Top Ten Foods that Have Changed Their Taste or Ingredients Since the 1980s

Yes I know your taste buds change over the years, but these products have factually changed their ingredients and quality (adding preservatives and other additives, moving from sugar to high fructose corn syrup, removing certain fats and lards, and using cheaper ingredients to cut production costs and increase profits) since the 80s.
The Top Ten
1 Twinkies

They were a lot softer and practically melted in your mouth. Now, they have a stale taste and weird texture. They are also overly sweet now due to the fructose. Pretty much all Hostess products are guilty of this and are gross to me now.

I heard that they taste very bland and sweet now.

I don't eat these anymore, and I'm glad.

2 Kit Kat

Does anyone remember when they came wrapped in foil? Anyway, they used to have more "crunch" to them back then, and now the chocolate seems to be of lower quality.

No, they're not the same, but they do have a lot of different kinds now: lemon, birthday cake, apple pie, raspberry cream. All of these are good.

3 Coke

The move from sugar to high fructose corn syrup has made them sweeter.

4 Maple Syrup

A lot of companies moved from real maple and sugar to artificial maple flavoring and fructose. I won't eat it unless it's real maple syrup nowadays, which costs about $10 for a small bottle. The artificial stuff is nasty.

5 Oreo

I don't like Oreo cookies anymore. And why would they ever make one with Tide pod cream? That is just stupid. I will never buy them.

Stale taste with less crunch and overly sweet now.

6 Hot Pockets

I don't eat these anymore, but I imagine they're one of the few that has probably improved. They moved from artificial cheese to real cheese.

7 Entenmann Products

Their cakes and donuts' ingredients have been cheapened, resulting in a hard, stale, and overly sweet product. They're not as good as they used to be.

I used to love the coffeecakes, but they don't have anything in them anymore. And yes, all of their products are always stale.

8 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The peanut butter is way different now. Cheap and generic tasting.

I loved getting Reese's cups for Halloween, but sadly they are not good anymore.

I love this candy still, but I don't think it uses real peanut butter.

9 Chips Ahoy!

They used to taste "fresher." The preservatives and cheaper ingredients actually took away the fresh taste, and again, the fructose makes them too sweet.

10 Butterfinger

Way too hard. They make my mouth bleed.

The Contenders
11 Chef Boyardee

I loved this stuff. Now it's horrible.

12 Doritos

Even the logo is worse now. Anyway, they taste less cheesy.

13 Dr Pepper

Who even likes this stuff? It's not even good! It tastes like cough medicine.

14 Pop Tarts

Too sweet and tastes like the generic brands now. Probably due to the cheap ingredients and preservatives.

15 Fresh Fruit

I added this because it just doesn't taste the same anymore. I think it's because it's not tree-ripe anymore. They don't really have taste or even juice anymore. Apples, plums, pineapples, grapes. I miss good fresh fruit.

16 Hidden Valley Ranch
17 7up
18 Kraft Mac & Cheese
19 Little Debbie Snack Cakes
20 M&M's
21 Jack's Frozen Pizza
22 Apple Jacks
23 Cinnamon Toast Crunch
24 Goldfish Crackers
25 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

I used to love these on Christmas morning. Now, they taste awful and they need more icing.

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