It's funny but I've been thinking of my favourite foods when I was a kid and recreating them. I figured out Metropolitan cupcakes (some cupcake shop should make these again!) - that one was easy. Does anyone know if Metropolitans are unique to Canada - they were sold at the Woman's Bakery and in Dominion's bakery. I never saw them sold elsewhere. Speaking of Woman's Bakery, how 'bout those butterhorns they sold! Loved those too - twisted Danish pastry with raspberry & a couple of other jams all swirled with icing - the more icing the better! Oh and their dark chocolate gooey donuts. Next up - before I lose my train of thought...
Another thing I would love to make is that orange-y yellow popcorn oil that the popcorn man poured onto the kernels in the little white paper bags. Boy, this takes me back! And no wonder kids are fat today - kids today would feel cheated with that sized bag!) People thought it was butter - but it wasn't - it was too oily for that - there may have been butter in it - but it was made with some orange-y oil. Any ideas, please let me know!
Other food I'd like to recreate is Laura Secord's beef meat pie - the family sized one. The location I remember as a kid was the one at Eglinton subway station - right in the subway by the bus bays. That was an amazing pie.