Ah, the ’90s. THEY WERE A TIME. And if you were a ’90s kid, you know the snacks were a VERY GOOD TIME.
As an A+ millennial mom, I knew that I was doing my kid a disservice by not allowing his taste buds to experience the ~taste~ of ’90s childhood — a taste that many Gen Z’ers will never know! So, I decided to gift my 12-year-old son, Evan, and his 13-year-old friend, Jovan, the ultimate millennial loot.
On my quest to find the best snacks (searching Amazon), I discovered that many of the popular ’90s snacks still exist — they just look a bit different.
First up, we have Dunkaroos. If you’re a millennial, they need no explanation. (I am also adding in my review compared to theirs because I AM THE TRUE MILLENNIAL!)
Next we have those mini wax bottles where you bite off the top and drink the juice inside. (After getting these my husband admitted that he used to drink the juice and eat the entire wax bottle. 🤢)
We then moved on to Candy Buttons — but the GIANT version of them.
Once we hit the Candy Cigarettes, the kids were pretty ready to be done with my ’90s taste test. 😢
Lastly, we tried the off-brand Cream Savers (called Scripture Candy — a very different take on a Cream Saver, lol).
In conclusion, I learned that it’s pretty much impossible to truly bring the taste of the ’90s back. You just had to live through it. That being said, this did serve me some nostalgia and I’m glad some Gen Z’ers got to experience it!