The 25 Best Forgotten 1990s Food Commercials

The 25 Best Forgotten 1990s Food Commercials

In honor of the Totally Sweet '90s Book Launch Party at Magers & Quinn, we compiled a whole slew of our favorite (and sadly, discontinued) foods available during the 1990s... and their respective commercial gems.

25. Orbitz

This space-like drink had jelly suspended in the liquid. Too bad it didn't have a future. (And as the video above shows, it definitely doesn't age like fine wine.)

24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pies

Turtle pies... they're fresh from the sewer to you. (Wonder why these aren't around anymore.)

23. Lifesaver Holes

"The Lifesavers family just got a little smaller..." after these went off the market.

22. Butterfinger BBs

We're shocked that these aren't still a thing, too.

21. Squeez Its

Ah, the joys of mixed animation and live-action commercials.

20. Lays WOW Chips

These fat-free chips contained Olestra... which caused stomach cramps and loose stool. Not exactly the kind of food you want to be eating in an inner tube. (Fun fact: These Olestra chips have been rebranded as Lays Light, so beware.)

19. Keebler's Magic Middles

We have a feeling this excuse won't get you off the hook with cops in real life.

18. Shark Bites

If only this actually happened during snack time at school...

17. Crispy M&Ms

Remember him? (Hint: Think the

Drew Carey Show


16. Pop Tarts Crunch

Because Pop Tarts weren't breakfast-like enough already...?

15. Taco Bell's Chicken Caesar Grilled Stufft Burrito

Maybe it's the grammar fiends in us, but we don't trust anything that used "t" as a substitute for "ed."

14. Surge

The original wannabe energy drink.

13. Nestle's Magic Ball

America's answer to the Kinder Egg, this later became the Wonder Ball... before it got discontinued.

12. Cheetos Paws

"Paws bring big fun to young tongues." No comment.

11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal

Maybe Shredder just rode off into the sunset with the rest of these TMNT breakfast bites...

10. Soda Licious

Get it? Soda... licious! So delicious! Or not.

9. Pepsi Crystal

Doesn't seem like anyone back then knew what it tasted like either...

8. French Toast Crunch

Can anyone explain to us what the difference between this and Cinnamon Toast Crunch is?

7. Dannon Sprinklins

These kids just grew up to eat stir-the-honey-in Greek yogurt.

6. Gator Gum

Okay, so this got discontinued in 1989, but that's pretty much 1990, right? And with today's

mint chocolate chip ice cream flavors

, we think Gator Gum might actually be a popular product today...

 5. Heinz EZ Squirt

Three words: Purple ketchup... why?

4. Doritos 3D

Who could forget the crunch-laden acrobatics Ali Landry showed off in this commercial? (Though we certainly forgot that

Will and Grace

's Sean Hayes made an appearance in this.)

3. Hi-C Ecto Cooler

Anything that


touched/touches/will touch (

Ghostbusters III

, anyone?) is gold.

2. McDonald's Super Size Option

It's hard to remember a time when you could walk out of McDonald's with a 7 oz. box of fries and a drink that tipped the scales at 42 oz. with your meal. Whether it was Morgan Spurlock's fault for basically

puking in his lap

during the filming of

Super Size Me

, or it was a growing awareness of the sharp spike in American obesity, the Super Size option is super gone.

1. Bill and Ted's Excellent Cereal

After Bill and Ted taught us to be excellent to each other, they took things one step further. It is indeed a pleasure to introduce to you a long-gone cereal worthy of Bill and Ted's excellent adventures. Party on, dudes!

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