groszy? I remember spending half of my weekly allowance on that.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Aug 2010 #30
Now that you mention it - I did see it in the supermarket lately. Cannot really see people buying it.

It is a milk niepasteryzowane so you have to boil it first.

OK but in which way is it different to the "swieże mleko" I buy in bottles (and which stays good for like max. 2 weeks) ?


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