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Mikey LIKES it!…

From Kansas City Star columnist and blogger Joe Posnanski, a roster of comestibles that qualify as “pixifood”– that is,  “any food substance that is highly pleasant to the taste as a child and tastes shockingly unpleasant once you become an adult.”  For example…

Beanie Weenies
As a child it tastes like: Smoky, beanie, weenie jubilation.
As an adult it tastes like: Cat food with an Italian twist.
Tidbits: The easiest lunch ever invented; you could throw throw a solid Beanie Weenie lunch together in seconds, and as a child you could get 45% of your daily of sugar and 48 mg of salt in one sitting. Plus, while it was true that it offered 0% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C and 42 grams of carbs, it did give you 20% of your daily recommended allowance of iron. Nutritious! Needless to say, it now tastes like warm shoes, which might be why the canny Van Camp’s folks created a barbecued variety.

Consider also…

Pop Tarts
As a child tastes like: Flavor-filled pastry with delightful crunchy coating.
As an adult tastes like: Manilla folders injected with jelly.

or

Tang
As a child it tastes like: Fruity drink goodness.
As an adult it tastes like: Laundry detergent

Peruse the whole list here.

As we stroll down memory lane, we tip the birthday beret to Rene Thom, the mathematician who, after making his mark in topology founded catastrophe theory; he was born on this date in 1923 in Montbéliard.

Rene Thom

Written by LW

September 2, 2008 at 1:01 am

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