90s LUNCH SNACKS, RANKED
Including only snacks in my lunchbox packed by my father or traded in my elementary school lunchroom that I remember eating.
- •PretzelsMeh. I need a sugary pick me up at the end of my lunch. Pretzels didn't cut it.
- •Fruit roll upsIn the winter, they froze. In the summer, they got super sticky and wouldn't unravel. Not an ideal snack, but still better than real fruit* *still don't believe it contained any real fruit
- •Ritz bits peanut butterNot a fan. Sometimes my mom would buy these by mistake (I liked the cheese ones). These were usually traded away for something better.
- •Oreos/chips ahoy/nutter buttersThey came in a pack so they're grouped together. Oreos were probably the best of the bunch, but overall cookies were pretty standard so they don't get as high a ranking
- •Smart food popcornFor some reason my Mom never bought these for me, so any time I could trade for them was a special day
- •Fruit by the footVery ideal snack because you could rip off a piece to trade and still have some left for yourself.
- •DunkaroosDid you ration out your frosting or eat it all at once? All consumption techniques were acceptable. Cookie and frosting (funfetti all the way!) combo makes it hard to beat, but...
- •GushersHands down, most traded for snack/snack in highest demand. They came in all kinds of flavors and were the most fun to squeeze and watch the juice ooze out or explode. Several fighting matches were started over gusher trades during lunch.