I am sure that I am not alone when I say that certain foods remind me of my childhood. Today I was enjoying some block candy (the ones that look like lego), thinking back to eating it while at a baseball game when I was younger. Later in the afternoon I was trying to figure out what I wanted for supper and realized that I would love some Chef Boyardi Ravioli, another childhood favourite.
There is something about food that is like a sensory time machine for me and brings me back to certain events or particular people that I experienced it with.
I remember learning about this at school; involuntary autobiographical memory. It is when something in the present evokes a memory without concious effort.
I am curious, what food(s) have evoked memories for you that made you stop and smile? If you cannot think of anything, how about trying this link to have some visual involuntary memories?