Flashback: 20 Snack Foods From The ’90s We Love


Is it just me, or was snack food just so much more fun back when we were kids? The ’90s offered up some of the best candy and junky snacks a person could ask for. And, yeah, maybe they weren’t as healthy as some of today’s options, but that didn’t really seem to matter so much back then.

Check out some of these snacks that are definitely going to make you feel totally nostalgic. Thankfully, you can still buy some of these today, but a lot of them are rarely seen on store shelves or have been discontinued all together… major sad face. Which one was your childhood fave? Oh, and who else is starving right now?

Wonder Balls
Wonder Ball Candy
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The theme song for these was totally addicting: “Oh, I wonder, wonder, what’s in a Wonder Ball!”. Don’t act like you’re not singing it to yourself right now. Oh, and these amazing little candies came with a surprise candy inside, plus a sticker. Does it get much better?

 

Baby Bottle Pop
Baby Bottle Pop
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Another addicting theme song, another amazing candy. Who cared that they were really, really awkward to eat? They were so cute!

 

Crystal Pepsi

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This clear Pepsi was only around for a year before it was unfortunately discontinued. Who agrees they should bring it back?!

 

Spice Girls Lollipops
Spice Girls Lollipops
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I know I’m not the only one who was obsessed with these. I guess they’re technically called Chupa Chups, but I just think of them as Spice Girls lollipops. My friends and I used to fight over who had the most stickers and eat a million of them while watching the Spice Girls Movie. So ’90s.

 

Gushers
Fruit Gushers
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These. Were. Amazing. There are kind of no other words. They were the ultimate lunchbox snack.

 

Surge

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This was the coolest soda you could ever drink. Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to discontinue this?

 

Tart n Tinys

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Delicious little candies that were both sour and kind of sweet. Sadly, you can’t buy them anymore. Why, Wonka, why?!

 

Dunkaroos
Dunkaroos
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Here’s a question: how come there was always more cookies than frosting? That was so annoying! And who else used to make Dunkaroo sandwiches? These were the best.

 

Jello Pudding Pops

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One of my favorite frozen treats back in the day, these were even better than Fudgesicles and regular ice cream. They were so yummy!

 

Caramel Apple Pops
Caramel Apple Pops
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As I told one of my best friends, these were my jam back in the day. Seriously, I was obsessed with them. Caramel over a delicious apple lollipop… how could you not love them?

 

Push Pops
Push Pops
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Aw, Push Pops! I’ll be honest, these were kind of annoying to eat, but they were also pretty much the coolest way to eat a lollipop.

 

Handi Snacks
Handi Snacks
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These were another super delicious lunchbox staple. That ‘real’ cheese couldn’t possibly be healthy, but those things don’t matter when you’re a kid.

 

Gogurt
Gogurt
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Who knew eating yogurt could be so easy when you don’t have to use a spoon! And so… gross. I don’t know about you, but these squeezable yogurts kind of freaked me out. They were pretty good frozen, though.

 

Squeezeit

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Um… best juices ever? I think so. Except for the tops of them – they were so hard to get off.

 

French Toast Crunch
French Toast Crunch Cereal
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch is pretty good, but it is NOTHING compared to French Toast Crunch. Nothing. The day these were discontinued was a very sad day. I mean, tiny little mini french toasts? How does it get better than that?

 

Ouch! Bubble Gum
Ouch Bubble Gum
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Like I said, candy in the ’90s just seemed so much more fun. Like gum that looked like fun band-aids.

 

Ecto Cooler
Hi-C Ecto-Cooler
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Okay maybe I lied before… these Hi-C juice boxes might have been the best juices ever. Especially the Ecto-Cooler flavor – slime!

 

Count Chocula
Count Chocula Cereal
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Another cereal that can never be replaced. Count Chocula had chocolate marshmallows shaped like ghosts. Does anything more really need to be said?

 

Airheads

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Airheads are officially one of the best candies ever. And the Mystery flavor was so much fun!

 

Bubble Tape
Bubble Tape Gum
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Gum was seriously amazing back in the ’90s. Let’s be honest. This gum had almost no flavor, but it was just so much fun to play with that it didn’t really matter.

 

Which was your favorite? What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!

 

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  • Kayla

    They still make like…. half of these

  • Korbi

    There is still bublegum tape on the market. For example in Germany . And Surge is back as Urge at least i think so, because I saw it in a supermarket in Norway

  • Ben

    You can still buy the gum tape in the uk

  • Nico

    We still got the Bubble Tape here in Germany :D
    I can send you some !

  • Shauna

    I live in eastern canada (maritimes) I can still purchase like 90% of this stuff!!!

  • Dan Long

    Count Chocula is from 1971. Bubble Tape was around when I was a kid in the 1970s/80s. Some of these are very suspect for being “`90s” food.

    • Sydnee W

      She means that they were popular / her favorites in the 1990′s

  • Alissa

    We still have French toast crunch in Canada :)

  • Bob

    Ummm most of this stuff you can still buy here in Canada

    • Proud to be canadian

      I know right basically everything air heads bubble gum tap dunkaroos Count Dracula but turned into lucky charms etc

  • Yuzuki Yukari

    More than half of these still exist today, fool who made this. >.>

  • Ty

    In canada most of those still exist….. Bubble tape, air heads, French toast crunch, push pops, caramel apple pops, dunkaroos, gushers and baby bottle pops

  • Pablo

    That weird moment when you realize that most of those things are still being sold in your country.

  • Emily

    You realize
    Pushpops
    Baby bottle pops
    bubble gum tape
    Hi C
    Gogurt
    Air heads
    Gushers
    and
    Handi snacks
    STILL EXIST… so only less than half of these dont…