Give that special someone a memory-filled taste of the late 80s and early 90s.
If someone special in your life is about to celebrate their 40th birthday, something sweet might be the perfect gift. Bring them back tot he cherished days of their childhood, or relive a treasured memory you both once shared together. The late 80s and early 90s are known today for many pop culture moments and icons such as hair metal, Ghostbusters, Rubik’s Cubes, the evolution of boy hands, Furbies, scrunchies and more. Take a look at some of the most popular candy during the late 80s and early 90s that the birthday man or woman will remember from his or her childhood and adolescence, and make the perfect 40th birthday gift.
Sour Patch Kids: These sour treats were originally sold as “Mars Men in the 70s. However, in the mid-80s the name was changed to the current one. It’s speculated that the name change was an attempt to tap into the excitement for the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls.
Spree: Assorted sweetart-like disks with a candy shell which are sweet on the outside and tart on the inside. They come in the original flavors: grape, lemon, lime, cherry, and orange. Like it says on the side of the package, “It’s a kick in the mouth!”
Push Pop: This fruit-flavored candy became extremely popular in the mid 80s. As you eat the lollipop you push on the bottom to reveal more candy. There’s even a clip no the cap so you can keep it in a pocket for safekeeping, that is, if you don’t finish it in one sitting.
Ring Pop: These tasty, fruit-flavored and brightly-colored candy gems have been around since their invention by Frank Richards in 1979, but gained huge popularity in the late 80s and early 90s. At that time, Ring Pops were the ultimate candy bling.
Airheads: A tangy, taffy-like, and chewy candy that comes in individually wrapped strips. Have you ever noticed that everyone has their own peculiar way of eating them from twisting the bars into really weird shapes, or even rolling them into a ball?
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