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Old 05-09-2008, 11:45 AM
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Happy Boy margarine

Can anyone help me figure out who manufactures Happy Boy margarine? Endless googling and reading margarine manufacturer .pdfs has been to no avail. I think it might be Japanese, but I can't even confirm that.

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Old 05-09-2008, 12:54 PM
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It's distributed by Keller's Creamery in Harleysville Pennsylvania.

You want I should take a ride up there and beat it out of them?
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:00 PM
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My little dog spot got hit by a car
Hubba hubba hubba hubba hubba
Put his guts in a box and put him in a drawer
Hubba hubba hubba hubba hubba

Well I'm a happy boy (happy boy)
Well I'm a happy boy (happy boy)
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:04 PM
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Where are they now?

Here is the happy boy himself

Jeff Lowenfels!

he seems happy






This is of course alleged, the National Lampoon thing makes me wonder.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:12 PM
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It's distributed by Keller's Creamery in Harleysville Pennsylvania.

You want I should take a ride up there and beat it out of them?

Hmmmmm.....thanks for the offer (and the answer!) but that's okay, no need for violence!
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:53 PM
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Can anyone help me figure out who manufactures Happy Boy margarine? Endless googling and reading margarine manufacturer .pdfs has been to no avail. I think it might be Japanese, but I can't even confirm that.

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It was produced from about 1953 until at least 1976 by the Hotel Bar company out of NY. Lowenfelds great-grandfather started the company, his dad owned it. His brother ran it until the 1980's at least.

Mongo. Are you saying that you can still find that brand with Lowenfeld's smiling face on it in Pennsylvania?
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:14 PM
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Last confirmed sighting - Brooklyn 2004

Unconfirmed - February 2008

I can look around if you want.

Margarine for Everybody. Woohoo!!!
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:33 AM
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Are you saying that you can still find that brand with Lowenfeld's smiling face on it in Pennsylvania?
I can walk down the street to the Russian market and buy it. My last confirmed citing was last week when I bought some cheese.
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:30 PM
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I can't help thinking that anything called "Happy Boy Margarine" would make a perfect lubricant.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:01 AM
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OK, Johnny, just one more stick!
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