Foods Boomers Love That Millennials Won’t Touch

Canned Soups

Millennials prefer fresh soup ingredients, whereas Boomers prefer canned. Boomers like canned soup because it's easy to prepare. However, Millennials prefer fresh ingredients and are less likely to eat canned soups.

Kraft Mac & Cheese

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is a comfort dish for boomers for generations. Millennials choose healthier versions of this classic dish. Millennials prefer handmade meals to Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, which Boomers like for its nostalgia.

Fried Foods

Boomers make french fries, onion rings, and chicken nuggets, whereas Millennials prefer baked or grilled cuisine. Fried meals taste nice but have long-term health risks. Millennials avoid fried meals because they know better.

Desserts Made With Canned Fruit

Boomers grew raised on canned fruit treats like cherry pie and peach cobbler. Millennials may prefer fresh fruit or other healthier sweets when seeking something. Millennials avoid canned fruit with sugar and chemicals.


Boomers occasionally visit McDonald's, a popular fast food chain for decades. Millennials choose Chipotle or Panera Bread, but Boomers prefer McDonald's for its convenience and price.

Frozen Dinners

Frozen dinners are heavy in sodium and preservatives and often cold in the middle. Instead of eating these dinners, millennials will cook.

American Cheese Slices

American cheese slices are rejected by Millennials due to added ingredients, plastic packaging, and artificial taste. This highly processed food is still bought by boomers

Miracle Whip

Miracle Whip is a Boomer favorite, but Millennials don't. Miracle Whip is a cheaper salad dressing and mayonnaise mix. The taste is too sweet for most young men.  Miracle Whip also contains preservatives and compounds Millennials avoid.



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