So much of our life revolves around food. It’s one of the first things we think about when we wake up in the morning, it hits us again around midday and dinner is our most beloved meal of all, not to mention the snacks that fill in the gaps in between. But, tragically, some snacks were taken from us too soon. They went the way of all the earth…and now we’re hoping they come back…because they were delicious and we miss them! Here are 15 discontinued snacks that need to be brought back.
1. Lifesaver Holes
We have no clue why these happy little guys disappeared, but one thing begs the question…what happens to the tiny centers of Lifesaver candies?
2. Doritos 3D
These air-filled chips were simply ahead of their time. They were released in the mid-2000’s and then discontinued just a few years later– but seem to have a huge following of people who want them back.
3. Oreo O’s
This was a match made in heaven– cookies and milk! Unfortunately, Post decided to cancel this brand of cereal in 2007…everywhere except South Korea. So, if you really have a craving, you know where you need to go.
4. Nestle Wonder Ball
Kids loved these because it was a chocolate ball with a TOY inside…hello, best day of your life if you’re a kid! Nestle sold these candies to another company in 2004 and then they were discontinued. Sad day for all.
5. Hi-C Ecto Cooler
Slimer, the green ghost who appeared on the box, made his appearance as part of a promotion of “Ghost Busters,” in the late 80’s. He stayed on the box until 2001, even though the show was cancelled in 1991.
6. Planters P.B. Crisps
Apparently these little babies had a cult following until they were taken off the market by Planters in 1995. People want them back. They do look pretty yummy.
7. Planters Cheez Balls
Though other less impressive brands have tried to re-create these babies, it just hasn’t been done perfectly. We know you miss the orange dust left over on your fingers.
8. Clearly Canadian
This flavored water beverage was beloved by many– so much so that a crowdsourcing campaign is hard at work to bring this back.
9. Nabisco Swiss Cheese Crackers
These snacks were mighty popular back in the 80’s and people were very upset when they were discontinued. There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to bringing them back.
10. Shark Bites
The commercial said these were a healthy fruit snack, but it was really just sugary gummies in the shape of sharks. Still, sharks are cool and we aren’t sure why they took these away.
11. Jell-O 1-2-3
This awesome Jell-O product divided the Jell-O into three distinct layers– a creamy top, a mousse-like middle, and regular Jell-O on the bottom. It had been around since 1969 but was discontinued in 1996.
12. Keebler Magic Middles
These chocolate-filled cookie delights were taken from us all too soon. However, a Facebook page and an Amazon page are dedicated and waiting for their return.
13. McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie
Sure, Mickey D’s sells baked apple pies now….but there was such a wonderful difference in flavor and texture from the fried apple pies. You don’t know what you’re missing.
14. McDonald’s McDLT
We are still scratching our heads over this one. This genius little container helped keep the hot side hot (i.e.: the hamburger and cheese) and the cool side cool (lettuce, tomato, bun, mayo etc). You would never have a sandwich all slapped together with mushy lettuce from the hot meat or condiments melting off the sides. But, McDonald’s decided to cancel it anyway. It probably took up too much space.
15. Taco Bell’s Bellbeefer
This was Taco Bell’s version of a sloppy joe and it was delightful. However, with the new slogan to ‘think outside the bun,’ this simple sandwich totally disappeared.