RE-POST FROM OCTOBER
As you may have noticed most of my blogs revolve around food. Forgive me, it's just that I've always been both a big-time consumer and sadly a big-time eater.
Today I thought of some scrumptious memories involving foods we're no longer able to indulge in ... I Googled a bit to see if images or info exist and was surprised to discover videos, photos and old ads from the deliciousness of days gone by.
McDonald's McDLT 1985-1990
Remember the McDLT (McDonald's Lettuce and Tomato)? I'm not gonna lie. I've always been a sucker for the latest food fad. How could you resist the concept of "the cold on one side" and "the hot on the other." The nifty dual packaging and open-faced burger presentation fooled me into thinking the McDLT was more of a "real burger" than a "rat burger" as my dad so lovingly called Mickey D's meat.
The McLean Deluxe 1991-1996Who could forget McDonald's attempt at a lean cheeseburger? With 91% lean meat and less calories than a Quarter Pounder, it was somewhat acceptable to order. I am really bummed that it's gone. Why are dieters forced to order salads or grilled chicken sandwiches? If I'm home and we want ground beef without massive guilt, we can slap a 93% lean burger on the grill. What happened McDonald's? I was also a fan of the McRib until one summer night around 1982. I became violently ill somewhere in the hallway between my bedroom and the bathroom. I will never forget the stench of cheap BBQ sauce that lingered for days.
Team Flakes 1963-1990s?
Almost Home Cookies 1985?
It reminded me of a "Home Sweet Home" sign that hung in a family members' house - which is exactly the vibe package art was intended to conjure up. A feeling of family and old fashioned times when moms had time to freshly bake chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies.
JELL-O 1-2-3 1969-1996?
Today there are many different recipes available to create it yourself at home, but I'm sure it won't match the store-bought version, no longer available. I remember making boxes of this growing up and thinking it was such a fancy dessert. I found a Jello 1-2-3 petition online. I wonder if I should call Kraft and urge them to re-release the old favorite.