“What Discontinued Thing Do You Really Want Brought Back?” (30 Answers)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Loved those so much and still use the little tins to store random things
The Philadephia Cheesecake Bars. I loved the strawberry ones, I can't remember if there were other flavors.
Apple empanadas from Taco Bell
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!
Those Lifesavers cream lollipops. The orange and cream one was so good.
McDonald’s Snack Wraps. I could eat like 4 in a single sitting.
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.
Chi Chi’s! I don’t know what was better…the queso dip, the fajitas, or the fried ice cream.
I wish Coke would stop fuggin around with dream-flavored cola and just bring Ecto Cooler back again.
***FOR GOOD*** this time, Coke.
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.
This is obscure, but Pepperidge Farm made salad croutons that were absolutely amazing. Perfectly flavored. Perfectly crunchy. Nothing else compares.
Orville Redenbachers microwave caramel corn.
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.
Kudos. The quaker ones aren't even close to as good.
Rice Krispie Treats Cereal. It was Rice Krispie treats AS CEREAL. It was too good for this world. I miss it.
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.
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!
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.
Flintstones Push-Up Pops
Orbitz drink from the late 90’s with the gelatinous balls floating in it. Middle school me loved that crap.
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.
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.
Worcestershire white sauce for chicken. I feel irrationally strongly about this.
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.
Ruby Red Squirt! My favorite pop of all time. Mt Dew ain't got s**t on that!
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.
Baskin Robbins - Chocolate Mousse Royale ice cream
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.
Altoids Tangerine Sours
The obvious internet favorite: Altoid Sours mango.
Snapple Elements - the Rain one was agave cactus and delicious
Vanilla Jell-O pudding pops
Bonkers candies. Those were incredible.
Starbucks Frappuccino Ice Cream
Gerber Vanilla custard pudding Without the bananas!
Four Loko, the original.