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What junk food items did you eat when you were a kid?

Asked by Kardamom (29610points) May 22nd, 2018 from iPhone

And do you still eat those items as an adult?

I used to love Doritos. I recall several instances, in Junior High, of eating an entire family sized bag of Doritos. I can’t even imagine eating that amount of chips in one sitting now.

I rarely eat chips now, mostly because they’re pretty much empty calories, and I don’t crave them like I did when I was a kid.

I also loved raspberry Zingers, and those Fudge Stripe cookies. I never eat those anymore.

The one thing I discovered in my late teens was nachos, the kind with the bright orange gooey cheese. I still love those, but try to limit myself to only eating them once a year at the county fair.

What about you guys?

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ragingloli's avatar

My parents’ cooking.
I would consider that junk food. As in, really horrible.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I loved red salted pistachios. I also loved pop tarts but can’t eat them anymore. I still love zesty Doritos and lays plain potato chips.

Kardamom's avatar

^^ I loved those red-dyed pistachios too : )

Dutchess_III's avatar

Mom didn’t have junk food around the house. The only thing she had were Hostess Ding Dongs for us to munch on after school. We didn’t do snacks in between meals, either.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I liked the mixed nuts in shells with the nut crackers. I liked walnuts and pecans.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Now, as for me, when I got old enough, 6 or so, so be catting around the neighborhood with my friends, we’d dig up change and buy candy necklaces and candy cigarettes at the Shopeze. Also Icees. We weren’t really into the sugar as much as the novelty. Also, we collected the Shopeeze Icee stickers like crazy.

kritiper's avatar

Hostess blackberry pies, usually. I ate lots of Three Musketeers chocolate bars, too.

anniereborn's avatar

Pop Tarts and i still love em.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@anniereborn I switched from pop tarts to toaster strudels. They come with icing packets. Have you experienced them?

LadyMarissa's avatar

As funny as it sounds now, popcorn was considered my family’s junk food. Even funnier, my Dad was a Nabisco cookie salesman. My Mom thought the Devil had created sugar; so the only real sugar we were allowed to eat at will were her homemade cooked desserts.If Mother cooked it, it had to be healthy because it was cooked with love!!!

anniereborn's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Yes I have tried those. They taste really good. But you can’t beat the convenience of a Pop Tart on the go.

LadyMarissa's avatar

OMG, I thought I was the only one who had a Pop Tart fetish!!!

kritiper's avatar

We were lucky that Mom bought Kool-Ade!

Dutchess_III's avatar

We used to have that fat Kool-Ade pitcher….

Kardamom's avatar

^^ We had the cups, but not the pitcher. Wish I still had those cups.

We also drank Funny Face.

Aster's avatar

Red and black Twizzlers , Luden’s and Smith Brothers Wild Cherry or Licorice cough drops, Milky Way candy bars and I can’t remember the rest. And I was a teenager when I ate those.
When as a child I ate candy cigarettes, Double Bouble bouble gum and little wax bottles filled with sugary water of different flavors. Oh; and Charm’s suckers. Spent time at the dentist’s getting cavities filled with ineffective lidocaine shots.

kritiper's avatar

Charm suckers? I think I remember those. Grape or cherry, I think, and, if the sucker had a certain sticker inside the main wrapper, you got another sucker free!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Cracker Jacks!

LadyMarissa's avatar

OMG, I still love Cracker Jacks even with the crappy prizes that they put in them now!!!

Dutchess_III's avatar

They were pretty crappy then too. Tiny little pages of joke books.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I must be older than you, I used to get plastic diamond rings in mine. At 4–10, it was the prettiest ring that I had!!!

Dutchess_III's avatar

DIAMOND RINGS??!! Wow.

ragingloli's avatar

made from plastic

LadyMarissa's avatar

At 4, plastic was the best diamond ring I was going to get!!! ;)
Same at 10!!!

Aster's avatar

@kritiper I got the orange or limes ones at the movie theater.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Duh, @ragingloli. They were in Cracker Jacks.

Sweettarts and those hot red candies at the movie theater. Also, Jr. Mints.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Red Hots are still on the top of my list especially since I don’t have to go to the movie theater to buy them now!!!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Red hots! That’s them.

kritiper's avatar

@Aster I never saw those, if we’re talking about the same thing…

LadyMarissa's avatar

Red Hots are a cinnamon candy that grows hot as it melts in your mouth. Movie theaters usually sold them hoping to increase their fountain drink sales. Most of the ones I bought were heart shaped. I was an adult before retail stores (mainly convenience stores) started selling them OTC.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

We didn’t have junk food when I was a kid. We didn’t keep snack foods around and I have never done that either. We had fruit and melba toast. I don’t know why but my mother kept melba toast and we could always get a piece if we wanted it. I’m not a big fan.

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