Since the last post about computer games went so well, I thought we would talk about snacks. I loved 90s food and drinks and had a bunch of them in my household. My parents also loved snacks. These are some of my favorite food and drinks people don’t talk about much, they were great!
The Wonder Ball, was a hollow chocolate ball that you had to crack open, and you would find a surprise inside. A lot of the surprises inside were toys or figurines. It was like a happy meal toy that you could get in a chocolate treat. The Wonder Ball was discontinued because it was deemed a choking hazard. There were 2 different iterations later on in the 2000s and in 2014, but inevitably it was discontinued again. The Wonder Ball was something that I always wanted when I was in the store and got from time to time, but was always a really cool treat.
Before there were Kool-Aid Bursts there was the Squeezit. Squeezit’s were made in 1985. They were juice that was put into a squeezable container that was a little difficult to open. The container made it easy to transport and was hard to spill. It was a great drink for kids. The flavors were creatively titled, Chucklin’ Cherry, Berry B Wild, and Grumpy Grape among others. The juice was only around until 2001. After making a few comebacks, it was discontinued. There wasn’t any juice like a Squeezit. It tasted fantastic, and Kool-Aid just couldn’t compare, yet they won out.
Fruitopia is something that the Coca-Cola Company decided they were going to try in 1994. It was a fruit-flavored drink, based on trying to compete with Snapple. Fruitopia continued through 2003 when it was discontinued. It was never profitable for Coca-Cola because there were so many other fruit drinks on the market, and people weren’t looking for fruit drinks when they went to fast-food establishments. There was a Fruitopia vending machine in my middle school. I never actually used it. I drank it occasionally, and it was nothing different from any other fruit drink.
Flintstone’s Push Ups
This was one of my favorite ice cream treats growing up. Nestle was making Push Up options for ice cream for a while. There are still Push Ups today. There isn’t a lot of information about the origin of the Push-Up, but the Flintstone ones were available starting in the 90s. They stopped production of them in the 2000s. All I know is that they were great, and I loved them dearly.
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