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Let's Dish: What Foods Remind You of Being a Kid?

Let's Dish: What Foods Remind You of Being a Kid?

Last weekend, for the first time in a long time, I made the trek out to the Chinese supermarket to buy some Asian ingredients. While in my favorite aisle — the snack aisle, of course — I spotted these Butter Coconut Cookies. I hadn't seen them in years, but immediately I had memories of being in my hometown's Asian grocery store, circa 1985, making the weekly shopping rounds with my mother. Right then, I knew I had to buy them! What foods make you nostalgic for your childhood?

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GaleF GaleF 7 years
What my kids are looking for are cookies that used to be called either "Fiddle Sticks" or, as they remember, "Flick Flacks," though not sure about the spelling. The only ones we remember were made by Mother's but I believe they haven't been made for some years.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
Kool aid. Tomato soup. Hot dogs. Grilled cheese sandwiches. That kind of thing. There were also brownies with powdered sugar my grandmother used to make. Believe it or not even pickles since my mom and my grandmother used to make them fresh and keep them in big crocks. I could make a longer list but those first things come to mind.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
Kool aid. Tomato soup. Hot dogs. Grilled cheese sandwiches. That kind of thing. There were also brownies with powdered sugar my grandmother used to make. Believe it or not even pickles since my mom and my grandmother used to make them fresh and keep them in big crocks. I could make a longer list but those first things come to mind.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Moon pies, oreos, my nana's egg custard, pop tarts, tater tots, lots of things that are very, very bad.
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 7 years
The first thing that comes to mind is fruit snacks like fruit roll-ups, fruit by the foot, gushers, sodalicious etc. These among many other foods :)
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
Thanksgiving dinner is one for me too. We made all of it for each holiday, and sometimes just for fun. It never got old, and we still do it. I looooooove it. orange push pops, fruit salad with cantelope, watermelon, and honeydew and nothing else, and shepherds pie.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
Thanksgiving dinner is one for me too. We made all of it for each holiday, and sometimes just for fun. It never got old, and we still do it. I looooooove it. orange push pops, fruit salad with cantelope, watermelon, and honeydew and nothing else, and shepherds pie.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
Tater tots, for sure. Also soft serve ice cream.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
GlowingMoon - I remembered those candies too. They now have different favor in stores - Lychee, coffee, chocolate ...
llamawich llamawich 7 years
Yan Yan! :-D
llamawich llamawich 7 years
Yan Yan! :-D
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
Believe it or not, my mom used my cold hot dog sandwiches for my lunches. I haven't had one in years! Also 'Smores cereal and fruit leathers.
Marci Marci 7 years
spaghettios pizza rolls frozen pizza Rice a roni
Marci Marci 7 years
spaghettiospizza rollsfrozen pizzaRice a roni
Marci Marci 7 years
Lucky Charms peanut butter and jelly marshmallow fluff macaroni and cheese jello hot dogs cotton candy candy canes rice krispy treats
Marci Marci 7 years
Lucky Charmspeanut butter and jelly marshmallow fluffmacaroni and cheesejellohot dogscotton candycandy canesrice krispy treats
kulikuli kulikuli 7 years
ButterRum lifesavers(grandma's treat),Keebler Munch'ems(discontinued), Yoohoo, and everytime my mom makes a traditional arab dish, it reminds me of being a little kid when we used to eat it a lot more. Always brings back the feel good memories and comfort.
pinky8486 pinky8486 7 years
Starcrunches, ham sandwiches and those mini powdered sugar donuts...they are so odd yet so good.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Oatmeal Creme Pies, Schwan's ice cream bars, Cookie Crisp cereal, Moon Pies, Kool Aid, and my grandma's apple fritters. Those were foods we were allowed to eat only when we were at Grandma's house, so they were a treat. Also, those peanut squares...little squares of cake covered with lots of white cream frosting and peanuts. My mom would buy a box of them and let me have one and she'd eat the other three, lol.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Oatmeal Creme Pies, Schwan's ice cream bars, Cookie Crisp cereal, Moon Pies, Kool Aid, and my grandma's apple fritters. Those were foods we were allowed to eat only when we were at Grandma's house, so they were a treat. Also, those peanut squares...little squares of cake covered with lots of white cream frosting and peanuts. My mom would buy a box of them and let me have one and she'd eat the other three, lol.
lisabarn lisabarn 7 years
Mother's Animal cookies - thank god they are back!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I remember those coconut cookies.As for me, the white rabbit creamy candy with edible rice paper. My Grandma used to give them to me all the time. That candy was always in her pockets. :)
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