The Spreadables From Carnation, 1972 – Mid-Century Shopping Cart by RetroRuth | Jul 16, 2013 | Tested Recipes | 32 comments From Family Circle, 1972 32 Comments David on July 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm “Good, Rich Color”. Looks pretty drab to me! Amorette on July 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm I remember eating these for lunch when I was in high school. They were pricy and therefore a special treat. I loved Deviled Ham, too. im.suzianne on July 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm I think I lived on this while in college. It was fun seeing this again. Thanks for sharing! Patrick M. on July 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm I LOVED Spreadables! So good on little “Party-Rye” bread. Mmm. anonymous on July 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm I remember this. I didn’t like it too much, it was too sweet. Like with Miracle Whip in it instead of mayonnaise. bb on August 27, 2013 at 10:49 am well, it does state that it IS made with dressing. That could be any type of dressing. So, it could just possibly be made from miracle whip. bb on August 27, 2013 at 10:50 am I believe the chicken salad was the best one. bb on August 27, 2013 at 10:51 am I wish that they made these again. bob on April 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm I loved Carnation chicken Spreadables. It was light and fluffy. I think the sweet flavor came from capers, but I can not be sure. It was a little expensive at $1.79 in 1972, but very good quality. Audrey on June 16, 2016 at 10:38 pm Loved the chicken salad! Really wish they were still available to purchase. Brings back great memories. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Mark on April 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm Loved both the ham and chicken salad spreadables as an easy sandwich weekday option. Wish they still made them. Carey on May 29, 2017 at 7:07 pm When & why we’re they discontinued a nd will they come back? Lisa Smith on September 14, 2018 at 1:34 pm When we were kids in the 70’s this was a treat for us. Mom didn’t work and there were 4 of us kids home from school in the Summer. A special lunch was to walk to the store (just “up the field”) and buy a pack of Spreadables, a 2 liter coke, a bag of Munchos, and a box of “Ho Ho’s”. LOL. We LOVED days like that. We didn’t have a lot growing up but we had a lot of fun!!!!!! Good times!!!! Emily Sharpe on October 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm Does any company make a chicken salad spreadable or ham salad spreadable now? I loved the Carnation Brand of the 1970’s. Used to buy it at the Ft. Jackson Commissary. Virginia Galindo on December 23, 2018 at 6:45 pm I wish you would bring them back. They were delicious!! Virginia Galindo on December 23, 2018 at 6:46 pm Yeah. I lived on these Virginia Galindo on December 23, 2018 at 6:53 pm It was delicious!! Isabel Campos on January 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm I wonder the same. ladybug-60 on October 28, 2019 at 11:12 am I think Bumble Bee chicken salad (Snack on the Run Box ) tastes the same as Spreadables. My memory may be off since it was so long ago, but the Bumble Bee is very good. Emily Sharpe on October 28, 2019 at 8:21 pm Where can I purchase the Bumblebee chicken, ham and tuna salad spread? Is it inna can on the self or in the refrigerated section? I used to buy them off the shelf (Carnation brand) at the commissary Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC in the 1970’s. Thanks for your help! Kelly Barnett on June 14, 2020 at 2:45 pm ME TOO!!! I used to LOVE the chicken salad, turkey salad, and the ham salad ones! Sure wish the company would start making these again! Wallace F Werner on July 2, 2020 at 11:44 pm Used to bring them to eat when traveling on vacation. Loved the chicken, ham and turkey. I wish they made them again. Emily on July 5, 2020 at 1:41 pm I hope the company will make them again. Used to purchase them at the Ft. Jackson, SC COMMISSARY in the early to mid 1970’s. Delicious. Elaine Overton on August 5, 2020 at 5:22 pm I remember eating all 3 ham, turkey and chicken. It was so good. Wish I could still buy it. Joe on September 20, 2020 at 2:38 am I loved all 3 Spreadables, chicken, ham and tuna. Ham was my favorite. I wish they still made them. Tonya Wolf on October 13, 2020 at 11:14 pm Me too Elizabeth Martinez on October 19, 2020 at 9:47 am I soooooo wish we could still find Spreadable’s Chicken salad!!! Or even the recipe would be a wonderful treat!!!!! I sure do miss being 10 years old 😕 Emily on October 21, 2020 at 2:42 am I wish Carnation would bring back the ham and chicken spreadables. We bought them at the Ft. Jackson Commissary Columbia, SC. in the 1970’s. I believe they would sell well. Amanda Wyatt on January 4, 2021 at 1:00 am Oh how I crave the ham spreadables. They were my favorite. Oh please bring them back!!! Derek on January 25, 2021 at 8:58 pm Bumble Bee chicken salad (Snack on the Run Box ) as referenced by “ladybug-60” is indeed the closest I’ve tasted. So much so.. I have been buying them off the shelfs… lol. Walmart / Publix in Tampa carries them. One with just Chic Salad (3.5oz), Crackers and a mini-spoon (~1.25 ~1.35). They also market a version with an added fruit cup. Lastly… a very close 2nd is a Chic Salad on the Run under the Aldi’s label “Brookdale” (I think) – $1.05 All in regular – non-refrigerated isles… Just like the original Carnation. Sharon on January 30, 2021 at 8:04 pm What happened to why they stopped selling The Spreadables?They were wonderful. So good and would be great during Pandemic and families at home Mike on March 14, 2021 at 5:34 pm Got started on this when I was 16 driving a tractor in the summer and never stopped until I couldn’t find them anymore, wish they were still sold, bumble bee similar but not close enough for me to eat regularly. Submit a CommentYou must be logged in to post a comment.