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Fake Burgers, Pacifiers, and Banned Candy: The Weirdest Treats the 90s Had To Offer

When I was a kid, picking out candy was a treat at the grocery store or candy shop. Traditional candy like skittles, Hershey bars, Reese's peanut butter cups, smarties, milk chocolate candy bars, and jelly beans can still be found today of course, but there are a few 90s candy options that come to mind when you think of the era of the Spice girls. Let's take a look at some of the most delicious candy brands from the 1990s, some of which 90s kids can get on Amazon today for a great 90s candy gift box.

1. Efrutti Gummy Mini Burgers

For some reason, I always thought this nostalgic candy was so fancy! Especially when paired with gummy hot dogs or gummy french fries.

2. Ouch! Bubble Gum

This might not sound appetizing based on the name, but Ouch! sugar-free bubble gum made by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company was a fun 1990s gum in grape, watermelon, and strawberry flavors. The chewing gum was shaped like a bandage! You can take a walk down memory lane and buy it right now online.

3. Nerds

Although this retro candy came out in the 1980s, it was still pretty popular as 90s candy. They come in grape and strawberry, watermelon and cherry, and rainbow flavors with strawberry, grape, orange, lemonade, and sour apple. You can also get Nerds Rope, Jumbo Nerds, Nerds Gumballs, and all sorts of other varieties.

4. Warheads Extreme Sour Candy


These were a huge hit in the United States in the 1990s especially. The tart, hard candies include five flavors: blue raspberry, lemon, green apple, black cherry, and watermelon. The "Smashups Extreme Sour" assortment has cherry-lime, orange-pineapple, mango-melon, lemon-berry, and strawberry-grape.

5. Baby Bottle Pop Lollipops

These satisfied even the strongest of sweet tooths or the biggest cry baby in your life. You eat them by taking a piece of lollipop that looks like a baby bottle tip and dipping it into powdered sugar.


6. Airheads

This is another candy that came out in the 1980s that many associate with the 90s. Airheads are a chewy candy made of taffy with flavors including cotton candy and maple, or more fruity kinds like watermelon and cherry.

7. Ring Pops—_/

Lots of kids ran around in the 1980s and 1990s pretending they were engaged with these candies. They're just so cute and fun!

8. Caramel Apple Pops

These are actually made by the same company that makes Tootsie rolls!

9. Pop Rocks

Pop Rocks were invented in the 50s, discontinued in the 1980s, and had a resurgence just a few years later, according to the candy's website.

10. Fun Dip

Fun Dip was originally manufactured by the Ferrara Candy Company, then purchased by Nestlé in January 1989. The candy was popular in the 90s and remains so to this day.

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