From Cask Wine to Crock Pots – What are some of the Weirdest Food Inventions of the 70’s?

Posted on: Fri 6 Nov 2020

When you’re going about your day, eating all sorts of delicious foods and snacks to fill you up and give you energy, have you ever taken a second to think…. when was this food invented?

Believe it or not, some of Australia’s most popular and iconic foods were introduced to us in the ‘uncanny’ decade, also known as the 70’s!

From cask wine to crock pots, to tea bags and even Farmers Union Iced Coffee – the 70’s had it all!

However, while there were many great inventions, there were also some really weird food creations developed in the 70’s that you probably should know about.

Would you eat salad set in gelatin… or perhaps dates wrapped in bacon?

Reporter Kirstie Lovas spoke to Australian food history author, Jan O’Connell, to find out all of the weirdest food creations that the 70’s had to offer.

Produced by: Kirstie Lovas

Featured in story: Jan O’Connell, Australian Food History writer and author of A Timeline of Australian Food: From Mutton to Masterchef

Image credit: “57th ST Block Party Brooklyn px1 1977 70s” by Whiskeygonebad is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


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