Popular foods from the '90s that'll bring you maximum nostalgia
What was your favorite food from the '90s?
Imagine it's the '90s again. Platform shoes, baggy pants and maybe even some grunge music playing in the background. You're hungry so you decide to go to the kitchen. What food from the '90s did you swear by?
In the past, we've talked about vintage foods from other decades such as these 14 recipies from the 1970s. Today we are going back in time to see what the '90s had to offer. Whether it's a snack of Dunkaroos, a lunch of Hot Pockets or a dinner of Hamburger Helper, here are a variety of foods everyone seemed to be enjoying in the '90s.
1. Breakfast: Toaster Strudel Pastries
Toaster Strudels have been around longer than the '90s, but it seems like everyone was eating these pastries for breakfast in the decade. Bonus points if you could draw something amazing with the icing packets included in the box. Which Toaster Strudel flavor was your favorite?
2. Breakfast: Rice Krispies Treats Cereal
Rice Krispies Treats for breakfast? Sign us up! This cereal was very popular in the '90s and it's not to be confused with regular Rice Krispies cereal on shelves today. This dessert for breakfast cereal was discontinued in 2020.
3. Breakfast: Oreo O's Cereal
Oreo O's were not healthy in any way but they did taste amazing! This cereal came out in the '90s and many consider it part of their childhood. It was like waking up to dessert for breakfast.
4. Snacks: Fruit Gushers
Fruit Gushers were first introduced in 1991 so it's no wonder they took the decade by storm. Gushers are still a popular snack today but nothing will beat the nostalgia of having them in the '90s. They were one of the hottest commodities inside any lunch box. Were you the kid who begged your parents for them at the grocery store? Or were you the parent who had to buy them?
5. Snacks: Trix Yogurt
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Mmmm, probiotics with a side of sugar? Trix Yogurt was huge in the '90s. Another popular snack among kids, teens and even adults. It's vibrant colors were attractive to the eye and the flavor was addictive. Were you a fan?
6. Snacks: The Wonder Ball
Wonder Balls are made of chocolate and filled with other treats and toys. They were made in the mid-90s and discontinued in 2004 but have recently made a comeback. Are you a fan of these wonderful snacks?
7. Snacks: Dunkaroos
Let's be real here: you definitely ate these as a whole dinner at one point. Why wouldn't you? Dunkaroos were an addicting '90s snack staple. It was the best cookie + icing snack combo. The icing always seemed to go way quicker than the cookie. Maybe it's because we'd put way too much icing on just one? Either way, we wish these were still around today.
8. Lunch: Lunchables and a Capri Sun
We put Lunchables and Capri Sun together because it just makes sense. A classic combo. What's your favorite Lunchable? It's the original meat and cheese plate.
9. Lunch: Bologna Sandwiches
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A classic bologna sandwich really got us through the '90s. What was your go to bologna sandwich condiment?
10. Lunch: Hot Pockets
Who doesn't enjoy heating up a Hot Pocket? Hot Pockets now come in dozens of different and unique flavors, but many consider the ham and cheese to be the superior and original flavor. And...if you're feeling a bit more healthy, choose a Lean Pocket instead.
11. Dinner: Totino's Pizza Rolls
If only we had the ability to air fry pizza rolls in the '90s! Pizza rolls continue to be a staple for kids and adults alike. We dare you to eat one of these without buring the roof of your mouth!
12. Dinner: Stuffed Crust Pizzza
Did you know that stuffed crust pizza was created in the '90s? What seems to be a very popular item today actually isn't that old. Stuffed crust pizza was made popular thanks to Pizza Hut. It seemed like no one could get enough of them in the '90s. We are hungry just looking at it!
13. Dinner: Kid Cuisine
Another food born in the '90s! Kid Cuisine was on every parent's shopping list. With cute cartoons as the mascot and a complete meal with sides and a dessert, it made dinner easy. The brownies aren't half bad, even as an adult. Do you still remember the commercial with the little animated penguin?
14. Dinner: Hamburger Helper
The smell of parents making this in the '90s is a core memory from many kids. Did you have a certain kind that was your favorite?
15. Dinner: Boca Burgers
Boca Burgers were one of the original veggie burgers. Parents everywhere tried to get kids to eat these. Some successful and some not.
16. Dessert: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
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Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes were a very popular dessert in the '90s. From ordering them in a restaurant to making them on your own, it was one of the desserts that brought everyone from the '90s together. Do you make your own homemade lava cakes?