We've been thinking. And, yes, we know that's never a good thing for us to do, since the last time we decided to do some thinking, we came to the conclusion that it would be a good idea to share our onion rings with a squirrel at the park, who then proceeded to bite us, attack us, get stuck in our hair and prompt us to undergo a series of very painful, yet very necessary, rabies vaccinations.
Anyway, so, we've been thinking, and we've come to the conclusion that food is delicious. We've also come to realize that snacks, of all of the foods, are perhaps the most delicious, and if not the most delicious then at least the most nostalgic. Snacks have a way of taking us back to our childhood. We open one bag of snack-sized Mother's Cookies and we instantly feel eight years old again. We cut the crust off a grilled cheese sandwich, and it's like we're sitting at the counter in the kitchen of the house we grew up in.
Everyone's got their favorites when it comes to kid favorite foods. Pick or pass on these classic kid's snacks, and we'll reveal how many kids are in everyone's futures!
With so many different kinds to choose from—from the ones with the little tortillas for making your own tacos, to the ones with the little pizza crusts for building your own pizzas, to the ones with the crackers and pieces of lunch meat and cheese—there's a whole lot to love when you open up a Lunchable.
We've never met a person who didn't enjoy a Rice Krispie Treat, but if we did, then we wouldn't trust them one iota, and we'd cut off all contact immediately. These puppies can be made with all kinds of mix-ins, like M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, chocolate chips and such, but we think they're tasty enough as is.
Animal crackers? Oh, we loved them! And not just because of that fun song of Shirley Temple's, but also because they were so darn cute. The taste? Uh...well, it was okay, we guess. Certainly nothing to write home about. But even so, these are a classic kid's snack, so do you love them or nah?
Keebler Rainbow Cookies
To be fair, all of these snacks aren't strictly kid only snacks, adults can definitely enjoy them, too. It's just that these are the snacks that children tend to like best. So there's nothing keeping us grownups from enjoying a package of these Keebler Rainbow Cookies, too—which is a good thing, because we don't think anybody could stop us, anyway.
The only fish that we enjoy eating, Goldfish Crackers are known worldwide as "the snack that smiles back". Which is a cute slogan, that's true enough, but if we think about it for too long, then we start to feel guilty for eating these little guys. Pro tip: don't look them in the eyes. Bonus pro tip: don't give them names.
Technically speaking, the Capri Sun isn't a snack, it's a drink, but it's still a kid classic in its own right, and we don't think we could sleep at night if we didn't mention it here. Always deliciously tropical in taste, the Capri Sun can be tough to drink, since it's so hard to get the straw through that pouch, but they're delicious, that's for sure.
Yogurt isn't really a good finger food, that's something that we found out the hard way. But we can't tell you the number of times that we, as yogurt loving kids on the go, enjoyed a tube of Go-Gurt, the yogurt that you can take with you anywhere because it's in a glorified ketchup packet.
A cookie that's also a sandwich (well, kind of), the Oreo is a classic snack, not just with kids, but with literally everyone, and it's not hard to see why. Two brittle (but, like, in a good way) chocolate cookies with a thin layer of icing sandwiched between them, we could eat a whole package of these in one sitting, and that's a fact.
Rice cakes are just about as bland as you can get with a snack. They're almost even more bland than crackers, and that's hard to do. But, fortunately, the makers of rice cakes noticed that they were bland and decided to toss in a variety of artificial flavors. From cinnamon apple to cool ranch, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to this kid classic snack.
Hey, adults can eat Cheetos too if they wanna, ya stinking little kids! You don't have a monopoly on the cheesy puffed up bits of...wait, what are Cheetos exactly? Does anybody know? Ah, well. Anyway, Cheetos are a popular kid favorite since they're easy to eat with your hands and they taste delicious to boot.
Ants on a Log
Well, congrats to whoever invented the Ants on a Log kid's classic snack for finding the one ingredient that could convince us to eat both celery and raisins. Peanut butter truly is the only thing we can imagine that would be able to persuade us that this snack is worth eating. No offense, celery and raisins, but without peanut butter, you'd be nothing.
Gushers are basically fruit snacks that not only don't taste like fruit snacks at all, but also are filled with a borderline yucky juice type thing that might make you gag, or might make you salivate. It's hard to say. Gushers are like the muggle version of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. Sometimes, they're delicious! Other times? *Vomits* But, maybe that's just us. What say you?
Freezer pops come in all of the colors of the rainbow. As to whether or not they come in different flavors, well, the jury is still out on that verdict. But, hey, when you're a kid and it's summertime and you're sweating bullets, you couldn't care less if your freezer pop actually had a flavor, so long as it was cold.
As a snack, graham crackers are pretty so-so, but they're not JUST a snack, people. They're an edible building material, perfect for constructing houses and, indeed, entire cities. With a little icing, some marshmallow fluff and a box full of these, there's nothing stopping you from creating your own graham cracker reality. And, really, isn't that the dream?
We've heard Sunny D described as orange juice without the oranges, and we honestly don't think we can possibly top that description. That's exactly what this stuff is. It's also a classic drink amongst the youngsters, of yesteryear and today, too. How do you feel about this orange-less orange drink? Is it a good'un, or a bad'un?
Fruit by the Foot
Kids love fruit, as long as it's sold by the foot. Man, even as adults, we just can't seem to get enough of these things! They're as fun to eat as they are to play with. What other snack out there can let you pretend to be a lizard quite like a Fruity by the Foot?
We love Pop Tarts. We mean, how could you not? They're two pieces of pastry with fillings, like jam and icing, sandwiched in between them. That's bound to be delicious! And, to make matters even better, there are two in each silvery packet. That's the kind of generous pre-portioned action we want to see more of.
Ritz Bits feature all of the crunchy, buttery tastiness that we've come to expect from Ritz Crackers, only this time, they've been shrunk to a tiny size and filled with a variety of fillings, like peanut butter and cheese and the like, and made into little bite-sized sammiches. Delicious or a dud? You decide!
Is Jell-O really good? Or, are we just tricked into believing that it's good because it comes in fun colors and wobbles when you jiggle it? We're on the fence as to why so many people love Jell-O, and we're not even convinced that we like it ourselves. We mean, we think we do, but do we really? Hard to say.
BLECH! Raisins! Um, we mean, yum! Raisins! Alright, we'll level with you. Sun-Maid Raisins are probably the best raisins on the market, nobody's saying they're not, but here's the thing. They're still raisins. Now, some people probably like that. We don't fit into that category, but that's okay. We're not making the decisions here, you are. Where do you stand?
Uncrustables are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crusts already taken off, because, you know, making a PB&J is hard enough, but to then take a butter knife and remove the crusts yourself? Ugh! That is WAY too much work! Anyway, Uncrustables make for a great snack, especially if you can't stand the outside edges of a sandwich.
It's funny, but kids are so finicky that they don't want to eat real fruit, so it's almost like they have to be put through rigorous training to prepare them for the cutthroat, fruit eating real world. So, to gear them up for what's to come, we pump them full of Fruity by the Foot, fruit flavored candies and, most importantly, fruit snacks.
Of all of the snowballs, of which we're pretty sure there are only two kinds, Hostess's and the real ones you make in the yard after a snowfall, these are our favorite. Coconut over a layer of marshmallow fluff, coating a dome of chocolate cake with a dollop of cream inside, these things are soooooo good!
Snack Pack Pudding Cups
Snack Pack's pudding cups came in lots of tasty flavors, like chocolate and vanilla, and they were always satisfying in an unsatisfying sort of way. Prepackaged pudding just doesn't compare to homemade, but it's better than no pudding at all. Plus, these cups were easy to toss into a lunch kit at the last minute, and sometimes, convenience wins.
Kids like interactive snacks, that's why string cheese is such a hit with them. We mean, that's why we love this stuff. It's fun to peel bits of cheese off and play with it before hearing your mom yell at you from the other room, telling you to quit playing with your snack and just eat it, what are you, an animal?!
No snack lets you pretend to be a duck better than Pringles! These chips aren't potato chips exactly, in fact, we don't know what they are or even what they're made of. But, what we do know is that they taste good and they can be a lot of fun. What more could you want in a snack?
Graham crackers are fun, don't get us wrong, but can you imagine if those very same graham crackers were shaped like little bears having a good time? Teddy Grahams, small graham cracker bear cookies, are every bit as adorable as you might imagine, and they taste good, too. Don't'cha just love cookies you can eat by the handful?
Bugles are...well, to be honest, we're not quite sure what they are. Are they crackers? Are they chips? Are they, like, bits of Chex cereal that don't want to follow in their progenitors' footsteps? We're not really sure what they're going for, but there is one thing we do know, and that's this: they're tasty.
Awww, yissss! Score! Toaster Strudels! We love these things, and we have ever since they hit the shelves back in the 90's. The only bad part about these things is that there's never enough icing in those little packets, so you have to use two per Toaster Strudel, then you end up with a couple icing-less Toaster Strudels at the end of the box.
Push-up pops come in a variety of flavors, and lots of different bands have their own version of these frozen treats, but Nestle's orange flavored push-up pop is our fave. Push-up pops are pops made of frozen sherbet, usually in a fruit flavor, that you push up as you make your way through them. They're half flavor, half fun!
Do little kids enjoy eating applesauce, by Mott's or otherwise? Mmm, well, some may, some may not. It must have been hard trying to convince people to eat pureed apple, and we can't imagine it would be a favorite for anyone, but, hey, it takes all kinds to make a world, don't it?
Oatmeal Cream Pies
Oatmeal Cream Pies (by Little Debbie herself) were one of those snacks that you ate as a little kid, but never really, actually liked until you became an adult, at which point you learned to appreciate the subtleties of the flavors. We can't pass up an Oatmeal Cream Pie, but where do you stand?
Nutella and Go
What little kid doesn't love the snacks that involve dipping part of the snack into the other part of the snack? See, kids love tasks. They like to do things that keep them busy. At least, we guess that must be the thought process behind these Nutella and Go packets. Featuring Nutella with tiny, crunchy breadsticks, this one is always a winner!
Peanut butter cookies are delicious, but they ain't got nothin' on Nutter Butters, which, technically speaking, ARE peanut butter cookies, but they're on a whole new level. A sleeve of these puppies with a side of a tall glass of cold milk in front of a cartoon marathon. Man, that was little kid nirvana, wasn't it?
Rainy days were always the lamest when you were a kid, because back in the day, we didn't have iPads and other electronic doodads to entertain us, we just had to play in the yard and be happy about it. But one good thing about being stuck inside on a rainy day was enjoying a bowlful of Spaghettios for lunch. Delicious.