Nostalgic Foods of Yore feat. Mara Wilson

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  • Sk8ter274
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    GUSHERS! With the taste that will drive you fruity

    Oh, childhood, how I miss thee
  • Mousy Voice
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    Oh my god, I actually remember Dunkaroos. I never ate them, but I do remember that commercial. Funnily enough, I never liked fruit roll ups, cheez whiz, or canned raviolis which was why I rarely ate them as a kid. However, I loved pop tarts back then.
  • Smeep
    Australian here. Most of this food is alien to me, but I can buy Dunkaroos in the supermarket anytime I want. Which, of course, is never,
  • Argol228
    I am Australian and most of this we had. save for cheeze whiz, pizza bagels and maybe that canned ravioli.

    Though I fondly remember stuff like Le snack,and LCM bars.
  • Forestwater  - Back then?!
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    I mean . . . uh, sure. Back then. Definitely not in college. *hides poptarts under bed*
  • JPG0809
    YAY! Mara has returned~

    The three of you are hilarious!
  • MartyMullet
    Yay Mara is back, out of interest will she be working for the site? Because that would be awesome :D
  • Merklyn236
    As a parent of three kids, I have to admit more than a couple of those products have been through our house. Though I will say that we only served Chef Boy-R-dee to our kids once. All three rejected it. Completely.

    I send my kids to school with lunches though, instead of having them buy lunch there, and they still get Capri Suns in them for drinks.

    You could do a whole episode on PopTarts though. They went from being 'fruit' filled to 'HOW MUCH SUGAR CAN YOU STAND IN YOUR MOUTH AT ONE TIME!' What the heck happened there?
  • Captain Siberia
    I liked Chef Boy-R-Dee when I was a kid (didn't like it when I tried it years later.) It was Franco-American that I couldn't stand. Snoopy's Choice. I will never forget.
  • Steve the Pocket
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    Ugh, yes. I remember my mom got Spaghetti-Os one time instead of Chef Boyardee and I told her I didn't want her buying it anymore. So I had some standards as a kid. I also insisted on brown bread for sandwiches. I don't know if it's any healthier than white bread (the secret ingredient is barley flour, not whole wheat flour), but at least it has some flavor.
  • hinakiba777
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    Dunkaroos are still available here in Canada. That is probably where the people from ebay got them from in the first place. Dunkaroos are still produced here. :P

    This was really fun to watch.
  • dr_game0ver
    here in France, everything we had back then (except a cereal which was awesome) still exist... we also have this wonderful thing call "patisserie"!!
  • Valatsar
    Up here in Canada we still have dunkaroos.
  • Badly Drawn Manchild
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    Heeeeeey, I like Pop Tarts! Though I acknowledge that they're one of those "love or hate" things. :P

    Jeez, I remember I used to eat tinned ravioli all the time as a kid, but over here in the UK our main supplier of tinned pasta goods is Heinz. I'm sort-of tempted to import some Chef Boyardee's ravioli and try a side-by-side comparison. XD

    This was a really funny vid, and it was great to see both Nella and Mara again!
  • Rakai
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    I remember loving most all of these things... IDK how most hold up anymore.

    Also... I see horrible fan-fiction spawning from Nella & Mara eating the Fruit By The Foot together.
  • Dacilriel
    I started humming "Bella Notte" at that part.
  • motormind
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    What's your beef with beef?
  • Kotano
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    You can use these candy-necklaces as an awesome slingshot, just bite of one half and shoot the other one. I got one of those in my eye, and up to that point it was probably my worst experience ever.
  • That Anime Chick
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    Oh my God I remember these foods!

    I'd still eat them - even as an adult... but I have some current weight issues to get over first... damn you sugary chemical-filled treats!!!

    (They don't make Dunkaroos in the US anymore? That makes me sad for some reason...)
  • Tal
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    Chef Boy-R-dee is a hate crime. Not even Mussolini would serve that garbage.
  • Karutomaru
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    What do you girls EAT every day? For the in this video that still exists, I STILL eat them and I STILL love them.
  • Kumi
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    I'm wondering the same thing! Especially with the dietary restrictions they've mentioned, I'm pretty curious what they actually eat on a regular basis.
  • lobsterzoidberg
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    Do they still make Fruit Roll-Ups?

    Also, I miss Bonkers.
  • Cinnamon Scudworth
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    Not me. I got bonked out by a giant strawberry so hard I was in the hospital for weeks.
  • Goobian
    They are coming back with Bonkers I read an article about it sometime last year.

    And of course they still make Fruit Roll-Ups I see them every time I go to Walmart. They are the worst thing to give to a child. They rot teeth so quickly.
  • Ebalance
    The only 2 things that seem edible there are the Teddy Grams and the Capri Sun.
  • Mattmanganon
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    For me, it's Turkey Dinosaurs and Thomas The Tank Engine spaghetti.
  • *sigh*  - About Poptarts
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    Strawberry Poptarts have always been the worst, you need to get some of the other flavors to get the good stuff. For fruity stuff I recommend Cherry and for non-fruity stuff I recommend either chocolate or S'mores.
  • ladydiskette
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    OMG! I love the S'mores poptarts, that is the only kind I buy now!
  • Goobian
    I always tease my best friend when he asks me to get Pop-Tarts for him. Because his favorite are the unfrosted Strawberry ones. Those are the driest nastiest things ever. Some people butter Pop-Tarts which I would never try.
  • Bobby2Hands
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    Mara!
    We love you Mara!
    Make love to us Mara!
  • Baby Hitler
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    My Nella/Mara fanfic is coming to life! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ela
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    Just had ravioli yesterday.
  • Robanah
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    You had to go through ebay to get Dunkaroos???? Wow!!! They still sell them in Canada! I just bought a few packs last week!!!
  • Goat Boy
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    A little yellow rosetta
    A little yellow rosetta
    You make a cracker betta
    With a yellow rosetta
  • kriscx
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    Oh my god I eat almost all of these things still. Why was I fat as a kid? ...Time to buy some pizza.
  • kriscx
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    If you go to Walmart, you can get giant cans of Boyardee ravioli. It's so cheap and so good.
  • Goobian
    They just came out with a Super Mario Bros Spaghetti O's with Meatballs. I admit I have had it a few times. They also came out with a Ninja Turtle Kraft Mac and Cheese.
  • MoonBeamSurprise
    o.o Some of the flavors they've changed over the years on that stuff, for example, Sweetarts, they've changed the cherry flavor, pretty much buried the lemon flavor, made the nice lime flavor into apple and so fourth.

    Also I would argue grape wasn't always the worst flavor, as it wasn't in tootsie pops, pixie sticks, nerds, skittles and the kind of fruit roll ups you'd get at the store (store brand type ones) as well as many others, but I won't spend all day looking them up. lol

    Either way, nice video. o.o I've only had the kraft mac and cheese once, my mom always made it from scratch... which to this day I still make myself. :3
  • aaa1e2r3  - Dunkaroos
    They still sell Dunkaroos in Canada
  • L2
    Half of this shit I eat now and I'm in my late 20s.
    All about not being picky and being poor.
  • Really
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    Well I'm poor, but I'm the opposite. I don't buy junk food because I cannot afford it and I almost live a vegetarian lifestyle because meat is too expensive. :'( Soup, salad and samiches day and night.
  • shameonpretzel  - Had to comment....
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    Love every ep with Mara Wilson. Make more, PLEASE make more. :D
  • ladydiskette
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    The Dollar General Store in my neighborhood still sells Dunkaroos....I'm happy! :D

    But its only the vanilla flavored kind, still can't complain.
  • Kumi
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    If you even want to make a buck, I've been trying to locate an American box of Dunkaroos for two years now. I'd pay $15+ and then shipping for just one box.

    The only state that continues to have them, to my knowledge, is New York (but every remaining location will only deliver locally).
  • What's wrong with Pop Tarts they're like the most normal of all the kid's snacks despite being unhealthy and there are like 30 or 40 flavors of them.
  • Oh if you purely American ladies tried normal delicious tasty Russian snacks and deserts, trust me your taste buds will go to heaven with a side trip to paradise. I'm not overly American yet I remember and ate some of these snacks and there was no taste or very neutral taste in my mouth but Chef Boyardee Ravioli is a piece of melting diarrhea, glad I hardly ate that stuff, Teddy Grahams were okay just okay that's all.
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