When I was growing up, it was great to be a kid. Petroleum based cheese products like Squeeze-a-Snack could be squirted right into your mouth(!) and Tang crystals gave us permission to drink Kool Aid for breakfast. If the food didn’t harm us, we could play with any of a number of dangerous toys such as Clackers and Lawn Darts; all these easily purchased food and amusement options made life for the under 12 set a daily adventure. Today’s kids live in Boresville by comparison!
In fact, according to this article, childhood foods are becoming downright healthy and increasingly less childlike. While I applaud this movement when I have my motherly hat on, I do get a kick out of remembering the wacky way marketers spoke to me as a kid. In my day, potato chips were almost a food group and lunch was supposed to be fun, not stylish or good for you.
So, in the spirit of nostalgia, I present for your viewing pleasure, this commercial jingle that I often sang while dangling, 5-feet above concrete, upside down from rusty playground monkey bars.