Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Foods of Yesteryear

This past weekend in Chicago, I brought up Magic Middles cookies, which is one of my favorite cookies from when I was younger. Surprisingly, not everyone seems to recall these little discs of delicious processed chocolate, and it got me thinking about what other foods I really wish were still around:

1) The aforementioned Keebler Magic Middles. These were so so so so good. I remember heating them up for 5 seconds in the microwave for the extra chocolate goo factor.

2) Keebler Sweet Spots, which were round shortbread cookies with a faux Hershey's kiss on top. These were pretty dry as I recall but it was like getting 2 snacks in one, and came in a unique 4-pack in a paper sleeve.

3) Jell-o Pudding Pops, which apparently contained no actual pudding (who knew?) but were so delicious in that sickening artificial way. I personally liked vanilla the best and always wished they sold them in the non-variety pack, but alas.

4) Giggles Cookies. I. LOVED. THESE. Now that I see them they look straight out of some horror movie promotion and are really friggin creepy-looking, but these were SO awesome when I was younger. And they came with stickers!

Anyone else even remember any of the ones I've listed? Or have more to share from your childhood? Let me know!


  1. I LOOOOVE Magic Middles. Those were the best!

  2. I never had any of those growing up! haha - the difference between CA and NJ?... or, just me!

  3. Not only do I not remember those cookies, I don't even remember you bringing them up.

  4. P.S. I don't know if this is coincidental or not, but Magic Middles are on today.