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These Old TV Dinners Will Make You So Nostalgic for Your Childhood

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Lauren Cahn of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 25: While the term “TV Dinner” is now synonymous with “frozen dinner,” it began as a brand name under which C.A. Swanson & Company marketed a frozen meal-on-a-tray. The Swanson TV dinners consisted of sliced turkey with cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, and buttered peas, and they first hit shelves in the 1950s.Still, Swanson wasn’t the first company to sell a “balanced” frozen meal (featuring a protein, a starch, and a vegetable), but it was the one that spawned an industry—one that continues to this day.TV dinners have changed over the years, but you’ll still feel nostalgic for these old options.Ready for even more nostalgia? Don’t miss these 35 Snacks From Your Childhood That You Forgot You Loved.

These Old TV Dinners Will Make You So Nostalgic for Your Childhood

While the term “TV Dinner” is now synonymous with “frozen dinner,” it began as a brand name under which C.A. Swanson & Company marketed a frozen meal-on-a-tray. The Swanson TV dinners consisted of sliced turkey with cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, and buttered peas, and they first hit shelves in the 1950s.

Still, Swanson wasn’t the first company to sell a “balanced” frozen meal (featuring a protein, a starch, and a vegetable), but it was the one that spawned an industry—one that continues to this day.

TV dinners have changed over the years, but you’ll still feel nostalgic for these old options.

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