Top 10 Discontinued Food Items We Miss (Part 2)

Top 10 Discontinued Food Items We Miss (Part 2)

August 16, 2019 100 By Bertrand Dibbert


One day, you poured yourself a bowl of your
favorite cereal, completely unaware that it would be the last time you would ever get
to taste it, as its production was, quite rudely, coming to an end. It’s the oldest story in the snack-food
book. One day, certain food items are available
in stores everywhere, the next, they’re nowhere to be found. In case you’ve forgotten about some of the
great foods you used to eat before they were discontinued, we’re here to jog your memory. Prepare for a nostalgia-filled journey through
ten discontinued food items we miss part 2. Oreo Sippers Oreo has come out with a plethora of flavors
of their classic cream-filled cookie, but what are more interesting are the dozens of
variations they’ve created in a series of different shapes and sizes. One of these innovative creations is Oreo
Sippers, or, as they’re known colloquially, Oreo straws. These tube-shaped cookies have the traditional
chocolate wafer wrapped around an inner layer of cream. The rolled cookies can be eaten as a snack
or used as a straw through which you can sip your milk (well, it doesn’t technically
have to be milk, but if you’re pairing your Oreos with any other drink, you’re committing
some sort of culinary sin). Oreo Sippers really took the whole milk-and-cookies
relationship to a whole other level, making them a favorite among children everywhere. A fan of this particular cookie posted on
the Oreo Facebook page in 2013, asking about the fate of Oreo Sippers. Oreo confirmed that they had in fact been
discontinued but promised to pass along the message that they were being sought after. Since this happened several years ago and
nothing seems to have been done, things aren’t really looking good for Oreo Sippers. However, Oreo did bring back their beloved
cereal, Oreo O’s in 2018, after years of it being discontinued, so we shouldn’t give
up on these cookies just yet. Mr. T Cereal This sugary breakfast cereal, made principally
of corn and oats, could be enjoyed by anyone with a sweet tooth, whether or not they were
a fan of the hit TV-show, The A-Team. The show in question aired from 1983 to 1987,
with the cereal being released in 1984 and riding the show’s popularity for the rest
of the decade. Its taste has been compared to that of Cap’n
Crunch cereal, and the individual pieces were in the shape of the letter T. In order to
further market their product to children, the Quaker Oats Company added a prize to the
cereal – a select few were lucky enough to find a package of Mr. T stickers at the
bottom of the box. Despite being a pop-culture reference in itself,
the cereal made many appearances in the media throughout the ’80s. Probably the most famous of these was its
cameo in the film Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, during which the title character, Pee Wee
Herman, pours the cereal over his pancakes and eggs and does a pretty great impression
of Mr. T himself. Since it was geared towards children, many
people grew up on Mr. T Cereal, and  it’s probably safe to say that they pity the fool
who thought it was a good idea to discontinue this cereal. Yogos Today, this Kellogg’s fruit flavored snack
is sorely missed by many. Who would have thought that these small, yogurt-covered
spheres would trigger such nostalgia? It’s crazy to think that children today
might not even know what Yogos are, let alone have tasted them. There were a few different versions of Yogos
released during their glory days, including the original Yogos, Yogo Bits, and Yogos Sour
Bits, all of which came in many different fruit flavors. They made for the perfect snack, as it was
easy to grab a packet and eat them on the go. However, it’s probably important to note
that there was a bit of plausible deniability going on when it came to the unhealthiness
of Yogos. While their bright colors made them look like
nothing more than candy, the fact that they contained yogurt made it socially acceptable
to eat them at anytime of day, including for breakfast. It might be for the best, then, that these
snacks have been discontinued, since this probably isn’t what nutritionists are talking
about when they recommend a balanced breakfast. We never really got an answer as to why Kellogg’s
stopped producing Yogos, but the people who grew up eating them have a lot to say on the
matter. You might be surprised at just how many online
petitions there are calling for the return of this particular product. Odds are that nothing will come from it, but
you’ve got to appreciate the dedication. Character Face Ice Cream Pops Ice cream is one of the most universally beloved
desserts, and whoever had the revolutionary idea to put it on a popsicle stick completely
revolutionized the snack food sphere. There’s nothing better than ice cream on
a summer’s day, and ice cream pops are not only portable, but they save you the trouble
of doing dishes afterwards. Typically, ice cream bars look pretty generic,
offering nothing more than a chocolate covered rectangle. That’s where these particular bars differed. As the name implies, Character Face Ice Cream
Pops were made to look like the faces of popular fictional characters, such as Tweety Bird,
Sonic the Hedgehog, Scooby-Doo, and a variety of superheroes. In theory, these sound pretty cool, but
the execution was, well, to put it bluntly, terrifying. If they happened to melt, the characters’
faces became warped and contorted into things of nightmares. It also didn’t help that their eyes were
made of some sort of gummy that no one really liked anyways, which only served to make them
look even more demented. They popped up everywhere throughout the nineties,
and many adults today have memories of enjoying (or being mildly disturbed) by them. If some of you can no longer look at your
favorite cartoon characters the same way, we don’t blame you. These treats are definitely missed less for
their taste, and more for their entertainment factor. Reese’s Peanut Butter and Banana Creme Peanut butter and banana are an iconic duo,
so if Reese’s was going to incorporate fruit into one of their chocolate and peanut butter
candies (which, if we’re being honest, is a pretty weird concept), it makes sense for
it to be that one. This is what they did in 2007, when they released
a special edition Reese’s cup, the Peanut Butter and Banana Creme. While the use of banana more or less makes
sense, the decision to go with banana creme seems very retro. However, there’s a good reason for that. This particular candy was produced a tribute
to the King himself, Elvis Presley. It was Elvis’ famous love for peanut butter
and banana sandwiches that inspired the creation of this treat, and each package purchased
gave you the chance to win a special Elvis-themed prize, including a replica of his famous pink
Cadillac. It’s a shame that this candy was doomed
from the start, as it was always meant to be a limited edition. However, it would be wonderful to see Reese’s
incorporate banana into their peanut butter cups again in the future, since they really
do go together well. The good thing about Reese’s Peanut Butter
and Banana Creme Cups is that you can find many DIY replicas of the recipe online. So, if you find yourself missing this treat,
or if you never got the chance to try it but think it sounds pretty incredible, definitely
try your hand at making some Peanut Butter and Banana Creme bars. Or, if you’re not one to be trusted in the
kitchen, enlist a friend or family member with some decent baking skills to handle the
preparation. These sound so good that they probably won’t
need much more convincing other than a promise that they get to keep some for themselves. Thingamajig Chocolate Bar Sometimes, all you want is some plain milk
chocolate to satisfy your cravings. Other times, you’re in the mood for something
a little more out there. One candy bar that fits the latter description
perfectly is Hershey’s Thingamajig chocolate bar. Not to be confused with the Whatchamacallit
bar, which is another Hershey’s creation. If it wasn’t enough for their names to be
easily confused, the two chocolate bars actually do have a lot in common, which is something
that may have been a factor in Hershey’s making the decision to discontinue the Thingamajig. The Thingamajig bar had everything going for
it. It had a little crunch, it had a little saltiness,
and, most importantly, it had a whole lot of chocolate. Inside, you would find a mixture of Rice Krispies
and milk chocolate, which was topped with peanut butter. Then, the whole thing was covered in a thick
layer of milk chocolate. For whatever reason, the Thingamajig chocolate
bar never quite caught on in mainstream popularity. Maybe it was just too similar to the Whatchamacallit
bar. Whatever the reason, production of this chocolate
bar was stopped many years ago. On the bright side, there’s no shortage
of chocolate bars out there, so even if this particular one has been taken off the shelves,
there’s no need to go without. Starburst Fruit Twists Starburst is one of the most popular candies
on the market. Many people would sell a kidney to get their
hands on a couple of pink ones. While the original Starburst candy will always
be their superior product, they’ve dabbled in other realms, having released Starburst
chewing gum, gummy candies and even, weirdly enough, candy corn. In the late 1990’s, they came out with Starburst
Fruit Twists, which are yet another entry on this list to spark intense nostalgia in
nineties kids. Combining the classic Starburst fruit flavors
with the look and texture of Twizzlers, Starburst Fruit Twists gave candy lovers the best of
both worlds. The window of opportunity to try this candy
was unfortunately pretty small, as they were discontinued a few years after their release,
apparently due to poor sales. In 2006, Twizzlers Rainbow Twists were released. These are essentially the same thing as Starburst
Fruit Twists, but many hardcore Starburst fans will argue that their flavor is mediocre,
and not comparable to the that of the Starburst brand Twists. But if you’re more of a casual candy lover,
they make for a nice alternative. At the very least, there are plenty of other
kinds of Starburst candies out there, so it’s not like the amazing flavor of Fruit Twists
has been completely lost. Doo-Dads Snack Mix Sure, Bits & Bites are great, but can we all
just take a minute to mourn the loss of Doo-Dads Snack Mix? It was the ultimate party mix and made for
the perfect afterschool snack or Sunday night football viewing companion. This particular food item had a relatively
long lifespan, being released sometime in the sixties, and only getting pulled in the
nineties. All in all, not too shabby, especially when
compared to a lot of the other entries on this list, many of which were discontinued
after only a handful of years. However, that doesn’t do much to soften
the blow of it being discontinued. In fact, it made it all the more painful. This snack mix consisted of pretzels (as any
self-respecting snack mix should), toasted peanuts, rice squares, wheat squares and cheese
Tid-Bit Crackers. The latter ingredient became so popular, that
they were eventually sold separately as their own snack, in addition to being included in
Doo-Dads Snack Mix. The reasoning behind its discontinuation is
that there were just too many chips, party mixes and crackers being released in the nineties
for it to compete with. The real shame is that none of those other
snacks ever managed to fill the hole left in our hearts by Doo-Dads Snack Mix. It’s hard to enjoy your Chex Mix when you
know that in an alternate timeline, you could be munching on Doo-Dads Snack Mix instead. Razzle Dazzle Rice Krispies Razzle Dazzle Rice Krispies is probably one
of the most extra cereals to grace the breakfast aisle, purely by nature of its name. Okay, to be fair, these aren’t actually
that different from the original Rice Krispies cereal at all. Essentially, the individual pieces are rainbow
colored, and, according to the tagline on the box, they have a “lightly sweetened
taste.” But even if the recipe doesn’t really deviate
that much from the original, the box depicts Snap, Crackle and Pop wearing sunglasses,
which objectively makes this cereal ten time cooler. It’s too bad that Kellogg’s doesn’t
sell these anymore, as homemade Rice Krispies treats made using this cereal would probably
come out pretty amazing. When it comes to food items being discontinued,
cereal seems to be the prime target. Seriously, we could make a whole list dedicated
to discontinued cereals we miss. So, if Razzle Dazzle Rice Krispies were once
your favorite breakfast food, know that there are many people out there who know your struggle. Fans of Mr. T Cereal really do get it. Hershey’s Bar None Let’s flashback to 1987. It was a simpler, happier time. Dirty Dancing wasn’t the only masterpiece
that was released that year. That was the year Hershey’s Bar None chocolate
bar hit shelves. Now, if anything is to be learned from the
story of this chocolate bar it’s that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Or else your product will be discontinued
before the decade is out. Well at least that’s what happened to Hershey’s
Bar None chocolate bar. From the outside in, the original iteration
of Bar None consisted of a coating of milk chocolate, a layer of crushed peanuts, and
milk chocolate flavored wafers with a chocolate cream filling. This was a chocolate bar that did everything
right. It was heavenly. Unfortunately, all good things must come to
an end. In 1992, Hershey’s decided to revamp Bar
None and, needless to say, it didn’t exactly go well. They split the bar in two, which they probably
would have gotten away with, if they hadn’t also decided to add caramel. There was already a lot going on in the original
recipe, so adding a whole other component (and a not-so-subtle one at that) was probably
the wrong move. And so began the demise of a once beloved
chocolate bar. By the late 90s, Hershey’s Bar None was
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