Grape Bubble Yum
If you wanted to blow the biggest bubble out of all your friends, you no doubt popped a piece of Bubble Yum gum into your mouth, and the grape flavor was especially a classic. That sweet smell of sugar and artificial flavor came through just after a few chews, and although you may not have been allowed to have it on the schoolyard, grape Bubble Yum was a staple at birthday parties, play dates, and when you were forced to watch your brother’s soccer games. And it turns out, all that candy was better for you than you thought.
Even if your lips weren’t chapped, there was nothing more satisfying than lathering on a layer of Lip Smackers for a fruity pucker. Whether you were a fan of Watermelon or opted for something a little more funky like Dr. Pepper, that waxy, fragrant lip balm conjures up images of sleepovers where you’d be playing Pretty Pretty Princess or showing off your latest Beanie Baby. (Here’s why you probably have chapped lips.)
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
Coloring was brought to a whole new level with Mr. Sketch Scented Markers. It wasn’t uncommon to run out of cherry or orange first (they were the best flavors, after all), but there was always ink left in the black licorice by the time it came to get a new pack. Let’s also not forget the competition to get that coveted brown marker. It may have been ugly, but it smelled like soda heaven. (But this is why you should probably stay away from soda—even diet.)