Enjoy a Century of Party Snacks as Reviewed by Modern Kids

The culinary arts have taken some very aggressive detours over the last century, especially in the finger foods and cocktail treats department. Who better to survey once-popular party snacks with a modern eye than the children of today?


This latest twist on the old “kids react” trope comes courtesy of Bon Appétit (via Digg). It’s part of an entire series where they feed foods of yore to kids, from cookies and candy to health foods and airline meals. This time they offered up clams casino, cheese fondue, bacon-wrapped chicken livers, and more.

“My mom makes this and I don’t like it,” announces one headband-wearing child, pushing away a tray of “baked bean quickies” and walking off with a bowl of proto-Cheetos. A girl after my own heart.

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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I remember during a lecture in cooking school our teacher (an award winning chef), was talking about how he made a whole display of native australian animals and flowers out of marzipan to win his international competition back when he was 18. Later in the kitchen we tried marzipan, and every single millenial hated it. We couldn’t believe that he won awards with that stuff. Food has changed so much, and definitely for the better.