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436px-Tyson Looney Tunes Meals

Looney Tunes Meals were a set of frozen meal/TV dinner packages produced by Tyson Foods.[1][2] They lasted from 1990 until 1993, when they were pulled from the market due to low sales.[3]

The packages featured Looney Tunes characters on the front, and contained trading cards and stickers.[4] They came in a divided tray with a main course, a side dish, and a dessert.[5] The dinners were to be heated in the microwave oven for two minutes, rotated, and heated for another one or two minutes, then allowed to stand for an additional two to three minutes, for a prep time of five to seven minutes.[3] Similar products introduced by other companies about the same time for children aged 2 to 10 included Hormel "Kid's Kitchen," ConAgra Banquet Foods brand "Kid Cuisine," and "My Own Meals."[6]

The meals were introduced with a fifteen million dollar advertising campaign. Despite Tyson Foods claiming the meals were "nutritious", there were concerns about the nutritional value of the meals. The butter sauce in the vegetables were criticized for excess fat and salt, while the main courses were generally unhealthy options in general.[7][8] Because of the criticism of misleading parents into thinking the meals were healthy and because of the the economic recession of 1993, sales began to decline and the meals were taken off the market indefinitely.[9]

First Wave

Bugs Bunny Chicken Chunks

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Bugs Bunny Chicken Chunks are a Looney Tunes meal which is themed after Bugs Bunny. It has chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese and carrots with butter sauce. It was first released to the markets in honor of Bugs' 50th birthday back in 1990.[citation needed|date=]


Contents

  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Carrots (served with butter sauce)


Daffy Duck Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Daffy Duck Spaghetti & Meatballs are themed after Daffy Duck. It has spaghetti & meatballs in tomato sauce, corn with butter sauce and oatmeal cookies. It was released to celebrate the birthday of Daffy's rival, Bugs Bunny.

Contents

  • Spaghetti & Meatballs(with tomato sauce)
  • Corn (served with butter sauce)
  • Oatmeal Cookies

Wile E. Coyote Hamburger Pizza

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Wile E. Coyote Hamburger Pizza is a Looney Tunes meal themed after Wile E. Coyote. It has a hamburger pizza, green beans with butter sauce and oatmeal cookies. It was one of the original Looney Tunes Meals released on Bugs Bunny's 50th birthday.[citation needed|date=]


Contents

  • Hamburger Pizza
  • Green Beans (served with butter sauce)
  • Oatmeal Cookies


Sylvester Fish Sticks

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Sylvester Fish Sticks are a kind of Looney Tunes Meal themed after Sylvester. It has fish sticks, tater chunks, and green beans in butter sauce. It was among those released to honor Bugs' birthday.

Contents

  • Fish Sticks
  • Tater Chunks
  • Green Beans (served with butter sauce)

Tweety Macaroni & Cheese

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Tweety Macaroni & Cheese is a Looney Tunes meal themed after Tweety Bird. It has macaroni & cheese, green beans with butter sauce and applesauce. It was released for Bugs Bunny's birthday celebration. In the commercials, Tweety would say "Nutritious and Delicious Too!"[citation needed|date=]


Contents

  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Green Beans (served with butter sauce)
  • Applesauce


Road Runner Chicken Sandwich

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Road Runner Chicken Sandwich is a kind of Looney Tunes Meal themed after the Road Runner. It has a chicken sandwich, breaded potato wedges and fruity applesauce. It was released to celebrate Bugs' 50th birthday.

Contents

  • Chicken Sandwich
  • Potato Wedges (served breaded)
  • Applesauce


Yosemite Sam BBQ Glazed Chicken

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Yosemite Sam BBQ Glazed Chicken is a Looney Tunes Meal themed after Yosemite Sam. It has BBQ glazed chicken wing drumsticks, mashed potatoes and corn nuggets. It was released to celebrate the birthday of Yosemite Sam's rival, Bugs Bunny.

Contents

  • BBQ Glazed Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Corn Nuggets


Speedy Gonzales Beef Enchiladas

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Speedy Gonzales Beef Enchiladas are a kind of Looney Tunes Meal themed after Speedy Gonzales. It has beef enchiladas in enchilada sauce, Mexican style rice and corn in butter sauce. It was released on Bugs' birthday.[citation needed|date=]


Contents

  • Beef Enchiladas (with enchilada sauce)
  • Mexican Style Rice
  • Corn (served with butter sauce)

Second Wave

Porky Pig Patty Deluxe

Porky Pig Patty Deluxe is a meal themed after Porky Pig. It has a sausage sandwich with tater chunks and cherry cobbler. It had declining sales in the past, which may have lead to the meals getting discontinued.

Contents

  • Sausage Sandwich
  • Tater Chunks
  • Cherry Cobbler


Elmer Fudd Turkey & Dressing

Elmer Fudd Turkey & Dressing is a meal themed after Elmer Fudd. It has turkey & dressing, green beans with butter sauce, and fudge cookies. Many people weren't happy about the dessert that came with it, leading to the declining sales which had the meals discontinued.

Contents

  • Turkey (served with dressing)
  • Green Beans (served with butter sauce)
  • Fudge Cookies


Foghorn Leghorn Pepperoni Pizza

Foghorn Leghorn Pepperoni Pizza is a meal themed after Foghorn Leghorn. It has a pepperoni pizza, corn with butter sauce, and a fudge brownie. It was the best selling of the three meals introduced after the original eight. It had approximately 410 calories, 13 gm fat and 660 mg sodium (about 1/3 teaspoon).[10]

Contents

  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Corn (served with butter sauce)
  • Fudge Brownie


Henery Hawk Hot Dog

Henery Hawk Hot Dog is a meal themed after Henery Hawk. It has a hot dog, French fries, and macaroni & cheese.

Contents

  • Hot Dog
  • French Fries
  • Macaroni & Cheese

Final Wave

Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil Pasta

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Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil Pasta is a pasta meal themed after Bugs Bunny and his rival, Taz the Tasmanian Devil. It has beef ravioli in tomato sauce. It failed to gain enough interest for people, leading to the dinners getting discontinued.

Contents

  • Beef Ravioli (served in tomato sauce)

Foghorn Leghorn and Henery Hawk Pasta

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Foghorn Leghorn and Henery Hawk Pasta is a pasta meal themed after Foghorn Leghorn and his rival, Henery Hawk. It has shaped pasta in meat and tomato sauce. It had failed to gain much interest, leading the dinners to be discontinued.

Contents

  • Shaped Pasta (served in spaghetti sauce with meat)

Unknown

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Pasta is a pasta dish themed after Bugs Bunny and his rival, Elmer Fudd. It has macaroni smothered in meat sauce. Sales are unknown after the meals discontinued.

It has been pondered whether or not this was an actual meal or not. Reported hearings about it being real first started in 2007, when David Gerstain recalled there being one, but not remembering whether his mind was playing tricks on him or not.[citation needed|date=]


References

  1. Yasuda, Gene, Companies See Cold Cash in Courting Young Taste Buds, Los Angeles Times, San Diego County Edition, July 17, 1990, Business section, Part D, page 2A. Retrieved February 15, 2011
  2. Grodner, Terri, How nutritious are TV dinners for tots?, Environmental Nutrition, October 1, 1990. Retrieved February 15, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tipton, Tom, KIDS IN THE KITCHEN : Time-Saving Meals Children Can Make : Trends: Frozen dinners are being marketed to young children in busy households, Los Angeles Times, June 28, 1990. Retrieved February 15, 2011
  4. Blonz, Edward R., Ph.D., Kids' TV meals require scrutiny, The Baltimore Sun, September 25, 1991, page 1C. Template:Webarchive. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  5. Petkofsky, Andy, Zap-a-meal, Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 18, 1990, page 27. Retrieved February 15, 2011[dead link]
  6. Webb, Densie, Eating well, The New York Times, February 14, 1990. Retrieved February 15, 2011
  7. Sagon, Carol, Frozen far for the crayon crowd, St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 2, 1992. Retrieved February 15, 2011[dead link]
  8. Youngsters often have gap between mind and mouth, The Associated Press, published in The Tuscaloosa News, January 27, 1993. Retrieved February 15, 2011
  9. Dyslin, John Kids meal meltdown – demand for kid's frozen meals drops, Prepared Foods, October, 1993. Retrieved February 15, 2011[dead link]
  10. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-03-14/entertainment/9101230579_1_kids-meals-frozen-tasting

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