Ahhhh, memories of when I was a kid and I could eat "normally." For me, these memories are even more precious because even if I wanted to, I can't eat those things anymore.
My mom always made healthy meals. Every night for dinner there was something from all the food group. From a young child, I've loved vegetables. She limited our "junk food" and the foods displayed here were not eaten often.
Snack Pack chocolate pudding in a CAN!!!!! It just doesn't taste the same in plastic. This brings back memories of elementary school. I would eat my lunch, my fruit and save the pudding for last. I still save the best for last.
Hearing the pop of the cover and the aroma of the pudding hitting my nose just made harder days a little easier. I NEVER traded my pudding with anyone!
Jiffy Pop! The kids today have no idea what they are missing. My children, when they were young, were appalled that I had to actually stand over a stove and shake a "pot" to get popcorn. It was completely barbaric in their opinions.
Jiffy Pop was a treat. We were never allowed to eat anywhere in the house but the kitchen, except at certain times. During the holidays, when the children's shows were airing, mom would let us eat popcorn in the den while we watched.
Gerber baby food. I am the oldest child. My cousins and I would "steal" the baby's food and eat it as desserts. The Custard pudding was delicious. I remember sitting around the kitchen table giggling with my cousins. Mom started buying it for us to eat as a snack, so the baby didn't go hungry (just kidding, no one ever went hungry.) She bought it for fun.
Chipwich - What an ingenious idea! Take two existing products, put them together and become a millionaire! The Chipwich was invented, if you could call it an invention, in 1981 by Richard LaMotta. Ahhhh, the Chipwich - I have fond memories of this ice cold treat.
I worked on Wall Street in New York City during the summer during high school and college. I was a paid intern for the company my dad worked for.
There was a Chipwich cart a few feet from the front door of the building, The lines went down the block and it was impossible to buy a Chipwich during lunch hour. So.... my friend and I would take a "bathroom break" every so often and go down to the street around 3 p.m.to buy a Chipwich. There were plenty of giggles as we planned our adventure. I think our boss knew but didn't mind.
|Me, one of the summers I worked on Wall Street as an intern.|
If it had been today, Sharon and I could have easily stayed in touch. Back then, I lived on Long Island, she lived in The Bronx, that was a long-distance call and they were expensive. I wish I could remember her last name, I'd love to look her up.
Hostess Fruit Pies. My grandmother used to buy these as a treat. She loved to have one in the afternoon with a cup of coffee. Us kids would pop in and had to have one. We sat around Grandma's table, nibbling our fruit pies and had great conversations. Sometimes she'd tell us about the "old days", which led to breaking out her old photo albums. I'd give anything to sit at the table one more time over a fruit pie (even though I can't eat it anymore) and chat with Grandma.
Fluff was never my favorite. I think I tried it once. However, if my mom would have let her, my sister would have lived on Fluffernutter sandwiches.
I have fond memories of my sister trying to convince mom that eating a fluffernutter sandwich daily was a good idea. My sister didn't win that one.
Nutter Butter - My mom enjoyed these. I wasn't a fan. Seeing the commercial (see video below) brings back memories of life in the 1970's.
What's For Brunch? Chicken!
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