Kaboom

Kaboom

It might be a daunting task to find a former kid from the 70s who doesn’t remember Kaboom cereal or harbor fond memories for this classic breakfast treat. It wasn’t just the big jovial clown on the front of the box, or his grinning mug that served as the cereal’s shape, it was the fact that kids absolutely loved the flavor. Continue reading...

Apple Jacks

Apple Jacks

Neither flavored like apples nor shaped like jacks, Apple Jacks is similar to (and to some palates, indistinguishable from) its more famous Kelloggsian cousin, Froot Loops. The crunchy little orange and green multigrain O's, famous for their sweetened non-apple taste, nevertheless remain a popular breakfast cereal among the all-important "children" group. Continue reading...

Wonder Bread

Wonder Bread

One of the staples of childhood cuisine is the sandwich, a lunch that requires no culinary skills to make. Any kid can slap a few slices of meat and cheese together or spread a layer of peanut butter and jelly and be on their way to school in no time. For millions of parents, the bread of choice was Wonder. Enriched with vitamins and minerals, it gave every sandwich a nutritional helping hand. Continue reading...

Oh Henry

Oh Henry!

As the official story goes, a boy by the name of Henry used to frequently visit the Williamson Candy Store in Chicago. He would flirt with the girls that worked there who would respond with “Oh, Henry!” Later when Mr. Williamson needed a name for a new candy bar, he remembered the remarks and the rest was history. Or was it? Continue reading...

Runts

Runts

Those wacky inventors over at the Willy Wonka factory have introduced plenty of innovative confections over the years, from the Everlasting Gobstopper to the Wonka Bar. But one of their most popular creations over the past few decades are Runts. If the name doesn't ring a bell, you likely remember the small, realistically-shaped, fruit flavored candies that are not only sold in the candy aisle, but also countless gumball-type vending machines around the world. Continue reading...

Jujyfruits and Jujubes

Jujyfruits and Jujubes

Created during the Roaring 20s, Jujubes and Jujyfruits are confectionery cousins, chomped by millions of moviegoers over the decades, thanks to their long lasting flavor, and despite their ability to cement themselves to the teeth like no other. They have rightfully earned their place in the movie candy hall of fame. Continue reading...

White Castle

White Castle

As one of the great East Coast and Midwest traditions, White Castle stands proudly as the oldest of all hamburger fast-food joints. While they’re not global like McDonalds and Burger King, their unique style helps White Castle to stand out in a way that beckons travelers from other parts to come and give their iconic “slider” a try. Continue reading...

Count Chocula

Count Chocula

In the 70s and 80s, kids just couldn’t get their day off on the right foot without a proper dose of delicious sugar and fright, and nothing brought it to the table like Count Chocula and his friends Franken Berry and Boo Berry. Flavored puffs and marshmallows packed a tasty punch and kept kids bouncing off the walls for hours. Continue reading...