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Once we grow up, childhood memories become a door to our past. The sweet memories that never fail to bring a smile on our face and joy to our lives.

If you are a 90’s kid, then your childhood must have been the perfect amalgamation of best and funny experiences. From crazy Bollywood movies and video games to FLAMES game and landline phones, the 90’s kids have seen it all.

The best part about growing up in the 90’s was junk food and snacks that we all relished joyfully. To refresh the memories we have created the list of the favorite food of yesteryears, which will definitely make you nostalgic.

Candies
Candies
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The 90’s was the age of candies. Kids loved them back then. Available in attractive packaging and inexpensive prices, the sweet candies tasted great. Ranging from Parle Poppins and Coffee Bite to Pan Pasand, Kismi, and Mango Bite, all these candies had a great fan following in the 90’s.

Big Babol & Boomer
Big Babol & Boomer
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Big Babol and Boomer were the most preferred chewing gums in the 90s. The basic idea was to continue chewing them till they taste sweet and then try and make big balloons with them from the mouth.

Gems
Gems
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Can never forget these colored chocolate button-like candies. They tasted yum and were enough in quantity to share with your friends and siblings. They are still a huge hit among kids.

Uncle Chips
Uncle Chips
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Uncle Chips potato wafers used to be the first choice for picnics or when guests arrive. Paired with cold drinks, they made perfect snacks for binge eating in the 90’s.

Cadbury Dairy Milk
Cadbury Dairy Milk
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Before all the fancy chocolates made their way into the market, Cadbury Dairy Milk was the go-to chocolates of the 90’s kids. And how can we ever forget famous ‘Kuch Khaas Hain’ Cadbury TV commercial that was a huge hit at that time.

Sweet Cigarettes
Sweet Cigarettes
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Yes, the sweet cigarettes without the content of nicotine in it. These sweet cigarettes made 90s kids feel stylish when they used to behave like some hotshot putting these in their mouth.

Rasna
Rasna
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Stocking up Rasna in the fridge back in 90’s meant summer is here. Whether it was your mum’s kitty party or guests were to arrive, Rasna was always served with cookies and namkeens. It was the bible that every household followed back then.

Chocolate Gold Coins
Chocolate Gold Coins
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These were not just chocolates for kids of the 90’s. The kids considered them as gold currencies and pretended to be rich carrying these chocolates.

Natkhat
Natkhat
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The salty and crunchy Natkhat wheat puffs used to be the favorite snacks for every 90’s kid. Their delicious taste made kids greedy for them and they used to be everywhere, school canteens, general stores, and roadside shops.

Chaapat
Chaapat
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Eating a packet of chaapat every day was like a ritual in the 90’s. Coming back home from school and tuition, these savory candies used to be the regular munchies for 90’s kids.

Flavored Ice Sticks
Flavored Ice Sticks
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Remember the flavored ice candies that hawkers used to sell outside the school gate during summers? The ones that came in different flavors, which you had to suck. Made from fruit juice and sugar, they tasted just like frozen cold-drinks.

Guru Chela
Guru Chela
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Who can forget these yummy candies that bring so many memories from our childhood? Apart from taste, they were popular among kids for their funny-looking wrapper that used to have the image of two people- the Guru & the Chela. The kids had great fun turning the wrapper upside down to identify two different people.

Candy Floss
Candy Floss
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The street vendors attracting kids with cotton candy used to be a common sight in the 90’s. It was popular among kids with the name ‘Buddi Ka Baal.’ The candy floss was visually appealing and the moment you keep it on your tongue, it vanishes as if it was never there.

We are sure you must be feeling nostalgic after reading about all these candies, chocolates, and snacks that were quite popular and desirable to 90’s kids.

90s Nostalgia is one trend we can not get over. Starting from video games, cartoons, street games, movies, dating culture, junk food, fashion & music! Well, those were the day!

Remember the time when walkmans were in trend instead of iPods or your phone’s music player when radio & MTV were the only way to discover new songs and not youtube, and lastly when Justin Bieber was not into the music biz. Best days ever? We feel you!

Let us take you down the road of time by reminding you of the forgotten treasure of 15 songs:

1) Barbie Girl- Aqua

“Hi Barbie
Hi Ken!
Do you want to go for a ride?
Sure Ken
Jump in!”

Did you just get the chills from the past? You sure did! This was the anthem for every little girl. Every girl is reminded by her parents how the little girl jumped around and danced, every time this song started to play.

2) Who Let The Dogs Out?- Baha Men

“Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof”

You were singing & barking while reading this, weren’t you? This is one party anthem, played at every party!

3) Ketchup Song- Las Ketchup

“Aserejé, ja deje tejebe tude jebere
Sebiunouba majabi an de bugui an de buididipí”

Did you just sing I said a hey ha ney hay lalala buididipi, buidipi? The song came out in 2002 and was considered as the coolest song then! Although, we didn’t understand a single word, yet we sang and danced to this song. Remember copying the cool dance steps?

4) Summer of ’69- Bryan Adams

“I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it ’til my fingers bled
Was the summer of sixty-nine”

While reading the lyrics, you were fake guitar strumming, right?

Although this song released in 1984, yet it was close to the heart of every 90s kid. I guess it has been the first English song, every 90s kid learnt!

5) Baby One More Time- Britney Spears

“My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I’m not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time”

We’re talking about the golden age music, we wouldn’t dare to miss Britney Spears! We kept humming this song because Hit me baby one more time!

6) In The End- Linkin Park

“I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter”

The Hard Rock song, we all loved to listen! Remember bangin’ your head in the air while playing air guitar, while this song played?

7) London Bridge- Fergie

“How come every time you come around
My London, London Bridge wanna go down, like
London, London, London”

Around the 2000s, Fergie taught us what Hip-Hop & Rap music meant. When the music played, we couldn’t help but move like a hipster, dancing like a pro!

8) You’re Beautiful- James Blunt

“You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful, it’s true”

The only thought which crossed our mind was “Will I ever find someone who’d sing this song for me?”

9) It’s My Life- Bon Jovi

“It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive”

The ultimate metal rock, which made us feel like a rebel! Listening to this song was like a relief like everything we did had a meaning to it. Like everything we are going through, it had a purpose.

10) Complicated- Avril Lavigne

“Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?”

We all had that one friend or boyfriend/girlfriend, we wanted to dedicate this song to! Avril said things with such ease, and her hair colour, sorry Lady Gaga, but Avril did it first.

11) The Real Slim Shady- Eminem

“Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
I repeat, will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
We’re gonna have a problem here”

Eminem is the god of rap and yes, he introduced the 90s kids to Rap music. Even though we couldn’t sing the song at the same pace, we still tried! And anyone who could do it was the coolest kid.

12) Milkshake- Kelis

“My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard,
And they’re like,
Its better than yours”
 

Even though we didn’t really understand the real meaning of the song then, we seemed to love this song. Now that we know what Kelis exactly meant, we love the song even more! You Go Queen!

13) Everybody- Backstreet Boys

“Everybody
Rock your body
Everybody
Rock your body right
Backstreet’s back alright”

How could we miss them? They were a treat to our ears & eyes! We all have been there, dancing to this song with all the hip-hop steps we knew.

14) Shalala Lala- Vengaboys

“My heart goes shalala lala, shalala in the morning.
Oh oh oh shalala lala, shalala in the sunshine.”

This song won our hearts! Every 90s kids hummed this song day & night, at times without even realizing that we’re singing.

15) Yellow- Coldplay

“I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called Yellow”

This one song won our hearts! Coldplay has been playing with our hearts since forever! Why? Because it was called “Yellow”

16) Smelly Cat- Phoebe Buffay

“Smelly cat, smelly cat what are they feeding you?
Smelly cat, smelly cat it’s not your fault…”

Oh wait, we said 15, didn’t we? But how could we miss out Smelly Cat? We loved this song and we will keep loving it! This song will remain in our hearts & minds forever.

So, all the 90s kids out there, go ahead and add these to your playlist. I wouldn’t blame you if nostalgia comes rolling down your eyes because my eyes are moist too!

Who was your first crush? Do you remember his/her name? Do you still remember the way to the tuition class you all went to? It is said that what one loves in childhood remain in the heart forever. Maybe you also remember those innocent days when the dreams and desires were not so big. Everyone had a cute little crush on someone from the neighborhood, school, or tuition batch. Just a glimpse of that person was enough to sustain hundreds of dreamy thoughts in your headspace – right? And the best part is perhaps you never had to say that you like that person – he/she understood with your behavior!

Wish those cute and guiltless days of childhood could return again! We all wish for those days to return but they wouldn’t because time moves forward – the harsh truth! What you can do is – take your mind back to those times and remember those days. Just like me, you will smile happily!

Simply FLAMES Was Life & Happiness
Simply FLAMES Was Life & Happiness
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F – Friends; L – Love; A – Affair; M – Marriage; E – Enemy; S – Sister; This game was equal to love and happiness. If you have started liking someone, you always predicted your future with that person by playing this game. The similar letters of the names were nullified and the remaining were counted to move through the letters in the word “FLAME” one at a time until your count reaches the total number of leftover letters that you found previously. Mostly, all the last pages of all your notebooks were filled with this life-saving game! If E and S were the results, you used to avoid this person and if not you had a broad smile on your face!

Saving The Best Seat In The School Bus
Saving The Best Seat In The School Bus
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Of course, you had to save the best seat on the school bus for him/her just to be in the good books! Sometimes, the other person also reciprocated the same and all your dreams of that age just came true for that one moment. You didn’t like the idea of him/her sitting away from you!

The Best Snack Or Sweet Was For That Lucky One
The Best Snack Or Sweet Was For That Lucky One
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If you felt shy to give him/her the best snack or sweet, you requested your best friend to arrange a meeting at a quiet place to hand over the piece of heaven. Imagine, how simple were the happiness back then! You coaxed your mom to put that sweet/snack in your tiffin so that you can impress your lucky boy/girl.

You Actually Loved Your Friends Teasing You With Your Crush
You Actually Loved Your Friends Teasing You With Your Crush
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Now, be honest! You secretly had fairies dancing, clouds floating, and romantic songs playing in your head when your friends teased you with your crush’s name. But you acted as if you are too annoyed with their behavior. You shouted on your friends and even said that “there’s nothing like that, don’t overthink” n that jazz. But you waited to return home and reminisce those secret glances and start blushing.

Your Crush Was The Universe
Your Crush Was The Universe
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Be it the school or the tuition classes, your crush was the universe to you. Who cares or wants to learn trigonometry, the speed of light, mineral resources of India, or poems of Wordsworth! All you want to know was how he/she looks, how he/she reacts, how he/she smiles, how he/she walks, etc. You always woke up before the exam and your friends saved you from failing.

Being Proud For Your Crush
Being Proud For Your Crush
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You were always very proud of him/her achievements – be it in academics, verbal fight, physical fight, sports, elocution, etc. Your crush always pumped your chest and you felt like you won along with your crush. Such impeccable love is perhaps possible in childhood only.

Bollywood Fueled Your Imagination
Bollywood Fueled Your Imagination
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Bollywood can never be devoid of romance. In every genre of movies be it sports or thriller, murder mystery or comedy – there has to be a romantic angle. While listening to Bollywood songs, you imagined the face of your crush. And while watching the videos of Bollywood songs, you replaced the hero/heroine with your crush. While you are alone in your room, you imagined these filmy sequences happening to you and your crush! That was too much love & fun for sure.

Those were the days when love didn’t arrive with a checklist like it does today. That first person you had a crush on your childhood was the best person to love. Why? Because there was no expectation at all. With time we lose touch with that attribute of love which is to feel free and expect nothing in the relationship. After reliving these cute and nostalgic days of school romance, I am sure you all would bring that flavor back with your current partner!

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