She Grabs An Item Off The Shelf. When I Realize What She's Holding I'm Totally Surprised
Shaylynn Totolo 4/25/2016
There are certain staples you remember from childhood. Toys, music and snacks to name a few. So, when one of your favorites is retired it can be heartbreaking (R.I.P. Cheez Balls).
It's a sad day when your favorite childhood snack food gets retired. Not only does it eliminate the option of actually buying and enjoying it again, it takes a small part of your childhood with it. Yep, that is how serious I am about the death of the Cheez Balls. And in case you can't relate to my childhood obsession with those sweet treats, here are a few more favorites you will never see on the grocery shelf again.
Cherry Vanilla Coke
The beverage was launched in 2006 but only lasted a year in stores.
Fiery Habanero Doritos
The spicy chips were in off the shelves by 2009.
Jello Pudding Pops
This famous popsicle was notably advertised by Bill Cosby, but got pulled from the market in the early 1990's.
Peanut Butter Oreos
Although they are still technically in production, they are limited and extremely difficult to get your hands on.
Heinz E-Z Squirt
These colorful ketchups were obviously geared towards kiddos (I don't particularly want a purple glob on my burger). They were popular from 2000-2006.
Hershey's Bar None
You haven't seen one of these yummy treats since 1993.
This clear cola was discontinued in 1993, and personally not missed.
Hi-C Fruit Snacks
No longer gracing our lunch boxes.
Making their debut in the early 2000's, they have since been taken out of production. You can now find petitions to beg for their return.
Burger King Chicken Fries
These creepy sticks have since been replaced with normal 'ol chicken strips.
Off the shelves in 2009, this flavored water was hoping to compete with Vitamin Water.
Uncle Ben's Rice Bowls
These flavored price bowls were taken out of production in 2008.
Sold in the 90's these cookie delights are still in production but about as hard to find at those peanut butter Oreos.
Flavor-Blasted Jalapeno Cheese Goldfish
The spicy little fish has since been taken off the shelves.
Ben & Jerry's Tennessee Mud
Jack Daniel's Tennesse Whiskey and Coffee was the idea behind this retired Ben & Jerry's flavor. It was removed from the lineup in 1989.
Only around for a few short years, these were retired in the early 2000's.
Lemon Ice Gatorade
Gone for over 10 years, this refreshing beverage is surely missed.
Fig Newtons are still in production, but flavors like Apple, Cherry and Grape were "let go."
This sugary (and delicious) cereal was introduced in 1997 but lost it's gusto a decade later. It's not technically eating cookies for breakfast when it's a cereal, right?
Sadly, the company has stopped making both cinnamon and spearmint flavors. Thankfully, orange flavor is still in circulation!
Another one that isn't quite retired yet, but slowed to a crawl production wise. Better stalk up if you are ever able to find it in store.
KFC Popcorn Chicken
Popcorn chicken was replaced with "Original Recipe Bites" in 2011.
These yummy snacks were made by Keebler and came in all kinds of flavors. They have since been discontinued.
Cookies 'N Cream Twix
These crispy, crunchy little bites of heaven were pulled in the early 90's along with the chocolate fudge version.
McDonald's Chicken Fajitas
Something about chicken fajitas and McDonalds just doesn't seem right. Apparently the world agreed because this item was pulled from the menu not long after introduced.
Pop Tarts Crunch
Pop Tarts introduced a cereal after it's huge sales with the breakfast pastries. Unfortunately, they had limited success.
The "Bites" line of Hersey's was discontinued in 2008, now we have to eat normal, full sized candy. How completely boring.
This interesting item had a short life span on the Burger King menu. The fries came with a packet of powered cheese to sprinkle on your fries.
That giant pizza from Pizza Hut was big in the 90's but like it's name sake, hasn't been spotted since.
Spicy Chicken Burrito
Introduced by Taco Bell, the deliciously messy burrito came with a hot sauce and has been replaced with less spicy "Chicken Burrito."
Coca-Cola With Lime
Although the Diet version still exists today, the regular version of Coke lime is a goner.
You're going to have to go over seas for these crispy morsels. They stopped production the US in 2005.
Carnation Breakfast Bars
These convenient bars were a huge success in the 1980's but have since been retired.
Snapple's Mint Iced Tea
This toothpaste flavored tea was removed from the Snapple Tea lineup in 2007. It hasn't been missed.
Introduced to compete with the long standing success of Mountain Dew, the caffeine drink lost its buzz and got discontinued in 2003 after seven years on the shelf.
Keebler Magic Middles
Vanilla shortbread with a creamy chocolate middle. Sounds like it could stand the test of time, right? Wrong, the 80's cookie has since left the building.
The "Wonder Ball" was a hollow chocolate ball with a little toy inside. The manufacturer, Nestle, stopped production in 1997 after the toy became a choking hazard.
French Toast Crunch
This General Mills cereal was cut in 2006. They famously looked like tiny little adorable pieces of toast.
Black Pepper Jack Doritos
These spicy chips stopped being made in 2008, they have been replaced by other fiery chip variations.
Planter's Cheez Balls
Although there are plenty of online petitions trying to get these back, looks like Planter's Cheez Balls are gone for good. Boo.
Altoids' Tangerine Sours
According to EBay, this pack is selling for about $100 due to the discontinuation of them in 2010.
Why eat the BB's when you can buy a whole bar of this goodness? The general population agreed and they were discontinued in 2006.
These chocolate and peanut butter candies were popular in the 70's and 80's. Since then, they have introduced a fruit candy with the same name.
McDonald's Hula Burger
This um, interesting looking "burger" was introduced in the 60's to appeal to Catholics who didn't eat meat on Fridays. What was on it you ask? Pineapple, and cheese. It was surprisingly dropped from the menu.
This deconstructed burger "kept the hot side hot, and the cool side, cool," and came with a two compartment holder. Unfortunately for the McDLT it also came with twice the styrofoam which offset the consumer.
All of these yummy snack foods really make ya wonder what will be off the shelves for good soon. Better go stalk up on Gushers while they are still gracing the grocery store!
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