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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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