Pick Your Favorite Childhood Foods and We'll Guess If You're Gen X, Millennial or Baby Boomer

Allison Lips

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About This Quiz

We all had our favorite childhood foods. Some of us grew up with a sweet tooth and would sneak various candies, such as Mike and Ikes, behind our parents' backs. Others miss the savory treats, such as pizza bites. 

Every generation has those unique treats, so iconic that the mere taste of them brings members of that generation back to their childhood. For Baby Boomers, it's often Fruit Stripe gum, which is known for its distinctive zebra patterns. For Gen X, it's Jell-O Pudding Pops and Reese's Pieces because E.T. featured the candy so prominently. As for Millennials, they had Push Pops, Teddy Grahams and Kudos bars. Xennials find themselves caught between Gen X and Millennials, but that simply means that they got to taste some of the best foods from two eras. 

Xennials may be unique, but they are not the only ones to have tasted foods from several generations. There are many foods and drinks that are timeless. Most people alive had Pop-Tarts, Kool-Aid, Jello-O and Laffy Taffy as children. 

Are you ready to find out which generation your favorite foods place you in? Let us guess if you were a child in the '60s, '70s, '80s or '90s! You could find out that you were born in the wrong decade! 


Which sugary cereal could you eat every day for breakfast?

Which snack was always in your lunchbox?

Which cookie did you beg your parents to buy?

Which lollipop was everywhere during your childhood?

Which freezer novelty dessert reminds you of summer?

Your parents finally let you chew gum - which brand were you chewing?

Which candy did your parents complain was going to give you cavities?

Were you ever allowed to eat candy cigarettes?

Which fruity drink did you have after school?

Did kids eat yogurt?

Do you remember a time when TV dinners were revolutionary?

Which crackers did you gobble by the handful?

What dip was frequently found at parties?

Which Coca-Cola product was everyone drinking when you were a child?

How did you eat your Rice Krispies Treats?

Which type of cake did you sneak bites of when your parents weren't looking?

Which Jell-O flavor reminds you of your youth?

Which Doritos flavor do you wish you could taste again?

What do you hope is for dinner?

Which addictive candy did you eat too much of?

Which flavor of Pop-Tarts was your favorite?

How did your mom make chicken for dinner?

What is your favorite pasta dish?

Did you ever find a Smucker's Uncrustables in your lunchbox?

Did your snack pudding come in a can?

Which novelty spread did you put on your sandwiches?

Which candy that is basically pure sugar was your favorite?

Which small fruity candy did you eat most often?

When you wanted pizza quickly, which kind did you get?

Which cheesy snack was your favorite?

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