We had far more important things to do than eat when we were kids. So we needed our food to be quick, sometimes sacrificing taste for speed. It was the age of the microwave and frozen food so we took full advantage! It was quick it was dirty and sometimes it resembled food! 10 Quick snacks we loved when we were kids.
1. Beans On Toast
A firm favourite, open the tin whack the beans in the microwave, bread in the toaster – ready in minutes!
Heinz Beanz were launched in 1901 as “Heinz Baked Beans” and were produced in the United States until 1928. In 1901, Heinz Baked Beans were first sold at the Fortnum & Mason department store in London. After opening its first overseas office in London in 1896, the company opened its first UK factory in Peckham, south London, in 1905. This was followed by a second factory at Harlesden, north-west London in 1919. Production was started at a former munitions factory at Standish near Wigan in 1946. A new factory opened in Kitt Green, Wigan, in 1958.
Between 1941 and 1948, The Ministry of Food classified Heinz Baked Beans as an “essential food” as part of its wartime rationing system.
2. Crisp Sandwich
A potato chip or crisp is a thin slice of potato that has been deep fried or baked until crunchy. Potato chips are commonly served as a snack, side dish, or appetizer. The basic chips are cooked and salted; additional varieties are manufactured using various flavorings and ingredients including herbs, spices, cheeses, other natural flavors, artificial flavors and additives.
Potato chips are a predominant part of the snack food and convenience food market in Western countries. The global potato chip market generated total revenues of US$16.49 billion in 2005. This accounted for 35.5% of the total savory snacks market in that year ($46.1 billion).
3. Crispy Pancakes
A few minutes in the oven and you’re good to go!
Crispy Pancakes is the name of a brand of frozen savoury pancakes coated with breadcrumbs containing various fillings. Past names of fillings include cheddar cheese, chicken and bacon, chicken and sweetcorn and chicken and mushroom (these were phasing out in November 2001 and finally discontinued in 2002). Crispy pancakes, packaged in Britain, are sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Italy. In Italy, they are known as Sofficini (“soft ones, fluffy ones”) and are described as tomato and mozzarella, mozzarella and spinach or cheese and ham.
The chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall re-created Findus Crispy Pancakes on his television show River Cottage in November 2009, although the original recipe was developed by Andrew Othen. Fearnley-Whittingstall stated in an article in The Times in 2009 that he loved Findus Crispy Pancakes as a child.