St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, though maybe not from the perspective of your liver. It was a day to wear green and consume adult beverages until you are ALSO green (which Vremi legally can’t condone, but you know who you are). But that’s St. Patrick’s Day as a person of LEGAL drinking age. When you were a child it was all about the green. Wearing the green.
We can recount the numerous tales of elementary school pinching that occurred when we were foolish enough to forget our St.Patrick’s Day green pride. But this isn’t a fashion blog, it’s a food blog! In that spirit, we’ll showcase some notable green food items of our time.
1. Green Eggs and Ham
The book that was the bane of picky eaters everywhere. It taught us to not judge things by their looks but by their delicious, delicious flavor, which is what Vremi is all about.
2. Ecto Cooler
Debuting in 1989 to coincide with the release of Ghostbusters II, it is by far the coolest Hi-C flavor ever made. While it had a brief comeback in 2016, Ecto Coolers’ legacy will live on in the hearts of 90’s school kids who wanted to show off that this drink was part of their lunch.
3. Green Ketchup!
It was the year 2000. The dawn of a new millennium. This whole “internet” thing was taking off and we had our eyes set on the future. So of course, green ketchup was released.
Part of Heinz “EZ Squirt” line, green ketchup was such a hit that additional colors were released in orange, purple, teal, blue, and pink. But as they say “the brightest flame burns half as long” and the line was discontinued in 2006. Far far too soon.
4. Avocado Toast
MILLENNIALS! MILLENNIALS! MILLENNIALS!
Much like Woodstock and World War 2, avocado toast is the symbol of a generation. Also, it may prevent millennials from buying a house apparently, due to its expense. While this new breakfast staple is polarizing, you can’t deny that it’s delicious.
And there you have it. We just scratched the surface on notable green foods. Even though St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, do yourself a favor and indulge in these delicacies and celebrate St. Patrick's Day every day.