Iconic Vintage Snacks We All Miss – Part 1

In this series of articles, we’ll take a nostalgic look at a thing everybody likes – snacks. There are so many great ones that went down in history, but as it happens often with our favorite food, we remember the exact taste of each and every one of them.

Mug-O-Lunch

Betty Crocker developed the snack, and it was the ideal go-to for people on the go. From picky kids to busy mums, Mug-O-Lunch was the equivalent of the modern cup of noodles. It had an array of dehydrated foods such as mac ‘n cheese and spaghetti.

Mug-O-Lunch

All you needed was a dish, hot water, and some patience. Let’s just say that lunch was ready in five minutes. Unfortunately, it didn’t last.

Carnation Breakfast Bars

This breakfast snack has a fantastic following despite having been discontinued for over 30 years now.

Carnation Breakfast Bars

Although the company has a different version of the popular breakfast snack, there are several die-hard fans of the peanut butter and granola breakfast bar. Some guys have petitioned to have it back into the market.

Hunt’s Snack Pack

It hit the market in 1968, and luckily enough, the snack is still in the market. Back in the day when generation X were having the time of their lives as teens, Hunt’s Snack Pack came in aluminum containers.

Hunt’s Snack Pack

In 1948 they switched to plastic bottles, and now they are using ConAngra Not sure if the taste has changed, but only Gen-X legends can confirm or deny the changes.

Oompas

You probably already know Willy Wonka’s candies, both fictional and real. However, only Generation-X knows Oompas.

Oompas

They lasted between 1971 and 198, and they used to taste a lot like Reese’s pieces.

Whistles and Daisy’s

Although they were two different snacks, they were released at the same time as the Bugles in 1966. The significant difference is the shape. While Daisy’s looked like flowers, Whistles had a tube-like shape.

Strangely enough, Bugles were the most popular. At the very least, you could pretend to have witch fingers with bugles.