Do you remember your favorite variety of doughnut in the 90s? Mine was definitely not Bavarian Cream. I was fortunate not to like Bavarian Cream-filled doughnuts because my schoolmates flocked to the Bavarian Cream-filled doughnuts like vultures would to a corpse. Okay, it is not a good imagery, but the likeness of the situations is there.
With this rather macabre introduction, I will continue with the fourth segment of 90s Trivia Questions.
Internet searches, asking for help and/or skipping to the end of this entry for answers is considered cheating.
1. What pink bubble gum had free comic strips stuck to the gum? What is the name of the main character of the comic strips (2 points)
2. What junk food had free red and white stickers with heart design in each pack? (1 point)
3. What is the complete name of the brand that had a commercial where a girl said, “Dear Diary, _______ sat beside me today. He’s so cute”? What is the name of the boy? Who played the role of this boy? (2 points)
4. What packed snack has tiny biscuits with colorful icing on top? (1 point)
5. What is the brand of flour-coated crunchy green peas that has green and yellow packaging? (1 point)
6. What is the name of fastfood chain that had (and has) salad bar where one can build the tallest yet sturdiest wall vegetables? (1 point)
7. What is a chewy candy that has an edible inner wrapper? (1 point)
8. What softdrink brand started the Yoyo trend with tricks like “walk the dog”? (1 point)
9. What brand of softdrink featured Fido Dido in its commercial? Who played the roles of Pido and Dida in three films produced by Regal Films? (3 points)
10. What Chinese sweet candies come as pink discs stack in predominantly pink and green cylindrical packaging? (1 point)
11. What chocolate brand had chocolate fountain/river, chocolate-bearing trees in a land of chocolates in its commercial? There are too many chocolate/s words in the previous sentence. (1 point)
12. What cheese-flavored curls had a blue circus elephant on its packaging? It was the cheaper but “cheesier” version of Chiz Curls. (1 point)
13. What is the name of the children’s comics that had stories like Planet Opdi Eyps, Niknok and Batute? What was Niknok’s favorite food? (2 points)
14. What card game featured either jets, tanks or cars? It has words like model, weight and top speed. (1 point)
15. What handheld electronic device used block grids to form and erase layers of cubes? (1 point)
1. Bazooka and Bazooka Joe – My jaw got tired of chewing this gum just so I could have more comic strips. I wanted to know what happened next in the story, but it was impossible! There were just too many comic strips!
2. People Power – It was a white square sticker with a red heart in the middle. Inside the heart are the words PEOPLE POWER. When I got two stickers in a pack, I was overjoyed! The cheese curls were not good though.
3. Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog and Carlo – This is the reason why I grew up eating Purefoods TJ Hotdogs!!! Aminin, cutie pie si Carlo.
4. Iced Gems Biscuits – This was my preferred snack in elementary school, but I rarely had it because it cost as much as my fare for trisikad.
5. Sunshine Crunchy Green Peas – I eat this until now. I can eat 5 or more packs in 5 minutes.
6. Wendy’s – I remember that people had to strategize how and where to place the vegetables and the macaroni and others. The walk from the salad bar to the table was stressful. What if the person holding the tray full of salad trips and the wall of vegetables lands on YOU???
7. White Rabbit – I actually liked the wrapper more than I did the candy itself.
8. Coca-Cola – I suck at this. I only knew like three tricks and I was not even good at any of them.
9. 7-UP. Pido and Dida were played by Rene Requiestas (RIP) and Kris Aquino – I did not like Fido Dido. He looked too thin for me and reminded me of the Pink Panther toy I had.
10. Haw Flakes – Addicting!
11. Goya – Before I knew Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I thought the commercial was real!!! I wanted to go to Manila and look for this land of chocolates. Like Lilia Cuntapay, that commercial was in my dreams for days.
12. Pompom’s Cheese Flavored Curls – For a small-town girl like me, Pompom’s was the definition of real cheese curls.
13. Pilipino Funny Komiks and chicken – My brother and I had a colletion of Funny Komiks. His favorite was Niknok.
14. Super Trump! – My brother, my cousin and I played this when we were bored with Boggle and Scrabble. I could not hide my smile when I had the Super Trump card. My hands tremble and I sweat a lot when I was about to declare my Super Trump card. Hahaha.
15. Brick Game – I spent hours on it breaking the high score! OMG! There goes my childhood.
YOUR BATANG 90s METER:
16-20 – You are really a batang 90s. Your childhood was fun and filled with sugar and monosodium glutamate (MSG). That is an unbeatable combination for happiness.
11-15 – You may be a batang 90s, but you did not have the full 90s experience.
6-10 – If you are in your teens, it is fine because this happened way before your time. If you are older than 28 and you got this score, I am judging you right now. ☺ How was your childhood? Hehe.
less than 6 – Weh? Di nga?