During the ’90s fat-free was the fad, clear drinks seemed way better for you than colored and partially hydrogenated oils (aka trans fats) were healthier than butter. To put it bluntly, we had healthy eating all wrong. Instead of sipping on green juice, munching kale and feasting on whole grains, many of us were scarfing down boxes of fat-free, high-calorie cookies, chomping on carbolicious, sodium-packed snacks and downing artificially flavored and sugar-filled beverages — and never feeling guilty about it.
While some of the fashion and music of the decade have been revived in recent years, it is definitely for the best that most of the food and drink has yet to reappear. And most of the products that are still around from back then have been reformulated to better fit in with today’s health standards. Transport your taste buds back in time with these eight foods and drinks from the ’90s that should have never happened.