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What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?

Updated August 6, 2019 50.1k votes 3.1k voters 23.3k views23 items

List RulesVote up the lunch items that really made your day as a youngster.

School lunch in the '90s was notoriously not nutritious, yet kids loved taco Tuesdays, rectangle pizzas, and prepackaged burritos. The best '90s school lunch item was somewhere between nachos and Minute Maid juice bars; foods you probably wouldn't eat as an adult but that once defined your favorite day of the week. 

Although school lunches have become progressively healthier over the years, with powerful advocates working hard to provide students with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as affordable hot meals and desserts, it doesn't change the fact that '90s kids still fondly remember unwrapping their buddy burgers with a tray of smiley fries and an ice cream cup.  

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  • 1
    Square Pizza
    2,865
    415

    Square Pizza

  • 2
    Ice Cream Cups
    2,174
    491

    Ice Cream Cups

  • 3
    Tater Tots
    2,067
    622

    Tater Tots

  • 4
    Chocolate Milk
    1,970
    665

    Chocolate Milk

  • 5
    Chicken Nuggets
    1,764
    709

    Chicken Nuggets

  • 6
    Juice Bars
    1,638
    806

    Juice Bars

  • 7
    French Toast Sticks
    1,589
    790

    French Toast Sticks

  • 8
    Hamburger
    1,519
    845

    Hamburger

  • 9
    Chicken Patty Sandwich
    1,603
    896

    Chicken Patty Sandwich

  • 10
    Tacos
    1,261
    861

    Tacos

  • 11
    Nachos
    1,279
    875

    Nachos

  • 12
    Corn Dog
    1,281
    901

    Corn Dog

  • 13
    Turkey And Mashed Potatoes
    1,076
    1,028

    Turkey And Mashed Potatoes

  • 14
    Sloppy Joe's
    1,017
    1,057

    Sloppy Joe's

  • 15
    Fruit Cups
    810
    989

    Fruit Cups

  • 16
    Smiley Fries
    882
    1,099

    Smiley Fries

  • 17
    Peanut Butter And Jelly
    830
    1,044

    Peanut Butter And Jelly

  • 18
    Spaghetti
    754
    1,075

    Spaghetti

  • 19
    Grilled Cheese
    729
    1,059

    Grilled Cheese

  • 20
    Meatball Sub
    701
    1,033

    Meatball Sub

  • 21
    Bean And Cheese Burrito
    610
    1,063

    Bean And Cheese Burrito

  • 22
    Fish Sticks
    599
    1,134

    Fish Sticks

  • 23
    Pasta Shells
    496
    1,104

    Pasta Shells