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Subject: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Karla on 07/13/07 at 8:14 pm

I need help with food popular in the 80's

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: coqueta83 on 07/13/07 at 10:42 pm

Back then the popular foods (at least with me, my friends, and my other peers) were Whatchamacallits candy bars, candy necklaces, Charms bubblegum pops, Tootsie Roll pops, and just about anything on the Carl's Jr. and Pizza Hut menus.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: whistledog on 07/13/07 at 11:00 pm

definately those Candy Necklaces

Also ... Ring Pops, Chews (those little circular sour gum pieces), and all kinds of chocolate bars

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 07/14/07 at 1:58 am

Pop Rocks, Hostess Pudding Pies, Now and Laters, Tato Skins, The McDLT, McDonald's Chicken Nuggets.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: vicemancometh on 07/14/07 at 9:18 am

I'd forgotten that McDLT's were that old.Wendy's was strong in the eighties, also. How old are "Dippin Dots"? 8) 8)

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: spaceace on 07/14/07 at 10:27 am

Nerds, those juice boxes, fruit roll ups.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Mushroom on 07/14/07 at 12:36 pm

Mac Tonight meals
McRib sandwich
"Western Bacon" hamburgers (several chains had them in the mid-late 1980's)
M&M Royals (mint chocolate)
Space Ice Cream
Raisins (especially California Raisins)
Bar None candy bars
Chery Soda (Pepsi, Coke, RC, &-Up, etc)
Pepsi Free (loved by Valley Girls and Michael J. Fox)
Yoghurt (everything from drinks to frozen)
Gummy (Bears, Rats, and Worms)
Potatoe Skins


And of course one 80's junk food that everybody hated:

New Coke

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/14/07 at 5:18 pm

I love Chicken McNuggets, alot.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: coqueta83 on 07/14/07 at 10:12 pm


Pop Rocks, Hostess Pudding Pies, Now and Laters, Tato Skins, The McDLT, McDonald's Chicken Nuggets.


D'oh! Forgot about Pop Rocks!  :D

I used to pour an entire pack of Pop Rocks into my soda and watch them pop and explode one by one.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: RetroJunkie33 on 04/22/11 at 3:50 pm

How about Doritos, Reese's Pieces and Twizzlers.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 04/22/11 at 7:05 pm

Lick M Aid.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/23/11 at 10:31 pm

1987: Return of the red M&M's!
8)

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 04/24/11 at 6:30 am

Big League Chew

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/25/11 at 12:19 am

Human League Chew

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 04/25/11 at 6:40 am


Human League Chew


no such thing.  ::)

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 04/25/11 at 6:40 am

Candy Cigarettes

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Kenosha on 04/25/11 at 8:46 am

Hostess Pudding Pies.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 04/25/11 at 12:46 pm


Hostess Pudding Pies.


Now those were delicious.  :)

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: MattJH on 05/22/11 at 1:35 pm

Most people said the things that popped up in my head right away, but I have four to add:

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0782/6.jpg
FUN DIP

http://a.onionstatic.com/images/articles/article/29955/Gatorgum_jpg_300x1000_q85.jpg
GATORGUM

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0810/3.jpg
BONKERS

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_coswj5DfcaI/S7kx3pAmF_I/AAAAAAAAAqc/4jZCQipUsxc/s320/WWF-icecreambars.jpg
WWF SUPERSTARS ICE CREAM BARS

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 05/22/11 at 1:49 pm


Most people said the things that popped up in my head right away, but I have four to add:

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0782/6.jpg
FUN DIP

http://a.onionstatic.com/images/articles/article/29955/Gatorgum_jpg_300x1000_q85.jpg
GATORGUM

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0810/3.jpg
BONKERS

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_coswj5DfcaI/S7kx3pAmF_I/AAAAAAAAAqc/4jZCQipUsxc/s320/WWF-icecreambars.jpg
WWF SUPERSTARS ICE CREAM BARS


I almost forgot about Fun Dip all the flavors you could dip the stick into.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: King Tut on 08/09/11 at 8:26 pm

Chicago deep dish pizza. New coke, coke classic. Bubble Yum. Snapple drinks. Blow pops. Calzones.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/05/11 at 1:45 am


I'd forgotten that McDLT's were that old.Wendy's was strong in the eighties, also. How old are "Dippin Dots"? 8) 8)


Dippin' Dots were created in 1988 by using liquid nitrogen to instantly pelletize ice cream mix.  After pelletization, the ice cream has to be kept at around -40F or it'll turn into a big glob of normal ice cream.  Keeping it that cold requires dry ice or other cooling techniques that don't work very well at home or in most retail outlets, which is why you'll typically only find them in vending machines, kiosks at amusement parks, or shipped via 2-day courier after ordering online.

The bad news is that Dippin' Dots Inc. declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. 

The good news is that Chapter 11 isn't the end of the world.  Someone might pick up the assets for ten cents on the dollar and keep shipping 'em.  Like they did with Mother's Cookies.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: kellygoo72 on 11/05/11 at 4:29 am


Candy Cigarettes



I LOVED those...............

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 11/05/11 at 6:23 am

http://freshchocodiles.com/images/chocodiles_top_450w.jpg

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: moycon on 11/07/11 at 11:00 am

Cool Ranch Doritos.

That sucks about Dipping Dots. You always see though in vending machines at museums and aquariums.
Every now and again I'd get a bowl.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/07/11 at 9:19 pm

Anybody remember Tubble Gum that bright pink gum that came in a tube.  My brother and I used to just go nuts about that stuff.  But now they dont' make it anymore. :-*

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 11/08/11 at 6:25 am


Anybody remember Tubble Gum that bright pink gum that came in a tube.  My brother and I used to just go nuts about that stuff.  But now they dont' make it anymore. :-*


I think I remember that,it came in a squeezetube that resembled toothpaste.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: karen on 11/08/11 at 10:15 am


Big League Chew




Big League Chew



Big League Chew



I think Howard really liked these!!!

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 11/08/11 at 7:41 pm




I think Howard really liked these!!!


Sorry about that.

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/10/11 at 1:21 am


I think I remember that,it came in a squeezetube that resembled toothpaste.


Yep that's the stuff.  OMG was that ever good.  my brother and I used to eat that stuff like it was going out of style.  I remember the clerk at the store saying that I shouldn't open the tube while I was still in the store because it would look like I didn't pay for it.  :o

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 11/10/11 at 6:34 am

sour patch kids

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: moycon on 11/10/11 at 11:17 am

Bonkers were great. Remember the commercials for that candy? Someone would pop a Bonkers in their mouth and some sort of GIANT fruit would fall on them.
They had the same sort of shenanigans in their ads in comic books.

Thought of another one to add. Pizza Hut Priazzo.
Anyone else remember these? It was a deep dish pie Pizza Hut came out with in the 80's
At that time I wasn't a fan, preferring the standard pepperoni and cheese most kids go for. Looking back I bet it was pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufepKsG3dc8

Subject: Re: Food of the 80's- Popular junk food

Written By: Howard on 11/10/11 at 7:05 pm

Bonkers were great. Remember the commercials for that candy?

Yeah those were great and you had the stuff in the middle.

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