Top 10 Discontinued Food Items We Miss (Part 12)

Top 10 Discontinued Food Items We Miss (Part 12)


Who hasn’t lived to see one of their favorite
foods discontinued? From Reddit threads to Facebook pages, people
have come together to reminisce about their favorite food items that were discontinued
before their time. In the spirit of bringing people together,
we’ve compiled yet another list of ten discontinued food items that we miss. Miss Vickie’s Honey and Roasted Garlic Chips It’s been said that Miss Vickie’s can
do no wrong. And when it comes to their crunchy, flavorful
chips, the saying seems to hold true. However, there is one thing that Miss Vickie’s
did very, very wrong. And that was making the decision to discontinue
one of their most interesting and delicious potato chip flavors. For less than five years in the early 2000s,
Miss Vickie’s produced a chip flavor that has been described as something that “can’t
be good for eating before a date.” Bad for dates, but great for warding off vampires,
Miss Vickie’s Honey and Roasted Garlic Chips were criminally underrated. In a poll ranking twenty-one Miss Vickie’s
flavors, it clocked in a respectable twelve, but it probably would have done much better
if it hadn’t been discontinued so early on. More people deserve the chance to try this
unique flavor. If it’s the roasted garlic you miss, Miss
Vickie’s currently has a Parmesan and Roasted Garlic flavor available. If it’s the sweet honey flavor you’re
after, consider trying their Honey Dijon chips. Neither is overwhelming similar to Honey and
Roasted Garlic, but they come close enough that they make us feel a little bit better
about this great flavor being discontinued. Yes, it’s small consolation, but we’ll
take it for now. Ben and Jerry’s Cannoli Ice Cream This limited-edition Ben and Jerry’s ice
cream flavor, simply called “Cannoli”, is not to be confused with its predecessor,
a far less popular flavor dubbed “Holy Cannoli”. Both flavors were inspired by the absolutely
divine Italian pastry, but they paid homage to it in very different ways. Holy Cannoli was a ricotta and pistachio ice
cream and, while many thought it tasted pretty great, it just didn’t sell well enough for
it to make sense for Ben and Jerry’s to keep producing it. Their Cannoli flavor was their second attempt
at translating this delicious dessert into a frozen form. Instead of ricotta, Cannoli ice cream utilized
another kind of cheese called mascarpone which can commonly be found in desserts, such as
tiramisu. Mixed into the ice cream were pieces of fudge-covered
cannoli pastry, alongside mascarpone swirls. This ice cream was super sweet and didn’t
end up tasting all that much like cannoli, but that being said, it was still pretty great. Unfortunately, it was never meant to become
a permanent addition to the Ben and Jerry’s catalogue and was retired after just a few
months. Now the question remains, will Ben and Jerry’s
ever come out with a third cannoli-inspired flavor? Leaving it at two feels incomplete. However, considering that we had to wait almost
fifteen years between Holy Cannoli and Cannoli, it may be quite some time before we get an
answer. Nesquik Cereal Mixes and syrups to add a chocolate, or strawberry
flavor to your milk will always be what Nesquik is known for. They’ve had some success dabbling in other
realms, but they’ll probably always be known as the brand that produces the best DIY chocolate
milk. But they did come out with one other food
item that was top notch and, in our minds, wrongfully discontinued. That, of course, is Nesquik Cereal. This wouldn’t be a list of discontinued
food items if it didn’t include at least one cereal. All the best ones seem to be getting discontinued
left, right, and center. The end of the nineties saw the start of an
epic collaboration between General Mills and Nestle, from which Nesquik Cereal was born. With its chocolate, spherical pieces, it’s
ridiculous how similar to Cocoa Puffs this cereal was. Naturally, they quickly became competitors. The mascot for Nesquik Cereal was none other
than the Nesquik Bunny, an anthropomorphic rabbit who, while he has undergone several
variations in appearance, has been the Nestle mascot since the early seventies. Despite the fact that this cereal was so great,
and the brand so recognizable, its production was axed in the early 2010s. For whatever reason, this was specific to
the United States, and the cereal can still be found in many other countries. While the reasons behind Nesquik Cereal’s
discontinuation were never given, it’s quite possible that it just couldn’t compete with
a cereal as established as Cocoa Puffs. Pepsi Twist Pepsi Twist is a lemon-flavored variation
of the original Pepsi soft drink, with an interesting origin story. Back in the seventies, Pepsi came out with
a diet version of their soda called Pepsi Light. Unlike regular Pepsi, this soft drink had
a distinct lemon flavor. This wasn’t always the plan – in fact,
it was due to necessity more than anything else. Apparently, saccharin, the artificial sweetener
used to replace sugar and cut the soda’s calorie content, had a rather unpleasant aftertaste. The lemon flavor was incorporated as a way
to mask that. As aspartame rose in popularity, saccharin
was replaced, and Pepsi Light was replaced with the Diet Pepsi we all know and love. Pepsi Light may have become obsolete, but
the idea of a lemon-flavored soda lived on. In the early 2000s, Pepsi released Pepsi Twist,
a regular Pepsi with a hint of lemon flavor. Pepsi Twist was only available for about five
years in the United States, but it had runs of various lengths internationally. In fact, while it’s no longer available
in the United States, and only returned for a brief stint in Canada in 2017, this soda
can still be found in many places around the world. So, the next time you’re traveling, keep
your eyes peeled for this beverage. Pop Tarts Go-Tarts Pop Tarts are a timeless breakfast food. With their sweet fillings and frosted pastry,
they taste more like dessert than breakfast (many moms out there have probably made several
arguments for that case). Kellogg’s decided to take advantage of the
popularity surrounding this delicious food item and make a snack-sized version. Pop Tarts Go-Tarts were identical to Pop Tarts
in taste, but were much narrower, shaped like a bar that could be easily eaten on the go. To make transport even more efficient, each
Go-Tart was individually wrapped. That way, they could easily be packed in a
lunch box or grabbed on the way out the door. Go-Tarts came in fewer flavors than their
predecessors, with only strawberry, brown sugar cinnamon, chocolate chip, and chocolate
fudge available. Unfortunately, this breakfast to go didn’t
have nearly as much success as Kellogg’s had anticipated. People like to stick to what they know, so,
while Go-Tarts had an added aspect of convenience, they had nothing on the popularity of Pop-Tarts. Go-Tarts were given about two years to strut
their stuff and when they failed to wow audiences, they became just another food item lost to
time. Sprinklers Ice Cream Bars These Popsicle brand ice cream bars were as
aesthetically pleasing as any dessert has ever been. If Instagram had been around when these were
being sold, they probably would have had a lot more success. It’s too bad that snapping artsy pictures
of your food wasn’t cool back in the day, because Sprinklers Ice Cream would have been
the perfect model. The concept behind this frozen dessert was
relatively simple. A vanilla ice cream bar with a chocolate coating
is nothing new, but Popsicle elevated their ice cream bar to new heights by covering it
in small, round sprinkles in every color imaginable. The use of bright colors was probably a marketing
move to attract kid’s attention, but it honestly made the product more appealing to
just about everyone. Except for a petition for their return and
a couple of old commercials on YouTube, there isn’t much information about Sprinklers
Ice Cream Bars out there. It seems like they’re one of those discontinued
food items that have faded from memory. Hopefully this will help trigger some good
memories for those of you who loved these in your childhood but haven’t thought of
them in years. It’s surprising that these haven’t been
replicated, because, let’s be real here, who doesn’t love sprinkles? Squeeze Pop Hubba Bubba has come out with a lot of great
stuff over the years. Their Squeeze Pop Liquid Lollipops were one
of their… more adventurous products. The gooey, brightly colored, liquid sugar
found inside these bottles shaped like tiny tubes of toothpaste is definitely not to everybody’s
taste. Dentists, for example, probably weren’t
huge fans. But anyone with a super sweet tooth and a
deep-seated love of candy adored these. Calling them liquid lollipops is the best
way to describe this candy, as that’s basically what they were. It was as though a lollipop was left out in
the sun for too long, and then was bottled after it had completely melted. Kids (or adults with major sugar cravings)
could simply squeeze them into their mouth and enjoy this excessively sweet treat. Squeeze Pops came in three different flavors,
cherry, blue raspberry, and watermelon. Looking back, many people have commented on
the fact that their parents wouldn’t let them eat these as kids and now, as adults
themselves, they’re finally able to understand why. So, yes, eating a Squeeze Pop was basically
the equivalent of swallowing a mouthful of liquid sugar. But the nostalgia hits hard, and we can’t
help but miss them. Cheetos Twisted Aside from the classic potato chip, Cheetos
are the staple snack food of any movie night, game day, or lazy Sunday afternoon. Just like any other popular food item, many
variations of Cheetos have come and gone over the years. There were Cheetos X’s and O’s, interesting
flavors like Honey BBQ and Cheesy Pizza, and there were Cheetos Twisted. Cheetos Twisted were like any other Cheeto,
except, instead of being straight or slightly curved, they came in a spiral shape. They were also slightly thicker than the average
Cheeto. These actually survived a lot longer than
many of the other items on this list, as they stuck it out for almost a decade. After they disappeared, Frito-Lay issued a
statement responding to the questions and complaints from many Cheetos Twisted fans. They confirmed that this Cheetos variation
had been officially discontinued, and acknowledged that it was, in fact, “a bummer”. That’s putting it lightly, but okay. The greatest thing about Cheetos Twisted,
was that they came in all the best Cheetos flavors. So, you never had to sacrifice taste for the
cool shape. However, this also meant that, other than
their funky shape, Cheetos Twisted really didn’t bring anything new to the table. It makes sense that, once the novelty wore
off, people would revert to their old habits of buying their favorite Cheetos flavors in
the regular shape. Eggo Waf-Fulls A great way to make an already good food item
better, is to stuff it full of another delicious food or filling. This was the basic idea behind Eggo Waf-Fulls,
take something you already love, waffles, and stuff it full of a delicious fruit flavoured
jam filling. These came in a variety of flavors, including
strawberry and blueberry. Eggo Waf-Fulls had some pretty amazing commercials
in the 2000s. Some of the ads featured a waffle essentially
stalking a blob of jam filling who would was out running errands like shopping or getting
the mail. The waffle would then consume the jam filling
and become a Waf-Full. Another featured a group of explorers in the
breakfast treat, literally giving you an inside look of a Waf-Full, even as it was getting
chewed into by a kid. These commercials were the right kind of weird
if you ask us. While in the early 2000’s when they released,
Eggo Waf-Fulls were actually quite successful. However they did end up unfortunately being
discontinued. Some people claimed it was a bad idea to release
a food product that sounds a-lot like the word “aw-ful”, and others claimed it was Kellog’s
trying to be more health conscious by trying to go away from sugar filled jam to “real
fruit pieces” inside their waffles. Either way they are gone and missed now. However those looking to recreate this breakfast
treat could easily slather some jam on top of their waffle, but it won’t be quite as
good as the original Waf-Fulls where the jam would heat up inside the waffle while it was
being toasted. Ritz Bits S’mores Sandwiches One of the great things about s’mores is
how tied to experience they are. Sitting around a campfire with family and
friends, toasting marshmallows and laughing about life, it’s really something quite
special. Unfortunately, those days don’t necessarily
come around as often as we’d like them to. And sometimes you’re just craving a s’more. You can’t exactly just build a campfire
and get to toasting marshmallows whenever you please and, even though at home “skip
the bonfire” s’mores recipes can be found all over the Internet, most of them take a
little too much effort. That’s why Ritz Bits S’mores were so great. Sure, they weren’t as good as the real thing,
but they were definitely good at satisfying cravings. Ritz Bits S’mores Sandwiches looked just
like Ritz Bits Cheese Sandwiches, but, instead of a regular Ritz cracker, they used graham
cracker, and instead of a cheese filling, between the two graham crackers there was
half marshmallow filling and half chocolate filling. This snack food has rave reviews, so the reasons
behind its discontinuation remain a mystery. But it could be argued that, out of all the
food items included on this list, this is the one that people miss the most. It’s possible that you could still find
Ritz Bits S’mores Sandwiches somewhere online, maybe in a dark corner of eBay, but we can’t
attest to their freshness. Hopefully the outcry is loud enough that Ritz
takes pity on us and brings these cookies back. But until then, you better get to building
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  1. Babbletop i have 2 requests for you first could you do 10 times fast food went too far part 4 then after that could you do top 10 discontinued food items we miss part 13

  2. mate i miss nesquik i always eat it for breakfast back in the day when i was 1 year old now i just wish they get it back

  3. I do love your videos and I like this one. But my question is everything you put on these videos have you ever really tried them???

  4. BT any chance you guys could find out about “Tom’s Tabasco fries?” It was in the early 90’s when they were produced. The interwbz has been fruitless. Hot fries are in a red bag, bacon cheddar fries are an orange bag, these came in a yellow bag. I’ve called and emailed the company with no response.

  5. I can't tell if this is a real up and coming channel or just a content farm pumping out decent content and gaining a lot of views fast.

  6. Hi, Babble Top! Just FYI that cheese is called "mascarpone", not"marscapone". That didn't take away from my enjoyment of this video, of course. A lot of these I've never heard of, but Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts are my absolute favorite, with blueberry in close second place. The key to s'mores is "the fourth element", which is whatever you want. I've tried butter, peanut butter, pizza sauce, jalapeno Cheez Whiz, and even Vegemite/Marmite/Bovril. (I imagine that last one won't win over many hearts.) HA! As a teenager, I tried to gross out my sister by toasting a hamburger bun in the oven and then putting peanut butter, pizza sauce, and tons of black pepper. Turned out to be awesome. I still occasionally eat that to this day!!!! My supermarket visit is a 3-step process: observe ingredients, innovate, and then enjoy. (Well, "usually" enjoy. HA!!!) Great video, as always Babble Top!!!!

  7. pepsi twist just got back on the market here, they also made one with ginger , as for the cheetos twisted, they never stopped being made, and to be fair, i don't like them at all , they taste ok but they are a hassle to eat…..nesquick cereal is also still easily available….

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