Jumbo Nerds were simply bigger versions of the Nerds we know and love. While some things can be placed in the "the bigger, the better" category, Nerds were not one of them. Many people favored the original Nerds and Jumbo Nerds were eventually discontinued.
The Astro Pop was modeled after a three-stage rocket and was said to be the longest lasting lollipop. Before being discontinued in 2004, Astro Pops had been on the market for over four decades! They were discontinued because, at the time, they didn't fit with the company's corporate strategy.
Crispy M&M's have made a comeback and we seriously could not be any happier. Sure peanut butter M&M's hit the spot, but nothing compares to the crunch of the crispy M&M's. Before coming back on the market, crispy M&M's were discontinued in 2005 and only sold in some European countries.
In the 1980s, Tart N' Tinys were one of Wonka's best selling products. Tart N' Tinys were candy-coated fruit-flavored tiny balls that came in five different flavors. By the 1990s, Tart N' Tinys were discontinued altogether. Although it isn't sure why they were discontinued, they were very similar to Wonka's SweeTarts, which are still around today.
Many products are only as good as their advertising and that was exactly the case for Bonkers. The gum-like outer layer was filled with a fruity inside. Whether you knew or didn't know what Bonkers were, you knew their commercial. Once the commercial started to slow down, so did Bonkers sales and the product was eventually discontinued in the 1990s. Leaf Brands, however, bought the rights to manufacturing Bonkers and have decided to put them on the shelves again.
Oh, the Wonder Ball, a big ball of chocolate with a hidden toy inside! What's not to love about that? Unfortunately, Nestle had to stop manufacturing the Wonder Ball in 1997 after a few kids choked on the toy inside the chocolate.
Yes Garbage Can-dy was actually a popular treat for many! The Pez-like candies were in the shape of things you might actually find in the garbage, such as dead fish and an old soda bottle. The candies came in a tiny plastic garbage can and actually didn't taste bad at all.
While introducing any peanut butter flavored candy after Reese's is never a good idea, PB Max seemed to do pretty well for itself. PB Max was a peanut butter topped chocolate cookie, so it was fairly different from Reese's peanut butter cups. Despite it's 50 million dollars in sales, the company founders of Mars decided to take it off the shelves because they didn't like the taste of peanut butter.
Cinnamon and mint flavors go hand in hand when it comes to popular breath mint flavors. While the cinnamon Tic Tacs were popular among many, the flavor didn't stand a chance compared to other popular flavors, such as orange and mint.
The Bar None was Hershey's debut into the gourmet chocolate bar market in 1986. The bar combined the best of a variety of bars. Bar None was a chocolate-covered cocoa wafer filled with more chocolate and peanuts. The sales just couldn't pick up and Bar None was eventually discontinued in 1997.
GatorGum was fashioned after Gatorade and was said to quench your thirst in the same manor. Its really tart flavor actually hurt your mouth did not go over well with many people. It was eventually taken off store shelves.
Butterfinger BB's were the perfect snack-size Butterfingers. The small balls were discontinued in 2006, but actually were brought back in 2009 as Butterfinger Mini Bites. The Mini Bites are a little bigger and still have the taste we love.
While many love the Hubba Bubba bubble gum, the cola flavor did not go over as well as others. The cola flavored gum was discontinued in favor of other popular flavors.
The Cookies N' Creme Twix bars had a layer of cream where the traditional caramel would lie. They were released at the same time as the Chocolate Fudge Twix and discontinued at the same time too, in the early 1990s.
Nestle Alpine White was a white chocolate candy bar instead of the traditional milk chocolate. It was said the white chocolate was super sweet and was definitely an acquired taste. Nestle tried to promote the bar as a sexy and sophisticated alternative, but it did not go over well with customers.
The Summit candy bar was manufactured in the 1980s by Mars. It contained two wafers covered with peanuts which were then coated in chocolate. In 1983, Mars changed the packaging and candy, and the reviews were mediocre. After that, production stopped and it was no longer available.
Hershey Bites were pop-able chocolate candies that came in a variety of flavors, from Reese's Peanut Butter Cups bites to York Peppermint Pattie Bites. They were discontinued in 2008 due to a choking hazard which created many complaints.
Many know and love Slush Puppie slushies and the bubble gum counterpart played into that. The gum mirrored its flavors after the slushie flavors of cherry, blue raspberry, grape, orange and lemon lime. You'll just have to stick to drinking your slushie now though.
Dweebs were a chewy version of Nerds. Although Dweebs had three compartments which allowed for three different flavors instead of Nerds' two, there wasn't much difference between the two. Needless to say, Dweebs didn't do well against the popular Nerds.
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