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24 Vintage Foods That Will Take You Back in Time ...

By Eliza

Vintage foods are a thing of the past, or in some cases their packaging has changed so they don't look the same anymore. The things on this list remind me of being a kid, with some that my own mom used and others that I saw in my grandma or great grandma's kitchen. Either way, seeing these vintage foods again brought back some great memories. Check them out!

1 McDonaldland Cookies

This is one of the vintage foods I remember most from growing up in the 80s. I can almost taste them still.

2 80's Fruit Snacks

80's Fruit Snacks Via Gone But Not Forgotten Groceries: ...
My mom didn't buy fruit snacks, but I can sure remember having these at friends' houses. Which flavor was your favorite?

3 Cheez Balls

Cheez Balls Via 35 Foods From Your Childhood ...
These are kind of like Cheetos puffs, but way cheesier. These were the most coveted snack on the playground in past decades.

4 S'mores Crunch

S'mores Crunch Via 25 Cereals From The '80s ...
Yum! What Saturday morning cartoon marathon would be complete without a box of these little gems?

5 Double Frosting

Double Frosting Via Retrolicious Foods from the '80s
I recall seeing these on store shelves. They have vanilla and chocolate frosting in one cookie!

6 1930s Vintage Ad for Pez Candy

1930s Vintage Ad for Pez Candy Via Retro Image Pez
Pez is still around but you don't see advertisements for it anymore. I wonder why.

7 Pudding Pops

Pudding Pops Via Nostalgic Foods of the 60s, ...
There was nothing like a cold chocolate pudding pop on a hot summer day. Ask any child of the 80s!

8 Smurf-Berry Crunch Cereal

Smurf-Berry Crunch Cereal Via 25 Cereals From The '80s ...
Here's another Saturday morning favorite! It was always fun to eat it while actually watching the Smurfs!

9 Ghostbusters Cereal

Ghostbusters Cereal Via 25 Cereals From The '80s ...
Remember this one? Those marshmallow ghosts were something else!

10 1942 Vitamin Doughnuts

1942 Vitamin Doughnuts Via Your Health Podcast: Sleep-Inducing Drinks ...
These came out during the war when food was rationed. Can you imagine the awesomeness of a donut that was actually healthy?

11 Slice Soda

Slice Soda Via Community Post: 80 Totally Awesome ...
I remember Slice! It was kind of like Sprite. Did you ever tried it?

12 Gremlins Cereal

Gremlins Cereal Via 25 Cereals From The '80s ...
Are you seeing a theme here? So much of the cereal from back in the day was trendy and unhealthy so it didn't last. But it did come with a sticker!

13 Old McDonald's Menu Items

Old McDonald's Menu Items Via 5 Failed McDonald's Menu Items ...
I don't eat McDonald's often, but for this price, it would be hard to pass up a milk shake.

14 Fizzies Soda Tablets

Fizzies Soda Tablets Via Fizzies early packs
Kids probably loved making their own soda! I don't know - it seems too much like Alka Seltzer to me.

15 TIN Can Strawberry Quik

TIN Can Strawberry Quik Via Community Post: 23 Refreshing Childhood ...
Do they still make Strawberry Quik? I do remember when hot cocoa came in tin containers though.

16 Nerds Cereal

Nerds Cereal Via 25 Cereals From The '80s ...
What? How did I miss this when I was a kid? Did you ever get to eat this?

17 Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers Via Greene Acres Hobby Farm: Train ...
My grandparents always had these for snacks at their house! I'm not sure if you can still get them or not.

Im_Maat are still sold in stores everywhere! They are stil...

18 Crisco Shortening Tin

Crisco Shortening Tin Via
I'm not old enough to remember my mom using these, but I do recall some of the tins lying around for other uses.

19 Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Via Vintage TV Dinner Ads For ...
When my dad worked late he'd always make one of these when he got home. Even if I was already in bed, I'd get up to share. Although this would have been the 80s, not the 70s.

20 Super Salty

Super Salty Via traci*s retro
These pretzels were so salty! And delicious!

21 Kool-Aid Drink Mix Packs

Kool-Aid Drink Mix Packs Via Vintage General Foods Kool-Aid Drink ...
The only problem is deciding which flavor you want. Which one is your favorite?

22 Spices in a Tin

Spices in a Tin Via Found in Mom's Basement:
I remember when spices came in these tins. My mom still has some that she uses for other things now.

23 Old School Food Coloring

Old School Food Coloring Via Tick Tock Toys - BREAD ...
I actually remember seeing this in my mom's kitchen cabinet as a little kid.

24 Butter in the Old Days

Butter in the Old Days Via Community Post: A Year Of ...
Ha! Sound advice there, right? Butter itself isn't vintage, but this awesome nutrition tip sure is.

Do you recognize anything on this list? I hope it brought back as many great childhood memories for you as it did for me. Which one was your favorite?

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