Can You Name These Items You’d Find in a ’90s Lunchbox?

By: Allison Lips
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Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape If you're looking for 6 feet of bubble gum, which product would you purchase?
Zebra Stripe
Ouch! Bubble Gum
Bazooka
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape
The Wrigley Company, which is now owned by Mars, produces Hubba Bubba in regular and bubble tape forms. Hubba Bubba Bubble tape is available in original, tangy tropical and sour blue raspberry flavors.

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Cheetos Which snack comes in crunchy and puff varieties?
Pringles
Cheetos
Cheetos come in over 50 flavors. In Japan, you can get Fizzy Pepsi Cheetos, Strawberry Cheetos, Mentaiko Mayonaise, Cheeseburger-flavored Cheetos, Butter Soy Sauce Cheetos and Chocolate Cheetos.
Doritos
Ruffles

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Pop Tarts This snack can also be eaten for breakfast and comes in frosted and unfrosted varieties. Which food is it?
Toaster Strudel
Pop Tarts
Post and Kellogg debut similar toaster pastry products within months of each other. On February 16, 1964, Post released Country Squares. In September, Kellogg decided to test Pop-Tars in a few markets.
Trix Yogurt
Entenmann's Little Bites

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Teddy Grahams If you're looking for a fun shaped graham cracker, you'd buy which snack?
Sun Chips
Teddy Grahams
Teddy Grahams are available in regular and "soft bakes." The Teddy Soft Bakes are available with chocolate or vanilla filling. Regular Teddy Grahams come in honey, chocolate chip, chocolate, cinnamon and birthday cake.
Twinkies
Funyuns

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Crispy M&M's When this candy first came out, it was available in a blue bag. Now, it is sold in a green bag. What candy is it?
Laffy Taffy
Bubble Jug
Jawbreakers
Crispy M&M's
M&M's Crispy Candies were introduced in 1998. They were discontinued seven years later. In 2015, Mars announced that Crispy M&M's, which are officially called M&M's Crispy, were returning.

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Wonder Ball If you wanted to get candy and a toy, which chocolate would you convince your parents to buy?
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Wonder Ball
In the mid-1990s, Wonder Balls were called Nestle Magic Balls. The product was a hollow milk chocolate ball that contained a plastic figurine. In 1997, the Wonder Ball was discontinued because the toy presented a choking hazard. Three years later, it was re-released with candy replacing the toy.
Warheads
Tootsie Pops

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Twinkies This snack cake originally came with banana cream. What is its name?
Donettes
Twinkies
Hostess, the company that makes Twinkies, was founded in 1919. The first snack cake it sold was the Hostess CupCake. In 1930, Jimmy Dewar created the Twinkie. At first, the Twinkie was two for a nickel. It quickly became Hostess' best-selling snack cake.
Ding Dongs
Ho Hos

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Dunkaroos These cookies were kangaroo shaped. What were they called?
Oreo Cookies
Chips Ahoy!
Dunkaroos
General Mills introduced Dunkaroos in the early 1990s. The snack was discontinued in the United States in May 2012. However, as of 2017, Dunkaroos are still available in Canada. In 2016, General Mills launched an ad campaign that encouraged Canadians to smuggle the cookies across the border.
Fudge Stripes

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Jolly Ranchers What candy comes in watermelon, apple, Fire Stix and grape flavors?
Crispy M&M's
Butterfinger BB's
Jolly Ranchers
Bill and Dorthy Harmsen created Jolly Ranchers. In 1996, the Hershey Company bought the brand. Since the 90s, the brand has expanded into gummies, fruit chews, lollipops and sour candies.
Nerds Rope

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Oreo If you found "milk's favorite cookie" in your lunchbox, you'd enjoy which cookie at lunchtime?
Chips Ahoy!
Oreo
In 1912, the Oreo was invented. At the time, they were made in Nabisco's New York facilities. While Oreo cookies haven't been made in New York City since 1958, they are still made at plants in Chicago, Oregon, Virginia, and New Jersey.
Fudge Stripes
Sandies

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French's Potato Sticks Which potato snack was released in 1935?
Ruffles
French's Potato Sticks
French's Potato Sticks consist of potatoes, palm oil and salt. A serving size of French's Potato Sticks is three-quarters of a cup. It has 170 calories, 12 grams of fat, 180 milligrams of sodium and 15 grams of carbohydrates.
Lay's Potato Chips
Herr's Potato Chips

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Pringles What chip is sold in a long tube?
Doritos
Ruffles
Tostitos
Pringles
Pringles are available in regular, wavy and light varieties. A few regular flavors are BBQ, Cheddar Cheese, Pizza, Ranch, Buffalo Ranch, Extra Hot and Memphis Barbeque. Wavy Pringles can be found in Applewood Smoked Cheddar, Roasted Jalapeno, and Sweet and Tangy varieties.

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Lunchables When your parents were in a hurry to get you out the door, they probably threw which item that was a full meal in your lunchbox?
Cheetos
Teddy Grahams
Lunchables
In 1988, Lunchables became available. They were Oscar Mayer's solution for selling more bologna, which was losing popularity. In 2017, Kraft Heinz, which owns the brand, sold $1.35 billion worth of Lunchables.
Wonder Ball

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Go-Gurt One of these snacks can be described as yogurt in a tube. Which is it?
Wonder Ball
Twinkies
Cosmic Brownies
Go-Gurt
Sheri Schellhaass was a food scientist at General Mills when she created Go-Gurt. The reason behind Go-Gurt's unique design as yogurt on a stick was so that kids would not need a spoon to eat yogurt.

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Nesquick While you can now get this drink in many forms, it was originally only offered as a chocolate powder. What brand is this drink?
Hershey's Chocolate Milk
Yoo-hoo
Ovaltine
Nesquick
In 1948, Nesquick was introduced as Quick Chocolate Powder. The drink's bunny mascot would join the brand in the 1970s. Currently, Nesquick is available in vanilla, strawberry and banana. You can buy it in powder or liquid form.

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Fruit Roll-Ups Which fruity snack came with temporary tongue tattoos?
Fruit By the Foot
Gushers
Fruit Roll-Ups
Betty Crocker produces Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit By the Foot. Fruit Roll-Ups are available in Blastin Berry Hot Colors, Carnival, Strawberry, Tropical Tie Die and Flavor Mixer packages.
Shark Bites

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Bugles Which horn-shaped snack may you have slipped onto the ends of your fingers?
Doritos
Bugles
General Mills launched Bugles in May 1964 with regional launches. Seattle, Omaha, Des Moines, Omaha, Buffalo and Syracuse were the first cities to see the snack on store shelves.
Twinkies
French's Potato Sticks

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warhead Which candy would you suck on if you were in the mood for something sour?
Jolly Ranchers
Tootsie Pops
Melody Pops
Warheads
Warheads originated in Taiwan in 1975. In the early 1980s, they were imported to the United States. The sourness of the candy comes from citric acid and micro-encapsulated malic acid.

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Cosmic Brownies Little Debbie describes this product as "dark, chewy brownies topped with fudge icing and colorful candy coated chocolate pieces." Which one of the company's products is it?
Cosmic Brownies
O.D. McKee, the founder of McKee Foods, chose the name Little Debbie for his snack cake line because his 4-year-old granddaughter was named Debbie. The first cake produced was Oatmeal Creme Pie.
Zebra Cake
Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
Fudge Round

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Handi-Snacks Ritz Crackers n Cheese When you found this in your lunchbox, you had to apply cheese with a red stick. What snack was it?
String Cheese
Crispy M&M's
RITZ Bits
Handi-Snacks Ritz Crackers 'n Cheese
Handi-Snacks come in many flavors. Over the years, Kraft has removed the red stick from the package and now encourages customers to dip the crackers into the cheese. Other flavors are Oreo Cookie Sticks 'N Creme, Premium Breadsticks 'N Cheese Dip and Mister Salty Pretzels 'N Cheese Dip.

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Pixy Stix Which candy is pure sugar in a straw?
Pixy Stix
Today, Pixy Stix are sold under the Wonka brand. Other candies sold as Wonka are Sweetarts, Everlasting Gobstoppers, Nerds, Spree, Bottle Caps, Ruts and Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip. Wonka is owned by Nestle.
Fun Dip
Pop Rocks
Baby Bottle Pop

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Melody Pops This lollipop is manufactured by Chupa Chups. Which one is it?
Charms Blow Pop
Melody Pops
Melody Pops or Melody Whistle Pops were originally called simply Whistle Pops. A different company made whistle Pops, but they were discontinued. Under the Melody Pops name, the lollipop is strawberry flavored.
Tootsie Pops
Dum Dum Pops

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Shark Bites Which fruit snacks were shaped like an aquatic animal?
Kellogg's Fruity Snacks
Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks
Welch's Berries 'N Cherries Fruit Snacks
Shark Bites
When Shark Bites debuted, they were sold under the Fruit Corners banner. Inside the box, you would find great white, hammerhead, mako and tiger shark pieces. The flavors were orange, strawberry, grape and lemon.

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Planters Cheez Balls This cheesy snack was discontinued, but made a comeback in 2018. What is it?
Cheetos
Doritos
Planters Cheez Balls
Planters Cheez Balls were discontinued in 2006. However, Planters listened to fan campaigns and brought the snack back for a limited time in 2018. The company also reintroduced Cheez Curls, so that fans had their choice of cheesy snacks.
Kraft Handi-Snacks

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Orbitz If you are looking for an unusual drink, you may enjoy this drink that contains chewy beads. What was it called?
Jolt Cola
Crystal Pepsi
Orbitz
Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation released Orbitz in 1996. The drink came in Pineapple Banana Cherry Coconut, Vanilla Orange, Charlie Brown Chocolate and Raspberry Citrus flavors.
Mello Yello

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Squeezeit If you're looking for this drink, you're out of luck because it was discontinued in 2001. Which drink is it?
Squeezeit
Squeezit was on store shelves from 1985 to 2001. The drink, which came in a squeezable plastic bottle, was available in Smarty Arty Orange, Chucklin' Cherry and Berry B. Wild flavors.
Tang
Nesquick
Kool-Aid

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Crystal Pepsi When it first came out, which soda was part of the clear craze that swept the soda market?
Mello Yello
Orbitz
Vanilla Coke
Crystal Pepsi
Crystal Pepsi was sold for the first time in the early 1990s. Since its initial arrival on store shelves, the drink has been discontinued and re-released multiple times. The most recent was in 2010.

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Hawaiian Punch This drink started in a Fullerton, California garage. What brand produces it?
Hawaiian Punch
In February 1962, Hawaiian punch debuted its mascot, Punchy. Punchy was created by Martin Mandelblatt, and two years later, the brand introduced its tagline, "How about a nice Hawaiian Punch?" In 1978, Donny and Marie Osmond joined Punchy in selling Hawaiian punch.
Hi-C
Squeezits
Jolt Cola

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Cool Ranch Doritos This chip began life as a regular toasted corn chip. What is its name?
Ruffles
Pringles
Cool Ranch Doritos
In the United States, most Doritos flavors are some variation of cheese. However, Japan has more unusual flavors. In Japan, you can purchase the following Doritos flavors: Coconut Curry, Tuna Mayo, Cheese & Almond, Roe & Mayonnaise and Teriyaki Chicken.
Munchos

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Little Hugs Which drink came in a barrel shaped plastic bottle?
Squeezits
Little Hugs
In 1974, Little Hug Fruit Barrels hit store shelves. They are 8 oz. bottles of a fruit-flavored drink. Little Hug Fruit Barrels are available in fruit punch, grape, blue raspberry, kiwi-strawberry, wild berry, cherry berry, lemon berry, orange, lemonade and tropical punch.
Kool-Aid
SunnyD

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Surge Which soda was launched with the intention of competing against Mountain Dew?
Surge
In 1996, Coca-Cola launched Surge. Seven years later, Surge was discontinued. However, The Surge Movement convinced Coca-Cola to create a limited run for Amazon. Afterward, Surge became available in frozen form from Burger King. In 2018, the soda was added to Burger King's Freestyle Machines.
Yoo-Hoo
Squeezits
Nesquick

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SunnyD Despite looking like fresh orange juice, which drink is less than 5% citrus juice?
Tang
SunnyD
In 1964, SunnyD started life as Sunny Delight. It would become available in the United Kingdom in April 1998 and in a little over a year became that country's third-largest-selling soft drink.
Kool-Aid
Nesquick

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Capri Sun In 1969, which beverage was first sold in Germany?
Sunny-D
Kool-Aid
Tang
Capri Sun
Rudolf Wild created Capri-Sun. In 1969, the drink went on sale as Capri-Sonne and was only available in lemon and orange. Two years later, television commercials for Carpi-Sonne featured Muhammad Ali. However, the drink wouldn't reach the United States until 1981.

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Tang John Glenn brought which drink up into space?
Tang
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn orbited Earth with his Tang. While many people believe NASA invented Tang, the drink was created by William Mitchell at General Food in 1957 and was originally called Tang Flavor Crystals.
Kool-Aid
Orbitz
Surge

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SnackWell's Devil's Food Cookie Cakes You can't make up your mind between a cookie and a cake, so you decide to grab which snack?
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
Milano's
E.L. Fudge Sandwich Cookies
SnackWell's Devil's Food Cookie Cakes
SnackWell's Devil's Food Cookie Cakes are fat-free and do not contain high fructose corn syrup. The cookie cake consists of a hard chocolate shell, creamy marshmallow and a chocolate cake.

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Butterfinger BB's One of the following candies appeared in The Simpson's episode "The Heartbroke Kid." What is the candy's name?
M&M's
Skittles
Butterfinger BB's
Butterfinger BB's debuted in 1992. In 2006, the candy was discontinued. Three years later, the candy returned under the name Butterfinger Bites. The candy is essentially a ball-shaped Butterfinger, complete with the same type of peanut butter center.
Reese's Pieces

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Hi-C Which drink launched in 1947 with orange as its only flavor?
Hi-C
Coca-Cola distributes Hi-C. The drink is available in Flashin' Fruit Punch, Smashin' Wild Berry, Poppin' Pink Lemonade, Orange Lavaburst, Grabbin' Grape, Balzin' Blueberry, Boppin' Strawberry and other flavors.
Kool-Aid
Nesquick
Yoo-hoo

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Trix Yogurt You're eating yogurt that has a rabbit on the container. What brand is it?
Little Hugs Juice
Danimals
Go-Gurt
Trix Yogurt
In 1992, General Mills announced the launch of Trix Yogurt. The company wanted to enter the growing kids' yogurt market. It decided to use Trix for the branding because kids already recognized the name.

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Gushers If you were looking for a gummy snack that is filled with fruit juice, which snack would you grab?
Gushers
Gushers hit store shelves in 1991. In 2015, General Mills removed artificial flavors and colors from the snack. The snack is sold under the Betty Crocker brand and is available in watermelon, strawberry and other flavors.
Jolly Ranchers
Squeezeit
Fruit Roll-Ups

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Yoo-hoo You may have drunk this beverage out of a juice box or a glass bottle. What is it called?
Ovaltine
Nesquick
Yoo-hoo
In the 1950s, Natale Olivieri created Yoo-hoo because he wanted to add a chocolate drink to the products his company offered. Today, the company is part of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
Sunny-D

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