The ’90s was a time for great things. It was the time of Spice Girls and Sineskwela. At the time, we had a little too much energy even after a long day in school but still did not dare ask for a nap. What did we ask for? Filipino snacks! Do you still remember the snacks that you used to enjoy your childhood? and do you feel super nostalgic when you see them nowadays? Luckily, some of them are still available in sari-sari stores.
1. King’s Choc Nut Peanut Milk Chocolate
King’s Choc Nut Peanut Milk Chocolate, or Choc nut for short, has a one of kind taste incomparable with imported chocolate bars. This chocolate is made from a delectable combination of crushed peanuts, cocoa powder, milk, and sugar cane.
2. Mik-Mik Sweetened Powder
Whose crazy mind thought it was an crazy idea to feed kids milk powder? Whoever that person is, Batang 90’s will be forever grateful for the fun childhood. But boy, can you remember the mess we left when we’d blow Mik-Mik on each other?
3. Bubble Jug, Bubble Tape, and Ouch
Remembering the good old days of ’90s childhood is not complete without bubble gum. We had these amazing bubble gum candies, even in tape form! Though were not Philippine-made and not to mention the pricey price tag, but we still begged our parents to buy them for us.
4. Regal’s Sweet Corn
Regal’s sweet corn is the only corn that I ate way back childhood days. It is easy to eat, and it is remarkable for its rich sweet corn flavor. Today, the packaging and the taste are still the same, only that there is lesser number of cornballs per pack. Eating sweet corn before was truly golden.
Like Sweet Corn, before we were introduced to its foil packaging, before it was just cost around a peso a pack. but we don’t think kids these days enjoy the 1-peso Filipino snacks we used to love.
6. Mony Mony Powdered Milk
I was quite surprised to see this old school powdered milk snack! Mony Mony is notable for its unique packaging. The powdered milk is placed in cute colorful bottles that resemble a miniature baby feeding bottle.
7. Peter’s Butter Ball
Butter Ball is really one of the classic pinoy candies that will bring so much of your childhood memories. The candy is well known for its butterscotch-y goodness. Peter’s Butterball is still available today and it is very interesting to note that they still got their original packaging notable for its simple creamy brown packets with orange stripes.
8. Cherry Ball Bubble Gum
The cheapest bubble gum of them all! nothing can beat the record set by Cherry Ball which is surprisingly still available today. I still remember that you can buy these tiny gums for 25 centavo each. The gums is being manufactured by Colombia’s, the same company behind other candies like Yakee and Pintoora
9. DooDoo Candy
A pacifier that is meant not just for kids! For those who grew up in 90s will still remember this fun treat! DooDoo is basically taken from a slang or a baby talk “dudu” which means a baby asking for milk either via bottle or via mom’s breast. DooDoo is notable for its citrus flavor.
10. Iced Gem Biscuits
Ice Gem Biscuits is definitely one of the most iconic Pinoy snacks of the 90s! Truth be told, it is those colorful icing on their top that have earned Ice Gem biscuits a cult following!