Except for the super sized McDonalds about thrity years ago, I never ate anything on that list. I can see why they are gone & good riddance. Interesting observation: All those things, with the exception of the energy drink were marketed for kids under 18.
I loved Blue Pepsi when I was in college.
I remember Surge, it shamelessly promoted itself as high sugar, high caffeine. When I was working in a factory I'd have it at every break.
You hillbilly, cracker Americans do realize that this garbage isn't really food right?
Food snobs to the left, please.
Amazed that OP would call these culinary atrocities "food".
Um, I didn't call them food R41. It's the title of the article.
My favorite discontinued food/snack of all time: Starburst Fruit Twists. They were essentially like fruit flavored Twizzlers--but way better than fruit flavored Twizzlers.
I lament the day that Starburst Jellybeans are discontinued.
I think I had the Magic Middles once during a stoned binge. The only other thing from the list I've had is the PB Max which was very good.
I'm probably the only person who actually liked Pepsi Crystal--in the world.
NONE of them should be called foods by the ignorant writer of the web article - semi-digestable corporate chemical combinations, maybe but not food.
Christ, have a cow why don't you.
[quote]Food snobs to the left, please.
Fatties to the right.
R48, they are very often one & the same. But you already know, that don't you, Lard-O?
I tried the green colored ketchup but was turned off by the flavor.
The Sprite remix drinks were intended to be for a limited time only. That's the new trend in sodas.
There used to be a grocery store in SF where you could find this discontinued stuff. It was south of Market, called Canned Foods. Sadly gone, now there's a Best Buy there. Anyway, Canned Foods specialized in dented cans, discontinued stuff, perishables frozen just before the expiration date. Basically a dumping ground for stuff the bigger grocery chains wouldn't sell. Mostly poor people shopped there. I enjoyed shopping there just to see the strange brands and weird items I never saw in any other grocery store. I miss that place.
Isn't Big Lots kind of like that, R51? I don't know if there are any in the Bay Area. Sacramento has at least one. They're all over the midwest (or used to be, at least) The merchandise is in good condition, but they have brands I've never seen or products of a brand other stores don't carry.
You're right, 52. There's a Big Lots out on Mission. From their website it looks like Big Lots tries to be a dept. store like Walmart. Canned Foods was primarily a grocery store. Did a search and it doesn't exist any more. Probably shut down by the health dept for all the expired food they sold!
Almost every one of them was a short-lived marketing failure. No one really missed them. The headline makes them sound like beloved artifacts.
It's strange how you never really miss things like that until someone points out you can't get them anymore.Is there a website just dedicated to rare/discontinued candy?I thought those Wonder Ball things were awesome,the chocolate was blah but you got a free little toy inside,of course some frau let her kid get choked on one and they were immediately pulled from shelves.
Apple Newtons were around for many years.
They were so amazingly good. As were the cherry newtons. WAY better than the original fix newtons.
I never understood why Fig Newtons took off to begin with. Figs aren't widely accepted in the U.S. I'd have to go to a specialty store to find either fresh or dried figs. Probably a middle eastern place. Figs out of season? Forget it. Apple and cherry make so much more sense for American palates.
The only discontinued foods that I miss are the discontinued flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. I miss Gingerbread cookie (aka 'Festivus') and Coconut Chocolate Almond.