Although Cherry Coke was introduced in the early 80s, it was a popular among 90s lunchrooms, becoming a valuable trade item. The design esthetic became renowned among 90s nostalgia.
Cherry coke was one of those “you are the ruler of the lunchroom” type of things. You couldn’t get as much if you had Dunkeroos, but you’d have quite the choice. Usually the trade involved lots of Doritos and chocolate candies.
Cherry Coke seemingly involved with anything involving gaming. Moms always bought us Cherry Coke and Pizza for parties and gaming hangouts.