Top 10 Discontinued Snack Foods



Top 10 Discontinued Snack Foods

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Script written by Aaron Cameron

They satisfied our cravings and then they were gone. Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Discontinued Snack Foods. For this list, we'll be focusing only on the snack foods we loved and lost and will not be including condiments or fast foods from yesteryear.

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Script written by Aaron Cameron

Top 10 Discontinued Snack Foods

They satisfied our cravings and then they were gone. Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Discontinued Snack Foods.

For this list, we’ll be focusing only on the snack foods we loved and lost and will not be including condiments or fast foods from yesteryear. We will also be ignoring products that still exist in a re-vamped or tweaked form. Breakfast cereals are okay because we’ve all munched on cereal at one time or another. Haven’t we?

#10: Mr. T Cereal

Really? We gotta? *sigh*: We pity the foo who don’t miss this cereal! Coming from a decade when seemingly everyone had his or her own cereal comes this long lost breakfast treasure. Arriving in 1984 and featuring a smiling Mr Tureaud himself on the box, Mr. T cereal was a big sweet bowl of corn and oat goodness from Quaker. Recalled by those who remember it as being basically Cap’n Crunch only ...T-ee-er, the cereal doesn’t seem that unusual when you find out that it was a tie-in to T’s then-current cartoon show - although that in itself does seem odd.

#9: Bubble Beeper

Debuting in 1992 and fading into the sunset as the cell phone overtook the real thing, Bubble Beepers were surprisingly popular and surprisingly controversial. Seen by most as a fun, novel box of chew, the gum was seen in some markets - notably Philadelphia and Baltimore - as trouble, due to real pagers’ association with drug dealers. For everyone else, however, it was over a dozen sticks of bubble blowing bliss. Costing just under a buck and like, totally ‘90s fashionable with way flashy neon colors, the Bubble Beeper also made for a hip and practical coin purse - which was like, so totally cool, man.

#8: Pepsi Blue

Now found only in some parts of Asia, and eBay, most sipped their last Pepsi Blue in 2004. Unveiled in 2002 ahead of the Vanilla Coke it was meant to compete with, Pepsi Blue drew inspiration from the successful Mountain Dew Code Red. However, it went over as well as the ill-fated Crystal Pepsi ten years prior. This berry cola mostly tasted, well, blue. Still, the flavored pop made it into “Garfield The Movie” and was even endorsed by Papa Roach, which may or may not explain its decline.

#7: Planters Cheez Balls

Said by some to be the finest of all the cheese-derived snacks, why Planters canned the Cheez Ball in 2006 we’ll never know. Maybe they wanted to focus on their nuts, maybe they just got tired of making people happy, or maybe they hated that orange stuff on their fingers. Rich, buttery, and cheesy Cheez Balls were unlike any other cheese snack on the market, then or now. To fans, even the similar offerings from Utz can’t compare, Cheezies couldn’t touch them and just forget about Cheez Doodles. Plenty of imitators remain but the original is long gone.

#6: Mickey’s Parade Ice Pops

A pristine ice carving of either Minnie, Mickey, Donald or Goofy, these ice pops were fruit-flavored ice that ruled the icebox in the 1990s. Part of the same lineup as the Mickey Mouse Bar, Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers Frozen Fudge Bar, and the Cookies ‘n Cream Sandwich, Mickey’s Parade Ice Pops died with the rest of the line in the early 2000s. Marketed by Good Humor, the icy treats came to an end when Disney revoked its licensing agreement. Although a form of the chocolate-dipped Mickey Mouse Bars is still available at Disney Parks, the Ice Pops are long, long gone.

#5: Orbitz

Remembered by those who ever drank one as pretty much revolting, Orbitz was always more fun to look at than to actually consume. Launched in 1997, this drink “with balls” featured flavors such as Pineapple Banana Cherry Coconut and Blueberry Melon Strawberry, which were as vague as they were precise. Mostly a flavoured-syrup, its piece de resistance was the floating, gelatin-like neon balls suspended with gellan gum. Fun fact: those small balls are, eerily, still floating today. Though the makeshift lava lamp was being considered for a revival in 2013, this never came to fruition, which allowed unopened bottles to still command a hefty price from collectors.

#4: Oreo O’s

Hitting the market in 1997 and dropping off of it ten years later, Oreo O’s made a big splash in cereal bowls across the globe when it was first launched. Oreo O’s did something rare for cereals: it actually tasted like what it was named after: Oreo cookies. If you tried the Extreme Creme Taste Oreo O’s, then you’d have noticed the marshmallows were not only edible but enjoyably so. These were blessed times, but then in 2007, disaster struck. Kraft Foods, holders of the Oreo brand, spun off Post Cereal, bringing an end to this breakfast masterpiece... except in South Korea. There the Dongsuh company held licences for both companies, meaning they and they alone could make Oreo O’s thereafter.

#3: Hershey’s S’mores

If you’re a S’mores lover who never seems to be near an open fire when hunger hits, you’ll understand the genius behind this chocolate bar. First appearing on candy racks in 2003, the S’mores bar had a graham cracker base, a marshmallow filling and a milk chocolate coating. The bar won fans straight away but as Hershey’s restructured its candy lineup throughout the decade and focused more on its main players, the much loved S’mores bar was lost. We’ll miss you, marshmallow-filled little buddy.

#2: Squeezit

Like juice? Sure, we all do. Like squeezing things? Who doesn’t! The combination of juice and squeezing was an act of genius as far as kids in the late 20th century were concerned. Debuting in the mid-‘80s and fading into the sunset in 2001 just as children who grew up in that period were graduating, Squeezits were the lunchbox drink of choice for millennials. Boasting flavors like Chucklin’ Cherry, Berry B. Wild, Grumpy Grape, Silly Billy Strawberry and more - all with a tear-open design - Squeezits were simpler than juice boxes and easier than eating sugar from the bowl. Win win!

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honourable mentions.
- Jell-O Pudding Bites
- Cheetos Crunchy Salsa Con Queso Cheese-Flavored Snack
- Life Savers Holes
- Jell-O 1-2-3
- Keebler Magic Middles

#1: Butterfinger BB’s

Hitting the streets in 1992 and endorsed almost immediately by one Bartholomew J. Simpson, Butterfinger BB’s were the perfect treat for those who found the full size bar just a bit too cumbersome. Tiny nuggets of Butterfinger flavor, BB’s were way ahead of their time and were sorely missed by fans when the product was discontinued in 2006. While a product called Butterfinger Bites exists today, with its different size and non-BB shape, it's just not the same - no matter what the folks at Nestle say.

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