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Winona Ryder Thought Snapchat Was a Snack Food and We Wish That Were True

Love for Netflix’s summer hit Stranger Things is still going strong—a lot of that thanks to fans’ happiness at seeing Winona Ryder back on screen. And Ryder and her purposeful abstention from social media has only endeared her more to her fans that hail her as the ’90s alt-queen. Especially when she revealed she thought Snapchat was a snack.

According to an interview with Variety, Stranger Things costars Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder talked about the rise of TV binge-watching and social media, specifically Ryder’s lack of Snapchat knowledge. Brown revealed that Ryder had no idea what the social channel was and that she thought Snapchat was a brand of chips. As in the snack food. Which, to be fair, in a perfect world Snapchat chips would come in a new delicious flavor every day and only exist for 24 hours. Definitely on board for that type of innovative snack.

Turns out Winona Ryder was reaching back to her Heathers days and assumed the word Snapchat referred to the Snappy Snack Shack in her iconic 1988 cult comedy. Never heard of the Snappy Snack Shack? Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?


The Snappy Snack Shack featured in the movie was originally slated to be a 7-Eleven but the corporate heads at the convenience chain chickened out and the filmmakers were tasked with creating a brand new name from scratch. Along with the snappy store name, they also came up with innovative food names like the Turbo-dog and the slushie.

Sure, Winona Ryder may never be a master of Snapchat but as our goth-queen savior of snacks, let me use a Heathers quote to suggest, “Our love is God. Let’s go get a slushie.”

Are you a fan of Snapchat or snacks? I choose snacks. Let us know in the comments!

And take a trip to the Upside Down with Kyle Hill (since you’re here):

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