Sunday, September 4, 2011

Back To School (Lunchtime Late 80's-Early 90's)

With concerns of a high obesity rate among today’s youth, kids will probably miss out on snacks that we were lucky to find in our lunch box during the late 80’s-early 90’s. Here’s a look back at some of these delicious treats. And if the product still exists in the market, do treat yourself by packing in one of these items into your cooler bag. I won't judge......I'll leave that job to your co-workers....

Pop Rocks
Pop Rocks provided the much needed sugary fizz to invigorate the palate after a stale bologna and cheese sandwich. It also gave you an element of danger since it caused the stomach of this kid to explode when he combined it with Coke.....(allegedly...)...Despite the slight risk of a painful death, it was always great to find a packet of this in our lunch box.  

 Fruit Roll Ups

Probably the closest thing we have to simulate what it would be like to chewing and eating a plastic saran wrap. If that saran wrap had a fruity, artificial flavor.  

Pixie Sticks

Yet another great treat, but you wonder how the concept for it came about...

Disheveled Candy Company Executive Morning After Cocaine Binge/Mere Minutes Before Huge Meeting: The fate of the company rests on my shoulders for the next huge candy item! I got nothing! I'm ruined! (Glances at rolled up dollar bill which still contains powders of cocaine, ponders for a second)........I'm A GENIUS! I'M RICH!! (continues snorting until the meeting)

Ecto Cooler

Nothing brightened up my day more than seeing this item in my lunch box. How can you go wrong? Picture of Slimer on the box, contains 10% fruit juice, and if you actually poured out the contents, you can see that Ecto Cooler was actually greenish-yellow, just like slime! Unfortunately the only place this item still exists is in an Ecto-Containment Unit.........or on eBay...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pudding Pie

Between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Three Ninjas, and Surf Ninjas, as a kid of the 90's, the profession of ninja master almost seemed like a respectable profession; right up there with astronaut, fire fighter and video game consultant. You also asked yourself, what exactly gives the Vanilla Puddin', Power? Was it the same radioactive ooze that was responsible for the origin of the Ninja Turtles? If so, then give me five of these. Unfortunately, the only place where these delicious (possibly radioactive) pies can be found is in Dimension X....maybe eBay...

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