The beginning of our century feels like a whole eternity away. And it kinda is, since the year 2020 has bent the time-space continuum and we’re now trapped in its never-ending limbo.

Time would pass a whole lot quicker, though, if someone would teleport some of the quirky goodness from the 2000s. From 3D Doritos to Creme Savers and Altoids Sours, these have been gone for a while now and the chances are, nobody really noticed.

It’s not that we cannot live without lime Skittles all of a sudden, but hey, it would be so much better. ‘Cause if there’s something we learn in childhood, it’s a whole bunch of the most bizarre snacks of questionable nutritional value, filled with tongue-coloring edible contents all wrapped in sturdy plastic packaging. And nobody ever dared to say it's unhealthy.

#1

Creme Savers

Creme Savers

The creme that saved all of us from nondelicious candy couldn't be saved itself. It went away within the last few years.

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Julianne Hannes
Community Member
1 month ago

It's at any Dollar Tree

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#2

Lime-Flavored Skittles

Lime-Flavored Skittles

Skittles changed their green lime flavor to apple in 2013. Up is down! Right is wrong! Nothing makes sense anymore.

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Bored Birgit
Community Member
1 month ago

Same with gummibears! Im so devastated.

Gavin Bothwell
Community Member
1 month ago

hold up, so yr saying that where ever u r, u have gummibears?!

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Geoff
Community Member
1 month ago

What a horrible betrayal. The lime were my favorite and they got passed over for that horrible apple-ish flavor.

Kisses4Katie
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah I haven't bought skittles since, used to get them about once a week. The apple throws all the other flavors off. I still get upset about this.

Lee roberts
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty sure the UK still has these.

Kayla J
Community Member
1 month ago

The worst part as someone who hates green apple was taking a chug of the Skittles bag and finding this out for the first time

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

What? I ate a green skittle yesterday. Edit..and then I read the caption

Sarah
Community Member
1 week ago

Candy would be so much better if the green candy was lime and not green apple. Green apple flavoring is disgusting!

Katherine Heasley
Community Member
1 month ago

I *hate* fake apple flavor! I wish companies wouldn't do this.

Samantha Prendergast
Community Member
1 month ago

I am still a little upset with this...

Art Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

They should be sued for false advertising for touting the current nasties as "Original Flavor." Same goes for Starburst.

kathyberthahazel
Community Member
1 month ago

Agreed. I miss the lime Starbursts in the original flavor as well.

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

Those were my favorite as a kid along with the strawberry and lemon ones.

Jasmine Donald
Community Member
1 month ago

I never knew lime-flavored Skittles existed!

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

They did when I was a kid and they were delicious!

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Kasia Grzegorczyk-Salach
Community Member
1 month ago

We still have those in Germany

kathyberthahazel
Community Member
1 month ago

THANK YOU! I've been angry about this since, and won't eat the lime ones. Worst change ever.

TabledTurnsxddd
Community Member
1 month ago

i remember when i first noticed the flavor change in green skittles lol. ¨Is this skittle rotten?¨

Alexis D.
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought you could still get lime Skittles in their tropical mix. No?

Dawn Murphy
Community Member
1 month ago

Biting into watermelon.......ugh...the disappointment was huge....

The Dave
Community Member
1 month ago

Noooo!

rgr8
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually Skittles aren't flavored. They are colored and scented.

Tim Wilson
Community Member
1 month ago

These were my absolute favorite and I was so bummed. I found some where they brought back the lime for a short time in specific markets. I bought a case of them, but sadly they don't taste good anymore since they are a couple years old now :(

Dee Mcgee
Community Member
1 month ago

Best decision ever

Ben Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Green apple > lime

Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

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I prefer the apple flavour.

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#3

Extra Thin Ice Sheets

Extra Thin Ice Sheets

Back in 2003, Extra's Thin Ice Sheets took the breath-freshening world by storm. So much so, that some newspapers actually claimed that their creation would effectually end chewing gum.

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ThatGuv
Community Member
1 month ago

Listerine Pocketpaks...

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It doesn’t come as a surprise that most millennials are notorious snackers. According to Mintel, they snack at least four times a day and sometimes, even more. I can’t refute the statement—I snacked three times already and it’s not even lunch.

But there’s something different about millennials in the way they consume one-bite goodies compared with other generations. It turns out, when snacking, the millennial generation is far more likely to focus on responsibility of self, society, and planet.

#4

Altoids Sours

Altoids Sours

Your tongue hasn't been able to get absolutely destroyed since 2010.

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Ben Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

I miss my tongue getting destroyed by these!!

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#5

Cinnamon Tic Tacs

Cinnamon Tic Tacs

If you can believe it, both Cinnamon AND Spearmint Tic Tacs have been gone since 2014.

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Bored Birgit
Community Member
1 month ago

Cinnamon is so underrated. I love it.

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#6

Reese's Bites

Reese's Bites

These chewy lil' balls of deliciousness haven't been around since 2008.

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Guinny
Community Member
1 month ago

they look like maltesers

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According to Jeff Fromm, an expert on millennials and generation Z, “When millennials snack, they are making purchase decisions based on these tenets and how brands satisfy them. Or, in some cases, don’t satisfy them.”Jeff also suggests that millennials tend to snack in the same way they live, by “binge living.”

“Millennials live on the extremes in every aspect of their lives; they will work out every day of the week only to reward themselves by hunkering down on the couch to watch 10 straight hours of Game of Thrones on a Saturday.”

Mintel's research backs up the statement since it found that healthy, energizing, and light snacks are consumed earlier in the day, whereas evening and nighttime snacks progress into indulgences. It also suggests that the millennial generation is much more into flavor adventures, always searching for new, bold, and unique products to try.

#7

Squeeze Pop

Squeeze Pop

The goopiest candy gooped no more within the last few years.

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Bonnie Jarrett
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG! These were my FAVORITE growing up! I find them every now and again :-)

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#8

Haribo Sugar-Free Gummy Bears

Haribo Sugar-Free Gummy Bears

What could be more appealing than a candy that packs in a ton of flavor while also being marketed as healthy for you? Haribo believed they found the winning combination in their sugar-free gummy bears, having replaced the sugar in the product with the artificial sweetener maltitol. It wasn't long before the public found the downside to this product—the sweetener acted as a laxative and it gave everyone who consumed the candy extreme gastrointestinal distress. Haribo quickly doubled back on its product, and despite competitors still selling gummy candies with this sweetener, Haribo has since pulled the product.

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

There's a good reason for that - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/michaelrusch/haribo-gummy-bear-reviews-on-amazon-are-the-most-insane-thin

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#9

Kudos

Kudos

The most delicious granola bar ever to granol has disappeared from shelves within the last few years.

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Stijn V.
Community Member
1 month ago

probably because just rice and chocolate doesn't count as granola

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#10

Nesquik Cereal

Nesquik Cereal

Nesquik Cereal was quikly removed from shelves in the US in 2012. You can still get it in some other countries.

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Guinny
Community Member
1 month ago

they're still in australia

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#11

Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars

Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars

Look at that thing. It's gorgeous. It also was discontinued over a decade ago.

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John Ford
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh damn these were so good!

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#12

Campino Strawberry And Cream Sweets

Campino Strawberry And Cream Sweets

These red and white boiled sweets, formed of strawberry and yoghurt stripes of candy, could be found in supermarkets for over 40 years before they were suddenly axed in the mid 2000s.

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

I remember these and they were delectable.

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#13

Mars Delight

Mars Delight

Mars Delight may have only been on the shelves for four years, but in that time the chocolate bar developed a large and devoted following. This slender version of the classic Mars bar, also featuring a wafer layer, was nowhere to be found by the end of 2008. Nine years after their discontinuation, petitions are still being signed online demanding that the bar be brought back.

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Aski Markup
Community Member
1 month ago

These and milky way crispy rolls were yummy!

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#14

Jell-O Pudding Pops

Jell-O Pudding Pops

While they debuted in the 1970s, Jell-O Pudding Pops hit peak popularity in the 1980s. A box of pudding pops came in flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and swirled. If you're really craving a pudding pop, and a Fudgesicle doesn't come close enough for you, there are pudding pop molds so you can make your own.

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Ben Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Well anything associated with Bill Cosby has kinda taken a downturn...

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#15

Crystal Pepsi

Crystal Pepsi

The transparent, caffeine-free soda U.S. had a short run in the early 1990s. It was a novelty, but it didn't taste quite like Pepsi. Saturday Night Live parodied the product in a crystal-clear gravy skit, Thrillist recounts. Because it is something that instills some serious nostalgia, Crystal Pepsi has made some limited-time comebacks in recent years.

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Hope Floats
Community Member
1 month ago

(Never touched any drugs).. But the first thought that came to mind was 'Crystal Meth'. I don't think this brand was released in the UK, but strange choice of name..

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#16

Flintstone Push-Up Pops

Flintstone Push-Up Pops

You can still get these...just without the Flintstones on your sherbet pops. Dang shame.

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 month ago

Might be because of a Trademark issue.

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#17

3D Doritos

3D Doritos

The world got a whole lot more 2D in 2005.

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

I had no idea these ever existed...were they any good?

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#18

Butterfinger Bbs

Butterfinger Bbs

Bart Simpson's favorite candy and (in my humble opinion) the perfect Butterfinger experience hasn't been around since 2006.

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Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
1 month ago

These were so good.

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#19

Slice Soda

Slice Soda

Slice as we knew it has been gone since 2009. Now it's a seltzer.

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Gwen
Community Member
1 month ago

There was also Dr. Slice that is no longer made.😢

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#20

Onion Nuggets

Onion Nuggets

Ancient relics (OK, a promotional photo on a Tumblr page) reveal that McDonald's once served Onion Nuggets in the 1970s. The nuggets look like a golden fried onion ring, but, you guessed it, in the shape of a chicken nugget.

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Sasy
Community Member
1 month ago

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?..............we get Nothing darn it!

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#21

Oreo Cakesters

Oreo Cakesters

Sweet, soft Cakesters were no more as of seven years ago.

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Guinny
Community Member
1 month ago

aah, but at least we have double stuffed, chocolate covered, etc etc etc. oreos. there is so much oreo in the world now its inescapable

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#22

Yogos

Yogos

They've been Yo-gone from shelves since the early 2010s.

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PjandBolt
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg yogos!! My brain just pulled a jimmy neutron and unlocked a hidden memory!

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#23

Squeez-Its

Squeez-Its

The juiciest juice to ever juice has been juiced out since 2001.

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Julianne Hannes
Community Member
1 month ago

The reason 10yo me got 5 cavities

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#24

Life Savers Holes

Life Savers Holes

Life Savers Holes were introduced in the '90s, and were basically Life Savers, but in a non-ring form. Life Savers Holes were plagued with problems. After being on the market for the second half of 1990, they were recalled for being choking hazards in January 1991. They re-appeared four months later with new packaging, but were eventually taken off shelves forever.

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

I loved these! Had totally forgotten about them. Thanks for the childhood flashback.

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#25

Heinz Ez Squirt

Heinz Ez Squirt

Heinz EZ Squirt was colorful ketchup in a squeeze bottle. Released in tandem with "Shrek" in 2000 with a green shade (Blastin' Green) —took the condiment market by storm, selling 25 million bottles in three years. While it was initially successful, Heinz ended up pulling the ketchup from shelves in 2006 after faltering sales, making it impossible to create ketchup-based works of art.

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Jasmine Donald
Community Member
1 month ago

This looks too weird for me...

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#26

Keebler Magic Middles

Keebler Magic Middles

One of Keebler's biggest hits of the 21st century came in the form of their Magic Middles—shortbread cookies filled with fudge or peanut butter filling that everyone couldn't get enough of. The cookies quietly disappeared from shelves with very little explanation from the Keebler offices, much to millennials' chagrin.

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Jasmine Donald
Community Member
1 month ago

Aaaaaagh! Now I want these so bad!

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#27

Pizza Spins

Pizza Spins

Do you remember these snacks? Shaped like wheels and infused with pizza flavor, they were truly in a league of their own from 1968 to 1975, when they sadly left store shelves.

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Josh Tall
Community Member
1 month ago

unless you go to Hispanic grocery store!!

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#28

Reeses Swoops

Reeses Swoops

What's better than a chip? How about a chip MADE OF CHOCOLATE. Too bad they've been gone since 2006.

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Guinny
Community Member
1 month ago

deliciouss

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#29

Pepsi Blue

Pepsi Blue

This sweet, delicious blue nectar of the Gods was ripped from our hearts and souls in 2004.

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Valentin Iulian
Community Member
1 month ago

I remember having this available in Romania for a while back in the day. It was... decent. I wouldn't mind giving it a try again, if they ever bring it back.

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#30

Nestlé Magic Balls

Nestlé Magic Balls

Hollow milk chocolate with toy figurines inside, Nestlé Magic Balls were like the Happy Meals of the candy world. But, in 1997, they were discontinued over concerns that hiding toys inside chocolate could pose a choking hazard. The candy made a comeback as the Nestlé Wonder Ball, this time with candy filling the chocolate sphere. Those, too, were eventually discontinued.

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Geoff
Community Member
1 month ago

I can already see the problem. How do you market something with the words "taste my magic balls"?

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