Childhood Flashbacks? Best and Worst Foods

Getting back to when I was 6 - 12
My favourite food? fried vegetables, cheese bread, meat boats. I never drank cola, never really liked it.

And some snacks (I grew up in one corner of hell)
Fantasia Chips - barbecue, peanut, cocktail flavour, these were 75 cents in US currency.

Macaroon cookies
<img src="//discourse-cloud-file-uploads.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/schizophrenia/uploads/default/original/3X/8/7/878a54b982599a4a335179f2cc91dcbfc6a951ca.jpg" width=280" height=“176”>

Chocolate with some sweet frosting

1 Like

We were always really excited whenever we found these treats in the pantry. Other memorable foods for me as a child were when my mom would make us cinnamon and orange rolls every Sunday…(doesn’t do that anymore as she’s a health freak nowadays) and when we went to our grandparents house our grandma would make us mac and cheese that I couldn’t get enough of…apparently it was just kraft but they way she made it was delicious…

We never really had junk food or sweets around when I was growing up so they were like delicacies to us. Unfortunately when I got older I then ended up binging on all of these things so a lot of them lost their specialness, heh

1 Like

my flip grandma holds both best and worst childhood foods… the best is lumpia shanghai style…its a sweet eggroll with just beef and they are mini… and the worst is fish eyeball soup… its exactly what it sounds like…

1 Like

fish eyeball soup sounds worse than frog legs or lamb brain or cow tongue

1 Like

Oh my gosh, my dad always jokes about fish eyeball soup, like if we’re at a restaurant he’ll say that’s what we want to order. I didn’t know it was real :joy:

I think the worst things I ever ate as a kid where when adults tried to combine mac and cheese with things. Like when our mom tried to be sneaky and mix it with broccoli so we’d get vegetables, oh lord I gagged the entire time eating it. Or mac and cheese chicken nuggets at school…literally just chicken nuggets stuffed w mac…yuck…I hated veggies in general. Asian food also used to make me feel sick. Now I don’t mind it every once in a while.

2 Likes

its nasty… just the smell… it may be why I cant eat much seafood now…

@Anna lol my mom makes frog eye salad… but its a small round pasta with whipped cream and fruit chunks… so I was expecting fish eye soup to be something similar sadly no…

2 Likes

Frog legs are fun to eat. Well, taste like chicken pretty much, but with chicken, you don’t get to put salt on the freshly skinned legs and make them dance a silly little number.
Salt irritates the nerves in the legs and make them contract rapidly, causing them to “Jump” up and down.

“Frog eyes” is really Tappioca pudding, but we called it “Frog eyes” instead at home because of the texture.

3 Likes

did you know tapioca is toxic raw? hot grease also makes the tendons in the frog legs “jump” i had to cook them before and learned quick to cut that tendon before dropping them in the grease its no fun having a disembodied frog leg exact its revenge in the form of hot grease splatter from beyond the grave…lol

1 Like

Worst: Liver and onions and Lima beans on the side. Blech! :frowning:

Best: One childhood favorite was eierkuchen which are German crepes :yum:

2 Likes

Best… Open faced cheese and bacon sandwich in a toaster oven or another one was Spanish omlet (with homemade salsa).

2 Likes

likes as a kid: hot dogs, cheese, animals crackers, oreos and mountain dew can’t forget circus peanuts

dislikes, onions mushrooms, I hated sloppy joes as a kid but now I love them. fish once again like now hated as a kid

2 Likes

I used to love having pancakes with bacon and new potatoes. The best combination ever, surprisingly and Norwegian buns!!

I hated quiche :angry:

1 Like

Childhood best - fruit roll-ups, my Mama’s chocolate chip cookies, beef ramen, my Ama’s tamales.

Worst = can’t think of anything.

2 Likes

As a kid I always looked forward to my dad’s lasagna. He made it typically just twice per year, Xmas and my birthday.

I hated my school’s goulash, terrible.

2 Likes


Chocolate stones were my favorite.
Back in those days I recall being utterly disguised by our traditional Slavic dishes with a lot of red meat and vegetables.

1 Like

Sounds like my father’s favorite foods.

1 Like

Maybe he would like these stuffed cabbage rolls. ((:
http://www.likecroatia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/sarma-e1356523329946.jpg

2 Likes

Some foods I liked at the time that seem disgusting to me now: pizza Lunchables, Zebra cakes, canned clam chowder.

1 Like

Actually, yes, he would. Me too… and my mom. Those look very good!
My mom makes some delicious stuffed cabbage rolls, good eats for the tummy.

Vol au vault that my Ma used to make.

Macaroni pudding, pasta , Philadelphia cheese, paprika, buns, lollies, Chinese food, pizza, hotdog, spaghetti bacon n eggs my neighbor used to make when she babysitter me, n other nice things.