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Foods From The 1950s That Should Never Come Back
Frosted Ribbon Loaf
The frosted ribbon loaf recipe is a layered dish designed to look like a cake but instead is layers of ham and eggs. This combination is then covered by a thick layer of cream cheese icing, but anyone who cuts into it thinking they're about to get a sweet treat will be sorely mistaken.
Grapefruit Alaska
The recipe begins with a grapefruit cut in half; rum extract, whipped cream, and meringue to complete the vision. When it all comes together, suffice to say it looks pretty random and may be best as just an idea.
Banana Candle Salad
In the 1950s, many popular dishes were seemingly less about flavor and more about appearances — and that certainly checks out with the ethos of the era. Your choice of pineapple rings or Jell-O bites is used to make the base, and the candles themselves are made using the tips of bananas.
Spam Fiesta Peach Cups
This concoction of meat and fruit is a solid hard pass, as the overwhelming dish of opposing ingredients will cause an ostensibly rancid smell. The recipe calls for ground Spam, rolled oats, milk, ketchup, and mustard, and you mix all of the ingredients and stuff them into halved peaches, then broil for 10 to 12 minutes.
Ambrosia Salad
A popular dish made of fruit, a lot of people are confused as to whether ambrosia salad is a fruit salad or proper dessert. In true '50s fashion, mix canned pineapple and mandarin oranges together with the oddest mix of sour cream and marshmallows for a confusing fusion of flavors and textures.