Food of the 80s

Looking for snacks and prizes for our 80s party on Friday night, I found lots of information about foods that were first available in the 1980s! Sadly, all of the beverages are no longer available, but everything else is (I think).


  • Lemon Lime Slice (1984)
  • Mandarin Orange Slice
  • Wild Cherry Pepsi (1989)
Candy & Snacks:

  • Jello Pudding Pops (1980)
  • Tostitos (1981)
  • Fruit Roll-Ups (1983)
  • Pop Secret microwave popcorn (1985)
  • Sour Patch Kids (1985)
  • Cool Ranch Doritos (1987)
  • Hershey Kisses with Almonds (1988)
Fast Food:
  • Chicken McNuggets (1983)

  • The Olive Garden (1982)
  • Bosten Chicken (1985--now known as Boston Market)


Megan G. said...

I'd swear I saw Wild Cherry Pepsi at ACME not that long ago...must have been something else.

Devon F. said...

Hey Ms. Gretchin it's Devon. I was just wondering if you ever read the book Speak? It is amazing!!!!!!!!!

Gretchen said...

meg--jason says i was wrong and that it is still available. i didn't know that!

devon--yes, and it is amazing. a movie was made of the book, too, but i've never seen it.