The 90s are back, if you haven’t noticed from all the crop tops and baggy jeans. I’m a 90s kid, and I can’t tell you how much I get nostalgia from looking at these items that I’m about to share with you. Let’s take a trip down the the Reddit r/nostalgia memory lane, and see if you find yourself reminiscing over the good ol’ days.
Who needs a home cooked meal when you can eat Kid Cuisine? I always used to love these as a kid, even though they are so not good for you. I remember asking my mom to specifically get the one with the brownie in it, because it was basically a melted mound of chocolate. It also came with corn, but I definitely remember not getting corn in it, even though it was advertised on the box. Nevertheless, it’s a classic 90s food for a reason. I still think you can buy these at Walmart for $2, if I’m not mistaken. However, with all the organic, gluten-free, vegan food items they have now, I highly doubt you’ll be reaching for the Kid Cuisine.
I honestly still have this dish now! I remember when you’d go over to your friend’s house, their mom would bring out the casserole, and 100% of the time, it was in this dish. No question. I still love using this dish today, and it gives me such a strong sense of nostalgia when I use it. It’s a classic for a reason, you guys.
If you’ve ever seen Chuckie, then you know what I’m talking about. The My Buddy and Kid Sister were all the rage when I was growing up. Heck, I even had a My Buddy and Kid Sister myself! All my friends would come over, and we would play with our dolls, and play pretend house. Ah, those were the good ol’ days.
If you didn’t have pizza day in elementary school, then you missed OUT. I remember when I went into the cafeteria on pizza day, it felt like Christmas had arrived. If you were anything like me, you got your pizza, some chocolate milk, a fruit cup, corn, and a mini pretzel roll with a packet of mustard. I bet you this meal was completely unhealthy, but when you’re a kid, you never worry about that stuff. Nowadays, they have healthier food options because of childhood obesity. Now that I think about it, that’s probably for the best.
I guarantee you know at least one mom that had this Tupperware set. It’s a classic two-item Tupperware set consisting of a pitcher and a textured container. I’m sure your mom still has this lurking around her house somewhere. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “WOODEN SPOON!,” you know what I’m talking about.
Remember when everyone was obsessed with everything clear? From clear staplers to clear cell phones, nothing says nostalgia like being able to see every single item that made the object work. Apparently, they make clear devices for prisons, so the inmates can’t smuggle stuff inside them. That kind of takes the nostalgia away from it now, but it still brings back memories.
I remember these wooden playgrounds back when I was a kid, and they became THE hangout spot for all the cool kids back in the day. You may have gotten a splinter or two, but hey, what’s a little fun without sacrifice? I actually think I saw one in a park the other day that had kids on it, so I know they’re still around!
Nothing scream nostalgia like the Happy Meal transformers you would get at McDonald’s. I remember I would be so excited when my mom said we were going to McDonald’s because I knew I was getting a transformer toy. Nowadays, eating at McDonald’s just isn’t the same anymore. I don’t remember feeling as sick when I was a kid as I do now…
Remember the Minute-Maid Icees you would get on a hot summer day? I remember my mom always getting these for me from the grocery store, and I was absolutely ecstatic. I’m really surprised by the amount of juice they squeezed into those tiny tubes! When I think about how much sugar was actually in one of those tubes, it makes me cringe a little. My fingers are getting sticky just thinking about it…
If you remember anything about these, it’s that they probably got stuck in your hair! The bristles were like a fine tooth comb, and if you weren’t careful, you’d wind up with food, gum, or hair lodged into these things. I haven’t seen one since my youth, so I’m assuming they’re not around anymore unless they’re in your mom’s attic! Kids are so tied up in their phones nowadays, they don’t need hard, hair-ridden blocks to play with!
Thinking about the good ol’ days definitely stirs up some memories that I wish I could go back to. Don’t get me wrong, I think we’ve definitely evolved since the 80s and 90s, but it seems like such a simpler time back then, doesn’t it?