You love pizza. I love pizza. Everyone loves pizza. And perhaps thanks in part to the extreme popularity of four radioactive, pizza-loving terrapins, '90s kids really love pizza — or any of our then-favorite foods that prove not only is pizza the bomb-dot-com, but pizza is the best flavor ever invented. If this doesn't resonate with you or you don't like pizza to begin with (gasp!), you missed out on some of the tastiest snacks of that snack-laden decade.
Of course, if you were to taste said pizza-flavored snacks today — those that haven't gone extinct, RIP Pizzarias — they may not taste quite as glorious as you remembered. Or, hey, you could be like me and go out of your way to find those pizza-rific items from your past so you can feed them to your own kids. And by feed them to my kids, I obviously mean use children as an excuse to stock up on them for myself. But regardless of whether or not your obsession for these pizza-flavored vittles remains, I think we can all agree that these snacks taught us early in life that you can never go wrong with pizza.
So get ready to feed your need for nostalgia (and possibly feed your mouth with pizza-flavored food) as we pay tribute to the foods that helped establish the flavor's dominance.
1Pizzarias Pizza Chips
I don't know what happened to Pizzarias but I could slam a sack of those right now pic.twitter.com/l0wr77cYR4— Shaun Miller (@ShaunFNMiller) February 27, 2017
Did these little slices of heaven actually taste like pizza? Questionable. What's not up for debate is how gosh darn delicious they were.
2Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets
Despite the fact that, to this day, these never seem to heat evenly (thus causing an oral Russian roulette of cold sauce and scalding cheese), they'll always have a place in every '90s kid's heart. And stomach.
Thank the pizza-flavored gods these guys are still around. The pretzel outside combined with the poof of powdered pizza-soul in the center still makes for a kick-ass snack.
The cleverest of '90s kids convinced their parents to feed them Bagel Bites for breakfast. Because, bagels. Breakfast of champs, y'all.
5Ellio's Extra Cheese Pizza
I remember when Ellio's Pizza used to actually have cheese on it! pic.twitter.com/vOow9EP72r— Tom Fiore (@tfire013) December 21, 2016
Yes, this was marketed as actual pizza. It definitely wasn't pizzeria-style pizza, though, so I'm considering it pizza-flavored. Still, that doesn't mean we wouldn't have traded our eye-teeth for it back in the day.
6Totino's Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
If it was possible for someone to ninja sneak some Totino's Pizza Rolls into whatever venue Long Tie & Nazi friends r watching the SB pic.twitter.com/awnAIvVch6— GrimesDixon2020 (@cloneposter) February 5, 2017
When it came to afterschool snacks, nothing could compare with the molten-hot-exploding-cheese-burst courtesy of Totino's Pizza Rolls.
This is how I am sprinkling cheese onto my pizza lunchables 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/QHCbkVZ8KH— Derek Dozier (@yaboyD3) January 10, 2017
Any '90s kids whose parents sent Pizza Lunchables to school were the envy of the rest of us poor schmucks eating PB&Js.