Go big or go home, right? Big Stuf Oreos were first introduced in the late eighties, making them one of the oldest snacks on our list. Big Stuf Oreos were huge, at 300-calories per Oreo, these were sold individually until they were discontinued in 1991. This Oreo was ten times the size of a normal-sized Oreo.
Oreo learned that bigger wasn’t better when it came to these cookies, and soon enough, they were cut for low sales.
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.
Maple Bacon Pop-Tarts
Maple Bacon Pop-Tarts were only expected to be a limited-edition flavor. They were bought by the same sweet-and-savory cravers who like dipping French fries into their milkshakes. Maple Bacon Pop-Tarts hit the shelves in 2016. These limited-edition treats lasted only for a little while before being discontinued. Overall, the reaction to these sweet and savory tarts was positive.
Being one of those products that contain a lot of high fructose corn syrup, these pop-tarts became another 'no-no' on every nutritionists' checklist.
Coca Cola BlaK was a soft-drink that was coffee-flavored, yikes! Coca Cola tried it out in 2006, but at $1.99 a bottle, it proved to be too pricey for its target consumer, and Coca Cola discontinued BlaK seventeen months after launching it into the market.
The coffee-flavored soft drink may have had fewer calories than a Coke, but it was also just too unusual to get off the ground. In 2019, Coke announced it was preparing to create another Coke-coffee hybrid drink, along with perhaps a reboot of BlaK for U.S. audiences.
Planters released Cheez Balls in the nineties, which were bright, almost fluorescent-orange balls of cheese-flavored crunch that were incredibly popular. For twelve years, Cheez Balls were off the shelves after being discontinued in 2006, so in 2018, Planters agreed to a limited-edition release. Fans of the snack had been petitioning the company repeatedly until it agreed to sell their favorite snack again in 2018.
Cheez Balls were brought back for a summer, hitting shelves on July 1, 2018. They are now still available on Amazon and at certain Walmart stores. It's still unclear if they will make another comeback.