A museum in Hastings, Nebraska recently installed a 6-foot statue of the Kool-Aid Man.  Kool-Aid has been a staple in households for years.  And in fact, Kool-Aid was invented back in 1927! But it has us reminiscing about our childhood!  There are many brands that remind us of childhood, and we’ll take a look at the top 5 below!

But first, take a look at this Kool-Aid Man statue!


There are so many things that can take you back to your childhood: sounds, smells, songs, and certain brands.  A small thing can easily remind you of the days before adult responsibilities took over. It’s crazy to think of how we all wanted to grow up so fast!

Kool-Aid is one of those brands that remind us of childhood.  But in a recent survey, Kool-Aid came in at number 7.  Other brands on the list include: Disney, Mattel, Nerf, Hasbro, Slinky, Lincoln Logs, Silly Putty, and Big Wheels.

Now, let’s take a look at the top 5 brands that remind us of childhood according to this survey!

  • 5. Monopoly

    Not sure how it was in your household… but a game of Monopoly could easily cause some arguments or last FOREVER. Hearing, “Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200” will for sure take you back!


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  • 4. Hot Wheels

    Hot Wheels is a brand that has held its own throughout the decades.  When it comes to die-casts, Hot Wheels is the first, and usually the only, brand that comes to mind.  Some people still have their massive collection of cars too!

  • 3. Play-Doh

    It’s not just the name that can take you back! The smell of Play-Doh is also something that reminds us of childhood.  And throughout the years, Play-Doh has definitely expanded!

  • 2. LEGO

    LEGO is a brand that’s loved by so many, and has been loved for years.  Creativity is unlimited with those colorful blocks… just don’t leave them on the floor. Stepping on one of those will definitely have you questioning your love of the blocks!

  • 1. Nintendo

    Did you have the ORIGINAL Nintendo console? We did. Many hours were spent playing Mario Bros. And if the cartridge didn’t work… you took it out and blew the dust out and tried again.

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