Flavors of Childhood?

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  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,742 Member
    You know what's sad? The kids of today's "flavors of childhood" are going to be Halo Top and chobani and Perfect bars haha

    Oh man that is kind of sad! A lot of my friends' kids are addicted to all sorts of snacks from the Asian market and I can see them remembering Pocky, seaweed snacks, sesame & botan rice candy, etc.
  • bear2303
    bear2303 Posts: 252 Member
    You know what's sad? The kids of today's "flavors of childhood" are going to be Halo Top and chobani and Perfect bars haha

    Oh man that is kind of sad! A lot of my friends' kids are addicted to all sorts of snacks from the Asian market and I can see them remembering Pocky, seaweed snacks, sesame & botan rice candy, etc.

    So the funny thing about that is that all that stuff is stuff that I grew up on! Because I'm japanese and from hawaii (which has a huge asian influence) all those things were things that were totally normal snacks to me and my friends!!!
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,742 Member
    bear2303 wrote: »
    You know what's sad? The kids of today's "flavors of childhood" are going to be Halo Top and chobani and Perfect bars haha

    Oh man that is kind of sad! A lot of my friends' kids are addicted to all sorts of snacks from the Asian market and I can see them remembering Pocky, seaweed snacks, sesame & botan rice candy, etc.

    So the funny thing about that is that all that stuff is stuff that I grew up on! Because I'm japanese and from hawaii (which has a huge asian influence) all those things were things that were totally normal snacks to me and my friends!!!

    That's seriously cool! I never tried any of that stuff until my 20s at least - but my friends' kids are exposed to it even as these little Midwestern children and of course the greater Asian culture influence they have from manga, anime, video games, etc...so they're all about it!
  • pancakerunner
    pancakerunner Posts: 6,137 Member
    I LOVED these as a child and still LOVE them now and they are super in season and just a good as when I was a wee little one:

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    pomegranates make me cringe... the open spores. I have trypophobia and the seeds remind me of maggots.
  • NewLIFEstyle4ME
    NewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,440 Member
    edited November 2019
    I LOVED these as a child and still LOVE them now and they are super in season and just a good as when I was a wee little one:

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    pomegranates make me cringe... the open spores. I have trypophobia and the seeds remind me of maggots.

    Wow...sorry about your "trypophobia" I had to look it up. I'll be thinking of BLOODY (added that just because the juice and drips can look like BLOOD) cringy maggots as I devour my/a BIG OLE HUGE one tonight--hmmmmmm ;) . Thanks for sharing and best wishes for/with your illness(es).
    {{{{ <3 Hugs <3 }}}}}
  • lkpducky
    lkpducky Posts: 16,729 Member
    I LOVED these as a child and still LOVE them now and they are super in season and just a good as when I was a wee little one:

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    Ooh I loved them too! Although I ended up eating them over the sink because they squirted juice.
  • PaperDoll_
    PaperDoll_ Posts: 32,843 Member
    I LOVED these as a child and still LOVE them now and they are super in season and just a good as when I was a wee little one:

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    pomegranates make me cringe... the open spores. I have trypophobia and the seeds remind me of maggots.

    😂 I can’t eat pomegranates. They make my stomach sick for some reason. I’m glad now though because I’ll never be able to look at one without seeing maggots.
  • 777Gemma888
    777Gemma888 Posts: 9,578 Member
    I LOVED these as a child and still LOVE them now and they are super in season and just a good as when I was a wee little one:

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    I do too. Our tree in the backyard frosted out. I shall get my sister to trek to the upper groves and check a few trees there. Hopefully, they survived. Hit and miss with fruit trees this year. If we find some, I shall post our haul.
  • 777Gemma888
    777Gemma888 Posts: 9,578 Member
    I LOVED these as a child and still LOVE them now and they are super in season and just a good as when I was a wee little one:

    pomegranate_4.jpg

    pomegranates-1--56a30e493df78cf7727b9fb5.jpg

    pomegranates make me cringe... the open spores. I have trypophobia and the seeds remind me of maggots.

    Seeing jiggers isn't exactly appetising.
  • 777Gemma888
    777Gemma888 Posts: 9,578 Member
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    My dad made the BEST Baba ganoush which we ate with fried yucca or thinly sliced taro (dasheen) my mother fried up. Perfect Sunday afternoon snack whilst reading our books or buttoning up homework.
  • 777Gemma888
    777Gemma888 Posts: 9,578 Member
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    I don't remember the cup art but the top and product, yep! I got this only 1-2 times from the ice cream truck but loved it.

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    @seltzermint555

    This was the brand sold in all Pacific island tuckshops in the 60's to 80's. Treats were phased out in the 90's to the present by the governments in favour of real cooked food.

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  • pancakerunner
    pancakerunner Posts: 6,137 Member
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    purchase of the day
  • 777Gemma888
    777Gemma888 Posts: 9,578 Member
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    purchase of the day

    Our were variants of this.
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  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,724 Member
    *sigh* Flavors from my childhood...
    Some of them seem so disgusting now lol but back then I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
    Peanut Butter Ring Dings
    Devil Dogs
    homemade lemon meringue pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie
    Christmas cookies with frosting
    spice cake with peanut butter frosting

    Hmmm, seeing a sugar trend here. :(
    and my mom's potato salad(never tasted another that could compare)
    my mom's Thanksgiving dinners

    Yeh, I definitely grew up during the Kool-Aid and Twinkie years. Horrible horrible way of eating.
  • pancakerunner
    pancakerunner Posts: 6,137 Member
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    *sigh* Flavors from my childhood...
    Some of them seem so disgusting now lol but back then I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
    Peanut Butter Ring Dings
    Devil Dogs
    homemade lemon meringue pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie
    Christmas cookies with frosting
    spice cake with peanut butter frosting

    Hmmm, seeing a sugar trend here. :(
    and my mom's potato salad(never tasted another that could compare)
    my mom's Thanksgiving dinners

    Yeh, I definitely grew up during the Kool-Aid and Twinkie years. Horrible horrible way of eating.

    I read that as "Kool-Aid Twinkies" and was honestly curious... now I'm picturing kool-aid soaked twinkies.
  • RelCanonical
    RelCanonical Posts: 3,882 Member
    Thinking back, my family ate a lot of Little Debbie snack cakes. Oatmeal creme pies, zebra cakes, strawberry short cake rolls, fudge brownies, nutty buddy, swiss rolls, pumpkin delights. Even though the honey buns seemed popular, we never had those. I assume my mother didn't like them.


  • pancakerunner
    pancakerunner Posts: 6,137 Member
    Thinking back, my family ate a lot of Little Debbie snack cakes. Oatmeal creme pies, zebra cakes, strawberry short cake rolls, fudge brownies, nutty buddy, swiss rolls, pumpkin delights. Even though the honey buns seemed popular, we never had those. I assume my mother didn't like them.


    Dang... now I want a zebra cake