As we grow older, we often look back on our childhood with nostalgia, including the foods we used to eat. Here are 10 foods that Gen Xers miss from their childhood.
Deep Fried McDonald’s Apple Pies
“Deep fried McDonald’s apple pies.” One person said, “I used to drink half of my chocolate shake and then break up the pie into the shake and eat the rest with a spoon.”
Arby’s Potato Cakes
One person relayed her disappoinment with the fact that Arby’s no longer sells potato cakes. “I’m still mad that Arby’s doesn’t have potato cakes anymore.”
Rice Oriental Hamburger Helper
“I miss the Rice Oriental Hamburger Helper. Betty Crocker doesn’t make that variety anymore.”
Hostess Pudding Pies
“I loved the Hostess pudding pies as a kid. Especially the limited edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ones.”
Hostess Ding Dongs
“Hostess Ding Dongs… I brought some to my kid’s bake sale and none of the kids have ever had a Ding Dong before. But they LOVED them.”
Soft Boiled and Poached Eggs
“I loved dipping toast in them and inherited grandma’s egg cups.” Although soft-boiled and poached eggs are still very much in vogue, the commenter said it just doesn’t make sense to make them when you’re living alone.
“I loved dipping toast in them and inherited grandma’s egg cups. I never make them because bread just doesn’t make sense when you’re gluten and carb sensitive, living alone. And these really need to go with toast!”
“My (French Canadian) grandfather’s tourtière. You didn’t question the meat mixture in the pie, you just ate it happily. Now that recipe is long gone with him and my gram.”
“Gatorade gum was the best thing ever!!”
Chung King Egg Rolls
“Chung King Egg Rolls”
Pillsbury Space Food Sticks
“Pillsbury Space Food Sticks. Sure, you can take a chocolate PowerBar, cut it long-ways and roll it up to look like the original astronaut rations, but it’s not the same.”
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