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11 Childhood Ice Cream Treats You Totally Forgot About

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Is there anything more delightful for a child than that ice cream truck jingle? When you hear the truck coming down the block, you just know it's going to be a good afternoon. And while plenty of adults still love a soft-serve cone from the Mister Softee truck, sometimes you just want to throw it back with a classic. With that in mind, we're taking a look back at some iconic childhood ice cream treats.

Whether you were a Choco Taco fan or a lover of the Strawberry Shortcake bars, there was something for pretty much everyone at the ice cream truck. Get ready for a serious dose of nostalgia!

And for even more throwbacks, check out these 35 Snacks From Your Childhood You Forgot You Loved.

1

Nestlé Drumsticks

box of nestle drumstick ice cream cones

Per 1 drumstick (94 g): 300 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 90 mg sodium, 36 g carbs (2 g fiber, 22 g sugar), 4 g protein

When you unwrap one of these peanut-covered cones, you know you're in for a treat. They're available in plenty of flavors these days, but you can't beat the original.

$5.98 for 8 at Walmart
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2

Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Dessert Bars

box of good humor strawberry shortcake bars 100th anniversary packaging
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Per 1 bar (50 g): 150 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 70 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (0 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 1 g protein

These came in both strawberry and chocolate flavors, and we loved them all. The inside always tasted too cold when you bit into it, but that was just part of the fun.

$3.77 for 6 at Walmart
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3

Bomb Pop Original Ice Pops

box of ice cream bomb pops

Per 1 pop (47 g): 40 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 mg sodium, 10 g carbs (0 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 0 g protein

These rocketship-shaped treats never fail to delight. They're perfect for the Fourth of July (or anytime).

$2.67 for 12 at Walmart
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And for a better-for-you option, try one of these 13 Best Brand-Name Ice Creams.

4

Choco Taco

box of choco taco klondike ice creams

Per 1 taco: 250 calories, 12 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 95 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (1 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 2 g protein

Now, this is the stuff of dreams! Who wouldn't want a chocolate version of their favorite Mexican food?

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5

Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

great value ice cream sandwiches

Per 1 sandwich (60 g): 160 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat),105 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 2 g protein

If you had a quarter, you could get one of these bad boys at lunch in elementary school. The good news is that they're still incredibly affordable.

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6

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bars

box of haagen dazs vanilla milk chocolate almond ice cream bars

Per 1 bar (77 g): 270 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 40 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (1 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 4 g protein

If you wanted to get fancy, you might have had these chocolate almond-covered ice cream bars. The crunch added a satisfying finish to each bite.

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7

Snickers Ice Cream Bars

box of snickers ice cream bars

Per 1 bar (48 g): 180 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg sodium, 18 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 15 g sugar), 3 g protein

The only thing better than a Snickers bar is a Snickers ice cream bar. Period.

$3.47 for 6 at Walmart
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Want to make a frozen treat from scratch? Try our Homemade Ice Cream Recipe.

8

SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicle Pop Ups

popsicle spongebob popups

Per 1 pop (52 g): 70 calories, 1 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 15 mg sodium, 16 g carbs (0 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 0 g protein

The characters may change, but the essence of these Popsicle treats stays the same.

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9

Klondike Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich

oreo ice cream sandwich box

Per 1 sandwich (73 g): 210 calories, 7 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 210 mg sodium, 36 g carbs (0 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 3 g protein

You've had Double Stuf Oreos, but what about these giant Oreo ice cream sandwiches?

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10

Twix Cookies & Creme Ice Cream Bars

twix cookies and cream ice cream bar

Per 1 bar (68 g): 250 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 115 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 3 g protein

Snickers aren't the only candy with an ice cream bar! These Twix bars are just as tasty.

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11

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cups

blue bunny banana split ice cream cup

Per 2/3 cup (96 g): 210 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 55 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 3 g protein

Blue Bunny Screamers were another classic ice cream truck treat. Recreate the magic with the Blue Bunny ice cream cups you can buy at the store, such as this banana split one.

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Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more
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