11 Classic ’70s Foods Boomers Couldn’t Get Enough Of


Tang, an orange powdered drink, symbolized a forward-thinking era. It offered a novel morning drink based on astronauts and space travel.


The practice promoted community and conversation beyond meals. Fondue embraced the communal spirit of peace movements and communal life.


Many 1970s households relied on Spam's versatility in cooking. Originating from wartime rations, its utility changed with the decade. 

Jell-O Salad

Jell-O Salad shows 1970s culinary daring. Its distinctive blend of vegetables or fruits in shimmering gelatin blurred dessert and main meal and reflected the period's culinary inventiveness.

Pop Rock

Pop Rocks redefined sweets in an era of creativity and experimentation. Their explosion of flavors and sensations made them more than a treat.

TV Dinner

TV Dinners with pre-portioned trays were more than a quick supper. They captured the spirit of a decade of technology and entertainment advances. 

Tab Soda

Wellness became popular in the 1970s, and Tab Soda led the way. As a zero-calorie cola, it appealed to a health-conscious age. Tab targeted flavor-seekers and health-conscious consumers in a sugary beverage industry.

Deviled Egg

These picnic and fancy occasion canapés combined tradition and contemporary. Fillings and toppings might be changed for diverse flavors and presentations, representing the era's individuality. 

Ritz Crackers With Easy Cheese

Ritz crackers and sprayable Easy Cheese exemplified the decade's convenience and deliciousness. Quick-to-assemble, tasty snacks were needed as life accelerated.

Prawn Cocktail

In '70s premium dining, prawn cocktails were served in stemmed glasses. The dish was elegant with delicious prawns and zesty Marie Rose sauce.

Vienna Sausage

Compactness made them excellent for short snacks, but their usefulness went beyond that. Cook with them or eat them straight from the can. 

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