There are a lot of snacks out there that fill many of us with nostalgia, but arguably no other decade had better snacks than the ’90s! Sadly, a lot of these tasty treats no longer exist (or are really hard to obtain in the U.S.). And while some of them can still be bought today, it’s just not the same.
We’re sure many people who grew up in the ’90s agree that a certain soda should definitely be put back on shelves!
In 1992, Butterfinger used The Simpsons to advertise Butterfinger BB’s, which were like malted milk balls except the inside was the Butterfinger deliciousness we all know and love.
These were some of the best snacks you could get in the ’90s until they were discontinued in 2006. In 2009, Butterfinger tried to redeem themselves by introducing Butterfinger Mini Bites, but we all know it’s not the same.
Dunk-a-roos are truly a ’90s novelty. They originally came with cinnamon graham-flavored cookies and a small dollop of icing that you could dunk the cookies into, hence the name.
Kids of the ’90s who brought these to school were usually the coolest, but the reign of Dunk-a-roos only lasted so long. They were discontinued in 2012 and in a fierce campaign to get them back, Canada — who still produces them — launched “Smugglaroos,” encouraging Canadians to smuggle them to their southern neighbors.
Hi-C Ecto Cooler
When The Real Ghostbusters, a cartoon based on the 1984 live-action movie, came out, Hi-C began to advertise Ecto Cooler. This green drink was a rebranded version of their Citrus Cooler and was so popular, that it stayed in production even after The Real Ghostbusters got canceled in 1991.
Ecto Cooler was discontinued by 2001, much to the dismay of its fans, but when the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters debuted, Hi-C decided to sell Ecto Cooler once again for a limited time. It was a disaster to say the least since its limited qualities made the product hard to find despite the popular demand.
Keep reading to see what other popular green drink ’90s kids were clamoring for!
Oreo O’s made eating cookies for breakfast a near possibility ever since they were introduced in 1997, instantly becoming one of the most popular cereals around.
Everyone was disappointed when Oreo O’s were discontinued in 2007 and since then the only place you could get them from was South Korea, selling on eBay for well over $10.
Cosmic Brownies were one of the best treats to find in your lunch box. These fudgy brownies were topped with frosting and sprinkled with crunchy, colorful chocolate chips.
These weren’t the only Little Debbie favorites, though. ’90s kids loved eating Oatmeal Creme Pies, Star Crunch, Zebra Cakes, and Nutty Bars.
Coca-Cola introduced Surge in the ’90s as a “hardcore” drink to compete with Pepsi’s Mountain Dew. The citrus-flavored soda instantly became a cult classic.
By 2003, Surge still wasn’t selling as well as Mountain Dew, which caused it to get discontinued, but in recent years movements to get Surge back on the market have been somewhat successful.
Fruit-flavored treats were all the rage, especially when they came three-feet long!
Squeezit was such a joy to have in one’s lunch box. These fruit juices came in a plastic bottle that had to be squeezed in order to be consumed.
They became even more fun when General Mills rolled out the color-changing editions, which featured a pellet that had to be dropped into the tube. Unfortunately, they were discontinued by 2001.
Any kid who brought Fruit Gushers to school became the envy of all their classmates and had to worry about sharing. Gushers were kind of like Fruit Roll-Ups but were little gems filled with a sweet gooey burst of sugar.
If you’ve ever wondered what exact shape Gushers are supposed to be, they’re elongated hexagonal bipyramids.