Your 10 Favorite Childhood Snacks to Feed Your Nostalgia and Hunger
Oh, the 90’s— what a time to be alive! A decade of double denim, the Macarena, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and everyone’s favorite fun childhood snacks.
Here is our list of snacks from the 90’s and 2000’s snacks we would love to see come back:
1. Frito Lay Go-Snacks
Let’s take a moment of silence for the classic Frito Lay Go-Snacks. May live forever in our memories and hopefully one day in our stomachs again. The canisters of chips came in Doritos Cool Ranch and Nacho Cheese, Cheetos Asteroids Original and Flamin’ Hot, and the legendary 3D Doritos.
2. Hot Dog & Hamburger Lunchables
Lunchables aren’t dead, but these iconic flavors have been laid to rest. Lunchables All Star Hot Dogs and Mini Burger flavors both included pre-cooked meats, buns, ketchup and mustard packets, and a can of cola. (Something you’ll never see in cafeterias now!) These bad boys were the envy in the lunchroom. Everyone wanted to be you or at least trade their lunch with you.
3. Candy Cigarettes
The chalky, sugary goodness! Although these made you feel bad*ss as a kid, one that was cutting class and wearing a leather jacket at 9 years old, have been banned since the late 90s in several countries. Parents didn’t want candy to be solicited as cigarettes because they would “inevitably” lead kids to smoke later on in life, but they were darn good.
4. Cheetos X’s & O’s
Cheetos X’s & O’s made their cheesy debut at the tail end of the decade in 1999 but sadly discontinued a year later. The flavor blasted little devils made playing tic-tac-toe a tad bit messy but twice the fun.
The cookie-and-filling snacks were every 90’s kids favorite lunch box treat. Just when we thought they were gone, true Dunkaroo fans can get their hands on the cinnamon graham cookies from Amazon imported all the way from Canada.
6. Altoids Sours
In 2010 the tangy twist on Altoid mints was sadly discontinued. The sour candies came in five famous flavors: raspberry, lime, apple, tangerine, and mango.
While these bad boys have not been discontinued, they have fallen off the snack spectrum. They’re best known for the commercials of kids doing trick shots into their mouth, it made you want to recreate their extreme snacking skills.
8. Ouch! Bubble Gum
Do you remember the fruity-flavored gum that came in a band-aid tin? Because we sure do and we miss them. Each piece of gum was individually wrapped in paper to make them look like bandages. These made playing doctor as a kid, delicious and fun!
9. Bubble Jug
The mesmerizing dust that turned into gum in your mouth has left us wanting more, all we’re left with is the Hubba Bubba bubble tape to fill the void.
10. Shark Bites Fruit Snacks
The only kind of sharks we weren’t afraid of as kids. Shark Bite Fruit Snacks have had similar reprises with Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks, but none can compare to their underwater goodness.
Leave us comments about what your favorite 90’s snack was.