10 Best Foods and Drinks of the 90s People Forgot About

AUTHOR: Saad Muzaffar

Pizza Hut Buffet, Taco Bell, Arby's Big Montana - the 90s had it all! Going through this list might remind you of fun memories with your college buddies or make you cringe at the thought of your former self in neon orange leg warmers.  Let’s explore 10 classic foods and drinks that made the 90s so special.

1. Pizza Hut Buffet

Ah, the 90s, a time when Pizza Hut's buffet was the ultimate foodie experience! Add root beer to the mix, and you have a heavenly feast before you! One person reminisced about eating pizza dipped in chocolate pudding at an initial work lunch. Perhaps, such weird combos caused the buffet to shut down altogether.

2. Burger King Fries

Let's not forget Burger King's fries, which once ruled the world and then turned their back on us. As one fellow put it, they'd even complain about it at their funeral. Some folks went as far as to say the Burger King Fries were superior to the McDonald's ones due to that extra crispiness.

3. Clearly Canadian

And what about Clearly Canadian? I mean, it was the drink of the mall rats in the late 90s/early 2000s. Someone recounted getting a single slice of pizza with a bottle of Clearly Canadian; the nostalgia is unreal.

4. Jello Pudding Pops

The memories are vivid with this one. One user reminded me of the texture and ice sheets that were specific to Pudding Pops. These frozen treats were like a cross between a popsicle and a silky smooth dream. Who needs fancy ice cream when you can freeze a cup of pudding and call it a day?

5. Fruittopia

Don't even get me started on Fruittopia. It was like a fruit punch explosion in your mouth, with flavors that sounded like they came straight out of a mad scientist's lab. It was like drinking a rainbow, only better! Kiwiberry Ruckus? Strawberry Passion Awareness?

Who came up with these names, and can we give them a medal? So many folks echoed the same sentiment towards the drink. 

6. Surge

The drink gave you wings, but not in the Red Bull sense. No, Surge was more like a caffeine-fueled rocket that blasted you into orbit and left you shaking and sweating for hours. But hey, at least it tasted amazing! Someone recounted having a toxic relationship with Surge, one of destruction and devotion. The user's delectable drink spilled in the car and damaged the cassette deck. However, it tasted as irresistibly good as it did before the destruction.

7. Taco Bell 

Believe it or not, there was once a time when Taco Bell had numerous options on the menu, all equally good. Folks recalled cheesy potato and grilled stuffed burritos as their ultimate favorites.

Fast food, in general, just tasted so much better!

8. Minute Maid Juice Bars

It wouldn't be fair to talk about the 90s and not bring up those triangle juice pouches most folks remember from high school. For most folks, the grape flavor was the undisputed champion. These triangular pouches of juice were like a secret weapon in the lunchroom wars, the kind of thing you'd trade your entire lunch for just one sip. 

9. Arby's 

It was the fast food joint for trying something new and weird. You never knew if it would be a hit or a miss, but it was always an adventure. Someone brought up Big Montana and Jomocha shake combo, and oh boy, did it taste good.

Unfortunately, the recipe for the shake was changed, depriving it of its essence. And before people could recover from the devastating loss of their favorite shake, they discontinued the sandwich. 

10. Hubba Bubba

Hubba Bubba brings back so many memories. Many of us are guilty of chewing as many pieces as possible in one go to see who was the champion bubble blower. One person recalled blowing bubbles so large that they'd pop and make a mess on the face and hair. 

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