The amazing post prompted thousands of Aussies to reminisce about the old tuck shop foods they used to enjoy.
Wrote one: “Space food sticks now there’s a blast from past.”
Added another: “Devon and tomato sauce sandwiches (on white bread of course … there was never any option). Loved ‘em.”
“Baked bean sandwich — oh my god! And what kid would have ever eaten a salmon sandwich by choice,” another wrote.
Others recalled how the lunch orders were brought to school classrooms in brown paper bags with the name and orders written on the front, delivered in laundry baskets. Oh those were the days!
Many commented on how different yesterday’s lunches were in days gone by, especially compared to the strict rules for parens in todays schools.
“Wow, most of those items would not be allowed to be sold or even consumed in schools these days,” one user said.
Only last year, one Melbourne mother was shamed for putting a lamington in her child’s lunchbox - while only yesterday, another mum was disciplined for giving her son a jam sandwich on white bread.
‘What has the world come to?’ she wrote in the Facebook post. ‘I grew up on jam sandwiches - and since when is white bread banned?’
Well it certainly wasn’t banned in 1974, as this list shows. Now, who’s up for a 9 cent cream bun?