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M.C. Hammer pants, C + C Music Factory, Nintendo, neon biking shorts. Are we bringing back fond memories of the 1990s? It’s not just the mention of fashion and music that can make you reminisce about the last decade in the twentieth century. There are definitely some ’90s-era foods that will elicit recognition. We’re looking back at a few of the 1990s’ most beloved treats, from Laffy Taffy and Poprocks to Capri Sun and the shortlived — but glorious — Crystal Pepsi. Take a trip down memory lane with us — and yes, you must dress appropriately!Still feeling nostalgic? Check out these fun, vintage lunchboxes from way back when, and get a load of some of our favorite retro candy.
Remember Bubble Tape? Wrigley introduced the hot-pink gum in the late 1980s, but it reached the height of its popularity in the ’90s. Bubble Tape offered six feet of bubble gum wrapped in a spiral, encased in pink tape-dispenser-like shell. Bubble Tape was marketed exclusively to children, and successfully so. You can still find Bubble Tape in many stores today. Start tugging to see if it gives you the same joy as it did two decades ago.
Jawbreakers, also known as gobstoppers, are exactly what they sound like — hard, tough balls made of sugar that are impossible to bite into. Although the little ones were cute, they, too, could wreak havoc on your teeth. The huge jawbreakers were impossible to work through in less than a few hours. Most children gnawed on their jawbreakers, waiting for them to get smaller and smaller. This candy was best for the patient child (some children are patient, right?). The rest of us just had to pretend to be patient or give up and move onto something easier, like Gummy Bears.