7 Sweets That Need To Make A Comeback

September 2, 2019

If you were born in the mid to late 90s, there are quite a lot of things from your childhood that no longer exist. A lot has changed in terms of music, snacks, film, etc. You often think back with nostalgia and long for what you can call simpler times. You want to tell the kids these days that they don’t know what they missed out on, but you’ve already said it like 78808 times. Now they look at you like a senile old man.

We understand how you feel. That’s why we’ve written this post so you can bask in nostalgia. Here’s a list of seven sweets from our childhood that need to come back.

Goody Goody

If someone comes out to say they have a pack of Goody Goody in Nigeria and that whoever wins a Hunger Games-style tournament gets the box, blood will flow that day. Family members would tear each other apart just get their hands on some nice, brown, soft and sexy Goody Goody again.

Baba Dudu

Somehow, they still sell Baba Dudu, but it’s not as good as it used to be. It’s salty and breaks once you put it in your mouth. That wasn’t the case back when we were growing up. Remember JawBreakers from Ed, Edd and Eddy? Baba Dudu was our own jawbreakers. You could lose a tooth if you tried to bite into it. Good for keeping children quiet on long journeys.

Kiddy

This was a whole-ass meal. The fact that each packet was accompanied by a little spoon made this even truer. You’d get your vanilla and your chocolate sides and if you were an OG, you’d mix the two flavours. The best part of kiddy was licking the almost empty packet clean because the little spoon couldn’t reach all the corners of the pack.

Banana Chewing Gum

This one was a parents’ favourite (even though they hate it when children chew gum). A plus was that each wrap was packaged with fun facts that made it seem like their kids were learning a lot to balance out spoiling their teeth. Kids were always excited to read those facts and show off their knowledge to their parents. Money well spent.

Robot Bubblegum

Pink wasn’t always a calm colour when it came to this chewing gum. It became a rock after one minute of chewing, but this never stopped anybody from chewing. Not until your head started aching. Nobody had to tell you before you spat it out. 

Choki Choki

This was like Nutella, but better. Yes, I said it. It often left you tearing the nylon and licking it. When you were done, nobody would have ever suspected that there was ever anything in that nylon.

Bazooka Chewing Gum

This chewing gum came with comics to while away the time while you ate it. Good Stuff.  

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