Whether you were a day one Shia LaBouf fan, watching Even Stevens, or swooning over Ethan Kraft in Lizzie McGuire, we can all remember the days before calorie counting, gluten intolerance, and spin classes. These were simpler times, when colon-parenthasis 🙂 was an acceptable emoji and the closest thing to Instagram was a Kodak kiosk at Walgreens. Thankfully, unlike our obsolete AIM screen-names that most of us hope to take to the grave, we can revive our childhoods with these blast from the past snacks:

Dunkaroos– Dunkaroos were basically the dessert version of Ritz’s cheese and cracker handi-snacks. Although they have been discontinued in America, rumor has it that Dunkaroo production is still happening in Canada. BRB, ordering in bulk.

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Tip: If you find yourself in a Dunkaroo snack emergency and can’t wait the few days for shipping, I have created a DIY version for those in desperate need to satisfy their craving: Teddy Grahams + white frosting. You’re welcome.


Baby Bottle Pops- Who else is singing “Just lick the pop, dip it and shake it…. And lick it again!” right now?  You may not find these snacks in the checkout line at Blockbuster’s anymore, but the hard candy baby bottles are still being manufactured. If you can’t find them at a local store you can order them on Amazon.

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Just in case you’re alone (or work where no one can see/hear your computer) and have an itch to watch their 1998 commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la6d5FafgTk


Lunchables- A personal favorite that I may or may not still have in my refrigerator.  Anyone that brought Lunchables to school was definitely the coolest kid in the cafeteria. You probably forgot about these snacks because you’re not in middle school anymore, but you can still buy them at any grocery store!

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Warheads- If twitching while sucking on sour candy was your thing, you can buy these snacks individually wrapped on Amazon.

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Kid Cuisine TV dinners- Picky eaters united over frozen mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, or fish sticks with a side of corn. Hey, we could only eat happy meals so much! Kid Cuisine is still an up and running company with many new meals like the  “reduced fat pepperoni pizza with double stuffed crust.”

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Go-Gurt- Some things never change; we didn’t want to do the dishes then, and we don’t want to do them now. If you’re like me, you have every kitchen utensil and gadget but put more energy into avoiding cleaning a plate than it would take you to just rinse and put it in the dishwasher. Go-Gurt made snacks for young children, but I think they should really start targeting the college and post-grad market. They’re made to freeze and thaw by lunchtime… it’s the perfect snack to pack for the library or bring to work, if you ask me. See y’all in the dairy aisle.

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Yoplait Trix- Speaking of yogurt, who remembers the awesome partnership that was Trix cereal and Yoplait yogurt? These also still exist but at limited stores.

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Potato Sticks- We put them on our sandwiches and we ate them straight out of the jar…we’re just not sure why. Let’s face it, these wannabe French fry/potato chip hybrids aren’t the best tasting on this list but they were wildly addictive. Thank you French’s for keeping our fingers salty and our curiosity alive by continuing to manufacture these awesome snacks.

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Dino Nuggets- Because the most obvious way to get kids to eat their food is to shape their chicken like a prehistoric animal, of course. If you had dino nuggets in your freezer, you probably threw temper tantrums over broccoli (sorry, mom), so your parents always kept a few boxes as a back-up dinner plan. In case you’re still a picky eater and haven’t expanded your palette since that time you tried mussels in 2009 (…still scarred from that, by the way…), dino nuggets can be found in the freezer aisle.

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Texas native, NYU grad, and lover of sprinkles. Trying to expand my palette to be more than bagels and desserts.