Even in 2020, the 1990s still aren’t over. Dunkaroos were created way back in 1990, and they starred sweet cookies that we would dunk in the frosting. Dunkaroos were discontinued back in 2012 as they weren’t selling enough, but they lived on in Canada until 2018.
Today, they are sold on Amazon by independent sellers who have managed to hoard the last available stock for those who were craving a taste of childhood nostalgia.
Heinz EZ Squirt Purple Ketchup
Heinz crossed the line when it went purple and learned that soon after, it was introduced and then discontinued its line of purple ketchup. Heinz EZ Purple Ketchup tasted just like the usual stuff, but only in a purple color - which is rather gross.
The brightly-colored ketchup ended up not selling, as parents wouldn't buy it for their kids.
Elvis' Peanut Butter & Banana Creme Reese's
Peanut butter and banana crème Reese's cups were introduced as a remembrance to the late, great Elvis Presley. Apparently, Elvis was fond of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, so Hershey decided to pay their respects to him in 2007 by releasing their own rendition of their candy, with Elvis's picture on the wrapper.
The candy was discontinued in 2007 after the promo event ended.
Strawberry Cream Twinkies
Who doesn't love Twinkies? You've no doubt gorged on one or two as a kid, and perhaps a whole box as an adult, because hey, you're a grown-up, you do what you want. Twinkies went bankrupt in 2012, and it discontinued the production of the famous snack.
Twinkies were off the market for ten months before they became available again on July 15, 2013. But they didn't sell as well and therefore got the ax.
The Altoids we know today just don't compare to the ones of yesteryear. Excuse our nostalgia, but the chalky, curiously strong, minty tablets that you associate with the name Altoids, just aren't as good as their tangy, discontinued cousins. But what happened to Altoids Sours, and why were they discontinued in the first place?
The sad, but true account of the discontinued Altoids Sours: They just weren't successful enough to justify continued production.