These Nostalgic 80s Food Trends Will Take You Back in Time

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The 1980s were a weird time for food, and for society in general. Various trends that look strange now swept across dinner plates and drink glasses in the decade of Bon Jovi, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and big hair.

These were some of the most nostalgic food trends from the 80s, and you can still find them today!

Chicken Kyiv

The Iron Curtain didn’t stop Chicken Kyiv from becoming incredibly popular across the globe in the 80s. This dish, originating in a luxury hotel in the Ukranian capital, brought the mixture of chicken breast with butter, herbs, and breadcrumbs to a worldwide audience.

Wine Coolers

Do Bartles and Jaymes ring a bell to you? This American company helped to popularize wine coolers, which are a mix of wine and fruit juices, in the 1980s. They became a favorite drink for parties and summer gatherings, and are still sold today.

Sloppy Joes

Now known as a dreaded sandwich on school cafeteria plates, Sloppy Joes were all the rage back in the eighties. Manwich, a prepared sauce consisting of ketchup, onions, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, was combined with ground pork or beef to make these sandwiches.