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Incredible Edibles
by Mattel
Incredible Edibles


Read memories from others.

This memory was added on: November 28, 2007

Just found our daughters' box with the machine, cookbook and all in the attic. Papa said, "It does not say how to make the the batter". I laughed and told him it came in a packet. Oh, well. we shall give her back her machine. Today she is 50!


J. Lewis
Nederland, TX


This memory was added on: March 8, 2007

A few minutes ago this scent wafted through my office and I immediately thought of the Incredible Edibles toy I had. I can still conjure up the taste in my head (buy who really wants to)? Ugh - I'm sure the goop was made out of old car tires.

All the same it's nice to have something transport you back to childhood.


gail
1956


This memory was added on: March 6, 2007

Just the other day I bought some special K protein water strawberry/kiwi and it reminded me of the taste. Its so weird how they have such a strong impact on our gernerations lives.


Ashley
1984


This memory was added on: March 2, 2007

I remember how our parents bought this for us to keep us quite while they had to host the priests from the russian orthodox dioces---I still remember how they tasted!!


sasha reshetar
1963


This memory was added on: February 6, 2007

I got it for Christmas 1967,and remember being totally thrilled. When we ran out of goop, I used it to cook bacon and even tried popcorn! I have a picture of the box sitting next to me, but the machine is long gone...


Mike
1959


This memory was added on: January 24, 2007

Well just decided to take a look down memory lane after watching the cooking show last night. It was about retro stuff...well back in 1964 it was Christmas time and my best friend that lived accross the street from me we were so excited I had asked for the incredible ediable and she the easy bake oven.Well we had a fuss and weren't speaking to eachother. Well ya know how it used to be you couldn't be mad at your best friend too long. We both wanted to play with eachothers new stuff and show off. Well being 8 yrs. old and not really thinking that you had to have electicity to run the little gadgets..we both went out to the curb and started acting like we were cooking our stuff. We were friends again :) And to this day we are still Best Friends and talk at least once a day.


Liz
1956


This memory was added on: January 5, 2007

I can't believe there are others who remember the fun gobble-degoop oven. I loved baking and this toy oven provided endless hours in the Colorado winters of fun for me and my sisters, in fact, I still have my oven from 1966 and I'm 49 and holding.


Kim




This memory was added on: December 25, 2006

My brother and I got an incredible edible a couple years after getting a Thing Maker. Just because we ran out of the goop to make things with it didn't stop the dangerous fun we could think up as wild and crazy kids with a free licence to destroy every plastic toy we could find in our toybox. After runing out of them we resorted to the best of all, just hacking up the biggest lugi we could and spitting it on the burner to watch it sizzle away.What a great time in history, toys that destroyed toys, how great was that?


Dusty The Destroyer
1956


This memory was added on: December 20, 2006

I got mine in 1966 or 67. Worms, centipedes, snakes, bugs; it was a riot! I remember the licorice, cinnamon and root beer, but not any others. In those days, you learned to respect toys by getting burned, cut, stung, shocked; todays toys just aren't any challenge! I had this, VacuForm, Creepy Crawlers, Lost In Space Switch and Go, Major Matt Mason; I didn't realize how cool my folks were for getting me all that stuff!


Paul
1956


This memory was added on: December 20, 2006

This was one of my favorites, and I made and ate and ate and ate--rootbeer was by far the best tasting one, with licorice and cherry close behind---what a great toy!


Rex Jacobsen
1962


This memory was added on: December 14, 2006

My brother and I had one and they were the nastiest crap i've ever ingested.. but danged if we didnt keep making them and eating them. Mixing the flavors even made them worse.



1962



This memory was added on: November 30, 2006

My friends at work and I were just talking about these the other day (I just found your site!) My brother had Incredible Edibles and Creepy Crawlers. It really is amazing to look back at the dangerous stuff kids from the '60s were allowed to play with. I remember the nasty, plastic (even the edible version) smell while they cooked, but I loved the licorice flavor! I'd forgotten about that nasty mint... Gross stuff! And, for me, the tutti frutti was barely tolerable. *LOL*


Kim T.
1958


This memory was added on: November 30, 2006

My most vivid memory of Incredible Edibles is making some after the Gobbeldy-Goo was past it's prime and throwing up for hours afterwards. It was the absolutely vile-tasting stuff ever.


Sherri
1963



This memory was added on: November 29, 2006

God I remember the smell too. It was like a sweet, burnt, rubbery smell. And we had these tiny, little green plastic tweezer things that you clipped onto the little metal molds to get them out of the burner. I can't believe we had these kinds of toys, unsupervised, and didn't die or end up horribly maimed, LOL


Vikki Jankowski
1965


This memory was added on: November 23, 2006

Seeing the Incredible Edibles on this website sure is one of the best blast from the past memories for me. Oh What a Christmas it was when I got this gift. Excellent and fun for children sure wish they made it again. I would buy a few for the grandchildren.


Lanie




This memory was added on: November 9, 2006

I can remember the tutti frutti taste to this day. It was rubbery in your mouth but very tasty. The neighbor kids would come over and eat my tutti frutti.


John
1960


This memory was added on: November 3, 2006

Sure feel old now! I remember the root beer best!


Will,Ontario,Canada
1955



This memory was added on: October 18, 2006

We received one in the early 70's for Christmas,there were six kids in my family so it got a work out. I also remember the bad taste and smell that came along with. Wonderful memories. The other machine that made the small cakes was called Kooky Kakes, (remember).


Debra Maldonado
1956


This memory was added on: October 16, 2006

OMG! I used to play with this in the (carpeted) front entry. I had burns all over my hands and arms from the "thingmaker". I would never let my daughter play unsupervised with this! But those were the days of no seat belts, no sunscreen and bank tellers smoking. Hey, we all lived thru it and had a heck of a time! Gosh I loved those incredible edibles. I also had creepy crawlers (?)


Nancy
1961


This memory was added on: September 11, 2006

This one isn't the one I remember from the 60"s. The one we had came with the worst tasting goo a chemist ever created and you cooked these in little pans like molds. Man "O" Still wish we had it,I'd make a dozen for my little (46) Brother.


R.E. FLETT
1957


This memory was added on: August 25, 2006

I remember my friend's brother had Incredible Edibles and would not let us play with it, and her sister had another toy where you made cakes (kind of like an easy bake oven but it wasn't) and you put feelers and eyes on them and made them look like bugs. I think the feelers were made from that shoestring licorice. Does anyone remember that one? What was it called?


Miss C
1961


This memory was added on: August 19, 2006

They were disgusting! I remember the distinct smell and strange taste to this day. The only flavor that I liked was a purple tutti fruiti one. Sometimes we would just eat the goop straight out of the packet. Gross!

The absolute WORST flavor was the green mint and I should know because I threw it up! Not only did it cause me to puke but I remember there was a burning sensation in my throat and and I'm still not a huge mint fan as a result. The mint incredible edibles is one of those things from childhood or from college drinking days that years later it would still make you queasy and what to vomit merely from being around it.

Chuck


Chuck
1965


This memory was added on: August 15, 2006

My mother worked for Mattel Toy Company while I was growing up. Because of this, my sisters and I were 'sample kids'. We would test new toys for Mattel Toy Company. I was one of the test kids for Incredible Edibles. I remember having lots of fun during the sample day making the worms, spiders and bugs, then eating them.


Sande
1958


This memory was added on: August 12, 2006

I have been looking for this for so many years! I to often smell something that reminds me of my youth and my favorite toy. If anyone has one, I will certainly buy one! Cabling@aol.com


David Barnes
1964


This memory was added on: July 30, 2006

I had an incredible edibles and creeple peeple unit. I can't find any gobble degoop anywhere and wanted to buy an incredible edibles unit from ebay. does anyone know where to get gobble degoop from?? How about those whizzzers?


denise



This memory was added on: July 10, 2006

I was the only kid in 4th grade with an Incredible Edible Maker, and I felt really popular when the boys at school would beg me to make them bugs. I had a crush on a boy named Jimmy Maxfield and made a whole BOX of bugs for him, carefully wrapping them up and nervously delivering them to his house at Christmas time. I was just sure he would ask me to marry him when he opened it! His mother met me at the door and took the package, so I had to return home and WAIT til the next morning to find out how much he was going to love me. I wore my best dress to school, but when I saw him coming towards me, he didn't look friendly. He growled out, "WAY TO GO! MY MOM MADE ME BUY THIS FOR YOU!" and he beaned me (hard) with a little wrapped package. It seems his mother made him go shopping and buy a gift for me, which backfired and made him HATE me. Crushed, I took home his little package and opened it anyway. It was a little beaded coin purse, and I cherished it for years. I still have my cooker and all the pans, but no more goop. I wasted it all on Jimmy!!


Nancy
1961


This memory was added on: February 19, 2006

Me and my brother got one for x-mas and I remember that it stunk up the house so much that our mom made us take it out side. We were outside making bugs and our grandfather walked by and saw us eating these bugs and exclaimed very louldy to my mother that her children were going to grow up eating bugs.

We used our machine so much I believe that we burned out the element. I also remember that once you got it hot not to touch any thing other than the little wooden handle that made up the nose. The whole top (or face) would burn the living hell out of your skin. It didnt matter though we always fought over who was going to eat the next one,


Greg Amoruso
1960


This memory was added on: January 9, 2006

I thought that I was the only one who thought that the goop stuff tasted awful for the most part. Was there a mint flavor? Licorice, and cinnamon were OK. Butterscotch, Root Beer, Cherry--they tasted like cough medicine badly disguised with a hint of flavoring. Really gross. What test group of kids gave the thumbs up to this? LOL.

I wish I'd known that you could use plastigoop in there, instead. My best friend had a Thingmaker and I was jealous.




swan
1956



This memory was added on: December 7, 2005

I still have the oven - AND some of the gobbledy-goop! Cinnamon is best (along with cherry), with licorice a close second.

I'm still trying to get some formula to work in this sucker besides the 1966 packaged stuff (which still works, if you squeeze it out and stir it up first). One of the ingredients that DOESN'T look like a chemistry experiment is corn starch, and it tends to settle a bit after 39 years in the packet...but it still works (and tastes) the same!

JL


J. Leggio
1958


This memory was added on: November 28, 2005

maybe if was my age or whatever but i Loved it. do ya know where i can get one for my grandson


bobbie
1962


This memory was added on: September 27, 2005

oh, wasn't the taste just awful? but you kept making them....and eating them, just to reassure yourself that ...yes, indeed they did taste nasty! hahaha


Diana
1957



This memory was added on: September 26, 2005

I remember getting a incredible edible for Christmas one year from my sister. We were allowed to open one present Christmas Eve and I knew what that one was and chose it. I made every incredible edible imaginable that Christmas Eve and ate all of them. I remember how "cool" it was eating the spiders. I think I still have the machine in the attic


Mary Jane McCoy
1956


This memory was added on: September 15, 2005

Lance Link Secret Chimp was one of my favorites!


Bob
1962


This memory was added on: August 8, 2005

I remember the taste and smell of the Incredible Edibles like it was yesterday. I also remember the smell of burning flesh as I burned the shit out of my hands and arms. This was about as safe as the box of lawn darts that my brother won at a YMCA Indian Guide campout. Ah, those were truly the "Wonder Years"... does anyone remember the Saturday morning cartoon with the chimpanzees "Lance Link, Secret Chimp?" or am I dreaming this up?


alison
1962




This memory was added on: July 28, 2005

I had a thingmaker hat trick - Incredible Edibles, Creepy Crawlers and a Vaccuform. I also remember bad taste, but I loved to eat the raw candy goo, so typically we would make the smallest thing possible then suck the rest of the goo out of the tube.

The thingmaker was my favorite of the three - I bought the skeleton(sp?) mold and lots of glow in the dark plastigoop. Bats were second.

The sheets you could get for the vaccuform like the clear or metalic gold were cool, but nothing came out quite as good as I hoped.


Mitch Brown
1957


This memory was added on: July 11, 2005

Got one of these for christmas around 1970, I can still recall that distinct odor that came from cooking those critters and the taste of them when they were done even after 35 years, I named mine Gunkey.......


Tom
1961



This memory was added on: June 30, 2005

I've been looking for one of these (in great condition, of course) for about 5 years now. Any idea where I can get one? Does anybody know someone willing to sell?


Greg
1970


This memory was added on: May 19, 2005

I loved my Incredible Edible Machine. It's great to see a picture of it on this site. It does look like H.R. Puffenstuff, like I remembered. I know some people didn't like the taste, but I still remember the cherry flavored ones - I think they were my favorite. It's sad that nowdays we just don't have toys that kids can get a good third degree burn off of. Pity.


Barbara
1960


This memory was added on: April 5, 2005

I can barely remember my encredible edibles set. One thing I do remember, though, was the smell (like burning plastic) and the taste (like burnt plastic). I also remember that I just LOVED it! It's strange to think that parents willingly gave their children "toys" that could burn the crap of out them and god-knows-what kind of chemicals to put inside this "oven" to cook and then eat!


sam odom
1968


This memory was added on: February 21, 2005

That smell of grilling goo!! Green was really the worst flavor.


AWG
1964


This memory was added on: February 6, 2005

We had this too...I remember them tasting gross and rubbery but still had funmaking them!! We had more fun with the Thingmaker, burning our fingers and all!


Mary
September 1960


This memory was added on: December 12, 2004

I think this toy is the one that made me realize how hideous gummy bears were. Heh. Yet... i remember the "H.R. Puffinstuff" design of the cooking unit and really liked it. I seem to remember that you could use the unit to make Creepy Crawlers as well, which were not edible and had to be confusing for a few kids. Not only that, but it got hot enough to burn you if you were not smart enough to stay away from the unit during cooking.


Fredd
1965


This memory was added on: November 25, 2004

I got up at 3 a.m. the day after Christmas to make a batch of incredible edibles for my aunt to eat on her train ride back home to Pine Bluff, Arkansas.







This memory was added on: November 10, 2004

Does anyone think that their gobble-degoop looks like Puff-n-Stuff....ha ha. I still have mine and everytome I see it I think of the big green face of Puff.


Nyla
1956


This memory was added on: July 23, 2004

I had one of these units and loved it. Yes, the stuff tasted like crap, the rootbeer flavor was tolerable.

One day, my recently married sister was coming back home for a visit, so I spent hours making a whole bunch of the candy for her and put it in a paper cupcake cup and gave it to her when she arrived. I remember being crushed because she didn't eat any of them -- they were all still there when she left.


Tom
1959



This memory was added on: June 2, 2004

I'll never forget the Christmas I got my Incredible Edible set--I had chicken pox and had to stay away from everybody, so I cooked up critters like mad. I liked the cinnamon, loathed the root beer and the other flavors--later I used it as a Thingmaker, since it cooked Plastigoop too. I also had Fun Flowers, Mini-Dragons and the whole Creeple-Peeple set


linda
1957


This memory was added on: May 29, 2004

loved the incredible edibles. tasted like shit but had a good laugh scaring my mum in bed. one day it mysteriously disappeared. lol


dolly
1957


This memory was added on: April 3, 2004

I remember my sister was scared of worms in our younger days. Heck you could chase her around the yard with a blade of grass lol.

I'd make lots of candy worms just for teasing purposes, that was more fun than eatung them.


John
1960


This memory was added on: March 25, 2004

hey...i remember sneaking bites of dried-up paste during art lessons in school....i would say the flavor of Gobble-D-Goop was a close second!


TJay
1953


This memory was added on: November 25, 2003

it was my first pre- george foreman grill when we ran out of of the mix i would cook hamburger pattys in side yes it worked great till my mother found out .


gary
1966


This memory was added on: November 20, 2003

My sister and I got this one year for Christmas as well as the Fun Flower Maker and Thing Maker - Creepy Crawlers. All 3 were great!!!! I have to agree that the Root Beer flavor was the best flavor. I wish they still made a lot of these toys so my kids could enjoy them as I have.


Denise
1960


This memory was added on: October 19, 2003

Had the Vac-U-Form, Had the Creepy-Crawlers (still do!), and had the Edibles.

Best flavours were cinnamon and root-beer, to be sure...


JL
1958


This memory was added on: October 1, 2003

I had one. I think the cool thing about it was that you could actually eat your toys...and they tasted just like plastic! I don't know why I liked it so much, but I did...


Stuart
1962



This memory was added on: August 31, 2003

remember the smell and grity taste.but had ball with the things drove parents nuts.kept putting in jello molds..


bill
63


This memory was added on: July 5, 2003

Never had one and didn't really care. This, especially after one of my male cousins, in his teens and old enough to know better, got a really bad stomach ache after sucking the•¯^© "goop" from the bottle!


Debbie
1961



This memory was added on: June 10, 2003

HA! I wanted one of these toys for such a long time. When I finally got one I was ecstatic! The rootbeer flavored goop was the only decent flavor. After about a week I started to use the machine to melt various parts of my Barbie dolls.

I wish I had asked for a vacu-form. Anyone remember Those??







This memory was added on: June 10, 2003

HA! I wanted one of these toys for such a long time. When I finally got one I was ecstatic! The rootbeer flavored goop was the only decent flavor. After about a week I started to use the machine to melt various parts of my Barbie dolls.

I wish I had asked for a vacu-form. Anyone remember Those??


Bre
1959


This memory was added on: June 5, 2003

I got one for my fifth or sixth birthday. It was like getting an iron with goo to put in it. I think I burned myself just about everytime I used it.


Luke
1963


This memory was added on: June 3, 2003

Still have the thing and some of the goop or whatever it is. Horrible tasting is right.


steve
1957


This memory was added on: May 7, 2003

I remember always wanting one for Christmas, but never got it. Some friends had one and I remember making Indredible Edibles at their house. Oh gosh, they tasted awful!! I was so disappointed; they tasted like chemical-flavored rubber. But it didn't stop me from asking for a Fun Flowers maker!


Laurie
1961