Have you ever experienced times when you saw something and that thing brought back childhood memories? And then you were hit with the realization of how different things used to be or how different they were in your mind in comparison to how you comprehend it all now? It’s fun and curious to see how much people and places grow and change over the course of time. How things we once valued so much were changed by newer and better ones. 

Having in mind how different people value things now than they did back in the day, Twitter user @imjasondiamond asked people online to share what kind of food was considered as “fancy” but now is seen as something you can buy for a few dollars.

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Anjelika
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11 months ago

My childhood ❤

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The tweet that received almost 33k likes was filled with comments where people shared names of various foods together with their childhood memories. The author of the tweet also revealed what was that one thing he thought to be special. It tuned out to be a Toblerone chocolate bar. He also specified that these “specialty foods” were common for those who were kids from the late 80s until the mid-90s.

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

I'm recalling these in amazemint :D

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

Oh, I'd forgotten about those. Tasty!

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Robert T
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11 months ago

Used to love these. Damn milk chocolate.

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What is fun to notice is that a lot of the foods that people were mentioned as being “fancy” and rare at their table, usually only when there was a celebration or someone special coming over, now can be found at a low price (if found at all). Mint chocolates “After Eight”, “Ferrero Rocher” candies, various biscuits and so much more of various sweets were some of the most common examples of what people found to be rare and expensive, but now it can be found in every store.

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Yup
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11 months ago

Every couple of months we had a ‘free choice’ dinner. In reality (4 kids) my mom bought one of these and we got to fight for our choice. Looking back as an adult, I see things like our family’s financial security in a whole new light. We went to private schools, but there was certainly scrimping to make it happen.

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

AKA: sewing kit

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago

I love these, especially the seahorses

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Gayle Brown
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11 months ago

They actually were a lot better years ago (like 25 - 30 years ago...).

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Besides various food, people also mentioned things such as plastic cup dispensers and drinks such as soda or wine coolers. What is something that you found to be special and rare when you were a kid only to find out that it wasn’t so “fancy” when you became an adult? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

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Glynna Bowood
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11 months ago

These are really great tasting jams-love the blackberry.

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Yoga Kitty
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11 months ago

I have never seen any of those, maybe they are not a thing here...

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Otter
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11 months ago

When I was a kid, with parents who strictly kept everything tasty out of my diet, I used to read the and re-read the Hickory Farms and Swiss Colon catalogues that came in the mail! Everything there looked so delicious to a candy-deprived 8 year old...

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TheWickedOne
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11 months ago

Loved when my mom got me one

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jevais
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11 months ago

Your mother saved up to offer you ice-cream. She must be a very loving and adorable mother. She spent the money set aside for her children, instead of treating herself.

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Claire Stanfield
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11 months ago

Same thing for hot dogs in our house, it was a slice of bread not a magical, fancy ~hot dog bun~.

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Got Myself 4 Dwarves
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11 months ago

To keep it for herself - same as I do with my kids, they're far too unappreciative of the good things - my oldest would likely put tomato sauce on it like a Neanderthal

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NsG
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11 months ago

They're known as ToffifEE in the UK. And oh boy, does my hubby have a history with them...

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Lee Macro
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11 months ago

Jar of Nutella and a spoon and I'm a happy camper

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Robert T
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11 months ago (edited)

Oh god, this brings back unhappy memories of a flight from Dallas to Chicago where I vomitted from the moment we took off until the moment we landed, and the stewardess gave me a ginger ale to calm my stomach. I prefer ginger beer - Old Jamaica for preference.

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Jo Johannsen
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11 months ago

Yes! Pop Tarts are what they recycle cardboard for.

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Laura Watts
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11 months ago

Yes love me a Jaffa cake

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Mushroomlover
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11 months ago

Not orange rolls but we always had cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate on Christmas morning growing up! But I never stopped, still do it every Christmas with my kids!

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Claire Stanfield
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11 months ago

Petit Fours!!! Yes!

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sofacushionfort
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11 months ago

Downtown Tacoma smelled horrible from the nearby wood processing pits, except for the little area near Pacific Ave. where Almond Rocca was made

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Sky Render
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11 months ago

Definitely this was a treat for any Oregon kid! I remember all the fancy kids in high school had a bottle of New York Seltzer at lunch every day.

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Kathryn Baylis
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11 months ago

I kind of like Asti, tbh. Sweeter than champagne, and all the bubbles to boot.

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Robert T
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11 months ago

Ah, these are exceedingly good cakes!

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JuJu
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11 months ago

Orangina is still my favorite. When I was a kid, it was only available on holiday in France. Now I can buy it at REWE.

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ZAPanda
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11 months ago

I heard an urban legend that kinder eggs aren't allowed in usa because they are allegedly dangerous for kids (in the country with 1,2 guns per person).

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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11 months ago (edited)

It was the best as an introduction to alcohol. Same with Arbor mist.

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Abbey Impson
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11 months ago

Tastykake is world above Hostess any day of the week

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

Who eats these? ME!!! They're awesome!

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Mushroomlover
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11 months ago

Jolly ranchers and Zima….a classic for young drinkers! Although I’m 40 and would most definitely still drink it!

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Pezor Zass
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11 months ago

A special occasion treat for my family

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Pezor Zass
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11 months ago

shredded has that awful powdery anti-caking stuff added. i don't know how people can eat it.

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Laura Watts
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11 months ago

Loads of what??? It's like a quiz

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