The Grossest Snack Fails Food Companies Ever Made

Everyone loves a little snack every now and then, right? Well, we’re gonna go ahead and advise you to steer clear of these seriously gross snack fails…

Let’s be honest; there’s something so satisfying about eating a snack. Whether you’re eating this snack while hiding underneath your desk because you’re hungry and your boss doesn’t like people eating in the office or whether you’re just chowing down on something delicious on the go, there’s no doubt about the fact that snacks make the world go around. Thankfully, there are more than enough snacks to keep everyone satisfied.

However, that doesn’t mean that all of the snacks in this world are as yummy as your favorites. Companies and brands are always trying to compete with each other, and this normally results in some rather weird concoctions they hope will take the world by storm. Most of the time, this just creates another snack fail to add to the ever-growing list of snack fails…

Soda-Flavored Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts are one of the most popular snacks that the modern world has to offer, and one of the best things about these sugary treats is the fact that they can be eaten in so many different ways.

You can eat them hot, you can eat them cold, and you can even break them up and put them in your spaghetti like Buddy the Elf if you want.

As if that wasn’t enough, Pop Tarts also come in all different flavors, and while most of them have been a roaring success, others haven’t been quite as popular. This was especially true in terms of the Soda-Flavored Pop Tarts that came out in 2016. The company released Frosted A&W Root Beer and Crush Orange Soda in the hope that they would take the snack world by storm. In reality, they were actually kinda gross.

The Canned Cheeseburger

It’s no secret that the people of this world love to eat cheeseburgers. They’re yummy, they’re easy to eat, and there really isn’t anything wrong with them.

However, that didn’t stop Trekking Mahlzeiten from trying to change the cheeseburger into something that literally nobody was asking for. They created a canned cheeseburger that didn’t need to put in the refrigerator and could survive in the pantry for a whopping 12 months.

While you have to admire their decision to make such a thing and see if there was a market for it, they quickly realized that people didn’t want to eat a cheeseburger out of a can. Nevertheless, this canned cheeseburger is still available today and marketed to those who venture out into the wilderness and don’t just want to eat rice and beans.

Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug

Kids love to look cool when they’re younger, and that’s one of the main reasons why certain candy is more popular than others. No matter if they taste rather gross, a teenager will always eat this candy if it’s considered to be one of the “cool” ones.

When Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug was released a decade or so ago, it instantly became a hit with kids around the globe.

They wanted to look super cool carrying the jug around with them, and they wanted to pour the powder into the mouths like no man’s business. However, when you think about it; this snack was pretty gross. You were essentially pouring pink sand into your stomach, and it didn’t even really taste very nice. Plus, it probably wasn’t a good idea to be encouraging kids to ingest a powdery treat…

McDonald’s Hula Burger

Over the course of its impressive journey in the world of fast food, McDonald’s has attempted to bring all kinds of burgers to our attention. While many of them have been a success and still remain on their menu today, there are other burgers that proved to be a complete flop.

This was certainly the case when it came to their Hula Burger.

The company decided to try this new burger to cater for those who didn’t eat meat, especially on certain days of the week for religious reasons. They wanted to include everyone, so they replaced the meat in their cheeseburger with a slice of grilled pineapple instead. Yes, this snack really was just cheesy pineapple smashed in a bun. You probably don’t need us to tell you that this burger didn’t really catch on.

K! PizzaCone

It’s fair to say that most people like pizza, right? While we love nothing more than chowing down on a cheesy slice, this can be pretty difficult when you’re on the move.

Most people have to make sure that they are sitting down to enjoy such a delicacy, and this can take up a huge amount of time in your day. Because of this, K! PizzaCone decided to make things a little easier for those who wanted to enjoy pizza on the go.

They created their own dough cones and then filled these cones with cheese, tomato sauce, and the toppings of your choosing. They essentially made a pizza version of an ice cream cone, and it was strange. The idea is still going today, but most people would just rather stick to their pizza slice than have to deal with pizza sauce dripping down their hands on the subway.

Creamy White Finishing Sauce

While there are many foods in this world that taste delicious, there are certain other aspects that can make it seem pretty gross. Most notably, their names.

No matter how good something takes, something as simple as the name of a product can make people cringe and put customers off buying it. We have a feeling that this must have happened for this gross product.

After all, what kind of company calls their sauce a Creamy White Finishing Sauce? Have they not met the world and their need for innuendo? It seems as though they haven’t. Masterfoods probably should have thought about this one before going ahead with the packaging, because we have a feeling that they haven’t sold as many sauces as they would have liked. It’s their own fault, really. They have nobody to blame but themselves.

Crystal Pepsi

One of the defining features of Pepsi is the fact that it’s a brown soda. Sure, most people can’t tell the difference between Pepsi and Coca-Cola, but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been extremely popular over the years.

Because of this, you would have thought that Pepsi would want to keep the one thing that makes them stand out from the crowd – but they opted to try something a little different during the 1990s.

In 1990, they gaveCrystal Pepsi the chance to shine – but it didn’t exactly go very well. This new drink tasted exactly the same as their normal Pepsi, and the one difference between the two drinks was the color. Crystal Pepsi was completely clear and looked more like water than soda. It was a great novelty for some people for a while, but soon everyone made their way back to the original brown soda.

Swedish Fish Oreos

Oreos are some of the most popular cookies in the world, and it’s not hard to understand why they are so popular. After all, you can’t really go wrong with two delicious cookies sandwiching some yummy white sugar cream, can you?

Well, it seems as though you can. Over the course of history, the brains behind the Oreo brand have created new and exciting flavors that seem to have gone down a storm.

Flavors such as “Birthday Cake” and “Chocolate Brownie” have been able to rack up huge numbers of sales, but others have not been quite as successful. This was proven when Swedish Fish Oreos came into the world. While most people love Oreos and Swedish Fish separately, there was something about the two of those flavors together that just didn’t work. The red cream didn’t help, either…

Canned Whole Chicken

We have so many questions right now. If you’re wondering whether this is all just one sick joke, then we have some bad news for you. Canned Whole Chicken does exist, and you may even be able to find it in the grocery store next time you stock up.

It’s up to you to decide whether you want to embrace the canned chicken or not, but we think that you should know a few things before you do this.

One of the supposed selling points of this chicken is the fact that you get the whole bird, and that this whole bird is cooked before being preserved in the can. This means that, hypothetically, you should be able to serve it up right from the can. However, this cooked chicken is also preserved in a whole load of goo that most people just can’t get over. It’s a no from us.


If you’re the kind of person that loves bacon, there’s a high chance that you hate the process of having to make bacon. After all, you have to cook it, and you have to make sure that it’s safe to eat – and this can take a lot longer than most people would like.

While you probably wish that there was an easier way to make bacon, you may also feel a little physically sick when you read about Reddi-Bacon.

This supposedly “genius” idea was invented in 1964 when the makers of Reddi-Wip wanted their customers to be able to eat their bacon in an instant. So, they created some bacon that would cook in your toaster in just a few short moments. However, anyone who has cooked bacon will know that it leaks fat everywhere, and it did the same thing in your toaster back in the day…

Jimmy Dean Pancake & Sausage On A Stick

There are many foods in this world that come on a stick, and they have proven to be pretty popular over the years. After all, everyone loves corn dogs, people can’t get enough of lollipops and don’t even get us started on how delicious ice pops are.

Jimmy Dean decided to play on this popularity back in the day, and they decided to provide those who love pancakes and sausages with a new way of eating.

Yes, they created the Jimmy Dean Pancake & Sausage On A Stick – and it’s just as gross as it sounds. While most people have laughed in the face of this breakfast stick food, there are others who have been converted. If you’re one of those people, then we’d love to get in contact. We just want to talk and ask why?!

Fizzix Carbonated Yogurt

If you’re the kind of person that loves yogurt but don’t like the texture of the weird food that’s not quite liquid but isn’t quite solid either, then you were the exact person that one food scientist from Brigham Young University invented this food for.

The Fizzix Carbonated Yogurt sticks were made for those who didn’t like spooning yogurt into their mouths, and they were created to entice teenagers and fussy children to embrace this food.

So, they decided to add dry ice to yogurt and create these carbonated yogurt sticks instead. The end result is something that is hard and fizzy, and there’s no doubt about the fact that it’s extremely strange. They haven’t caught on just yet, but there might be a place for them in the future. You never know.

Pickled Pigs Feet

If you live in one of the Southern states of America, you’ll probably be familiar with this snack. If you’re from anywhere else in the world, you’ll probably be thinking that this is some kind of joke.

That’s because Pickled Pigs Feet sounds like the grossest thing to ever exist on this planet, but it may surprise you to know that people do actually eat these.

Back in the day, ice cream trucks would sell these out of the jar, and kids and adults alike would just chow down on these things like no man’s business. The ice cream business has since tried to steer clear of pickled claws, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get them any longer. You can buy them by the jar full, and the best – or the worst – thing is that you can see the feet right through the glass. It’s a big “nope” from us over here.

Heinz Baked Beans Pizza

Heinz is a huge name in the food world, and there’s no doubt about the fact that most people know them for their Heinz Beans and their Ketchup. What you might not have known, however, is the fact that this company decided to try out something new a few years ago.

Despite the fact that literally nobody was asking for a new product from them, they opted to create something that would divide opinions and stay in freezers across the globe until people forgot about it.

Yes, they created a Heinz Baked Beans Pizza. This was just like a regular old pizza, except for the fact that there was no pepperoni or ham on this pizza. Instead, the topping of choice for this company was a can of beans. While many were intrigued, it’s safe to say that they weren’t impressed.

Gerber Singles

If you’re single, there’s a high chance that you’re constantly going through the motions of this aspect of your life. You may find yourself flitting between happiness and sadness at the fact that you’re single, and we have a feeling that this particular product won’t help those mood swings.

That’s because Gerber Singles was essentially baby food for single adults who didn’t want to cook for one. Yes, that really was a thing.

After making baby food for many years, Gerber decided in 1974 that there was a gap in the market for baby food targeted at adults who were alone, students who couldn’t cook, and people who just couldn’t be bothered to cook. Meals were pureed into jars, and they were then put on the shelves for customers to buy. Not surprisingly, very few people bought them.

Reese’s Trees

There are many combinations in the food world that just seem to tantalize the taste buds. Peanut butter and jelly makes the world go around, strawberries and cream put a smile on our faces, and peanut butter and chocolate make us go pretty wild.

Thankfully, Reese’s has been around for a while now, and they have been able to make all of our chocolate and peanut butter dreams come true.

They have created various different products to showcase these flavors, and many of them have become extremely popular. However, there are others who have struggled a little bit. During the holiday seasons, Reeses try to make their Reese’s Trees happen. While we know they’re supposed to look like trees, they instead look like something you’d find on the ground in a dog park.

Heinz EZ Squirt

We’ve all heard the expression, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” right? Well, that certainly should have been repeated numerous times by the people at Heinz before they decided to make this product.

Perhaps they wouldn’t have decided to do such a silly thing if they gave themselves just a moment to realize that they already had one of the most popular condiments on their hands.

Heinz Ketchup is used by millions of people across the globe on a daily basis, but it seems as though the people behind this brand wanted to try something new in the early ‘00s. That’s because they decided to try and improve their condiments by changing the color of it. Heinz EZ Squirt was born, and this came in both purple and blue colors. Why? We have no idea.

Cheetos Lip Balm

Okay, so this actual product may not have been a snack, but it was certainly made from a snack that has proved to be extremely popular over the years.

The company behind Cheetos has rarely had to market their product because they know that people will want to eat the cheesy goodness without the extra push.

However, that didn’t stop them from trying to add a little something new to their arsenal and adding new products to their repertoire. That’s why they decided to create their Cheetos Lip Balm. They wanted Cheetos fans to take the taste and the smell of their chips around with them for the whole day, and it’s fair to say that everyone could see this for themselves. That’s because anyone who used this product was left with cheesy lips that had a slight orange tinge to them.

WOW Chips

It’s no secret that the world is pretty unhealthy, and some of the biggest brands in the world have often tried to bring in low-fat substitutes for their most popular products to try and combat this.

That’s exactly what Lay’s did when they decided to release their WOW Potato Chips. The idea behind this product featured a fat substitute that would cut back on the number of calories and the fat content of each bag of chips – and to be fair, that did happen.

However, what most customers didn’t realize was that this substitute wasn’t kind to their stomach. As the months went by, the FDA eventually had to step in and force the company to alert customers that this particular substitute could leave them feeling extremely ill, needing to use the bathroom more than normal, and feeling the pain of abdominal cramping.

Coors Water

When you get so used to seeing a brand and their logo on their products, it’s often hard for them to change things around and attempt to break another product into the business.

Coors realized this for themselves when they decided to add another string to their beer bow. Instead of just offering their customers beer, they also wanted to offer them bottled water that they could take with them anywhere.

The Rocky Mountain Spring Water instantly confused customers who believed that they were being sold beer-flavored water, and it just didn’t catch on. The main reason for this was because Coors kept the same logo and general appearance of their beer bottles for this new product, and it made things pretty awkward for customers who just wanted to drink some water.

Pea Fries

We live in a world where new food products are being released every single month, and it seems as though there has recently been an influx of chips that are made from vegetables that aren’t potatoes.

It seems as though companies are trying to make us all a little bit healthier, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, some inventions are a little strange.

However, this isn’t a new idea. These Pea Fries were released decades ago, and they were created by people who just didn’t want to eat their peas. Instead of having to eat them in their singular form, this company opted to make them into fries instead – and they were certainly different. Of course, you probably don’t need us to tell you that they weren’t that popular. Would you have given these a go if you saw them in the store?

Celery Jello

Everyone knows that there’s always room for Jello in their lives, and one of the things we love about this product is that it comes in all kinds of flavors.

Yes, you can buy Jello in strawberry flavor, chocolate flavor, coffee flavor, apple flavor, and so many more. This means that Jello can curb your cravings no matter what they are – and this is why they may have missed the mark with this one.

Celery Jello was released during the 1960s, and the company marketed the product to coincide with your salad. Yes, they really wanted you to put your tomatoes, your lettuce, and your onion inside of the celery jelly, and they thought that this was a totally rational idea. It didn’t take long for the general public to snub this product, because celery was just a little too niche for their liking.

Pepsi A.M

Are you the kind of person that struggles to get up in the morning? Well, you were the exact same person that Pepsi decided to create their Pepsi A.M for.

While this company knew that people would always drink their product during the day, they wanted to crack the early morning market, and they wanted to create a product that would rival coffee.

Because of this, their caffeinated Pepsi came into the world – and we’re still not quite sure why. The company noted that this product contained 28% more caffeine than their normal soda, but it was still 77% less than your average cup of coffee, so they weren’t quite cracking the market. Pepsi A.M made its way onto the shelves for a while, but they soon realized that their idea wasn’t going to change the world.

Sylvester Stallone Pudding

Let’s be honest; everyone knows who Sylvester Stallone is. This famous actor and action man has built up an impressive rep

However, he decided to branch out of the world of acting in the early ‘00s and create his own supplement company.

One of the products within this company was the Sylvester Stallone Pudding – and he made sure that everyone knew he was associated with it. This low-carb, high-protein pudding was supposedly extremely popular with those looking to bulk up and improve their physique, but the pudding didn’t last very long. That’s because Stallone was ultimately sued for stealing the recipe from someone else. Well, that’s pretty awkward.

The Chicken Dinner Candy Bar

Over the course of history, various foods have made their way into the realm of forgotten foods – but we’re here to bring this one back to your attention. Most of the people reading this wouldn’t have been alive in the 1920s, which means that you may not have heard of the Chicken Dinner Candy Bar.

While you may be wondering if this name was created as some sort of joke, the name actually tells you exactly what to expect from this snack.

The candy bar was created to mimic a chicken dinner, and it was even made using all of the ingredients you would find in such a thing. It was full of dried cabbage, dried peppers, and dried celery. It was used throughout the war era so that people could get a full meal without having to make their way into the kitchen to make a real chicken dinner. It’s a good idea, but no thanks.

Colgate Kitchen Entrees

When you think of Colgate, there’s a high chance that you immediately think of minty fresh teeth and toothpaste that leaves your teeth sparkling. After all, the company has been making products associated with oral hygiene since its inception.

Because of this, customers were pretty confused in 1972 when Colgate decided to try their hand at something a little different.

They released their own line of Colgate Kitchen Entrees, and their iconic red and white logo was slapped right on the front of the packaging. While the entrees could have tasted delicious, most people didn’t want to give them a go just in case they were secretly filled with toothpaste. The company soon realized their mistake, but they didn’t decide to give their new business venture another go. Thankfully, they’ve stuck to what they know.


If you’ve ever been to a different country and checked out the snacks that they have on offer, you probably would have seen that some of them are pretty bizarre.

This is especially true if you have ever visited an Asian country because they aren’t afraid to try anything. Don’t believe us? Just check out this Kanikko snack.

While you might just think that they have used a picture of an adorable crab on the packaging to try and sell the product, that picture is actually showing people what’s on the inside. That’s because Kanikko is made from tiny little crabs that you’re just supposed to eat whole. Yes, that really is just a bag of crabs, and they’re actually pretty popular. We’ll be giving this one a miss, but you can go ahead.

Mackie’s Haggis and Black Pepper Chips

There are all kinds of different foods across the globe, and while most people like to pride themselves on their ability to try new flavors and see what these products have to offer, some of them just aren’t very inviting.

If you have ever been to Scotland, you’ll know that this food can be found everywhere.

Haggis is essentially dried blood that’s mixed together with all kinds of weird meats and then stuffed inside a sheep’s stomach – so you can’t blame us for not wanting to give this one a go. However, that doesn’t mean that Scottish companies haven’t tried to make the most of the haggis in their country. These Mackie’s Haggis and Black Pepper Chips are unlike any other chips we have ever seen, and in our eyes, they look and sound pretty gross. We’re gonna pass.

McDonald’s McLobster

Although there’s no doubt about the fact that McDonald’s is one of the most famous fast food eateries in the world, this company is constantly competing with other chains and their products to be the best.

Because of this, the golden arches have tried to come up with weird and wonderful ideas that no other company has thought of before – and that’s where the McLobster came from. As you can probably tell by the name, the McLobster is a sandwich that is supposedly topped with 100% real Atlantic lobster.

This food is only available in certain locations during certain periods of the year, and it’s certainly divided opinions. There are some people who love this addition to the menu, while there are others who believe that the lobster should be put back into the Atlantic where it belongs…

New Coke

Coca-Cola is the kind of drink that can be found across the world, and everyone knows the iconic red and white packaging and the taste of the product.

You would have thought that the company behind this product didn’t need to try and earn some more money, but they defied all logic in 1985 when they tried to invite a new product into the world.

New Coke was supposedly similar to Coca-Cola but offered a “smoother, rounder yet bolder” version of the drink. No, we’re not quite sure what that means either. The rest of the world seemed to share our same sentiments, and New Coke flopped in the grocery store. Customers didn’t like the new flavor, and they certainly didn’t like the new name. Because of this, the product was taken off the shelves just three months after it came into the world.