Top 10 Discontinued Food Items We Miss (Part 4)

Top 10 Discontinued Food Items We Miss (Part 4)


Honestly, we could talk about discontinued
food items we miss all day long. Which is why we’re making this fourth installment. Some really fantastic products have been discontinued
over the years, and in this list, we’ll be commemorating some of the ones we miss
the most. We’re sorry if this reminds you of all the
great food you’re missing out on, but this way everyone can be nostalgic together. Now, let’s get into some more discontinued
food items we miss – part 4. Colored EZ Squirt Ketchup The general response to Heinz’s attempt
at creativity wasn’t exactly overwhelmingly positive. In fact, most people were actually a little
disgusted by it. Sure, tomatoes do naturally grow in a variety
of colors other than red, including green, yellow, and even purple. However, trying to translate this diversity
in ketchup form…well it came out looking anything but natural. That wasn’t exactly a point in its favor,
since moms are generally pretty health-conscious when it comes to feeding their kids, and anything
that looks remotely artificial usually gets categorized as unhealthy. This Heinz product was targeted to kids, with
the bottles designed to ergonomically fit their small hands. Its nozzle had a finer point than the typical
ketchup bottle, making it the perfect tool for kids to draw creative designs with. EZ Squirt Ketchup came in the classic red,
as well as green, purple, blue, orange and teal. The latter three colors could be found in
their Mystery Color editions, which were sold in rainbow-print containers, and added an
element of surprise to the product. Upon its initial introduction in 2000, this
product had a lot of success. But after the novelty of it wore off, or after
parents decided they had had enough of seeing their kids top their fries with a weird purple
goop, sales started to dwindle and Colored EZ Squirt Ketchup was completely pulled from
the shelves by 2006. Planter’s Cheez Balls This one’s here to inspire hope in all of
us. Planter’s Cheez Balls were a hit in the
nineties. These puffed, powdered cheese covered balls
were addicting and delicious. Unfortunately, they were also discontinued
in the early 2000’s. However, Mr. Peanut is thrilled to announce
that, due to popular demand, Cheez Balls were brought back in 2018. It’s only a limited re-release, but beggars
can’t be choosers. They were being sold only by Walmart and Amazon,
starting on July 1, 2018. As of right now, they are no longer available
at Walmart but can still be purchased online through Amazon. We recommend getting your hands on some while
you still can, because it’s only a matter of time before they’re completely discontinued
once more. The limited-edition revival of this snack
food was an incredibly successful marketing move. Fans jumped at the opportunity to get to experience
one of their favorite snack foods again. It’s possible that other companies will
notice Planter’s success and decide to take a leaf out of their book. Which would mean very big things for all of
us who miss so many discontinued food items. All in all, we’re very happy to have been
able to get back to munching on Planter’s Cheez Balls while watching TV, and we’ll
definitely miss it once it’s gone again. Nintendo Cereal System The tail-end of the eighties graced video
game lovers everywhere with Nintendo Cereal System, a Zelda and Super Mario Bros inspired
cereal. The video game theme wasn’t even the coolest
thing about this cereal – what really made it stand out from the crowd was that each
box contained two different flavors. One, which was based off the Super Mario Bros,
had yellow, orange and green pieces, and was labeled “fruity.” The Zelda inspired cereal was pink, purple
and yellow, and was berry flavored. Each cereal was packaged in its own bag, with
one bag of each in every box. The individual pieces were shaped like characters
and items from their respective video games. Pieces of the fruity cereal were likenesses
of Mario, Koopa Troopas, Super Mushrooms, Goomba and Bowser, while the individual pieces
of the berry cereal were shaped like Link, hearts, boomerangs, shields and keys. Just like many other cereals of this era,
prizes were hidden at the bottom of the box. In terms of Nintendo Cereal System, there
were twelve available collector’s cards to be found. The fact that this cereal was on the market
for less than two years makes any remaining boxes pretty valuable. In 2010, an unopened box was sold on eBay
for about 200$. That’s a pretty impressive price, considering
that it’s, you know, cereal. Ghostbusters Marshmallows This wouldn’t be a list of discontinued
food we miss without at least one item of Ghostbusters marketing. They really went all out when it came to promoting
the movie franchise, and were particularly inspired when it came to edible advertising. Since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is such
an iconic character from the Ghostbusters movies, it was only a matter of time before
they came out with Ghostbusters Marshmallows. These bags of marshmallows contain white marshmallows
shaped like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, as well as green marshmallows, shaped like
the famous Ghostbusters ghost, Slimer. Not going to lie, the green marshmallows make
for pretty strange looking s’mores. Although that does make them a great Halloween
treat, so these were the perfect marshmallows for fall bonfires. If you wanted to get creative, you could also
use these marshmallows to make green Rice Krispies squares. They might not look all that appetizing, but
they were perfect for themed parties. These marshmallows were released in 2016,
in celebration of the Ghostbusters reboot that was hitting theatres that year. While no statement from Campfire, the company
that produces them, can be found stating that the product has been discontinued, we can’t
seem to find this food item anywhere either. Most online stores have it listed as out of
stock or unavailable, and it doesn’t appear on the Campfire website anymore. All signs seem to point to discontinuation. Trix Yogurt Yoplait’s Trix Yogurt was especially popular
among children, probably due to its bright colors and high sugar content. The product’s aesthetics were enhanced by
the fact that the yogurt in each cup came in two different colors. Each color took up half of the container,
and typically corresponded to the flavor of the yogurt. For example, Watermelon Burst yogurt was half
pink and half green. You had the choice of mixing them together,
which had the potential to result in a slightly unappealing color, or to carefully eat one
color at a time. This yogurt was actually inspired by the Trix
cereal, which was first introduced in 1954, and made up of a bunch of colorful fruit-flavored
bits. There’s been a lot of controversy in regards
to the shapes of the individual pieces of Trix cereal, and it’s really best not to
get into it. But back to the yogurt. Trix Yogurt is a mystery of sorts. Today, most people who were once fans of this
product will claim that it’s been discontinued, and that they can’t find it in stores anywhere. A few of these people have gone right to the
source, messaging Yoplait on social media to ask about the fate of this once-famous
yogurt. Yoplait consistently answers that it’s still
being produced. It’s all very confusing. All we know is that it’s been a hot minute
since we last saw Trix in the dairy aisle. Scooby-Doo Baked Graham Cracker Sticks Scooby-Doo was first introduced in 1969 in
the classic Saturday morning cartoon, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Since then, he has been the protagonist of
several other TV shows and movies, both animated and live action. While animation styles and character designs
have changed throughout the years, one thing that remains constant in every iteration of
Scooby-Doo is the Great Dane’s love of Scooby Snacks. These dog treats were so recognizable, it
was only a matter of time before they were brought to life. While Scooby Snacks that are actually dog
treats, like the ones in the show, have been produced, it didn’t stop there. Human-friendly Scooby Snacks were introduced
by Keebler and were essentially cookies shaped like dog bones, with the word “Scooby”
carved into them. The Baked Graham Cracker Sticks came in flavors
like cinnamon and honey, and it was always exciting for kids to find a package in their
lunchbox. They get bonus points for being inspired by
such an iconic and beloved cartoon character, but they also tasted pretty great too. These Scooby Snacks-inspired cookies can still
be found on Amazon, but they’re listed as “Discontinued by Manufacturer”, so grab
them while you still can. Who knows when they’ll disappear for good. 3rd Degree Burn Scorchin’ Habanero Doritos The Degree Burn brand was a limited-edition
release of three new Doritos flavors. They were 1st Degree Burn Blazin’ Jalapeño,
2nd Degree Burn Fiery Buffalo, and, our personal favorite, 3rd Degree Burn Scorchin’ Habanero. As the name suggests, these Doritos packed
quite a punch in terms of heat, with the spice levels getting progressively higher from one
flavor to the next. They were actually released alongside Pepsi’s
Cease Fire Max Citrus Freeze, with the logic being that the drink would cool you off after
eating such spicy chips. 3rd Degree Burn Scorchin’ Habanero Doritos
were bright red, which was fitting, considering just how hot they were. It was the kind of heat that slowly builds
up, which makes these chips particularly dangerous. If you quickly ate a bunch of chips, right
off the bat it seemed like everything was peachy, but a few seconds later you were hit
with the full force of the spice. These Doritos were really tasty, and actually
turned out to be pretty popular. Unfortunately, they were only ever meant to
be limited-edition, and so, like all good things, their production inevitably came to
an end. Hopefully Doritos brings them back one day,
because we have yet to find another Doritos flavor that can rival these in heat. Waffle Crisp Cereal There was French Toast Crunch Cereal, so of
course there had to be a Waffle Crisp Cereal too. The waffle-shaped pieces with a maple syrup
flavored glaze first hit shelves in 1996 and cemented their position as one of Post’s
best breakfast cereals. If you’re not a fan of maple, this cereal
probably wouldn’t have been the one for you. Waffle Crisp is known for both tasting and
smelling strongly of maple syrup. Seriously, all you had to do was open the
box, and your kitchen smelled like a sugar shack for days. This made them a favorite among anyone who
loved maple syrup but was definitely a turn-off for anyone who wasn’t as much of a fan. After a few years of getting increasingly
more difficult to find, this cereal was officially discontinued in 2018. This was heartbreaking for a lot of people,
as many considered it to be one of their all-time favorites. You can’t help but compare Waffle Crisp
to French Toast Crunch, and opinions on the two can be quite polarizing. For Waffle Crisp fans, it’s a bit insulting
that French Toast Crunch was revived after a period of discontinuation, but maybe instead
of being bitter, we can look at it as a sign that there’s still hope that Waffle Crisp
Cereal might one day make a comeback of its own. Oreo Cakesters Oreo Cakesters were one of the many, many
variations of the original Oreo cookie, but they still managed to stand out from the crowd. They followed the same sandwich-style recipe,
with a layer of cream between two cookies, but they differed in that they were softer
and, as the name implies, more cake-like. Oreo Cakesters were still bite-size, making
them the perfect after school snack or small dessert. They were available in all the classic Oreo
flavors, including the traditional chocolate cookie with vanilla filling, Golden, Double
Stuffed, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate. These mini-cakes were released in 2007, but
only lasted a few years before being discontinued. This left a lot of people very upset, and
to this day, fans of the Cakesters are messaging Oreo on Facebook, asking for the product to
be brought back. Nothing has come from it so far, but it shows
just how missed Oreo Cakesters truly are. Luckily, there are still hundreds of available
Oreo products to choose from, so you don’t have to go completely without. However, this particular Oreo product was
just different enough from the original cookie to make things interesting, while still maintaining
everything we know and love about Oreos, so we really do miss them. Squeezit Squeezit, a fruit-flavored juice, has popped
in and out of production many times since its first release in the eighties. It appeared in stores for the last time in
2012. The juice was packaged in plastic bottles
and its “thing” was that, in order to drink the juice, you had to squeeze the bottle. Hence the name. The different flavors had cutesy names like
Grumpy Grape, Chucklin’ Cherry, Berry B. Wild and Silly Billy Strawberry, which from
an adult perspective are decently cringe-worthy, but, hey, the kids liked them. After a successful run in the eighties, Squeezit
entered the nineties with plans to shake things up. They started off by releasing mystery flavors,
similar to what Heinz did with their EZ Squirt Ketchup, except, instead of being sold in
rainbow-patterned containers, mystery flavor Squeezits were packaged in black bottles. They also collaborated with LifeSavers, which
lead to the production of a handful of new flavors, based off of the candy. At the tail-end of the nineties, sales started
to dwindle, and the drink was discontinued (for the first time) in 2001. It made a brief reappearance from 2006 to
2007, then again from 2011 to 2012, but they haven’t been seen since. Since everyone’s trying to move away from
straws these days, maybe we can bring these back in order to encourage the younger generation
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98 comments

  1. I miss Planet point frm off th Lays chips bags nd Kool-Aid packets…. Whr u collect points nd send thm in th get prizes…

  2. My school has trix yogurt but they don’t have the multicolored ones anymore. Edit: I remember that one of the yogurts made a orange color

  3. I find cheese balls at every Fred Myers

    Also cheese balls are literally just Cheetos puffs but in ball form.

  4. Trix yogurt and scooby snacks aren't discounted. I get Trix yogurt at school. And I've seen scooby snacks at Walmart recently

  5. With trix yogurt our school had the pink and purple, pink and blue, pink and orange colors. I’d always mix them together and the color was good

  6. I used to have the Scooby snacks for snack on 3rd grade. I liked them but they progressively stopped speaking to my tastes and now I'm not the biggest fan.

  7. I hate that they discontinued Tom's salsa and cheese corn chips not many people know about this product and Almond Supreme popcorn a popular product

  8. You can find the cheese curls
    And cheese balls ( sometimes)
    At mijer I tried them a month ago and I think their overrated :V

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