The 90’s were fun. We had boy bands without irony, Lisa Frank, and the best freaking snacks. However, all good things must come to an end. With America’s latest bid to get healthy and the general decline of snack culture (that’s something we just made up), some of our favorite treats have become a thing of the past. However, some of our favorite lunchtime vices are still available in grocery stores. Plus, if you get creative and scour Amazon, you should be able to find the rest (we’re looking at you, Dunkaroos).

When you do get your hands on some nostalgic deliciousness, make sure you bring some adulthood to your snacking by moderating your portions drinking wine! Our friends at VinePair crafted their favorite wine/90’s snack pairings for your enjoyment. Sit back, shed a tear for the greater times, and get hungry.

Pink Moscato & Dunkaroos

Dunkaroos pair well with moscato

Dunkaroos were arguably the best snack of the 90’s. Though they take some work to procure today, we argue that it’s well worth it. The cloying icing needs a wine equally sweet to match, so reach for Moscato. Why pink Moscato? Um, because that’s so much more fun.

Chianti & French Bread Pizza

French bread pizza goes well with Chianti

French bread pizza still counts as pizza, so it needs the best pizza wine around. Italian Chianti is a great fit. Feel free to bring the basket.

Chardonnay & Dino Chicken Nuggets

Dino chicken nuggets go well with Chardonnay

Let’s face it: chicken nuggets just taste better when they’re shaped like animals that aren’t chicken. The buttery breading of dino nuggets is an ideal mate for Chardonnay. The more oaked, the better!

Twinkies & Orange Wine

Twinkies go well with orange wine

Here’s our twinkie defense: the colors just match. It’s too good to pass up.

Bologna Cheese Sammie & Malbec

Bologna sandwiches go well with Malbec

The combination of sweet bologna and savory cheese needs a wine that’s both assertive and has some sweet, chocolatey undertones. Bring in the Malbec for this classic lunch entree.

Pinot Noir & Pizza Bagels

Piiza bagels go well with Pinot Noir

As these are technically pizza (and they’re usually quite saucy), we’d recommend a red wine. However, Pinot Noir is particularly good choice because it’s light enough for these tiny bread balls.

Sweet Riesling & Go-Gurt

GoGurt goes well with sweet Riesling

Go-Gurt is definitely sweet (sorry moms, it’s full of sugar), but it’s also tangy. You need a wine with a little acidity and zing to pair with the tartness. Go for sweet Riesling.

Sauvignon Blanc & String Cheese

String cheese goes well with Sauvignon Blanc

Like string cheese, Sauvignon Blanc is light, but a little funky. These two go hand in hand.

Merlot & PB And J Sammie

Pb & j sandiwches go well with Merlot

While peanut butter is robust, jelly is fruity. Merlot is a great wine for everyone’s favorite sandwich, because it’s got lots of big fruit without being overly sour or sweet.

Zinfandel & Lunchables

Lunchables go well with Zinfandel

What do Lunchables and Zinfandel have in common? Luscious, rich flavor. Don’t believe us? Picture this: buttery crackers with salty cheese and sweet meat. That’s a Lunchable. It’s practically luxurious.


This article was originally published in VinePair. Read the full article here.