Recently I sat down with my oldest daughter and we had a good old fashioned movie night. The house was quiet, all homework was done, and there was nowhere we “had” to be. A rare occurrence. We popped a huge amount of popcorn and settled into one of my all time favourite flicks, 13 Going On 30. Jennifer Garner plays the charming Jenna Rink in this feel good fairy tale about a 13 year old girl who wished herself 30. Of course it’s not long until Jenna quickly discovers life at 30 isn’t exactly all she dreamt it would be. Her little adventures become our blast from the past as she gets down to Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller and reminds us of one of the best candies ever….Razzles.
Movies, music, candy all have the ability to transport us to another time, another place making us smile, laugh or cry. Snacks, drinks and foods that no longer exist? They may be the most profound emoters of all. Here’s a real blast from the past foods, our choice for Top 10 Discontinued Foods From Our Childhood:
TAB Cola: All the cool girls drank Tab.
Image Credit: soda.wiki.com
Bottle Caps: Growing up we had a cottage “up north”. My Dad would take us to the Marina at least once a week with the boat to get gas…and candy. Bottle Caps were always a solid choice.
Image Credit: flikr.com
McDonald’s Apple Pies! Not the current baked pies, but deep fried apple pies. There was no better way to burn your tounge. But oh my yum it was so worth it.
Image Credit: foodspotting.com
Cheez Balls: Seriously, who didn’t love Cheez Balls.
Image Credit: images.complex.com
Clearly Canadian: Heads up! Rumour is that this little company is now trying to revive itself. They are currently doing a crowd-sourcing campaign to bring back that old favourite!
Image Credit: clearlycanadian.com
Jello-O Pudding Pops: Back in the day when Bill Cosby was the coolest cat in town.
Image Credit: discontinuedfoods.com
Fruit Stripe Gum: The gum was super pretty and the flavour lasted about 30 seconds. Yet, we couldn’t get enough.
Image Credit: Pinterest
B B Bats: Always a winner when found in your Halloween stash because they never went stale. A quick search revealed you can still buy these little babies on Amazon. Huh, I wonder if they taste as good as we remember?
Image Credit: Amazon.com
Sour Altoids: Powdery, puckery and ohh so delicious.
Image Credit: Buzzfeed.com
Now I won’t lie, if some of these items were back on the shelves I’d be the first one in line to scoop them up, the others? I bid you a fond farewell. What food or snackfood from your childhood do you wish would make a come back?