Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Is Making People Crave Chocolate Pudding

Fans of the hit thriller are demanding chocolate pudding makers to rebrand their favourite 80s dessert treat

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You know when you were a kid picking out a video from Blockbusters and the only snacks on offer were a bag of cheese-flavoured Doritos, Butterkist popcorn and, if you were feeling adventurous, a pint of strawberry cheesecake Häagen-Dazs ice cream?

Well, with the growing popularity of on-demand services such as Netflix and Deliveroo, the days of perusing video aisles and choosing from a limited amount of snack options are officially over, which makes it incredibly tricky when it comes to picking what food to devour with which film/tv show. 

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But according to TMZ, fans of Netflix's new hit drama Stranger Things only have eyes for one snack to accompany their bing-watching sessions – Hunt's Snack Packs.

(Now, us British folk probably aren't accustomed the tinned chocolate treat featured in the show but it was basically a popular chocolate snack for 70s kid across the USA.)

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Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things has now conjured up demand for the nostalgic snack as, in episode eight, the main characters raid the school cafeteria for food and come across shelves full of the Snack Pack cans. 

Fans of the show are now reportedly asking the makers of the chocolate dessert – Hunt's – to bring back the can's retro packaging to enjoy while they watch the series.  

A spokesperson for Hunt's says: 'Snack Pack pudding has been a family favorite for years, and we're thrilled it was featured on the show. We're always looking for ways to better connect with our consumers, so if they want throwback packaging we'll certainly consider it. Stranger things have happened!'

Ah, the power of the internet.

Inspired by Stranger Things fans, we've rounded up a list of the perfect snacks to accompany your favourite television shows.

Cosmopolitan, Sex and The City

In what should be a drinking game in its self for every time you see a cocktail on screen, Sex And The City sparked off a whole generation of Cosmopolitan drinkers – the tipple of choice by the show's main protagonist, Carrie Bradshaw. 

Pop on an episode of SATC, whack out the Cosmos and, while you're at it, don a pair of your favourite heels. Make Carrie proud. 

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Pork pies, Game of Thrones 

Pigeons and wild boars are quite hard to come by in Tescos Metro so re-create your own Seven Kingdoms with a picnic of pork pies alongside a large globlet of red wine. 

Winter is coming so you'll be needing some extra body insulation, right? 

Afternoon tea, The Crown

Ahead of Netflix's epic new historical drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, head to the nearest supermarket and raid their cake and biscuit aisles because you'll be needing to recreate you're own quintessential British tea party to watch this show.

We're talking bakewell tarts, french fancies, victoria sponges, battenburgs – the works. While you're at it, prepare a pot of tea – you'll need some rehydration after all that hardcore binge-watching.

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Cadbury Bubbly Dairy Milk Bar, Fleabag

Currently on BBC iPlayer, Fleabag is a hilarious new comedy about an angry single girl navigating the world of dating and friendships in London. Invest in a few bars of Cadbury's Bubbly bars for ultimate sophistication.*

*We advise buying a bar per episode – everything in moderation.

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Blueberries, Breaking Bad

If you're considering re-watching Breaking Bad or finally getting round to dedicating the next two months of your life to it, you'll be needing sustenance. 

In honor of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman's blue meth business, we suggest sitting down with a large bowl of blueberries.

After all, drugs are for mugs...

Cheese straws, The Get Down

For Baz Lurhamn's new musical drama set in 70s New York, you're going to need a retro snack classic. And nothing says '70s snack' (other than cheese on sticks and cocktail sausages) like a good old cheese straw. Pop them in a glass or really stretch the retro vibe out by lining them up on a tinfoil-covered tray. 

Doughnuts, Orange Is The New Black

Red velvet doughnuts seem to be an extra character in OITNB given the amount of times they appear in Litchfield. Transform into the ultimate police officer stereotype and tuck into a bag of doughnuts – strawberry or chocolate will do – if you're still catching up on season four. 

Happy eating. And watching. And Eating a bit more. 

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