Like lots of kids growing up, I did love my candy and my sugar. Truth be told, I wasn't allowed to have as much as I would have liked, but that doesn't mean I didn't sneak some candies whenever I had the opportunity.

Now that I'm older though? My taste buds just aren't the same.

I can't stomach too much of anything super sweet and the idea of chowing down on candy and chocolate the way I see some kids do pretty much grosses me out.

My body thanks me, though!


People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Fulhus asked the online community:

"What food doesn't taste as good as it used to?"

Planterz Cheese Balls

"Planters Cheez Balls. 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."

phillymjs

It's true what they say: You can't go home again.

Juicy Fruit

"Juicy Fruit gum. They ruined the flavor 20 years ago. It tastes bitter after 20 seconds. They should just discontinue the gum."

InterestingClerk91

Honestly, yes. It tastes like nothing now. Then again, I haven't had gum in years and I'm okay with that.

Thin Mints

"Thin Mints — most other Girl Scout cookies since they changed manufacturer, but I miss the old thin mints the most."

[deleted]

I had some recently and I really enjoyed them but I guess I wouldn't know! I didn't grow up eating Girl Scout cookies.

"She left me her recipes..."

"My grandma's cooking. She left me her recipes when she passed but I still can’t recreate her magic."

carolebaskinshusband

Nostalgia is also an ingredient, believe it or not.

Sorry about your loss.

Butterfinger

"Butterfingers or Nestle chocolate in general."

Fondueinthebutt

I used to love these and don't think I can stomach them anymore.

KFC

"KFC has gone WAY downhill in the past 25 years."

Gracieland1979

Honestly, Popeye's is where it's at. That's been the case for a long time.

Pop Tarts

"Pop tarts. They are chalky/pasty and so thin now."

[deleted]

If you really want to taste a proper Pop Tart, I have found that the store brands taste a lot like the old ones. Check some out.

Corn Pops

"Corn Pops ever since they got rid of the foil bag."

ministarfallen

The foil bag?

They got rid of the foil bag?1

Is nothing sacred?!

"Peaches. I've commented on this many times but the last several years the peach crop has sucked. I haven't had a good, juicy, non-mealy peach in a long time."

llcuff80

The ones you buy at the store are nowhere near as good as the ones my friend can just pick off the tree in his backyard!

Klondike Bars

"Klondike bars, they are half of what they used to be and the coating is chocolate flavored crap they mist across them instead of actually coating them in something approaching real chocolate."

way2funni

They melt so quickly, too! Not worth it. I haven't had one in years.

Sorry to disappoint all of you: The things you loved eating as a kid are pretty bad now.

Your wallet and health will thank you later. Much of it is just really terrible refined sugar.

Have some thoughts of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!


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