14 Things People Loved as Kids, But Can’t Stand Now That They’re Grown

Kids love all kinds of weird things. We know that’s true, but there are some things that just lose their shine, the older you get.

Pizza rolls, for example. Dear lord, the heartburn.

These 14 people are thinking back to their childhood and how things have changed for them since growing up.

14. A cold waiting to happen.


When I was a kid I’d pick a buffet to go to for my birthday.

As an adult I realize how low quality and gross the food is.

13. The guilt is real.

Lots of sugar.

I still want to eat sugary stuff like pastries, except now I feel guilt every time I eat it.

I miss when I wouldn’t care and just enjoy those delicious treats 🙁

12. I mean…


“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” – Twain

11. It’s just junk.

Snail mail.

It used to be all exciting gift cards, presents, cool magazine subscriptions and nice letters from family members and friends.

Now it’s 99% bills and solicitors.

10. I feel this.

Cake frosting.

And for the same reason: Candy corn

That stuff used to be crack to little me.

I tried it as an adult and it was so sweet it practically burned.

9. So many things not actually delicious.


Got so excited to try again and realized quickly I liked it better as a kid.

Guess I failed the astronaut taste test.

8. It was bliss.

Life 🙂

not depressed or anything but life was so much better and beautiful as a kid.

I was lucky had an amazing family everything was perfect and then overnight bills come in, responsibilities, stress, problems …. stay young as long as possible, growing up it is a trapp

Ah the bliss of childhood. They say “The more you know, the more you wish you didn’t.” Idk who said that but it wasn’t me

7. Just in general.

Growing up.

6. A little bit weird.

Those chocolate coins in the gold wrappers.

I still love them, a nice treat now and again, can only have 2 or so now that I’m older though, a bit sweet and weird, but I still like them.

5. A complete 180.

Going to McDonalds as a kid = Victory

Going to McDonalds as an adult = Defeat

4. Weary indeed.

Being alive.

I’m just so tired of everything – social expectations, maintaining relationships, working a job, never having enough time to do the things I enjoy but then being paralyzed by choice when I do have free time, obligations around the house, and dealing with other people in general.

I have grown weary of this world.

3. The neighborhood has really gone downhill.


Used to be great for meeting up with friends or girls from other colleges.

Now it’s aunts and uncles fighting over politics🤷‍♂️

2. Because no one takes care of you. Boo.

Staying home on a sick day.

As a kid it was a huge victory, got to stay in bed all day, watch TV, and having a parent tend to your every need.

Then as an adult you’re just thinking about the work you’re gonna have to make up for and how you hope you don’t need to go to a doctor.

1. That is not cheese. #sorrynotsorry

Kraft singles.


There are too many of these to list, I think.

Tell us down in the comments what you would add!