13 '90s Food Commercials We Still Think About To This Day

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Photo credit: YOUTUBE
Photo credit: YOUTUBE

If it's not clear by now, the one thing that I love the most is a good throwback moment. From the revival of snacks from the past to reliving my Saturday morning youth with forgotten-about cereals, there's truly nothing that excites me more than all things '90s.

But don't think that '90s kids are the only ones who hold these commercials near and dear to our hearts though. Adults of the '90s—even if they won't admit it—found joy in them, too. And while you probably haven't seen these commercials in over two decades, I'm almost positive that you still think about them from time to time. Even more, they'll probably make you feel the same way you initially did if you saw them again today. Or, at the very least, give you something to share with your friends on "The Facebooks."

At any rate, here are 13 food commercials from the '90s for you to take a trip down memory lane with.

Grey Poupon Commercial (1991)

Though Grey Poupon is not pushed in fancy commercials nowadays, their commercials from the late '80s and early '90s are the reason why the brand is considered to be more than iconic.

The "Northern Lights" Coca-Cola Commercial (1993)

Who would have thought that polar bears would become synonymous with a soda brand? Coca-Cola did, that's who. Originally premiering in 1993, Coke's "Northern Lights" commercial has gone on to become one of the most well-known commercials of all time.

Viennetta "One Slice" Commercial (1994)

Viennetta was the one treat everyone wanted in the '90s, but no one seemed to have ever really had...and it's all because of these commercials. If you're still hoping to be able to give the dessert a try, don't you fret. Good Humor, the now-owners of the brand, announced earlier this year that the throwback snack would be in freezers again soon.

The Tyrese Gibson "Always Coca-Cola" Coca-Cola Commercial (1994)

Coke and R&B fans alike know how iconic this particular commercial turned out to be because it birthed the megastar now known as Tyrese. The 30-second slot opened the door for Tyrese, who was only 16 at the time, to appear in ads for Guess and Tommy Hilfiger, release a slew of highly charting albums, and appear in a number of wildly popular movies. Not too shabby, if you ask me!

Fruitomic Punch Gushers Commercial (1995)

Be honest—did you actually think your head was going to turn into a fruit when you ate these Gushers? If you did, you're not alone.

The "Got Milk?" Diner Commercial (1996)

Perhaps one of the funniest "Got Milk?" commercials to exist, this is one ad that is relatable for many. Though I'm sure you wouldn't steal someone else's cup of milk at a diner (or maybe you would??), the commercial proves that when you need milk, you'll do just about anything to get it.

The "I Love The Fishes" Goldfish Commercial (1996)

Nineties kids everywhere agree that this commercial alone made us fall in love with Goldfish. Who knows if it was the catchy jingle or the snack's cute shape, but everything was right in the world when you pulled these out for snack time.

Bagel Bites Commercial (1997)

Were you one of the people who loved to eat pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, and pizza at suppertime? Well, if you weren't, once you heard the Bagel Bites commercial, you probably jumped on the bandwagon.

The "Junk in the Box" Jack in the Box Commercial (1997)

Regardless if there was a Jack in the Box location near you, chances are you've seen one of their commercials a time or two. This particular one though, shows the Jack in the Box mascot confronting a customer over disparaging comments he made about the restaurant.

The "Statemint of the Greatmint" Doublemint Gum Commercial (1998)

There are plenty of Doublemint Gum commercials that you probably remember (with that Chris Brown one being the most memorable), but if we're talking '90s only, this particular commercial takes the cake. Featuring a whole lot of twins—including a brief appearance from sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry—the jingle alone lives rent-free in my head.

The "Wazzup?" Budweiser Commercial (1999)

Whether you remember the "Wazzup" parody from 2000's Scary Movie or have distant memories of screaming across your campus to greet your friends, this iconic commercial from Budweiser—which ran from 1999 through 2002!—is one that goes down in history as truly unforgettable.

The "Joy of Cola" Pepsi Commercial (1999)

Starring Hallie Eisenberg AKA "The Little Pepsi Girl" and featuring Aretha Franklin, this commercial is probably one of the most memorable from Pepsi (besides those Britney Spears ads, of course). It doesn't hurt that Hallie was just so stinkin' cute.

The Orlando Jones "Make 7-UP Yours" Commercial (1999)

Funnyman Orlando Jones may have landed more serious roles in shows like Sleepy Hollow and American Gods in recent years, but nothing compares to the years he graced our televisions as a spokesperson for 7-Up.


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