Buzz·Posted on Feb 20, 201514 Treats That Will Make Desi '80s Kids Nostalgic For Their ChildhoodsCold drinks that cost ₹2, pepsi colas that cost ₹0.50, and bubble gum for ₹0.25. Life was good.by Nandita Iyer / @saffrontrailBuzzFeed ContributorLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. Ravalgaon Sugar Boiled Candies Ravalgaon / Via ravalgaon.in Birthdays meant distributing a bag of Ravalgaon candies to classmates and letting your best friends get first dibs on their favourite flavours. Those soft centers were always a delight. This 70-year-old company is still going strong and it has a collection of many of their retro ads on their website, for those who'd like a sweet trip down memory lane. 2. Kwality Icecream Pinterest / Via pinterest.com This blue and red logo is sure to ring a bell in the head of every '80s kid from India. Those were the days when Kwality and Amul were two of the well known ice-cream brands in Mumbai (or, can we call it Bombay? We're talking about the '80s, after all). Kwality ice-creams were the perfect way to celebrate the end of exams and the beginning of summer holidays. 3. Gold Spot Via andhrafriends.com The school canteen sold this for two rupees a bottle and groups of several friends would manage to share one, taking turns to dish out the dough. Each time we would get a bottle, the suspense to know which Disney character lined the cap was unbearable. 4. NP Bubble Gum Via pinterest.com In the 80s, nothing spelt cool more than chewing gum in the school recess or during school and not getting caught. NP was one of the two iconic bubble gum brands that ruled our childhood, and at 25 paise a pop, it was perfect for those days when you were low on pocket money but couldn't compromise on swag. 5. Rasna Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Youtube / Via youtube.com In the days before Tang reached Indian store shelves, the start of summer vacation meant going to the nearest grocery store, picking out your favourite flavour of Rasna and mixing it up to prepare the concentrate. Orange and kala-khatta were popular choices. Now, gone is the classic red-white cardboard box, and it's replaced by something that looks like all other juice concentrates. "I love you, Rasna" was an ad that dominated our Doordarshan days and hey, you look different, but I still love you, Rasna. 6. Pepsi Colas MehtaWorld / Via mehtaworld.wordpress.com These were innocent times before the advent of the MNC cola brands in India. Pepsi colas were neither Pepsi nor cola but a juice filled inside polythene tubes and frozen, to make ice sticks. At around 50 paise per stick, the shops around schools would strategically stock up on these for the kids walking back home on hot afternoons and there was no better feeling, after a long day of playing in the sun, than ripping one of these open. 7. Amul Chocolate Via soumyadipc.blogspot.in Amul chocolates that were available in six variants for as less as five rupees qualified as a treat from visiting uncles and aunts. Unless you had relatives abroad, imported chocolates were rare to come by and happiness meant a bar of Amul or Dairy Milk, which we were also happy to share with everyone, unlike #kidsthesedays. 8. Phantom Cigarettes Packedinindia.com / Via packedinindia.com A Facebook page dedicated to this candy with over 50K likes says a lot about the popularity of Phantom sweet cigarettes – the one cigarette our parents (nearly) didn't mind us smoking and the cigarette we felt all mature and cool about eating as kids. Bonus: While you let your cigarette dangle out of your mouth and out-cooled all the other kids, you could keep yourself busy with the puzzle on the back of the box. 9. Bull's eyes (and other unbranded candy) @rushinamg At the entry of every small kirana shop (your local grocer), would be an array of large glass jars, each filled with a type of local unbranded candy. The orange lemon drops, the black and white mints that would make your tongue black, a variety of choorans (that now remind us of birds' droppings), all for 10 paise each! 10. Frooti Still life painting/ Jacksfba / Via jacksbfa.deviantart.com We're sure that just seeing this picture, the jingle "Mango Frooti, fresh & juicy" automatically started playing in your head. We needed none of the Katrina Kaif stunts to fall head over heels in love with this mango drink. This was the first drink to be launched in a tetrapack, in India (1985). It was utterly cool to be able to carry a drink in your bag without a bottle breaking or the juice spilling. 11. Thrill Via pinterest.com Another Indian made soft drink, which is no longer available now, was Thrill, from the McDowell's company. It was more suited to adult tastes, but it was a thrill as a kid to get a sip of this one! 12. Fusen Gum Via india-insight.com This was the posh bubble gum of our childhood, and expensive too... I mean, relatively. The inside of the wrapper had a blue and pink tattoo which you could transfer to your forearm. It never transferred well enough but that was temptation enough to get a Fusen gum. Those giant bubbles were worth the fading half-tattoo. 13. Poppins Via indiastudychanel.com A pack of hard candies in psychedelic colours, the packaging has undergone quite some change, but a recent taste test took us back to the '80s alright. There were enough candies in one pack to share or to save up and eat! 14. And, of course, Pan Pasand @thespicescribe / Via culinaryadventuresofthespicescribe.wordpress.com These pan flavoured candies would turn the tongue red and leave a very adult pan flavour (we call that cloying these days). They were launched with a cult ad series – "Shaadi aur tumse, kabhi nahin!"