12 Beloved Foods That Have Fallen From Flavor Grace

Everything was better when you were younger — or was it? Did we all just have uneducated perspectives on what was good or bad? A recent online post reveals what Internet users feel on the matter.

1. Burger King

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“Burger King was sooooo much better when I was growing up in the ’90s,” says a commenter lamenting their favorite decade. “I miss those nuggets and fries.” I have only tried their nuggets once, and I can’t remark on their flavor because they were cooked in what tasted like one-month-old oil.

2. Great Cheez Balls of Fire

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“Planters Cheez Balls,” a glum observer remarks. “Those things were like the food of the gods when I was a kid in the ’80s. When they brought them back for a while a few years ago, I bought a few cans, only to find out they tasted like disappointment.”

3. Red Delicious Apples

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“Red delicious apples,” is the next frank retort. I remember as a child that a red apple was always better than a green apple, and to this day, I am still unsure why. To be fair, both are not to my taste anymore — Jazz, Braeburn, or Fuji only for me. “I’m the psychopath that enjoys eating Granny Smith apples,” jokes the next apple smasher. “And yes, I know they are pie apples.”

4. Word Soup

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“Spaghettios” is the next suggestion. I haven’t eaten these in decades, though I am sure they were, and still are, disgusting. “Agreed! I loved this as a kid,” adds another person. “I’m assuming my taste changed, and the product stayed the same. It’s hard to know.”

5. Chocolate Controversy

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“I find myself spending a lot more on more ‘premium’ chocolate because I can’t stand any regular brand anymore,” grumbles the next poster. “It’s just chocolate-flavored sugar.” You have a friend in me, fellow chocoholic. Looking closely, you will realize they are all owned by a handful of conglomerates; sadly, profit comes before quality.

6. Cereal Regret

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“Used to taste like all kinds of awesome as a kid: I would eat bowl after bowl,” states a former breakfast cereal nerd. “Now, they are nowhere near the same taste level.” Is it us, too? Do we lose the same taste-bud enthusiasm our less-tarnished kid selves once had? Maybe mass-produced breakfast cereal never did taste any good.

8. Hot Pockets

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“Were they ever good? I used to think so,” jokes an observer. “Not now,” I recall visiting the United States when Hot Pockets first arrived, and I was blown away. I was deflated, knowing I couldn’t find them after returning to Britain. “Yeah, they used to have discernible layers of pepperonis, cheese, and sauce,” adds another let-down observer. “Now, it’s just a greasy purée of red goop.”

9. Oreos

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When one contributor shows disdain for the current state of America’s favorite cream-filled chocolate cookie, agreement is fervent throughout the thread. “I get one bag, and they taste normal-ish; not as good as they were, even only a few years ago,” begins a kindred observer, “but I get another bag, and they taste really off, almost chemical-like.”

10. Whoppers

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“I like Whoppers, but sometimes I’ll get a bad one with a weird texture, and it ruins the whole bag,” notes a chocolate fan, and the agreement comes from another confectionery lover. “They went from ‘made with malted milk’ to ‘malted milk-flavored,’ and the texture changed,” adds a person who reads the small print. As I said: profit over quality.

11. Vegetables

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“Now, I am not saying that vegetables taste bad; it’s just that a lot of them don’t taste as good anymore,” claims someone in a grandiose statement. “Farming prioritizes size, shape, and color more than taste currently.” This scenario may happen if you only buy from larger national grocery chains.

12. Hose Water

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“I remember being a kid and playing outside on hot summer days, and a drink from the hose always tasted so good,” a nostalgist reflects. “Recently, I was watering my flowers and took a drink for old times’ sake, and it was awful. Tasted like mud and metal.” I don’t remember my garden hose water ever tasting good!

Source: Reddit.

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