Top discontinued foods everyone misses! From doritos to butterfingers, these are foods and snack products many of us used to love
14. Burger King Ribs- Hungry for some ribs but don’t want to pay full price at a restaurant or spend time cooking some at home? Well, Burger King was the perfect joint to grab a small portion of ribs. First introduced in the summer of 2010, they became such a success that the fast food chain was actually running low on ribs a week before the limited time offer was ending. The ribs were more of a snack size, one order came with a pack of six and included barbecue sauce on the side. The three inch, bone in ribs cost eight bucks, and by the eighth week of the promotion, they sold over 10 million grilled pork ribs. Crispin, Porter + Bogusky produced the advertising campaign and featured flying pigs which did an excellent job in convincing customers that a fast food place could make good barbecue ribs at an affordable price.
13. Doritos 3D’s- Even the original Doritos couldn’t compare to Doritos 3D’s chips! It made one-dimensional chips taste so boring and look dull. First launched in the 1990’s, it rose to popularity in the mid-2000’s, and it made snacking so much more fun! These bloated chips were easy to pop in your mouth and had a hollow center filled with cheese air, and for some unexplained reason, they just tasted better too. Flavors included nacho cheese, jalapeno cheese, and zesty ranch! Even though Doritos 3D’s are discontinued throughout the United States, you might be surprised and delighted to know that they still exist online, marketed as Doritos 3D Queso Mexican chips! If you don’t believe me, check it out for yourself!
12. Trix Shaped Fruit Cereal- Our childhood was shattered back in 2007 when Trix changed their shape lineup from fruit-shaped cereal to spherical pieces instead. But you might be surprised to know that the grain originally uses circular pieces and changed it to be fruit shaped in 1991. During this time, they also released new flavors that included Orangey Orange, Lime Green, Grapity Purple and Lemony lemon. Wildberry Blue was another flavor that appeared but was discontinued in 2006. It is believed that General Mills decided to revert to their original puffs of popped corn in response to an online petition to bring back nostalgia. But the change also broke the hearts of many other children who enjoyed the fruit-shaped cereal. Ah, now my childhood feels like a total lie.
11. Sour Altoids- Ah the candy of yesteryear. When you think of Altoids, sour mints don’t really come to mind, but in fact, the sour candy was once a beloved treat. The incredibly bitter, bright colored candy made lips pucker and delivered a punch of flavor! They were first sold back in 2004 and came in five flavors that included apple, lime, mango, raspberry, and tangerine. After six years, they were discontinued in February 2010 due to a lack of sales. A Wrigley customer service representative told Bustle.com if a product isn’t selling well, they sometimes have to, unfortunately, discontinue it. Fortunately, there is still hope because the best way to get a product back is to call their service hotline and give feedback on much you loved the sour candy!
10. Taco Bell’s Volcano Taco, Spicy Chicken Crunchwrap Supreme, and Chicken Caesar Burrito- Taco Bell has graced us with some many unique food options that they are always reinventing their menu. Back in 2008, the volcano taco hit the menu and gained people’s attention! Ground beef, lettuce, and cheese all smothered together in a bright red shell topped with a spicy nacho cheese dubbed “volcano sauce” really did wonders on your taste buds. Taco Bell made it a permanent food item in 2009 but eliminated it four years later after the Fiery Doritos Locos Taco was introduced. The spicy chicken crunchwrap supreme was available from 2006 to 2010, and it wasn’t made for weak stomachs. Complete with chicken, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and lava sauce all stuffed in a tostada shell, it sold popularly with Taco Bell fans. The Chicken Caesar grilled burrito was Taco Bell’s version of a chicken caesar wrap but with a twist. Unveiled in the summer of 2003, it contained your traditional ingredients of chicken, lettuce, dressing and crunchy red tortilla chips! This burrito has a gained a cult following, and Facebook campaigns have popped every few years to bring this burrito back!