10 Foods That Used To Be Popular But We Don't Eat Anymore

Gelatin Salads:

Gelatin salads, often made with fruit, vegetables, or even meat, were popular in the mid-20th century but have fallen out of favor in many regions.

Liver and Onions:

Liver used to be a staple in many households due to its affordability and nutritional value, but it's less popular today due to changing tastes.

Canned Spam:

Canned Spam, a processed meat product made from pork shoulder and ham, was popular during World War II but has declined in popularity in many countries.

Jellied Eels:

Jellied eels, a traditional East London dish, were once a popular street food but are now less commonly consumed.

Sardines on Toast:

Sardines on toast was a popular dish in the early to mid-20th century but is less common today, although sardines themselves remain popular in some regions.

Creamed Chipped Beef:

Creamed chipped beef on toast, also known as "S.O.S." or "Sh*t on a Shingle," was a popular dish in the military.


Aspic, a savory jelly made from meat or fish stock, was commonly used to encase meats, vegetables, or eggs in the past but is now less popular.

Spotted Dick:

Spotted dick, a traditional British pudding made with suet and dried fruit, was popular in the past but is now less commonly eaten.


Fruitcake, a dense cake containing candied or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, was once a popular holiday treat but has declined in popularity in recent decades.

Casserole Dishes with Canned Soup:

Casserole dishes made with canned soups like cream of mushroom or cream of chicken were popular in the mid-20th century.


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