9 Food Gen X-ers Miss From Childhood That They Can Never Have Again

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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 grandmother's egg cups. Soft-boiled and poached eggs aren't suitable when living alone. Due to gluten sensitivity, bread is out. They need toast!"


"My (French Canadian) grandfather's tourtière was unquestioningly devoured. The recipe's now lost with him & my gram." Gatorade Gum: "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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