Watch Kids Test Out 100 Years of Sandwiches


If YouTube videos have taught us anything, it’s that kids today don’t understand old technologies like rotary phones and Walkmans; nor do they have the patience for old computers. But foods from the past are, apparently, a very different story. Bon Appétit recently recruited a group of kids to test out popular sandwiches from the last hundred years—and, to everyone’s surprise, the kids, by and large, enjoyed them all.

Delving into America's culinary history, Bon Appétit identified the most popular sandwich of each decade from 1900 to 2013. While most of the sandwiches are still eaten today, each peaked in popularity in a different decade: For instance, the video reveals that, in the 1910s, the French dip was the toast of the town, while the people of the 1950s couldn’t get enough of pastrami on rye. The video provides a fascinating, though brief, history of American sandwich fads, while its crew of kid sandwich-testers show that good food stands the test of time.

[h/t Boing Boing]

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