Remember when opening up your lunch box in your elementary school cafeteria to see what snacks your mom packed you was the highlight of your day? We’ve spent years searching for the same sense of satisfaction that came with waving your pizza Lunchable in front of your friends as they nibbled miserably at their ham and cheese — and that’s when we realized there’s a chance that we peaked in the 4th grade. Some of these snacks survived the test of time. The others? Well, we’re pouring out a Hi-C.
Life hack: recreate this snack but swiping a handful of Little Timmy’s Teddy Grahams and dipping them in that leftover icing you’ve been hiding in the back of the fridge.
Raise your hand if your mom never bought these because she thought they sounded gross. Raise your hand again if you kind of feel the same way now that you’re not 9 years old.
3. Potato Sticks
Why did these taste so much better than regular chips? Probably because they were in french fry form, so if you closed your eyes and used your imagination, you were eating a Happy Meal from McDonalds.
4. Little Hug Fruit Barrels
Ah, the days when “cracking a cold one” meant something entirely different. These definitely took the edge off when that brat Madison borrowed your brown crayon and broke it.
Yes, these are still around and yes, your kids will only get them on field trip days. If you had to follow the field trip rule, they do too.
6. Trix Yogurt
Maybe we’re all just the silly rabbit and the kids need to STFU.
And a few Honorable Mentions
- Handi-Snacks — AKA Cheez Whiz and Ritz crackers with a plastic red spreader
- Smucker’s Uncrustables — PB&J goodness found in the freezer aisle
- Kudos Bars – candy bars disguised as granola bars
- Bugles — bonus points if you put them on the tips of your fingers
- Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks — enough said.