Throwback Thursday – Snacks


Throwback Thursday – Snacks


Thanks for the topic of our snack times, and the questions, Maggie! ๐Ÿ™‚


The Questions:

Did your family snack? Were your snacks homemade or purchased from a store? Did your family bake or make treats for the holidays? What was your favorite? Are you a sweet or salty snacker? What candy or snacks did you like best? Why? What snacks did you deplore? Are there any candies you loved that are no longer made? Do you snack now? How has your taste for snacks changed over the years?


I’m pretty sure all our family had lots of snacks to nibble on. Mostly they were home made snacks, like popcorn, or cake. We did get donuts from a bakery sometimes, and another way we got donuts was from a door to door sales person who’d come by. These were so good, and called ‘Spudnuts’. They were a special recipe using potato flour.

My mom always made us birthday cakes, my favorite was called an orange cake, soaked in orange juice after baking. She also made candy for Christmas. These were always chocolate fudge, divinity, and date loaf.

I take turns liking sweet snacks mostly, but lots of times just want something salty. I don’t think there is any snack that I didn’t like.

There for awhile my sister and I would make our own potato chips in our deep fryer. Saturday afternoons we’d get everything ready, the hot oil, the thin sliced potatoes, and get them made in time to watch some afternoon TV. They were so good fresh like that.

We always had sweet iced tea, summer or winter, and occasionally a Coca-Cola. These were a special treat, and came in tiny bottles.

And then there was the ice cream man who came by in his truck with the tinkly music playing. More than once I’d chase him down the road hollering ‘stop!’ haha

Whenever we had a little money, all us kids would go down to the little store at the end of the street to buy penny candy. That was always great. If you had 50 cents you could get 50 pieces of candy! Woo hoo!

I still love to snack, but things have changed in the last few years. I still want all the sweet and salty things, but with diabetes I can’t have sugary things (or very little). Makes me sad, and the sugar free kind of treats are just not the same. And for other reasons I can’t have popcorn or nuts/seeds, so that’s a big bummer, too. Oh well, that’s how it goes.


Thanks for visiting! Peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ

ยฉ 2021 BS




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