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America's first junk food?

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    oldandwiseposted 5 years ago

    What would be considered America's first junk food?

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      peanuts. Because America was first an agricultural nation. Maybe chestnuts, hickory nuts. If you are talking pre-industrial America. In post-agricultural America...I would wager that our first junk food was potato chips.

    2. Daniella Lopez profile image89
      Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I heard once that Cracker Jacks are considered America's first junk food... but I don't know if that's true or not.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      heroin

      1. Bendo13 profile image83
        Bendo13posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        haha... that's one way to look at it!

  2. Leaderofmany profile image60
    Leaderofmanyposted 5 years ago

    I'm guessing sugar cane or molasses since they were early staples.

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    junk food as in fast food?

    A&W

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    oldandwiseposted 5 years ago

    Junk food as in things like potato chips, ect. So far no correct answers.

  5. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago

    It must be hamburgers, as developed by the German immigrants from the town of Hamburg, if taken in the literal sense that the foodstuff was developed in America.

    Otherwise, it would have to be whatever our (British) junk food was of the period of the late 17th/early 18th century. Take your pick from 4,683,694 menu ideas... lol

  6. Don Bobbitt profile image92
    Don Bobbittposted 5 years ago

    It has t be JERKY!  Whether Beef, Buffalo, Deer, Elk, Wildcat, whatever, the leftover portions were often chopped/ground into lengths and dried to avoid losing the meat to spoilage. These JERKYs were taken on hunting trips, and often eaten by the kids.

  7. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Popcorn!

    1. sarovai profile image62
      sarovaiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. May be. smile

  8. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    lollipops?

  9. Alecia Murphy profile image89
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    I'll go with pickles for a thousand Alex?

  10. Kris Heeter profile image85
    Kris Heeterposted 5 years ago

    Lollipops

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    mega1posted 5 years ago

    I would say french fries or cookies  - well then, donuts?

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      OMG that is the most ridiculous [in a cool way] avatar I have yet peed my pants to, my god thanks whew! needed that

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        SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have never in my life gotten a reaction like that from a woman. 































        tonguetonguetonguetongue  lol

        1. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Then you're doing something wrong, Dent! lol

      2. mega1 profile image78
        mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I seem to have that affect on you!  hee hee big_smile

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    oldandwiseposted 5 years ago

    Hint, Habee was close!

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    SirDentposted 5 years ago

    Cracker Jacks?  They had a different name before the current name but I can't recall what it was.

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    oldandwiseposted 5 years ago

    And the winner is!!! SirDent! wtg

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      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the hint Habee.  I saw a little about Cracker Jacks on Tv a few days ago.

      What is my prize?

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        what's the size?

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    oldandwiseposted 5 years ago

    Originally called candied popcorn and peanuts.

 
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