Our Favourite 1990s Retro Sweets

What’s your favourite thing to come out of the 1990s? Is it the poptastic boy bands and girl bands whose chart topping hits had everyone on the school disco dance floor? Perhaps it's the advent of the World Wide Web - a pretty big invention that has changed our way of life forever? Or maybe you’re a cinema fan and love films of the 1990s, such as Titanic, Jurassic Park or Groundhog Day.

For us, it probably goes without saying that our favourite thing to come out of the 1990s was the delectable sweets, chocolates and confectionery. You may not realise it, the 1990s was the decade where some of our favourite retro sweets peaked in popularity here in the UK.

At the Sweet Hamper Company, we know our way around sweets and candy - and we’ve been reminiscing about some of our favourite flavours and tastes from our childhood.

In this blog post we’ll take a closer look at 90s retro sweets and collate our favourite sweet treats from this decade.

  1. Freddo Bars

Although originally hitting shelves in the 1970s, Freddo bars were discontinued in 1979. However, in 1994 Freddos returned to sweet shops a90s Retro Sweetsnd supermarkets. Priced at only 10p each, these chocolate treats were a favourite with school children, and they still are today!
In fact, you’ll find the classic Freddo bar in some of our 1990s themed sweet hampers and chocolate bouquets.


  1. Bubbaloo

Originally launched in Latin America in the 1980s, by the 1990s these juice filled bubblegums had made their way to the UK. Often found in pick n mix selections, and some of the brand’s stop flavours include, Strawberry, Cherry, Cola, Green Apple and Tutti Frutti.

  1. Millions

These teeny tiny balls certainly pack a punch in the flavour department. Invented in 1990, these retro sweets are 100% a child of the 1990s. Millions became
instantly popular as a result of their delectable taste and chewy texture. Today, they’re available in a range of nine different flavours including strawberry,

Millions Sweets

bubblegum and cola - and many of their flavours are also suitable for vegetarians! As a result, you’ll find Millions not only in our 1990s retro sweet hampers, but also our vegetarian range too.


  1. Flumps

These pastel pink and yellow twists are soft, squidgy, light and oh so tasty. Reportedly one of the UK’s favourite sweets, it's no surprise that Flumps remain as popular today as they did back in the 1990s. Another classic you’ll find in our 1990s retro sweet range.

  1. Nerds

Although Nerds became available in the late 1980s, they got seriously popular in the UK throughout the 1990s. An import from across the pond, these tiny, sour, tangy balls are brightly coloured and sure tasty. Plus they’re instantly recognisable thanks to their eye-catching box and ‘Nerd’ characters.


6. Strawberry Refresher Bars


Yes, the classic refresher chew bar now also comes in strawberry flavour. This sherbet filled chew bar is an all time classic (not just from the 90s!) but has been revisited and revamped including this exciting new flavour. 

Strawberry Refresher Bars

We have of course tried this new bar (and love it). You can find it in a number of our sweet hampers we love it so much.


If you’re looking for nostalgic flavours you’ve come to the right place. Our retro sweet range offers goodies from the 1990s, 1980s and 1970s, so you’re sure to find a taste of the past in our sweet hampers, chocolate bouquets, sweet boxes and other retro sweet products. Check out our full range of retro sweets here.