Being a kid was the best: I was able to order from the simple, yet delicious, kids menu, while also having the capability of eating as much kid-friendly junk as I pleased without worrying about developing Type 2 Diabetes. Nevertheless, even though I'm almost 20, I still will never decline a pack of Scooby Doo fruit snacks or some dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets. It's fair to say that my palate has not changed too much over the past two decades. Even though I do get judged at work for eating my PB & J with the crusts cut off, I'd like to think that there's a bit of "kid" left in all of us. So, here are 26 foods/snacks that I loved as a kid, and definitely still love now.
1. Apple Sauce
Preferably cinnamon flavored.
2. Apples and peanut butter
3. Baby carrots
4. Bean and cheese burritos
I occasionally dare to add rice to my bean + cheese burrito now.
5. Cheese pizza
6. Cheeto Puffs
7. Circus Animal Cookies
8. Dino Nuggets
If you don't like Dino nuggets, I'm convinced you're a robot imposter.
9. Fruit Roll-ups/Fruit By the Foot
10. Fruit Snacks
The blue ones were always the best.
11. Grilled cheese
12. Jamba Juice
The acidity and sugar content of the drink may destroy my adult mouth, but I still cannot resist once in awhile.
14. Juice boxes
15. Mac 'n Cheese
16. Mini cereal boxes
Pops and Frosted Flakes were my favorites.
17. Mini pizzas
From the one and only Trader Joe's.
18. Pasta with butter and parmesan (shaped!)
My favorite shapes are wagon wheels, and tennis rackets (had them once in France years ago).
19. PB & J
Preferably with the crust cut off.
20. Peanut butter pretzels
Another Trader Joe's favorite.
21. Peppermint Jojo's
And another one.