Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

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  1. xld8

    xld8 said, over 1 year ago

    yeah,that`s right.

  2. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 1 year ago

    Many present-day bakers would get stuck on the “oleo” ingredient, too.

  3. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    One around here somewhere…

  4. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago

    And ‘double-boiler’.

  5. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 1 year ago

    Expensive cake, then and now.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    A bigger problem is remembering what size those candy bars were at the time. Lots of size shrinkage, then the king-size bars come out (at a higher price) but eventually shrink down to the original size. What’s a Plugger to do?

  7. Jen

    Jen said, over 1 year ago

    Same with 5 & Dime stores. Last I saw one was late 70’s in
    E-town, PA.

  8. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    OMG! This is my recipe too, except I use butter in stead of oleo. I make so many at a time I converted the recipe to baker’s percent. (8 yesterday, 12 on Thanksgiving.)

  9. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, over 1 year ago

    This recipe sounded intriguing. I’m not one much for sweets, but I know those who are, so I looked up this recipe to see the rest of it. Holy cow! I thought 8 Milky Way bars sounded like a lot, but the recipe I found called for 11, plus 2 sticks of oleo. Albeit, 3 Milky Ways and 1 stick of oleo were for the frosting (along with 2 cups of powdered sugar).
    Good grief! Any desire for anything sweet I may have had curled up and died just reading the recipe!

  10. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, over 1 year ago

    Oops, we’re out of 5 cent candy bars, we’ll have to fill the car with 30 cents a gallon gasoline, and head to the Grand Union.

  11. Jeff ???????

    Jeff ??????? said, over 1 year ago

    I remember when you could buy four gallons of gasoline for one dollar. This year it was the other way around.

  12. Surveyingsam

    Surveyingsam GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Stamps and candy bars where at one time.

  13. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 1 year ago

    The other day I considered myself a plugger when I couldn’t find the cent mark on the keyboard.
    .
    I remember the gas, stamps, and candy bar. I remember 5 cent fudgesicle, and a 10 cent Brown Mule. They weren’t the tiny sticks they call popsicles today. They had real vanilla too.

  14. Jules934

    Jules934 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    OMG Where Did It Go? Not to mention, When did it go/what replaced it? Was it the ^?

  15. tech60

    tech60 said, over 1 year ago

    @FlyerTom

    So true. A couple years ago, I baked a cake with frosting from scratch; took it into work. Ladies that I worked with wanted the recipe, so I copied it for them. Got more than one “what’s oleo?” Don’t they teach home economics anymore? I know I’m not THAT old! :-)

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