Beloved childhood snacks like Choco Tacos and Doritos 3Ds that have disappeared from the shelves 

Bittersweet memories! As Klondike puts a freeze on Choco Tacos, we take a look back at beloved childhood favorites such as Doritos 3Ds, Heinz EZ Squirt ketchup and Butterfinger BBs

  • Klondike announced that it will discontinue the beloved Choco Taco, causing a social media meltdown
  • However, the Klondike treat is far from the only snack that was once popular to have been discontinued
  • Some products, like Altoids Sours and Fruitopia, were discontinued because sales dropped
  • Other products, like Lemon Ice Gatorade and Keebler Magic Middles, have Facebook pages or petitions created by fans who are demanding the beloved snacks be brought back 

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Beloved childhood snacks and fast-food items from the ’90s and early ’00s have quietly been disappearing off store shelves for years – with the most recent being the Choco Taco earlier this week. 

Fans of some these discontinued items like Lemon Ice Gatorade or Keebler Magic Middles, are taking action by starting online petitions or Facebook pages demanding the snacks of their childhood be brought back.

Some petitions have worked, and some haven’t. But here are some that will never be forgotten.  

Choco Tacos

Fans of the beloved Klondike Chaco Taco are in disbelief after the company announced that it is discontinuing the childhood treat.

The Choco Taco was invented by Alan Drazen in Philadelphia in 1983, according to Eater. Drazen sought to create an ice cream unique to the company he worked at, Jack & Jill.

The cold treat that was inspired by Mexican cuisine is a waffle cone that mocks a taco shell filled with vanilla ice cream with fudge swirls. The hit treat is topped off with a hard chocolate shell infused with peanuts.

The Choco Taco has been on the market for nearly 40 years and skyrocketed in the ice cream market when Unilever – who also owns Klondike – purchased Jack & Jill in 1989.

The company blamed the decision to retire the Choco Taco on the shift in demand over the past two years.

Klondike announced the company is retiring the beloved Choco Taco frozen treat on Monday. Consumers immediately reacted urging for the company to bring it back

Klondike announced the company is retiring the beloved Choco Taco frozen treat on Monday. Consumers immediately reacted urging for the company to bring it back

Doritos 3Ds

There have been many different variations of Doritos over the years, but nothing quite compared to little puffed up triangles that were Doritos 3Ds. The puffy chips had the flavors fans loved but with a 3D crunch that took it to the next level. But by the early 2000s, the 3Ds chips were no more. 

The puffy chips had the flavors fans loved but with a 3D crunch that took it to the next level

The puffy chips had the flavors fans loved but with a 3D crunch that took it to the next level

Squeezits 

Squeezits were juices in bottles that commercials urged kids to ‘squeeze the fun out of it.’ Flavors included Berry B. Wild, Silly Billy Strawberry, Rockin’ Red Puncher, Mean Green Puncher, Smarty Arty Orange, and Troppi Tropical Punch. But they were discontinued in 2001.

Squeezits were juices in bottles that commercials urged kids to 'squeeze the fun out of it'

Squeezits were juices in bottles that commercials urged kids to ‘squeeze the fun out of it’

Shark Bites

The shark-shaped were fruit snacks that were a staple in every 90s kid’s lunchbox, featuring a variety of species including hammerheads, mako sharks, tiger sharks, and the Great White shark pieces. The gummy snacks were a ‘feeding frenzy of fruity fun.’

The shark-shaped were fruit snacks that were a staple in every 90s kid's lunchbox

The shark-shaped were fruit snacks that were a staple in every 90s kid’s lunchbox

Swoops 

These Pringle-shaped slices of chocolate were introduced in 2003 and were discontinued in 2006. Flavors included Reese’s and Almond Joy and their ‘Swoop, there it is!’ commercials were iconic. 

These Pringle-shaped slices of chocolate were introduced in 2003 and discontinued in 2006

These Pringle-shaped slices of chocolate were introduced in 2003 and discontinued in 2006

Sprite Remix

This ‘remixed’ colorless caffeine-free soda and drink-flavoring packets made by Coca-Cola was a twist on the lemon-lime classic. It was discontinued in 2005 in the United States. In the spring of 2015, the Tropical Sprite Remix flavor was reintroduced under the name Sprite Tropical and renamed Sprite Tropical Mix. 

This 'remixed' colorless caffeine-free soda and drink-flavoring packets made by Coca-Cola was a twist on the lemon-lime classic

This ‘remixed’ colorless caffeine-free soda and drink-flavoring packets made by Coca-Cola was a twist on the lemon-lime classic

Dunkaroos

Dunkaroos were an iconic snack of the 90s consisting of cookie and frosting combo stuffed into one package. The Betty Crocker snack, first launched in 1990, are meant to be dunked into the frosting before eating.

Dunkaroos were an iconic snack of the 90s consisting of cookie and frosting combo stuffed into one package

Dunkaroos were an iconic snack of the 90s consisting of cookie and frosting combo stuffed into one package

Butterfingers BBs 

Butterfingers BBs were little nuggets of the actual Butterfinger candy bar. Fans called the bite-sized round balls of Butterfinger goodness ‘addictive.’

Butterfingers BBs were little nuggets of the actual Butterfinger candy bar

Butterfingers BBs were little nuggets of the actual Butterfinger candy bar

Heinz EZ Squirt ketchup

Heinz EZ Squirt was a variety of colored ketchup that was marketed toward kids. It came in purple, green and red and was available from 2000 to 2006.

Heinz E-Z Squirt ketchup in green was available from 2000 to 2006

Heinz E-Z Squirt ketchup in purple was available from 2000 to 2006

Heinz E-Z Squirt was a variety of colored ketchup that was marketed toward kids and came in purple, green and red

Altoids Sours

Many remember Altoids as being chalky, minty tablets that were passed among adults – but it was the Altoids Sours that brought joy to all ages. The incredibly sour, brightly colored crystalline-looking candies made you pucker your lips. They debited in 2004 and were discontinued in 2010 due to low sales. 

The incredibly sour, brightly colored crystalline-looking candies made you pucker your lips

The incredibly sour, brightly colored crystalline-looking candies made you pucker your lips

Fruitopia 

Fruitopia was an iconic staple of the ’90s and even mentioned in an episode of The Simpsons. It was invented as a push by Minute Maid to capitalize on the success of fruity soda-alternatives like Snapple but by the end of the 90s, sales had lagged. 

Fruitopia was an iconic staple of the '90s and even mentioned in an episode of The Simpsons

Fruitopia was an iconic staple of the ’90s and even mentioned in an episode of The Simpsons

Wonder Ball

Wonder Ball was a ball of chocolate filled with candy and even toys and stickers. But these snacks were determined to be a choking hazard for younger children and it was discontinued.

Wonder Ball was a ball of chocolate filled with candy and even toys and stickers

Wonder Ball was a ball of chocolate filled with candy and even toys and stickers

Mickey’s Parade Mickey Mouse Bars 

Mickey’s Parade Mickey Mouse Bars were ice cream bars on a stick shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head, with the ears dipped in hard chocolate. As of 2019, these treats were only offered in the Disney Parks. 

Mickey's Parade Mickey Mouse Bars were ice cream bars on a stick shaped like Mickey Mouse's head

Mickey’s Parade Mickey Mouse Bars were ice cream bars on a stick shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head

Keebler Magic Middles 

Keebler Magic Middles were shortbread cookies with a soft fudge center, a Magic Middles brand cookie from the Keebler elves. But in the mid-90’s, they were discontinued so they could use the equipment that manufactured them for another line.  

Keebler Magic Middles were shortbread cookies with a soft fudge center

Keebler Magic Middles were shortbread cookies with a soft fudge center

Lemon Ice Gatorade

This ‘Thirst Quencher’ disappeared in 2015, and upset fans were still searching for it in 2016 and 2017, only to be told by Gatorade’s official social media accounts that their favorite flavor was no longer available.

This 'Thirst Quencher' disappeared in 2015, and upset fans were still searching for it in 2016 and 2017

This ‘Thirst Quencher’ disappeared in 2015, and upset fans were still searching for it in 2016 and 2017

Eggo WAF-FULLS

Eggo Waf-Fulls were created in the early 2000s by Kellogg. The waffles were filled with flavored jelly, like Strawberry, Blueberry, or Apple Cinnamon. 

Eggo Waf-Fulls were created in the early 2000s by Kellogg

Eggo Waf-Fulls were created in the early 2000s by Kellogg

Yogos

Yogos were yogurt-covered fruit snacks that were first introduced by Kellogg’s in 2005. There were even different variations, including Yogos Bits and Yogos Sour Bits. But despite their popularity, Yogos were only around for five years before being discontinued.

Yogos were yogurt-covered fruit snacks that were first introduced by Kellogg's in 2005

Yogos were yogurt-covered fruit snacks that were first introduced by Kellogg’s in 2005

Planters P.B. Crisps

Planters P.B. Crisps were a one-of-a-kind ’90s snack food that fans have begged to be brought back. The crisp was a graham cookie shaped like a peanut shell and filled with mouth-watering peanut butter. First introduced in 1992, it was produced until 1995 when it quietly disappeared from the shelves. 

Planters P.B. Crisps were a one-of-a-kind '90s snack food that fans have begged to be brought back

Planters P.B. Crisps were a one-of-a-kind ’90s snack food that fans have begged to be brought back

Bug Pops

Nestle’s Timon & Pumbaa Bug Pops were based off The Lion King movie and kids delighted in pretending to eat bugs and gummy worms – which were embedded in the frozen treat.

Nestle's Timon & Pumbaa Bug Pops were based off The Lion King movie

Nestle’s Timon & Pumbaa Bug Pops were based off The Lion King movie

Cheetos Twisted Puffs

These cheesy, twisted puffs were sold by PepsiCo from 2002-2012 and then were suddenly discontinued. 

These cheesy, twisted puffs were sold by PepsiCo from 2002-2012 and then were suddenly discontinued

These cheesy, twisted puffs were sold by PepsiCo from 2002-2012 and then were suddenly discontinued

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