Tara’s post literally had me up and out of my bed at 9am screaming, “BACKSTREET’S BACK, ALRIGHT! ?” whilst making my coffee. I am loving the start of this new linkup, and I can’t wait to go on a trip down memory lane. Much nostalgia~
Now, this one might resonate more with UK school kids but do you remember school dinners pre-Jamie Oliver? I’m talking about turkey twizzlers, chicken burger and chips, pizza and basically all the unhealthy food we wouldn’t dare feed our children in school now.
For me, these foods were a staple in my childhood until 2005 when I arrived at school to see no more burgers and instead, can you believe… vegetables?! When you’re 13 years old, hungry as hell and love junk food then vegetables are probably the last thing on your mind.
I remember there were riots when Jamie Oliver implemented healthier school meals – there were parents protesting outside the school and giving their kids junk food through the bars. I’m sure in the long run they’re probably thanking Jamie Oliver as their children aren’t obese, but who knows…
Funnily enough Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals is one of my favourite shows now, but when I was 13 I hated him with the fury of a thousand suns.
If I wanted to throw it back further to primary school, then I could wax lyrical about those school dinners! Spaghetti hoops, dinosaur chicken nuggets, bangers and mash, the most amazing shortbread cookies for dessert and jelly and whipped cream. Damn, those were the days.
I have no idea what primary school meals are like now, but I bet they haven’t got anything on mine. 90s school meals, FTW! Plus, the dinner lady loved me and always gave me extra portions when she could. Her and I were tight like that ?
Here is a list of foods/drinks I miss from my childhood:
- Panda Pops in all their different, crazy colours and flavours
- Potato waffles
- Pickled Onion Monster Munch
- Space Raiders
- Sunny D (!! there was a rumour that a kid turned yellow because he drank to much of this. Scared me for a while, for sure)
- Chicken drumsticks! (but like without the bone… so easy~)
- Penguin Bars
I could go on and on, but I’d probably be here forever. I could definitely get most of what is on this list now, but it’s not the same as when you are little. I could kill for a packet of Monster Munch, now…