Our List of Popular 90s Candy & Snacks Still Available to Buy Today!

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Check out our list to see if your favorite 90s candies and snacks are available for purchase now!

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Ah, what a sweet time the 90s were.

Though it almost feels like yesterday, the 1990s were an iconic era in time. The colorful, loud packaging does not get lost in translation when thinking of candy in the 90s. From boybands to fashion trends, some things act as a time machine, but the candy, including the ads for them, was truly unmatched.

To your luck, we didn’t have to say bye, bye, bye to certain 90s candies, so let’s cue the nostalgia with this list of sweet 90s treats you can still purchase today!

Please note that not all of these candies and snacks debuted in the 1990s, but they were ALL popular during that time. Prices and quantity vary depending on the store/location.


1. Dunkaroos were arguably the most notable snack of them all.

dunkaroos snacks on shelf

Originally appearing in the United States from 1990 to 2012, the 90s and early 2000s kids’ hearts across America were shattered when the vanilla cookies were discontinued. However, Dunkaroos made a comeback in 2020, and you can now purchase them in select stores. You can even find it in cereal form!

Here’s what reviewers on Amazon had to say:

“1000/1000 stars! Do you need a review?! I’m a 90s baby all over again! So delicious!” – Kendra


“These are almost as good as they were in the ’90s, but slightly changed. Still taste great, but cookies are more like sugar cookies now.” – Elizabeth


2. Sno Balls were the tastiest cream cakes around.

sno balls in super market

Coming in various colors but infamously pink, the marshmallow-coconut treat has been a staple in time for centuries, and the 90s was no exception. Keep an eye out for these treats next time you go to the store so nostalgia can set in for people of all ages.


3. Little Hug Fruit Barrels were the beverage of the decade. 

little hug fruit barrels

These were easily my favorite childhood beverage! I was drawn to the colors and how fruity the Little Hug Fruit Barrels tasted. While these brightly colored drinks aren’t at the top of the list for the healthiest treats for kids (and for the kids at heart looking for nostalgia), they’re only 10 calories, gluten-free, and aren’t caffeinated!


4. Fun Dip was a 90s snack like no other.

fun dip on display

This 90s treat was very popular for every kids’ special occasion. Although it’s not the most nutritious snack, it’s still available in many locations.


5. What were you doing if you didn’t wear a Ring Pop as an engagement ring? 

Ring Pop Part Pack

Still going strong with various flavors, Ring Pops was one of my top 90s snacks. We could use it as an accessory when playing dress-up while simultaneously enjoying a lollipop. I definitely couldn’t help but beg my mom in the grocery store for one every time we passed it, and it’s still being sold in the mainstream snack industry.


6. Drinking the sweet flavors of Nik-L-Nip.

Nik-L-Nip wax juice bottles

Nothing more entertaining than biting off the top of the bottle and drinking Nik-L-Nips: amusing and delicious! My Hip sidekick Emily loved these as a kid:

“I’m not sure why but I was so obsessed with Nik-L-Nips when I was younger. I have the best memories of getting these from the store while stocking up for snacks before going to the drive-in as a family. Even though it’s the smallest amount of juice and biting off the top is truly just biting into wax, for whatever reason, they were my favorite! 😂


7. eFrutti Snacks had us playing with our food even when we weren’t supposed to.

efrutti lunch snacks

From pizzas, hot dogs, and hamburgers to cheesecake, popcorn, and milkshakes, the German treat is known as eFrutti offered various gummy versions of actual food. I don’t know what it is about having mini gummy versions of real-life food, but it’s just as yummy as it is adorable!


8. The classic Chick-O-Stick was the perfect balanced combo of coconut and peanut butter.

candy in dollar tree basket

Similar to Butterfingers without chocolate, the old-school candy, known as Chick-O-Stick, was a staple candy passed out for Halloween and extremely popular in the 90s.


9. Tasting (and hearing) the explosive Pop Rocks was an unforgettable experience.

pop rocks

Ever wonder how Pop Rocks… pop? Carbon dioxide is released, causing the sizzling sound. While it’s not necessarily harmful, it may have caused a stomach ache or two, but for a 90s kid the entertainment was worth it.


10. Never forget reading every Laffy Taffy wrapper to find new jokes.

laffy taffy 90s candy

The genius name of Laffy Taffy described its goal and what it is: to make you laugh while eating taffy. Another fun thing about them is that all the jokes are written and sent in by children, and they’re still making us laugh today!


11. Eating as many Nerds as possible at once to intensify that tangy flavor.

nerds display at target

My favorite part of this candy was the packaging. I couldn’t get enough of the adorable animated Nerds characters. Fun fact, each color nerd is a different concept, including Pink as Curiosity, Purple as Deep Thinking, Yellow as Logic, Red as Creativity, Green as Humor, and Orange as Spontaneity.

This tidbit of info is a great way to educate kiddos about the pleasures life has to offer while indulging in some candy, and you can read more stories with your little ones on the Nerd’s website!


12. Cry Baby Gum had us holding back the tears.

tub of gum spilling out 90s snacks

This sour gum known as Cry Baby Gum came out in 1991 and remains a perpetual moment in the history of 90s candy. Even though it’ll make your eyes well up from a puckering punch of sour, the fun flavors will keep you coming back for more!


13. We played with Push Pops more than actually eating them.

push-pop 90s candy

Though the packaging has slightly changed, I will forever appreciate Push Pops as a reminiscence of my childhood. These are still great for birthday parties and other kid events!


14. The colors of Candy Buttons made them irresistible. 

holding candy buttons

They may not have necessarily tasted like anything (let’s be honest, we all found ourselves eating just as much of the paper backing 😂), but Candy Buttons had so many colors making it impossible to pass by without purchasing!


15. Cow Tales had us always wanting moo-re.

holding cow tales candy 90s snacks

This one was a Hip2Savers’ fan favorite! Made of caramel and cream, Cow Tales were a staple in the 1990s snack industry. Luckily, we never had to say goodbye to them, as they are still available in many grocery stores and on Amazon!

Here are some comments about Cow Tales Candy from other Hip2Savers:

“My favorite as a kid!” – Amanda


“I love the caramel-flavor Cow Tales, but you can only find them in certain places!” – Tiffany


“I still buy these!” – Wendy


16. The temporary tattoos from the five-flavor Fruit Stripe Gum were the best part.

fruit stripe packaging with gum out

I feel like no one really purchased Fruit Stripe Gum for the flavor, as it was gone as soon as it came, but the childhood flashbacks make it fun to purchase once in a blue moon. Anyone else love applying the tattoos from the wrapper? 🙋‍♀️


17. Dare each other yet again to see who will rise to the WarHeads challenge.

warheads 90s candies

Coming to the USA in 1993, this Taiwanese 90s candy was extremely popular. With all of us daring each other on the playground to eat these without tearing up, it’s no wonder that by 1999 WarHeads had become a $40 million brand. Of course, if you enjoy sour candies, this was probably a breeze for you!

Recently, Warheads next big project has been creating alcoholic drinks, specifically spiked seltzer. If you’re over 21 and want to enjoy the nostalgia, be sure to try it!


18. Whatchamacallit made it impossible to forget the name.

whatchamacallit candy bar

Created by Hershey, Watchamacallit is a lasting candy when it comes to 90s snacks. While they aren’t at every store, they can be commonly found in the candy bar section at checkout and worth grabbing when you come across them!


19. Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum Tape was in its prime in the 90s.

bubble tape

Although not every variation is still around, the infamous pink gum tape isn’t going anywhere for a long time. As a kid, once I tried rolling out and chewing the whole thing at once. Although I don’t recommend that, it still brings me a sense of nostalgia every time I see it at the grocery store.


Whether you’re enjoying these 90 candies as a token of your childhood or bringing them into your little one’s life, it’s comforting to know that the option of jamming out to your fave boyband’s soundtrack while indulging in some nostalgic snacks is still on the table!


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Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.


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Comments 18

  1. Jen S

    Didn’t know about the tattoos from the fruit stripe gum wrappers but I remember people making really cool chains from folding the wrappers together. And I loved getting the candy buttons at the candy store! Ahhh, nostalgia.

  2. Tina9222

    We drove into NYC❤️yesterday last minute 4 hour drive,took a beach day but weather didn’t cooperate and went to a huge candy store at a new mall at Hudson yards “Chelsea neighborhood “ I went crazy taking pictures and just like that I was ten years old again!!! Feeling lucky to have these SWEET memories 🍬

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sounds like a super fun day! Thanks for taking a moment to share with us!

  3. Materof6

    90’s? Yes! BUT, many of these are nostalgic of some 80’s kids too! Hahaha! Thanks for the post Hip2Save. I’m glad to know many are still available!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome!

  4. Tessa S

    I’m loving your posts related to the 90’s!! Perfect timing as we are having a 90’s pool party next weekend!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Tessa S! How fun! Enjoy!

  5. Sean

    Wow the Dunkaroos is a classic 90s snack!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! It sure is!

  6. Kristi S.

    I guess I taught her sweet tooth well as some of my 12 year old favorites are on this list! Lol she can’t pass up candy buttons or the wax bottles!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      My daughter loves the candy buttons too! 😂

  7. B

    This list is great. I think I will pick up some of these candies for my adult children and put them in their stockings at Christmas.

  8. carrie-9

    Have you even lived in the 80/90s if you have never eaten paper , excuse me. I’m sorry Candy buttons . 😜

  9. ToriSC

    Swedish Fish – can get it at the dollar store still.

  10. Brittany

    My Ollie’s has the 12-packs of Dunkaroos for $5.99, so keep your eyes peeled if you have one nearby!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you for the tip, Brittany!

  11. *Angela-Miles*

    I got some Olympic oreos a few weeks ago that had pop rocks in them…I had forgot all about the little popping candy until I had those cookies lol. Definitely a throwback.

  12. Mama6

    What a great post! I will also add that most of these are available at our local dollar store. Not in large packages of course. Still fun to send to my older four kids in care packages or have my youngest two at home try 🙂

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