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Melody Pops, Killer Pythons and Other Candies 80s and 90s Kids Grew Up With

Posted by Justin P Thompson on

Melody Pops, Nerds, Warheads, Milkos... do these words sound familiar to you? If they do, then you were probably a kid during the 1980s or 1990s. Candies and sweets definitely bring you some nostalgia, reminding you of your fun childhood days. After all, who can easily forget munching on these treats while playing with your mates all day? If you're feeling a bit nostalgic, let's take a trip down memory lane and pay homage to candies, sweets, and treats you grew up with.


Which of These Sweets are Your Favourites?


  1. Melody Pops

The lollipop industry was so competitive in the 1990s that candy companies tried to one up each other all the time. But if there's one good thing about that is that it gave kids access to some of the best lollies ever made. One of them is Melody Pops by Chupa Chups, which is surprisingly both an instrument and a lolly. It has a tone-adjusting plastic slide that allows you to play multiple notes until you eat too much of the candy and, thus, destroy the whistle's functionality. Many 90s Aussie kids remember being able to play a variety of songs with Melody Pops such as Mary Had a Little Lamb adn Hot Cross Buns.


  1. Killer Pythons

Killer Pythons were another classic candy that kids in the 90s won't easily forget. Known for their size, texture, and the ability to deliver three times a human's recommended daily intake of sugar in one sitting, Killer Pythons are indeed a massive treat. You probably haven't seen any UK sweets like this. However, in 2014, Nestle-owned Allen's, which make these massive candies, halved the size of Killer Pythons from 47 grams to 24 grams, outraging fans across the country.


  1. Warheads

Originally from Taiwan, Warheads captured the attention of Aussie kids, especially those who enjoyed eating sweets but wanted to make the process into a painful ordeal. Warheads are basically fruit-flavoured hard candies covered by a thin layer of malic acid. This makes them very sour, or, for a brief period in the 90s, super hot (which was discontinued). Today, Warheads come with a warning on eating too much of them.


  1. Nerds

Introduced in 1982 by the Willy Wonka Candy Company, Nerds were tiny fruit-flavoured candies made of sugar and dextrose. Colourful and unique, they were certainly a delight to both your tongue and eyes. Nerds are still sold today but their cousin Dweebs are no longer available.


  1. Push-Pops

With a catchy jingle and huge marketing budget, Push-Pops were among the most successful lollipops in the 1990s. However, what makes them unique is not their marketing gimmick, but rather their special plastic carry case that allowed kids back then to eat some, then save the rest for later.


Feeling Nostalgic?

If you're feeling a bit nostalgic and you want to enjoy again the lolly and candies you grew up with, be sure to visit All Sweets and Treats. There, you can find a wide range of candies and confectionery that will take you back to your childhood.

Visit All Sweets and Treats to enjoy Melody Pops and other candies and sweets that will take you back to your childhood.

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