Foods That You Can’t Buy Anywhere Anymore


Remember when Hostess announced that they’d be saying goodbye to Twinkies and you’d never see them again (not that this was a bad thing based on this country’s overwhelming obesity rate)? Then they brought them back a few months later – but that’s not the point. The point is that sometimes you realize that you simply haven’t seen a food you loved as a child or a college student in a long time and you wonder why. The answer is simple; some foods you simply cannot buy anywhere anymore.  Here are some you might remember!

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Purple Ketchup

It wasn’t that long ago that kids were begging their parents to head to the grocery store for purple ketchup, a weird marketing attempt from Heinz to garner more business, perhaps. However, you won’t find it anymore. And thank goodness – it’s creepy.


Crystal Pepsi

You have to be an 80s child to remember this because it was introduced in 1992 – about the time when 80s kids were drinking soda like water. But it hasn’t been seen since 1993. Probably because it failed to launch and it’s soda and soda is so unhealthy.


C3PO Cereal

Not being a Star Wars fan (no hate mail, please) I don’t remember this, but I’m sure many people do. It was Kellogg’s attempt to bring Star Wars to the breakfast table as one of the many (unhealthy) food groups. And it probably worked for those who love Star Wars. For the rest of us, however, we kept eating cheerios. Since it’s the same thing.


Hi-C Ecto Cooler

Now this I remember. Who didn’t love Ghostbusters and the little ghost on the front of this sugar-laden fruit punch was the spitting image of something you’d expect to see on Ghostbusters.


Ho Hos

Well, you can still purchase…never mind.  Ho Hos were those cylinder shaped kind of chocolate-ish looking rolls filled with white cream. They’re not on shelves anymore. But don’t fret; they’re the same thing as Little Debbie’s Swiss Rolls, which you can find anywhere.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal

Because Ninja Turtles were and always will be one of the coolest parts of childhood, why not have some cereal to help us feel as cool as sewer-living turtles with fierce ninja skills? Well, unfortunately you can’t do that anymore.

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Wonder Bread

At the risk of sounding like a snob, I haven’t been down the bread aisle in years thanks to the fact that I have an obsession with fresh-baked wheat bread from the bakery. However, Wonder Bread was a childhood staple in my house and I had no idea it wasn’t around anymore.

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They disappeared in 2012, but much to the delight of dentists, gyms and doctors everywhere; they came back in 2013. Everyone wins except for the people who eat them like they’re going out of style (again) because they’re now suffering from cavities, fat and high blood pressure.

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Tato Skins

Keebler made these foods to replace potato chips, but I’m guessing they were either so healthy no one wanted them or they were just as unhealthy but far less delicious than regular potato chips. Therefore, the masses decided to eat the good stuff.


Hostess Cupcakes

Again with the disappearance and reappearance of a Hostess product. It left the shelves in 2012 and came back in 2013. However, it begs the question how much time these little cupcakes have left on this planet.

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