Friday, February 08, 2008

Nostalgia

So last night I had a dream about this cereal I used to love. Of course I didn't remember the name, but I remembered the cereal: flying-saucer-shaped sugar puffs that tasted almost exactly like Cap'n Crunch, except the rounded shape of this cereal didn't shred your gums or the roof of your mouth like its current counterpart. I wracked my brain this morning trying to remember what it was called, finally gave up, and the answer came to me (of course) while I was taking a pee. Yeah, that's where I do some of my best thinking....in the bathroom.

Anyone, Anyone? Bueller?

Here it is:




Remember? I loved it!!!

So then I got to thinking about all the things I used to love but aren't around anymore. Like Nabisco Heyday Bars, Tato Skins, and PB Maxx.



So then I found this website that I just had to share:


http://www.inthe80s.com/food/

It's a treasure trove of discontinued and/or nostalgic foods from the 80's era.

It's there that I remembered things like O'Boisies, I-Screams Cookies, and Burger Buddies:















Fruit Stripe Gum


And the product that sustained my body during my early college years:


Not the guy. I don't know the guy. But he's holding a TACO BELL CHILITO. Oh, how I miss chilitos..

Things gone, but not forgotten. Visit the website. If you are wondering where anything in particular went, ask a question under, "Unknown."

There's one product that I am sorry I missed out on, and it created the most nostalgia on the list. Anyone remember Malt-Duck Malt Liquor? It has apparently achieved cult status amongst the 70's kids.

Dang. I' m hungry. See ya!

9 comments:

SUV MAMA said...

LOL!

Great post, and I will check out the site.

I'm nostalgic for coke in bottles. They just- TASTED better!

Tiff said...

Ah, but Tato Skins still exist! But I've only seen the cheddar and bacon ones in the store.

Remember all the candy we used to get down gasoline alley (wasn't that what it was called?) Mmm...candy cigarettes and whistle pops. Check out Amazon's nostalgic candy gift boxes. The 80's one has fruit stripe gum!

Monnik said...

I've seen fruit stripe gum at the store recently, but can't remember where... But I don't recognize a lot of the other foods on your list. Man. only homemade junk food existed at our house.

But I'm with you on the college food.. mmmm.... chilitos from taco bell. oooh, and the mexi-melt!

Monnik said...

ha! you left about a zillion comments on that site... :)

Travis Erwin said...

There use to be these tasty little treats called Pizza Puffs. man, I'd give my right testicle for a bag of those right now.

The only bad thing about hem as they had a tendency to give me some mighty potent gas.

EE said...

Fruit Stipe gum exists!

It is still hard as a rock and crumbles in your mouth too!

Debbielou said...

Googling your dreams is starting to become a habit !


Cereal
To dream that you are eating cereal, denotes the start of a new project or new stage in your life. It may also indicate your need to restore yourself in some basic way. Alternatively, your mind may already be thinking ahead to breakfast. It is not uncommon for your fleeting thoughts to be incorporated into your dream.

!!! x

Mom In Scrubs said...

Debbielou, well the new stage in your life thing sure fits.

Weird huh?

And I have LOTS of vivid dreams. I'll keep blogging them if you'll keep interpreting them!

EE said...

Hey, please send me an email, I have an important question for you: eeatbandb@yahoo.com