Can You Identify These Popular Kid Snacks From the ’90s?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can You Identify These Popular Kid Snacks From the ’90s?
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About This Quiz

Everyone knows that snacking isn't generally very good for you. Only eating at set mealtimes is one of the top ways that you can manage your health. Of course, what's good for us and what we want aren't always the same thing, and anyway, if you eat right most of the time and keep up your exercise, then there will be space in your diet for a little treat now and then. Besides, what if you get low blood sugar and underperform at school?

Catering to these exceptions and to the people who've decided they won't be told, or just prefer to snack, the snack industry has become a global behemoth. No wing of it is more effective or better-funded than the kids' snacks, because creating brand loyalty can mean a customer for life, and kids tend to lack self-discipline. This means there are plenty of yummy options aimed at children, and always more entering a crowded market.

Of course, thanks to our parents trying to limit the amount of nonsense we put into our bodies, we tend to remember well our favorite childhood snacks. They were made all the more precious thanks to their deliciousness being combined with the lure of the forbidden fruit. Let's see how well you recall the top children's treats of the 1990s!

Shark Bites What are these remarkably delicious fruity snacks?
Smucker's Uncrustables
Shark Bites
Before there was Baby Shark, the shark on everyone's lips were Shark Bites. These delights came from Betty Crocker, and they came in lots of colors - though they did, of course, eventually introduce a Great White!
Gushers
Bubble Jug

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Dunk-a-Roos What's this DIY cookie combo snack?
Dunk-a-Roos
If you found Oreos to be not enough work, Betty Crocker had a snack for you! You got the cookies, you got the icing, and you could combine them in whatever amounts suited you.
EZ Squirt Ketchup
Bubble Beeper
Push-Ins

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Trix Yogurt What is this two-tone yogurt that looks like slime?
Danimals Yogurt
Slime Time
Laffy Yogurt
Trix Yogurt
Trix Yogurt doesn't look healthy, even though it has yogurt in the name. That's because it wasn't. Still, it was a fun snack if you enjoyed swirling one color of sugar into another!

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MicroMagic Hamburgers What is this meaty slider from the 1990s called?
Slidey Slider
BabyBurger
MicroMagic Hamburgers
MicroMagic Hamburgers are a little slider, part of the MicroMagic range. The meat in them was essentially pure salt/fat/chlorine, with very little actual beef, but that didn't mean people didn't love them!
BeefBaby

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Magic Middles Do you recall these center-filled Keebler snacks?
Magic Tops
Magic Bottoms
Magic Middles
Keebler brought us Magic Middles, which were a little like a Pop-Tart. They were a cookie that had a filling in the middle - and that filling was good. It was very good.
Magic Elbows

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SqueezeIt Did you ever put your hands to work on this pop/drink?
CrushIt
HammerIt
BashIt
SqueezeIt
Again, 1990s snacks sometimes liked to introduce a gamification element, and no more obvious example existed than SqueezeIt. Is this a silly game that wastes some of the drink? Sure it is, but you have to remember that not everyone had the internet yet, so standards for games were lower.

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Minute Maid Juice Bars Have you had a frozen snack of juice like this one?
Minute Maid Juice Bars
If you thought actual juice was entirely too liquid, Minute Maid Juice Bars were for you. They were basically a pop dressed up with the healthier word "juice," and unlike our other snacks here, they weren't totally devoid of nutritional value. Great for the summer weather!
Bar of Juice
Orange Fizz
Smucker's Solid Juice Box

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Ecto Cooler Can you put a name on this vivid green monster drink?
Green Goo
Ecto Cooler
The original Ghostbusters came out in the 1980s, but in the '90s, monsters from it were still big news. Thus, Ecto Cooler, which is a not-horrible drink version of the horrible "ectoplasm" ghost slime from the movie.
Slime Drink
Bubble Jug

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Orbitz Drink What's this drink that's literally wearing 1990s fashions?
Orbitz Drink
Remember how 1990s girl bands often had four outfits, all made of the same fabric but each with a different weird cut-out or styling choice? Orbitz Drink packaging was like that. The contents were about as authentically "food" as the autotune on some of those CDs, too!
Shark Bites
Spice Girls Drink
Bubble Beeper

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Doritos 3D Do you remember this tetrahedral marvel of snackery?
Doritos Original
Doritos Flat
Doritos 2D
Doritos 3D
"Dorito" means "little golden thing," and it dates back to the late 1960s. However, in the 1990s they were all about trying new versions. Enter the 3D version; a little pyramid of snacky goodness!

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Life Savers Holes What could these little sugary pellets be?
Laffy Taffy
Life Savers Holes
LifeSavers very smartly realized that making their candy then throwing away the holes was wasteful. People wanted to eat those holes - and they did!
Donut Holes
Pellety Pops

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WWF Ice Cream Bars Which of the below is the 1990s martial art-themed snack we all knew and loved?
Kendo Koolers
Vienetta
Luscious Lollies
WWF Ice Cream Bars
The marketing idea behind this was essentially, "Do you want to think about wrestlers, but not eat like one?" These snack bars were ideal to eat while watching the big fight. If you wanted to fight in it, you probably needed more lean protein than they offered!

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Soda-licious Can you put a name to this snack that was all about the soda experience without the possibility of spilling?
Fixed Fizz
Solid Soda
Soda-licious
Soda-licious helped to make the carbonated beverage experience solid. There are a lot of imitators out there now, but Soda-licious predates them all.
Super Soda

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Vienetta Could you ever forget this delightfully classy ice cream cake?
Vienetta
Unilever made this delicious British ice-cream-and-chocolate layer cake that was then spread to the world! It just came back under the Breyer's brand in the US.
Oatmeal Swirlers
Bubble Jug
WWF Ice Cream Bars

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Cookie Crisp What's this cereal for kids who want breakfast to be like a snack?
Cheerio High Sugar
Cookie Crisp
Cookie Crisp gave you a boost of sugar to start your day. It is supposed to taste like chocolate chip cookies but contain some of the benefits of cereal, such as fiber.
Cornflakes Supreme
Smucker's Jammy Rice

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Warheads What savagely named candy are these extreme sours?
Warheads
Warheads were not aimed at the pacifist parent. They were extremely sour, and if you ate enough of them, your tongue did indeed feel like it had gone to war - but your tummy felt like it had won!
Sourheads
Sweetheads
Bite Me Candy

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Little Hugs Fruit Barrels What is this adorably named fruit drink from the days of yore?
I Love My Mommy Pots
Little Hugs Fruit Barrels
Little Hugs Fruit Barrels are a fruity drink that comes in a foil-capped bottle. Big Hug were the 16oz version. Little Hug did indeed feel like a hug for your tastebuds!
Kiss That Puppy Drink
Adorable Baby Hugglers

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Melody Pops What's this candy that reminds you of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
Singing Tooters
Whistle Wonder
Melody Pops
If you loved "toot sweet" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, then Melody Pops were the real world version. A lot of people couldn't make much music with them, so it was a badge of honor on the playground if you could!
Sharp Sounds

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String Thing This candy was very good for fiddling with as well as eating. Can you remember its name?
String Thing
String Thing came in long ropes of fruity candy. That meant you could tie it in knots and otherwise occupy yourself with the parts you weren't eating!
Fiddlesticks
Stringy Cheesy String Cheese
Eel Bites

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Oatmeal Swirlers Do you know the 1990s snack you put into your wholesome cereal?
Swirly Sugars
Piping Hot Pipers
Twiddlers
Oatmeal Swirlers
Oatmeal Swirlers were all about spicing up your morning oatmeal with a little more flavor. They were a smart snack, because giving them to your kids incentivized them to eat the healthy oatmeal that came with them!

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Bubble Jug Can you name this powdery-first, chewy-second snack?
Bubble Jug
Bubble Jug was full of little nuggets that started off powdery, then turned into gum as you chewed them! Your saliva effectively rehydrated them and made them chewy.
Bubble Beeper
Bubble Friend
Bubble Marvel

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Planters Cheese Balls You probably still love their mixed nuts, but what do you remember about this offering from the 1990s?
Cheeseheads
Cheesed Off!
Planters Cheese Balls
If you loved salty, cheesy goodness, Planters Cheese Balls were the way to go. They came in a handy cannister, which you could then repurpose for crayons!
Lotsa Cheese

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Jet-Puffed Funmallows What upgrade to the marshmallow is this puffy stuff?
Jet-Puffed Funmallows
If you thought marshmallows were great, but not fruity enough, this was the snack for you. Jet-Puffed Funmallows were marshmallows that had all sorts of flavors and could make any cocoa drink delightful.
Space-Puffed Ricemallows
Rocket-puffed Wheatmallows
Supermallows

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Pepsi Blue You tried it in crystal. Do you remember what other color it came in?
Pepsi White
Pepsi Green
Pepsi Blue
Crystal Pepsi was a hit, but Pepsi Blue was... not. It was the New Coke of the 1990s, and it happily disappeared later on.
Pepsi Purple

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Push-Ups What is this candy that dispensed itself in a rather fun way?
Push-Ups
The candy was only OK, but the distribution of it using this not-entirely-unlike Pez dispenser was a lot of fun. Push-Ups also sounded like exercise, and that's healthy... right?
Kegels
Glute Bridges
Bicep Curls

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Pizzarias Our elf friend is back with this Italian-themed snack. Can you name it?
Venezia's Veggies
Mario's
Pizzarias
Pizzarias sound like they are a pizza crossed with a song, but they are actually a pizza crossed with a chip! They came from Keebler and they were pretty darn sinful.
Keeblero's

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Ninja Turtles Ice Cream What extremely 1990s heroes made it into this cold snack?
Ninja Turtles Ice Cream
The Ninja Turtles were everywhere in the 1990s, and that included this snack. It was a lot of fun to eat, as well as darn delicious!
Bubble Jug
Vienetta
WWF Ice Cream Bars

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Laffy Taffy What's this chewy 1990s goodness called?
Silly Tilly
Taffytastic
Mega Taffy
Laffy Taffy
Nestle sold this candy under their Willy Wonka brand at first. Laffy Taffy remains on the shelves today, but it was first big in the 1990s, bringing its chewy delights to snackers everywhere.

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Ring Pops This jewelry-themed candy was everywhere. What was its name?
Finger Pops
Ring Pops
Ring pops were designed to be awfully convenient because you could put them on your finger and then have your hands effectively free. Indeed, they'd be the ideal candy for the age of everyone constantly being on their phones!
Knuckle Pops
Nail Pops

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Cosmic Brownies Fudgy deliciousness took snack form with which of the below?
Super Brownies
Mega Brownies
Sub-Atmospheric Brownies
Cosmic Brownies
If you liked brownies but wanted a little more sugar on the top, then Cosmic Brownies were the best option for you. There are plenty of copycat recipes out there, too, so you can actually make your own version of this one!

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Gushers What geometric 1990s candy do we have here?
Gushers
Fruit Gushers, commonly known as gushers, were a very geometric candy. They came in a variety of colors and once you got through the hard shell, fruit flavor would gush everywhere!
Spurters
Squirters
Splashers

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EZ Squirt Ketchup What's this condiment that came in any color but red?
EZ Squirt Ketchup
If you thought ketchup was great but the color was dull, EZ Squirt Ketchup was likely to be your jam, or at least, your condiment. It came in colors that, in our more health-conscious time, are sure to make the parental eyes pop.
Super Tomato Squish!
Tomatometer!
Magic Middles

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Crispy M&Ms What was this early pioneer in the "M&Ms of many types" rush?
Caramel M&Ms
Crispy M&Ms
Nowadays there are a thousand types of M&Ms. However, there used to just be chocolate and peanut. Enter Crispy M&Ms, which were a delicious revelation that blazed the trail for caramel and all the rest!
Dark M&Ms
White M&Ms

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Danimals Yogurt What is this creature-themed breakfast drink?
Mm-mm Danone
WWF Ice Cream Bars
Danimals Yogurt
This was called yogurt, but it's actually a yogurt drink. It is probably the most nutritionally valuable item on this list, which might explain why it's still going strong 25 years later!
Petit Filous

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Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Can you identify the very long gum in this mix of 1990s kids' snacks?
Tongue Splashers Gum
Oatmeal Swirlers
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape
If you liked your candy in portions that you chose, Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape was great. It went for several feet, and you could tear off as much as you wanted. It was also a handy way of giving some to your friends, and in choosing amounts that let them knew where they stood.
Welch's Fruit Snacks

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Jolt What's this drink that makes Red Bull look like decaf?
High Octane
Jolt
Jolt was actually introduced in 1985, and it wasn't very suitable for kids. That didn't stop '90s kids using it, especially the ones who needed to stay awake when dealing with difficult term papers.
Vibrate
Up All Night

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Oatmeal Creme Pies What snack dating to the 1960s but huge in the 1990s can you spot here?
Oatmeal Creme Pies
Oatmeal Creme Pies came from Little Debbi in the 1960s. They were popular in the 1990s, however, where the fact that they were oatmeal cookies took away from the fact that they were, still, cookies with icing in the middle. They were darn good, though!
Dunk-a-Roos
Magic Middles
Life Savers Holes

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Smucker's Uncrustables What sandwich-like kids' snack do you see here?
Cookie Crisp
Smucker's Uncrustables
If you liked your jam sandwiches without the crusts, then Smucker's Uncrustables was probably a regular in your pantry. They are a little like a Pop Tart, but with a softer shell, and came in a number of varieties!
Dunk-a-Roos
Gushers

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