Nostalgic Candy and Snacks: 10 Irresistible Treats We Wish Would Make a Comeback
Do you ever get a craving for a tasty snack that takes you back to your childhood days? You know, the kind of candy or treat that you used to beg your parents for every time you went to the store? Unfortunately, many of these yummy goodies are no longer made, leaving us longing for the days when they were readily available. In this article, we’ll take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the snacks we wish would come back.
Dunkaroos were the ultimate lunchtime snack in the ’90s. These vanilla cookies with colorful frosting were made to be dunked in a small container of frosting, creating the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy. They were discontinued in the early 2000s, leaving kids (and adults) everywhere craving their return.
2. PB Max
PB Max was a candy bar that was introduced in the late ’80s and discontinued in the early ’90s. It was made up of a thick layer of peanut butter topped with peanuts and a layer of cookie, topped with milk chocolate. The candy bar had a cult following, and many people still reminisce about its irresistible taste.
Bonkers were a type of fruit-flavored chewy candy that came in a variety of flavors. They were known for their catchy commercial jingle (“Bonkers! Bonkers! Bonkers!”), and their delicious, chewy texture. Although they were only available in the ’80s and ’90s, they have left a lasting impression on candy lovers everywhere.
Sodalicious was a soda-flavored candy introduced in the 1960s. It had a tangy, fizzy taste that made it a favorite among kids. While the candy was eventually discontinued, the flavor lives on in the form of soda-flavored gum and hard candy.
5. Jello Pudding Pops
Jello Pudding Pops were a tasty treat that combined the creaminess of pudding with the convenience of a frozen pop. They were introduced in the ’80s and discontinued in the ’90s, leaving many fans heartbroken. Recently, Jello has announced plans to bring back the beloved treat, much to the delight of pudding pop enthusiasts.
6. Planters Cheez Balls
Planters Cheez Balls were a popular cheese-flavored snack in the ’90s. They came in a distinctive bright orange container and had a unique cheese flavor that made them a hit among cheese lovers. While they were discontinued in 2006, there are many petitions online calling for their return.
7. Butterfinger BB’s
Butterfinger BB’s were bite-sized versions of the popular candy bar. They were made up of a peanut butter-flavored center coated with milk chocolate and crushed Butterfinger pieces. Despite their loyal following, Butterfinger BB’s were discontinued in the early 2000s.
8. Pop Rocks
Pop Rocks are tiny candies that crackle and pop in your mouth, providing a unique, fizzy sensation. They were invented in the ’70s and became a huge hit, selling over 500 million packets in the first year alone. While they have never been fully discontinued, they are not as widely available as they once were.
9. P.B. Crisps
P.B. Crisps were a peanut butter-flavored snack that looked like tiny, bite-sized peanuts. They had a crispy shell and a creamy peanut butter center, making them the perfect snack for peanut butter lovers. Unfortunately, they were discontinued in the late ’90s, leaving many fans craving their return.
Surge was a citrus-flavored soda that was introduced in the ’90s to compete with Mountain Dew. It quickly became a hit among teenagers, but was discontinued in 2003 due to poor sales. Despite its short lifespan, Surge has developed a cult following and there are websites and Facebook pages dedicated to bringing it back.
In conclusion, these nostalgic treats may no longer be available, but they have left an indelible mark on our taste buds and our memories. Though we may never taste them again, we can hold on to the memories and hope that one day, they may make a comeback. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll see a batch of Dunkaroos on the store shelves, or hear the catchy jingle of a Bonkers commercial once more. Until then, we’ll just have to daydream about the good old days while enjoying the snacks that are still available to us.