Top 10 Discontinued Food Items We Miss (Part 6)

Top 10 Discontinued Food Items We Miss (Part 6)

You never see it coming. One day, your favorite food items are stocked
on grocery store shelves, the next, they’re nowhere to be found. So let’s journey back to the grocery stores
of yore, and take a look at the top 10 discontinued food items we miss – part 6. Kellogg’s Danish Rings In 1976, Kellogg’s introduced Danish Rings
as a replacement for their Danish Go Rounds, a fruit-filled pastry which, since its release
in 1968, had made for a popular snack. Danish Rings were an upgrade, as they were
much flakier, giving them a more enjoyable texture and making them far less messy to
eat. Other than that, they were quite similar to
Danish Go Rounds, although they were stamped in an oval shape. This famous oval shape made them reminiscent
of the Danish breakfast pastry (hence the name), and they were marketed as a great way
to kick off your day. However, poor Danish Rings never had much
of a shot. There was another Kellogg’s fruit-filled
pastry in town. They’re called Pop-Tarts. You may have heard of them. For whatever reason, the vast majority of
consumers seemed to prefer Pop-Tarts to Danish Rings. As a result, Danish Rings were discontinued
in 1980. Pop-Tarts Frosted Chocolate Vanilla Crème While Pop-Tarts as a whole have made it out
alive, some of their flavors didn’t do so well. One of them was Frosted Chocolate Vanilla
Crème. This Pop-Tart variety was a decadent treat,
but one that was acceptable to eat for breakfast, because that’s what Pop-Tarts are for (right?). The chocolate pastry was filled with vanilla
crème and frosted with vanilla icing, topped with a chocolate crumble. After being discontinued in 2009, Kellogg’s
teased us with a comeback, reintroducing the flavor in 2014 as part of the celebration
of Pop-Tarts fiftieth anniversary, during which they also brought back their discontinued
Vanilla Milkshake flavor. This special re-release was, however, quite
short-lived, and Frosted Chocolate Vanilla Crème Pop-Tarts were gone as quickly as they
had reappeared. Anyone who was a fan of Frosted Chocolate
Vanilla Crème Pop-Tarts back in the day can attest to the fact this this flavor is good
enough to merit a comeback, please and thank you. Nestle Alpine White Chocolate There’s a serious shortage of white chocolate
bars. Occasionally, you can find white chocolate
versions of Kit-Kats and Aero Bars, and, of course there’s Hershey’s famous Cookies
and Cream chocolate bar, but, all in all, white chocolate candy bars are rare. That’s why we can’t afford to be discontinuing
all the good ones! Everything about this chocolate bar was fantastic,
right up to the advertisements. Although, those were made great by the fact
that they were so terrible. They get increasingly bizarre as time goes
by. But back to the candy itself. Nestle Alpine White Chocolate was made even
better by the fact that it contained almonds. They added a pleasant crunch and a little
saltiness that really enhanced the overall flavor of the candy bar. It was released in 1986 and discontinued in
1993, to the disappointment of many a chocolate-lover. Nestle claims this was due to lack of sales. On the topic of a re-release, one employee
allegedly pointed out to an inquiring client that the bar had been discontinued for over
two decades and told them to do the math. He makes a fair point; the Nestle Alpine White
Chocolate bar has been discontinued for so long that the odds of it returning seem quite
slim. But, unlike that Nestle employee, we like
to be optimistic. Pudding Roll-Ups Sometime during the 1980s, Betty Crocker decided
that conventional pudding cups were too inconvenient for kids to be lugging around all day. Which is a fair point – how many of us have
opened our lunch bags, only to be disappointed by the discovery of a crushed pudding cup? The solution to this issue, however, was more
troubling than the problem itself. Betty Crocker decided to give pudding a whole
new form and created something reminiscent of a Fruit Roll-Up. These flattened pudding strips came in three
classic pudding flavors, Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Fudge, and Butterscotch. Pudding Roll-Ups were marketed as “pudding
in disguise,” which may have been a selling point back in the eighties but, today, is
mildly concerning. We’ve got to give it to this food item,
though. Pudding Roll-Ups did make transporting pudding
a lot easier. All kids had to do was shove a couple of individually
wrapped “puddings” into their pocket and hit the road. As their own snack food, Pudding Roll-Ups
weren’t all that bad. Actually, we kind of liked them. But trying to pass them off as pudding was
just plain strange and didn’t do anything to help the marketing. As a result, they only survived a couple of
years before production was nixed. Doritos Black Pepper Jack In the graveyard of long-lost Doritos flavors,
you can find Doritos Black Pepper Jack, one of the forgotten greats of the chip world. This Dorito flavor really went all in, the
flavor is anything but subtle; it almost tastes like you dipped a Dorito in cheese. This is by no means a bad thing (who doesn’t
love cheese?). As for the black pepper, its flavor wasn’t
super pronounced, but it provided a nice kick at the end. They came in silver bags, in which you could
actually see your reflection. Supposedly, the purpose of that was so you
could look at yourself in shame after finishing a whole bag by yourself. The ease at which you could eat a bag of these
chips on your own is a testament to just how good they were. Luckily, some stores, particularly in Canada,
will bring these back every once in a while, so keep your eyes open for them. You never know when – or where – Black
Pepper Jack Doritos might make a reappearance, but when they do, you better be ready to stock
up. Fruit-Shaped Trix This one might come off as a bit superficial
but hear us out. Trix Cereal is still alive and well these
days. The cereal is made of multi-colored corn puffs,
which, originally, were shaped like spheres. Each color represents a different flavor of
cereal. The classic flavors include raspberry red,
lemony lemon, orangey orange, wildberry blue, grapity purple, and watermelon. That last one doesn’t quite fit, but we
appreciate the normalcy of it. The cereal is represented by its famous mascot,
the Trix Rabbit, who has been around since the 1950s. He’s evolved over time, but, at his core,
he’s still the same bunny we (and our parents and grandparents before us) know and love. He’s most recognizable for his role in cereal
commercials, where he tries to trick children into handing over their Trix Cereal. This leads to the famous catch-phrase: “Silly
rabbit, Trix are for kids!” So why all this talk about Trix if the cereal
is still being produced? Glad you asked. In 1991 the original Trix spheres were replaced
with cereal pieces that were shaped like the fruit to which their flavor and color corresponded. Then in 2007 they decided to go back to the
original circular pieces which most people were familiar with. We said it was superficial, remember? Their new/old, less exciting appearance took
a lot of the fun out of eating Trix Cereal, and, for that reason, the fruit shapes were
sorely missed. And that Trix rabbit must have heard the cries
because in late 2018 the fun fruit shaped Trix made a return. So if your missing the original little balls,
judging by the back forth between sphere shapes and fruit shapes, it’s only a matter of
time before they pull the old switcheroo once again. Hostess Chocodile The Hostess Chocodile was once the subject
of a major debate. Is it, or is it not, a chocolate-covered Twinkie? We’re all about asking the important questions
here. This long-running debate was finally settled
when Hostess confirmed on television that, yes, a Chocodile is in fact just that. The reason the answer wasn’t clear was because
the cake of a Chocodile and that of a Twinkie seemed to differ in texture. This, however, was actually due to the chocolate
coating. The chocolate caused increased moisture levels,
which ultimately made the cake of a Chocodile taste slightly different than that of a Twinkie. In the late nineties, Chocodiles stopped being
sold on the East Coast of the United States. This was because only factories on the West
Coast would be continuing to produce them, and they wanted to maintain the product’s
freshness. For a short time, Chocodiles could be purchased
exclusively on the West Coast, but before long they disappeared entirely. In recent years, Hostess seems to have released
a dessert very similar to the Chocodile, under the name Fudge Covered Twinkie, but even these
are difficult to find. This rebrand also meant that the Chocodile
mascot, a fun-loving crocodile named Chauncey, has been removed from the packaging. I think we can all agree that Chauncey deserved
better. Black Cherry Vanilla Coke It’s starting to feel like the only Coke
flavor that has the power to stand the test of time is the original one. Honestly, if Coca-Cola will go as far as to
stop producing Black Cherry Vanilla Coke, there’s nothing they won’t discontinue. In 2006, Coca-Cola simultaneously introduced
Black Cherry Vanilla Coke and began to phase out Vanilla Coke. It seems as though the logic was that the
Black Cherry Vanilla would replace the Vanilla flavor, as well as appeal to fans of Cherry
Coke, which, in the same year, was freshly dubbed Coca-Cola Cherry. Unfortunately, things didn’t seem to go
as planned. Vanilla Coke’s audience was not satisfied
with settling for Black Cherry Vanilla Coke, and their outcry was loud enough for Coca-Cola
to resume production of the discontinued drink, this time under the name Coca-Cola Vanilla. By mid-2007, Black Cherry Vanilla Coke sales
weren’t impressing anyone, and Coca-Cola had no choice but to discontinue it. However, the fact that this soft drink wasn’t
selling well doesn’t mean that it wasn’t good. With less than two years on the market, it
barely got a chance to make an impression. And yes, this is a heavy-handed hint that
Coca-Cola should give this beverage another shot. Although, now we’re kind of wondering what
would happen if we tried mixing Coca-Cola Cherry and Coca-Cola Vanilla… Naturally, it wouldn’t be identical to the
Black Cherry Vanilla Coke we miss so much, but it would probably be better than nothing. Snapple Element Drinks Ringing in the end of the century, Snapple
Element Drinks hit shelves in April of 1999. In keeping with the “Element” theme, the
original four flavors were dubbed Earth, Sun, Fire and Air. Earth was grape cranberry, Sun was starfruit
orange, Fire was dragon fruit and Rain was agave cactus (which sounds like a code for
tequila, but let’s not dwell on that). After this initial quartet was met with success,
Snapple decide to expand the Element lineup, adding beverages such as Voltage, Turbulence,
Gravity, Altitude and Velocity. Later on, they also came out with a tea line. We knew this drink was on its way out when,
in 2005, its original glass bottle was swapped for an aluminum can – without a doubt the
inferior packaging. After the switch to aluminum cans, they came
up with a new line of Element drinks: Aluminum Energy. This lineup added an energy boost to preexisting
flavors, like Fire and Rain, in addition to creating new flavors, like Venom and Metal. After sales started to drop, all Snapple Element
Drinks got the axe. Post Cröonchy Stars Cereal If you conducted a survey asking people to
choose their favorite Muppet Show character, there are very high odds that the resident
culinary genius, the Swedish Chef, would win by a landslide. His segments could always get a laugh from
even the toughest audiences and were enjoyed by viewers of all ages. Thus, it’s unsurprising that, in creating
a Muppets-themed cereal, this would be the character selected as a mascot (although we’re
sure Animal and science duo Bunsen and Beaker gave him a run for his money). The cereal in question was dubbed Cröonchy
Stars. This, of course, is the proper Swedish translation
of the name “Crunchy Stars”. Well, “proper” judging by the Swedish
Chef’s dialect, at least. On the box, the Muppet describes the cereal
as “cinnaomonnamony.” In the Chef’s unique dialect, it means “cinnamon-flavored.” Now, you’re probably thinking that this
crunchy, cinnamon flavored cereal sounds a lot like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. And you would be absolutely correct. In fact, the cereals were a little too similar. By the time Cröonchy Stars was released,
Cinnamon Toast Crunch was already one of the top-ranking cereals available. How could it compete with that? Spoiler alert: it couldn’t. Cröonchy Stars was discontinued in 1989,
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  2. Hey uh…It's your boy Cult of Personality so…since I'm Czech, could you make a list of Czech candy you would love to eat?

  3. White chocolate is nasty! An possibly BabbleTop I liked ya video! I miss the Snapple Elements they were the BOMB!
    One they need to bring back and there is someone trying to get funding to start them back up was Heyday cookie bars, those things were the BOMB and they vanished in the late 80's!
    The Chi Chi's Doritos were the bomb, we never had the black pepper ones here ever!

  4. Just got a family size box for the fruity shaped trix in the thumbnail! The others day! Crushed em! (1st time i had em in years!)

  5. I would've tried pretty much everything on this list, especially the Hershey's white chocolate bar, Doritos Black Pepper Jack, Danish rings and the frosted chocolate vanilla cream pop tarts! Great video 👍

  6. Keeping it simple Pro-Stars cereal with Wayne Gretzky on the cover. Yes I know sold only in Canada and ended with him being traded to LA.
    Also what ever happened to kellogs Honey nut corn flakes?
    Also remember Coco-Krispies. Yes it really did turn the milk chocolate.

  7. I wish they would bring back Danish-Go-Rounds. Also FYI, you can get Cherry Vanilla Coke from Coca-Cola Freestyle machines.

  8. The Gold Frosted flakes, Burger King's chicken strips and the peach iced tea, and Sonic's frozen sweet tea. You missed out on some legends. I will never to this day forgive BK for swapping those savoury strips for the stupid chicken fries.

  9. I used to really like Chocodiles. And, when I was really little and went shopping with my grandmother, she would buy me Danish Go-Rounds, because I liked those better than Pop Tarts. Some other foods, that were my favorites and stopped being sold were Aspen green apple flavored soda, Pepsi Kona a Pepsi and coffee soda, butter flavored Pringles, Hamburger Helper had a chili that was better than any homemade or restaurant chili I've ever had, and lemon pepper rice by Uncle Ben's. It seems like whenever I have a favorite flavor of something, it often disappears. I guess, my taste doesn't follow the taste of others.

  10. OMG. You just reminded me of the Nestle Alpine White. I totally forgot how excellent  those were. Pudding Roll Ups were awesome, too. I remember when TRIX and FROOT LOOPS had only three colors. Chocodiles have been a hit around here in the Northeast.

  11. Theres no lack of white chocolate bars, you just have to suck it up and go for non name brand candy bars you capitalist pigs.

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