Over the weekend, the sad news broke that Bonne Bell, the Lip Smacker manufacturer, would be closing. While the company that acquired it -- Markwins International Corporation -- will reportedly continue to distribute the flavorful and fragrant tubes in Europe, Australia, and Asia, they'll no longer be sold in the United States.
Because these little guys were such hallmarks of our youths, we opened the floor to the entire MTV News staff (OK, the ones that were Lip Smacker-wearing '90s babies anyways) to pay their respects.
I remember being very excited that Bonne Bell Lip Smackers were supposed to taste like chocolate, because I was a chubby child who liked chocolate very much. They didn't really taste like chocolate, but the Pavlovian effect made them enjoyable all the same. Pouring out some root beer-flavored petroleum jelly for you, BB. — Brenna Ehrlich
The Vanilla Frosting Lip Sparkler tasted so ridiculously delicious that I didn’t even mind the fact it turned my lips white and made me look like I was dying of hypothermia at all times. — Quinn Keaney
I was way more into the Lip Smackers lip gloss than the chapstick. I always bought the Strawberry Liquid Lip Smacker at Limited Too. — Deepa Lakshmin
I started wearing Strawberry Lipsmacker after I found out the Olsen twins were obsessed with it. I’d like to think we’re mourning this loss together. — Chelsea Welsh
THEY'RE ALREADY SOLD OUT OF DR. PEPPER?????? I swear, I wore that every day for all of middle school, high school, and the beginning of college, until my adult mouth required a more clinical level anti-chap balm so I moved to Aquaphor. — Gaby Wilson
Throughout most of my tweens, I was severely addicted to my Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers. In fact, I don't really remember anything else from that era. Maybe it's for the best that they don't create another Smack Addict™ like me. :( — Chrissy Mahlmeister
RIP Watermelon Lip Smackers, your beautiful color and tasty smell. I will miss the fact that I loved you so much I was too afraid to use you, until I realized maybe there was an expiration date on these things, and I had to throw you away. You're a beautiful flavor, and I wish I had the chance to actually try you on. — Anu Valia
Feel free to share your Lip Smacker memories in the comments—we'll miss you, old friends.