Certain foods are as '80s as shoulder pads, side ponies, and Teddy Ruxpin. Inspired by a thread in our Talk community, here's a list of ten iconic '80s foods and some corresponding commercials.
Like spicy food, these dangerously choke-inducing balls inspired serious candy egos. Can you handle it? No, seriously, can you? They came in a slew of sizes, depending on your tolerance. "Oh snap, he has the three-incher!"
9. The California Raisins
Link: California Raisins, 1987 [YouTube]
8. Cool Ranch Doritos
Link: Cool Ranch Doritos, 1986 [YouTube]
7. Tri-Color Pasta Salad
6. Orange Julius
Creamy plus citrus sounds like a wretched marriage, and it is, except in Julius form. Why don't Orange Julius stands exist anymore? Due to a corporate merger, they can actually be found in select Dairy Queens, with seven hiding in Singapore.
The first aspartame pixie dust sold to consumers, it may not plumpen your thighs, but it will probably kill you with evil toxins very slowly. Maybe consumers weren't aware of the health risks in the '80s, but even now, it's so easy to justify that one little blue package. Especially in baby blue. Baby blue would never hurt us.
4. Artificially Flavored Fruit Snacks
Link: Fruit Bars, 1988 [YouTube]
3. Tab Cola
Link: Tab Cola with Elle Macpherson, 1982 [YouTube]
2. Lean Cuisine
Link: Lean Cuisine, 1986 [YouTube]
1. Capri Sun
Link: Capri Sun, 1980s [YouTube]