Nostalgia is usually triggered by a reminder of a happier time, and these snack bars definitely make us feel nostalgic. Basically, a single wrapped strawberry cheesecake in bar-form, Philadelphia Strawberry Cheesecake Snack Bars were beloved. Philadelphia discontinued their Cheesecake Snack Bars some time ago.
There’s even an online petition to bring them back, which is filled with comments from fans who remember not only how they taste, but how they made them feel.
Our sweet list continues with Pixy Stix, it came as n alternative to regular candy and was basically just mainly sugar. The allure of Pixy Stix was in its pure simplicity: all you had to do was pour the sweet and sour powder straight into your mouth.
They definitely were not the healthiest of snacks; Pixy Stix doesn't contain protein, fat, vitamins, or minerals -- only sugar carbohydrate and one small straw contain approximately 2.14 grams of sugar.
So why were these sweet candies called Nerds? Just like the colorful mascots that represent all varieties of Nerds candies, they were meant to signify weird characters. While Nerds are still available today, they were a child of the '80s. These colorful small pebbles are essentially made of crystallized sugar, that is then coated with additional layers of sugar.
It's difficult to say what was so appealing about pouring these little beads of sugar from the box into our mouths, but something about it is satisfying.
The '90s were indeed a gummy golden era. Perhaps the strangest—but the most memorable—were these Fruit Gushers, a gummy jewel full of concentrated, fruity gooeyness that oozes out when you bite down. They are made from real fruit juice but also have sugar and lots of corn syrup.
Despite persistence rumors of their discontinuation, if you want to revisit your youth, you can still grab a box.
Triple Power Push Pops
As novelty candies go, Triple Power Push Pops was one of the most memorable. They were invented in 1986, and they offered you a hit of sugary goodness in a flash, wherever you were. Most teens in the '80s and '90s had a Triple Power Push Pop stashed in their backpack, and possibly half-eaten. Thanks to its cylindrical container and slidable lollipop, the treat was perfect for storage.
The product has been missing from stores since the early 2000s, but you can still find the sweet treat on Amazon.