I write historical fiction. Since I am old enough to be historical, I keep finding that Fizzies, meatloaf and Neccos show up in my work (I’m on my third book set in the 30s/40s).
Clearly I need some new foods! Generally meatloaf shows up because I never liked it as a kid. Other foods I disliked growing up: creamed tuna on toast, those canned tamales and lasagne (the noodles were too thick).
Foods I loved did indeed include Fizzies and Neccos (especially the brown ones), but I also adored red hots (sometimes called Cinnamon Imperials) and fried chicken and my grandma’s cucumbers and onions in vinegar (I drank the vinegar). Even though I thought I hated spinach, I ate the stuff that came fresh out of Grandpa M’s garden because he called it Swiss Chard. (Some of it was chard; some spinach).
Help me out here — what are some “good” Depression-era yucky foods? How about tasty treats?