9 Nostalgic ’90s Snacks We Want in Our Lunch Now

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By: Jaime Purvis Posted: 12:48 PM, Jul 7, 2016

When your mom packed your lunch, sometimes you got nervous about what snacks she put inside. Every kid at the lunch table saw what the others had, in hopes of making a trade. Here are our top 9 snacks from the '90s that were lunchtime "gold." 

1. Gushers

Gushers fruit snacks were the best fruit snacks you could get in the '90s and were filled with sugary juice. Kids would bite them into them an squeeze the juice out, sounds kind of gross looking back. If you got a sudden craving, you can buy these from WalMart for about $5.

2. Squeeze It Juice Drinks

Not sure if these were 100% juice, but they did come in a convenient bottle! Just twist off the top, give it a squeeze and enjoy the sweet juice.

3. DunkARoos

Sadly, you can't buy these anymore, but you could be creative and just dunk your cookies into frosting! There cookies flavors were Vanilla Icing with Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Icing with Graham Cookies, Strawberry Icing with Vanilla Cookies, Rainbow Sprinkle Icing with Chocolate Chip Graham Cookies.

4. Fruit by the Foot

The snack was first introduced in 1991 and is still being made today. It was originally called "A Yard of Fruit" and later changed to "Fruit by the Foot." They still have the tradition strawberry flavor, but recently came out with "Ninja Power Punch" to advertise the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. We have no idea what that's supposed to taste like. 

5. Ritz Crackers 'N Cheese Dips Handi-Snacks

A childish take on cheese and crackers. These Handi-Snacks features a few crackers, cheese wiz and a red "knife" to spread your cheese. As a kid, it was always fun to make your own snacks (Lunchables were just as fun). You can still by these at your local grocery store. Now Handi-Snacks come in a sweet version, Oreo. 

6. Go-Gurt

Mmmm, squeezable yogurt!? This snack has gone international, but goes by different names; Yoplait Tubes in Canada and as Frubes in the United Kingdom. Most boxes come with two unique flavors. 

7. Oatmeal Creme Pies

During some field trips, my school would pack a lunch for us, and these were ALWAYS inside. Most kids are a fan of oatmeal flavors snacks (I'd much rather have a chocolate chip cookie), but these were something else! They bake the cookies with whole grain oats and molasses, which has to be the secret ingredient. These were the very first snack under the Little Debbie name and came out in 1960! They're still holding strong. 

8. Swoops

Shaped like Pringles, but made with delicious Hershey's chocolate! Reese was the best flavor but they also came in milk chocolate, and Almond Joy. 

9. Bugles

These snacks first hit the market in 1966, but have been a staple in kid's lunches for a while.These corn snacks are fried in coconut oil. Kids would put them on the tips of their finger and turn into Edward Scissorhands or something!

While most of these snacks are probably terrible for your diet, we get cravings from time to time!

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