With Barbie and SuperMario bros hitting the cinema and manicured pop groups like Flo back in the charts, the 90s revival is clearly in vogue. Nostalgia when it comes to food is powerful, if sometimes misplaced. Now that two decades stand between us and then, it feels as good a time as any to take a look back at what was on supermarket shelves in the 1990s. On reflection, it’s as if snack manufacturers were in competition to see who could create the most sugary, unhealthy, processed concoction that would pass food safety laws. And yet we loved it – back then, at least.
We all know ultra-processed food should be off the menu, but we can’t help reminiscing. From discontinued sweets to the lunchbox staples that have stood the test of time, come with us for an innocent walk down Millennial memory lane. Freddos were 10p and sweets could be bought in the shape of cigarettes… It was a different time.