8 bygone frozen treats that will bring you back to the '90s
Nineties ice cream trucks brought us green slime and bugs in our summer treats
It was the era of acid-washed jeans, windbreakers, and the Walkman. On those hot summer days while you hung out by the mall and listened to Spice Girls, nothing hit the spot like a sweet treat from the ice cream man.
Unfortunately, much like Sir Mix-a-Lot and the popularity of jelly sandals, not everything could stick around into the new millenium. Here's eight confections from the freezer that will bring you back to the totally rad '90s.
1. Micro Pops
It's kind of like the stadium and amusement park favorite, Dippin' Dots, except in a bar! Wait, if it's a bar, what's the point of the dots? Why not just... have a regular popsicle?
2. Mickey's Parade Ice Pops
If you remember these, you probably have a strong opinion about which one was superior. Were you a grape Donald Duck fan? Or maybe you liked the orange Minnie Mouse? The fact that these were so distinctly shaped meant that the head would regularly pop off and leave you with a mouth full of ice or that they would fall off the stick, but we didn't care.
3. Bug Pops
These pops, released as a tie-in with 1995's Lion King spin-off show, The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, promised gummy bugs inside. There was an unbranded version from the same company simply called "Bugz". Why did we want to eat bugs so bad?
The rainbow coating on the spinkles left your mouth a smeared mess if you weren't careful, but this was still one of the best ice cream bars.
This would be a cool name for a DJ, but we digress. Technically this ice pop was brought back with the same flavors, but in the standard bar format. That's no fun! Everyone knows the appeal was in the weird, twisted shape.
6. Disney Cool Creations Ice Cream Cups
There's a few items on here under the "Cool Creations" label, but now we're specifically talking about the cups. They released several versions to tie in with Disney movies coming out, like Pocahontas, Hercules, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Each cup had little Sweetart-like candies on top associated with the movie.
7. Tigger Tails
Orange and grape is kind of an odd flavor combination, but what else was Disney going to do, use licorice to emulate tiger stripes?
8. Nickelodeon Green Slime Ice Pops
Growing up in the Nineties, Nick was all about the green slime. It was in their branding, their game shows, and even in their popsicles. Ads for the ice pops promised "a deliciously goopy glob of frozen ooze". Uh.... yum?
The Ben and Jerry's Karamel Sutra sends me tripping. I then play my Brother William tape on which he pontificates about the Temple of the Expanded Mind. Groovy.
Wally the Businessman:
Wally's Weekend Job:
Eddie and Wally work for the Local dairy on
Eddie the businessman:
In the sixties, one local dairy had an ice cream place. I recall big lineups, and really great orange ice cream, and the scoops were generous.
About 1968, when on vacation, we had little plastic cones of ice cream that had a gumball at the bottom.
I remember ice cream drumsticks that were better than you can get today.
But then I can also remember fifty years ago, real soda fountains, getting ice cream sodas.
The turning point seemed to be when somebody got all upset about triglycerides. It took the "creamy" out of cookie fillings, and the taste out of every other snack.
I wonder what worse things are in our diet now from all the substitutions they tried to make.