questionswhat's your favorite discontinued candy/snack…

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Nabisco bacon crackers. They were my favorite snack as a kid. They were discontinued about ten year ago, but with bacon making such a "comeback" lately, it would actually make sense for them to bring them back.

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Quisp cereal, oh how I miss that that beautiful propellor head...

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Purple Passion grape soda
Turkish Taffy (I can't really remember the brand, but I'd know it if I saw it)
Captain Crunch Cinnamon Cereal
Charles Chips & their Cheese Pretzels (We loved hearing the "Charlie Chip" van rolling into the neighborhood. Sounded like a UPS truck.)
Banana "Fudgesicles" (I SWEAR these thing were real. Brand might not be right, but they were creamier than today's banana frozen stuff on a stick)
Doritos Sour Cream and Onion Chips and the REAL Taco flavored Doritos
Indian Head Pumpkin Seeds (Loved getting them at Halloween--weird, I know)
Koogle Spread (I think there was a choco-peanut one)
Morton's Frozen Spaghetti in the Pot Pie pan
Munchos Chips
Kool-pops(?) (Loved the blue ones. They were so much better than the ones made now.)
Willy Wonka Super Skrunch Bar
Raspberry Zingers
Dolly Madison Chocolate Pudding Pies

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Being Canadian: I miss the following 3 things:

1. Tim Horton's Coffee - Way better than Starbucks, and way cheaper too
2. Lays Ketchup Chips
3. Kinder Suprise Eggs (with a toy in the middle that you assemble)

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Planter's cheese balls...they were the greatest :(

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@lichme: There are some Tim Horton's (very few but some) in the US (I'm assuming you moved to the US?)...also there are Lays Ketchup chips sold in the US (oh wait, I'm thinking of heinz ketchup chips...)

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Nestle Choco'lite candy bar. The new Hershey's Air Delight is close to it, but the Choco'lite was better.

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@lichme: I had Tim Horton's when I went to Niagara Falls. The coffee is actually very good and I could go for a box of Timbits right now too!

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My wife keeps going on about 3D Doritos...

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@jesseroo: Everybody always gets them confused with Heinz, which are nothing in comparison. The closest I have ever found a Timmies was in Michigan, which may as well be part of Canada as far as drive time. I never did understand why it has not branched out into more of the US.

@jha1223: Timbits are amazing! Now you made me homesick :(

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I miss Crispy M&M's. Apparently still sold in Europe, but that makes it some expensive candy...

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Candy Cigarettes. (I know they're not really gone, but read on)

I miss them being in pretty much every dollar store or even some supermarkets. I miss them being called "cigarettes". But most of all, I miss being able to get them for like $0.20 a pack without having to buy some huge bulk pack of them off of Amazon.

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Golden Fruit raisin biscuits

Cherry Cola Bubblicious

Are all that come to mind without too much thought. Most other things I think I could find somewhere if I scoured the internet for long enough.

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The original Jello Pudding Pop. Forget the new brand that's licensed the name in the last few years. They're terrible and I'm pretty sure they aren't even frozen pudding.

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@lichme: I prefer the Old Dutch Ketchup chips but only from Canada
There are a lot of chocolate bars that I can't get here that are only found in Canada like Coffee Crisp, Mr Big, O'Henry, Smarties but when I have family come visit I make them bring something

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@eeekdageek: I love all of the above. In case anybody is wondering : In the US, smarties are what I call "Rockets" in Canada, and Smarties in Canada are similar to M&M's but have a harder shell. Coffee Crisp is my favorite Chocolate bar.

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@lichme: I was reading these and thinking, that's weird, Tim Horton's are all over the place here...

Guess were I live (oh - there's another one that wasn't there last night :)

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I may be the only soul on Earth who thinks this, but I actually really liked Crystal Pepsi.

Another thing that isn't discontinued, just really hard to find locally in stores is Apple Heads candies. Love love love them. For some reason I have a hard time justifying buying them online though.

Oh, and those black pepper jack Doritos. I inhaled the things.

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@jesseroo: Wow, I had no idea they were discontinued. Little greasy cheese-like balls of flavor. My pediatrician kept a can of these in his office for kids after a check-up. Needless to say, I was one of the few kids that loved going to the doctor's office.

My friend told me that Planters had to legally call it "Cheez Balls" because there was no actual cheese in the product. Looking back on it, I would not be surprised.

As for the OP, I miss the old Choco Taco they served at Taco Bells. It was the only item on the menu that didn't put on airs of being "Authentic Mexican" food; it knew exactly what it was, a delicious smorgasbord of sweet goodness.

I also have a fond remembrance of Clear Pepsi.

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WITHOUT QUESTION the ORGINAL Whatchamacallit bar without the caramel. So much better without!

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Kinder Eggs are the best. I had quite the colection of toys from them when I was a kid, before Big Brother gave them the boot. They arn't technically discontinued but you can't buy them in the U.S. anymore. Your tax dollars protecting you from yourself.

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@purplefeather: My friend still has an unopened bottle of Crystal Pepsi, although it has turned kind of amber now. Here's a funny quote about Crystal Pepsi from wikipedia:

Yum! Brands Chairman David C. Novak is credited with introducing the Crystal Pepsi concept. In a December 2007 interview,[10] he stated:

It was a tremendous learning experience. I still think it's the best idea I ever had, and the worst executed. A lot of times as a leader you think, "They don't get it; they don't see my vision." People were saying we should stop and address some issues along the way, and they were right. It would have been nice if I'd made sure the product tasted good. Once you have a great idea and you blow it, you don't get a chance to resurrect it.

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I miss Jolt Cola. I know you can still find it here and there, but it is crazy to ship it to the house. I fondly remember driving across the border to Hardeeville, SC, as a teen, because it was no where to be found in Savannah. Oh the times when I lived on Marlboro lights, Snickers bars and Jolt Cola.
I also miss the original BB Bats.

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@purplefeather: Crystal pepsi was interesting to look at, but nothing special. What I miss was the VERY limited edition "Pepsi Blue." It was colored solid blue and was berry flavored.

Though I also miss Coke BlāK.

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@lichme: whereabouts in the states are you (out of curiosity), Timmy's is expanding in the states slowly but surely.(their US Partnership With Wendy's went south, now opening co-locations w/Cold stone Creamery.)
and i know it's not the same, but you can buy Tim Horton's coffee (beans and grounds, etc.)on amazon...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A1QL7KZTHINSPC

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Curly Wurlys! Cadbury made them and I believe they still do, but they aren't generally available in the US except at some few specialty shops. I stumbled on a place near Houston that specialized in hard-to-find and old timey items like this and nearly broke the bank buying Curly Wurlys and other such things!

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@jesseroo: OMG i was SOOO looking for those (planters cheez balls) last week...
discontinued = :(

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@lavikinga: Bonomo Turkish Taffy--Ahh, memories. Breaking the bar up into pieces was so much fun. I used to slam it down onto the dining room table and make my Mom jump. I think there are some places that sell this online.

I would love to find the "banana" Fudgesicles. And speaking of Fudgesicles, I wish they would go back to the original recipe. Oh, well.

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Bubs Daddy bubble gum in the long ropes - sour apple was the best. Sweet sugary goodness.

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@eeekdageek: Unfortunately those are the gross ones that are "made with chocolate" and I refuse to eat fake garbage like that. So sad what Hershey's has done to save money.

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@earlyre: I'm in Iowa. I know a few people who work there, and I get their actual packets of ground coffee when I go there to bring home (the same stuff that they sell by the cup, which I think is different than the at home stuff they sell)

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@omnichad: Even the new version of Pudding Pops have been discontinued, like a year ago. I liked them well enough, but agreed they weren't the same as before.

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@lpgstock: You can still get Quisp. My parents love it so much they order it, sold by the case, every six months or so from a distributor.

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@thefenst: We were JUST reminiscing about PB Crisp! Kellogg has a cereal out called "Krave" which is like a stingy, adult version of Chocolate Crisp. Suffice to say, we were excited.

Also:
-Delfa Rolls
-OK Soda
-Dweebs(i think) -- a Nerds offshoot with three flavors; they were also bigger.
-Punkies -- early 90s candy riding the then-new punk comeback craze.
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@lichme Yay a fellow Canadian! I too miss lays ketchup chips as well as all dressed ruffles! I also try and bring back chips and chocolate if I visit or if anyone comes to visit me! However, I have been able to find crunchie bars on amazon! I did find some smarties on a trip in Austin it was quite exciting!

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Oboysie (sp) potato chips. can't remember how they're spelled to save my live the but jingle was "oboysies are o boisterous". they were good. also, tater skin chips. not the TGIFriday ones, but the original

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@omnichad: coke blak was gross. Coffee and coke do not go well together imo. I still have an unopened bOttle in my room.
@bobmctooth: i wish they still sold those crispy m&m's! I remember telling my friends about them years ago and no one knew they existed! Which made me sad, cuz they were the best m&ms ive ever had

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@curtisuxor: yep discontinued...I only found out when one day I had a craving and didn't know what the taste I was looking for was...then it hit me it was Planter's cheese balls. Look them up because I know I hadn't seen them in a while, only to find them no longer being made. I don't think I've found any cheese balls that compare.

@lichme: At one point I heard they were supposed to be adding more stores, and I really hope that's true...maybe you should start a petition to get one where you are :P

@cornellbigred: M&M crisps were good except for that one gross one that was always in the bag...

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Anyone remember Pepsi Clear or Clear Pepsi can't remember which one it was called.

I loved that stuff

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Does no one care this was asked before?

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@eeekdageek: Crystal Pepsi! Glad I'm not the only one who liked it!

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there are a lot of good answers in this thread...

besides jello pudding pops, i'd have to say that i really miss bonkers. i really liked the chocolate ones for some reason.