There are certain things from your childhood that you will always remember. For some, it's the snacks they ate as children that had brightly colored packaging and catchy jingles. Unfortunately, many of the snacks from our childhoods have been discontinued like Wonder Balls and Squeeze It juice. Whether you ate them or just remember the commercials, these nostalgic discontinued foods will transport you back in time for a journey down memory lane.
1. Dunk-A-Roos Are Making A Comeback
Cookies? Check. Frosting? Check. Dunk-A-Roos was one of the most popular snacks in the '90s. Anyone who had one of these in their lunch box was harassed with offers to trade because everyone wanted them. Sadly, in 2012, Dunk-A-Roos disappeared from the supermarket shelves. It was possible to buy them online until recently. However, after eight years, Dunk-A-Roos are making a comeback this summer.
2. Shark Bites Gummies Were The Superior Fruit Snack
At the peak of popularity, there were special edition Shark Bites like shark teeth shaped ones and cream flavored tiger shark versions.
3. Giggles: A Face You Can Eat
Giggles were a popular snack in the '80s that had different faces on them and were similar to Oreos. People talk about how they had strategic ways of eating their faces, which sounds a little scary.
In the 1990s, Nabisco discontinued Giggles despite the steady sales. People think that these would do well if they were brought back with emoji faces.
4. Nintendo Cereal Is Not Being Sold On Ebay
Nintendo cereal was introduced in 1988, and it contained two bags, one of Super Mario Bros and the other was The Legend of Zelda. Surprisingly, it was discontinued a year later.
If people are still holding on to one of these unopened boxes, they could be with up to $200. The boxes came with Nintendo Power Cards, but people were unimpressed with the flavor.
5. Oatmeal Swirlers Made Oatmeal Exciting
Oatmeal Swirlers brought breakfast to the next level. These were packets of flavored jelly that you could use to flavor your oatmeal and draw fun faces.
Whether you wanted to play a game of tic tac toe or draw a self-portrait, there was enough jelly in these packets to fulfill your inner artist. Unfortunately, all breakfast artists were greatly disappointed when these were discontinued in the mid-90s.
6. Chocolate Ravioli From Little Caesars That Contained 0% Pasta
If you are familiar with Little Caesars Pizzeria, then you will remember their famous chocolate ravioli. These white chocolate shells with milk chocolate centers were widely popular in the '80s and '90s.
The item was removed from the Little Caesars menu, but due to popular demand, they might be making a comeback soon.
7. 3D Doritos Will Forever Be Missed
You might not know this, but Doritos were made accidentally in the 1960s in one of Disneyland's Mexican restaurants. 3D Doritos were made in the '90s but didn't stay on the market for too long.
These puffed up versions of Doritos came in the same signature flavors, and they were discontinued in 2004. Luckily, we still have the original version.
8. Sour Altoids Made Your Mouth Water Before Tasting Them
Hands down, the best flavor of Altoids Sour was the green apple. These candies became a hit when they were introduced in 2004, but sales slowly dwindled, and they disappeared in 2010.
These signature tins can be found in some specialty stores, and private retailers will try to charge you a ridiculous price. Altoid has a 1-800 number you can call if you want them to come back to stores.
9. Ice Cream Pops Inspired By Cartoons But Never Looked Like Them
Who remembers the sound of the ice cream man driving through your neighborhood, and you saw these character ice creams advertised on the truck. Once you opened the packaging, you quickly realized that they never looked like the picture.
Despite how deformed they looked, they tasted delicious, and the eyes were made out of gum, so you got a bonus treat.
10. Oreo O's Cereal Was Created To Start Your Day With A Sugar Rush
In 1997 Oreos were transformed into a breakfast cereal, and children's mornings were never the same. Oreo O's gave you a sugar high to get your day started.
Despite its popularity, parents were not happy with how unhealthy these were, and Post discontinued it. In 2017, Walmart started selling them under a different name.
11. Skittles Bubble Gum Didn't Last Very Long
While Skittles candy has been around since the '70s with many different variations, Skittles gum was only introduced in 2004. They were the same flavors as regular Skittles, but you had to remember not to swallow them.
The flavorful gum was discontinued in 2006 after the company released an extreme version. Both variations lost their flavor quite quickly.
12. Original Crispy M&M's Hit Different
Yes, Crispy M&M's are currently available for purchase, but they are not the same as the original formula. Original Crispy M&M's were introduced in 1999, and they were slightly larger than original M&M's.
The original formula lasted till 2005, and then they were discontinued. In 2015, they were reintroduced to the market with a different recipe.
13. SqueezIt Juice Doubled As A Water Gun
Squeezits were introduced in the 1980s with the idea that you had to squeeze the bottles, unlike a regular juice box. They also had funny characters imprinted into the bottle.
They came in a variety of flavors from grape to strawberry, but in 2001, these squeezable drinks were discontinued.
14. Trix Yogurt Was A Nutritional Mystery
These rainbow-colored yogurts inspired by Trix cereal were a classic lunch staple in the late-90s/early 2000s. It is a mystery why parents let their children eat rainbow yogurt, but they were very popular.
Unfortunately, these were discontinued in 2007, but many people have been inspired by the colors to make slime-tutorials on YouTube.
15. French Toast Crunch: Because Regular French Toast Is So Old School
Why eat actual french toast when you can have it in cereal form. French Toast Crunch was introduced in 1996 and became popular quickly, but sales dwindled at it was discontinued in 2006.
This classic cereal stuck to the '90s mantra of the more cereal, the better. After it was discontinued, fans complained and it was reintroduced to the market.