Found these bad boys (still in use for grandkids, by the way) on a recent trip. They’re probably not as old as the Pop-Tart gang, and they are certainly in better shape. Pictured are (from top) Rootin’ Tootin Rasberry, With-It Watermelon and Rootin’-Tootin’ Rasberry. On the back, they each say “The Pillsbury Co., 1974” (you can click on the picture to get a larger view).
I found some information about the characters here, but I’m not sure how our family got them. I believe my mom sent off for them in exchange for Kool-Aid wrappers, but I don’t know how many. If anyone has any information, please share in the comment section.
Although their bumpy exteriors make drinking from these cups a little tough, seeing these still in the cabinet sure puts a smile on my face; mainly because their existence helps explain my predilection to collect the occasional odd kitsch.
After all, if mom does it, it can’t be bad … can it?