’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Snacks From My Youth’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Snacks From My Youth’

This morning I was inspired – by my soon-to-be 5-year old son!!

I walked into the kitchen and he was staring intently into an open pantry.  I asked him what he was doing and he said he was looking for ‘a perfect snack’.  Our conversation went a little something like this:

Dad: Can I help you find something?
Son: No, I’m still looking.
Dad: Do you want muffins?
Son: No.
Dad: How about Goldfish?
Son: No.
Dad: A granola bar?  The ones with chocolate chips?
Son: No.  That’s not a perfect snack.
Dad: Ok well, when yo find it bring it over to the TV room so I can see it.
Son: Alright.

That 30-second conversation has inspired the theme for this week’s ‘Top Ten List’.

Here are my favorite snacks from my youth.

Honorable mention:  Goldfish, Rice Krispie Treats, Popcorn, Ding Dongs, and Twinkies.

10 – Nutty Bars – An excellent blend of chocolate and peanut butter.  When chomping on these, it felt like eating candy.

9 – Star Crunch – A superb mix of chocolate, caramel, and crispy treats, the Star Crunch was fun to eat.  And messier than you would think by looking at them too…

8 – Ice Cream Sandwich – The best snack when playing on a hot day!!  A classic treat that has withstood generations.

7 – Ho-Ho – The cool kids would peel the chocolate off first and then dig into the rest.  At least we thought that was cool!!   LOL

6 – Easy Cheese – Well, they finally got us to eat cheese by making it fun.  Gotta wonder if it was really cheese in there.  But I do know it was fun getting it out of the can!

5 – Handi-Snacks – If you were good enough, you could put all five crackers together with the cheese spread building a little wall.  And then you had to take a big bite, of course!!

4 – Jello Pudding Pop – I thought that these were great, even before I knew that Bill Cosby endorsed them.  So rich and creamy – another great snack for a very hot day!!

3 – Oreo Cookies – The most fun cookie ever made?  Got my vote for sure!!  Whether I was dunking them into milk or twisting them apart and then raking my teeth across the icing, Oreo cookies are GREAT!!

2 – Orange Crackers w/Peanut Butter – I don’t recall if these had a ‘formal’ name or not, but there is something about this combination of Orange cracker and peanut butter that I found outstanding as a kid.  And now, as a 35-year old man, I wonder if I still feel the same…  Gotta find a vending machine somewhere…

1 – Fudge Rounds – The Perfect snack!!  Mixing three kinds of chocolate together in a sandwich is genius.  The Fudge Round was responsible for a lot of smile in my cafeteria at school.  I actually had a buddy that used to roll them into a ball and eat them like an apple – what a clown!

Are you drooling yet??  LMAO

Man, all of that got me eager to see what’s in the old cupboard.  I’m off to grab myself a little snack as I get ready to tune into Sunday Night Baseball.

Thanks for reading.  Have a good night!!!

2 responses to “’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Snacks From My Youth’

  1. Not a bad one on the list.

  2. Heck from my youth, I still eat have the stuff on your list in abundance

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