Junk Foods

Pop-Tarts Frosted Strawberry
Pop-Tarts Frosted Strawberry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since man foraged berries, human beings have always had a sweet tooth but with the latter half of the 20th century man perfected the art of junk food with new techniques in manufacturing sugar, sugar substitutes and preservatives. What does that equal? Enough candy and crap to feed the world population, well, forever. As an 80s kid I was exposed to an unprecedented variety of cavity-creating, diabetes-inducing crap and man, was I on a mission to taste it all! This list includes foods that debuted in the 80s, were common in the 80s or fizzled out in the 80s never to entice again. For 80s Candy click here.

Gum / FreshenersGum Cigarettes
Hubba Bubba courtesy kmh032008

Hubba Bubba
Bubble Yum
Orange Juice/ Apple Juice gum
Pink Lemonade Gum
Freshen Up
Tic Tacs

Bubble Burgers gum
Bubble Gum Crayons
Bubble Pizza, soda, hot dogs, fries
El Bubble Bubble Gum cigars
Rainblo Gum
Super Bubble bubble gum
LifeSavers courtesy Retrontario

Winto-Green Lifesavers
Bazooka Gum
Banaberry Gum
Blueberry Gum
Tic tacs courtesy wwwgjacka

Beeman’s Gum
Teaberry Gum
Bubble Tape
Big League Chew
Big Red
Wrigley’s Spearmint
Juicy Fruit
Fruit Stripe
Wacky Fruit Bubble Gum

Bubble Tape courtesy TheWorldRetro

Cookies, Cakes and other Junk in your lunch box- sweet and salty
Twinkies courtesy SpacedCobraTV

Hostess Twinkees
Ding Dongs
Animal Crackers (Barnum’s boxed)
Frosted Animal Crackers (bagged)
Keebler Cookies- Magic Middles
Cracker Jack
Sweet n Low
Pillsbury Pineapple Bundt Cake
Mr. Salty Pretzels
Doritos Taco flavour
Doritos Cool Ranch flavour

Monster Munch
Quackers crackers
Walker’s Crisps
Hula Hoops
Dolly Madison Zingers
Dolly Madison fruit pies- cherry, boysenberry, coconut creme, apple, strawberry, banana creme, lemon, chocolate
Dolly Madison Donut Gems
Dolly Madison Razzys
Dolly Madison Koo Koos
Dolly Madison Coffee Cake
Dolly Madison Cupcakes
Dolly Madison Frosted Angel Cake (pink icing makes everything taste better)
Hostess Donut Gems
Hostess Choco Bliss
Kandy Cups
Keebler Suncheros
Potato Skins crisps
Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies
Keebler E.L. Fudge Cookies
Keebler Grasshopper Cookies
Keebler Fudge-Covered Grahams
Nabisco Graham Crackers
Oreo’s: Big Stuff, Double Stuff
Hydrox cookies
Grasshopper Cookies
Crunchers Potato Chips
Duncan Hines Turtle Brownies
Hostess Pies- Pudding, Apple, Peach, Pinapple, Blueberry
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pies (Yes! Green with a vanilla pudding filling!)
Nestle Tollhouse Cookies
Little Debbie: a history
Little Debbie Fudge Brownies
Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies
Little Debbie Devil Cremes
Little Debbie Fancy Cakes
Little Debbie Zebra Cakes
Little Debbie Swiss Rolls
Little Debbie Chocolate Chip Cakes
Little Debbie Banana Twins
Little Debbie Devil Squares
Little Debbie Cloud Cakes
Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Rolls
Little Debbie Banana Pudding Rolls
Little Debbie Boston Creme Rolls
Little Debbie Frosted Fudge Cakes
Little Debbie Cocoa Cremes
Little Debbie Marshmallow Supremes
Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies
Little Debbie Star Crunch
Little Debbie Raisin Creme Pies
Little Debbie Fudge Rounds
Little Debbie Chocolate Chip Creme Pies
Little Debbie Marshmallow Pies- banana or chocolate
Little Debbie Gingerbread Cookies
Little Debbie Donut Sticks
Little Debbie Bagged Mini Donuts
Little Debbie Honey Buns
Little Debbie Pecan Spinwheels
Little Debbie Mini Pies- Lemon, Chocolate, Apple or Cherry
Little Debbie Nutty Bars (a personal favourite)
Little Debbie Fig Bars
Little Debbie Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Moon Pies
Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies
Famous Amos Cookies
Betty Crocker Pudding Roll-Ups
Hunt’s Snack Pack Pudding
Del Monte Pudding cups (with those awful little metal rings always looking to slice a finger)
Winchell’s Donuts
Teddy Grahams Bearwiches
Hostess Pudding Pies courtesy TheWorldRetro

Ice Cream
Carvelle’s courtesy 0816brandon

Ben & Jerry’s
Haagen Daaz
Butter Brickle

Sealtest ice cream bars
Isaly’s Klondike Bars
Mickey’s Parade ice cream bars and popsicles
Sealtest ice cream courtesy countryboy24564

Junk Masquerading as healthy food
Burple courtesy Steve Kelley

Fruit Corners Fruit Roll -Ups
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts
Apple Pop Tarts
Sunkist Fun Fruits Funny Feet
Sunkist Fun Fruits Sharks
Sunkist Fun Fruits Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Sunkist Fun Fruits
Sunkist Fun Fruits Rock n Roll Shapes
Tang Juice Boxes
Nestle Quik
Nestle Strawberry Quik
Raspberry Pop Tarts
Hi-C Ecto Cooler
Nestle Quik (power and syrup, chocolate or strawberry)
Kool-Aid Koolers
Kool-Aid Purplesaurus Rex

Kool-Aid Blue Houdini
Orville Redenbacher Popcorn
Hawaiian Punch
Astronaut Ice Cream
Nestle Quik courtesy WishitWas1984

Jell-o Pudding Pops
Banana Jell-o Pudding Pops
Bosco milk syrup
Hershey’s Syrup
Hershey’s Chocolate Milk
Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate
Jello 1-2-3

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