People Are Just Realizing That These 59 Things From Their Childhood Have Been Discontinued

People Are Just Realizing That These 59 Things From Their Childhood Have Been Discontinued

The beginning of our century feels like a whole eternity away. And it kinda is, since the year 2020 has bent the time-space continuum and we’re now trapped in its never-ending limbo.

Time would pass a whole lot quicker, though, if someone would teleport some of the quirky goodness from the 2000s. From 3D Doritos to Creme Savers and Altoids Sours, these have been gone for a while now and the chances are, nobody really noticed.

It’s not that we cannot live without lime Skittles all of a sudden, but hey, it would be so much better. ‘Cause if there’s something we learn in childhood, it’s a whole bunch of the most bizarre snacks of questionable nutritional value, filled with tongue-coloring edible contents all wrapped in sturdy plastic packaging. And nobody ever dared to say it's unhealthy.

#1 Lime-Flavored Skittles

Skittles changed their green lime flavor to apple in 2013. Up is down! Right is wrong! Nothing makes sense anymore.

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#2 Altoids Sours

Your tongue hasn't been able to get absolutely destroyed since 2010.

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#3 Creme Savers

The creme that saved all of us from nondelicious candy couldn't be saved itself. It went away within the last few years.

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#4 Haribo Sugar-Free Gummy Bears

What could be more appealing than a candy that packs in a ton of flavor while also being marketed as healthy for you? Haribo believed they found the winning combination in their sugar-free gummy bears, having replaced the sugar in the product with the artificial sweetener maltitol. It wasn't long before the public found the downside to this product—the sweetener acted as a laxative and it gave everyone who consumed the candy extreme gastrointestinal distress. Haribo quickly doubled back on its product, and despite competitors still selling gummy candies with this sweetener, Haribo has since pulled the product.

#5 Nesquik Cereal

Nesquik Cereal was quikly removed from shelves in the US in 2012. You can still get it in some other countries.

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#6 Pepsi Blue

This sweet, delicious blue nectar of the Gods was ripped from our hearts and souls in 2004.

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#7 Reeses Swoops

What's better than a chip? How about a chip MADE OF CHOCOLATE. Too bad they've been gone since 2006,

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#8 3D Doritos

The world got a whole lot more 2D in 2005.

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#9 Kudos

The most delicious granola bar ever to granol has disappeared from shelves within the last few years.

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#10 Slice Soda

Slice as we knew it has been gone since 2009. Now it's a seltzer.

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#11 Crystal Pepsi

The transparent, caffeine-free soda U.S. had a short run in the early 1990s. It was a novelty, but it didn't taste quite like Pepsi. Saturday Night Live parodied the product in a crystal-clear gravy skit, Thrillist recounts. Because it is something that instills some serious nostalgia, Crystal Pepsi has made some limited-time comebacks in recent years.

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#12 Extra Thin Ice Sheets

Back in 2003, Extra's Thin Ice Sheets took the breath-freshening world by storm. So much so, that some newspapers actually claimed that their creation would effectually end chewing gum.

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#13 Oreo Cakesters

Sweet, soft Cakesters were no more as of seven years ago.

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#14 Yogos

They've been Yo-gone from shelves since the early 2010s.

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#15 Flintstone Push-Up Pops

You can still get these...just without the Flintstones on your sherbet pops. Dang shame.

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#16 Cinnamon Tic Tacs

If you can believe it, both Cinnamon AND Spearmint Tic Tacs have been gone since 2014.

#17 Reese's Bites

These chewy lil' balls of deliciousness haven't been around since 2008.

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#18 Squeeze Pop

The goopiest candy gooped no more within the last few years.

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#19 Trix Yogurt

While still available some places in smoothie form, the orig yogurt has been gone since 2013.

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#20 Squeez-Its

The juiciest juice to ever juice has been juiced out since 2001.

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#21 Nestlé Magic Balls

Hollow milk chocolate with toy figurines inside, Nestlé Magic Balls were like the Happy Meals of the candy world. But, in 1997, they were discontinued over concerns that hiding toys inside chocolate could pose a choking hazard. The candy made a comeback as the Nestlé Wonder Ball, this time with candy filling the chocolate sphere. Those, too, were eventually discontinued.

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#22 Mars Delight

Mars Delight may have only been on the shelves for four years, but in that time the chocolate bar developed a large and devoted following. This slender version of the classic Mars bar, also featuring a wafer layer, was nowhere to be found by the end of 2008. Nine years after their discontinuation, petitions are still being signed online demanding that the bar be brought back.

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#23 Topps Bubble Gum Juice Cartons

For children of the 1980s, the coolest gum to chew was the Topps Bubble Gum that came in juice cartons — you could even pretend they were healthy because they called their flavors "juice." That said, many remember that the gum's flavor really only lasted about 30 seconds.
You can get some on eBay for less than $10, but the posting comes with the warning "The cartons of gum are still sealed from the '80s and still contains the gum. This gum is being sold as Collectors Items ONLY!!!! I would not recommend buying this gum to eat it. It is 30+ years old. DO NOT EAT!!! Collectors Item ONLY!!! Being sold AS-IS and not for consumption."

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#24 Hershey's Kissables

You were no longer able to get Kissables starting in 2009.

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#25 Butterfinger Bbs

Bart Simpson's favorite candy and (in my humble opinion) the perfect Butterfinger experience hasn't been around since 2006.

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#26 Ouch! Gum

The only gum that was simultaneously delicious and functional has been gone since 2009.

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#27 Ritz Bits S'mores

Ritz s'mored no more in the US two years ago.

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#28 Twisted Cheetos

The twisted world took these twisted delights in 2012.

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#29 Jell-O Pudding Pops

While they debuted in the 1970s, Jell-O Pudding Pops hit peak popularity in the 1980s. A box of pudding pops came in flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and swirled. If you're really craving a pudding pop, and a Fudgesicle doesn't come close enough for you, there are pudding pop molds so you can make your own.

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#30 Hershey's Bites

What could be more fun than eating a chocolate bar? How about grabbing a handful of these chocolate crunchy bites that you could down in a couple of handfuls? With flavors including cookies n' cream, Heath bar, Reese's, and more, these grabbable snacks could easily please a crowd. Unfortunately, they also presented a choking hazard, causing a massive product pull. Now the candy can only live on in our memories.

#31 Cheetos Salsa Con Queso

If you grew up in the 2000s, you probably remember this iconic Cheetos flavor. This spicy variant was eventually overshadowed by its flamin' hot cousin and eventually disappeared after 2012, leaving its fans wondering when it will make its return

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#32 Life Savers Holes

Life Savers Holes were introduced in the '90s, and were basically Life Savers, but in a non-ring form.

Life Savers Holes were plagued with problems. After being on the market for the second half of 1990, they were recalled for being choking hazards in January 1991. They re-appeared four months later with new packaging, but were eventually taken off shelves forever.

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#33 Cereal Straws

Went to that great cereal straw in the sky in the early 2010s.

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#34 Skittles Gum

The rainbow got a whole less chewy starting in 2006.

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#35 Lollipop Paint Shop

Candy hasn't been creative since the mid-2000s.

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#36 Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars

Look at that thing. It's gorgeous. It also was discontinued over a decade ago.

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#37 Pb Crisps

These gifts from god have been gone since 1995.

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#38 Onion Nuggets

Ancient relics (OK, a promotional photo on a Tumblr page) reveal that McDonald's once served Onion Nuggets in the 1970s. The nuggets look like a golden fried onion ring, but, you guessed it, in the shape of a chicken nugget.

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#39 Fruitopia

In the mid-1990s, Coca-Cola unleashed Fruitopia to the world. You may have even had a Fruitopia branded vending machine in your school. But, did we ever question the names of the flavors, like "Strawberry Passion Awareness," "Citrus Consciousness," and "Lemonade Love and Hope?"
Atlas Obscura reminds us that Fruitopia was so prevalent in '90s pop culture that it was referenced on a Simpsons episode.

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#40 Lemon Ice Gatorade

Lemon Ice Gatorade hasn't been around for a decade, but it does have its own Facebook page. It was brought back to 7-Eleven stores for a limited time in 2015.

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#41 Haagen-Dazs Black Walnut Ice Cream

It's time to throw in the towel if you still scan the freezer section in hopes of finding this popular ice cream flavor. Despite other nut flavors like butter pecan or pistachio ice cream settling into the mainstream, this rich variant never found full traction with consumers and was pulled well before its time.

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#42 Keebler Magic Middles

One of Keebler's biggest hits of the 21st century came in the form of their Magic Middles—shortbread cookies filled with fudge or peanut butter filling that everyone couldn't get enough of. The cookies quietly disappeared from shelves with very little explanation from the Keebler offices, much to millennials' chagrin.

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#43 Banana Nut Cheerios

Branching out from their original honey flavor, Cheerios created a range of different flavors, one of which was the banana nut flavor, attributing its banana flavor from an added fruit puree. The cereal wasn't to last, having been pulled off the shelves in 2016. Other banana cereals come and go, but this one set a trend, leaving consumers wondering what happened.

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#44 Pizza Spins

Do you remember these snacks? Shaped like wheels and infused with pizza flavor, they were truly in a league of their own from 1968 to 1975, when they sadly left store shelves.

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#45 Smucker's Snack'n Waffle

Smucker's knows how to find the best snacks when it comes to using fruit, and 2011's Snack'n Waffles found the sweet spot where snacks and breakfast foods met. These microwavable waffles came in flavors like maple and blueberry. The waffles weren't to last and quietly vanished from shelves shortly thereafter, despite cries from the public to bring them back.

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#46 Dunkaroos

Dunkaroos were the quintessential '90s snack. Every cool kid had them in their lunchbox. Launched in 1990, Dunkaroos were discontinued in the US in 2012, though they're still sold in Canada. Walmart recently created its own version called Dunk N' Crunch.

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#47 Campino Strawberry And Cream Sweets

These red and white boiled sweets, formed of strawberry and yoghurt stripes of candy, could be found in supermarkets for over 40 years before they were suddenly axed in the mid 2000s.

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#48 Snapple Elements

Snapple Elements were released in April 1999, and the world of soft drinks was never the same.
When Snapple eventually discontinued these delicious drinks, the world just couldn't get over it. There are Reddit threads and Facebook pages dedicated to remembering these drinks, and a petition to bring them back has over 10,000 signatures.

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#49 Nabisco Giggles Cookies

Giggles were similar to Oreos in that they were sandwich cookies with a creme middle. They were popular in the 1980s, but slowly faded into obscurity.

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#50 Pizzarias

The alpha and omega of chips has been gone since the '90s.

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#51 Pop-Tarts Go-Tarts

They've been Go-Go-GONE since 2008.

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#52 Waffle Crisp

Waffle Crisp left us in 2018.

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#53 Pepsi Twist

Yet another twisted product gone too soon. Pepsi discontinued Twist in the US in 2006.

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#54 Ice Breakers Liquid Ice

The world's strongest mint hasn't freshened anyone's breath in about five years.

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#55 Munch 'Ems

These baked snacks were like a crunchy cross between chips and crackers. They came in flavors like onion, ranch, and cheddar. But Keebler quietly discontinued them in the 2000s.

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#56 Cookies 'N Cream Twix

These Twix bars were available in the early 1990s. They were discontinued along with the chocolate fudge variety.

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#57 Pop-Tarts Crunch

Pop-Tarts Crunch was a cereal based on the famous pastries, but it was discontinued in the late 1990s.

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#58 Oreo Sippers

Oreo can't be beaten when it comes to finding ingenious new ways to market their cookie, and turning their cookie into an iconic straw was a brilliant idea. Whether you slurped cereal milk or ate the straw whole, the novelty was unparalleled. After the snack spent several years on the market, Oreo pulled the plug on Oreo straws in 2012.

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#59 Heinz Ez Squirt

Heinz EZ Squirt was colorful ketchup in a squeeze bottle. Released in tandem with "Shrek" in 2000 with a green shade (Blastin' Green) —took the condiment market by storm, selling 25 million bottles in three years.
While it was initially successful, Heinz ended up pulling the ketchup from shelves in 2006 after faltering sales, making it impossible to create ketchup-based works of art.

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