Kids these days are seriously slacking in the snack game. Don’t get me wrong, Chipotle and Starbucks are definitely food fads I’m into, but even extra guac doesn’t compare to the snacks us 90s kids grew up with.
Thank you, Mom and Dad for your unconditional love and for always stocking the pantry full of sugary goodies (especially when we threatened to throw a fit at the grocery store).
Here’s a #TBT for all you fellow 90s kids and an ode to the greatest snacks of all time.
1. Kool-Aid Bursts
Mix it up with a 6-pack red, purple or blue, they’re basically the 4th grade version of Natty Light.
2. Sour Altoids
Throwback to these mango, apple, and clementine sour Altoid candies — they were the absolute ish.
The best snack for the road, even though they never seemed to figure out the right frosting to cookie ratio.
Chocolate on the outside, surprise on the inside.
Regular Go-Gurts were cool, but frozen Go-Gurts were the bomb.com.
6. Tongue Tattoo Fruit Roll-Ups
The closest you’d ever get to a tattoo without your parents financially cutting you off.
7. Kid Cuisine
Weird to think how a brownie, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and corn came together to make an incredibly nutritious meal back in the day.
There were only two reasons to be excited for school field trips: Mom or Dad as your chaperone, and Lunchables (my roommate still buys these for lunch).
9. M&M Kudos Bars
The M&M Kudos were the BEST Kudos. The Dove and Snickers flavors were always left behind.
The ultimate vending machine snack when Mom or Dad gave you a dollar at your older sibling’s hockey game.
11. Danimals Smoothies
One smoothie was never enough. These little yogurts were undercover practice for throwing back shots.
12. Bagel Bites
No matter how many times you ate Bagel Bites, you would still burn your tongue every single time… Lesson never learned.
13. Smiley Fries
The best day of the week in the lunch room, even though the lunch ladies always gave puny portions.