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The Most Popular Snack Foods of the Last 10 Decades

The Daily Meal Logo The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 11: <p>Snacking plays a much larger role in our society than you might realize. Snacks are more than just a little nosh to tide us over between meals; <b><a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/8-absolutely-unhealthiest-junk-foods-snack-aisle-slideshow">Unhealthy snacks</a></b> are rewards, indulgences that we can treat ourselves to after a long day or when we need a little pick-me-up. And for children, they're nothing short of one of the highlights of existence. And <b><a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/these-healthy-snacks-should-be-every-vending-machine-0">healthy snacks are something we're constantly on the quest for</a></b>, scanning supermarket shelves for quick bites that can give us the satisfaction of their less-healthy relatives while not falling into <b><a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/what-cheetos-cheese-dust-and-8-other-junk-food-mysteries-solved-0">the “junk food” category</a></b>. Our innate desire to snack hasn't changed much over the years, but the snacking options available to us certainly have. To try to understand how, we've tracked down when the most popular processed snack foods throughout the decades were introduced (with some help from the intrepid folks at <a href="http://www.foodtimeline.org/"><b>the Food Timeline</b></a>).</p>

The Most Popular Snack Foods of the Last 10 Decades

Snacking plays a much larger role in our society than you might realize. Snacks are more than just a little nosh to tide us over between meals; Unhealthy snacks are rewards, indulgences that we can treat ourselves to after a long day or when we need a little pick-me-up. And for children, they're nothing short of one of the highlights of existence. And healthy snacks are something we're constantly on the quest for, scanning supermarket shelves for quick bites that can give us the satisfaction of their less-healthy relatives while not falling into the “junk food” category. Our innate desire to snack hasn't changed much over the years, but the snacking options available to us certainly have. To try to understand how, we've tracked down when the most popular processed snack foods throughout the decades were introduced (with some help from the intrepid folks at the Food Timeline).

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