1. OREO O’S
Oreo O’s are basically the better version of Cookie Crisp — both are pure sugar and were only allowed on vacation, but naturally I was obsessed. Bring it back, Oreo! Please, I’m begging you!
2. 3D DORITOS
OK, this marketing is definitely a bit of a lie…but we can accept it for the pure genius of capitalizing on everyone’s 3D obsession. I just want to know when they’re coming out with Doritos in 4K.
3. DINOSAUR EGG OATMEAL
Because, frankly, regular oatmeal is boring AF.
4. RING POPS
Full disclosure: I went to a summer camp where these were used to help facilitate camp marriages between two unwitting children. It was cute/creepy, and the ring pops were a major selling point to participate.
AKA the food that made snacking on frosting more socially acceptable. Thanks for everything, Dunkaroos. We are forever in your debt.
6. BUBBLE TAPE
Maybe it’s just an indication that all things are better in a weird fun container, but I enjoyed this a ton. Double points if you could fit all of the tape in your mouth at once.
7. SOUR ALTOIDS
I don’t want to say my life was ruined when these went away, but I can still remember what the mango ones tasted like and if these were brought back, I would probably actually weep for joy.
8. SPONGEBOB ICE CREAM
Most of these looked like hideous half-melted monsters once you unwrapped, but a summer staple nonetheless.
9. LUNCHABLES PIZZAS
All the joy of Legos with all the deliciousness of pizza – with just a hint of cardboard. We just might bring one of these to the office tomorrow…just cause.
10. OTTER POPS
This glorified way to consume straight sugar wasn’t my favorite in the 90s and early 2000s, but hey, I remember these being a staple during the summer. Even weirder, I saw some recently unfrozen sitting in a grocery store. Everything really does come back.
11. CARAMEL APPLE POPS
The green packaging and nearly cement like nature of these is vivid in my memory — they were delicious and didn’t require arguing about how many licks it would take to finish them.
12. BAGEL BITES
Pizza in the morning, Pizza in the evenin’, Pizza at suppertime! When pizza’s on a bagel, You can eat pizza anytime!
I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a bagel bite that didn’t actually half burn my mouth, half taste icy cold in the middle, but I always love them. Better than the pizza roll by far (sorry haters) and impossible to replicate.
13. COSMIC BROWNIES
I saw these in a drug store the other day — run, don’t walk to get your fix!
14. TRIX CEREAL
The flowers! The weird shapes! The 10g of sugar per cup! I was obsessed.
15. MINUTE MAID FROZEN LEMONADES
These things were the bomb, and made sports games a lot more enjoyable. Sometimes the only enjoyable thing about sports. Nostalgia in a cup.