Snacks, Grandma-style

Growing up, my mom never let us have anything that contained artificial color in it.  (Not on purpose, anyway). Fast-forward several years and take a look at the Valentine’s Day treat she had ready for the boys:

Once she saw their lips and realized these were BLUE raspberry (and not just raspberry-flavored ring pops), she bribed them with these:

They willingly trashed their ring pops and balanced out their snack with these as well:

Snack time is always fun at Grandma’s!

Do you remember your favorite grandparent snacks growing up as a kid?  My grandmother would make these caramelized sugar candy treats!

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3 Responses to Snacks, Grandma-style
  1. Brigid
    February 19, 2011 | 9:12 pm

    We got to have sugared cereal with half and half at my grandmother’s house. She bought the little 10-pack of cereal so it wouldn’t spoil if we didn’t eat a whole box. My brother and I loved that we got to have the sugary cereal. And the half and half? That’s what she drank in her coffee, so if we ran out of milk, that was our treat.

  2. Brigid
    February 19, 2011 | 9:13 pm

    Oh and cinnamon toast. She had a little yellow bear shaker that she mixed sugar and cinnamon in and we sprinkled it on our toast.

  3. shabnam
    February 23, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Oh, at my aunt’s house we used to get butter on toast with sugar sprinkled on top…I MUST have that for breakfast tomorrow! (or dinner tonight!)