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  • Eileen Harris Oct 11, 2000 02:59 PM
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If you remember Snappies, the baked sort of cheesy cocktail snack, please let me know where I can get them or who makes them. Thanks

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  1. I actually went on-line this morning to research
    Snappies....my husband's favorite snack. They were made by a company called Koeppns. Please let me know if you can locate them!

    Julie

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    1. re: Julie

      I , also, have been searching for years to find Snappies. I remember them well from my childhood in Richmond, VA. And I would also like any info anybody has on where to get them.

      Hobie

      1. re: Hobie

        Yes, Our family remembers with such fondness these delicious little tidbits. We remember the blue and yellow container as well. We are also looking. When we manufacture them we will be happy to send you some. Let us know if you would like.....

        1. re: bhavens

          I am still looking for these as well and check back with this board on an irregular basis to see if anyone has found them -- I suspect the manufacturer has gone out of business but I am hopeful that someone still has a few cases left!!

          Jeff

          1. re: Jeff

            I am so amazed to find other people who also can't get snappies out of their minds! I was told at a gourmet market in San Francisco on Union St. in the early 70's (!) that the company had gone out of business...but I was suspicious that the grocer had just stopped carrying them. Would still love to find them again.

            1. re: Jeff

              I am so amazed to find other people who also can't get snappies out of their minds! I was told at a gourmet market in San Francisco on Union St. in the early 70's (!) that the company had gone out of business...but I was suspicious that the grocer had just stopped carrying them. Would still love to find them again.

              1. re: Carolyn

                Oh how I miss them! We used to get them at the local market on Long Island and on Miami Beach at a market in the winter. Can this recipe be duplicated?

                1. re: Kathy Cervon

                  in a note from:
                  Lynne Olver (IACP), editor, The Food Timeline
                  http://www.foodtimeline.org

                  "According to the records of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (http://www.uspto.gov), Snappies brand cocktail snacks were introduced to the American public July, 1935. The last known holder of the trademark is American Home Products. Sadly, the tradename has expired. This generally indicates the product is no longer in production."

                2. re: Carolyn
                  j
                  jean elliott

                  I am also one of those who would love the recipe for snappies. I had my mother send them to me at school.

                3. re: Jeff

                  Blue can, yellow lettering....Koeppen's Snappies.
                  Been trying for years to find them. No taste and texture like them!!! Simply the finest, but impossible to describe them to someone who's never had them.

                  1. re: T.J.T.

                    I believe they were made in the Midwest. I used to get them at the Broadway in Anaheim in the 60's. Someone in the food industry MUST remember them - They'd make a pig out of anyone.

                    John S.

                    1. re: John

                      my parents used to have them with cocktails. i've been hoping to find them for years.

                    2. re: T.J.T.

                      I remember Snappies! In fact, I still have a jar with the label and the lid, but it is filled with change, rather than those wonderful treats. And you're right--they can't be described to anyone who hasn't had one. They seem to have disappeared. Good luck, and if you ever find a couple of cans or jars, please share.

                      John

                  2. re: bhavens

                    I can't beleive it. Someone else had a thing for these unbelievable crunchy mouth-watering snacks. I have been home sick for over 10 days and out of no where starting thinking on these things! Does anyone have a line on the readmitance of these tasty treats to the marketplace????

                    1. re: bhavens

                      I can't beleive it. Someone else had a thing for these unbelievable crunchy mouth-watering snacks. I have been home sick for over 10 days and out of no where starting thinking on these things! Does anyone have a line on the readmitance of these tasty treats to the marketplace????

                      1. re: bhavens

                        Yes, my mom and I have been thinking about these snacks for the past few years and have been trying in vain to find them--let me know whenever they become available.

                        Thanks,

                        Pam

                        1. re: bhavens

                          Decided to Google Snappies. Can't believe there are others hoping to find them. We had them with our before dinner drinks in the 60s. My entire family's mouth waters just thinking of them. Has anyone found out if the company kept their recipe? I'd dearly love to have them again.

                    2. I have been searching for these as well -- If you find a source please let me know!

                      Jeff

                      1. I loved Snappies as a child. My dad and I talk about them all the time. I would love to know how to get a hold of some. Please let me know if you find anything.

                        1. I still find it hard to believe that there is nothing anywhere that will lead any of us to a recipe or any other info -- I for one might even be interested in starting to manufacture them!!

                          1. I am 59 years old and grew up in Petersburg, Virginia in the 1950s and 60s. I was a Snappies addict. No food product since has ever equalled that exquisitely unique taste and crunchiness/texture. For decades, I got cravings when I lived in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. But alas, now Snappies are only a fond memory for all of us.

                            1. I have an old Koeppen's Snappies' blue and yellow tin that I want to list on ebay and while researching what the heck a snappie is, I came across all of you looking for info about this treat. I was born in 1963 and do not remember Snappies, nor have I ever had one, but they must have been something else for all of you to yearn for them this many years later! This is the info that is printed on the "One Pound Net" tin: "KOEPPEN'S SNAPPIES A Unique, Crispy Delicacy for the Cocktail Hour". On the backside of the tin: MADE IN THE U.S.A. BY EARNST KOEPPEN ORADELL, NJ. The ingredients are listed as follows: Flour, Vegtable Shortening, Baking Powder, Salt, Sugar, Cheese and Spices. That's all I've got for you...good luck to all of you Snappies fans, sounds like Mr. Koeppen came up with a memorable, delicious treat!!

                              PS: With the ingredients listed, anyone that can duplicate these tasty treats will be a very popular (and wealthy) individual.

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                              1. re: kimifav

                                Here's hoping that someone has started making these things again. Can't get them out of my mind! Daddy used to buy 6 or 8 jars at a time so we wouldn't run out, but I would eat enough to make myself sick, so he started hiding them...

                                1. re: Clarkafella

                                  I like to revive this thread every now and again in hopes that someone may have come across the recipe. I would break my current low carb regimen in a heartbeat to eat a hand full of Snappies!

                                  1. re: Clarkafella

                                    I just Googled Snappies and found this sight. I've been looking for 35 years for them, and people in stores look at me like I'm speaking Martian!!!! My grandparents had Snappies with their drinks every night(so did my parents) and I ate most of them before they could get to them. I have the crystal bowl Grannie put them in and I would love to fill it again!!!! I wonder if Mr. Koeppen's descendants have the recipe?

                                    1. re: sarahrayford

                                      This thread dates back to 2000! Certainly somebody might have the recipe!

                                2. re: kimifav

                                  think you could get a lot of money for the snappies tin on ebay.....not sure how to decide how much??

                                3. I'm 62 and can vividly remember sneaking into the kitchen when my parents were having a party to snag these things and the TASTE. I copied the ingredients someone posted from an old can they found and will attempt to duplicate. I think they were the forerunner of todays cheese straw only heavier and not as cheesy. The shape is just as difficult to describe. I'll post if I can come up with something close. I hope anyone else will do the same.

                                  Shannon

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                                  1. re: sschaupp

                                    Shape wise they always remind me of pretzel nuggets, but smaller...

                                  2. They were my favorite snack. My aunt use to buy them for me. You could buy them in specialty shops and I remember Hickory Farms and other specialty cheese shops. I have been seaching for them for years

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                                    1. re: Taxman7300

                                      I'm still just hoping that someone comes along with the recipe, or better yet, someone reopens the company!

                                      1. re: Clarkafella

                                        Me, too!