These 18 foods used to be extremely popular but food trends change, people find new things to eat and now, these foods are pretty much gone. Baby boomers may remember each of these nostalgic foods fondly but the next generation won't even know they exist. Say goodbye to these classic foods just one more time before they are completely gone forever.
This retro appetizer, which was a staple at parties, features chilled cooked shrimp served with a tangy cocktail sauce for dipping. With changing culinary trends and a shift towards more adventurous seafood options, traditional shrimp cocktail may fade away as people seek new and innovative appetizers like Charcuterie boards.
A dense and heavily fruit-filled cake, often soaked in alcohol, that is typically associated with holiday traditions. It is nowadays considered too heavy and sweet and less modern than what the younger generation would normally go for.
Liver and onions are definitely not something the younger gen would prefer. Gen Z finds the flavor and texture of chopped liver off-putting or unfamiliar to say at least.
Gelatin-based desserts or salads molded into various shapes, often incorporating fruits, vegetables, or other ingredients are getting out of fashion for sure. Younger generation typically views these kinds of desserts as artificial and prefers desserts with more natural and diverse flavors.
A classic dessert salad made with mixed fruits, marshmallows, and coconut, often topped with whipped cream. An extremely old-fashioned and unhealthy way to utilize fruits in a salad or even in a dessert.
Chipped beef on toast
Commonly known as "S.O.S.", this dish consists of dried beef in a white sauce served on toast, and it was a popular comfort food during earlier times however neither visually nor taste wise particularly appealing. A shift towards healthier and lighter meal options will possibly leading to its fading away.
Raisins had their days, however, have gone out of fashion for quite some time. Gen Z would prefer bread with more exciting and varied ingredients or flavors such as matcha, pecans, ruby chocolate chips, and so on.
The classic combination of apples, celery, and mayonnaise has become less trendy in contemporary salads, such as poke bowl type of creations.
While still consumed by many, the younger generation tends to lean towards fresh or frozen vegetables due to health reasons. To be fair, it is also more accessible to purchase fresh vegetables and fruits than it was decades ago.
Cream corn, a dish made with corn kernels cooked in a creamy sauce is an outdated side compared to whole kernels or roasted corn. Gen Z, with a preference for fresher and less processed ingredients, might find the texture and flavor as well offputting. Modern dietary preferences leaning towards lighter and healthier options have caused creamed corn to become less common.
A baked dish combining tuna, pasta, and creamy sauce, often topped with breadcrumbs is in danger due to changing tastes and a shift towards more diverse and gourmet-style casseroles. Gen Z, with a focus on healthier and more adventurous options, typically views tuna casserole as a heavy and outdated choice.
Pineapple upside-down cake
A cake baked with pineapple rings and cherries at the bottom, then flipped over for serving is in decline in popularity due to shifts towards more contemporary and creative desserts popping up in bakeries and pastry shops.
The fondue party used to be a big hit with families and friends. However, that tradition has slowly faded away and fondue pots are growing dusty on kitchen shelves. Dipping foods into melted cheese is no longer a party activity staple.
Ice cream covered in whipped meringue and served while on fire used to be the peak of dessert innovation. We have to admit, the Baked Alaska is a pretty impressive treat. However, you will be hard-pressed to find it on any restaurant menu these days as more trendy desserts take their place.
Consomme soup is a traditional French soup that is essentially a clear broth. Making consomme is a very laborious process that involves skimming the top of the soup for hours as the broth simmers. The fact that this simple broth is so hard to make is part of the reason why it is no longer on restaurant menus. Consomme may be a true classic but it will soon be very hard to find.
No one really makes corn pudding anymore. It is a sweet and savory side dish that used to be on every dinner table in the country. So what happened to corn pudding? We aren't really sure. But it will likely be gone forever quite soon. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Oysters Rockafeller is quite the decadent food. It is definitely a way to make light, healthy oysters into something rich and luxurious. It takes a lot of work to stuff each oyster with spinach, garlic, breadcrumbs, and cheese which may be one reason why they are not often seen on menus. Plus, all that cream can't be good for us. Oysters Rockafeller may taste good but they aren't really in line with modern-day cuisine.
Dutch Baby Pancakes
Dutch baby pancakes used to be a really popular breakfast. The big, eggy pancake was cooked in a cast iron skillet in the stove and looked similar to a popover. The pancake was sliced and served like a pie and made for an easy meal to feed a crowd. No one ever makes Dutch baby pancakes anymore and they have been replaced with regular, plain pancakes. We kind of miss that big pie pancake!
16 Countries With The Worst Foods In the World. Good food is an essential part of a good vacation. If you agree, then you need to completely avoid these 16 countries. Their food completely sucks and it is actually bad enough to ruin your entire trip. So, if you look forward to a delicious meal in a scenic place while relaxing on a world-class trip, then stay away from these places. The awful food will make your vacation a complete fail.
You Need to Eat Alone
14 Awful Dinner Topics You Need to Avoid. Do you like arguing at dinnertime? We are guessing that you do not. If you want to avoid fighting with your family at your next family gathering, then you definitely need to avoid these 14 taboo topics. All of the topics on our list are extremely polarizing and will make even the calmest family member get riled up. Talk about the food, talk about your kids but don't talk about these topics if you want to keep the peace.
Weird Food Traditions
16 Bizarre Food Traditions From Around The World. We all have cute little food traditions, right? Maybe you like to pray before eating. Or perhaps you’re more into shoving fistfuls of food. But these are still acceptable, right? Well, as it turns out, the world is full of strange food traditions that not everyone will find acceptable.
This article was originally published at Spatula Desserts.