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

Updated August 6, 2019 57.2k votes 3.7k voters 29.7k 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
    3,285
    490

    Square Pizza

  • 2
    2,518
    554

    Ice Cream Cups

  • 3
    2,376
    711

    Tater Tots

  • 4
    2,290
    745

    Chocolate Milk

  • 5
    2,015
    832

    Chicken Nuggets

  • 6
    1,915
    920

    Juice Bars

  • 7
    1,835
    886

    French Toast Sticks

  • 8
    1,805
    1,021

    Chicken Patty Sandwich

  • 9
    1,703
    974

    Hamburger

  • 10
    1,450
    1,000

    Nachos

  • 11
    1,415
    986

    Tacos

  • 12
    1,448
    1,015

    Corn Dog

  • 13
    1,205
    1,181

    Turkey And Mashed Potatoes

  • 14
    1,131
    1,220

    Sloppy Joe's

  • 15
    1,014
    1,236

    Smiley Fries

  • 16
    951
    1,188

    Peanut Butter And Jelly

  • 17
    902
    1,155

    Fruit Cups

  • 18
    835
    1,248

    Spaghetti

  • 19
    798
    1,237

    Grilled Cheese

  • 20
    772
    1,198

    Meatball Sub

  • 21
    699
    1,234

    Bean And Cheese Burrito

  • 22
    675
    1,304

    Fish Sticks

  • 23
    572
    1,262

    Pasta Shells