Thursday is my usual grocery shopping day as I prepare for the weekend ahead. I had a sudden and unexpected flashback as I stood in the juice aisle. As I was picking up up orange juice I started to think about “Beep.” Do you remember Beep? It was a cross between orange juice and orange tang and it was delicious! It was best served ice cold on a summer evening because it was so refreshing. I had heard the juice was going to make a comeback, but so far I haven’t seen anything on store shelves. Perhaps one day it will make a roaring comeback.
As I was thinking about Beep, a lot of other foods and products started to come to mind. I’d love to see rum and butter bars make a return. If you don’t remember rum and butter bars, they were similar to Caramilk bars…only better! Perhaps they’re still on shelves somewhere, but I haven’t found them in Regina yet. Cuban Lunches need to make a comeback and so do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Popsicles (not many remember those).
Not just treats come to mind. If you grew up in the 90’s like me, pogs were huge. I didn’t actually know how to play, I just collected them and tried to get the biggest slammer I could find! Everybody who was somebody collected pogs and slammers in the mid 90’s. I still have my pogs, although I fear they’re buried somewhere deep in the confines of my parents basement. I also remember the fashion of the 80’s and 90’s. Let’s not repeat that!
Think back to your childhood this morning. What would you like to see make a comeback?