Top 10 Discontinued Snacks THAT ARE BACK!!!

Top 10 Discontinued Snacks THAT ARE BACK!!!


Don’t you hate it when your favorite snack
foods are discontinued? Just when you’ve found your niche, they take it away, leaving
you in the cold and left scrambling to find the next best thing. Here are the Top 10 Snacks
That Have Returned. Twinkies Twinkie’s used to be the proverbial all
American snack. A small cake-like roll that has been described as “golden sponge cake with
a creamy filling”. Formerly made and distributed by Hostess Brands, Twinkies were invented
in Illinois in 1930, by James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental Baking
Company, to maximize the full use of his bakery machines to increase production and profit.
The original Twinkie was filled with banana cream, which he dubbed the Twinkie after a
billboard sign in St Louis advertising “Twinkle Toe Shoes”. During World War II, because
of rations and lack of bananas, they switched over to vanilla cream filling, which launched
the Twinkie into stardom. The honeymoon lasted close to 80 years and in 2012, Hostess Brands
filed for bankruptcy protection. They stopped production of Twinkies for a 10-month period
until they were bought over by Apollo Management in 2013. They eventually made a comeback in
the US on store shelves but in a reduced format. Urban legend has it that due to the chemicals in
Twinkies, they have an extra long shelf life, and can last anywhere from 10-100 years, but
we’re not recommending actually testing this theory. French Toast Crunch We all love to have the best of both worlds,
so why not combine your two most favorite breakfast snacks in one with cereal and french
toast. French Toast Crunch is best described as a crispy corn cereal resembling tiny pieces
of toast sprinkled with maple sugar that taste syrupy. This cereal was launched in the mid-1990s
by General Mills, a giant in breakfast cereals. What is very cool about this cereal is that
it actually looks like real pieces of mini-sized slices of French toast. They lasted for about
10 years, then General Mills discontinued French Toast Crunch in the United States.
Meanwhile, French Toast Crunch was still being produced and marketed in Canada and Australia.
However, consumers in the U.S. who craved the taste of this sweet cinnamon maple toast-shaped
cereal had to live without for a while. Fed up with the situation, they took to Facebook
and started a “Bring Back French Toast Crunch” campaign. Due to popular demand, General Mills
reintroduced the product in 2014. They played on the nostalgia of the consumers who ate
the cereal as kids in the 1990s. Thanks to a cult following, this cereal can be found
again on the shelves in the cereal aisle, and a whole new generation can see what the
fuss was about. Crispy M&M’s Everyone knows that M&M chocolate candies
were a copycat of the Smarties Brand. Forrest Mars Sr., the eldest son of Frank C. Mars,
the American business magnate who founded the food company Mars Incorporated, developed M&M’s after
a fallout with his dad. So he started his own company making chocolates. He first got
the idea in 1930, during the Spanish Civil War when he saw soldiers eating British-made Smarties.
In a partnership with Bruce Murrie, they developed the M&M’s brand. It was during this decade
in which they came up with the famous tagline that they are so famously known for today:
“Melts in your mouth, not in your hands”. During the years to follow, M&M has been marketed
in every color and permutation. In 1954, the peanut M&M version was introduced, but in
an interesting twist: Forest Mars was allergic to peanuts. Crispy M&M’s were introduced as
a limited-edition item. They were slightly larger than the milk chocolate variety and
also featured a crispy wafer center. They were discontinued in the United States in
2005, much to the chagrin of many fans, even though they remained available in Europe and
Southeast Asia. After a 10-year hiatus, and much Facebook fanfare and complaints, they
were brought back in the US in 2015. They are now available in Crunchy Espresso, Crunchy
Raspberry and Crunchy Mint as well. KFC Double Down The KFC Double Down sandwich is decadent,
with its two pieces of fried chicken fillet doubling as bread, filled with mounds of bacon,
melted cheese, and BBQ sauce. Initially test-marketed in certain parts of the US and Canada in
2010, it was originally offered for a limited time only. The sandwich was super popular,
similar to present day’s fad for the sold-out Popeye’s Fried Chicken Sandwich. Videos
of people eating the Double Down became a YouTube sensation. Even Stephen Colbert jumped on the bandwagon and
was featured eating one on The Colbert Report, spurring on the item’s popularity even further. It
was reported that on its launch date, it was sold out everywhere within hours. Nonetheless,
after all the hype, the Double Down was discontinued the same year as it was only intended to be
a limited time offer. But it was brought back immediately the same year because of its popularity.
In Canada, it was a different story, after being discontinued it returned in 2018, in
a different version called the Waffle Double Down. This version of the Double Down featured
a Belgian waffle between two seasoned chicken fillets and used a maple-aioli sauce. It’s
delicious, but it’s not the same. From its original launch date to present, The KFC Double
Down has sold over 10 million sandwiches, equating to a total of about $50 million dollars
in revenue. In Canada, the Double Down became KFC’s best-selling new menu item ever, selling
over 350,000 units in less than 10 days. Cheez Balls Made and sold by Planter’s, the famous peanut
company, Cheez Balls quickly became the snack of the ’80s and ’90s and threw Cheetos
for a loop. This snack was so much better than its counterpart, perfect little balls
of light and fluffy orange cheddar cheese puffs. They were so easy to pop in your mouth.
Everyone remembers them with fond memories of their childhood. Cheez Balls’ went M.I.A.
in 2006 after the acquisition of Planter’s by Kraft Food’s in 2000. Although there
were many cheese ball brands on the market at the time, none compared to Cheez Balls
specifically. That variety still maintains a cult following today. After 12 years of
public outcry, they decided to bring back this favorite snack in 2018. Similar in look
and taste, the only difference: a sticker that reads “Back Again!”. Now this treat
is available to a whole new generation and old-time fans, for a limited time or hopefully
maybe forever, who really knows! Planters Cheez Curls, the longer, skinner version of
Cheez Balls, also made a comeback as part of the revival. Chicken Fries at Burger King Burger King Chicken Fries were first introduced
in 2005.  They are actually slender piece of fried chicken that resemble fries, and
not actually made from spuds. Essentially a skinnier version of the chicken nugget just
shaped like a fry. The concept was intended for their larger male adult consumers. It
was supposed to be made with higher quality ingredients. Also, the chicken fries were
designed with specific packaging in mind that made them easier to handle and fit into car
cup holders. The product was part of a series of product introductions designed to expand
Burger King’s menu with both a more sophisticated fare appealing to people on the go and aiming
at the 24- to 36-year-old male market. The chicken fries did not really catch on, and
they were discontinued in 2012, but continued to be sold in some markets, such as Italy.
In 2014, thanks again to social media and its rampage of tweets and petitions, the fast-food
chain brought back the fries for a limited time offer in North America, which eventually
lead to their permanent status on the menu in 2015 in over 30 countries globally. Burger
King plans to keep the modified fries as a regular menu item. Surge & Crystal Pepsi SURGE, for those who have never tasted one,
is a citrus-flavored soft drink introduced to the market in the 1990s by Coca-Cola to
compete against Pepsi’s Mountain Dew. Surge was advertised as having a more hardcore edge
than its counterpart Mountain Dew. Coca Cola was attempting to lure customers away from
Pepsi. Originally launched in Norway as Urge in 1996, it was so popular that it was later
released in the U.S. as Surge. Because of low sales records, they discontinued the product
in 2003 in most markets. However, popular fan bases such as Facebook’s “Surge Movement”
led to Coca-Cola re-releasing the soft drink in 2014, for the US market via Amazon. Surge
was re-released in convenience stores in the Eastern U.S for good in 2015. And in 2018,
it was also being sold at Burger King restaurants. Crystal Pepsi had the same fate, first sold
in Europe in the early 1990s. The U.S. & Canada got it from 1992 to 1994, with brief limited
releases till the mid-2010s. Its market was sabotaged by competitor Coca-Cola in a “kamikaze
scheme” which ended its Tab Clear product and brought on Crystal Pepsi’s death. In
2014, following a Facebook campaign by consumers, both Surge and Crystal Pepsi, saw a resurgence
in demand, leading to speculation they would return. In 2016, Pepsi announced its return
and it has been making the rounds subsequently every year since for a limited time. Doritos 3D Doritos 3D was a line of puffed Doritos introduced
in the 1990s. They had a puff of air inside them, making them more round than traditional
Doritos. These now discontinued snacks have been described as “Doritos-meets-Bugles”.
Flavors included Jalapeño Cheddar, Nacho Cheese, and Zesty Ranch. They also came in
a mini version and were sold in plastic cylinders with a pop-top, like Pringles. Fans loved
them and they had a real cult following. As of 2019, the Doritos 3D line of puffed Doritos
is still sold in Mexico. The 3D Doritos were discontinued sometime in the early 2000s but
were later modified and re-released as Doritos Jacked 3D in 2015, Doritos Jacked 3D are thick and raised
and resemble triangle-shaped Funyuns. Although they do not appear on store shelves in the
US and Canada, you can still get the regular Doritos 3D in Mexico. Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger In 2013, Wendy introduced the Pretzel Bacon
Cheeseburger. Made with warm cheddar cheese sauce, thick-sliced bacon, lettuce, tomatoes,
red onion, and smoky honey mustard, all stuffed between a pretzel bun. Wendy’s was counting
on the pretzel bun to be the game-changer, but it fell short of their goals. A year later
it was discontinued along with the Monterey Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Given its relatively
short duration, it’s most likely that Wendy’s will bring it back at some point. Maybe not
as a permanent menu item but as a yearly limited offer. Wendy’s replaced the popular pretzel
bun for a new gourmet lineup, such as the Bacon Portabella Melt Burger. Wendy’s never
intended for the pretzel bun to last beyond a limited time. This is their business model;
Wendy’s constantly experiments to keep only profitable innovations on the menu. One man’s
failure is another man’s gold and Burger King has jumped on this bandwagon and beat
Wendy’s at their own game. This year Burger King unveiled their version of the Pretzel
Bacon King sandwich, oddly similar to  Wendy’s version. The sandwich, which made its soft
launch in some stores in September, features two 1/4 lb savory flame-grilled beef patties,
melted cheese, and crispy bacon, and is topped with mustard and creamy mayonnaise, all on
a perfectly toasted pretzel bun. Delish! McRib Sandwich McDonald’s McRib Sandwich is also another
menu item that keeps making a yearly comeback. First introduced to the McDonald’s menu from
1981-1985, this boneless pork, barbeque sandwich was popular with some consumers. You either
loved it or hated it! After poor sales, it was discontinued in North America, never to
be seen again until 1989 to 2005. Meanwhile, it stayed on the menu in many countries except
the US & Canada. In 2018, McDonald’s announced that the McRib sandwich would officially
be coming back for a limited run every year during the fall in most markets where it’s
sold. Although it is permanently on the menu at McDonald’s restaurants in Germany and Luxembourg
year-round, the elusive McDonald’s sandwich is back for a limited time at more than 9,000 U.S. restaurants,
so now is the time to sample your share before it disappears again for at least another year. Hungry for more? Just tap on that screen for
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  2. Well Cheetos did do something similar to Planter's Cheez Balls in 2009, they were called Giant Cheetos. I have not seen these come back though they were my favorite snack as a 90's kid. I have however seen other cartoons of cheese balls atthe stre. Another favorite snack of mine, Rold Gold Buffalo Wing crisps, are no longer sold here BUT I recently found a Snack Factory substitue, too bad they don't seem to have Flamin' HOt ones.
    Also there was a cnady bar called M-amazing circa 2006=2008, which I loved. For many years I have not found a substitue for this treat, over a decade, BUT I finally found something wonderful which is just like it, Hershey's with Reese's Pieces in them.

  3. WOW!!! I didn't knew that some of these discounted foods that i ate were brought back!! Back on the years that past.
    That sure surprised me for today 💥😮😄!!

  4. I think I have brain issues. Every time the McRib comes back I get one. And every time I get one – I don't really like it. I need psychoanalysis. Because I'm sure that next year I'll get another one 😒😒😒 😏😏😏

  5. Hi, there, "Mrs. Babble Top" myself is so glad that you have me back Once again to your content. But! Nice job & thanks, for playing video.

  6. I accidentally got the crispy mint M & M's, when I thought it was just the mint.They are OK, but I still like the dark chocolate mint better,

  7. I knew that twinkies were back. My mom packs one in my lunchbox sometimes. I might try to get some french toast crunch, and crispy MAndMs. Sometimes our parents get a big canaster of cheeseballs. Whenever I see them, I try to sneak some in a bad for my snack at school in the morning. I know that chicken fries are back, sometimes I get some.

  8. iv never had most of these except for twinkles which I love so much and iv only had them once and my favorite fast food item ever the chicken fires which I have also only had once

  9. What about Hot Cheetos: Asteroids it’s hot Cheetos in cheese ball form. It was out in the early 2000s and came in a Togo cup/container. Now I see them slowly making a comeback.

  10. Ok I had the chicken fries. Hated them. Now an item that's rerurened if not the same brand is Cuban Lunch chocolate bars. Small bars of mixed milk & dark chocolate with crushed peanuts. Has a nice sharp and sweet flavour. It's not McCormick 's brand but a tasty snack it is. They're on sale by the cashier's stand in Sobey's stores. ( They own IGA) operate under the Sobey's name up here. You can add that tid- bit to s future video.

  11. Since you talking about French toast crunch coming back, I heard a cinnamon toast crunch cereal from 2013 called chocolate toast crunch came back this year

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