Category Archives: Food

Return to the ’80s Trivia – 10/5/21

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Question: What 1980 miniseries told the story of an English ship navigator named “Major John Blackthorne” in feudal Japan?

Last Question: 7-UP introduced what fruit-flavored variation in early 1987?

Answer: Cherry 7-UP

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 6/30/21

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Question: What is the number of licks the wise owl claims it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a Tootsie Pop?

Last Question: Which one of the following could you NOT find in your bowl of Lucky Charms breakfast cereal in the ’80s?
A. Pink Hearts
B. Blue Moons
C. Orange Stars
D. Green Clovers

Answer: B. Blue Moons
Blue Moons were included in 1995.


Return to the ’80s Trivia – 6/2/21

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Question: What burger chain was hyped in ads by the milkshake-loving Sir Shakes-A-Lot?

Last Question: Who earned Oscar nominations as Best Supporting Actor for roles as both a pimp and a chauffeur?

Answer: Morgan Freeman

He was nominated for his role as Leo “Fast Black” Smalls, Jr. in Street Smart (1987) and as Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)


Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/25/21

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Question: What series featured Stephen Baldwin and Josh Brolin as young Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok?

Last Question: What rock star had an ice-cream flavor named for him, a year after he’d survived a diabetic coma?

Answer: Jerry Garcia

Cherry Garcia was the first Ben & Jerry’s flavor I ever tried.


’80s Crossover Event #3 – ’80s Innovations

Next week, Return to the ’80s is participating in the monthly ’80s Crossover Event. This time, we will be talking/blogging about ’80s innovations. The event is being organized by ’80s Reboot Overdrive, and other participants will be Rediscover the ’80s, Weegiemdget, and Killer Kitsch. So look for this event next week.

Also please let us know if you have any innovations you’d like to discuss. In addition to technology, they can be toys, movies, fashion, or food as there could be some interesting items that you loved or hated back in the 80s that you want to talk about. Please leave a comment below, or email us at We will be recording a new episode of the Return to the ’80s podcast, and this will be a segment on that episode. So we would love to hear from you.