I do remember having Little Debbies in my lunches sometimes and my kids don't eat those. I also think food is generally healthier these days or at least the healthier foods are better promoted. I was letting the kids watch a VHS tape of a Disney movie my MIL had taped for my husband when he was little and there were old commercials taped on there. Every other commercial was for McDonalds, double mint gum, Super Golden Crisp cereal, or nutra sweet!
Fluff, good God, who thought of that stuff??? Gross!!
Ramen noodles! Can you say salt, fat, hydrogenated by-products and god knows what else is in those things
Fluff- plastic mixed with sugar
Jello- red food coloring and artificial everything
Nerds candy and Good n Plenty- tooth decay in a box
Kraft Mac and "cheese"- aka orange powdered mystery goop
Circus Peanuts- edible packing materials
Taco Bell- a $5 case of the runs, should be sold with toilet paper
Fried bologna sandwiches on white bread. Fry up the bologna in butter, melt cheese on it while in the pan. Slather the bread in mayo and add the meat and cheese. Yum! At least I thought that when I was a kid. Now, ugh!
sugar filled cereals, porky puffs, chicharrones, dolly madison sweets and kool aid
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Pop of all sorts, especially the diet stuff - it was healthy back then
"fried food night", this was the night when at dinner time my mom would pull out the deep fryer and fry up all sorts of frozen stuff like mozzerella sticks, hot pepper poppers, breaded mushrooms, chicken nuggets, and egg roll wrappers (just fried strips of it). One night I threw up after
fluff sandwhiches - just butter top white bread and fluff
cinnamon toast crunch, captain crunch, fruity pebbles, frankenberry, etc. - we had all those super sugary cereals
bacon - I still buy bacon on occasion but I sure don't cook an entire pound of it for two adults and two children
gravy as an everyday condiment - my mom would serve gravy made from those powdered mixes (which she frugally purchased in bulk at Sam's Club) with just about every meal, if we had meat we had gravy. Even now I get the urge to put gravy on meatloaf and make a volcano with my mashed potatoes.
store bought cookies - my mom makes great cookies but she would buy oreos, frosted animal crackers, fig newtons, chips ahoy, etc. to save time
country time lemonade - nothing lemon about it
artificial vanilla 'extract' - I want to say it's made from wood resin
bagel bites and 99¢ frozen pizzas
bac-os - those little artificial bacon bits for salad
little debbie swiss cake rolls, oatmeal pies, and star crunch
yikes, that's a long list!
No wonder I had weight problems until I moved out.
I'm thinking.. Tastycake krimpets (gross!!!), bacon double cheeseburgers and ham.
plain cherrios, with skim milk, and tons of sugar (maybe a 1/4 c? maybe more)
cinnamon pop tarts. omg, we loved those things as a breakfast treat
ore ida potato hash brown toaster things. we could make hash browns in the toaster as 8 year olds!
raw ramen with the msg packets.
goldfish, hundreds of them, every single day at snack time in the morning and afternoon. lol, they were my snack all the time with raisins. its one thing to have as a rare snack, but every day.... oy.
-canned frosting on graham crackers.
-those packages of Little Debbie snacks, whenever we wanted
-Hamburger Helper with white bread was a regular meal.
Ick. I'm so glad I figured out how not to eat like that as an adult!
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We were the kids who had bran chex, whole wheat bread, no snacks or desserts in the house if it wasn't a special occasion, loads of veggies. A glass of soda when out to dinner was a HUGE treat, and of course, you only got one (NO refills), so you drank it SLOWLY.
Once (literally), my Dad somehow got put in charge of grocery shopping and he bought white (?!) bread and cinnamon toast crunch. It was like Christmas
ETA: Of course, my kids also have distressingly un-festive snack options. They think they've hit the jackpot when they get the sweetened yogurt for snack @ school.
-pop tarts-i liked the plain non frosted but my dad was a stickler, he NEEDED the frosted ones
-canned veggies-rarely fresh veggies-for years I thought I hated peas. Only canned veggies we buy is canned tomatoes
-sugar crisp cereal. frosted flake cereal with sugar on top(hated it even then)-again my dad automatically put sugar on sugary cereals
-white wonder bread and mayo sandwiches
-white bread with a kraft cheese slice nuked in the microwave until the "cheese" bubbled
-6 slice blt sandwich w mayo
-mac and cheese with cheese whiz
Gotta say though, most of the reason dc wont eat this stuff(besides the fact I dont want to give them a sugar addiction like I have) is that were vegetarian, mostly vegan in the house and well I DEF. didnt grow up that way!