I know I know “I’m not old” — I get it. I’m only 21. I do feel, however, that the 90’s seem decades ago and with that in mind, I figured it would be extremely fun to run through some of my all time favorite childhood treats… which would now be considered “guilty pleasures” I presume right? In no specific order here are the candies I have grown to adore over the years:
I was never a big fan of Nerds alone — they bothered me, I don’t know exactly why. Maybe the whole shaking a box concept bugged me — regardless, I never purchased them on my own. I would, however, eat them if given to me obviously. Nerd’s ropes were a very different story– at sleep away camp I would request care packages that HAD TO INCLUDE this candy. Most definitely a favorite of mine.
So, my mother had a liking for the strangest candies growing up, and she passed it down to me. I love Dots — if you think about it, Dots are pretty much the reject child of Starbursts and M&M’s combined. There isn’t anything particularly amazing about these candies, but I love the cherry/yellow ones. The chewy texture of the candy isn’t overwhelming, which I like as well.
I mean, need I elaborate on why I enjoyed/still do/will always enjoy Dunkaroos? It’s pretty much a flawless creation. Who doesn’t love graham crackers? Vanilla frosting? Rainbow sprinkles? I would like to take the creator of this treat out for a dinner, on me of course.
No, I didn’t grow up in a trailor park I promise you. I was always SO bored with the typical peanut butter crackers I received in my lunch box. I decided one day to branch out and what a surprise I found when I tried the cheese/peanut butter combo crackers. IF YOU HAVE NOT TRIED, DO NOT JUDGE. That’s all I have to say about the matter.
While these weren’t my TO DIE for candies, I did love the concept. Again I say, who doesn’t want to pretend they are engaged while licking a wonderful tasting pop at the same time? Brilliant.