Sweet Nostalgic Candy from the 90s
The world of the1990s was a stark contrast to the earlier decades. Any remnants of the "simpler days" were now long gone. The technology was growing by leaps and bounds, and computers were becoming essential. In 1991, the World Wide Web became available to the public. The whole world became fascinated, curious and afraid with the impending doom of the new millennium on the horizon. " Y2K Hysteria" was real (we live to tell) We became a very intrigued group of people with cell phones, computers and the internet.
It became fashionable to have the "grunge" look, which basically meant looking unkempt and like you just rolled out of bed. The days of glamour were clearly gone. There was lots of denim and unbuttoned flannel shirts, and wearing work boots was in vogue. The 1990's era is sometimes called the "anti-fashion" decade.
We all met "Forrest Gump", and we cheered him on as he ran. We fell in love aboard the ill-fated "Titanic" as Jack and Rose heart-wrenchingly defined star-crossed lovers. We met our New York "Friends" at the Central Perk and bemoaned life. We sat on the edge of our seats and questioned the existence of aliens with Mulder and Scully.
We listened to MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice and Nirvana, probably on our Discmans.
There was Rap, Hip Hop, Grunge and Alternative Rock. We heard the repetitive and digital sounds of Techno.
Among all of the changes in the world, and on the verge of a new millennium, there was still a sweet escape to be had, Candy.
Here are our Top 10 Retro Candies of The 1990s...
A fun and entertaining gummy candy, that some of us like to play with too! The eFrutti Gummi candy is detailed, miniature chewy candies that are fashioned in a variety of fun forms. There are the tasty e Frutti Gummi Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and even the all dressed Pizza! There are delicious and mysterious Sea Critters to be had, a Play Mouse and even a sour Gecko.
The eFrutti Gummi Candy was originally made in Germany by the Mederer Company before the production moved to the U.S.A. under the umbrella of Mederer. Even though Mom always said, "do not to play with your food", you just can't help yourself with such cute looking and vibrantly coloured gummy candy. The eFrutti Gummi Candy is sure to bring out the hungry and playful kid in all of us!
#2. Dove Chocolate Bars
These indulgent Chocolate Bars first came out in the UK before being acquired by Mars Inc. Dove Chocolate Bars come in a variety of enticing and rich chocolate choices. Including Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Truffle and also Fruit And Nut. The Dove Chocolate bar first began as a chocolate covered ice cream treat before being made into a Chocolate Bar. The Dove Chocolate Bar was always marketed as a romantic Chocolate Bar. One of their most famous advertisements suggested wrapping a Dove Chocolate Bar in a handwritten love letter and giving it as a gift to your "love". Dove Chocolate Bars promise us a bar of silky smooth chocolate with all of the rich pleasure of chocolate. These Chocolate Bars are known for their decadence and chocolate that is worth slowly savouring. Dove, is one of the best chocolate bars to come out of the 1990s!
#3. Nerds Rope
Willy Wonka strikes again! Giving us a delicious taste of Nerds Candy in combination with a chewy licorice rope. Not only are these delightfully tasty, they really look amazing and are so brilliantly colourful! The crunch of the classic retro candy, Nerds goes perfectly with the gummy consistency of the flavourful chewy rope. This 90's candy is an essential Wonka Candy. It's fun, colourful and whimsical just like Wonka himself!
Choose from two flavours, Very Berry Nerds Rope, or the Rainbow Nerds Rope.
The Nerds Rope Candy is manufactured by the Ferrara Candy Company and remains a popular reached for candy of the 1990s!
This incredible tasting candy bar is sure to please any Reese's chocolate lover. The Nutrageous Candy Bar is filled with Reese's peanut butter center, then topped with tons of roasted peanuts, that are covered in creamy caramel and milk chocolate. Truly, a delectable Reese's combination.
The Nutrageous Candy Bar was released in 1994 and was going to be called the "Acclaim" Bar. But after many focus groups decided the name was not beneficial to the bar, "Nutrageous" was thought of next, and was deemed the winning name!. Very fitting, because this 90's Reese's Candy Bar is most definitely an outrageous and enticing Candy bar.
#5. Albanese Peach Rings
This classic 90's candy really is "peachy keen"! Albanese Peach Rings are a chewy and flavourful gummy candy with all of the intense taste of a fresh and juicy peach. Upon unwrapping these succulent candies, the smell of the peach flavour will make your mouth water. Before you know it you'll eat more than you intended to. A common issue with the delicious Albanese candy!
The Albanese Peach Rings are often duplicated, but none are as fresh. chewy and satisfying as these distinctive Peach Rings! One of the best chewy gummy candies to come out of the 1990s!
#6 Sour Punch Candy
The power of sour was alive and well in the 90's thanks to the Sour Punch Candy! These chewy straws are coated in a yummy sour coating on the outside but offer a sweet and fruity middle.Sour Punch Straws were one of the very first sour candy brands to enter into the sour candy market in the US. Quickly becoming a fan favourite and expanding the line into the Sour Punch Twists and the Sour Punch Bites. For that signature sweet and sour taste, this 90's candy will most definitely give you that amazing Sour Punch!
Warheads Candy was invented in Taiwan in 1975, before making their way to North America in 1993. A very sour candy that even depicts how you'll feel on the wrapper. Yes, like your head is exploding, Warhead Candy is that sour!
This small, hard candy brings with it a gigantic sour punch. The zing of the sourness subsides eventually, and it's fruity sweetness arrives in about 20 seconds.
The sourness from Warheads Candy comes mostly from the special powdery coating on the outside of the candy. The exclusive coating on Warheads Candy is kept a top secret!
Warheads Sour Candy besides its original hard candy form comes in a variety of options. There are Warheads JellyBeans, Warheads Double Drops, Warheads Sour Dippers, and even the Extreme Sour Warheads.
Warheads Candy is manufactured by Impact Confections. It's fiercely sour flavour is one of the most intense tasting sour candies on the market. Warheads are one of the best sour candies of the 1990's!
Don't we all love a Wonka Candy? This 90's Candy was inspired by the book by Roald Dahl, and the 1971 movie, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Based on the original Sweetarts Candy.
It's a classic Wonka Candy, but with a 90's twist! The Giant Sweetarts Chewy Candy, are bigger, chewier and of course, make your mouth water. Giant Sweetarts Chewy are fun, innovative and supremely delicious. The fragrant scent will remind you of the original Wonka candy, and with such a flavoursome chewiness, you really get the full effect of their Wonka Sweetart taste. The Giant Sweetarts Chewy is one of the best candies to come out of the 1990s!
#9. Baby Bottle Pops
Because your candy cravings should always be babied! Baby Bottle Pops came out in 1998 and are a product of Topps. This innovative and sweet candy is a lollipop in the shape of a cute baby bottle.
This lollipop candy is like two treats in one, with a lollipop portion and some yummy powdered candy in the bottom part. Simply remove the bottle top and dip into the tangy powder.
Baby Bottle Pops are a real treat and such a fun and unique way to enjoy candy. A double dose of intense and tangy flavours, Baby Bottle Pop flavours come in Cherry, Watermelon, Sour Blue Raspberry, Berry Blast and Tropical Punch.
Cry Baby Bubble Gum came out in 1991 and is made by Tootsie Roll Industries. You will cry tears of sour joy with Cry Baby Bubble Gum! Its intense tangy and sour taste is concentrated on the outside of the gumball, it does eventually dissipate into a sweeter tasting gum. But in the meantime, it's 40 seconds of cringing!
Cry Baby Bubble Gum is often confused with the retro bubblegum Tear Jerkers, which is now discontinued. They say this sour bubble gum is called Cry Baby because as soon as it enters your mouth it's sour enough to make your eyes water.
Cry Baby Bubble Gum comes in five fabulously sour and fruity flavours, Lemon, Cherry, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Lemon. Once you've eaten one piece, you will never forget its sour sting! Cry Baby Bubble Gum is one of the most memorable bubble gums to come out of the 1990s.
The candy was whimsical in the 1990's
Although the world was quickly changing, it never stopped wanting candy. The 1990s was an innovative decade for many things, but nothing compares to the candies this decade produced. It was whimsical, a little more sour, creative, and fun but most of all supremely delicious!