“Dear, Timmy’s Making A Pitcher of #FlashbackFriday Again!”

Which guarantees awesomeness and happiness, because, well, Friday!

We made it to the weekend!

I don’t know about how your week went, but if it was anything like mine, it went fast. Having a Monday holiday really makes the week just fly by.

Also flying by?  The product you could win for drinking today’s advertised product.

This week, we’re delving into the archives of 1987 and focusing on delicious juice drinks.  Yesterday, we had kids informing us that, with Goya Nectars, we “could taste the taste they got,” freeze ’em, and eat them!

Today, we’re drinking the stuff of space explorations, all so we could win a super cool prize!




Wow, must be stirring up something AMAZING!  Click play for more!

So…drink Tang…


…possibly win a Big Orange Scooter?




Only if you enter by writing to this address…or finding a certificate in your Tang jar!



Well darn, that was 30 years ago! Now I’ll never get my scooter!

Actually the “millions will enter, thousands will win” disclaimer is code for “not a chance in hell.”

I wonder how many people actually won these scooters.  Since typing in “Tang Big Orange Scooter” got me this top find, and not some personal blog story about the time someone won a Big Orange Scooter from Tang in 1988, then I guess we’ll never know.

Tang is still very much produced today.  It has been around since 1957 (in powdered form since 1959), but only became popular after it was famously consumed by John Glenn in 1962 while in space.  Mondelez International currently owns the brand, but it was originally created by General Foods Corporation Food Scientist William A. Mitchell.  It was part of General Foods Corporation from its inception until 1990, when General Foods merged with Kraft.

So we’ll call this week a double victory, as both featured products still exist.

Last night, while Iwas grocery shopping, I actually saw Goya Nectars on the shelves at Wal-Mart with other Goya products, and I have seen plastic containers of Tang among the powdered drink mixes at every store I shop at.  So we’ll call this week a double win for two still-existing products.

We don’t have victories like that very often, folks.  Let’s enjoy this.

And that does it for this week’s blast from the archives of the past.  Come back next week, where we’ll do it all over again.

Maybe a double win next week too?

We can aspire!

Have a great Friday, and a fantastic weekend!




  1. I won one of these Tang scooters as well and have no actual photos of me with the scooter. It was late 80s and the scooter was awesome. I came across this blog post because I was trying to find a picture to show a friend what it looked like. My parents save everything but when one of the wheels went flat after I rode over a rock, they got rid of it. They kept my Cabbage Patch hot wheels bike but threw out my Tang scooter. 😦

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    1. OMG, that is awesome. I ran into the same problem when I was writing this – I could not find an actual photo of the scooter (aside from the screenshots I took from the commercial). I can’t believe your Tang Scooter met that kind of end. Maybe in 1987 it didn’t scream “collector’s item,” but today it does!!!!

      I need to see that Cabbage Patch Kids Hot Wheels Bike!!!!


      1. The cabbage patch bike is stored in our garage but it’s too high up to get a good photo. It’s in the Buzz Feed article called 35 Awesome Toys Every ’80s Girl Wanted For Christmas. #26 is the Cabbage Patch Big Wheels bike that is still at my parents house. No Tang Scooter though. 😦

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  2. I too, looked and looked for a picture of the Tang scooter, or reference of the contest. Only I looked because we actually won one. It must have been late 80s/early 90s. We never won anything, it was the best day ever when it came in the mail.

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