I don’t ask for much in this life, but would be it be too much trouble to have Crystal Pepsi back for like a month?
Or maybe only a few weeks?
Hey, I need that clear cola fix that was a hit for a hot minute in the 1990s!
And I bet you have some of these things you want back, too…
Folks on AskReddit talked about the discontinued foods they’d like to see make a comeback. Let’s dig in!
1. You know your stuff.
“My family actually has a running joke when it comes to me and discontinued foods.
It seems whenever I start to like something it goes away. A few notable examples have been, Eggo Muffin Tops, Taco Bell’s beefy frito burritos, and, not a lot of people know about this one, but a carbonated yogurt called fizzix that I believe was from gogurt.
Now my family won’t let me eat stuff that they like because they’re afraid I’ll like it and it’ll go away.”
2. Sounds tasty.
“Pre-2010 Spree created a Valentines Candy Heart for one, single, Valentines Day.
I have never been able to find the Spree candied Hearts on any website, but I know they exist. There was heroin in those hearts. I still think about them 15 years later.
If someone could contact Spree for me and tell them that I will pay obscene amounts of money for 2 bags of those Spree candied Hearts. Please.
Please they were so good, please.”
3. Bring ’em back!
“Pepperidge Farm made salad croutons that were absolutely amazing.
Perfectly flavored. Perfectly crunchy.
Nothing else compares.”
4. I remember!
With the Simpsons characters on the package.”
“I remember Philadelphia Cream Cheese made single size cheesecakes that I would always see at convenience stores.
I finally got the courage to ask my grandma to buy me one and it was my first cheesecake experience…so delicious!!!”
The Rain one was agave cactus and was delicious.”
7. Missing it…
“Kellogg’s Product 19 cereal.
I know it’s lame, but I really miss it.”
8. Soda pop.
God I miss that. Kids at the skate park would drink this and eat a snack size bag of Doritos and lose their stomach from one end or the other. Never failed.
Also the typhoon flavor of Mountain Dew that was part of a contest way back. It was fruit punch and Mountain Dew mixed.
So much better than the blue one that won.”
9. Oh yeah!
“McDonald’s fried apple pies.
There’s only the baked version now.”
10. What happened?
“Trident used to make a “layers” gum that came with apple and pineapple as the flavors and they discontinued it.
It was so great and it lasted forever. They kept grape lemonade!
I just don’t get it.”
11. The old kind.
They still make them, but they were better before Hostess went bankrupt and was bought out.”
12. The old days.
“’Oh Boy!’ garlic bread.
We didn’t have a lot of money growing up so we always had to ration it whenever we got some, 2 pieces for me, max.
I remember thinking that when I was an adult, I’d buy so much and have all I could want, whenever I wanted. Then, I grew up and it was discontinued. Sadness ensued and persists til this very day.”
“The original Trix yogurt.
They have yogurt now, but it doesn’t taste anything like it did when i was a kid and it breaks my heart.”
14. Sounds good.
“Maruchan Yakisoba used to have a regular teriyaki flavor (as opposed to teriyaki beef and teriyaki chicken, both of which taste nothing like regular teriyaki).
It was pure essence of Asian BBQ and I have never found anything else that tastes quite like it. They discontinued the regular teriyaki flavor and I’ve been sad ever since.”
15. Nothing comes close.
“Campbell’s green pea soup.
Not split pea, that has ham in it. This had no ham. Most people made it with water, I made it like a bisque with milk and butter. It was SO d**n good. I’ve tried like hell to replicate it and, while I’ve added some enjoyable porridge to my recipe arsenal, nothing comes close.
All I can come up with is something about their dehydration process contributed to the flavor or they had proprietary cultivars of peas they used.”
Now we want to hear from you.
What discontinued foods do you want to make a comeback?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know!