Nostalgia is a powerful thing and if you really think about it, you probably wouldn’t be able to think of someone who doesn’t enjoy sitting back and thinking of the good old days.
Of all the childhood memories we hold closely to our heart, snacks and candy seem to be amongst to most vivid of images we can remember and, that being said, here are 5 snacks from our childhood which get us nostalgic AF.
If you didn’t have one of these in your lunchbox as a kid, did your parents really love you? This classic chocolate biscuit is one of the most iconic snacks of the 2000s and if you don’t remember packing one of these in your satchel, you missed one this era’s best snacks.
Remember buying these at 5c each from Mużew? Well we do! The polarising sweet and sour satellite snacks would be in a large plastic tub by the hundreds and if no one stopped us, we would easily devour the entire tub on our own.
I mean, Nutella & GO is a classic but nothing really screams ‘the 2000s’ like the Pic-Nic Break chocolate cream sticks. The handy plastic cylinder would house a few crunchy breadstick-like snacks and a chocolate dipping sauce and if you had one of these, you were truly the life of the party.
Speaking of forbidden fruit… one of the most controversial snacks of the 2000s, the candy ‘cigarettes were thin, chalky sticks of sugar packaged in a small matchbox-like. Eventually, some countries and states banned the sale of this candy while others eventually saw it phase out of the market.
Whether it was an innocent childhood prank between friends or just euphoric enjoyment of the sweet candy popping in our mouths, Pop Rocks were a forbidden fruit for some for the amount of sugar that comes with consuming the snack. Fortunately, we’d manage to sneak in a packet every now and then.
Which childhood snack was YOUR favourite?