18 Snacks from Childhood That Are Gone

Many beloved childhood snacks have disappeared over the years. These tasty treats hold a special place in our memories. Their absence makes them all the more nostalgic. Here are 18 snacks from the past that you can’t find anymore.

1. Dunkaroos

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Dunkaroos were the ultimate snack for any ’90s kid. This delightful treat consisted of small cookies that you would dunk into a little tub of frosting. They came in several flavors, but the most memorable was the vanilla cookies with rainbow sprinkle frosting. Despite their popularity, Dunkaroos were discontinued in the U.S. in 2012.

2. Altoids Sours

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Introduced in the early 2000s, Altoids Sours quickly became a favorite for those who loved a tangy treat. These small, round candies delivered a powerful burst of sourness, encased in a classic Altoid tin. They came in various flavors like raspberry and tangerine but were sadly phased out by the end of the decade.

3. Butterfinger BB’s

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Butterfinger BB’s were essentially mini, ball-shaped versions of the classic Butterfinger bar. Launched in 1992, these bite-sized peanut butter and chocolate treats were perfect for sharing (or not). However, they disappeared from the market in 2006, much to the dismay of their fans.

4. Squeezit

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Squeezit drinks were a staple in many lunchboxes throughout the ’80s and ’90s. These colorful, plastic bottles filled with fruity liquid were fun because you’d squeeze them to drink. Each bottle featured a different character and flavor, but despite their popularity, they were discontinued in the early 2000s.

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5. Planters Cheez Balls

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Planters Cheez Balls were the go-to snack for cheese lovers. These light, airy, and cheesy balls came in a distinctive blue canister and were impossible to stop eating once you started. Although they were discontinued in 2006, they’ve made brief returns much to the excitement of nostalgic snackers.

6. Magic Middles

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Magic Middles were shortbread cookies with a delicious, gooey chocolate filling inside. Produced by Keebler in the late ’80s and early ’90s, these cookies were a decadent treat. Unfortunately, they were short-lived and have become a rare find today.

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7. Oreo O’s Cereal

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Oreo O’s were a dream come true for anyone who believed Oreos could be a legitimate breakfast. This cereal launched in 1998 and was made up of cookie-flavored O-shaped pieces with a crème coating. It disappeared from U.S. markets in 2007 but remains produced in South Korea.

8. PB Max

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PB Max was a chocolate bar filled with creamy peanut butter and oats, all encased in milk chocolate. Despite its popularity, it was mysteriously discontinued in the early ’90s, reportedly because the company’s owners didn’t like peanut butter.

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9. Jell-O Pudding Pops

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Jell-O Pudding Pops brought the creamy texture of pudding to a frozen treat, perfect for hot summer days. These pops were available in several flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and swirl. They vanished from stores in the late ’90s but left a creamy, cool legacy behind.

10. Wonder Ball

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The Wonder Ball was a hollow chocolate ball filled with candy and stickers inside. Originally introduced in the ’90s, its contents and branding underwent several changes due to safety concerns and regulations. Despite its appeal, the Wonder Ball was discontinued in the mid-2000s.

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11. Fruit String Thing

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Fruit String Thing was a fruit snack unlike any other, mainly because it was more about playing with your food than eating it. It came in a variety of fruity flavors and was marketed as a fun, edible toy. Sadly, it was discontinued in the early 2000s.

12. Shark Bites Fruit Snacks

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Shark Bites were among the coolest fruit snacks you could find. They were shaped like sharks and came in bright, bold colors. The white shark pieces were especially coveted. These snacks swam away from shelves in the early 2000s but left a lasting impression.

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13. Mickey’s Parade Ice Pops

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Mickey’s Parade Ice Pops were a favorite during the summer, featuring Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters in popsicle form. These colorful and fruity ice pops were as fun to look at as they were to eat, but they have been phased out over the years.

14. Reggie! Bar

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The Reggie! Bar was named after baseball legend Reggie Jackson and was a round, caramel-filled chocolate bar with peanuts. It was first released in the ’70s to commemorate Reggie’s prowess on the field. The bar saw several re-releases but has been out of the game for years.

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15. Tart ‘n Tinys

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Tart ‘n Tinys were tiny, hard candy pieces that packed a punch of tart flavor. They came in a small box and were perfect for sharing or enjoying a little at a time. In 2006, these candies stopped production, much to the sadness of tart candy lovers.

16. Hi-C Ecto Cooler

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Hi-C Ecto Cooler was a tie-in with the “Ghostbusters” franchise, famous for its bright green color and sweet citrus taste. It was introduced in the late ’80s and enjoyed several decades of production before being discontinued, although it briefly returned in 2016 for the new “Ghostbusters” movie.

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17. Hubba Bubba Soda

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Hubba Bubba Soda took the flavor of the popular bubble gum and turned it into a refreshing drink. It was oddly satisfying, with a sweet, fruity bubble gum taste in a liquid form. However, like many novelty drinks, it didn’t last long on the market.

18. Cheetos Paws

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Cheetos Paws were a fun twist on the traditional Cheetos, shaped like little paws. They offered the same cheesy goodness in a shape that was arguably even more fun to eat. These were discontinued in the late ’90s but are fondly remembered by fans of cheesy snacks.

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