Here's Where You Can Find White Rabbit, Mik-Mik + More of Your Fave Childhood Snacks
Can anyone ever forget their favorite childhood snacks? We're sure you still remember the days of saving up whatever money you had from your allowance just to enjoy your favorite candies, chips, and drinks during recess time at school.
These days, most of the sweets and other treats that were popular in the '80s and '90s have been replaced with newer snacks on grocery shelves and even in neighborhood stores. But whenever your inner child is feeling a little nostalgic, there are some places you can still go to satisfy those cravings.
We round up some old-school snacks you can find in the Metro today:
Planters Cheez Curls and Cheez Balls
Planters' popular cheese-flavored snacks, Cheez Curls and Cheez Balls, were discontinued more than a decade ago (though we've spotted Cheese Curls on local shelves in 2017). Both are now available again for a limited time only. Who can forget the excitement of having a whole jar to yourself and getting that cheesy orange residue on your fingers?
Planters Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls are available at Rustan's Supermarket and Shopwise.
White Rabbit Candy
Do you still remember opening a White Rabbit candy wrapper and eating the edible transparent rice paper that came with it? And while there exists White Rabbit-flavored ice cream, nothing quite beats the real thing.
White Rabbit candies (with the edible rice paper) are available at Market! Market!, Robinsons Supermarket, and Aji Ichiban.
A&W Root Beer
If you've checked the soda aisles in your local grocery, you've probably noticed that A&W Root Beer is no longer available in most supermarkets and convenience stores. Thankfully, the creamy soda can still be found here in the Metro, particularly in S&R branches—you can enjoy it as is or
A&W Root Beer is available at S&R Membership Shopping.
Iced Gem Biscuits
Were you the type of kid who ate the pastel-colored iced gem on top and then ate the biscuit after...or were you the type to eat the gem and leave out the biscuit? Don't worry, we don't judge! Either way, you'll be happy to know that these colorful treats are still available in several grocery stores nationwide.
Khong Guan Iced Gem Biscuits are available at SM Supermarket, Puregold, Unimart, Robinsons Supermarket, South Supermarket, and Landmark Supermarket.
Mik-Mik Milk Powder
Just hearing the name of this powdered treat is enough to induce flashbacks of coughing fits. Mik-Mik's milk powder is a pulverized candy (close to confectioners' sugar) eaten through a small straw provided in each pack. It comes in three flavors: The classic Sweetened Milk Powder, Sweetened Choco Powder, and Sweetened Ube Powder.
Mik-Mik Milk Powder is available at Robinsons Supermarket and Pioneer Centre, Pasig City.
Push Pop and Ring Pop
Just like candy necklaces and bracelets, Ring Pops are one of those candies that come in the form of cute (and edible) jewelry. The candy itself is a thumb-sized, diamond-shaped candy that comes in different colors and flavors. Push Pops, on the other hand, aren't wearable, but share the same flavors and melt-in-your-mouth texture as Ring Pops. The novelty of Push Pop's candy is that it's a long stick that you can push out of its container and suck on like you would a lollipop. You can push it back in and cover it with the cap in case you can't finish it all in one go (but you probably will).
Push Pop and Ring Pop are available at Robinsons Supermarket, Candy Corner, and Pioneer Centre, Pasig City.