Back before the fight with GMO, artificial sweeteners and uber cool organic grocery store hangouts like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, there was a time in our lives in which we ate candy in our cereal for breakfast, drank fructose corn syrup like it was fresh mountain water – and here’s the worse offense – ate white bread in our sandwiches. And just like the housing market, we survived it all!
Now, I don’t want to say that the 80s or 90s mom was a bad mom, but she might not have been as aware and educated about the additives they put in kid’s food, but if she was, she probably wouldn’t have bought all of those fruit-flavored battery acid Squeeze Its that burned the insides of children from that era. The children of today, who are probably drinking 100% organic tree leaf nectar right now, have no clue what I’m talking about.
I mean, child nutrition of the 80s and early 90s was the real reason we all had a mouthful of cavities! But who am I to be giving shade to that time period when today we have Crispy Kreme deep-fried burgers, Pizzabons from Cinnabon, the Jack in the Box’s Bacon Shake and unidentifiable creatures living out of Mama June’s pantry. The children of the 2030’s are going to be so jealous.
Betty Crocker, General Mills and Aunt Jemima, you did us so wrong, but at the same time, so right because you made my childhood worth living thanks to some of these incredible (but so disgusting) snacks my mom packed for me in my fourth grade lunchbox. Check out our slide show below and let us know what you think!
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