If you’re a fan of having a snack or two, there’s a high chance that you have tried and tested a huge number of them. But did you ever get to try these discontinued snacks before they were gone forever?
Unless you’re the kind of person that loves to snack on pieces of apple and only drinks water, there’s a high chance that you’re pretty fond of candy, chips, and drinks that turn your tongue blue. While it’s important to remember that you should never eat or drink these things in excess, there’s no doubt about the fact that they can turn your frown upside down and make your stomach pretty happy. After all, they’re pretty delicious!
There have been so many different snacks over the course of history, and some of them have really stood the test of time. Pretzels have been around since the 6th century, Oreos have been in our lives since the early 1900s, and marshmallows can be traced back to the 19th century! While we have no doubt about the fact that their popularity will continue to soar, these other snacks haven’t been quite so lucky. In fact, we want these delicious discontinued snacks to come back into our lives so we can enjoy them once more…
Nestle Wonder Ball
If you’re wondering where you’ve seen the Wonder Ball before, you’ll be happy to know that it has been in our lives for many years. In fact, this product has gone through some major rebranding over the years. The original version of this chocolatey product was released in the mid-90s as the Magic Ball, but it wasn’t long before parents were complaining about the small prizes that lived inside of the chocolate.
By 2000, the Wonder Ball was born, and the prizes were replaced with small candies that weren’t quite as hazardous. However, the product was discontinued just seven years later and replaced with another similar product when the company was bought out. Phew, what a whirlwind.
There’s nothing we love more than a two-in-one treat that not only tastes amazing, but is also pretty awesome to eat at the same time. Kids (and adults) had the chance to chomp down on Whistle Pops when they were introduced to the world in 1975, and it’s fair to say that they were at the top of their game for two whole decades.
Of course, most parents absolutely hated the things because they just wanted a bit of peace and quiet, but kids were obsessed. Despite this, they suddenly disappeared off the face of the Earth, and it seemed as though nobody was eating – or whistling – them anymore.
Yes, we’re still pretty upset that these sweet treats are no longer in our lives. Dunkaroos were first brought to our attention in 1988, and it seemed as though General Mills had got everything right with their new product. That’s because it offered customers the chance to dip delicious graham cookies in some of the tastiest rainbow icing we’ve ever tasted.
Although we definitely loved the icing more than we did the cookies, there’s no doubt about the fact that the combination made us all pretty happy. Although there has always been the demand for this product, Dunkaroos were officially discontinued in 2012.
Things just taste so much better when they are in bite-sized pieces, don’t they? This was definitely the case when Nestlé decided to introduce Butterfinger BB’s to the world in 1992. Although these little balls of chocolate and caramel were essentially the same as their candy bar but in a different shape and form, the sweet treat was incredibly popular.
Most people loved to hold the little balls in between their fingers and let their body heat melt the chocolate slightly. Why did they do this, we hear you cry? Well, because when they had finished all of the Butterfinger BB’s, they could then carry the enjoyment on while licking their fingers clean. Sadly, this snack was discontinued in 2006.
Planters Cheez Balls
If you’re familiar with the Planters brand, you’ll probably know that they are famous for being totally nutty. Yes, most people know them for selling delicious boxes of nuts, but that’s not to say that they haven’t ventured outside of this realm in the past.
During the 1980s, Planters decided to get a little cheesy with their new product and created a box of Cheez Balls that made every bite ridiculously cheesy – but in a good way. Most people made sure that they had a box of these bad boys in their pantry at home, so we’re not quite sure why Planters made the devastating decision to discontinue them in 2006.
Although it’s not technically a snack, Pepsi Blue was definitely a delicious snack that needs to make a comeback. Of course, we now live in a world where food and drink that turns your tongue blue is frowned upon, but that doesn’t shake the fact that this drink was awesome.
Pepsi Blue was brought into our lives in 2002, and Pepsi promised customers that they had the chance to taste a drink that tasted exactly like cotton candy! While that promise was a little questionable, there’s no doubt about the fact that Pepsi Blue was pretty popular. Unfortunately, the fact that this product was made with a banned substance meant that it was discontinued in 2004.
If you live in an area where Girl Scouts rally in their hundreds, then there’s a high chance that you’ve tasted some of their delicious cookies. If you were eating these cookies in the early ‘00s, then you may have had the pleasure of tasting their delicious Lemon Coolers.
Although it was a pretty simple recipe that only really featured lemon cookie dough and some powdered sugar, these sweet treats flew off the metaphorical shelves! Yet, for some reason or another, the Girl Scouts decided to rebrand in 2012 and call these cookies Savannah Smiles instead. Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, in our opinion…
During the 1980s and 1990s, it seemed as though every single kid on the block was drinking a Squeez-It. We don’t blame them, of course, This fluorescent drink was all things sugary and nice, and it was also pretty fun to twist off the cap and pretend that you were drinking an “adult” drink.
Unfortunately, it seems as though parents didn’t quite have the same opinion on the matter, and the color seemed to put most of them off. In the end, the drink was discontinued in 2001. Although it may no longer be around, we still have fond memories of this delicious drink.
Planters PB Crisps
Breakfast cereal has always been pretty popular in the world of snacks. After all, there’s nothing better than having a bit bowl of the good stuff when you’re feeling a little peckish. This is especially true if this breakfast cereal is full of sugar and chocolate.
While it may not have been the most healthy breakfast cereal in the world, there’s no doubt about the fact that P.B Crisp was extremely popular back in the ‘90s. The peanuty shells were filled with peanut butter creme and seemed to be the perfect accompaniment to the milk. However, others didn’t think so, and the cereal was discontinued in 1994.
It’s fair to say that you can get gummy candies in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and colors. However, there was something about a gummy shark that made the candy taste so much better than anything else. These fruit-flavored snacks seemed to go down extremely well with children at home, and although sharks are pretty scary, eating them certainly wasn’t.
Sadly, this just wasn’t enough for Shark Bites, as they were later discontinued. If you are missing this snack and if you really want to get your Shark Bites fix, then you can buy them in bulk online. Just remember to share them with us…
EZ Squirt Ketchup
Heinz Tomato Ketchup is one of the most famous condiments in the world, and it seems as though the product sells itself. While that may be the case, that hasn’t stopped Heinz from trying their luck and trying to make another form of tomato sauce happen.
During the early ‘00s, the brand decided to try something new and produce a tomato sauce that came in all kinds of weird and wonderful colors, such as green and purple. Although kids seemed to love it, parents weren’t too impressed, and they ultimately didn’t want to buy the product for their children. It was discontinued in 2006.
Doritos have long been known as one of the most popular brands of chips in the world. There’s something about their signature triangle shape that seems to tantalize the taste buds of countless people across the globe, and the various flavors have also got people wanting more.
However, Doritos decided to try something a little different in the mid-90s, and they opted to give their triangle chips a more 3D vibe. Doritos 3D were produced in three different flavors and seemed to be fairly popular. However, they weren’t popular enough, as they only lasted a few years before they were discontinued and never seen again.
When you look at this photograph, you probably get a ridiculous hit of nostalgia. That’s because these Swoops chips were the light of our lives back in the ‘00s, and their three-year reign just wasn’t long enough for us to enjoy them. Made by one of the most famous confectionery companies in the world, Swoops had the pleasure of having Hershey’s as their creator.
While this would normally be enough for world domination, it seems as though this wasn’t quite enough for Swoops. Most people didn’t like the fact that this product looked like Pringles but didn’t quite pack the same salty punch, so Swoops were discontinued in 2006.
Oreos will always be famous, right? These delicious cookies are truly something special, and it seems as though Post decided to try and profit from the success of these creme-filled sandwiches of scrumptiousness. Yes, they offered customers the chance to eat miniature Oreo cookies for their breakfast, and the idea wasn’t too bad.
However, without any creme and without the signature twist-it-lick-it-dunk-it action, fans weren’t too impressed. Oreo O’s managed to make their mark for around nine years before they decided to get rid of them. They have come back in limited edition releases in certain grocery stores across the world, though.
Let’s be honest; The Hershey Company is one of the biggest names in the candy bar game. Not only are they known for producing giant bars of chocolate, but they are also known for creating candy bars that you’ll want to eat again and again. Trust us on this one. In 1987, the company decided to see how a new candy bar would fare in the big, bad world, so they released their Bar None.
Chocolate-filled wafers were covered in peanuts and chocolate and wrapped in a cool wrapper, and it’s safe to say that everyone seemed to fall in love with it. However, things went downhill when Hershey’s changed the recipe and even changed the Bar None’s appearance. By the time 1997 came around, the Bar None became a distant memory.
In today’s day and age, it seems as though we are bombarded with emojis from every single angle. Yet, things were slightly different back in the day. Instead of emojis, we got to enjoy the sight and the taste of the wonderful Giggles Cookies. If you never got the chance to eat these beauties, then you certainly missed out on a treat.
These were the snacks of the ‘80s, and the shortbread biscuits perfectly complemented the vanilla and fudge cream within perfectly. They were kinda like fresh and funky Oreo cookies, but some would even say that they were better! Despite their popularity, these cookies were discontinued in the 1990s.
When it comes to soda, there’s no doubt about the fact that there are some main players in the game. Of course, Coca-Cola and Mountain Dew are two of them, and Coca-Cola didn’t like that fact back in the 1990s. In an attempt to knock Mountain Dew off the charts, this major company decided to release their own citrus soda to compete against the dewy goodness.
Although it was a great idea, in theory, it’s fair to say that they didn’t quite do the job. Surge was later discontinued in 2003, but it has since come back with a rebrand. Some people love it, but others absolutely hate it.
Mickey’s Parade Ice Pops
Most kids love the idea of having an ice pop in the summer months, which is why this business is so lucrative. You really can make any kind of ice pop, and you’re guaranteed sales. This was definitely the thought process behind Mickey’s Parade Ice Pops.
While they do sound pretty impressive, the fact of the matter was that they were just normal, everyday ice pops that were shaped into our favorite Mickey Mouse characters. Of course, that didn’t stop us from shelling out our hard-earned pocket money. Mickey’s Parade Ice Pops were round for a while before they stopped making them in the early ‘00s.
Although there are countless candies out there that feature peanut butter and chocolate as their main ingredients, we’re totally fine with it. This combination is one of the best things to come into our lives since sliced bread, and it’s fair to say that we loved PB Max when it came into our lives in 1989.
That’s because this candy bar featured a slightly different recipe, including a whole grain cookie! Despite the fact that there were countless people around the world who loved this candy bar, it seems as though it wasn’t quite enough to win over everyone. Because of this, the PB Max candy bar was discontinued in 1994. Since then, it’s been just a blip in our candy memories.
Reese’s Elvis Cups
What do Reese’s cups and Elvis have in common? They were both smooth and silky, but with a hint of sweetness that you just couldn’t get enough of. Although Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have reigned supreme in the snack world for decades, this company has often brought out limited edition snacks that have rivaled their star performer.
It’s safe to say that the Reese’s Elvis Cups definitely did that, as this delicious concoction of peanut butter and banana creme not only reminded us of the King’s favorite sandwich, but they also tantalized our tastebuds. Because these treats were only limited edition, they were only around for a year between 2007 and 2008.
Altoid Sours were a huge part of life in the early ‘00s, and that’s mainly because most people didn’t know what to make of this product. On the one hand, these mints were absolutely delicious. On the other hand, they were so sour they made your lips pucker and your eyes water.
Yet, there was something about this product that proved to be hugely popular, and it seemed as though everyone wanted to experience the taste sensation of the Altoid Sour. Even after releasing various different flavors to varying degrees of success, the company behind this product decided that it was best for them to say goodbye.
If you were alive during the 1990s, there’s a high chance that you’ve eaten a fair few packets of Lifesaver Holes over the course of your life. After all, they were pretty delicious. These candies were pretty simple in terms of their design, and their varied flavors made them a whole lot of fun for those kids who wanted to mix and match.
However, the packaging of these things didn’t go down too well with customers. To be precise, the wrong things went down instead. After numerous customers decided to eat the plastic caps that came with this packaging, the product was recalled and rebranded.
Okay, so this product may be another drink, but we wouldn’t be able to talk about discontinued snacks without talking about Sprite Remix. As you can probably tell by the name, this product was similar to the original Sprite flavor but changed slightly to add new flavors into the mix.
The first new flavor was introduced in 2002, and the Coca-Cola company thought that it would be an instant hit. While these drinks were pretty famous, they just weren’t enough to keep the whole thing going. In fact, just three years after the first remix made its way into our lives, they were discontinued.
Juice Carton Gum
There’s something about bubblegum that just makes you feel super grown-up, right? You can nonchalantly chew it for hours on end and look as though you know your stuff, and although the flavor would have been lost five minutes into your chewing antics, your street cred would have been through the roof.
In the 1980s, the world was gifted a brand new form of bubblegum by the name of Juice Carton Gum. As you can tell by the name, this gum was made from juice flavorings, and even came in a giant juice carton. Although the product was fairly successful, it didn’t take long for the product to be discontinued.
Although you can still buy these sparkling waters in bulk, you’ll be sad to know that you can’t buy these on their own in the store anymore. This will probably upset a huge number of people who lived during the ‘80s and ‘90s, as this flavored sparkling water was certainly a fan favorite.
One of the main reasons for this was because there were so many different flavors on offer, and even parents didn’t mind their kids drinking this carbonated goodness. After all, it wasn’t soda! As the ‘00s came around, the company struggled to keep up with their production numbers, and sales began to dwindle. Apparently, they’re now trying to make a comeback.
Jell-O Pudding Pops
When you were younger and the summer months came around, there was nothing better than getting an ice pop out of the freezer and cooling down in the tastiest way. In fact, you may have even had packets of these bad boys in your freezer at all times during the ‘80s and ‘90s.
That’s because these Jell-O Pudding Pops were hugely popular during their ice-cold reign, and it seemed as though people just couldn’t get enough of the Jell-O taste and the cooling sensation on their tongue. While these sweet treats were incredibly popular, they were discontinued just 14 years after they made their mark. We’re still upset about it now.
Keebler Fudge Magic Middles
Shortbread and fudge? We’ll give you some time to name a better duo. Keebler decided to grace the world with their Magic Middles product in the early ‘80s, and there’s no doubt about the fact that the product went down a storm – and so did the elves on the packaging!
The company created two different versions of these cookies, and both the fudge middles and the peanut butter middles seemed to go down well with customers. However, hearts were broken when Keebler decided to use the machine that made these cookies for another product in the early ‘90s. What kind of treachery was that?
Triple Power Push Pops
After making their mark in the late ‘80s, there’s no doubt about the fact that the Triple Power Push Pop took the world by storm. After all, who doesn’t want to suck on three different flavored lollipops at the same time? It seemed like it was the perfect snack for those who just couldn’t make up their mind, and it even gave people the chance to stash the ‘pops back in the container if they didn’t finish it in one go.
Everything was going so well for the Triple Power Push Pops, but then Topps had to go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like “I’m discontinuing you.” Although the sweet treat is no longer available in stores, you can find it online if you know where to look.
How do you like your Twinkies in the morning? Well, we used to love ours smothered in chocolate and packaged in a box that read “Hostess Chocodiles.” This popular snack first made its way into our lives in the 1980s, and it quickly became a fan favorite.
That’s because you really can’t go wrong with a Twinkie and chocolate, can you? Despite the fact that this sweet treat was ridiculously popular, Hostess decided to discontinue the product in 1999. However, public outrage worked in our favor in 2014 when the company opted to release a smaller version for us all to enjoy. Sometimes making a fuss really does work…
Peanut Butter Oompas
There’s just something about peanut butter and chocolate that really is a match made in heaven, and the Peanut Butter Oompas were the perfect example of that. We were first introduced to these little balls of heaven in 1971 when the Willy Wonka Candy Company decided to coat peanut butter and chocolate creme in a sugary casing.
Although it sadly didn’t transport those who ate this candy to his chocolate factory, it certainly gave them a taste sensation they couldn’t get enough of. We were obsessed with this candy, and there was no stopping our tears when it was discontinued in 1983. Please come back?