Tuesday, January 3, 2017

From the Snack Aisle: Richard Simmon's Slimmons

Product: Slimmons Snacks (Various)
Company: The Richard Simmons Living Trust
Years: 1996-?



Only 6 years after the trainwreck known as Richard Simmon's Salad Spray (which I covered here), Mr. Simmons decided it was time to work out a new product and hopefully make some money while at the same time making people healthier. So in 1996, he rolled out his line of "Slimmons" snacks.

I must admit, I had never heard of these until this last weekend while stumbling across an image of the Buttery Toffee Popcorn online:


But as I dug a little deeper, I realized that Slimmons wasn't just popcorn, but an entire line of different healthy snacks (9 different items according to internet news clippings).

I dug around and found that one other item was Devil's Food Cookies, and my friend Jason Liebig over at CollectingCandy.com actually had a box:


But that's only 2 items of a supposed 9. There is also a photo of the Sourdough Pretzels floating around online......But what were the other items? This is what I could dig up:

1. Buttery Toffee Popcorn
2. Devil's Food Cookies
3. Sourdough Pretzels
4. Some sort of Cheese Flavored Puffed Corn (looking for image)
5. Some sort of chocolate candy bar (looking for image)
6. Rice Cakes (looking for image)
7. ???
8. ???
9. ???

From what I can gather these did not last very long in the market, and some items may have been regional. So I'm asking all you Honorary Stock Boys and Girls to help me out. If you know of any other Slimmon's treats, or better yet have a scan or an image of the packages, let me know!



12 comments:

  1. From what I recall these were rebranded as snackwells.

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    1. Snackwells came out in 92 so those Richard things are different

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    2. It was Snackwell! They were re-branded multiple times for Richard Simmons to promote them! I had cases upon cases of them in my home lmfao. My step dad worked for the company that produced them (not Nabisco who owns the rights, but the company that Nabisco hired to prefect & produce them, basically imagine someone renting out their kitchen with REALLLLLLLY freaking big ovens to make some cookies for you, that's what my Dad's company did... They also worked with companies like Keebler, and girl scout cookies)

      In the 90's when Richard Simon's was promoting them he actually did a workout class with the Research and Development team from my Dad's company (which was also my Dad's department) and my Dad thought it was the coolest thing ever that he got to meet Richard Simmons! Haha!

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  2. Never trust "healthy" snacks or exercise videos from a pear-shaped man...

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  3. YES! I loved the strawberry newton slimmons. Mom always bought them at walmart summer before 7th grade in 1995.

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  5. Slimmon's have different type of Grocery items are there and ALl this items you get discount with Fresh Direct Coupon

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  10. I remember the cookies! They had a strawberry one. Not a Newton. I feel like it was strawberry marshmallow? I was obsessed with them. They were sold at Wal Mart!

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