Any company that made kids' cartoons in the 90s wanted nothing more than to get our hard-earned money (or more likely our parents's hard-earned money), and what better way to do that than by advertising the hell out of your show?
Of course there were toys, games, books, and all the usual stuff. BUT, if you're anything like me, chances are the things you remember best are the delicious treats that they encouraged us to get at the supermarket. In particular, these 15 snacks are some really fond memories.
I'd definitely much rather pour myself a box of Fruity Pebbles than actually watch The Flintstones
They even had their own ice cream! Remember Push-Ups?
Or their own juice boxes, which tasted way better than those chewable vitamins
Remember heating up one of these bad boys in the toaster oven?
Back when our favorite canned pasta crossed over with our not-quite-favorite giant mutants
They even did it for an entire team of mutants!
Seriously, these next few snacks might actually be better than their shows...
These delicious green monstrosities
When our favorite "fruit" snack got even better thanks to our favorite cartoons!
Anyone remember when we could literally eat Bart's shorts?
I barely even remember Life With Louie, let alone that he had a pasta from a Chef Boyardee knockoff
What's better than macaroni and cheese? Mac and cheese shaped like MARIO CHARACTERS of course!
Of course there were real Scooby Snacks
Now you could even eat your favorite living toys! ...Wait
These absolutely insane-looking Simpsons Pop-Tarts
And of course, these unintentionally creepy Ninja Turtles ice pops
Everyone remembers watching Rugrats as a kid, right? It was only the best kids' show ever. Those "dumb babies" as Angelica Pickles would say were a lot more clever than they let on, and in their many adventures they inspired us kids to believe that we could do anything. I mean, we don't have to question how or why a baby keeps a screwdriver in his diaper, because the logistics of where he got it or how he keeps it in there without hurting himself is beyond me, but that's not what matters here. What does matter is that these
Halloween was basically the most important time of the year when we were kids. I mean, it's when you get to dress up in a costume that makes you happy and run around your town demanding candy from strangers, what's not to love?While it wasn't quite as hyped up as Christmas was, there was one place that always seemed to know how to do Halloween right: McDonald's. The fast food giant was always good at getting into the spooky spirit, bringing some of the best promotions and events for us to enjoy, and we still remember them to this
Franken Berry, Boo-Berry, and Count Chocula were three of the best cereals to ever come across our grocery store aisles. As children, we would beg our parents to get us some of these marshmallow-filled treats instead of the boring, old, healthier options, and when they actually did it, we were so thrilled. Even though kids loved the cereals, there were actually a couple of different controversies involving the General Mills classics. Flickr - medea_materialCompeting against Tony the Tiger and Snap, Crackle, and Pop isn't the easiest task, but they managed to come up with some fun little creations for
Going trick-or-treating when you're a kid is probably one of the most important days of the entire year. When else are you supposed to get a whole bunch of free candy for little to no effort? I mean, I guess there's Easter and Christmas, but you know what, with Halloween you get to wear super fun costumes and pretend to be whatever you want. Those of us who enjoyed trick-or-treating as kids probably developed quite the sweet tooth, that often makes us crave some of the delectable snacks from our childhood. But here's the problem, some of our favorite candy