Do you ever wonder why you can't find your favorite savory snack or candy in the store anymore? Honestly, Dunkaroos, Surge Soda, and plenty of other discontinued 90s and 2000s treats were so good we can't believe they're not making them anymore. So if you're feeling nostalgic, join us as we take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the most unforgettable snacks that we wish were still available today. Just don't read this on an empty stomach!
Planters Cheez Balls
When it comes to cheesy snacks, there's one in particular that has been missing for far too long: Planters Cheez Balls. These little orange balls of cheesy goodness were a staple in snack aisles throughout the 90s and early 2000s, but sadly, they were discontinued in 2006. Fans of the brightly colored crunch balls have not forgotten. In fact, there have been numerous online petitions to Planters, begging for the return of these fluorescent orange balls of cheesy joy.
The crunch, cheese dust, and unmistakable orange hue were all part of what made Cheez Balls so special that it just couldn't be replicated by any other snack.
Fruit-Shaped Trix Cereal
If you grew up in the 90s, you know the disappointment of pouring a bowl of Trix cereal and finding out that the fruit-shaped pieces were no more. Yes, we're talking about those little puffs of fruity goodness that made breakfast the best meal of the day. While you can still buy Trix cereal today, it's not the same. But for those of us who grew up with the original Trix, the nostalgia factor is strong.
In 2006, General Mills decided to change the shape of the cereal pieces, turning them into plain old puffs instead of the iconic fruit shapes we all knew and loved.
You probably remember the craze for Trix Swirls yogurt snacks in the 90s. These colorful, swirled yogurts came in fun flavors like Strawberry Banana Bash and Raspberry Rainbow and were a hit with kids everywhere. But unfortunately, Trix Swirls were short-lived and were discontinued, leaving everyone with a serious case of nostalgia. While they may not have been the healthiest snack option, they were certainly delicious, and a fun treat for kids.
After all, what's childhood without some fun and sugary snacks to indulge in? We can't help but hope that Trix Swirls will make a comeback someday.
Altoid Tangerine Sours
Remember Altoid Sours? These brightly colored, crystal-like candies really took off in the early 2000s and made everyone's taste buds dance with their incredibly sour flavors. Sadly, they were discontinued in 2010, leaving us all seriously craving their unique taste. While the Altoids of today may still have that strong mint flavor, they just don't compare to the sour goodness of Altoid Sours. Despite their discontinuation, the internet is still nostalgic and hopeful for their return.
With their reusable aluminum tins and sour bursts of tangerine, they were the perfect treat for any sour candy lover. Will we ever get to taste those deliciously sour candies again? Only time will tell.
Do you remember the unique, triangular-shaped, air-filled, and crunchy snack from the 90s called Doritos 3Ds? This was a classic snack that we all used to love, but sadly, it was discontinued in the early 2000s. Although some of the flavors were similar to the regular Doritos, the texture and shape were what made them unique. The 3D shape was puffier, with an air-filled center, and it gave you a completely different snacking experience.
The Doritos 3Ds were launched in 1998 and discontinued a few years later, but we can still remember the delicious taste and texture of this unforgettable triangular snack.
Do you remember the days of heading to the corner store after school to pick up a few of your favorite snacks? The 90s had some of the best snacks that still make our mouths water. But there's one snack we all miss and want back, Butterfinger BB's. These little chocolate-covered peanut butter balls were a staple in every candy bowl and vending machine, but they were discontinued in 2006, leaving a Butterfinger-shaped hole in our hearts.
They quickly became a fan favorite, even making appearances in popular shows like The Simpsons. So why were they discontinued? Nobody knows for sure, but we're still hoping for their return.
French Toast Crunch Cereal
Remember those French Toast Crunch bites that you just couldn't get enough of in the 90s? These delectable little bites took the cereal world by storm, offering a unique twist on breakfast that nobody could resist. But in 2006, our hearts were shattered when French Toast Crunch was discontinued, leaving a void in the cereal aisle. Thankfully, there was a public outcry, and in 2014, French Toast Crunch was revived.
Now, fans of this childhood classic can once again enjoy the sweet, cinnamon flavor of these crunchy little bites and indulge in some nostalgic snacking.
In the 90s, there were a lot of snacks that gave us the sugar rush we all craved for. Melody Pops were the lollipops that had a whistle built into the stick, and you could make music with them! Sadly, Melody Pops were discontinued in 2015, but don't worry; you can still find them if you dig deep on the internet. Just don't expect to see them on the shelves of your local convenience store.
If only there were an easier way to get these delicious music-making lollipops, then your desire for both sugar and nostalgic memories would be effortless.
Rice Krispies Treats Cereal
The days of indulging in sugary cereals were almost too good to be true. One of those classics was Rice Krispies Treats cereal. With its sticky, gooey bites, this cereal was way better than the original. But unfortunately, after causing a billion cavities and a trillion sugar-induced temper tantrums, this childhood favorite went extinct. Although it's rumored that Rice Krispies Treats cereal wasn't entirely discontinued, it has been scaled back so much that it's nearly impossible to find.
For those who were lucky enough to enjoy this sweet treat, it remains a nostalgic reminder of a simpler time.
Flintstones Push Up Pops
The Flintstones Push Up pops were the best treat in the 90s on a hot day, with their images of the beloved cartoon characters imprinted on the icy treat. But sadly, they couldn't withstand the heat of summer and started disappearing in the early 2000s. As we look back, it's clear that it was the show that made these famous. So as the show became less interesting, these ice cream pops did too.
The Flintstones Push Up pops are a prime example of a snack that many 90s kids miss and would love to see make a comeback.
The Wonka Bar, a candy that took its inspiration from the iconic 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, was a staple snack of the 90s. Regrettably, the chocolate treat was discontinued in 2010, leaving many chocoholics, including us, disappointed. Although the Wonka Bar was initially famous, it failed to maintain its status as a top chocolate delight.
However, for those who were lucky enough to taste the magical chocolate, the memory of this treat remains a nostalgic reminder of a sweeter time.
Jello Pudding Pops
If you grew up in the 90s, you might remember how Jell-O Pudding Pops used to be a refreshing, frozen treat that could make any hot summer day just a little bit sweeter. They were supposed to be a healthier alternative to ice cream, but let's face it, they were just as sugary. These iconic pops came in chocolate, vanilla, and banana flavors, and their smooth, creamy texture was unmatched.
Whether you enjoyed them as an after-school snack or a late-night indulgence, Jell-O Pudding Pops will always hold a special place in our hearts and our taste buds.
Skittles Bubble Gum
Skittles, the fruity and chewy candy that has become a household name, has been a staple snack for many since the 90s. With its bold colors and delicious flavors, it's no surprise that Skittles has remained a fan-favorite for so long. But what about a gum version of this classic candy? Well, once it was created, kids lost their marbles over it. Especially into the 2000s, if you had these in school, you were the coolest.
Fans are left to only dream of Skittles gum now. Nonetheless, the memory of this timeless candy still brings back fond memories of childhood snacking.
P. B. Crisps
If you were a fan of Nutter Butter or peanut butter in general, you're bound to think of Planters' P.B. Crisps. These peanut-shaped graham crackers were filled with a delicious peanut butter filling, making them the perfect snack for any peanut butter lover. Unfortunately, these delectable treats were discontinued after just two short years on the market in 1994, leaving people to wonder why such a beloved snack would be taken away.
Despite their short time on the market, most 90s kids can't forget this delicious peanut butter goodness snack. It seems like a spoonful of peanut butter will have to do!
In the 90s, we loved everything bite-sized, and Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Crunch was no exception. Imagine tiny Pop-Tarts that you could eat with a spoon, and you get the idea of this iconic cereal. You could choose fruity strawberry or yummy brown sugar cinnamon, which was the perfect breakfast treat for any Pop-Tarts fan. Although it was only on store shelves from 1994-1995, it made a big impression on many of us who still crave that sweet, crunchy goodness.
So we think It’s time for Kellogg’s to bring back this blast from the past so we can relive the good old days!
Oh, the 90s. The era of scrunchies, grunge music, and Dunkaroos. These small, snackable bites of heaven were the ultimate lunchtime treat for kids growing up in the 90s. And now, over a decade after they were discontinued in 2012, we're still mourning the loss. For those who may not have had the pleasure of experiencing this wonder snack, Dunkaroos were essentially animal crackers with a side of icing for dipping.
Whether we were trading them with friends at lunch or sneaking them as a late-night snack, Dunkaroos were the taste of our childhoods.
Who remembers the excitement of cracking open a Wonderball as a kid and discovering what hidden surprise was inside? This candy was all the rage in the 90s, but sadly, it was discontinued due to choking hazard concerns in 1997. But don't worry; it made a comeback in 2000 with edible goodies! However, the problem persisted, and it was discontinued again in 2004. What an unfortunate end to such a sweet treat.
Even though we're all grown up now, the memories of unwrapping a Wonderball and biting into the chocolate shell to reveal the surprise inside still brings us back to our childhood days.
Are you a 90s kid who remembers chugging a can of Surge while playing video games? The citrus-flavored soda was the perfect companion to long gaming sessions or binge-watching your favorite TV shows. But sadly, the beverage was discontinued in 2003, leaving many fans devastated. Although it's probably not healthy to drink a bright neon soda, it sure was addictive. Who doesn't wish to relive 90s nostalgia with a cold can of Surge?
It would be nice to transport back to a time when things were simpler and you didn't have to worry about adulting. A time when all of these fantastic snacks were at every store!
Cheetos Paws were a fun and unique snack that '90s kids can't forget. These Cheetos were shaped like cute little paws, giving them a fun texture and playful appearance. Cheetos Paws were first released in 1990 and were discontinued in 1993, similar to Chester Cheetah, the brand's mascot. While you can still find Cheetos in stores, nothing quite compares to the nostalgia that comes with biting into a Cheetos Paw.
Just another snack we can only miss, and once you read about the rest of these snacks, you'll feel even more nostalgic...and hungry.
Kool-Aid was an essential part of growing up in the 90s. Kids everywhere would anxiously rip open their favorite flavor packets and mix up a sweet and tangy drink that tasted like summer. For many of us, the red flavor was the standout favorite. So these Kool-Aid Bursts changed the game because you could take them anywhere! And if you pulled one of these out at lunch, you were definitely the cool kid.
And trust us, Kool-Aid Bursts were just the tip of the iceberg because the rest of these 90s snacks are so good; once you see them, you'll be craving them all week.
Burger King Chicken Fries
The 90s and 2000s were a time of great snacking, and no fast food chain embodied that more than Burger King. If you were a fan of their iconic chicken fries, you might have been disappointed when they were discontinued in 2012. They were always a fan favorite to those who remembered heading to a Burger King after school in the early 2000s just to order these and scarf them down.
Burger King's chicken fries are proof that some things are just too good to let go of, and the original chicken fries need to be resurrected.
If you're a 90s kid, you're sure to remember the sugary sweet goodness of Fruitopia. This fruit-flavored drink was a staple in lunchboxes and at sleepovers, but sadly, it disappeared from shelves in 2003. Despite being gone for nearly 20 years, Fruitopia still brings back a rush of nostalgia and happy memories for many. Although, like most snacks on this list, it's probably best kids don't eat these snacks filled with pure sugar.
But hey, maybe sugar is fine every once in a while, and in that case, how can we get these delicious fruit drinks back?
Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice
If you were a kid in the 90s, chances are you saw the hype around this neon green beverage. Inspired by the hit movie Ghostbusters, Hi-C decided to cash in on the craze and release a limited edition juice box that looked like ectoplasm. And boy, was it a hit. The tangy, orange and tangerine-flavored juice was a staple in lunch boxes across the country, and the ghostly green color made it feel like you were drinking something straight out of a sci-fi flick.
But, as with all good things, it came to an end. Ecto Cooler was discontinued in 2001, leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of 90s kids everywhere.
While gummy snacks have remained a favorite among kids over the years, there's no denying that the Shark Bites of the 90s had a special charm that's hard to replicate. Nowadays, the recipe has changed, and many fans of the original Shark Bites feel that the taste just isn't the same. But for those who grew up with them, the memory of those sweet, chewy snacks still brings a smile to our faces.
Just seeing these brings back memories of opening your lunchbox to find a pack of Shark Bites gummies inside. Seriously they were the best colorful treats.
Soda-Licious Fruit Snacks
Fruit snacks were a must-have in every 90s kid's snack arsenal, and one that we can't help but miss is the Soda-Licious Fruit Snacks. Created in partnership between Betty Crocker and 7-Up, it was the best of both worlds. These treats were a unique blend of fruit flavors and the best soft drink tastes of the era. Sadly, they disappeared from store shelves in the 90s, and we've been missing them ever since.
If only they would bring back the Soda-Licious Fruit Snacks and let people relive the sweet nostalgia of their childhoods with the best snack ever!
Ah, Bubble Beeper - the gum that had it all. From its eye-catching packaging to its delicious flavor, this gum was a standout product of the 90s. Kids everywhere loved the fun, colorful design, and many of us couldn't resist collecting the packaging. But despite its initial popularity, Bubble Beeper's run was short-lived. A few disagreements later, and the gum fell out of fashion almost as quickly as it had risen to fame.
Today, you might be hard-pressed to find a pack of Bubble Beeper on store shelves, but for those who remember it, the memory of that sweet, fleeting flavor still lingers.
Hostess Chocodiles, the snack that took the iconic Twinkie to the next level with an extra chocolate coating. This delicious snack was named after Hostess' original mascot, Chauncey, the crocodile. For almost 20 years, Chocodiles were a beloved part of the Hostess lineup, but in 1999, they disappeared from store shelves! What a heartbreaking moment in history. While some claim that these can still be found, they are a rarity and likely come at a steep cost.
We just hope that if you ever stumble across these, you immediately buy them, and they taste just as delicious as everyone remembers!
Crystal Pepsi was the iconic clear soft drink marketed as a healthier, caffeine-free alternative to traditional sodas. This unique product was first introduced by Pepsi in the early 90s but was ultimately discontinued in 1993 after a brief stint on the market. However, the drink returned with a new, caffeinated recipe that didn't live up to the original. Despite its disappearance from store shelves, Crystal Pepsi still holds a special place in the hearts of 90s kids.
However, drinking regular Pepsi now doesn't compare to sipping on these magical clear Pepsi from back in the day.
Skippy Squeeze Stix
Skippy Squeeze Stix was such a yummy and convenient snack in the 90s. The idea behind them was simple - a tube of Skippy peanut butter or chocolate peanut butter that could be consumed on the go without any mess. But what happened to them? Despite having a similar concept to snacks still available today, Skippy Squeeze Stix completely vanished. While the reason for their disappearance isn't entirely clear, some speculate that it was due to poor marketing.
Regardless of the reason, people still miss the convenience and deliciousness of Skippy Squeeze Stix. If anyone magically finds these, buy them all and enjoy every last bite.
Nabisco Giggles Cookies
Nabisco Giggles were cookies with smiling faces that made snack time a fun experience. These little treats had a creamy filling that tasted just like Oreos. They quickly became a favorite among kids in the 90s. Unfortunately, Nabisco Giggles were discontinued, leaving a hole in our hearts and the snack aisles. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Nabisco has any plans to bring Giggles back, so fans of the iconic cookie are disappointed.
While other brands have tried to create similar smiley-face cookies, nothing quite compares to the original Giggles.
Strawberry Creme Savers
In the 90s, it was no secret that everyone was snacking on a certain sweet treat. It was like strawberry cheesecake in hard candy form, and everyone was popping them like they were going out of style. But these weren't your typical snacks - they were something special. Delicious, sugary, and bursting with flavor, these snacks had it all. They were the perfect pick-me-up for those days when you just wanted something sweet.
Whether you were able to get your hands on them or not, these scrumptious treats were sure to bring the nostalgia flooding back.
Do you miss the unique, flavorful 90s drinks? Well, Orbitz Water was one of the strangest and most memorable of them all! Released in 1997, this flavored water had something special to make it stand out from the rest: gelatinous balls floating in the glass! Sadly, though, it was only around for a year; weirdly enough, a travel company Orbitz bought out the name, and the drinks had to be discontinued.
These drinks were basically reminiscent of lava lamp juice, and although it was short-lived, the different flavors of Orbitz Water made a huge impact in the 90s beverage scene.
Twix Cookies-N-Creme Bars
90s nostalgia is like no other – and no snack can top the Twix Cookies-n-Creme bar. Released with its chocolate fudge counterpart in 1990, the cookies-n-creme flavor was undoubtedly the best. Its unique combination of chocolate cookie, cream, and milk chocolate coating was a delight to experience. Of course, just like the other snacks on this list, this classic treat was only around for about a year before it was discontinued.
Its disappearance definitely left a generation of 90s kids longing for more, not knowing when their next chance to get a taste of this nostalgic snack would be.
Who could forget the sweet and delicious snacks that graced our pantry shelves so long ago? One of the most iconic snacks that many of us have fond memories of is the Reggie! Bar. First released in 1976, this milk chocolate bar was inspired by the baseball player Reggie Jackson and packed with nuts and gooey caramel. Unfortunately, the bar disappeared from the candy aisles in 1982, leaving us all yearning for more.
However, it resurged in the 90s, and of course, people loved it. Until it suddenly disappeared again, never to be seen!
Yogos were a unique fruit snack that was coated in a yogurt shell. They were initially seen as a healthy snack with the potential to revolutionize the snack industry. However, after just five years on the market, they were discontinued. The exact cause of the discontinuation is not known, but many believe it was because Yogos were not actually healthy, despite the yogurt shell. Even though it remains a brief memory, it's an instantly recognizable snack.
If this snack brought up some memories, keep reading to discover the never-ending list of snacks from the 90s into the 2000s that left a mark on people's minds and tastebuds!
Fans of 90s nostalgia rejoice! Sprinkle Spangles, General Mills' was a short-lived breakfast cereal, but it made an impact. The star-shaped pieces and multi-colored sprinkles made this cereal fun to look at and even better to eat. Before being discontinued in 1998, this cereal was all over the place. When will there be fun foods like this again? If you find yourself craving sugary cereal, you won't find this snack anymore.
Yes, there are plenty of other cereals, but nothing is quite the same as taking a bite of your favorite childhood snack and getting hit with nostalgia and sugary goodness.
Dannon Sprinkl’ins Yogurt
Sprinkl'ins Yogurt is a major 90s throwback that you probably haven't thought about in ages! In 1995, Dannon released this innovative yogurt snack, giving kids a delicious way to enjoy the classic yogurt treat. With sprinkles all over it, Sprinkl'ins Yogurt was an instant hit. Sound pretty healthy, right? Although it lasted only five years, the childhood memories of this snack live on. It's a shame that this special treat is no longer available!
If this yogurt that was more like a sugary snack ever made a comeback, there's no doubt kids of this generation would be obsessed!
There's cereal, chocolate, and even soda, but how about Jell-O? At first, this doesn't seem like it could be a favorite childhood snack, but Kraft's Jell-O 1-2-3 was a party must-have. The one-in-all pouch split into three layers as it set, with a Jell-O bottom, a custard-ish middle layer, and a foamy finish. Unfortunately, the 90s were the last decade for this delightful treat since it was discontinued in 1996.
Jell-o is a unique snack, but there's no denying this was oddly yummy. The memories of this bizarre and jiggly snack will last a lifetime.
In 1989 and 1990, Mars released a treat that became an instant hit: PB Max chocolate candies. These delicious treats were a combination of a cookie, peanut butter filling, and a chocolate layer, making them impossible to resist. They quickly became popular, so much so that they made $50 million in sales in just one year! Despite doing so well, they were removed from all store shelves. Why, you might wonder?
Apparently, they were discontinued because the Mars brothers didn't like peanut butter, which is weird since they were selling so well. Either way, people had to say goodbye to this classic.
Life Savers Holes
You probably know of the candy Life Savers in almost every store checkout line. But what about Life Savers Holes? These were the centers that the rings were missing, and though delicious, they were discontinued due to choking hazards! Although the Life Savers we know today are the rings, the Holes were all the rage in the 90s. If only we could stroll down memory lane with these sweet candies one more time.
It seems these are the delicious foods that we may miss forever and ever unless they miraculously show up once again.