Old People Food

I got my first cantaloupe at ALDI the other day ($1.49, up from the $0.99 it was for a while) and I strongly approve. I think I shied away from them cause I thought they were hard to slice. I don’t know why I thought a melon that turns soft as a tomato after a week at room temperature was hard to cut, but I did.


I think I also shied away because I think of cantaloupe as old people food.

You know? How you associate some foods with old folks? I haven’t seen anybody under 70 enjoy:

  • Fried fish
  • Coffee-flavored ice cream
  • Black licorice
  • Jell-O with anything but fruit in it

Am I the only one with old people food connotations? What do you think?


Draws. Sweats. Eats too much sugar-free candy.

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4 Responses

  1. Alena says:

    Yeah.. liver and onions and prune juice fo’ sho’.. having dinner at like 4:30-5:00..

    Hey, I’m under 70 and I like coffee ice cream and Jell-O with fruit in it (try the Dole ones, they come in cups.. the best is cherry with mixed fruit). I really enjoy coffee, so there’s something to be said about a creamy, sweet coffee treat (I’m a poet, yo).

    My mom was a health-food freak while I was growing up, so no fruits or anything like that have old people connotations. 😉

  2. Tory says:

    Heh heh heh. Do they still make liver and onions? Isn’t that something like lard and aspic and snuff that they just don’t *do* anymore?

  3. stagger lee says:

    what about liver and onions? BTW: glad you got things up and running again.

  4. Sarah says:

    I think I enjoy fried fish very much, but I’m with you on the fruit filled Jell-O. Another 70+ favorite: prune juice.

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