’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?
Dad: How about Goldfish?
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.
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!!!