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. Also overly sweet now from the fructose. Pretty much all Hostess products are guilty of this and are gross to me now.

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

Yep, they ruined these

they are so bad now, I used to really like them, but now yuck!, and where is the cream filling?, now I really mean it when I ask.

2 Kit Kat

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.

Anyone remember when they came wrapped in foil? Anyways, they use to have more “crunch” to them back then and now the chocolate seems to be of lower quality.

That sad, I loved them

3 Coke

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

Mexican Coke has real sugar.

plan coke is not as good as it was at one time, however I do really like the cherry-vanilla coke, that one is very good.

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.

so it's not just me, they get hard and there isn't much filling anymore, I don't like them anymore.

7 Entenmann Products

Their cakes and donuts ingredients have been cheapened (hard, stale and overly sweet product) and 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.

this one is sad because I really liked there chocolate cake and the black and white cookies.

8 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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

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

I loved geting reese cups for halloween, but sadly there are not good anymore.

when good candy go's bad.

9 Chips Ahoy!

Use to taste “fresher”. The preservatives and cheaper ingredients actually took away the fresh taste and again the fructose makes them too sweet.

they burn my mouth I don't know what they put in them now but it's not good.

10 Butterfinger Butterfinger Product Image

Way too hard, they make my mouth bleed.

nobody likes the new one.

The Contenders
11 Chef Boyardee

I loved this stuff, now it's horrible.

12 Doritos

it's like they color the chip's now because there doesn't seem to be much powder anymore, so therefore not much flavor just color.

Even the logo is worse now. Anyways they taste less cheesy.

I think they are still good.

13 Pop Tarts

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

they don't have any taste.

14 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, apple's, plum's, pineapple's, grape's, I miss good fresh fruit.

15 Hidden Valley Ranch
16 7up

7-up has a odd taste now, and it's not sweet anymore.

17 Kraft Mac & Cheese

the box would taste better.

18 Dr Pepper

it's not good anymore.

19 Little Debbie Snack Cakes

they are always stale.

20 M&M's

they are hard and taste weird

21 Jack's Frozen Pizza

it doesn't really have any taste anymore.
and they are so hard I can't even eat most of it.

22 Apple Jacks

they have a very bad taste now.

23 Cinnamon Toast Crunch

way to much cinnamon.

24 Goldfish Crackers Goldfish Crackers Product Image

they are made with plants now? what happened to the cheese?

25 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

I used to love this on christmas morning, now they taste awful, and they need more iceing.

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