Which Discontinued Foods Do You Miss Most?

The food business is a merciless mistress, leaving countless brands dead at her feet, some before they ever had the chance to find a foothold in the market. But as long as there are those of us who remember these deceased foodstuffs, they will always live on… even if we can’t eat them.

Over at Confections of a Dangerous Mind, there’s a pretty good round-up of childhood food faves, from Choco’Lite to Fortune Bubble Gum to Marathon Bars, that have all passed on into the ether — some for the better.

But then it got me thinking about things like Tangy Taffy, Gatorade Gum, Yummy Mummy, Reggie Bars (even though I hate the Yankees) and Pudding Pops, all of which I — or at least my inner 11-year-old — greatly miss.

Wow… now I want a Zima. Oh wait, no I don’t.

Anyway, surely some of your favorite foods and brands have vanished from grocery store shelves over the years. Please join us in this walk down memory lane.

Choco’Lite, Marathon & Other Sweets That Are No More [Confections of a Dangerous Mind]


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  1. evilrobot says:

    Space Food Sticks.

    Tastes like 1974.

    • Hypercube says:

      I loved those things…although in retrospect, they were bizarre.

    • Angus99 says:

      I just had a massive flashback to eleven years old again. I went through the common wants-to-be-an-astronaut phase then, and ate a bunch of these. Can still taste that papery, plasticy flavor.

    • Anonymously says:

      http://www.spacefoodsticks.com/ Looks like they are making a comeback?

    • Clyde Barrow says:

      LOL,,,I completely forgot about those and I loved them. I could eat a whole box while watching Saturday morning cartoons.

    • Event_Horizon says:

      FTW ! Actually the chocolate powerbars have a similar flavor.

    • haggis for the soul says:

      Yes! This was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the article. Space Food! In several flavors, like Chocolate, Not-Quite-As-Chocolate, A-Little-Bit-More-Chocolate and This-One-Is-Kinda-Gray. I’m sure I would find these inedible today, but these were the culinary highlight of my elementary school years.

    • marillion says:

      Wow.. They certainly seem to have jumped in calorie count from the originals (which, according to the commercial, was about 44).. 200 calories and 8g of fat doth not make the 5g of protein worth it..

      However, as a nostalgic blast from my childhood past, I’m all over it!!

    • James T. Savidge says:

      The Peanut Butter LÄRABARS taste just like the old Peanut Butter Space Food Sticks to me:


  2. BigBoat2 says:

    PB Maxx. Many hours were spent in arcades munching on those perfect candy bars.

    • pileofcrapola says:

      Damn you…..

      Now I’ll never get them out of my head again for another 3 months.

      • Clyde Barrow says:

        I also forgot about Choco Lite’s. Wow, what a flash back and I really enjoyed those. I remember those new ‘lite’ candy bars and space sticks tasted funny because production techniques were new in the 70s and years away from making this stuff taste good. Just recently my gym started selling their brand of protein powder that is about the best I have ever had and I mix it with water but it took years for this to happen.

        I ordered some of the food sticks but I doubt they’ll taste funky like in the 70s which I’ll be dissappointed about because for one; I’ll remember the taste if it’s the same and two; should they taste good in the first place? I think part of the bizarreness of them was that they tasted weird but that was back in the day when nothing existed like these things.

    • Ixnayer says:

      I loved their commercials, “PB doesn’t stand for Pig Ballerinas”

  3. Keith is checking the Best Buy receipt of a breastfeeding mother (for tips!) says:

    Hydrox cookies. Oreos are a pale imitation.

    • mackjaz says:

      Try the JoJos from Trader Joe’s… delicious and you can pretend they’re good for you.

    • savvy9999 says:

      the knockoff Oreos from Newman’s Own aren’t bad either.

    • YouDidWhatNow? says:

      I had to stop eating Oreos when I found out that the white stuff is basically lard and sugar. You’re eating a sugared lard sandwich. Bleh.

      • Anonymously says:

        That’s pretty much what all cookies are: fat and sugar. Then again, there are only three categories of macronutrients (fat, carbohydrates, and protein), so you can make the same generalization about all food.

      • Clyde Barrow says:

        And your point is? My point? I. don’t. care.

        • YouDidWhatNow? says:

          I get that you don’t care.

          My point was that I can’t stomach eating a lard sandwich. The fact that it still strongly resembles lard doesn’t help…

          • Clyde Barrow says:

            Nah I didn’t mean it that way. I just meant that I don’t care about the fat cuz I love ’em too much to care.

      • Shadowman615 says:

        Since the mid nineties they’ve been made entirely from vegetable oil. No more pork lard.

    • drburk says:

      When they did a limited release of Hydrox a few years ago my Father In Law bought 1 case. For about 4 months you could get them all over town then they were gone… again.

  4. Laffy Daffy says:

    O’Grady’s Cheese Chips. The best cheesy potato chips ever made.

  5. Howie411 says:

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pies! Omg those were so good.

  6. kosmo @ The Soap Boxers says:

    Bacon flavored snack crackers. About 5 years ago, a number of brands made them. Now I can’t find them anywhere! This makes me very sad.

    • TheWraithL98 says:

      your bacon crackers reminded me. there was this bacon cheese dip kraft made as recent as like 18 months ago that was glorious. discontinued! no other brand remotely compares :(

    • jessjj347 says:

      TGI Fridays still makes them. I’ve seen them in vending machines, which I hope are not leftover old stock…

  7. KillerBee says:

    There are pudding pops in my freezer right now. They aren’t dead.

    And before you ask, no, they’re not expired. I bought them last week.

    • MonkeyMonk says:

      The problem is the pudding pops you have in your fridge are *nothing* like the unbelievably yummy pudding pops from the 80s. Somewhere along the line they changed the formula so they taste more like a chocolate popsicle and less like the chocolate-puddingey goodness they used to taste like.

      • "I Like Potatoes" says:

        I used to hate the outer coating of ice those things had, though.

        • gargunkle says:

          I had the same problem. I’d always try to skim the ice off first so I could enjoy the rest.

      • KillerBee says:

        It had been so long since I had them, I hadn’t noticed. My taste buds aren’t very well-developed either. I really don’t care. They’re still good, and my wife is still mad at me for eating them all.

      • biggeek says:

        If you freeze Jello Mousse Temptations then nuke ’em for 5 seconds…Presto! Jello Pudding Pop in a cup.

    • perfectly_cromulent says:

      i have some as well! but i do agree…while still awesome, they don’t have quite the flavor as they used to.

    • cymph says:

      KillerBee, your pudding pops may be regional, I’ve looked for them for years to no avail. Those folks over at Jello remained pretty tight lipped when I confronted them with their betrayal.

  8. DavidCopperballs says:

    1. Black Pepper Jack Doritos. I had the hardest time finding them when they came out, then once they were widely available they disappeared without warning. They suddenly reappeared last fall, then vanished just as suddenly.

    2. The McRib

  9. digital0verdose says:

    Ecto Cooler

    • Cantras says:

      Hi-C Tanger-green is the same. A friend bought some because it was cheap, and it actually rang up as ecto-cooler.

    • cozynite says:

      I make a martini that tastes almost exactly like the Ecto Cooler — which makes me happy because I loved that drink!

    • macoan says:

      Funny to mention Ecto Cooler – and Zima in the main article.

      …. I use to mix the two to make Zecto Drinks…. was about the only way I could make Zima taste good.

  10. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    Peanut Butter Ayds

    • Nick1693 says:
    • jasonq says:

      How do you get Peanut Butter AYDS? Wait…never mind. I don’t want to know.

    • ArcanaJ says:

      I remember being about 8 and eating half a box of those damn things at my sister’s apartment. I thought they were candy.

    • cybrczch says:

      For those of you born in the 80s and after, AYDS was a diet candy that looked like a little square of caramel, you ate one a little while before your meal, and you weren’t supposed to be as hungry. Popular through the 70s, unfortunately the name was too close to the name given the syndrome HIV positive people were dying of, and it disappeared.

    • haggis for the soul says:

      GetEmSteveDave, will you be my pretend internet boyfriend?

    • creative differences says:

      i used to eat the chocolate ones a tray/flat at a sitting. so much for the purported appetite suppressive qualities.

    • AllanG54 says:

      How about Chocolate Ex-lax. Not quite a food but pretty damned tasty.

  11. tedyc03 says:

    Pepsi Storm. Sierra Mist sucks.

  12. witeowl says:

    Mars bars.

  13. El-Brucio says:

    Orbitz bottled beverages. They had these little coloured gelatin(?) balls suspended in them – it was almost like drinking a lava lamp. Unfortunately I think I was the only person that liked them, and I they vanished after about a year.

    Now I get bubble tea instead. It’s good, but it’s not the same. Sigh.

    • legolex says:

      I was going to say those! I can’t believe someone put Orbitz down! Ha!

      • fatediesel says:

        I remember drinking those a couple times. I never liked the flavor but found the texture and look intriguing.

    • ludwigk says:

      gah, orbitz was like drinking corn syrup with gelatin balls in it. that stuff was undrinkable, even for the teenager incarnation of myself who was always jonesing for a sugar high.

    • Gamethyme says:

      Orbitz gave us the excellent catchphrase, “Shut up and chew your drink, Eric.”

    • friendlynerd says:

      Oh those were so gross!!

    • raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

      I loved those. We only ever found them at like two gas stations when I was a teen, and then they were gone.

    • perfectly_cromulent says:

      i loved these too!

    • reddbettie says:

      My parents kept one in the fridge for YEARS to see what would happen to it.

      The balls fell to the bottom.


      • Kimaroo - 100% Pure Natural Kitteh says:

        I had one for years, and the only thing that happened was the clear liquid part had a yellowish tinge when I finally threw it away.. I kept it for probably 15 years. I dunno.. I had a bottle with red and white ball thingies in it.. they never sank.

    • Grodoro says:

      My youth group got several cases from the manufacturer just before they stopped selling them, and we all got a few bottles to take home. I still have my last bottle sitting in my pantry. And yes, the globs are still floating.

  14. marthax says:

    From my workmate–Campbell’s Cream of Shirmp soup. For me, Back to Nature Protein Crunch cereal.

    • Bob Lu says:

      I believe I bought several cans of Campbell’s Cream of Shrimp soup about a month ago. Actually I think I still have on somewhere. Did they discontinue it recently?

    • womynist says:

      I just gave away some Campbell’s Cream of Shrimp Soup from the food pantry where I work. It does still exist, although maybe not in your area.

  15. TheWraithL98 says:

    doritos 3D. best snack food ever. Doritos in general are assholes. They switch up their products constantly

    • TheWraithL98 says:

      i will add to my original reply:

      Magic Middles cookies
      Kraft Bacon Cheddar Dip
      the REAL Peanut Butter Twix (good call catskyfire)

      to extend this question though….the same is true of restaurants that closed

    • relzlob says:

      I completely agree. I curse Doritos every trip down the snack aisle. They take away 3D, their best ever product, and give us Doritos Late Night. What does Late Night have to do with Doritos?

    • scientific progress goes boink says:

      Yes please! 3Ds were the only Doritos I could eat with out wanting to puke afterward.

      I also miss the “air crisp” Cheeze Nips/ Its whatever the hell they were.

    • cymph says:

      Yeah baby! But now thanks to you I’m so snackingly unsatisfied.

  16. TuxRug says:

    I miss Surge. I don’t know why, but while it was available, it was my favorite soda.

    • Venus Blue says:

      In high school my life was fueled by Surge!

      • soldstatic says:

        I found surge at HyVee last night…

        • anonyname says:

          Where?? Surge was awesome. Vault is but a crappy imitation. Though I may be a few Coke bottlers away from you, I’ll be checking my Hy-Vee tonight!

    • fatediesel says:

      I used to drink Surge a lot because it was always incredibly cheap which appealed to my 12-year old self.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      Same here. I actually won a free Surge Alarm Clock, but never claimed it. I worked overnights at an Amoco station, and learned how to use the sodium lights to read what was on the caps.

      Vault is close, but it isn’t.

    • Gandalf the Grey says:

      Surge was the only thing that kept me awake in my first period study hall in high school.

    • SPOON - now with Forkin attitude says:

      Somehow I had a giant inflatable Surge! can that we used as a vollyball. it was pure awesome.

    • KLETCO says:

      I miss Surge, too!!!

    • Hooray4Zoidberg says:

      You’re not alone, apparently there is a large internet based user group who has been lobbying for years to bring back Surge. A friend of mine, a soda fanatic, told me about this years ago. Not sure if they’re still around though.

    • keen314 says:

      I miss Surge too. Also OK Soda. That stuff was great.

    • BCGA82 says:

      I hear something really close to Surge called Urge is still sold in Norway and can be imported

    • Cicadymn says:

      Vault is as close as we’ve come to replacing Surge.

      But you can’t get that close to it nowadays because we know how dangerous it was.

      You drink 5 cans in under an hour and you die!

      3 cans in 10 minutes and you’re like Fry after 100 cups of coffee.

  17. spmahn says:

    Mountain Dew Code Black

    • Alecto says:

      I miss that so much! It was like a liquid sweet tart

    • JBSim says:

      Diet Mountain Dew Ultraviolet. 3 month run and then nothing. One of the few diet drinks (mixed berry) outside the standard . Intense purple color with blue foam made it unique.

      • cybrczch says:

        LOL I stocked up on 12 packs of DMD Ultraviolet when they were on sale around here last summer, I finally finished my last can in June (best used date of September 09, and you could tell it was starting to taste a little off). I took it to work, and was drinking it at a meeting, three people asked me where they could buy it at, I broke their hearts when I told them it wasn’t available since last year and I was now out.

    • JSK says:

      Mountain Dew Typhoon, it hasn’t been gone more than a month or two and I already miss it. Thankfully just after it lost to Whiteout in the latest Dewmocracy I went around the area and stocked up with like 5 12 packs. Can’t seem to find it any more which is a shame as its way better than Code Red and even its nemesis Whiteout.

    • jezebelseven says:

      This was the one with the sour and non sour versions, yes? Loved that.

      Also, Pepsi Blue.

    • cash_da_pibble says:

      Oh yummy. I loved it. Miss it now too.
      if they brought it out every Halloween, that would make me SO happy.
      I also liked Live Wire.

  18. catskyfire says:

    Twix Peanut Butter. NOT the new one with the chocolate cookie that makes it taste awful. The old one. I could go through those like…um…candy.

    • MonkeyMonk says:

      This was what I was going to post too. I hate the new chocolate cookie version. I believe the original version came and went out of production a few times too before it was finally replaced by the current (bad) version.

      • DavidCopperballs says:

        Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes. This is another product that vanished, came back, then vanished again. The new ones are DISGUSTING.

  19. Derp says:

    Jello Pudding Pops are still around…

  20. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    There are so many things I liked as a kid that aren’t discountinued, but don’t seem to be popular, so they might as well be discontinued. Things like Fruit Stripes gum and the bubble tape gum that came in the little hockey puck-sized disc. That stuff was awesome. I still see it, but I haven’t had either of them since I was 12.

  21. Banned in DC says:

    Normal (not the low-fat version) Eggo Nutri-grain frozen waffles. I loved them, but they vanished about a year before the great Eggo shortage of 2009-10. I hope they come back.

  22. Erich says:

    Orbitz, the creepy-ass soda with blobs in it.
    It’s the closest we’ve gotten to Skittlebraü, the beer with candy in it.

    Mountain Dew Game Fuel (the orange/cherry flavor) and Live Wire. I spent waaaaaaaay too much money on those two sodas.


  23. Awesome McAwesomeness says:

    Donuts cereal for sure.

  24. spmahn says:

    Mountain Dew Code Black

    • scientific progress goes boink says:

      That stuff is so good! Years ago one of the local convenience marts had a stock pile left over after it briefly came back for Halloween. I bought all 20 bottles.

  25. INTPLibrarian says:

    Tangy Taffy’s still around. It’s sold under Laffy Taffy, but instead of the small Laffy Taffys, they’re the “Laffy Taffy Stretchy & Tangy” ones.

    • cymph says:

      Oh I don’t know, Laffy Taffy has a totally different consistency than Tangy Taffy, Tangy Taffy was made from plastics labeled 7 and 8, you know the plastics that we’re not supposed to drink out of?

  26. Streakist says:

    BBQ Doritos and Apple Newtons.

  27. zibby says:

    Those Duncan Hines chocolate chip cookies – the ready made ones.

    Pudding Pops, yes.


    • Ziggie says:

      I miss both the original Jello Gelatin Pops and Jello Pudding Pops… I was particularly fond of the swirl pudding pops. Popsicle bought both brands but changed the recipe & limited distribution.

  28. Awesome McAwesomeness says:

    Jello gelatin Popsicles and pudding pops, Hagen Daz Sticky Toffee Pudding ice cream, Blue Bell cookies n’ cream ice cream sandwiches.

  29. eccsame says:

    Booberry, Frankenberry, and Qwisp. Although the latter two do occasionally appear around Halloween and I used to see Qwisp at Wal*mart from time to time – I haven’t seen any of them lately.

    • Erich says:

      I have an empty box of both Frankenberry and Count Chocula in my recycle bin. The local Grocerey Outlet has (had?) them for $.99 a box. No way I could pass that up!

    • somnambulist80 says:

      Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Booberry are still on the market. Count seems to be easiest to find, but my local Target has all three on the shelf year-round.

    • CyGuy says:

      Frankenberry and Count Chocula seem to show up at ALDI’s after every Halloween, I don’t think I’ve seen Booberry there though. Amazon sells one of each in a bundle they call a “Monster Trilogy” for under $10, though it sounds like the boxes are small.

      I loved Quisp. One of my favorite marketing campaigns when I was a kid was the great customer vote to decide whether Quaker would keep Quisp or Quake. I leaned a bit towards Quisp, but was more of a King Vitaman fan. This would have been about 1974 or 75. Per Wikipedia, King Vitaman has never gone off the market.

    • Kris with a K says:

      I remember those. That reminds me… do they still have Lucky Charms? Haven’t seen that anywhere either.

  30. pantheonoutcast says:

    Swiss Cheese crackers – from the same people who make Better Cheddars. They were shaped like little slices of Swiss cheese and I loved them, in such a way that a man can love a snack cracker. Strangely enough, they stopped production on the Swiss Cheese crackers, but continue to make a chicken-flavored one. Chicken flavored crackers?

  31. oakwood396 says:

    Burger King Yumbo Sandwich (ham and melted cheese on a bun)

    • "I Like Potatoes" says:

      That kind of sounds like a “hamlette” but they put a honey butter sauce on it (for some god-awful reason).

      • "I Like Potatoes" says:

        Wait – never mind. You didn’t even mention egg. I really need to work on my reading comprehension skills.

      • BuyerOfGoods3 says:

        agree- that honey butter sauce is nasty. I never eat breakfast from them anymore…Or any fast food, now.

    • Jerem43 says:

      The Yumbo was a BK lunch item, 2 slices of ham and a slice of American cheese on a hamburger roll. They microwaved or steamed it for 20 seconds to melt the cheese to a semi liquid state.

      (In the seventies, BK didn’t have microwaves, they had jet steam tables that were used to melt the cheese on burgers.)

  32. Ahardy55 says:

    Peanut Butter Snickers. Food of the Gods. The fat, fat Gods.

  33. danielem1 says:

    M’azing bars. Damn I miss those.

    • P_Smith says:

      How about the Danish candy bars? Those were back in the day when “white chocolate” was a rarity.

  34. anime_runs_my_life says:

    Chocodiles. We can’t get them past the Rockies here, so the only way is to order them online. They’re really expensive though. http://www.freshchocodiles.com/

  35. daveinva says:

    Kayo Chocolate Drink, in the can that made it taste like metallic chocolate drink.

    • AllanG54 says:

      We had Chocolate Cow up in New York. Sort of like a competitor to Yoo Hoo. Also came in a can. Don’t know which taste was stronger, the chocolate or the tin.

  36. donkeydonkeypublicbathroom says:

    Burger King Egglets! So good!

  37. moore850 says:

    almond m&m’s are hard to get here. Also, crystal pepsi.

  38. Christopher Wilson says:

    Wavy Lays Hickory BBQ. Sooooo good.

  39. pz says:

    Duh — Crystal Pepsi.

  40. soldstatic says:

    C.W. Post Granola Cereal.

  41. bnceo says:

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pies, Oreo O’s, PB Crisp, Rice Krispie Treats Cereal. Just to name a few.

  42. troymccluresf says:

    I miss Red Ropes. And no, Super Ropes are not Red Ropes.

    • Platypi {Redacted} says:

      You got me, I guess I don’t recognize the difference between Super Ropes and Red Ropes. Maybe we only had Super Ropes in my time.

      I just bought a case of them after refusing to pay $3 for them at the ball park. Something like $15 for 30 ct, I love the damn things. So much different from Red Vines.

  43. Aeirlys says:

    I don’t know if you can discontinue a fruit, but I miss black grapes. You could find them in Southern California grocery stores in the summer when I was a kid, but I haven’t seen them in years.

    • bobosgirl says:

      we bought them last summer here in Oregon! My girls love them

    • hbkawachi says:

      I live in Japan and they have the best black grapes here. Taste like eating individual bits of 100% Welch’s grape juice!!

  44. peterabbit46 says:

    Mountain Berry Punch flavored Koolaid and Dr. Pepper bubble gum

  45. spmahn says:

    Jello Pudding Pops were reintroducted maybe7 or 8 years ago, but have since been discontinued again. Also add to the list the McRib sandwich at McDonalds.

  46. LorgSkyegon says:

    Pudding Pops, Starbucks Chantico, Orbitz soda, Dunkin Donuts strawberry creme filled

  47. sgtyukon says:

    Sara Lee frozen brownies, so yummy and gooey. And bottled Needicks orange drink.

    • whiskykitten says:

      Those brownies…… !!! How could I forget about those little trays of fudgey gooiness??

  48. thekevinmonster says:

    Captain Morgan Gold and Zima Black Cherry. Not at the same time. Captain Morgan Gold was so trashy. Plus, if you froze it, it would turn into a slush when you opened it.

    Zima XXX Black Cherry + vanilla ice cream = crazy delicious. I always thought regular Zima tasted like alcoholic Sprite. I never quite understood why it wasn’t more popular, considering how popular Smirnoff Ice and Mike’s Hard are.

    • jessjj347 says:

      Zima was popular in the 80s before Mike’s and Smirnoff were products. It was the original alcho-pop, which people added starbursts to add fruit flavor to.

  49. Schmeeky says:

    Crispy M&M’s.

    • jurisenpai says:


      The new pretzel M&Ms are pretty close to the goodness of Crispy M&Ms, thankfully.

  50. Zaphâ„¢ says:

    I miss Mars bars and a soda called Josta.

    • SugarCubesAndHandcuffs says:

      JOSTA! I was trying to remember the name of that! It was on the market for such a short time. Yummy.

  51. These Are Not My Pants says:

    Breyers Viennetta used to be a staple at my grandmother’s around the holidays.

    • Pastry Minion says:

      Viennetta came back last year as a seasonal item, so you may luck out this year again.

      • These Are Not My Pants says:

        I did see an article about that, but it looks like the formulation has changed to unfavorable reviews. I’ll probably get one anyway.

  52. antifox says:

    the hershey krackle bar( only have miniture variety pkg all i want is the big bar krackle.

  53. Nidoking says:

    I miss Pepsi Blue. I loved the taste, and I had a dream of getting a big glass jar, filling it with Pepsi Blue, dropping in some (sterilized) combs and scissors, and leaving it on my desk to drink from whenever an unsuspecting stranger walked by.

  54. Smashville says:

    Tart and Tangy Skittles, Diet Pepsi Twist, Taco Bell’s Chilito.

  55. Kitty Conner says:

    I second Gatorade Gum. Not for a hot minute do I really believe it ever rehydrated a soul, but it was delicious.

    • "I Like Potatoes" says:

      Gatorgum tasted awesome – that’s all that I cared about.

    • SisterHavana says:

      I’ll fourth Gatorgum. So, so tasty. Quench gum lemon flavor is a pretty good substitute, though. (you can get it in many sporting goods stores)

  56. Daniellethm says:

    Oh what a list, let’s see… Oreo-Os, Pepsi lime and lemon (I now just put lemon juice in my pepsi, it’s awesome) Surge, 3D Doritos, Green Ketchup (STFU it was cool ;D ). I miss Oreo-Os the most though, the awesomeness of oreo, without the overload of tasteless “cream” filling.

    • RadarOReally has got the Post-Vacation Blues says:

      Yes! Pepsi lemon. Also, when I was a very little girl, Diet Pepsi came in glass bottles, and the lid liners were lemon scented/flavored.

      Also, Monster Chomps.

  57. ElleAnn says:

    Tan M&M’s. Tastiest color ever!

  58. macdude22 says:

    PB Crisps oh God I miss PB Crisps

    • Event_Horizon says:

      I used to keep the bag of those in my car so I wouldn’t scarf them down in one sitting.

  59. Sir Winston Thriller says:

    Whip ‘n’ Chill. It was Friday night dessert for a while at our house. I recently found it again at the Vermont Country Store, but it is quite expensive–almost 20$ for a packet!

  60. justagigilo85 says:

    Twinkies+chocolate chips = LEOPARDS!!!

    I swear, I think I’m the only person who has heard of them. I used to get them at a hostess outlet near my house. I can’t even google them :(

  61. johnrhoward says:

    Sour Cream and Onion Doritos
    Ketchup flavored Pringles
    and Nabisco Bacon Crackers

    • cryptique says:

      YES to sour cream & onion Doritos. I’m surprised anyone else remembers them (it’s been about 30 years now, I think).

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  63. Smiley Massacre says:

    Ranch Fritos, and Keebler Pizzarias.

    My god, where those heaven for me!

    • Smiley Massacre says:

      Also, Dr. Pepper Gum. I believe you can still buy some off of eBay, but they are like 20 years old by now.

  64. Gamethyme says:

    I miss OK Soda. But part of that was the marketing – I still occasionally call 1-800-I FEEL OK in hopes that Coke has resurrected that campaign.

  65. FrugalFreak says:

    Real Sugar Coca-Cola and all the disappeared low carb products.

    • FrugalFreak says:

      Oh and ranch flavored David sunflower kernels(not seeds)

    • energynotsaved says:

      The local Kroger sold real sugar Pepsi last month. It tasted so different–and so much better. I rarely drink soda, but that was lovely….

  66. darksly says:

    Deep Fried Chery Pie from McDonald’s… my favorite food of all time.

    • buggurl says:

      I second that emotion! There was nothing quite like one fresh from the fryer…throw a little soft serve on it, and that was an awesome dessert. (Worked at McD’s in my teens, and we were always coming up with different ways to eat our 1/2-price meals.)

  67. Megalomania says:

    The original sour starburst, back before 2006. Those things were beyond fantastic, and then they kept “reintroducing” them with progressively worse flavors.

  68. Selbs says:

    Surge……I miss those days.

  69. Jeff says: "WTF could you have been thinking?" says:

    Don’t know who made it, but there used to be some stuff back in the ’70’s that made instant gravy and sauces. It was sold in the dairy section and came in a package of quarters, like butter. Anyway, you would cut up a quarter and add X amount of milk or water and heat and it up in a pan. It made the BEST cream sauce I can ever remember having. Even better SOS (creamed chipped beef on toast).

  70. whiskykitten says:

    Morton Honey Buns.

  71. smarmyjones goes cattywampus says:

    Planters Cheez Balls! They came in a blue can and were delicious. Ahh memories. I also miss the Individual sized Tony’s Pizzas that were bigger and had actual crust. They’re just crap now.

    • TripleTimeStep says:

      Yes, Cheez Balls! In my mind, that is how the Super Bowl tastes.

      Two of my picks come from Trader Joe’s, which is the worst at discontinuing items once you fall in love with them: piccata sauce, and mocha crunchies (a chocolate square with bits of crunchy espresso beans mixed in).

    • Smashville says:

      Random story…

      When I was about 5, I discovered that metal catched fire in the microwave while trying to cook a Planter’s Cheese Ball stuck to a Voltron sword. Sparkage ensued.

    • lilah says:

      I was going to post Planter’s Cheez Ballz! PURE HEROINATED CRACK. I miss them so much.

  72. 108socks says:

    Nestle’s White Alpine Bar…Thick white chocolate with flecks of almonds. om nom nom nom

  73. mykie says:

    Almond Delight cereal (before the “clusters”), Big Stuf Oreo (sic), Bonkers Candy, Canfield’s Diet Chocolate Soda, Crispy Critters cereal, Five Alive frozen juice concentrate, Doritos Jumpin’ Jack (No, Black Pepper Jack isn’t the same) and Salsa Rio flavors, Korn Kurls, Purplesaurus Rex Kool-Aid, 7up Gold, and as mentioned, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s pies.

    • anonyname says:

      My local WalMarts carry Five Alive in the frozen juice case.

    • FinderS says:

      Purplesaurus Rex Koolaid = Grape Koolaid + Lemonade Koolaid. If you make it in a gallon jug, you can just use the full packet of each. It’s exactly the same, I promise. Now if I could just figure out how to replicate Great Bluedinni.

  74. DerangedHermit says:

    Cape Cod Sour Cream & Chive chips. They just came out with Sour Cream & Onion, but it doesn’t compare at all.

    KFC Toasted Wraps and Twister – They just discontinued it. I just discontinued going to KFC.

    Green onions at Taco Bell – Thank you, Mexican farmers. Thank you, crappy Taco Bells in my area. Now Mexican Pizzas suck.

    • womynist says:

      I miss the green chile sauce from Taco Bell. Not only did it taste great, but the package was like 3 times as big as the packages of mild, hot and fire sauce.

      • DerangedHermit says:

        Apparently they’re debuting two new sauces in the fall at Taco Bell: one is the green chile sauce, another will be a chipotle sauce.

        Regular size though :(

    • cybrczch says:

      Second on the Twister discontinuation. The local KFC had it off the in-store menu but I could still order it because they hadn’t changed the drive-through menu yet. It’s gone now, so I’m gone too.

  75. Joewithay says:

    Sun Chips Cinnamon, I only had it once but damn was it good. Too bad they stop making them so fast.

  76. Thanatos says:

    Fruitopia – I think it was a passion fruit flavor i loved so much.

    • DowneMixedBoi says:

      oh wow, They don’t make this anymore? I use to drink these daily back in Jr high/High school (5 years ago)

  77. thatblackgirl says:

    Sour cream and onion Doritos. I swear these existed in the early 80s; I have very distinct memories of eating them on the playground during lunch. They disappeared off the face of the earth over 25 years ago, and I have been bereft ever since.

  78. EllenRose says:

    Black Jack Gum – though I can still get it at Cracker Barrel, which seems to make a habit of providing obsolete foods. They even have Zero bars.

  79. YouDidWhatNow? says:

    For the record, I believe that “choco-lite” is the same thing as a Aero bar, which while normally not sold in the US anymore can be had in Canada or the UK, and on occasion shows up in the British ethnic section of our local Cub Foods.

    • scoopie77 says:

      I might look at Cost Plus World Market for this. They have a lot of British chocolate. The Penguin Bars are divine!

    • Kebyar says:

      I seem to remember Choco-Lite as having more of a robust texture than the Aero….same basic principle, but almost like an Aero crossed with a Crunch bar.

  80. balthisar says:

    Non-enhanced chicken and pork. I guess if I had a local butcher instead of the mega marts, I might still be able to get the stuff that’s not augmented. I prefer to use my own marinading methods, thankyouverymuch.

    I really, really miss apple-flavored Slice. Heck, I’m not even sure they make any type of Slice these days. The apple soda-pop from the Mexican ethnic stores are pretty okay, though.

  81. Gtmac says:

    Frusen Gladje Ice Cream – Strawberry in particular.

  82. sponica says:

    I don’t know what it was called…or if it was real or imaginary, but I swear when I was a kid, there was an oatmeal product with dinosaur eggs in it….and one with teddy bears. i’m sure it tastes horrible….

    • 108socks says:

      They still have this–it’s “Dinosaur Oatmeal” and it comes in a box with 10 packets. You cook it and stir, and the “eggs” hatch. Think it’s made by Quaker Oats

    • marthax says:

      The teddy bear one was called Undercover Bears. I remember the commercial.

      • sponica says:

        so these are not hallucinations! I did remember them! Not sure if I miss them…but I was beginning to think I was crazy.

  83. chazcarr says:

    Taco Bell Spicy Chicken Burrito. Miss it so much.

  84. kathygnome says:

    Blackstone Potato Chips. It was a local RI Central/Southern Mass brand and had the most wonderful slightly burned thin potato ships and glorious fluorescent cheese corn.

    A year ago it would have been taco flavored Doritos, but these seem to have returned. Apparently not quite the same flavor mix, but close enough for me.

  85. Letsgohokies says:

    Pepperidge Farm Croissant Crust Pizzas

    • namcam says:

      those things were the best. lived on them in the late 80’s!

    • MaliBoo Radley says:

      Dear god yes! The Stouffer’s french bread pizzas don’t lay a patch on the Croissant crust pizzas. Sigh. I wish it was 1987 again …

  86. Princess Sparkle Pony says:

    Honey-Roasted peanut butter! How I miss you!

    • anonyname says:

      Skippy still makes it – I had it in my PB+J a few minutes ago. It’s only in one of the 4 grocery chains where I live. If your stores don’t have it, they can probably special order it. They still have both creamy (ick) and crunchy (yum!).

  87. logicalnoise says:

    Keebler’s Magic middles cookies. Best damn packaged cookies ever and they just up and stopped making both teh full sizer and mini ones. Chocolate hip cookies with chocolate frosting centers.

  88. LD says:

    My uncle did the commercial art for the Funny Face drinks.

  89. MonkeyMonk says:

    Can you still get Nutter Butter Wafers? I used to love those but I haven’t seen them for sale in a good 4-5 years. Could be a regional thing.

    • Letsgohokies says:

      I made a peanut butter pie with crushed Nutter Butters as the crust this past weekend. They are still around in NC at least.

  90. spinceoli says:

    Dark meat chicken mcnuggets.

    • Mike says:

      I agree. What is the deal with all this white meat stuff? Some of us actually prefer dark meat believe it or not.

  91. 4Real says:

    Jello Pudding Pops. I hear you can only get them at a few stores now. :-(

  92. HoJu says:

    “OJ’s, OJ’s- Call em out!”

  93. Sunflower1970 says:

    Seen a couple of people say the McRib. It’s not discontinued, but just comes out every once in a while for a limited time. I wish it was on their menu full time, though. Extra onion, pickle and sauce. Yummmm

    • spmahn says:

      The McRib only reappears regionally. They haven’t been available in the Northeast in close to 20 years.

  94. mamacat49 says:

    Coke Black. I think I was the only one that loved it.

  95. HoJu says:

    Oh, and Andy Capp’s Pub Fries. Not Cheddar Fries. Pub Fries. Pretty much cheddar fries sans cheddar.

  96. banndndc says:

    original flavor Grape gatorade (still sold in other countries) not the crappy super sweet fierce version.

    both flavors of grape hi-chew (though they are supposedly coming back).

    grape vitamin water.

    why oh why do companies keep discontinuing grape. it’s almost as if there is a single marketing survey being peddled around that says people dont like it.

  97. dulcinea47 says:

    S’mores crunch cereal.

  98. Little Miss Moneybags says:

    Carnation breakfast bars
    Mint Sprite (I’m actually not sure that ever made it into the US, but I got it in Canada once upon a time)
    Tan M&Ms!
    Worthington Bolon-o (fake bologne!)
    Full size Krackle bars

    • supergaijin74 says:

      YES! carnation breakfast bars!
      my mom used to buy these for my brother who ran cross country…i would break into the box and eat all of them.

  99. Xeos says:

    OK Soda, a few test markets got it from 1993-1995. It was amazing, almost fruity herbal cola flavored. It had an AMAZING ad campaign.


    • mykie says:

      OH MAN I can’t believe I forgot about OK Soda…

      I always thought it tasted like carbonated lemon Nestea, but better somehow.

      I was a frequent caller of the 1-800-I-FEEL-OK hotline, too.

    • TornadoRex says:

      This! On the bottom of the can they always had a code that you could enter when you called 1-800-I-FEEL-OK. Endless hours drinking the stuff just to call and see what they said

  100. LeahReindeer says:

    Lean Cuisine’s Fish Florentine, food of the gods.

  101. cdmoney says:

    Tiny Tarts

    • harryhoody says:

      The stackable ones I hope. Once they gave them a candy coating, there were already dead to me.

  102. Snoofin says:

    O’boisies chips, Pizzarias chips Nerds cereal, and Mc Rib are the ones I want back. Also Kaboom Cereal

    • MattO says:

      holy crap…someone else who remembers those chips….they were so good.

      • RyGuy1152 says:

        I bought O’Boises chips at the Dollar Tree 2 months ago, went back last week to get more and couldn’t find them at any of the Dollar Trees in town. Maaaan were they good.

    • supergaijin74 says:

      My husband, during college, split a box of nerds cereal with an also-hungover friend.

      Let’s just say that the dye used in the cereal transfers to body waste.

  103. emt888 says:

    Planters Cheese Balls and Cheese Curls…the ones that came in the blue can. How I miss them so…

  104. bigdirty says:

    In the Pepsi Category – Crystal Pepsi and Pepsi Kona
    Other Beverages – RC Edge Power Cola
    Snack Food – ‘Tato Skins

    • Robofish says:

      I think Tato skins are kinda still around but as the Friday’s Potato skins. They have them in our vending machine at work.

  105. NightSteel says:

    Golden oldie: Mr. Phipps.
    Recently discontinued: Jones Green Apple Soda in cans.

  106. MattO says:

    I remember O’Boises potato chips – i used to really like those….

    also, i sadly really miss the OLD school Chex Mix – before they put those demented looking dried up bread things in them, and more freakin pretzels than anything else….i want to say it had peanuts in it….but i also remember my mom making it at home, and it was MUCH better – the peanuts are a must have.

  107. DavidCopperballs says:

    Crispy M&Ms. I loved those. They have them in Europe, I think, because I had a layover and got a bag at CDG. They were gone before we were over the Atlantic.

    • yevarechecha says:

      This! I’ve found where I can order them online from Germany, but who knows what state they might be in at that point.

  108. VOIDMunashii says:

    Too many to list, but here’s a few:
    1. Bar None (best chocolate bar ever)
    2. Coke Fusion
    3. Wasabi Funyuns (So good!)
    5. Edge2O

  109. kimdog says:

    From the 80’s: Rocky Road Cereal. Vanilla Puffs, Chocolate Puffs, and chocolate covered marshmallow rolled in bits of nuts. Totally a candy bar in a bowl!

  110. Robofish says:

    crystal pepsi!!!! Bring it back!

  111. weblamer says:

    drumsticks crackers.

  112. 108socks says:

    Do they still make French Fry Potato Sticks (in a can?)

  113. Skyhawk says:

    Nabisco Ideal Bars and Dunkin’ Donuts Sourdough bagels

  114. indeeme says:

    Sunshine’s Lemon Cooler cookies.

    • brinks says:

      Oh man…you just brought back some memories with that one! I remember getting so excited when my mom bought those. I really want some now!

    • qwill says:

      Just the thought of these makes me drool… SavMart has a version of these and they are good but nothing compared to the original.

  115. rockotodd says:

    Planters Cheeseballs…all others are pail in comparison

  116. elganador says:

    Eagle Hawaiian Kettle Chips

  117. AstroWorn2010 says:

    Holiday Spice Pepsi, it tastes like Christmas.

  118. friendlynerd says:

    I used to love something called Gelooze. It was slender coke-shaped bottles full of jello that you would squeeze out into your mouth. Very normal ingredient, very abnormal delivery method.

    I also remember Burple that came in those funny bottles that expanded like an accordion. I loved the bottles but the drink tasted like hell.

  119. rawrali says:


    I found some at Target back in 2004 or 2005, but haven’t seen them again in stores since.

    • rawrali says:

      Also, Snapple Tru Root Beer. It was clear root beer and my FAVORITE. Apparently others thought it was terrible. I’d like to try it now just to see how my tastes have changed.

  120. "I Like Potatoes" says:

    When I was about 6, I stole a bite size Choco’Lite from a bag in the supermarket. I was so guilty afterwards that I told my mom. She didn’t punish me – she just lectured me. That was the first and last time I ever stole anything from a store. I really loved those wierd, airy little chocolate bars.

  121. schmendrick12 says:

    A recent discontinuation: Berries ‘n’ Cream Dr Pepper

    And the original Crystal Pepsi formula (not the revamped one they came out with a few years ago).

  122. Kodai says:

    The malted milk bar and the 7up bar.

  123. erciesielski says:
  124. sourgirl says:

    Keebler Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies.

  125. opticnrv says:

    ‘Tuna Twist’ allowed me to make my very own lunch like a grown up at the tender age of 5. It was a mix of spices you added to tuna and mayo to make a really good tasting tuna salad.

  126. TaraMisu says:

    Lays Dill Pickle flavored potato chips. These were around a few years ago and mysteriously disappeared….. maybe I was the only person that liked them?

  127. thepassenger says:

    Chex had a graham-cracker flavored cereal for a while in the 90s, came in a red box. It was my favorite cereal at the time, then it disappeared.

  128. stillkarenann says:

    giggle noodle – twice or more a week until it was discontinued a few years back.

  129. raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

    I miss clove chewing gum. Like so many of my long-lost favorites, it was a rare find at certain gas stations, which vanished one day without a trace. :(

    Also there’s a particular brand of ramen bowls that had chicken and abalone flavor. It was probably the best thing ever.

    • JamieSueAustin says:

      They still sell it at Jungle Jims in Cincinnati, so it’s still out there. You might want to try a specialty candy shop.

  130. dunkinbean says:

    Cheetos Paws. They had a particular grease and crunch property that made them totally unique and far better tasting from the rest of the cheetos lineup.

    Additionally, dnL and Red Fusion.

  131. skylar.sutton says:

    Apple Fig Newtons FTW!

    (FYI – There is a company selling a halfway decent knock-off which I have found randomly at IGA grocery stores)

  132. fordprefect says:

    Jolt. Esp. the black cherry flavor—like Dr. Pepper on a meth binge.

  133. anonyname says:

    Buc-Wheats cereal rocked!! I’d buy that by the case. King Vitaman was good, too, back when it was sweet. I was able to find a less-sweet version occasionally until a few years ago, but it just wasn’t the same.

  134. fordprefect says:

    Jolt. Esp. the black cherry flavor—like Dr. Pepper on a meth binge.

  135. Nighthawke says:

    Cheez Waffies. I miss those. The crunchiness of the waffle was something to behold. They really didn’t stock those very well, maybe one or two bags on the shelf. Of course, I’d snap up both of them and stockpile one while the other was devoured with gusto.
    Still available on Amazon… Whee!

    http://www.taquitos.net/ A snack food registry of sorts.

  136. Donathius says:

    I miss sugar. HFCS just isn’t the same.

  137. SixOfOne says:

    Chili Cheese flavored pringles. Man, those were the best, and nothing else even comes close :(

  138. Emperor Norton I says:

    To find a Reggie Bar, just buy an O’ Henry bar.
    They are the same thing but the Reggie was round!

  139. MovingTarget says:

    Arby Q’s and Edy’s Ice Cream made an flavor called Hot Chili Chilly (I think?) at one time that had chocolate and hot pepper swirls thru vanilla ice cream.

  140. Clyde Barrow says:

    Do any of you remember “clove” and “black jack” gum? I have two packets of them sitting in front me. It’s not bad tasting, but not as good as I remember when I was a kid.

    • HogwartsProfessor says:

      Yes, and the Teaberry.

      • HogwartsProfessor says:

        Oops, somehow my comments got mixed up. The potato chip post wasn’t supposed to be a reply.

    • HogwartsProfessor says:

      This was regional mostly, but Kitty Clover potato chips were the BEST potato chips ever made. They had a black and green bag with a big green clover logo that had a smiling kitteh face in the middle. I LOVED those. They made them in Kansas City and I ate the crap out of them. I was desolate when they went out of business.

      When I die, I want Elvis to be waiting for me at the entrance to the afterlife, holding out a bag of those chips. That would be so freaking cool. So the first thing I do in Heaven is meet the King and eat Kitty Clover chips.

  141. MaliBoo Radley says:

    Tater Skins chips. I think they might have been made by Keebler. I’ve been told that TGI Fridays sells a similar chip, but I have a hard time believing they’re as good.

    Nothing tastes as good as childhood.

  142. smashedpotats says:

    1. Pudding Roll-Ups
    2. Garfield Fruit Snacks

  143. missmicrophone says:

    Jello Pudding pops are still alive and well.

  144. seeker1321 says:

    Wonka’s Tart n’ Tinys, not the newer candy coated ones, or the chewy ones. The original ones, little pellets of chalky goodness. Those would always be my treat when ever we went to the drug store as a child.

  145. jdmba says:

    Not a food, but I miss Febreeze laundry additive. Worked WONDERS.

  146. dru_zod says:

    I miss Surge. That was the most perfect citrus soda I have ever tasted. Vault is the closest replacement I can find, but it doesn’t come quite close enough to Surge’s dark green citrusy goodness.

  147. Maniacmous says:

    Velamints….man I miss those, they were the smoothest mints on Earth.

  148. Wraith says:

    Starburst Sour

    Not Starburst Sour GummiBursts, Sour Jellybeans, or Sour/Sweet. But regular Starburst Sour fruit chews. From what I can tell, they were only sold in the early-mid 2000s.

  149. MaxPower says:

    Crispy M&M’s

  150. gretch9er says:

    Kellogg’s Bigg Mixx cereal and a S’more cookie (I forget what it was called) that you could microwave for a toasty tasty treat. :)

  151. JamieSueAustin says:

    Healthy Choice Steamer, Salmon in Dill sauce. I can’t find it anywhere so I’m sure they don’t sell it any more. It was my favorite microwave dinner.

  152. Pepper says:

    Sqeeze-its and Cap’n Crunch’s OOops All Berries!

    • anonyname says:

      Oops All Berries seems to pop up from time to time – don’t know if it’s seasonal (not that it seems to have a logical season) or just random.

  153. annecat says:

    KFC Chicken Littles!

  154. demona667 says:

    1. Wonka – DinaSour Eggs
    2. Carnation Instant Breakfast Bars – Chocolate Crunch
    3. Kettle Chips – Yogurt & Dill

  155. Preyfar says:

    I’ve read through this entire thread, and I feel just that much fatter for having made it through the entire thing. All I can say is I now have a violent craving for a McRib washed down with Surge, followed up by Hydrox… and nothing shall ever be able to quench that hunger.

    If I had to add any one food? Doritos Monterey Jack. Food of the gods.

  156. annecat says:

    KFC Chicken Littles!

  157. brojimh says:

    Apple Capri Sun
    Apple Sass (apple drink from the early 80’s)

  158. philside92 says:

    sharkleberry fin kool-aid.

  159. womynist says:

    For 1 year I purchased the Berry Fruits Crisps made by Flat Earth (Owned by Frito-Lay?) on a weekly basis and they were awesome! They were like chips but made of fruit and covered in a bit of sugary goodness. All of a sudden, I can’t find them anywhere! I’ve searched the interwebs and found nothing except a 2006 press release, touting them as a wonderful new snack.

    Are they being sold ANYWHERE? I feel like I can’t buy snacks anymore, because all I really want are the fruit crisps.

  160. LadyTL says:

    Gatorade Lemon Ice, the original formulations of sour candy, the sour twizzler bits, CryBaby gum

  161. yospiff says:

    Snapple Cherry Lemonade

  162. yospiff says:

    Snapple Cherry Lemonade

  163. yospiff says:

    Snapple Cherry Lemonade

  164. Dragon Tiger says:

    Go Ahead bars, and the original version of Whatchamacallit. Oh, and Wacky Packages.

  165. dg says:

    Bubs Daddy gum – they were 2′ long sticks of cylindrical gum (1/4″ diameter) – got em for $0.05 each… I remember when they went up to $0.10 one day and local kids held a protest in front of the Rexall Drugs that sold em…

    Down the street we used to go to Smitty D’Nut Candy Shop – Clark Street in Chicago… TONS of stuff…

  166. sew12 says:

    The Sidekick bar.

  167. ZakiSea horse says:

    Koogle… chocolate flavored peanut butter… from the 70’s. Nutella is the closest thing to it you can find these days but it’s been so long ago I can’t really remember how close it is or isn’t.

    • buggurl says:

      Yay!…someone else who remembers Koogle. I kept thinking I was the only one. The Chocolate-Peanut Butter was the best.

  168. Starfury says:

    McCormick Mexican Seasoning.

    I used this to cook all the time and it’s been discontinued. Can’t find it anywhere and there isn’t a replacement for it.

  169. Big Mama Pain says:

    I miss Humpty Dumpty Sour Cream and Clam potato chips. I know it sounds nasty, but they were really really good! (and you never had to share because people were too afraid to even try one)

  170. sugarplum says:

    Carnation Instant Breakfast Bars. These were delicious…a little chewy, somewhat chalky. Yummie breakfast goodness.

  171. Battlehork says:

    WWF Ice Cream Bars. These do seem to make a comeback every now and again though.

  172. LogicalOne says:

    Jello’s “Whip And Chill”

    Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips

    Jack In The Box (left the midwest area)

  173. cryptique says:

    — Sour cream & onion Doritos (happy to see a couple of other mentions here!)
    — Taco Bell chili cheese burritos
    — Wendy’s “super bar” (their salad bar … I also miss their taco salad)
    — Diet Cherry 7Up (original formula … the new one is nowhere near as good)
    — Burger Chef (R.I.P.)
    — Rax milkshakes (I know Rax still exists, barely, but nowhere around here)
    — Marathon candy bars

    I’ll have to keep thinking … there are dozens more that aren’t coming to mind just now.

  174. Jim Fletcher says:

    MicroMagic Microwave Milkshakes.

    • Kebyar says:

      I’m positive you can still get something MicroMagic, perhaps “MicroMagic-esque”…..I know my local Kroger stocks a store brand microwave milkshake, though I cannot attest to its quality (or lack thereof).

  175. ellemdee says:

    Ranch Fritos – I could only find them in tiny, tiny bags in vending nachines, but they were so good.

    Taco Doritos – It was as if Cool Ranch Doritos & Cheese Doritos had a tasty baby & they named it “Taco”. I remember the last time I had these, that’s how much I liked them. I tried the “Late Night Taco” Doritos, thinking maybe they just repackaged them, but the Late Night ones were really nasty. They smelled and tasted like ground beef. Yuk.

    • cybrczch says:

      I still see the regular Taco Doritos (not the Late Night ones) sold around the here (central Great Plains)

  176. milty456 says:

    KEEBLER CRUNCH TWISTS…plz bring them back keebler..let me relive some of my childhood…

  177. phalvorson says:

    I miss two caffeine-free soda competitors from the early 1980’s…Pepsi Free and Like cola.

  178. eltonwheelock says:

    Hi-C Ecto-Cooler (the one with Slimer on the package).

  179. Clyde Barrow says:

    Remember Freshen Up Gum Spearmint? Here is the link if you want some:


  180. Dhornet7 says:

    I miss Fuze’s Orange Blossom White Tea. It was delicious and refreshing.

  181. bcsus83 says:

    Darigold Super Pops…both cherry/pineapple and lemon lime. *sigh*

  182. Dilbitz says:

    Strawberry shortcake Cereal, Bazooka gum in a “toothpaste” tube, pizza flavored chips, pop Quiz popcorn, Surge….I could go on.

  183. HootieMac says:

    Planters Cheese Balls. I loved those bright orange, crunchy bastards.

    Also Nabisco Bacon Crackers. Put a little cheese spead on there and I was in heaven.

    • jenjenjen says:

      YES! Cheez balls! The Giant Costco tub-o-cheese-balls is good, but not the same at all.

  184. MPHinPgh says:

    They’re technically not food, but they did come with a stick of gum (I think), so…

    Wacky Packages. Ya know…the stickers of everyday houshold “stuff”, but the name and package graphics were…massaged…a bit.

    Those stickers covered every inch of my (and a lot of my friends’) three-ring binder back in fourth grade. Wow…that was a long time ago 0_o

  185. cybrczch says:

    Two things from my youth that really stand out:

    1) For our birthday, we were allowed to pick out the kind of birthday cake (from a box) that Mom would make for us. My favorite was the Raspberry Swirl Angel Food cake (not sure if Duncan Hines or Pillsbury or Betty Crocker) and I was crushed the year Mom said the stores no longer carried it.

    2) Christmas night hayrides through town in the late 70s/early 80s, and the bottles of Boone’s Farm Tickle Pink we were all drinking from. Apparently it’s been retired.

  186. pantherx says:

    Bubble Yum Bubblegum Soda. Yes it was nasty, but it was fun on a dare.

    Also Ecto Cooler.

    I also miss getting gum with cheap cardboard baseball cards for less than a buck.

  187. buggurl says:

    Unfrosted Cherry Pop-Tarts. I hate all flavors of the frosted kind because the frosting is just too sweet, and now it seems you can only get unfrosted Strawberry. Every once in a blue moon, I can find unfrosted Blueberry. Also miss the unfrosted Chocolate and Brown Sugar Cinnamon, but not as much as I miss the Cherry.

    • Graner316 says:

      Taco Bell Chicken and Steak Fajitas. A part of my soul was ripped away in 1998 when they discontinued them.

  188. KyBash says:

    Fizzies, especially Root Beer Fizzies. (The youngsters here won’t remember them — Fizzies were a tablet you dropped into a glass of water and it made a bubbly version of Kool-Aid, but the flavors were much better and if you started drinking before it completely dissolved, it got stronger and the last sip was a real jolt.)

    Walnettos. (Individually wrapped nut-flavored caramels that came in the neatest little tray.)

  189. psm321 says:

    Baked tostitos (not the scoops)

  190. PAConsumerist says:

    1) Powerhouse candy bar (from Peter Paul, the guys that brough you Mounds and Almond Joy)
    2) Milkshake candy bar (sooo malty!)
    3) My best friend from college still pines for Cherry Lime Rickey Snapple (made in the early-mid 90s).

    I was going to put the ZERO candy bar on the list, but I bought one a month ago at a drug store; really thought they were no longer made.

  191. Egregious Philbin says:

    Rondo soda! Taco flavored Doritos. 1-2-3, Feeling Free soda, Ginseng Rush soda.

    Chocolites were wonderful and I have a very very old memory of eating the starchy UFO saucers, never did ever find those again.

  192. reznicek111 says:

    The two I miss most are:

    1) Bird’s Eye Thick N’ Frosty chocolate shake mix, sold for only a few years in the early ’70s. It was sold in plastic tubs in the frozen foods section, and had that wild artificial reddish color so many chocolate-flavored products had back then. You would prepare it by mixing a few big spoonfuls into a glass of milk, and stirring quickly. The end result was an odd cross between instant pudding and a milkshake, but my 5-year-old palate thought it was the Best. Treat . Ever.

    2) Libby’s Fruit Float, another “lost 1970’s” instant dessert. Sold in tin cans in a few basic flavors (strawberry, peach, or blueberry, I think), it was a flavored, clear modified food starch pudding base with fruit pieces. You would mix the contents of the can with an equal amount of milk, stir, then chill a few hours until thick. The strawberry flavor was my favorite.

  193. elysse says:

    Butter Brickle ice cream. I only found one source recently, and it’s in Delaware. :-(

  194. MaelstromRider says:

    Stouffer’s Noodles Romanoff frozen dinner. MMMMMMMMMM

  195. elysse says:

    Oh! and Jones’ Whoop Ass energy drink. Oh, the jokes I made.

  196. christianmarie says:

    chocolate bonkers!

  197. MwMike says:

    PDQ , the powder/chips to make chocolate milk. Bosco was better, and was gone for a while but they’re doing a retro thing with it now.
    Quisp and Quake cereal.

  198. Good Cop Baby Cop says:

    Fruit Brute, Wendy’s pitas especially the Chicken Caesar, Taco Bell chilito/chili-cheese burrito, General Mills French Toast Crunch…

  199. Zyada says:

    Apple newtons (the original ones)

  200. Wysguy says:

    Marshmallow Fluff. Fluffernutters, to be exact. Can’t use other brands, the plasticy flavor just isnt the same

  201. brinks says:

    Wrigley’s Big League Chew.

    I had no idea at the time, but it was shredded pieces of gum that, apparently, you could pretend was chewing tobacco, just like the baseball players had! It’s amazing that it’s no longer around.

  202. redspeed says:

    I miss Burger Kings chicken baguette sandwiches I think from around 2003. It had roasted peppers and onions and bbq sauce and it was so good. Why did they have to get rid of it???

  203. bhr says:

    I can’t remember the name of the things, but planters sold these peanut butter stuffed wafer things in the shape of a peanut. God those things were great.

  204. TasteyCat says:

    Twizzlers Twerpz.

  205. JulesNoctambule says:

    Loma Linda Choplets and FriChik! The website indicates they’re still being made, but I can’t find any of their products anywhere near me, even at the Mystery Kroger of Awesome Discontinued Things.

    Also, too many things from Trader Joe’s to name, but especially their inexpensive chocolate pudding that was velvety and tasty and I swear was Kozy Shack in TJ’s packaging, and their HFCS-free Texas Toast. My barbecue sandwiches aren’t the same without it!

  206. akbibliophile says:

    I third Orbitz and second dark meat chicken nuggets.

    I also miss Bacon, Cheese, & Potato Burritos from Taco Bell, Kinder Eggs (sadly they are now illegal in the US), and McDonald’s French Fries back when the frying medium included beef fat.

    • Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

      MickeyD’s still fries those fries in good ol’ lard in Canada. All yummy up here. Sucks to be American sometimes — our soft drinks are still sweetened with sugar, not HFCS. And our beer’s still stronger, albeit not by much anymore.

  207. Yume Ryuu says:

    I loved 1 cent sour candy… gone are the days of those…

  208. htowninsomniac says:

    Yes Torty.

  209. Jedana says:

    New here! /waves hi

    My list:
    Pop Shoppe pop. I loved that stuff when I was a kid! Maybe because I was allowed to walk to the gas station to get some after school, all by my lonesome!
    Storm. My husband would die if they brought that back!
    The old Pudding Pops. the new ones just don’t taste the same.

    I’m sure I’ll think of more later…

  210. xredgambit says:

    pudding pops are alive and well. I see them all the time at kroger.

  211. Ayumi~n says:

    Wait, pudding pops don’t exist anymore?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    But I want some more of those darn Keebler Pizzaria chips. Those TGIFriday’s Pizza Chips come close, but it’s still not the light and airy-ness of those chips I rarely had ‘cos my family was poor and by the time I got my own money, they were long gone from shops…

    I also miss Sprite Remix Tropical… No one else liked it, but I did.

  212. SugarCubesAndHandcuffs says:

    French Toast Crunch
    Berries ‘n’ Cream Dr Pepper
    Apple Fig Newtons

    • Kebyar says:

      French Toast Crunch, moved and seconded!

      Related, Waffelos, which were my “two bowls before watching ‘Thundarr the Barbarian’ and ‘Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends’ before six hours of kung-fu and Godzilla films” starter of choice.

  213. Kebyar says:

    Holy crap, I loved me some Choco-Lite (and PB Maxx, thanks BigBoat) when I was a kid. Also Peanut Butter Boppers (PB covered in chocolate, some sort of Rice Krispie coating and occasionally more chocolate chips, for you young’uns). And Sunshine Golden Fruit Raisin Biscuits!

  214. noinamg says:

    my favorite juice drinks when i was younger wan from the Mauna Loa drinks. i think it was coke who bought them out and dismantled the line, i actually contacted them a while back on the whim that i could somehow get the recipe but was of course denied.

  215. Wei says:

    Full sized cadbury cream eggs

  216. andrewe says:

    I miss Cuban Lunch candy bars and Maple Buds chocolates.

  217. GTB says:

    JOSTA. Please for the love of god somebody bring back Josta.

  218. badb! says:

    I really liked Astro Pops. They were dangerous. If you bit too hard into one, it could pull you damn tooth right out.

  219. biggeek says:

    Baked Bugles. They were a lot lighter and less greasy than regular Bugles.

    Unfortunately, they came out at the same time as every other fried snack chip came out with a baked version and it just got lost in the shuffle.

  220. [This_is_a_username] says:

    SW Graham cereal — think Frosted Mini Wheats but instead of wheat, addictive graham crackers with various flavored frostings — most addictive cereal EVER!!!
    (PLEASE let me know if it still exists somewhere)

    Tart & Tangy Skittles
    Cookies & Cream Twix
    Barbeque Beef Pizza Hut Pizza
    Sobe Drive
    New York Seltzer (Raspberry)

  221. sayahh says:

    Bar None.

  222. sayahh says:

    Bar None.

  223. Neomang says:

    I miss the hell out of Koala Yummies (Koala’s March in some places). Those things were amazing and world market used to carry them around here, but they recently ran into some FDA issue and are nowhere to be found. My canadian friend occasionally sends me some, but they go so quickly…

    Also, Surge was way better than Mountain Dew or any energy drink. I want another run of it.

  224. Event_Horizon says:

    PB Crisps
    Burger Chef hamburgers and funmeals
    The flavored milk duds – cherry, grape, banana (1970s)
    Taco Bell Steak fajitas with grilled onions (initial test recipe?)
    Burger King’s original french fries (before 1999)
    McDonalds deep fried pies (The taco bell empanada is similar)
    Sunnyside Beverage (s.b. Indiana) Grape Soda
    Mountain Dew with sugar in glass bottles

    I can still find Zagnut and Zero bars but its usually a long search…

  225. clos3000 says:


    I liked it better than bacon.

  226. dwb says:

    1-2-3 Jello.

  227. clarkbarr says:

    1) Bonomo Turkish Taffy–especially after you froze it, then pulled the chilled bar out and smacked it on the table!

    2) Kellogg’s Danish Go Rounds–tasted a lot better than Pop Tarts

    3) Quaker’s Quake cereal–Loved it so much, I would eat half a box for breakfast

    4) Keebler Penguins, Fudge Town, Coconut Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Fudge cookies.

    5) Bosco syrup, heck even Cocoa Marsh mixed in a cold glass of milk

    6) Campbell’s frozen Lobster Langostino Bisque frozen soup

    7) Nabisco Bacon Thins, especially after you smeared some Skippy with Smoky Crisps on them for double bacon flavor

    8) Ralston–especially on a cold winter morning

    9) Lipton’s Tomato Vegetable soup with the round noodles, it smelled sooooo goood when it was boiling up

    10) Heinz Great American Soups, because you just opened the can and heated them without adding any water.

    11) Mrs. Paul’s Deviled crabs, back when they had real crab meat

    12) Durkee’s sauce, spread it on bread with some cold cuts, mmmmmmmmmm

    13) Original Swanson frozen Fried Chicken dinners in the metal trays, and their 3 course Turkey Dinners

    14) La Choy mini egg rolls

    15) Tom Tucker Mint Ginger Ale (A western Pennsylvania thing…)

    I got to stop…

  228. bobosgirl says:

    Oh, if we’re going to lists alcohols, I miss “Mad Jack”- I hate Jaegermeister,it just doesn’t taste the same and Mad Jack made the best little drink, called a Jellybean. When you froze it, it turned dark purple and was sooooo smooth. We hoarded it when the liquor store owner near us told us they were discontinuing it- he said the reason was that the drawing on the front of the bottle was a spoof on Jack the Ripper, and people complained! BOOOO!!! Funniest MJ memory: going out with my future hubby and friend, Frank, who had one too many Jellybeans and woke up the next morning with a violent hangover saying “purple is evil, purple is evil!”

  229. Vroom_Socko says:

    Hellmann’s Garlic Mayonnaise-this was back in…’86?
    They also had cucumber and mustard flavour.

  230. supergeorgina says:

    Crispy M&Ms! So much better than this pretzel nonsense.

  231. Tank Fuzzbutt says:

    Flaky fix. ( flakey fix?)

  232. mszabo says:

    Pepperidge Farm – Irish Oatmeal Cookies. Ate these like crazy growing up and they all of a sudden dissapeared around 1990. Even went to a Pepperidge Farm outlet and asked the manager they said they had been discontinued but was surprised because there were a decent seller.

  233. Splendid says:

    Hershey’s Tastations (chocolate hard candies).

    when i realized they’d become scarce (about 1999 or 2000 i think) i did a online search and discovered that a community of people had sough one another out to track down the last sacred bags of them across the country.

  234. charliew77 says:

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal. It was pretty much just Chex with marshmallows, but it was awesome.

  235. Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

    What I miss today which I craved growing up: Hostess Smoky Bacon potato chips. Back before Frito-Lay took the company over and made them crap. Oh, they were sooooo good. Hostess (before they became Doritos) also made the best tortilla chips. Their cheese Tostillas (if I remember it right) were beyond awesome. All that may even remotely come close these days are Zesty Cheese Doritos, which is pale by comparison. Too bad we can’t set the clock back 30 years.

  236. Dominikanfrank says:

    I’m only 22, so I don’t know most of this stuff, but I loved Rice Krispies Treats Cereal… and it no longer exists :(

  237. Marsupial says:

    Snapple sodas. We used to get them at Costco (or maybe Price/Costco, so that tells you the year) by the case, 6 of four different flavors: Cream Soda, Clear Root Beer, Cherry-Lime Rickey, and… one other that was our least favorite. No iced teas — just sodas. Then, Snapple was sold (I think that was the sale to Quaker?), and they were gone.

  238. Elsewhere says:

    Mickey’s Banana Flip. But I think that will only make sense to someone who grew up Michigan during the late ’50’s and early ’60’s.

  239. JANSCHOLL says:

    There are probably lots of items I miss but somehow found a substitute for over the years, but one item is so unique. The 7 Up candy bar. It had seven distinctive flavors in a row, covered in chocolate. I am not a candy or sweet person but if I ever could have one of these again, I would so happy. To anyone one who doesn’t know, it is not related to 7 Up pop and none of the flavors are even remotely close to that pop flavor.

  240. jenjenjen says:

    King Vitaman cereal. Closest thing out now is Capn Crunch, but it is NOT THE SAME.

    • Red Cat Linux says:

      You can still get King Vitamin here! I’m in the Mid-Atlantic. Out of sheer nostalgia, I bought a box a few years back.

      …It didn’t taste the same to me. Not sure why.

  241. LADude says:

    7-UP Gold. Would love to see it come back for a visit….

  242. ellemdee says:

    Morningstar Farms Veggie Dogs. So good…

  243. LastError says:

    Pepsi Light -it was diet Pepsi with lemon basically. It was really, really good. And apparently a flop.

    Carnation Breakfast Squares -kind of a fudge-like thing that was very dry and chocolatey and actually pretty awful. This was back in the mid 70s when they hadn’t come up with all the tricks to make stuff chewy and covered in granola and supposedly healthy. No. This was a square of breakfast, and dammit, you were gonna eat it even if you thought it was like eating a brick. I miss it.

    Speaking of 70s….

    Figurines! Kind of like a diet cookie stick thing. I was a kid back then so it was just a snack to me much to the dismay of my parents. Not my fault.

    I miss Gator gum too. And Green Apple koolaid (double strength and no sweetener please!), Mi Tia’s brand salsa, and lots more. I am hungry now.

  244. gargunkle says:

    S.W. Graham cereal. Also “Lego” version Life cereal. (sigh)

  245. jennyrose76 says:

    I miss Apple Cinnamon Rice Krispies-I’m a big fan of fake-apple flavors, and I love the texture of Rice Krispies, so it was a match made in heaven. And I loved the Game Fuel Mountain Dew-drank way too much of that last summer, even though it was WOW and I am a LOTRO-er :-)

  246. creative differences says:

    chocolate flavoured pop

  247. amgriffin says:

    Rondo premium citrus soda.

  248. Chairman-Meow says:

    Bonomo Turkish Taffy.

    Oh man, pop those in the freezer to get rock hard. Take out, shatter and pop those shards of goodness into your maw.

    Good times.

  249. Balentius says:

    Punks, from Wonka:
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=67174540335 Has a picture, even if I don’t use facebook…

    As well, 5 layer Nachos at Taco Bell – everything I wanted, without having to have something removed… Wonderful! (And, yes, I can add stuff to make this, but it doubles the price…)

  250. conformco says:
  251. harryhoody says:

    I miss:
    > Chef Boyardee Chicken Ravioli – it came in a blue can and was one of my favorite things on earth
    > McDonald’s McPizza – the first incarnation, it was like a Hot Pocket of cheesy, pepperoni goo
    > Strawberry Shortcake cereal – so good, actually, there were a lot of great cereals in the 80s, where are they now?

  252. WHC999 says:

    ORIGINAL Original Recipe KFC Chicken. Now-a-days you can’t tell the difference between extra crispy and original. It’s all that sortta paperbag brown crunchy stuff….yeck.

    I was in Costa Rica a couple of years ago and they still serve it there.

    Bojangles rules.

  253. PriceIsWrong says:

    Waffle-O’s. Blueberry flavor.

    I die a little inside every time I remember them, find something I hope is close enough only to be disappointed by the replacement.

  254. Miss Dev (The Beer Sherpa) says:

    OK Cola.

    Judge me if you must.

  255. nodaybuttoday says:

    flinestone push up pops

  256. supergaijin74 says:

    1. Nabisco Swiss Cheese crackers
    2. Carnation Breakfast Bars
    3. Morningstar Farms “Beef” and Cheddar Hot Pocket style sandwiches
    4. Stouffer’s Welsh Rarebit AKA black tray of molten hot cheese sauce

  257. Boo LaRue says:

    Texas Grill Fritos (though they were largely a regional product to begin with).

  258. Snaptastic says:

    Uegaki Arare (rice crackers). The lady who ran the oriental market would call me the “rice cracker girl” because of how many boxes I would put away each week. I practically ate her entire inventory of those on a regular basis.

  259. Red Cat Linux says:

    Apple Slice soda.

    Coca Cola with real sugar. MexiCoke is more like an Easter Egg hunt here. Never see it.

  260. BustedFlush says:

    Team flakes breakfast cereal.

  261. dunaja says:

    Long John Silver’s wraps. Hands down, best fast food item ever.

  262. Bullpenny says:

    Howard Johnson’s frozen macaroni and cheese. It’s just… gone. I will never get over it.

  263. Syntania says:

    I cannot for the life of me remember the name of one of my favorite discontinued foods. I want to say it was out late 70’s to mid 80’s-ish. It was formed circles of cheese sorta stuff with pizza sauce in it. It looked like a barf drink coaster. You were supposed to put it on english muffins and put it in a toaster oven, and it made a yummy english muffin pizza-type thing.

  264. HappyCustomer says:


  265. DopplerInterrogation says:

    Candy cigarettes! If you went down to 58th and Madison and talked to a guy named Pookie, he could get you candy marijuana cigarettes.

  266. gargunkle says:

    Oh, and Frosted Chex.

  267. Pylon says:

    You can still get Gatorade gum, usually in containers about the size of a Coke can. Check Dick’s or Sports Authority.

  268. TabrisLee says:

    HydrOx chocolate cookies. Fluffier and crunchier than oreos.

  269. factotum says:

    Viennetta. It had a nice mouthfeel. Crispy chocolate, smooth, wavy ice cream, so luxurious and elegant…

  270. Zibodiz says:

    Postum! It gives you that rich, full-bodied flavor, without any of the caffeine nervousness!
    I actually learned about it from listening to old Amos n’ Andy radio shows from the 40’s, but about 5 years ago I saw it in the store and tried it… it was pretty good! But in ’08 they discontinued it :-( Stupid manufacturer…

  271. halo969 says:

    McDonald’s french fries fried in beef tallow. The vegetarian fries suck now.

    Jello Pudding Pops. The ones they sell now are not the same.

    Original peanut butter Twix.

    And does anyone remember Like Cola? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like_Cola

  272. ej84 says:

    Spatini spaghetti sauce
    Callard & Bowser Toffee
    Pine Bros. cough drops