RememBear This: Lunchables
Kids now-a-days are so spoiled (man I feel old saying that), but they’ve got it all….G-Force, The Jonas Brothers, 15 ’round the clock cartoon channels, and nearly a million varieties of Lunchables from the kid favorite pepperoni pizza to mini hotdogs and mini burgers…do you know they even have a grilled chicken wrap version now? That’s not to mention the chicken dunks, nachos and the “don’t know how parents justify buying this for their kid’s lunches”, Pizza Treatza (a cheese pizza and a candy chocolate candy pizza for dessert). Really all I remember there being is two choices…ham & cheese and turkey & cheese. I always opted for the ham, I hated turkey back then, which is kind of funny because it’s pretty much the opposite now.
These young whipper snappers don’t know how easy they have it…I mean honestly, try going through lunch with just two choices of Lunchables. Now that’s tough. My dad’s lore of hiking 7 miles in the snow (“uphill both ways”) to get to and from school has nothing on trying to endure an entire semester on turkey or ham & cheese. No Capri-Sun…no beef taco wraps…no Airheads. Can you believe they include Airheads with these now. We wonder why other countries view us American’s as fat and lazy….we serve our kids, willingly, fat and sugar for lunch. I may end up in a rant if I continue down this line so I’ll stop before I get started.
Back to the happy times Something about the crackers, cheese and little ham or turkey slices made me so giddy. I’m not sure if it was the fact that you had to peel back the wrapper and open it like a little present, each piece of your meal quarantined off in their own little cell. Or was it the that you got to build your own tiny sangwiches. I’m sure I’m not the only one that ventured on to the double, triple and quad stacks (WAY before BK even thought about doing it). For whatever reason, and I’ve kind of stumped myself on this one, but I could literally eat these every single day and not tire of them.
What was your favorite non-homemade packed lunch?
Check out this sweet ad from last year: