thinking of The best food from the ’90s It can make anyone who wears their rose-tinted, waxed-glasses nostalgic for all the timeless products that came from the era. Some classic items like French Toast Crunch or Waffle Crisp Cereal turned off, only to return after fans huddled together on their behalf; Others simply faded into obscurity.
While the return of your favorite candy, drink, or snack from the ’90s can have you excited to take your taste buds on a journey down memory lane, many of the products we enjoyed back then had little or no nutritional value. And while enjoying anything in moderation is part of a healthy lifestyle, it’s hard to define anything until it’s remotely retrieved in the ingredient palette of most of these products. So while we wouldn’t deny that we loved every treat on this list, our bodies (and possibly our doctors) should agree that these snacks and sweets are probably best left in the past.
Read on for our main list of Classic foods from the ’90s Hopefully it won’t restart – just for our collective health.
For every meal190 calories, 5.1 g fat (3.2 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 47.4 mg sodium, 19 g carbs, (0.51 g fiber, 13.9 g sugar), 1.3 g protein
Few candy defined the ’90s like Butterfinger BBs. This branch of a traditional Butterfinger bar looks nothing like the name itself – each package comes with a solid amount of chocolate “BBs” filled with the same flaky interior as Butterfinger. While this dessert tastes delicious, it won’t win any awards in this day and age for its nutritional content.
Like many other candies of the era, this offering came loaded with fat and sugar, while still providing a bit of solid nutrition. This classic dessert remarkably featured 28 grams of sugar, making it one ’90s food we’d probably be better off without.
Per 1/3 cup160 calories, 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (1 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 1 g protein
It’s no secret that people loved Oreo O cereal. This popular breakfast cereal has produced a huge fan base, and cereal aficionados are still hoping for a return of Oreo cookie-inspired breakfast cereals.
In general, you should not start a balanced breakfast with crackers, even in the form of cereals. The sheer amount of sugar in Oreo O’s should easily discourage any health-conscious person from wanting this breakfast staple back.
Per 2 cookies: 160 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated), 5mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 19g carbs (1g fiber, 10g sugar), 1g protein
Many remember that the ’90s was the golden age of Keebler cookies, and Fudge Shoppe Magic Middles ranks as the favorite offerings of many cookie-cutter snack lovers. Most cookies don’t have much nutritional value to begin with, but this particular cookie comes loaded with 8.5 grams of fat — enough to make some fast food items blush.
per 1 ball140 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated), 15 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (0 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 1 g protein
Wonder Balls has emerged as a North American answer to the Kinder Egg, a Foods Banned in North America. Each Wonder Ball comes wrapped in colorful paper and has surprise toys or stickers inside. While kids of the ’90s could only love this candy, anyone in this day and age might be dealing with the overwhelming amount of sugar and fat per serving in one of these treats.
per 1 popCalories 89, 1.24 g fat (0.72 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 18.85 g carbs (2 g fiber, 15.08 g sugar), 0.68 g protein
Like cookies and candy, most traditional frozen desserts and sundae It actually lacks nutritional benefits, but it turns out that sugar-laden snowballs aren’t great either. The Flintstones Push-Up Pops may have contained relatively few calories, but most of them came straight from the sugar. Is it the worst candy you can eat? No, but it certainly contributed to the excess of unnecessary processed sugar in a lot of kids’ diets in the ’90s.
Per 1 tablespoon of purple ketchup20 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 190 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (0 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 0 g protein
No one who lived through the ’90s can forget how Heinz’s purple and green ketchup took over America. These new colors made this condiment fun, but it was also loaded with processed sugar and artificial ingredients (although that wasn’t specific to these versions; Most of the spices).
However, while each serving of EZ Squirt Colored Ketchup contains only 20 calories, the vast majority of those calories come from the sugar content. Keep in mind that the serving size was only 1 tablespoon and imagine how easy this colorful sauce could be. And frankly, regardless, the idea of green ketchup seems like an odd novelty that we don’t need in 2022.
120 calories, 3 g fat (0 g saturated), 135 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (1 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 2 g protein
The ’90s proved that shoppers wanted their favorite cookies and candy for breakfast, and food companies stopped fulfilling that demand. Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears rode this wave and packed 14 grams of sugar into each small serving.
Right now and in the current era, many people may not want to start their day with a bowl full of sugar and would be more than happy to let those pills fade back into the past without a complete reboot.
For every meal: 65.7 calories, <1 g fat (less than 1 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, NA mg sodium, 14.4 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 9.4 g sugar), 1.5 g protein
Fruit String Thing ranked among the most popular fruit snacks that would adorn your lunchbox back in the day, but just because it had the word “fruit” in it doesn’t mean it was good for you. Like most fruit snacks, Fruit String Thing came loaded with sugar, eventually losing out to its more famous cousin, Fruit By The Foot.
per 1 bar100 calories, 3g fat (1.5g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 17g carbs (1g fiber, 9g sugar), 1g protein
Granola bars maintained a health-conscious image throughout the ’90s, and Kudos found a way to take it to the next unhealthy level. The popular granola bars came loaded with chocolate and candy, despite being marketed as a healthy snack simply because they were coated with granola. Looking back, the amount of carbs and sugar in each Glory Bar certainly contributed to our collective recognition as a community that granola bars aren’t the healthy snack we once thought.
Per 2 cookies120 calories, 3 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (1 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 1 g protein
Snackwells, arguably a pioneer of the low-fat craze of the ’90s, triumphed [in] the “healthy” food aisle as a “healthy” cookie (because it was low in fat),” Rachel Finerdn in To The Pointe Nutrition, Says. “But since then, not only have we known that fat is an essential nutrient for health and satiety, eating a real cookie will provide a more satisfying experience in the long run.”
A few of these cookies easily make up for what they’re lacking in fat with carbs and sugar, making them an unbalanced glimpse into the decade’s healthy craze.
per 250 ml: 90 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), NO mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (non-sugar fiber, 25 g sugar), <1 g protein
The ’90s had a lot of era-defining drinks, but few can compare to the famous image of Fruitopia. This juice-like soft drink came with several flavors that blended fruits and even in soda-like bottles. This packaging wasn’t far from the nutritional truth—Frutopia contained enough sugar to easily compete with any soda, despite being marketed as juice.
110 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 200mg sodium, 25g carbs (1g fiber, 14g sugar), 2g protein
Kellogg’s Cinnamon Mini Casserole looks just as healthy as it gets. This cinnamon bun-inspired cereal has captivated fans with its flavor and continues to lure them in with a ton of refined sugar and carbs per serving. This breakfast product ended up fading once we got into the 2000s, and we’re not expecting a revival.
109 calories, 4.7g fat (less than 1g saturated), 197mg sodium, 14g carbs (less than 1g fiber, less than 1g sugar), 1.9g protein.
Pizzarias Pizza Chips has been defining pizza-flavored chips for a generation thanks to its unique flavour. You might have a better time Lose weight by eating pizza From digging into a box of these chips – the snack was full of fat and carbs.
per 1 serving: 140 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 17 g carbs, (n/ag fiber, n/g sugar), 3 g protein
Pizza Chips had a ton of carbs and fat, but it didn’t hold a candle to Farmers PB Crisps. These crunchy snacks in the form of peanuts came in a variety of flavors and have earned a reputation thanks to the fact that they taste like no other. Unfortunately, they also came loaded with fat, sugar, and carbs per serving.
per 1 pressure: 100 calories, 0 grams fat (0 grams saturated), 0 milligrams cholesterol, 21 milligrams sodium, 25.02 grams carbs (0 grams fiber, 23.6 grams sugar), 0 grams protein
Ah, Squeezits – another example of soda masquerading as juice. These fruit-flavored plastic tubes of artificial neon “juice” came packed with enough sugar to make any modern facial transplant into oat milk. Like everything else on this list, we’ll remember them fondly, but hopefully never see them on grocery store shelves again.