All of us have our favorite snack foods. We all have chips, candy bars, sodas, and more that we just can’t get enough of. Sadly, as time goes on, not all snack foods stay on the shelves. Snack foods often come and go, and even some popular and favorite ones get pulled and discontinued. This is sometimes rather disappointing because it means that delicious snacks aren’t available on shelves and can’t be eaten anymore. While sometimes discontinued products are brought back, this isn’t always the case.
We’ve put together a list of 10 snack foods that were discontinued but need to make a comeback.
10 BUTTERFINGER BB’S
There are still many Butterfinger products that are available including the regular size as well as miniature bites.
However, the small, BB shaped items made popular through The Simpsons aren’t around anymore. These were first made in 1992 and were around until 2006. While Butterfinger Bites might have somewhat taken their place, the bites are much larger and have a variety of different textures. Sadly, these crunchy, small snacks can’t be found anymore.
9 REESE’S ELVIS CUPS
As far as Reese’s cups are concerned, they are definitely one of the most popular American candy bars. There have been different variations on this classic over the years including the popular holiday shapes such as trees and eggs.
However, one of the most interesting variations was the Collector Edition Elvis Reese’s Cups. They were only available from 2007 to 2008 which is rather a shame. They were filled with peanut butter and bananas which made for a rare candy bar combination that was quite scrumptious.
8 JELL-O 1-2-3
This discontinued snack food gets us away from candy bars and into something a little more classic and versatile. This is also a more retro food on the list. This product was introduced in 1969 and discontinued in 1996. It’s no surprise that Jell-O used to be especially popular and used in many salads.
The 1-2-3 product had three different layers of jello with different textures. The bottom later was the traditional one, then there was a mousse, and then a creamy top layer.
7 3D DORITOS
3D Doritos are one of the most talked-about discontinued snacks foods. This is likely because of the nostalgia for the 90s that is rather big on the internet these days.
This product was made in the mid-90s and then discontinued in the early 2000s. 3D Doritos were really popular with teens and kids and came in multiple flavors. There was a reboot attempt with Doritos Jacked 3D in 20015, but this new product wasn’t received well and was also discontinued.
This product was made in the 90s as Coca-Cola’s answer to compete with Mountain Dew. It was released in 1996, and it was pretty popular for a while.
There is definitely something super late 90s and early 2000s about this soda and its logo and marketing. However, the success of Surge didn't last for too long and it was pulled in 2002. However, there was a re-release recently on Amazon, but this was also just for a limited run.
You can technically still got a really similar product to the Chocodile today, but something about it is just not the same. This hostess product was introduced in the 80s and discontinued in 1999.
This is a chocolate-covered Twinkie with a unique name. There were many years when this product is not available at all until 2014 when it was reintroduced in a smaller form. You can now get fudge-covered Twinkies which are basically the same but have a different name.
4 PLANTERS CHEESE BALLS
While there are definitely many different kinds of cheese ball products available still, many people are big fans of the Planters version. This product was introduced in the 1980s and then discontinued in 2006.
They were really popular for a long while, so it’s a bit unclear why they were pulled. This was another product that was briefly reintroduced last year as a limited run that could be purchased on Amazon. So, for now, fans will have to have different brands of cheese balls instead and hope for another reintroduction.
3 FRUIT-SHAPED TRIX
Kids who grew up in the 90s will remember that eating Trix was much different back then. While this might be more of a breakfast food than a snack food, it’s so sweet it can definitely count.
The original fruit-shaped Trix was put on shelves in 1991 and then discontinued in 2006. Trix are still available but they are all just in circle puff form now. There’s just something not quite as fun about eating Trix now. The fruit-shaped version was more dynamic and interesting to look at.
Dunkaroos were a delicious snack that was popular for kids in their lunches in the 90s and 2000s. This product was introduced in 1998 and then discontinued in 2012. They continued graham flavored cookies with an icing that the cookies were dipped into. There were different flavor combos with slightly different cookies and kinds of icing.
While they were available briefly on Amazon, you can’t buy them anymore, unfortunately. However, seeing as how the process of dipping them and the cute look of the packaging was so much fun, hopefully, they make another comeback again in the near future.
1 PB MAX
Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic mix that many people love. While there are many products out there that contain these two things together, there is one delicious variety that you can’t have anymore.
While Reese’s is the master of chocolate and peanut butter candies, the company Mars made its own version in the 90s called PB Max. This candy bar had peanut butter on a rich cookie in the middle and was covered with milk chocolate. This bar did quite well but didn’t last very long. They were strangely discontinued because the owners of Mars didn't’ like peanut butter.