One inevitable truth in life is that time goes by, seasons change, and your favorite food items silently disappear from grocery store shelves, leaving you a little heartbroken and a lot confused. Chances are, you’re feeling nostalgic over at least one beloved funky and junky snack that is gone forever. Vanished as quickly as it appeared. Never to be heard from again. And, most of all, taken from you too soon.

Unfortunately, we can’t (yet!) time travel our way back to those carefree childhood days when we devoured sugary cereal and crunchy cheesy goodies like there’s no tomorrow. What we can do, however, is reminisce about the past while we hopefully wait for these memorable munchies to make a triumphant return to our kitchens and, consequently, our stomachs.

"What discontinued thing do you really want brought back?" asked Redditor kellerisdabest, and inspired thousands of passionate people to share what products they miss dearly. From lime Skittles to Crystal Pepsi to even Listerine mouth strips, our team at Bored Panda has scoured the thread and hand-picked some of the best responses to share with you all, so continue scrolling! Be sure to upvote the ones you agree with and share your own takes on what foods need to come back immediately in the comments.

#1

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Deep fried McDonald’s apple pie. The one from the 1980’s to 1990’s. The one that was crispy and the temperature of molten plutonium inside. That s**t was the best.

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Aniko Hubatka
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You get it in Switzerland. I think you can get it pretty much anywhere in Europe.

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#2

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Surprises in the cereal boxes!

Not the "enter two codes inside on our website" bull. Actual, physical THINGS in a package floating somewhere in that box of Cheerios!

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Melody Shanahan-Kluth
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was a child (60's) it was a HUGE thing to see who got the toy - little things that you had to click together to make planes trains and cars and in comics the thunderclaps or even sticks that went on your bike wheel. What about the series of animal masks on the back on Cronflake packets?

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#3

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Old school Pizza Hut. RIP to the salad bar with that amazing creamy Italian dressing and being able to get pitchers of beer or Pepsi.

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Harlan Bleiler
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg yes. I LOVED that creamy Italian. I legit would want to go to Pizza Hut just for that. I thought I was just weird and the only one

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#4

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) When you would win a free coke from the plastic bottle cap. Those were the best. Or the mcdonalds monopoly game when you could win free fries or something.

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Hatchet
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

McDonald's monopoly is currently running in England

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#5

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Jello pudding pops. Without Cosby.

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birdhouse
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think about these a lot more than I should. Even tried to make my own.

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#6

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Altoid Sours.

Loved those so much and still use the little tins to store random things

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#7

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) All day breakfast at McDonald's

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4 months ago

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#8

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) The Philadephia Cheesecake Bars. I loved the strawberry ones, I can't remember if there were other flavors.

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Sharkbait1313
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes!!! These were so amazing! We always had several boxes in the fridge when I was a kid.

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#9

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Apple empanadas from Taco Bell

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Jj321
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, although they never had any in stock when I wanted them!

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#10

Jelly jar juice glasses. In the 1980s and maybe early 90s, my family acquired a few sets: dinosaurs, and Tom and Jerry. They were the perfect size for kids to use and the different designs helped us keep track of whose were whose. (Mine was the pterodactyl.) I don't know why they stopped being made. Seems like Pokémon and Star Wars would be great co-branding opportunities.

Edit: Apparently I'm not the only one. Let's start a letter writing campaign to Welch's!

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Cassi Lyris
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Had a bunch of the Pokemon ones. The problem is that the process involved lead paints that are banned now...

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#11

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Listerine mouth strips

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#12

Those Lifesavers cream lollipops. The orange and cream one was so good.

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Scout Finch
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They had hard candies too. Strawberry and cream was awesome!

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#13

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) McDonald’s Snack Wraps. I could eat like 4 in a single sitting.

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Enuya
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aren't they still around? I'm pretty sure that I saw them in the menu

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#14

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) The old Wendy’s fries from the 90s

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Don Keideck
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think they switched to vegetable oil from beef tallow to fry the fries. Beef tallow is like gorilla glue for your circulation, but it gave the fries that "just right" crunch and pop that some people were willing to trade years of their life for.

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#15

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Butterfinger. It isn’t discontinued but I wish Ferrero would go back to the original Nestle recipe. It tastes like I dropped a butterfinger in a pile of sawdust and let it sit there until it expired and then ate it. No similar product can really compare to the original Butterfinger.

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Rostit .
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wont buy anything from Nestle. They are an evil company.

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#16

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Chi Chi’s! I don’t know what was better…the queso dip, the fajitas, or the fried ice cream.

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Yubo
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Funny...it's a Mexican restaurant and Chi Chi's in Mexican (Nahuatl) means "breasts". Let's not forget the great US restaurant called Hooters.

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#17

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) I wish Coke would stop fuggin around with dream-flavored cola and just bring Ecto Cooler back again.

***FOR GOOD*** this time, Coke.

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Lorraine
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What? The Coke Creations are great, Starlight was the best thing to happen. Flavoured Coke needs more love.

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#18

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Taco Bell's Grilled Stuffed Burrito. I have no idea why they discontinued it. It was the only thing on the menu I would order. Nothing else comes close.

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Laura Jackson
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The chili cheese burrito and the taco salads in the edible shell bowls were phenomenal, too!

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#19

This is obscure, but Pepperidge Farm made salad croutons that were absolutely amazing. Perfectly flavored. Perfectly crunchy. Nothing else compares.

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#20

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Enchiritos from Taco Bell.

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DEW
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes!! As soon as I saw the thread I was hoping someone would mention it!!

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#21

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Orville Redenbachers microwave caramel corn.

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Marleinah Smith
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I liked a flavour called Santa Fe, I had just discovered boxes of microwaveable at a convenience store....then they were gone, discontinued the flavour.

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#22

Choco tacos

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Lisa H
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think they brought those back shortly after the decision was made to discontinue them because said decision received a LOT of backlash. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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#23

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) I’m not really into Dr. Pepper, but the Berries & Cream Dr. Pepper had a chokehold on me that no other soda has ever had.


Also smoothie skittles, and lime skittles.

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Random Panda
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Skittles changed the green back to lime from apple in March of this year. It made me happy!

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#24

Watermelon Laffy Taffy with the candy seeds in them

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Jj321
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Didn't air heads have seeds too? They were my favorite. Or my childhood is a lie and I used to like Laffy taffy.

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#25

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Crystal Pepsi

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The Sassy Wife
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We can still get this. A couple times a year, they bring it back for a few months. Not everywhere sells them though. I've never seen them at grocery stores, only convenience stores and gas station stores.

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#26

Kudos. The quaker ones aren't even close to as good.

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tweeve
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kudos where awesome. You are right the quaker ones are not even close.

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#27

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Rice Krispie Treats Cereal. It was Rice Krispie treats AS CEREAL. It was too good for this world. I miss it.

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NannyChachi
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My sister makes rice krispie treats with cinnamon chips mixed in and they are FABULOUS!

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#28

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE MILK POWDER!!! The flavor and the texture of the powder were like no other chocolate milk in the history of mankind. It was so delicious that our family’s main method of consuming it was to barely dip a shallow spoonful of the powder into milk, scoop up the barely dissolved milky powder, and eat it straight. Hershey's discontinued it in favor of their chocolate syrup, which was the worst decision ever made by a corporation. I would do anything to get it back.

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#29

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Oreo cakesters. That s**t was delicious

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Wicked Moon216
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw them at the grocery store the day before yesterday!

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#30

P.B. Crisps. I cannot wrap my head around why they won’t bring them back. It would be such a home run. I just want some P.B. Crisps!

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Jj321
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was trying to remember what these were just the other day!

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#31

Old school Little Caesars pizza. The long cardboard pizza tray wrapped in paper. When you'd tear it open, the Little Ceasars' goodness smell filled the room. Oh the '90s, how I miss you.

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#32

Flintstones Push-Up Pops

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Lisa H
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I only see the orange flavor anymore. Makes me sad.

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#33

Orbitz drink from the late 90’s with the gelatinous balls floating in it. Middle school me loved that crap.

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#34

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Dunkaroos. Like the origional dunkaroos.

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#35

Marathon candy bars. They were a very chewy caramel lattice covered in milk chocolate. My favorite candy bar as a kid.

Also, I know about Curly Whirlys, but they just aren't as good. Their caramel is too soft.

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#36

The sobe elixir drink, I miss my lizard juice so much. In my state it is impossible to find if they’re still selling it.

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Caleb R
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only energy drink I actually enjoyed!

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#37

Butterfinger BB's

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#39

Worcestershire white sauce for chicken. I feel irrationally strongly about this.

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#40

Pizza Hut had this dessert called Hershey’s Dippers which were basically just chocolate breadsticks with hot Hershey dipping sauce. I miss these every day of my life.

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#41

Ruby Red Squirt! My favorite pop of all time. Mt Dew ain't got s**t on that!

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Tabitha Martel
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This isn't discontinued? I just had some the other day...

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#42

the original trix yogurt. they have yogurt now, but it doesn’t taste anything like it did when i was a kid & it breaks my heart.

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#43

Baskin Robbins - Chocolate Mousse Royale ice cream

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#44

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) 7up Gold. I must have been in a test market because many people I talk to have never heard of it. It had a cinnamon-cardamom and maybe ginger flavor? But it had a bit of a bite to it rather than being sweet like ginger ale. I LOVED it. Must have been the late 1980s? U still miss it.

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#45

Altoids Tangerine Sours

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Out of chocolate
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lofty pursuits candy company in Tallahassee Florida makes these!

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#46

The obvious internet favorite: Altoid Sours mango.

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#47

Snapple Elements - the Rain one was agave cactus and delicious

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#48

Vanilla Jell-O pudding pops

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#49

Bonkers candies. Those were incredible.

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Renee Stallings
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't believe no one mentioned Screaming Yellos Zonkers 41aYYEtukE...551db2.jpg 41aYYEtukEL-6336f01551db2.jpg

#50

Starbucks Frappuccino Ice Cream

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#51

Yogos Bits

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#52

Gerber Vanilla custard pudding Without the bananas!

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DEW
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My daughter's liked the Gerber blue berrybuckle as kids.

#53

"What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?" (30 Answers) Four Loko, the original.

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Aisling Raye
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think this is more of a cry for help than it is nostalgia

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