Each generation have certain foods that define their era. Are you a venti nonfat Caramel Macchiato type of gal? Or are you meat and potatoes with no colored veggies? Below are foods from the past (and present) that defines a lot of baby boomers. How many have you eaten in the last five years?
Dry Toast – How about adding a little bit of honey, something!
Mrs. Dash – There is a WORLD of spices out there. Why use this one?
Mayonnaise-Based Salads with Fruit – Don’t know about you but… Gross!
Jello Salads – Who eats these?
Frozen Orange Juice – Why… why not drink FRESH juice? And you can pour it straight from the carton instead of thawing it and putting it in water and waiting for it…
TV Dinners – Eating in front of the TV is a fine idea. But did you know you can eat ANYTHING? Not sodium laden, taste-free frozen stuff, full of unknown chemicals.
Corn Flakes – This is the most boring cereal. At least plain shredded wheat has texture and puffed rice has snap, crackle, and pop. Be sure to eat them fast before they become soggy.
Campbell’s Soup – The slight taste of aluminum, tons of sodium, and an almost nutrient-free ingredient list.
Processed Cheese Products – Why not buy real cheese? There is no reason to make this stuff!
Soda – Nothing is wrong with the occasional soft drink… but back in the day you guys drink it like it’s water.
Bud Light – Give some of the local brews a try, you’ll be rewarded with taste.
Vienna Sausage – God only knows what’s really in these.
Tuna Noodle Casserole – Barf!
Boiled Vegetables – Vegetables taste good broiled, braised, grilled, baked, fried, steamed, or even raw. Stop killing the nutrients!
Margarine – What in the name of Paula Deen are you doing? Stop! Margarine is bad for you.
Watergate Salad – This is a lime jello marshmallow concoction monster from hell topped with walnuts, and it is just as bad as the actual Watergate scandal.
Meat Pate – Who wants some spreadable vaguely meat-like thing that looks greyish? Yuk!
Strawberry Bon-Bons – If you give these out at Halloween, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Summer Sausage Snack Platters – This is one of the worst Christmas gifts you can get from your client’s boss.
Cream Cheese and Bologna Sandwiches – Um… please save cream cheese for bagels, and bologna for the trash.
Aspic – Aspic is jello made with broth or stock. Who the hell thought of this?
Snackwell’s Low-Fat Foods – Tasteless overly-processed low-fat products.
Wonder Bread – The wonder is that it’s still around. Give me artisan sourdough, please.
Cool Whip – “Whipped topping” not whipped cream. Made out of hydrogenated oils instead of actual cream. Look, if you want non-dairy whipped cream, please try cashew cream or coconut cream. Not this monstrosity.
Ham salad – Can we please, please not add mayonnaise to ham?
Twinkies – Processed cake snacks… Good for the zombie apocalypse because they stay “fresh” for years!
Spam – It’s popular in Hawaii and trying to make a comeback on contiguous 48. And if I’m being honest… not too bad.