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Food Favorites from the '80s: The Best Treats from When We Were Kids

By Brooke McLay |


Growing up in the 1980′s was kid fabulous. We had shows just for us (Smurfs, anyone?), shoes just for us (L.A. Gear Brats, anyone?) and a slew of food products geared to our childlike advertising and taste preferences. It was a great time to be a child. Which, as it turns out, makes a nostalgic walk down memory-lane extra fun. Because there are so many foods from that era that didn’t just define dinner, they defined our entire world. Here are a few of my favorite foods from the 1980′s. Stuff I really miss. From cereal to candy, and everywhere in between. Take a look at my favorite memories, then chime in with yours!

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Retrolicious Foods from the '80s


Remember the uptight teacher who took one bite of Bonkers, gets knocked out by a giant bunch of grapes, and starts laughing uncontrollably? "Bonkers, bonks you out." Was a favorite of my childhood candy years. It's chewy, fruit texture left an oily texture on my teeth, but that didn't stop me from buying every flavor again and again.
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About Brooke McLay


Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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