The foods we used to eat back in the 60s and 70s

Do you remember the local fair with your parents? Remember eating fairy floss and lollies? What about celebrating a special birthday
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Do you remember the local fair with your parents? Remember eating fairy floss and lollies? What about celebrating a special birthday dinner?

Today we thought we’d have some fun and take a look back at the foods you would turn your nose up at, along with the foods you loved. Which of these take you back?

One of our writers Karen shared her memories of food in her childhood:

“Sausage rolls and meat pies were available from the tuck shop which also sold Choo Choo Bars, and a beautiful lolly which was 6 a penny (cent)… Butterscotch covered in chocolate.”“There were also jam, pineapple and plain donuts. Cream buns and finger buns. The top of the heap was a chocolate eclair. Sandwiches were on white bread. The idea of different breads? Well it was just brown or white! Coeliac and gluten free, rice flour, or those alternatives would have been laughed out of the playground!”
“At home food was very basic, meat and three vegs for dinner every night. Takeaways were rare and probably only Chinese food on Friday night (something in curry or sweet and sour sauce with fried rice). Although not wealthy, we lived on a farm so had heaps of fresh meat, poultry and vegs which Mum grew in the home paddock.”
“We also ate dessert every night, fruit with cream fresh from the dairy, boiled rice with milk and sugar, or perhaps some treacle. Breakfast was porridge in winter, Weetbix with hot milk in winter and cold in summer, but for my father it could be steak and eggs, bacon, the lot.”
“Because we are Catholics, we ate fish on Fridays, always and one of the great hates of my life is smoked cos which my father loved and mum served with white sauce – another of my hates! Only on Monday did we eat out of the school tuckshop. On other days Mum made lunch with peanut butter, Vegemite (I was a happy little Vegemite), a homemade jam, with a piece of fruit, or maybe a homemade biscuit or piece of cake, or cupcake”.

Creamed corn

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Quiche

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Carrot cake

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Bubble and squeak

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Fish fingers

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Spam

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Lamb brains

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Pickles

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Tripe

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Fondue

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Porridge

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Raisins

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Sardines on bread

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Corned beef

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Meatloaf

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Canned asparagus

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Pineapple chicken

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TV dinner

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Pop rocks

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Grapefruit for breakfast

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Devilled eggs

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Pigs in a blanket

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Devon and tomato sauce on bread

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Share your memories below!

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