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11 Pieces of Candy that Every ’90s Kid Misses

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Story originally written by Nicole Perry of Popsugar

Sometimes we wish we could go back to a time when Fresh Prince was king, our greatest responsibility was making sure our Tamagotchi was fed, and candy was sweet, sour, and simple. There are near-countless reasons we’re proud to be ’90s girls, but the sweetest of them all was stashed in the candy aisle. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with these iconic treats of our childhood.

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Bubble Tape

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Sorry Washi Tape, you weren’t the first novelty tape to take the US by storm; Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape’s got you beat.

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Warheads

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Warheads were equally prized for their shock factor as they were for their terrifically tangy flavor.

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Pixy Stix

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Grown-ups didn’t understood their appeal — sure, Pixy Stix are basically just flavored sugar — but that only made them more fun to eat.

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Fruit Stripe Gum

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Not only did Fruit Stripe Gum step it up in the food-coloring department, but each stick also came with a temporary tattoo.

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Nerds

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We’re still not really sure how Nerds got their cheeky name, but that didn’t stop us from gobbling them up by the handful.

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Airheads

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Sour apple, cherry, and watermelon had their fans, but the best Airheads flavor was, and still is, White Mystery.

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Tiny Size Gum

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Chiclets Tiny Size Gum might not have tasted like much, but that didn’t stop us from ripping into packet after brightly colored packet.

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Everlasting Gobstoppers

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If you needed to make your candy last thoughout an entire sleepover — sleep being a major misnomer — all you had to do was open up a box of Everlasting Gobstoppers.

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Push Pops

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Like their close-cousins Push-UpsPush Pops trumped their classic stick-based counterparts, no contest.

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Bubble Yum

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For the best bubble blowing and gum snapping, we chewed our way through a packet of Bubble Yum.

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Ring Pops

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Fantastically flashy, Ring Pops were worth their weight in gold to a ’90s candy fiend.

What did we leave off?

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By Charisma Madarang

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

13 replies on “11 Pieces of Candy that Every ’90s Kid Misses”

You can but everything I mention except for, I believe Alexander the Grape; hell you can buy almost everything in this article. I say miss because I don’t buy them with the frequency that I used to as a kid. It’s like missing cotton candy at a Detroit Tigers game, you can still get it but the beer and hot dogs draw me in more.

I did buy a bag if Boston Baked Beans shortly after I posted this though and they are STILL amazing.

I’ve forgotten what they taste like. As another poster in the thread stated, now that I’m older I don’t eat candy anymore. Not even chocolate. It’s rare I get a sweet tooth and when I have one, I’d rather have a glazed donut than candy, haha.

So yeah, I’d rather have a hot dog than cotton candy. With me, savory wins over sweet, hands down. At a buffet I can easily walk by the dessert table, but get me around the mashed potatoes and the chicken and I’m a goner.

Why would anyone miss any of these????? They are still being sold at EVERY grocery store and convenience store RIGHT NOW!!! Get off your butts and get them if you “miss” them!!

I think what they mean about missing these items is as adults, we probably don’t eat them (or eat much of them) any longer. I think I ate every single one of these things but I’m now 29 years old and am not a big candy fan at all.

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