Friday, January 28, 2011

Blast From the Past Snacks

Earlier this week, I found myself at a large gas station somewhere off I-75 in southern Georgia. It was one of those gas stations that have a restaurant (or two), a small grocery store (at least it seems like it), and even showers for those who spend most days on the road.

It was a brief pit stop for me as I drove home from Florida. The rental car needed gas, and I had a serious case of the munchies. So I roamed the aisles, looking for snacks. Trust me when I say there was a lot to choose from. It was just a matter of picking between salty and sweet.

I went with salty (as I almost always do), and headed for the potato chips. I was trying to decide between Andy Capp’s Hot Fries or Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream when I spotted them.

Them being taco-flavored Doritos. In the retro packaging, too! It flashed me right back to my childhood. I used to eat taco-flavored Doritos all the time as a kid. Apparently they're on shelves for a limited time only, and I knew I had to have them.

I have to admit, they’re not as good as I remember, but buying them was worth the little trip down memory lane.

Is there a snack food that brings you back to your childhood? Or one that you wish would make a reappearance? 

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