Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:13 PM
Subject: Dairy Queen BBQ
Hello. I have spent years looking for a Dairy Queen that still sells the BBQ made in the 60's.
It had the perfect taste for BBQ. I have tried recipe after recipe, and nothing comes close.
Is there any chance you might be able to find it. Thank you. Edith
Well, as you may know, Dairy Queen has BBQ sandwiches now, but they aren’t the same as the ones
they had in the 1960s. Places that specialize in bbq smoke their own meat, chop it, and use their
own sauce on it. Places like Dairy Queen don’t cook their own bbq, so they must use canned or
frozen bbq for their sandwiches. Some big chains may have a central commissary where such a
product is prepared, then frozen or canned, and sent out to the individual chain restaurants, where
it is heated and used for the sandwiches. If a restaurant chain doesn’t have a commissary, or if
the restaurant is not a chain, then they buy canned or frozen bbq and use that. Years ago, like
in the 1960s, there were no microwaves. It would take too much time to thaw and heat up frozen bbq,
so many places that didn’t specialize in bbq, but had bbq on their menu, used canned bbq for their
I was a bbq sandwich fan as a teenager back in the 1960s. If a restaurant or drive-in that I went
to had bbq sandwich on their menu, I’d usually choose that over a burger. I recall that, at least
in the area in which I grew up, the bbq used in these sandwiches tasted very similar from place to
place, including DQ. Lots of small lunch counters had bbq sandwiches on their menus and they had a
similar flavor. I once asked the server at one of those lunch counters about their bbq, and she
showed me a can labeled “Castleberry’s”. Later, I saw canned Castleberry’s BBQ for sale in the
grocery store. I bought some, heated it up and put it on a bun with dill pickle slices, and sure
enough, that was the stuff.
Now I’m not saying that DQ used Castleberry’s bbq to make their sandwiches in the 1960s. There is
not much way to find out where DQ got their bbq for sandwiches back in the 1960s. If they didn’t
have a commissary, they may have contracted with Castleberry’s or another company to make a canned
bbq to their specifications. Only someone who was a DQ employee in the 1960s could say for sure.
What I am saying is get a can of Castleberry’s and try it. Castleberry’s has been in business since
the 1920s, and they’ve probably been selling canned bbq for over half a century. If they haven’t
changed the recipe for their canned bbq in that half century, then it may have the flavor you are
looking for. They sell it in pork or beef. You may be able to find it in your supermarket.
Castleberry’s website is here: Castleberry's
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2016 7:05 PM
Subject: Howard Johnson onion rings
Hi All, might you have the recipe for the HJ onion rings & would you send it
Thanks for your time,
Sorry, no success with this one.
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2016 6:19 PM
Subject: hershey kiss cookies
I am looking for the recipe for the above cookie, but the only one I can find has peanut butter
in the recipe and the ones that I made did not. Can you help me? Thanks
There are dozens of recipes for "Hershey Kiss Cookies" here: Hershey Kiss Cookies