Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Pixifood Phenomenon
They're supposed to be foods that we loved as kids but no longer enjoy eating as adults. Maybe I'm still a kid at heart, but here are a few of
Other People's Pixifoods I Still Like
Fun Dip/Lik em Stik
Cadbury Creme Eggs
Frozen Burritos (Annies Southwestern with masa, esp.)
Oatmeal Cream Pies
Cheese in a spray can
Cocoa mix with tiny dry marshmallows already in it
Note: I think the key to all of the above is enjoying them in moderation and treasuring your memories.
My Pixifoods Would Include
Big League Chew
Wax Soda Bottles
Chef Boyardee Ravioli
Liver and Onions
Boston Baked Beans (the candy)
Bubblegum ice cream
I'm On the Fence About
Hostess Fruit Pies
TV dinners - sometimes I find I am craving one with fried chicken and mashed potatoes and corn and a brownie
American cheese slices
Cinnamon Toast Crunch - or at least the generic kind I had recently, which got soggy too fast.
Fast food chicken - KFC kinda grosses me out and even Popeye's tastes like soap to me now. I still try to like it every once and a while.
Candy Canes (I mostly just like chocolate and cherry flavors)
Zero Bars - I think I need to try these again to determine whether I find them gross now.
Instant mashed potatoes - I haven't had any in years, but I liked that whole "hot lunch" scene at school.
I am happy to go into more detail about any item on these lists. Mentally, I've made another list called "Other People's Pixfoods I Never, Ever Liked." And I will defend my positions! Not to the death or anything, but still.
["Pixifood" topic originated on: Joe Posnanski]