Remember Peanut Butter Boppers?

Peanut Butter Boppers swept into my town like a tidal wave of delicious. I remember seeing them in the lunchroom as people whipped them out of brown bags after scarfing down their warm or smooshed sandwich. They were the treasured school dessert and I really wanted them, but for some reason, I could never convince my mother to stray from the old Hostess or Drake’s cakes. I think ti was because when we did buy them, they were treats for the whole family and not just to suit my whims.

Here is a great ad for for them that was posted by Jason Liebig (click for a larger version on Flickr):


General Mills - Peanut Butter Boppers - trade ad - July 1986

and here is the commercial that mocked me each day: