Chow In Praise of Pixifoods
posted by August 29 at 13:41 PMon
As blogger/neologist Joe Posnanski puts it:
Pixifood (PIKZ-ee-food), noun: Any food substance that is highly pleasant to the taste as a child and tastes shockingly unpleasant once you become an adult.
Among Posnanski’s key pixifoods:
Tang As a child it tastes like: Fruity drink goodness. As an adult it tastes like: Laundry detergent
Pop Tarts As a child tastes like: Flavor-filled pastry with delightful crunchy coating. As an adult tastes like: Manila folders injected with jelly.
Dinty Moore Beef Stew As a child it tastes like: The absolute best camping food available. As an adult it tastes like: Dog Food
My personal pixi-faves: frozen fish sticks, Salisbury steak TV dinners, and the entire culinary ouvre of Chef Boyardee.
Read Posnanski’s full pixifood manifesto here.