8 Pinoy Brands That Need To Make A Comeback
By Jon Carlos Rodriguez
Nostalgia is in fashion thanks to #ThrowbackThursday and shows like Stranger Things. Even Hollywood has joined the fray with the recent revival of the Ghostbusters, Macgyver, and Lethal Weapon franchises. Plus sneakers from the 90s are cool again.
“Eh naalala mo ‘yung [insert obscure 80s-90s brand here]?” is a go-to topic among a new generation of titos and titas of Manila in social media, romanticizing the good old days. Vinyl is back. Pokemon is back. Even Encantadia is back. So why aren’t these brands back yet?
You didn’t survive the 90s without having to taste bubble gum-flavored ice cream, which is probably a misnomer because the thing has real bubble gum. Coney Island served the best bubble gum ice cream that left you smiling–and chewing–long after the last spoonful.
The good people at Presto weren’t kidding when they named their famous vanilla ice cream-filled sandwich a “funwich.” The Presto Funwich was refreshing, crunchy, and affordable.
Mighty Kid is a superhero dressed like a wrestler, whose only superpower is making cool sneakers for kids. We need that LED-powered soles on our feet now!
Iconic sneakers of the 90s have successfully made it back to the feet of the jogger-clad populace. But, sadly, you won’t find a Kaypee Futura in a sea of Air Maxs and Stan Smiths. Kaypee was endorsed by PBA legends Alvin Patrimonio and Ramon Fernandez in the 90s, so you know it’s legit. A Kaypee retro release is long overdue.
BUN ON THE RUN
Okay, so Bun on the Run is still around, but not in the way it was around in the early 90s, when it was a full-on restaurant that served burgers and pizza. You know its famed Choriburger? Imagine the generous serving of chorizo laying on a crispy thin crust drizzled with gooey cheese. That’s the Bun on the Run we need.
ZIP JUICE DRINK
Forget Jamba Juice, Zip was the ultimate fruit drink in the 90s. It is basically orange juice in a triangle package. With all the choices we are bombarded with these days, we need something like Zip to, uhm, sip.
Before Chocolait, the king of choco drinks is Choco-Vim, a rich and creamy milk chocolate drink that came in cola-shaped bottles. Stacked against the sugary drinks of today, Choco-Vim 2.0 would no doubt regain its old glory.
Serg’s Chocolates was a #TBT staple (it still has its own Facebook page) long after it has been taken off grocery shelves. Aside from its iconic chocolate bar and Moonbits, who can ever forget the tagline: Serg, ikaw pa rin. Put it this way: If Britney could do a successful comeback, so can Serg.
What other brands do you think is due for a comeback? Let us know about them below!