Kids these days won’t understand the excitement of buying your lunch box for a new school year, heading down to Woolworths and choosing something to turn the whole class’s head.
If you were feeling super flush you’d even invest in the hottest pencil case on the market, maybe even a new calculator or ruler - I had one with all the British monarchs on the back, which I thought was absolutely mint at the time.
The most iconic of lunch boxes were always the chunky plastic ones, adorned with your favourite pop culture characters. And if you had one with a matching water bottle you were the king/queen of the playground.
also as it is September, 90s kids, do you remember what lunch box you had? A lot of us in the office had THIS beauty pic.twitter.com/OzxATFc3nu— melissa cox (@mmdotcox) September 3, 2019
Now ‘90s kids have been reminiscing of their old lunch boxes, after a woman called Melissa Cox kickstarted the ultimate nostalgia thread.
She shared a photo of her old lunch box, with the caption: "As it is September, 90s kids, do you remember what lunch box you had? A lot of us in the office had THIS beauty".
definitely had the forever friends one! and this beauty pic.twitter.com/EFqqcG2qpB
— Sinéad Kennedy Krebs (@SineadKK) September 3, 2019
Melissa had the iconic Forever Friends box and bottle, which my sister also used to have - I’m pretty sure it’s still knocking about my mum and dad’s house somewhere.
The post quickly went viral and loads of people have now shared their boxes. Let’s take a trip down memory lane:
This one was so popular at my school people had to write their names on to stop them getting mixed up 🙊 pic.twitter.com/4VWDbjA3KU
— Fliss (@fliss_r) September 4, 2019
Absolute bad boy here pic.twitter.com/3A7H8ybmSr
— Josh 🏴🇪🇺 (@Josh_More) September 3, 2019
— Phoebe Webb (@Feehlo) September 3, 2019
THIS was my lunch box for about 10 years and it was the single greatest thing I owned. pic.twitter.com/bcV1zjB0oJ
— Words From Darran (@ShinraAlpha) September 3, 2019
I remember it well! And before that, I had this one pic.twitter.com/OYTlFYj09d
— Katherine Woodfine (@followtheyellow) September 3, 2019
This ‘in pic.twitter.com/uqdn3sFO5S
— John Henry Falle (@thestorybeast) September 3, 2019
I had one of these red Thunderbirds boxes, and the day it finally broke still ranks as one of the saddest in my whole life:
Can I play?? I had this bad boy pic.twitter.com/MvPVx8AW2a
— Rikki Tomasik (@RikehT) September 3, 2019
Which lunch box did you used to have? Let us know in the comments...