Pinoy Candies and Snacks From 80s to 90s That Are Still Available Today

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54. Nerds – Who will ever forget this classic treat? Nerds is one of the most iconic candies from the 80s not just here in the Philippines but world wide. Nerds consist of various flavors and colors, ranging from extremely sweet to extremely sour; often, the two flavours in one box will contrast, and a single flavor may even exhibit both extremes. You can also buy smaller boxes with single flavor. P5220035t

55. Zeb- Zeb Corn Puff – Zeb Zeb is definitely one of the classic pinoy snack that will bring much of your childhood memories. Defined by its classic yellow packaging with the famous white and green striped zebra (hence the name) with a blue tail , Zeb Zeb is one of the snacks that kids from 90s used to enjoy! The improved version has softer corn puffs and the cheese flavor is much noticeable.P5220037t

56. Pompoms Cheese Flavored Curls – Another classic pinoy snack from the 80’s that we can still enjoy today is Pompoms. Dubbed as the “poor man’s Cheese Curls”, Pompoms is one of the few old-timers still available today. This salty but yummy Pinoy chicheria reminds us of those carefree days of watching afternoon kiddie shows.
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57. Softee Chewy Candies – Softee’s profile may not be as huge as Frutos but you can safely say that it is a lighter version of Frutella and Sugus. It is more chewy, less sweeter yet richly flavored candy. It comes up with various flavor such as Lemon, Strawberry, Pineapple and Orange. Softee is still available today in their classic packaging notable for its less vibrant colors.

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58. Mony Mony Powdered Milk – I was quite surprised to see this old school powdered milk snack! Mony Mony is notable for its unique packaging. The powdered milk is placed in cute colorful bottles that resemble a miniature baby feeding bottle. 
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59. Peter’s Butter Ball – Butter Ball is definitely one of the classic pinoy candies that will bring so much of your childhood memories. The candy is well known for its butterscotch-y goodness. Peter’s Butterball is still available today and it is very interesting to note that they still got their original packaging notable for its simple creamy brown packets adorned with orange stripes. 

37 thoughts on “Pinoy Candies and Snacks From 80s to 90s That Are Still Available Today

  • June 10, 2016 at 11:40 am
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    This is such an extensive list of candies and snacks. You made me feel nostalgia as I saw some of the candies and snacks that I used to eat with my childhood friends.

    Anyway, as I came from Quezon City, I didn’t get to try the Jovi’s Nata De Coco. It looks so interesting to me. I may just look for it when I had the chance to visit Laguna. Meanwhile, the White Rabbit, we used to ate was the chewy type. I miss that kind with its edible paper wrapper.

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  • June 10, 2016 at 4:49 pm
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    <<>> As soon as I saw your title (of this post), I KNEW IT! CHOC-NUT!!!

    Let me share this with you. When I lived in Boracay for five years, our dive shop was located on Lorenzo Resorts Main. It does not exist now, but during that time, one of my partners was the owner of the resort.

    He once had a guest and while talking, somehow, the conversation went to candies. My partner then proudly said his favorite is Choc-Nut. The person he was talking to was even more proud – turns out he was the owner of the company that makes Choc-Nuts!

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  • June 10, 2016 at 6:52 pm
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    Haha! Crazy list. I felt it was like some sort of throwback. 🙂 I didn’t know some candies and snacks were still being sold today, except for Chocnut. I still love it and I actually have a pack right now waiting for me in the fridge. Haha! Thanks!

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  • June 10, 2016 at 11:10 pm
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    I want to grab all of these. I am a candy lover. I don’t eat as much but i still eat a lot of them. I haven’t tried a couple of them, and will love to. Going to buy now. haha!

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  • June 11, 2016 at 7:43 am
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    Interesting! I have never heard of any of these. But I’m sure I would love Choco-nut because I love chocolate peanut candies. Really I like any candy! We have our own nostalgic snacks in the US too–like Count Chocula cereal!

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  • June 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm
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    I wonder if there are still shops or stores selling them today. Totally reminds me of my grade school days.. snacking on these candies! This made me smile.

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  • June 13, 2016 at 9:25 am
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    There are brands here that are also available during the 70s. It brings back memory pare. There are other candy brands back then that I missed, mabibili mo na lang pag imported like “sugus” and “tootsirole(?)”

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  • June 13, 2016 at 9:28 am
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    There are brands here that are also available during the 70s. It brings back memory pare. There are other candy brands back then that I missed, mabibili mo na lang pag imported like “sugus” (a different variation from what is available today) and “tootsirole(?)”

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  • June 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm
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    Ahh! Blast from the Past! The time when we didn’t care about eating all the ‘junk’ in the world. I remembered Choc-Nut and Stay Fresh. I still have some Choc-Nut every now and then, but it’s sad I can’t see Stay Fresh candies anymore.

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  • June 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm
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    OMG, my childhood! I didn’t know much on the list but it’s really exciting to know they still exist!

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  • June 15, 2016 at 6:22 am
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    I love choc-nut! Back then once I eat one I would find a hard time stop. I always have one on my bag and my mom would scold me because I have been eating a lot of it. The blockbuster milk chocolate does the same thing for me as well. I can finish a pack in one seat! lol…

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  • June 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm
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    as you said, it’s nostalgic. Mostly are in the 90’s. used to it Marie biscuits (but they say it’s for babies). Ovaltine, chocnut, sweet corn. Oohh. Makes me want to buy them again! And you found that nata de coco? Yay! It’s a to go drink kids love before – just like me. Hihi. Thank you for reminding us about this. now, I really need to know where are these being sold. 
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  • June 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm
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    I miss those white rabbit candies! I haven’t had those in a long time! I have encountered the hard version which is nothing like the ones with the wrapper. Curly Tops and Flat Tops are still a popular chocolate choice at home. I think my kids still eat Mik Mik even though they’re teens!

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  • August 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm
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    I miss these candies!!! just wanted to ask do you know a place in metro manila, where i can buy these candies specially the cherry ball gum, i want to give it to my mom for her upcoming birthday since she really likes them alot !! Pls and thank you ????✌️

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  • August 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm
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    I miss these candies!!! just wanted to ask do you know a place in metro manila, where i can buy these candies specially the cherry ball gum, i want to give it to my mom for her upcoming birthday since she really likes them alot !! Pls and thank you ????✌️

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  • September 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm
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    OMG! Stay fresh! I have one funny sotry about that. I ate the whole pack and put it all on my mouth. Then I think my cousin joked around and made me laugh so hard that I blew all the candies out. Hahaha!

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    • April 11, 2021 at 5:34 am
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      ung sa akin, Safari.Ipasok sa loob ng mouth ang safari at ibuga sa mga kalaro.hahahah

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  • December 2, 2016 at 9:03 pm
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    Ano yung chichirya na nilalagyan ng suka?? Included yung suka na nakalagay sa separate packaging tapos ihahalo mo sya sa chichirya? Gusto ko malaman ano ulit pangalan non haha ang dami ko ng nakalimutan na pangalan ng chichirya dito sa list na to na naalala ko ulit. Nostalgic sobra. Salamat at nabasa ko to 😀

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    • December 2, 2016 at 9:16 pm
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      Salamat Niki… Siguro yung tinutukoy mo eh yung Wonderboy.. salamat sa pagbisita ^_^

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  • February 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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    I happen to run into your very nice blog about vintage candies in the Philippines and I was so amazed upon reading your blog. Naku, naglalaway na nga ako tuloy. I think you forgot the vicks candy that comes in a 2 pc. candy in each wrap,more like shaped like a triangle,anyway you made me smile while reading your article. Thank you so much for bringing back childhood memories. God bless always.

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    • February 27, 2017 at 2:28 am
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      Thanks Karla… unfortunately, I can no longer find that Vics candy.. yeah I still remember that

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  • March 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Such a cool presentation

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  • March 10, 2017 at 10:30 pm
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    D b may kasabayan ang ang cloud 9 before bigbang ba yun?

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      • April 11, 2021 at 5:33 am
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        at All Star pa kasama sa Cloud Nine at Big Bang

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  • April 25, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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    san nakakabili ng softee candy?? wala sa grocery store na ganyan 🙁

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  • July 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm
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    Sino po nakakaalala ng mint chocolate candy? D ko matandaan pangalan. Chewy siya at green and white ang pabalat. Ano nga po pangalan nun?

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  • August 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm
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    ay meron yung gusto namin nung bata kami na parang chooey choco pero ang shape nya parang judge na brown and cover tapos parang “raisin” and pangalan ata.. sana may pics kayo.. isa sa paborito ng erpat ko..

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    • November 19, 2020 at 12:20 am
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      Ito rin yung hinahanp ko sobrang niyang hirap hanapin..

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  • November 25, 2017 at 2:54 am
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    Hi! I am wondering if where can I buy that Fake Cigarette candies?? Thanks a lot!

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  • April 20, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    Another candy I loved during my childhood days was Seńorita Lemon Drops. I’m so glad to see it’s still available today 😊😊

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  • September 15, 2019 at 7:35 am
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    You missed out Humpy Dumpy… They are still manufacturing until now and I can’t believe it ain’t obsolete.

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  • January 5, 2021 at 2:04 pm
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    Ano po ba yung snacks before na may chocolate and strawberry. Pa-stick po sya na parang biscuits inside pero itsurang kropek yung loob. Roll po ata yun

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  • April 11, 2021 at 5:31 am
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    love ko yung zeb zeb!wala ung People Power na chichirya, na may free na maliit na robots na lumalaki pag nilagay mo sa tubig, o kaya 25 cents, anong anik anik pa.really, one of the best childhood experience na di malilimutan.❤️❤️❤️

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