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90s Kids Rejoice, Cheez Balls are Back and Better Than Ever

Ahh, yes!  Who would have thought that the sweet scent of nostalgia would also be so Cheez-y!  All you 90s babies asked for it, and finally Mr. Peanut is ready to give it to you — Cheez Balls are back, and this time it’s here to stay!  

The limited release of Cheez Balls in 2018 sent nostalgic hopefuls into a frenzy when it didn’t last long, so PLANTERS put the work in to bring the neon orange snack to this decade.  Fortunately for the hordes of cheese lovers out there, Cheez Balls didn’t return alone. Also available now are pocket-sized shakers of Cheez Powder to use on just about anything you want!  

To celebrate, 350 lucky fans can win their own bottle of Cheez Balls Cheez Powder by commenting or tweeting @MRPEANUT what food they would top off with the new powder using #CheezBallContest starting today, August 20, until September 1st.  

If you’re also lucky enough to be in New York City on Wednesday, August 21st, you are invited to indulge in a Cheez-y one-of-a-kind pop-up by food truck Made From Scratch and Chef Richard Blais.  Stroll over to Astor Place between 11am-7pm to try tenders, lobster rolls, tots, and many more — dusted in all the Cheez Powder your heart can take.  

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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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