Before there were value menus, before the fast food gimmick wars, there were Onion Nuggets. This legendary item was introduced into test markets in the late '70s and then promptly disappeared. The only trace that remains of the Onion Nugget (outside of nostalgic Internet lists) is a sample that has been preserved in a climate controlled room in Elk Grove, Illinois. Though we have no first-hand accounts of how the Onion Nugget tasted, we believe it deserves a place in value menu history if only for the aura of mystery surrounding the product. In a way, it is for the best that the Onion Nuggets went away. That way we can remember them as never costing more than a dollar.