Childhood is a time of unique tastes and food preferences. In this article, we unveil 12 peculiar childhood food choices that may bring back memories and spark a sense of nostalgia. From odd combinations to quirky cravings, these culinary quirks are a delightful part of growing up.
Cinnamon Rolls With Bologna
Foodies specialize in combining opposing flavors to create a tasty mesh. The combo appeals to some and enrages others. I have never heard of anyone consuming cinnamon rolls with bologna, but if you're looking to undercut the sweet cinnamon roll flavor, throw a salty bologna slice on top.
"Wash pasta in water. Put the pasta to boil in milk. Don't throw away the milk. You keep the pasta in the milk. When pasta is boiled, use a bowl for serving. Add sugar. I present my mother's famous childhood Milk Soup to you," a millennial admits. A different millennial replies with the fact they ate a similar dish but added cinnamon.
Fluffernutter sandwiches, typically made with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter, are a nostalgic treat for many. However, only in specific regions. People outside these regions instead find the combination of sweet, sticky marshmallow fluff and savory peanut butter an unusual pairing. While it's a beloved childhood classic for some, others have never even encountered it!
Chili Bean Tacos
Chili bean tacos are a mix of Tex-Mex and comfort food, featuring a hearty chili made with beans as a filling for tacos. While this combination is popular in some areas, it's considered unusual by those who are more accustomed to traditional taco fillings like seasoned meat, cheese, and vegetables. It's a unique twist on tacos that may surprise some palates, and a commenter who remembers it fondly from his childhood refers toit as "...cheap trash, but it's my cheap trash"
I'm guilty of this one. I used to eat whole bags of croutons like chips in college. When I ate at the dining hall, I would fill a bowl up with too many croutons, add some cheese, onions, and salad dressing to the mix, and call it a day. My friends glared at my food every day.
One person speaks of their core childhood food memories where they cored out fresh radishes and stuffed the hollow insides with stone ground, grainy mustard. This person says their family is the only people who eat the sauce-stuffed veggies.
Peanut Butter Ramen
Who doesn't love a good bowl of ramen? This person's childhood meal consisted of ramen, a spoonful of peanut butter to thicken the sauce, and a few dollops of hot sauce for enhanced flavor. They claim the mixture tastes like pizza.
Pickled Pigs Feet
"I remember getting excited as a kid while grocery shopping and getting to go back to the butcher area where there was a big jar full and picking one out. Then just spending an hour gnawing on it. I have flashbacks of trying to chew out meat between the toes even. As an adult, decades removed, I'm grossed or by the idea myself," a foodie reports.
We aren't talking about Elvis' fried peanut butter banana sandwiches here. No, we're slathering mayonnaise on white bread and placing sliced bananas between the pieces for a simple-to-make sandwich. Another commenter adds they add peanut butter to this dish. Somebody else says they enjoy sugar in addition to the ingredients above.
Bread With Ketchup
I still eat this and attract strange looks from friends and family. I ate King's Hawaiian Rolls or Portuguese Sweet Bread with ketchup when I was younger. I ripped the bread into pieces and dipped the dough in ketchup. This disturbed many people sitting near me, even though it resembled a burger with no meat.
A respondent recalls their favorite childhood dish of sugared macaroni. Instead of adding pasta sauce and parmesan to leftover noodles, their mother laid out the pasta and sprinkled granulated sugar over the noodles for a sweet dinner.
Today, restaurants serve omelets with droves of ingredients, making the fluffy egg dish customizable for all interested customers. Have you ever added marinara to the top of an omelet? This user remembers smothering their omelets in pasta sauce as a kid.
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