Six Flags over Texas Former Employee Forum  


Go Back   Six Flags over Texas Former Employee Forum > Main SFOT Categories > General SFOT Forum

General SFOT Forum General SFot discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #61  
Old August 30th, 2013, 11:46 PM
Twisted's Avatar
Twisted Twisted is offline
General Manager
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 3,405
Default Re: Pink Things

And another Texas summer without the "real deal"?

__________________
"Six Flags is what you wish the world could be!"
1975 commercial jingle
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:00 AM
hjennings hjennings is offline
Red Tag
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sherman
Posts: 81
Default Re: Pink Things

does anyone know who invented the original Pink Thing? I work with a psycho lady who claims her husband did, but never got paid for it.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old September 3rd, 2013, 11:52 AM
cleusk's Avatar
cleusk cleusk is offline
General Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas
Posts: 5,888
Default Re: Pink Things

Blue Bell was the company that supplied them.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old September 3rd, 2013, 04:19 PM
Twisted's Avatar
Twisted Twisted is offline
General Manager
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 3,405
Default Re: Pink Things

A friend selling them in the park right now informs me that they are indeed smaller and still have the generic push-up pop shape, but that at least they have the cherry flavor back.

I'm trying to find out the original supplier. I'm thinking it was a local company but can't remember the name. After they dropped out, Six Flags later switched to Blue Bell (I'm thinking there may have been another supplier before BlueBell as well).

From the Dallas Morning News:
The current Pink Thing is made by Schwan’s; its predecessor came from Blue Bell.

The Pink Thing dates to at least 1965, when it was known as a Pink Buried Treasure. In the late ’60s, the maker left the park, taking the rights to that name with it. So Six Flags kept the treat but rechristened it.

“A lot of people called it that, just saying, ‘Give me one of those pink things,’” recalled Carey Risinger, who worked in concessions at Six Flags for 26 years, starting when he was 16. “And it became a huge hit.”
__________________
"Six Flags is what you wish the world could be!"
1975 commercial jingle
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old September 3rd, 2013, 07:49 PM
Scott's Avatar
Scott Scott is offline
Gold Tag
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sanger, Texas
Posts: 392
Default Re: Pink Things

Quote:
Originally Posted by Twistedmister View Post
A friend selling them in the park right now informs me that they are indeed smaller and still have the generic push-up pop shape, but that at least they have the cherry flavor back.[/I]
As of our last visit (about two weeks ago) the cherry flavor is most definitely not back. I'm okay with the push-pop but the flavor is a bad imitation of bubble gum...apparently "ABC" gum!
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old December 12th, 2013, 12:43 PM
JoseR JoseR is offline
Black Tag
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Grand Prairie
Posts: 11
Smile Re: Pink Things

I worked at Pink Things about a month ago. They cost 2 dollars, Pink Things are popular at the park but whenever somebody tried one they didn't like it and complained that they tasted nothing like they did before. Nonetheless I sold $1500 of Pink Things that day.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.


Search the SFOT Site with Google...


Loading


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SFOT.NET and the associated content on these pages are not affiliated or otherwise associated as an entity with Six Flags over Texas, inc. Images and content are used with permission or original content of SFOT.net.