Twisties Oven Shrinkies

Twisties Oven Shrunk Shrinkies 70's

Twisties Oven Shrunk Shrinkies 70’s.

In the 70’s, before potato chips came in shiny foil packs, they came in a more transparent type plastic.

If you put them in the oven at around 170 between two trays, or glass bakeware lids, for around a few minutes they would shrink into a mini pack that a lot of people used for key chain decoration or kids did just for kicks.

Here’s some samples of them I preserved from the late 70’s, see they have key chain holes … the matchbox is only for size comparison.


Here is some photos below that show some old 70’s 80’s packaging. A visitor to the site, Johnno had an interesting question. He was interested to know how much the Twisties ingredients had changed over the years…  So Johnno, hope this answers your question. One thing I noticed is the weight of smallest size pack went from 15 grams to 50 grams (sold individually).

Page First Published on: Nov 9, 2013 @ 13:35

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  1. Pete

    Pete - July 28, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Johnno. Photographed above is the front and back of packs for you, a couple didnt have ingredients on them, perhaps wasn’t mandatory then. The one with Super Crunch to the left has only few ingredients mentioned, Corn, Rice , Vegetable Oil & Cheddar Cheese … the others were the same and have made an enlargement for you. Cheers .

  2. Johnno - July 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Pete,

    Thanks very much for posting the photos.

    I bought a pack of twisties recently and all I can say is they taste like crap now. Reading the ingredients I was sure they had hardly any ingredients back in the day…. And sure enough as your photos show they didn’t!

    I was also a milk bar kid in the 70’s and have a bunch of memories to share……..



  3. Sam Santillo - February 22, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    What did the APD on Twisties Packets stood for?

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