CRUD MONKEYS!, the memories - good and bad - that this thread has stirred up!
Used to make Knorr chicken soup mix with half water, half cream and throw in a handful of frozen corn. So wrong!
My complaint is that Snickers and 3 Muscateers (sp?) don't taste good anymore, along with the Jolly Ranchers mentioned upthread.
Maybe it's a left coast thing, but I used to make and eat a whole box of Rice-a-Roni, which is sort of like the Kraft mac and cheese of the rice pilaf world. Hypertension on a plate with all that sodium. Full disclosure: my DH, who is a fancy food reseller to the hospitality industry has a line of truffle products that includes truffled couscous, truffled instant mashed potatoes (what a waste!) and truffled instant risotto. I cannot get enough of the risotto. Isn't that just the way of the world? The Italians perfected pasta and now kick our tushkies at Rice-a-Roni, too.