10 Discontinued Candy That We Want Brought Back

10 Discontinued Candy That We Want Brought Back

August 15, 2019 100 By Bertrand Dibbert


Everybody has their favorite kind of candy.
It’s the thing that brings them joy after a hard day, or even if they’re having a good
day and they just want a little extra bit of sweetness. However, sometimes the best
candies get taken away, and we still think about them. So here’s our list of top 10
discontinued candy that we want brought back. Wonder Ball Any kid who came of age in the early 2000s
probably remembers the commercials for these very strange chocolate balls filled with candy.
“Oh I wonder wonder… What’s in a Wonder Ball?” Well, the answer to that question is
some extra candy (because a chocolate shell was never really enough, was it?), as well
as a “prize” for all the hard work of consuming excess amounts of sugar and artificial coloring.
What was this prize, exactly? Usually, it was something only nominally entertaining
to a child. It could be a sticker, or maybe a temporary tattoo of your favorite cartoon
character… Definitely nothing to write home about. Still, the prospect of getting any
sort of non-candy item inside of candy was tempting enough to make these treats relatively
popular with young people. After all, that’s the reason why Kinder surprise eggs are still
a surefire hit any time of the year, unless you’re in the United Staes where they’re
still banned. Unfortunately, while Kinder had figured out the best way to keep its toy
prizes safely contained inside of a plastic capsule (those toys, by the way, were far
superior to the disappointing and ultimately unmemorable items hiding inside of a Wonder
Ball), Nestle couldn’t quite pull it off. Wonder Balls were taken off of the market
after being deemed a choking hazard. Yet even despite the disappointing prizes and forgettable
candy treats waiting inside of the ball, we still get all nostalgic whenever we think
of them. Triple Power Push Pop Sometimes it’s too hard to decide on just
one flavor of candy. That seems like an odd thing to say, considering that a lot of candy
tastes pretty much the same as anything else. After all, who can tell the difference between
red and blue candy, right? Here’s an interesting fact about the blue raspberry flavor, as a
bonus: the reason that raspberry is often blue is so that it can stand out from the
other “red” flavors like strawberry and cherry. Anyway, getting back on topic, back in the
day kids wanted choices when it came to their candy. Not only that, but they wanted something
that could last a long time. After all, candy costs money, and when you’re a kid, you’re
not always flush with cash. Thus came the Triple Power Push Pop. Unlike a regular Push
Pop, this bad boy had three different compartments, each containing a different flavor. It was
also the kind of candy that could be enjoyed over a few days, since it had a tight-fitting
plastic lid. That meant that the TPPP was basically more bang for any kid’s buck, as
it could sit comfortably in their pocket or their backpack for days. Of course, there
was no danger of it going bad, since it was basically just pure sugar mixed with all kinds
of artificial flavors and colors. Hershey’s Swoops Pringles are most recognizable by their signature
shape. As soon as anyone spies one of those swoopy, almost aerodynamic potato chips, they
can be assured that it definitely came out of a can and probably tastes only slightly
less appealing than a regular potato chip. Still, maybe the shape of them is what makes
up for the somewhat lacklustre flavor, and that is why they remain a popular snack choice.
Well, that and the ease with which you can store them on a grocery shelf or in your kitchen.
Why are we talking about Pringles in a video about candy? Well, the answer will be obvious
in a moment. We want to talk about another discontinued candy that left chocolate lovers
wanting once it was pulled from the shelves. We’re talking about Hershey’s Swoops. The
reason we brought up Pringles is that these chocolate “chips” (not chocolate chips, but
chocolate shaped like potato chips) had a remarkably similar shape to Pringles. They
came in small plastic containers and were even stacked up like the aforementioned potato
chips. However, we have to wonder just how satisfying these things actually were, since
they would probably go pretty quick if you were really enjoying them, and they definitely
don’t have the same snackability factor as potato chips. It would still be a few years
before chocolate-covered potato chips hit the market, so maybe these were just a precursor. Altoids Sour Any connoisseur of mints knows that Altoids
are pretty much the champagne of breath fresheners. Then again, maybe they’re more akin to something
stronger. The 12-year-old scotch of breath fresheners, maybe. Either way, there’s really
not any other kind of mint that holds a candle to the “curiously strong” Altoids, which come
in their own little metal tin, a nostalgic bit of candy storage that still exists even
to this day. Sure, Altoids aren’t for everyone, but there is no denying that they are the
kind of mint that really leaves an impression. So, where do you go after making what is essentially
the strongest and most perfect mint on the market? Well, the next step, obviously, would
be to expand into fruit-flavored candy territory, and if you can’t make that kind of candy minty,
how do you challenge your customers in a new way? The good people at Altoids figured that
if you can’t make a fruit candy minty, then why not venture into sour territory? Altoids
sour gave Altoids fans a whole new flavor experience, asking them just how much sour
flavor they could handle in one candy. Of course, Warheads, a candy that prides itself
on being far too sour for regular human consumption, has been on the market for many years, but
Altoids Sour had slightly more class. However, they did not last, as people preferred the
traditional mints over sour candy. Jumbo Nerds One of the main appeals of Nerds candy is
the size. After all, it’s more fun to just dump a whole bunch of them into your hand
and toss them back then it is to eat one at a time. Nerds, of course, came in boxes with
two flavors, one on each side. The more ambitious Nerds eaters would open both sides at once
and simply dump the tiny, tangy candies into their mouth, getting a nice flavor combination
that was like something new in itself. However, Wonka has been experimenting with ways to
make Nerds different for years: they have made multi-colored flavors, strange combinations,
and even a gummy rope covered in Nerds called, appropriately, Nerds Rope. One idea that never
quite stuck, though, was Jumbo Nerds. These Nerds were far bigger than their tiny predecessors,
and while it seemed like the obvious choice for candy advancement (bigger is better, right?)
the idea never really stuck. It could have been because people preferred the little Nerds,
or it could have been that they tangy flavor and crunchy texture just didn’t work as well
when it was scaled up. We may never really know why candy lovers seemed to reject this
idea, but the simple fact is that Jumbo Nerds were just not meant to last. Hershey’s S’mores bar S’Mores are a treat that you never really
get to eat in any situations outside of a campfire, are they? After all, no one is making
s’mores in their kitchen (and if they are, then they are truly ambitious dessert lovers),
and it’s not like you can walk into a store and buy a pre-made s’more. That is, until
Hershey’s came up with an idea for a candy bar that could replicate (or almost replicate,
anyway) the flavor of that campfire treat. The Hershey’s S’Mores bar wasn’t a terrible
idea, at least in theory. While the bars themselves were pretty tasty, it would have been a fool’s
errand to perfectly match the flavor of an actual s’more. While the bars themselves combine
the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker components of the traditional treat, one thing
that they could never replicate should have been obvious to the folks who created it:
the taste of a roasted marshmallow. Even the people over at Jelly Belly could never get
it right, making the toasted marshmallow variety of their signature jelly bean one of the worst
flavors in the mix. The texture of the marshmallow filling was also a little bit off. It was
chewier than your average marshmallow, which might have made for textural improvement in
the bar, but just took the flavor farther from what it was trying to replicate. Reese’s Bites What we want to focus on is Reese’s Bites,
a variation on the famous peanut butter and chocolate combination that came about in the
early 2000s. Now, to be fair, there were other versions of Bites on the market, but let’s
face it: none of them could hold a candle to these little balls of flavor. Reese’s
Bites were basically just what they sound like: a peanut butter cup molded into a ball
form. What made these things so special was that unlike a peanut butter cup, you could
pop one in your mouth and let the chocolate melt away into the peanut butter center, creating
a truly delicious flavor experience. Plus, they came in big bags rather than a sleeve
of three, so you always felt like you were getting more bang for your buck. Unfortunately,
all of the Bites were eventually taken off of the shelves, and those who loved the Reese’s
Bites seemed to be hit the hardest. Sure, the other bites were good in their own ways,
but they just couldn’t hold a candle. And while you can buy a big of mini Reese’s
cups, it’s just not the same at all. Butterfinger BB’s Finally, we come to the last candy on the
list: Butterfinger BB’s. These little bite-sized variants of the Butterfinger candy bar were
basically the precursor to the Reese’s Bites mentioned in the previous entry. However,
those bites didn’t have the Simpson family as their spokespeople, so there’s something
to be said about Butterfinger’s advertising strategy. Still, there are people who miss
these crunchy, sweet, salty candies, simply because they were just too good to pass up.
We’re not sure why Butterfinger decided that they didn’t need to make these anymore, but
we really wish they would consider bringing them back. PB Max This one is a major throwback, so we wouldn’t
blame some of you if you don’t remember. For those who got to have these amazing treats,
then this will come as a welcome reminder of just how special and delicious they were.
Before we start to talk about the candy itself, let’s put them into context, because there
is actually a big difference with these guys when compared to other candy and chocolate
bars on the list. When you were a kid and you got to pick out what kind of dessert you
got in your lunch, it was something really special. You could stand in that cookie aisle
for days trying to make up your mind. Of course, you might have also got the chance to pick
out a certain type of granola bar, since this was back in the day when something was healthy
just because it was made of granola, never mind the fact that it was still jam-packed
with sugar. If you were lucky, then your parents would let you put a box of PB Max
into the cart and would put one in your lunch every day. That’s because unlike the other
chocolate bars on this list, PB Max’s were actually sold as snack bars and came in boxes
of six, much like Little Debbie snack cakes or the aforementioned granola bars. These
things were basically just peanut butter and cookie coated in milk chocolate, so there
was no reason to think they were anything other than a chocolate bar. Rumor has it that
these snacks were discontinued because the owner of the company that made them just wasn’t
that big of a fan of peanut butter. The rumour mill has been churning up for quite sometime
about the possibility of PB Max being re-released in the near future. We did some digging, talked
to some people who would know, and it seems like these rumours are indeed true! The comeback
of the PB Max actually is already underway! No you can’t get it right this second, but
our sources tell us there will be an announcement about all this soon enough, so stay tuned! Tart n Tinys To end things off on a more positive note,
we’ve got more good news about this one too! Right now we want to take a look at a candy
that falls more on the fruity end of the candy spectrum: Tart n Tinys. These little, colorful
chunks of candy came from Wonka, and they were really pretty delicious. First, you had
the more straightforward sweetness of the shell on the outside of each piece, but inside
was a more sour and tart candy filling. They were the kind of thing that you could bite
into, or you could suck on one for a while and let the flavors melt into one another,
creating a totally different experience altogether. Maybe it was the too-cute name or just the
fact that people had moved on to other types of candy, but Tart N Tinys were not to last.
But good news! Tart n Tinys are back, as is boldly proclaimed on the packaging for the
re-release. As of 2019, they have been re-released and are widely available both online and at
retailers. Bringing back old favourites is a trend we hope keeps going strong! Satisfy that craving with another BabbleTop
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