Can We Guess the Decade You Were Born In by Your Taste in These Vintage Foods?

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By: Monica Lee

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

From Pop Tarts to Toaster Strudel, there were similar foods that we all ate as kids, no matter what the decade. But a certain packaging, a particular brand, and even an off taste (like Tab) can trigger a gold rush of memories. You might have been a latchkey kid watching Gilligan's Island and eating Pop Tarts while waiting for your parents to finish work. Or maybe you stayed in after-school programs and were starving for dinner, cheering that there was Digorno Pizza ready to pop in the oven. No matter what your unique childhood experiences were, the food you ate growing up is one of the most powerful social experiences that bind generations together. 

The food trends went from rich, creamy, fattening foods to health-conscious, gluten-free and organic foods. The most popular dish when Baby Boomers were growing up was Quiche Loraine. And as the decades passed, Millennial's were eating Kashi for breakfast.  Mayonnaise and ketchup was the condiment of choice for those born in the '60s and '70s, while Ranch dressing and Green Goddess was popular in salads, dips, and sandwiches in the '80s and '90s. For Millennial's, Sriracha was the condiment of choice -- added to everything from potato chips to chicken and fish.  

What was your favorite food growing up? We'll need you to be as accurate as possible so we can guess the decade of your birth. Take this quiz now and find out if we're right!


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Which food trend was super popular from your youth?

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What cereal was popular when you were growing up?

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Which of these was a favorite snack growing up?

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Which of these do you remember well when you were a kid?

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What entree exploded on the dining scene at the nice restaurants you went to with your parents?

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Out for brunch? What was always on the menu?

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What other breakfast food do you recognize from your youth?

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Yum! Which one of these was in your school lunch?

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What elegant dessert did you try back in the day?

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Which of these was just gaining popularity when you were growing up?

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Another snack inspired by the decade you grew up in. Which one did you eat?

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Which one of these condiments was always in your refrigerator?

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What was your beverage of choice growing up?

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What was the adult beverage of choice?

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What fancy ingredient do you remember being in your pantry or refrigerator?

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Your after school snack, what was it?

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Which was your favorite dinner growing up?

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Visiting with a relative, what did your mom bring?

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What food disappeared immediately after being bought at the grocery store?

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What was a great snack surprise?

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