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Stranger Things To Eat From The 80s

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The 80s were my jam. The best years of my life were spent growing up during this decade. Once I finally sat down and binged Stranger Things, I fell in love with all things 80s. We’re watching the premiere of Season 3 this week and planned out some fun Stranger Things to eat from the 80s. Need a viewing party menu? Consider adding some of these 80s era items to your list! 

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Stranger Things To Eat From The 80s

I loved the 80s so of course, I love how much Stranger Things embraces the decade.

True story: I didn’t watch the show for years, but recently was convinced to sit down and binge it. 

Thanks, Tessa, for that nudge! 

And if you know me, you know when I find something I love, I fall hard for it. So I’m all Stranger Things all the time right now. That’s how I fangirl! 


We’re watching Stranger Things 3 today- all day- happy fourth of July for us! 

And instead of making red, white and blue sweet 4th of July treats, we’re having an 80s viewing party menu.

If you want to do the same, here are some ideas for Stranger Things to eat from the 80s. You probably can’t find them all in stores, but who knows what you’ll find online!

Eggo Waffles


Foods That Were Popular In the 80s

Note to self: the 80s were big on finding all the ways to eat pizza. Ha! 

  • Leggo my Eggos! You can’t have a Stranger Things watching party without some Leggo Waffles. 
  • Bagel Bites
  • Totino’s Pizza Rolls
  • Hot Pockets
  • Jello Pudding Pops
  • Stouffer’s Cuisine French Bread Pizza
  • Bugels 
  • New Coke
  • Pop Tarts
  • Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Steak Ums
  • Tab

tab soda

  • Ritz Crackers & Cheeze Whiz
  • Flinstone’s Push-up Pops
  • Hi-C Ecto Cooler
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast
  • Spaghetti-Os 
  • Candy Cigarettes
  • Anything microwavable – they were new, and we wanted to cook everything in them!
  • Funyuns
  • Astro Pops
  • Clearly Canadian
  • Dunkaroos
  • Pringles
  • Planter’s Cheez Balls

Planters cheez balls

More Stranger Things Food Ideas

And if you aren’t down with all the 80s processed snack foods, maybe try a few fun recipes at home. 

We made Stranger Things Upside Down Sundaes last week during the binge and Stranger Things Alphabet Wall Brownies

Easy for kids to help make, delicious for all!

upside down sundae

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