Sad news in a nostalgic kind of way; 83 year old Donald Goerke died this past Sunday at his home in Delran, New Jersey.Ā Who in the hell is Donald Goerke?Ā Donald Goerke is the former marketing director of Franco- American, and the man who created Spaghetti- Oās.Ā What kid didnāt enjoy Spaghetti- Oās or Ravioli- Oās when they were growing up?Ā And if you couldnāt get your hands on Spaghetti- Oās, what kid didnāt enjoy the culinary styling's of the ORIGINAL iron chef, Chef Boyardee?Ā Or the delicious baked goods of Little Debbie, Dolly Madison or Hostess?Ā Then, something happens and as an adult we find that a lot of these ākidāsā foods we used to love now tastes like vomit.Ā When was the last time you ate a Twinkie?Ā It wonāt be nearly as good as you remember.Ā I made that discovery fairly recentlyā¦ donāt make the same mistake.Ā On the other hand, if youād told me as a child that Iād eat sushi, I would have told you that you were high.Ā Thatās how goes.Ā Well, in honor of Donald Goerke and his Spaghetti- Oās, today we wanted to know:Ā WHAT FOOD DID YOU EAT AS A CHILD THAT YOU WOULD NEVER DREAM OF EATING NOW OR WHAT FOOD DO YOU EAT NOW THAT YOU WOULD NEVER EAT AS A CHILD?
Iāve never liked green vegetables and still donāt, have always loved Cinnamon Toast Crunch and still do.Ā My diet never really changed until I started working in restaurants.Ā That exposed me to all kinds of new foods, etc, and definitely expanded my palate, but Iāll still take a peanut butter and jelly sandwich over just about anything else.
Here are some of the things you used to enjoy but donāt any more, or the things you love now that you never thought youād eat:
Will never eat Vienna sausage againā¦ canāt blame them
Used to hate liver and onions but he loves it now
Asparagus and onionsā¦ used to hate them, now he loves them
Crayonsā¦ Iām ASSUMING he USED to eat them and doesnāt nowā¦ or maybe itās the other way around
Wonāt eat mac and cheese out of a box again
Used to love Sunny Delight and now it freaks him out
Used to add sugar to his Frosted Flakes
His mother used to feed him peanut butter and pickle sandwichesā¦ and he chose not to kill her
Used to eat liverwurstā¦ wonāt touch the stuff now
Loved corn dogs as a kid, now, like me, they scare the sh*t out of him.Ā Thereās something not- quite- right about corn dogs
Used to hate spinach but now she canāt get enough of it.Ā Spinach is one of those things where I canāt even comprehend how anyone could like it
Kraft American cheeseā¦ perhaps the only ācheeseā on earth that has no dairy
Used to eat cheddar cheese dipped in A- 1 steak sauce
This dude actually USED to enjoy PICKLED PIGS FEETā¦ seriously man, what the f**k?!?Ā All the different parts of a pig that are delicious and you go for its feetā¦ in brine?
The list could go on and on, but I wonāt.Ā Why?Ā Well, actually, Iām running out of time and Ben will kill me if I donāt finishā¦ so Iām finished.
Until tomorrow, we donāt want no civil war so STAY BEAUTIFUL!ā