9 Childhood Snacks You’ll Probably Never Eat Again

Hi-C Ecto Cooler (2016)
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There’s something magical about entering a candy shop and having the chance to indulge in all of your favorite childhood foods. Unfortunately, some of the goodies you knew and loved as a kid are no longer available. And while it’s possible that these discontinued snacks weren’t actually as good as you remember them to be, wouldn’t it be great if you could sip one more mystery flavor Squeezit or pop open one more canister of Planters Cheez Balls?

Well. The least you can do is reminisce about some awesome—and awesomely bad—junk food from your childhood that they should totally start making again.

1. Magic Middles

These Keebler cookies consisted of light, airy shortbread with a creamy filling inside. They were quietly discontinued in the late ’90s, and although several petitions have been started in favor of bringing them back, Keebler has not announced any plans to do so.

Magic Middles

2. Munch ‘Ems

A crunchy cross between a potato chip and a cracker, these tasty treats came in numerous varieties, including sour cream and onion, ranch and cheddar. The baked snacks were discontinued in the early 2000s.


3. Frosted Chocolate Vanilla Creme Pop-Tarts

Not since Pop-Tarts arrived on the scene in 1964 did the toaster pastries turn heads like they did with this flavor. However, the vanilla creme-filled chocolate pastries were discontinued in 2009, making a brief comeback as a Limited Edition flavor in 2014.

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4. Dannon Sprinkl’ins Yogurt

This yummy yogurt with a packet of sprinkles on top debuted in 1992, when all things sprinkled were the rage. Sure, you could stir some sprinkles into your own yogurt, but it just wouldn’t be the same.


5. Heinz EZ Squirt

Although the name refers to the kid-friendly nozzle, the colors were what really made this condiment most memorable. Along with traditional red, the ketchup also came in green and purple.

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6. Hot Pockets Toaster Breaks

If Hot Pockets and Pop-Tarts had a baby, it would be Toaster Breaks. Flavors such as pepperoni pizza and ham and cheese hit stores in the late ’90s and left quietly soon after.


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7. Kool-Aid Pink Swimmingo

What is a swimmingo and, more importantly, how does it taste? Rumor has it that the flavor was rebranded as Kool-Aid Twists Watermelon Cherry, which was later discontinued as well.

Pink Swimmingo
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8. SodaLicious Fruit Snacks

Pop bottle-shaped fruities were a lunchbox favorite in the ’90s. Although Betty Crocker still makes loads of fruit snacks, nothing is quite as nostalgic as these.

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9. Hi-C Ecto Cooler

This citrus beverage coincided with the 1989 release of the cartoon “The Real Ghostbusters,” and stuck around until 1997. Hi-C brought the green drink back for a short time in 2016 with the remake of the film, but it was gone again by the end of the year.

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