Our Favorite Discontinued Foods We All Miss!

Our Favorite Discontinued Foods We All Miss!


– [Narrator] I often
think back to my childhood and wonder what happened to some of the snacks I used to enjoy. But if I get a craving
for Planter’s Cheez Balls or Clearly Canadian, I realize I just don’t see them anymore. More recent favorites
have also gone missing, so I went on the hunt to
see if I could track down some popular favorites that
mysteriously disappeared. If you don’t want to
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(jingly music) – [Narrator] Number 20:
Planters Cheez Balls. My local store has no
shortage of Cheez Balls, Cheez Puffs, and other Cheez-y snacks to turn my fingers and tongue orange. But one neon-colored treat I really miss is the Planter’s brand of Cheez Balls. Unlike other cheez
snacks, they had a light but crunchy texture and
the perfect cheesy flavor. Turns out I wasn’t the only
one who inhaled a whole can in one sitting, a petition
to bring them back had more than 800 signatures
when I last checked. Number 19: Reese’s Elvis Peanut
Butter & Banana Creme Cups. While we’re on the subject of petitions, there’s also one to bring
back the very limited edition Reese’s Elvis Peanut
Butter & Banana Creme Cups. In 2007, Reese’s released
these in honor of the king, Elvis Presley, who was said to enjoy peanut butter and banana sandwiches. A lot of fans just couldn’t
help falling in love with the flavor, and the company has said there’s “always a chance” some
of their discontinued flavors may return, not to
sender, but to the fans. Number 18: Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug. When I was a kid, I
remember the bizarre appeal of the Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug. Sure, there were lots
of brands of bubble gum, but none of the others
came in a miniature jug. The powdered gum was so much
fun to chew, and it came in fun flavors like grape,
tropical fruit, and watermelon. It’s too bad Hubba Bubba discontinued it, because I sure enjoyed
chugging that jug of gum. Number 17: Yogos. Yogos Bits are another bygone favorite that still has fans on the internet. Yogos were spherical bits that tasted a lot like fruit flavored yogurt. But they came in a box and
didn’t have to be refrigerated. Many fans still clamor
for the taste of Yogos, but at the moment they
remain off the market. Number 16: Clearly Canadian. It’s the drink everyone remembers from the ’90s, Clearly Canadian. With flavors like Wild
Cherry and Orchard Peach, it sold well for a while. But the early 2000’s
brought financial troubles for a lot of companies,
and slick competition in the beverage industry
made things worse. The line was discontinued
around the turn of the century, but in 2014 the company
started its own crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising
enough money for a reboot. Number 15: Pepsi blue. Pepsi Blue was a soda that, while tasty, suffered from poor marketing
and other controversies. The ingredient that created its color, with the very original name of Blue 1, was banned in some countries. Many questioned its safety, although the FDA approved
its use in the United States. The bigger problem was a
campaign in which Pepsi marketers posted undercover on
various online forums, claiming to enjoy the new product. Savvy consumers saw through
the ruse, and Pepsi Blue has become a code word for
sleazy marketing tactics. The whole thing left Pepsi
feeling a little blue, and they discontinued the product. Number 14: Sprite Remix. Continuing with more
soda company pitfalls, in 2003 Sprite decided
to introduce a new flavor called Sprite Remix,
adding other fruit flavors to the popular lemon-lime beverage. First came Tropical Fruit,
then there was Berryclear, followed by Aruba Jam,
a very cherry Sprite. Having so many different flavors of the different flavor of
Sprite may have confused consumers, and the whole line
was discontinued in 2005. However, the Tropical flavor was reintroduced briefly in 2015. Number 13. Oreo O’s. An indulgent breakfast
treat introduced in 1998, Oreo O’s were marketed as being so good that they caused a milk shortage. One ad featured a family
keeping a cow in their backyard so they could eat more of
the cookie-flavored cereal. The breakfast food lasted about a decade before it was discontinued
everywhere except South Korea. However, earlier this year Post announced it would be bringing Oreo O’s
back to the shelves in the US. Product revivals are often short-lived, so if you like this cereal,
you might want to stock up. Number 12. Doritos Black
Pepper Jack and Dorito’s 3D. Dorito’s is another popular
brand that saddened fans by discontinuing some of its
less-than-bestselling products. Many fondly remember the Dorito’s
Black Pepper Jack flavor, a mildly spicy, mildly cheesy chip that was discontinued in 2008. Apparently the company was
on a discontinuing kick in the mid-2000’s, when
it also gave Dorito’s 3D the boot-these small,
triangular Dorito’s snacks were the perfect blend
of crunchy and cheesy. They are still made, but only in Mexico. Many industrious online sellers
have noticed the demand, so the chips are sometimes available on sites like eBay or Amazon. Number 11. Keebler Magic Middles. Keebler’s Magic Middles cookies lived up to their name,
the middle was filled with a magical pocket of chocolate cream. Though delicious, their popularity peaked in the late ’80s, but
eventually declined enough that Keebler stopped making them. Many fans claim to have been
craving them since childhood, and there’s a Facebook page dedicated to begging the company to bring them back. Sadly, at the moment, the cookies remain with my memories of big
hair and shoulder pads. Number 10. Tic Tac Cinnamon Spice. Back in the day, everyone
wanted the cinnamon-y fresh breath of Tic Tac Cinnamon Spice. But in 2010, the Tic Tac
company de-listed the line to make way for new flavors, since the cinnamon flavor
wasn’t showing growth. Customers complained, and a
new, improved cinnamon spice Tic Tac debuted in 2012. However, it also disappeared from shelves, and isn’t currently listed under Flavors on Tic Tac’s website. I did find a few listings on resale sites, but the days of walking
into any convenience store and buying Cinnamon Spice
Tic Tacs appear to be over. Number nine: Cherry Vanilla Coke. Many fans of Cherry Coke
or Vanilla Coke, or both, enjoyed the Cherry Vanilla
Coke flavor introduced in 2006. It was launched to replace Vanilla Coke, which was briefly discontinued. However, it turned out a lot of people wanted the regular Vanilla Coke back, and sales of the Cherry
Vanilla flavor sagged. Ultimately Coke discontinued
the cherry/vanilla flavor and went back to making Vanilla Coke. It’s not as widely
available as it once was, but is still found in a lot of US markets. Number eight: Hi-C fruit snacks. Hi-C fans were devastated
when the brand’s fruit snacks, which featured each flavor
in the shape of the fruit it was based on, were discontinued. Making matters worse for
fans of the fruity brand, McDonald’s pulled the Hi-C orange fruit drink from its restaurants. Fortunately the drink is
still available in stores, but the fruit snacks
are just a sweet memory. Number seven: Butterfinger BB’s. Butterfinger BB’s became popular after they first appeared in 1992. Unlike that other chocolate
candy that brags about how it melts in your mouth
and not in your hand, BB’s were so great partly because they did melt all over your hand. They were basically tiny,
Butterfinger-flavored chocolate finger-coating
devices, and nobody minded licking the chocolate off their fingers. Sadly they were discontinued in 2006. A few years later, the company offered up Butterfinger Bites, but
they just weren’t the same. Number six: Crunch Bars. There’s another candy
bar you might be missing and not even know it. Everyone knows Crunch bars, they’re still available
most places candy is sold. But I’ve noticed that they
just don’t taste the same as the Crunch bars I enjoyed as a kid. Am I remembering them
through rose-colored glasses? Turns out, I’m not. The company crunched the numbers and changed its formula around 2008, claiming it now has a
richer chocolate flavor. However, many fans
preferred the old formula, and some think the crisped
rice has changed for the worse. Either way, that candy
bar we all enjoyed as kids is effectively gone. Number five: McDonalds Chicken Selects. Although McDonald’s is known
for its burgers and fries, the fast food giant has toyed with many different menu
offerings over the years. Their Chicken Selects were
an order we’re all sorry we can’t place at the
drive through anymore. You could order them with
five different kinds of sauces if you wanted, no, not the szechuan sauce everyone’s talking about, and they came with a side of fries. I was really loving them,
until they were discontinued. Number four: Ben and
Jerry’s Brownie Batter and Festivus flavors. Ben and Jerry’s ice cream currently offers more than 60 flavors of ice
cream, and over the years they’ve retired some that didn’t work out. Their website maintains a
virtual flavor graveyard for favorites that fans
keep begging to revisit. The Festivus flavor from
the early 2000’s is one, so named for the generic winter holiday invented on the show Seinfeld. This gingerbread flavored ice
cream did stage a comeback in 2004 and 2011, under the aliases Gingerbread Cookie and Ginger Snap. Other dearly departed favorites
include Brownie Batter, which was mysteriously retired
after an eight year run and the Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies. Apparently the anti-brownie lobby had a run at some of my favorite flavors. Number three: Skittles
Gum and Sour Skittles. The only thing better
than tasting the rainbow of Skittles was getting to chew the rainbow-flavored Skittles gum. Unfortunately, the company
ended the product’s run in 2006. Another bygone fan favorite? Sour Skittles. Originally called Tart and
Tangy, they were re-imagined as Sour Skittles, featuring
the same fruit flavors but with a mouth-puckering tang to them. Unfortunately, Sour
Skittles left a bad taste in the company’s mouth, because they discontinued
that line as well. Number two: Fanta’s Zesty Berry. The blackcurrant and lemon
flavor was discontinued in most markets in 2011, leaving
many fans thirsty for more. As it turns out, the company
has more than 90 flavors, but most are only available
in a few regional markets. Number one: Mars Delight. Mars Delight was a surprisingly well-liked lighter candy bar, designed
to be lower in calories for health-conscious consumers. Unfortunately, the Mars
company apparently decided it was a little too lightweight in sales and discontinued the product. Angry customers in the
UK started a petition for its return and got
nearly 5,000 signatures. Of course they did, because
despite being a lower-calorie treat, the Mars Delight was
really out of this world. What discontinued foods do you still miss? Let me know in the comment
section down below! Also, if you enjoyed this
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