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This Baker Takes A Bite Out Of The ’90s With Throwback Cookies

We love all things that take us back to our childhood, and by “our childhood,” I mean the ’90s.

It was a simpler time with Saturday morning cartoons, very basic video game graphics and limited music recorded onto square pieces of plastic.

If you remember those times, you can appreciate these cookies made by Ayaka Matsuno.

Matsuno makes all kinds of funky-shaped cookies, mostly sneakers, but none pulled at our heart strings quite like these:

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Super Nintendo set with a classic question being asked on the tube.

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If you used a pencil for max efficiency, you know what’s up with these cassette tapes.

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Classic Game Boy cartridge that even fits in the plastic case.

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h/t thatsnerdalicious

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Hit-Or-Miss

CRYSTAL PEPSI Might Be Making A Return After Disappearing For 20 Years

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Back in the early ’90s, Pepsi introduced the world to a new type of caffiene-free soda they called Crystal Pepsi. The “clear soda” was met with pretty positive reviews, though sadly, it quickly disappeared from the spotlight. There’s hope yet, reports GrubStreet.

When competitive eater LA Beast asked Pepsi if they ever planned on bringing back Crystal Pepsi, the beverage company responded with a “get ready.”

According to Pepsi, fans will be happy with what’s in store for the brand. Devoted fans of Crystal Pepsi have since launched a campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #BringBackCrystalPepsi. They have also created a petition on change.org with over 34,000 signatures.

Turns out, while Crystal Pepsi has been gone for more than two decades, it has not been forgotten. No word yet on when Pepsi plans to bring back the Crystal drink, but it definitely looks like it’s in the works.

 

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Video

This Snack Video Is a Funny, Nostalgic and Horrific View of the ’90s

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Ah, the ’90s. A time when cheesy dialogue, bad acting and sub-par special effects could still get you immensely hyped for a juice product. RocketJump, the guys behind Video Game High School, somehow found a way to recapture that magic. Creating a snack parody commercial surrounded by ’90s nostalgia, they definitely accomplished that feat.

The video features a fictionalized Big Game Liquid Slam, similar to Capri Sun, along with Big Game Pizza Pigskins. Innocent enough snacks, right?

We won’t spoil much, but anyone growing up in the era of the ’90s will sure appreciate the nod.

Check out the video, below. Fair warning, parts of the video can definitely be considered NSFW.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Surge Is the Top-Selling Drink on Amazon, These 14 Comments Show Why

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Somehow Surge is the No. 1 selling drink on Amazon right now.

Let me rephrase that. Of course Surge is the No. 1 selling drink on Amazon. If you grew up in the ’90s, there’s no way you don’t remember Surge. You have to had seen the cheesy commercials at some point while watching The Tick and Eek! the Cat cartoons.

The recent resurgence of Surge through Amazon had ’90s kids giddy, and they expressed their happiness through the Amazon comments. Albeit, these are some strange comments, but if you want to relive your childhood, they’re perfect.
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Now if we can convince Doritos to bring back 3D Doritos, I can sit in my living room, playing my Gameboy with my recorded version of Good Burger on VHS playing in the background, and feel like I never left the ’90s.-Ant

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If she doesn’t remember Surge, she’s probably too young for you Bro!-Aron Gustafson

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I just spent 45 dollars on soda and I’m not even mad.-JR

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This is not Mountain Dew on crack, this is Mountain Dew on Heisenberg meth.-Rico

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Who wants to stay up playing Goldeneye or MarioKart 64 til 4 in the morning?-Markalis

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My brother has been in a coma for 12 years. I whispered into his ear that they were bringing Surge back and he shot straight up, did a backflip out of bed and roundhouse-kicked a nurse.-Michael Baxter

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Haven’t drank soda in 6 years… That changes today.-Dusty McAleer

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I had the choice between electric bill or Surge. I will be enjoying a drink in the dark. Cheers!-Stephanie

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I am getting married in 5 days, and getting this for my first drink as a married man is better than any other gift I could possibly receive outside of gaining a wife.-Dale G. Paradowski

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I used to drink 44oz cups of this EVERY DAY as a kid. It made me fat and I don’t care.-Mike K.

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I drank one in 1998 and haven’t slept since.-Marcia

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I would drink Surge even if it made my penis fall off.-Alex 47

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As soon as my order arrives, I’m driving straight to my parents’ house, stripping down to my undies, firing up the Sega Genesis, and killing a stuffed-crust pizza.-Christopher Tigo

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All I have to do now is dig my aggressive inline skates out of the basement and put some Less Than Jake on, and I WILL BE YOUNG FOREVER!-D

PicThx Amazon, At Games, Breaking Bad, Bring Back 3D Doritos, Freewood, Game FAQs

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Hit-Or-Miss

A Video Game About a Piece of Bacon Fighting Evil Was Green-Lit by Steam

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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a walking, humanoid piece of bacon that shoots from a toaster gun, is dressed like the American flag and battles other food-inspired characters, this is it. A video game is currently in development where the main character is a bacon-themed superhero who is fighting for his life.

Bacon Man is an action game that incorporates the nostalgia of the ’90s in the form of a side scroller, taking inspiration from classic titles like Mega Man X, Earthwork Jim and Rayman. The game is a combination of fighting, shooting and physics with the added charm of a porktastic protagonist. Because nothing says America like a piece of bacon dressed in red, white and blue.

The 3D-rendered world is inspired by the different food groups. Players begin in The Freezer and continue through the game toward the Meat Zone, the Dairy Zone, Pomegranate City, the deserts of Udon and Vegan Valley before arriving at the final level.

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The story seems pretty solid too, in a Count of Monte Cristo kind of way. Bacon Man is framed by the Food Kings for the murder of Old King Roast Beef. It starts off with a prison break where Bacon Man travels through all the food worlds fighting to clear his name and exact revenge on those who framed him.

The project has been officially given the green light by Steam, a digital game distribution and social networking platform, and currently in development by Skymap Games. However, they’re still going through a round of funding.  At time of publication they’ve reached $3,731 of a $20,000 Kickstarter goal with 29 days left to go.

Way more thought out than potato salad.

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Features

What 24 Pizzas From The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Look Like IRL

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As a kid, I loved watching the ’90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Who didn’t? One of the things that stuck was all the ridiculous pizzas Michelangelo and his brothers would order throughout the series. As the years passed, I started to think some of those pizzas could actually be pretty delicious if done right. Though it did take a solid 22 years for anchovies to grow on me.

Like his Renaissance namesake, who would have thought Mikey was ahead of his time. Using some hunger-fueled imagination I recreated 24 of the most disgusting pizza orders from the TV show and turned them into something you could order at a restaurant. Cowabunga.

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Tuna fish, peanut butter and grape jelly

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Tuna ahi poke on top of a bed of seaweed salad and drizzled some hot, melted peanut butter and grape jelly on top. Went more for color than taste. Ending up tasting great so that worked itself out.

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Peanut butter and clams

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Drenched the pizza in a cajun peanut butter sauce with four fresh calms. The heat from the sauce really made the clams, no pun intended, pop. Crawfish for garnish.

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Peanut butter, avocado and extra pickles

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A bed of guacamole topped with avocado slices, melted peanut butter and some sweet dill pickle chips. This is actually a sandwich I make on many an occasion.

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Marshmallow and pepperoni

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Pepperoni and cheese pizza topped with roasted marshmallows. The marshmallows look like haunting little lifeboats on a sea of pepperoni.

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Marshmallow and asparagus

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Asparagus and cheese baked directly into the crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows. Had to many different versions of this one before I settled on this. Couldn’t be happier.

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Guacamole and Marshmallow

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A generous heap of freshly made guacamole and topped with a single marshmallow lit on fire. Kids, don’t try this at home. Grownups, go nuts.

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Butterscotch, onions and anchovies

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Onion and anchovies caramelized in brown sugar and a butterscotch sauce. Tasted great but stunk up my kitchen like nobody’s business. Do turtles have nostrils?

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Tea and toast

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A buttered slice of toast on top of tomato sauce and sprinkled with tea leaves, parmesan cheese and more tomato sauce. The original concept for this had chunks of toast drenched in tea. NOT. APPETIZING.

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Chocolate sprinkles and clam sauce

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A cheese pizza made with a hearty clam sauce and chocolate sprinkles and garnished with green onions. Not easy to make clam sauce pop on a pizza. Had to tweak it into a chowder. Master Splinter would be proud.

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Chocolate-chip

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Chocolate chips baked into the pizza and drenched with a generous amount of hot fudge. It’s essentially a cookie.

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Chocolate fudge with extra garlic

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A generous amount of fried garlic on top of a pool of melted chocolate fudge. Definitely not something you’d order on a first date, but then again, are any of these pizzas?

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Chocolate fudge, sardine, chili pepper, whipped cream

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A cheese and whipped cream pizza topped with shaved chocolate fudge and red chili flakes. Served with a fried sardine filet in chocolate fudge sauce. Any nutrients that piece of sardine contains is neutralized by that mountain of whipped cream. I guarantee it.

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Anchovies and hot fudge

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Hot chocolate fudge drizzled over anchovy filets on a sauceless white pizza. Until the day anchovies turn into giant mutated fish that eat people, they’ll forever be my favorite fish.

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Pepperoni and hot fudge

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A classic pepperoni and cheese pizza drizzled with a little chocolate fudge. Just a little. We’re not animals.

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Pepperoni and pickles

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Cheese and pepperoni pizza with sweet dill pickle chips. The pickles add a crunch that can be heard all through the New York sewer systems.

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Jelly bean and sausage

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A spicy pork chorizo and sour cream pizza topped with queso fresco and fresh cilantro and served with a jalapeño jellybean gastrique. The jelly beans had us stumped but luckily Reddit came to the rescue.

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Salami pizza with double yogurt

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Two servings of vanilla yogurt topped with fresh salami slices and drizzled with blackberry jelly. If you can get over the idea of salami and yogurt, it goes down pretty tastily.

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Shredded coconut and sweet pickles

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Pizza is topped with shredded coconut, drizzled with hot mustard and topped with sweet pickle chips. Shredder would be a crazy handy guy to have in this situation.

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Strawberry with anchovy sauce

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Caramelized strawberries served with an anchovy butter sauce and topped with whipped cream. This one was the most difficult to come up with. Thankfully, whipped cream saved the day.

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Hot oatmeal

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Hot, buttery oatmeal topped with brown sugar, honey and fresh strawberries. It’s another side to breakfast pizza.

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Popcorn

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Truffle oil popcorn with parsley flakes and parmesan cheese. There’s a pizza somewhere under that mountain of popcorn.

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Anchovies and banana

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Caramelized rum bananas and anchovy filets. The pizza that inspired this post. The bananas and anchovies were the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

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Goulash

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Hot goulash served with crumbles of queso fresco. After a quick Google search of what exactly goulash was, it was pretty easy to make.

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Granola and licorice 

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Vanilla yogurt topped with granola and shaved red licorice. It was a bitch to hand shred licorice, but doesn’t it look pretty?

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Sweets

Sailor Moon Brooch Cookies Have Stained Glass Gems

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Unfortunately these cookies won’t transform you into a Sailor Scout (aw WHAT?!)  but they will satisfy your nostalgic sweet tooth. Crafted by a pretty creative tumblr user, these stained glass cookies are simple to make, provided you have some patience and a love for the Moon Princess.

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Using a printed image as a template to recreate these cookies is as easy as tracing a picture… just with a knife (so be careful, kids!) After all that’s said and done, grab favorite red-tinted hard candies, crush ’em up and fill in the gaps. Personally I’m a fan of jolly ranchers but to each their own. You’ll have Sailor Moon Brooch Cookies faster than you can say “Moon tiara magic!”

If you want to really nail these cookies try adding some yellow food color to your sugar cookie dough to get that golden hue of Serena’s transformation brooch.

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Kate Upton & Snoop Dogg Team Up for Hot Pockets Music Video

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In the last few years, Kate Upton has been in practically everything. The model, and sometimes actress, has almost become a household name with her commercials, magazine covers and movie appearances.

Hot Pockets, in their latest marketing campaign, just released a video starring (surprise surprise) Kate Upton herself. And you know what? It’s not that bad, entertaining even. “You Got What I Eat” is a direct spoof of Biz Markie’s classic hit “Just a Friend.” The spoof plays up the battle between Hot Pocket’s “meat” and crust” in a cheesy 90s-esque music video. Also starring Snoop Lion Snoop Dogg, the clip features cameos from Larry King, Bow Wow, Oliver Cooper, YouTube sensation Kevin “KevJumba” Wu and features the voice of none other than the Clown Prince of Hip-Hop Biz Markie himself.

Overall, it’s a hilarious mash up of characters, flying sheep, rainbows, and  gratuitous shots of food porn.

So what do you guys think? Does it measure up to Biz Markie’s original song and video?

As for me? I know it’s already gonna be stuck in my head all day.