Kids Try Old-School Brown-Bag Lunches—and It's Hilarious


Jenna Peffley for MyDomaine

You know that phrase You are what you eat? Well, after watching this Bon Appétit video, we’re proposing a modified version: History is what it eats. The clip features adorable kids tasting the original brown-bag lunches from the year 1900 to today, and the meals really took us by surprise. Did you know that Barnum’s animal crackers have been a lunch staple for over a century? Or that the Spamwich was a popular meal in the ’40s? Oh, and remember Gushers circa the junk-food craze of the late ’90s and early ’00s? This flick will make you crave a gallon of it.

As far as we’re concerned, the recipe for an enjoyable history lesson calls for three primary ingredients: visual aids, a class clown, and, most importantly, snacks on snacks. Lucky for us, Bon Appétit has this triple threat of a checklist covered. So without further ado, tune into this video to learn about the bygone days through the lens of brown-bag lunches.