25 Snacks That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

Posted by , Updated on April 24, 2024

A number of research studies indicate the elements from their youth that adults often yearn for the most. This includes school vacations, birthday celebrations, and the experience of their mothers preparing nutritious meals.

But something’s not right with this last result. Since when did we enjoy homemade, healthy cooking as kids?

Most of us were sweet-toothed kids and almost allergic to healthy foods such as veggies and fruits. On the other hand, our favorite candies were as important to our childhood as our favorite brand of beer is now.

This list of 25 Snacks That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood will refresh your memory and help you remember how much you loved some foods.


Spice Girls Chupa Chups


Regular Chupa Chups were pretty awesome and we all know that. However, back in the 1990s, nothing could beat the Spice Girls edition.

Complete with limited-edition photos inside the wrapper and 24 collectible stickers, those lollipops came out shortly after the best-selling girl group in history started dominating the music charts and became a bestseller too.


Butterfinger BB's


Starting in 1992, another form of Butterfinger bars was available called “BB’s.” They were roughly the size of marbles and were sold in bags (and even advertised in The Simpsons.)

They were discontinued in 2006, but three years later (thank God) the snack made a glorious comeback as Butterfinger Mini Bites.


Candy Necklace


There was a time that boys could wear girly necklaces without being bullied about it.

Well, as long as they were willing to share those colorful and delicious candy-necklaces with the bullies.


Pizzarias Pizza Chips


Kids from the ’80s used to eat this delicious snack while watching the new Twilight Zone episode on CBS Friday nights. The ’90s kids used to eat them while playing with a Game Boy.

Unfortunately, this generation of kids has to settle down with Pizza Pringles. If they only knew what they were missing!


Hubba Bubba


With the big bubblegum flavor of Hubba Bubba, you could literally practice for hours blowing the biggest bubbles ever.

Hubba Bubba turned 40 years old in 2019 and will most likely be around for another 40 years, if not more.




Lunchables offered not one, not two, but 26 different varieties of meal combinations, including crackers, pizzas, chicken nuggets, small hot dogs, and small burgers.

This legendary snack created a new category of American foodstuff and continues to be an absolute favorite among kids and their parents.




Not just one, but two different amazing flavors of crunchy sugar in one adorable box? Life just couldn’t get much better than that. Especially if you were a geek at heart from a really young age.

Kids still love candy Nerds today.


Bagel Bites


Do you remember this jingle?

Pizza in the morning,

Pizza in the evenin’,

Pizza at suppertime!

When pizza’s on a bagel,

You can eat pizza anytime!

Just close your eyes for a minute and if Bagel Bites isn’t the first thing popping into your head, you probably didn’t do something right during your childhood!




In the early 1990s, Betty Crocker gave the world one of the most wonderful creations ever: Dunkaroos. They were the most amazing and tasty cookie snacks a child could behold.

They consisted of a snack-sized package containing ten small cookies that you could dunk into a minuscule coating of icing. It felt exactly like eating in a dream feels … unreal!


Fruit Gushers


Fruit Gushers, commonly known as Gushers, are fruity snacks in the shape of hexagonal pyramids, made primarily from sugar and fruit juice. But why did we call them gushers? It’s all about that “magic” bite.

See, when you bite into the snack, the liquid inside “gushes” out and the feeling of excitement you get is always the same, regardless of your age.


Pop Secret


Pop Secret is the best microwaveable popcorn in history … and that’s a fact. The kind of snack the whole family loves, it’s not too buttery or too salty; it’s just right.

A box still comes with six individual bags and every kernel will pop perfectly if you nuke it right!


Shark Bites


For people in a certain age group (in their 30s and 40s), just hearing “Shark Bites” summons all sorts of warm feelings. Shark Bites made good days great and saved bad days from being the worst days.

Shark Bites fruit snacks still exist, but there’s a twist. The colors, texture, and flavors have all been heavily modified. If you’re expecting old-school Shark Bites, you may end up disappointed. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!


Whistle Pops


Whistle Pops were a lollipop brand designed to make a whistling sound. They quickly became every kid’s favorite “musical instrument” until they were suddenly discontinued.

After a few years, the company Chupa Chups reintroduced Whistle Pops, naming them Melody Pops and marketing them with a catchy tagline stating “play real music.”




Back in the 1990s, Viennetta wasn’t just ice cream. It was more of a “sacred” dessert the whole family enjoyed after dinner.

Thank God, it’s still available today!


Dinosaur Egg Oatmeal


This super-fun, hot cereal for kids is an absolute classic.

Every time the eggs melted away to reveal sweet edible dinosaurs, our innocent hearts melted too … even if we hated sitting down to eat a fast breakfast before going to school.


Cosmic Brownies


Cosmic Brownies are a fudgy chocolate brownie topped with thick chocolate frosting and rainbow candy-coated sprinkles that taste, to this day, just like they did in our childhood.

They were made famous by the Little Debbie Company and they’re still a favorite among children.


Hunt’s Snack Pack


Whether you craved chocolate, butterscotch, or another tasty flavor, you knew that Snack Pack was there for you.

Made with skim milk and without any preservatives or trans fat, Snack Packs were a delicious and (relatively) healthy snack for any time of day.


Wonder Ball


The Wonder Ball was first introduced in the mid-1990s and it quickly became every kid’s favorite candy. The spherical chocolate contained small figurines of Disney characters, similar to the Kinder Surprise, popular in Europe.

However, due to choking hazard concerns, the product was withdrawn in 1997. Fortunately, the Wonder Ball was re-released in 2000 with candy in place of the toys.


Hot Pockets


Friday nights during the 1990s usually meant two things: watching The X-Files on TV and eating Hot Pockets, preferably the pepperoni pizza flavor.

Life was so good back in our childhood.




Go-Gurt was the first yogurt made specifically for children.

Slurpable, fun, and naturally flavorful, Go-Gurt was perfect for an on-the-go snack during childhood, plus you needed no spoon to devour this little masterpiece.


Ritz Crackers with Cheese


Do you remember those delicious, tiny, bite-size versions of the Ritz Cracker Sandwiches we all loved as kids? The good news is that they are still available.

The bad news is that we’re not six or eight years old anymore and our metabolism doesn’t work as fast as it did back then.


Popeye Candy Sticks


Candy cigarettes are a candy made out of chalky sugar, bubblegum, or chocolate, wrapped in paper and packaged in a way that resembles cigarettes.

Popeye’s candy cigarettes stood out from the rest for looking exactly like real cigarettes. Heck, they even make smoke when you puff on them.


Chicken Nuggets


Whether parents like it or not, chicken nuggets have always been a kid’s top food staple.

They were in every restaurant kids menu and they continue to top the favorites list of most young kids today. Dipped in ketchup, of course.


Ninja Turtles Ice Cream

Do you remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ice cream bars? They were a favorite for kids buying a cold treat from an ice cream truck in the summer time.
Turtle power was never as delicious and tasty!

Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks


Scooby-Doo-themed Fruit Snacks are still on the market, but they are no longer wrapped in the cool, shiny wrapper.

Unfortunately, Betty Crocker has changed their fruit snacks entirely, and they are no longer the same Scooby snacks we knew and loved.

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